Undergraduate Blog

To submit an item for the undergraduate blog, email Greg Coughlin.

September 29, 2020

 IGI Global STEAM Working Group and Applied Research Institute presents 

“The Uneasy Relationship Between Science and Politics” 

Roundtable discussion led by José Andino Martinez, Department of Chemistry 

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 

4:00 - 5:00pm 


Zoom Registration here: 



September 28, 2020

The Student Sustainability Committee is a student-funded grant for sustainability related projects on campus. Students and faculty in the CEE program who would be interested in applying for a grant, may review the attached flier for information.


September 28, 2020

Please see the following message from the Truman Scholarship Program:


Dear Illini who want to change the world: 

Are you concerned about issues facing your community, campus or country, and are you actively working to make change?  The prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship program is looking for the academically strong student who has a passion for public service. 

Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular involvement, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a graduate school program. It awards $30,000 merit-based scholarships to U.S. citizen college students who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.  Public service includes a wide array of career possibilities, such as public health; local, state, or federal government; educational policy; international relations; conservation; and environmental protection. Candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership experiences in campus and community service activities.

Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, international relations, law, political science, public administration, and public health. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving funding. 

The University of Illinois may nominate up to four students for the Truman Scholarship.  If you are interested in applying, please plan to attend our informational sessions: 


Truman Scholarship Information Session

Oct 8, 2020 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 941 6443 5841

Password: Truman


Truman Scholarship Writing Workshop

Oct 9, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 945 9880 5025

Password: Truman


For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu  

September 28, 2020

The Critical Language Scholarship, provided by the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduate and graduate students.  A list of eligible languages is available here.

The CLS institutes cover one academic year of university-level language coursework in 8 to 10 weeks over the summer, and include cultural programming, local language partners, and excursions. Participants receive academic credit at their U.S. institutions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.  For more information, please visit: http://www.clscholarship.org/.  

If you would like to learn more, please join us:

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Time: Oct 2, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 921 7421 7157

Password: CLS

For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu.

September 28, 2020

Please see the following message from Purdue's Ecological Sciences & Engineering Department:


I am writing to invite you to the Ecological Sciences & Engineering Virtual Fall Open House on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  Ecological Sciences & Engineering (ESE) is an interdisciplinary graduate program at Purdue University.  ESE students collaborate across disciplines to develop solutions to environmental issues while pursuing their MS or PhD degree.

ESE’s Virtual Fall Open House is a free event and a great opportunity to meet current students, staff, and faculty and learn more about the ESE program.

ESE Virtual Fall Open House

Thursday, October 22, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RSVP Online

If you have any questions please contact us at ese@purdue.edu.  Thank you for your time!