Undergraduate Blog

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October 2, 2017

The Technology and Entrepreneur Center will be hosting 3 informational sessions to promote their certificate programs and new Innovation, Leadership, & Engineering Entrepreneurship, or ILEE dual degree (offered to Engineering Majors). The Technology and Entrepreneur Center or TEC, is a great place for students across campus to gain additional knowledge and expertise to add to their current major. Students do not have to be in an Engineering major to participate in their courses or certificate programs. Students that are innovative, creative, problem solvers, entrepreneurial, collaborative, or passionate about making an impact on the world will find a host of opportunities in TEC. TEC is a great place to begin to team up or collaborate with students, and people from various parts of campus and the community.  Any interested students are encouraged to visit the TEC website, and attend one of the three info sessions listed on the attached flyer.

Info Session Dates:
Oct. 4th 4pm - 4:50pm in Room 106B1 Eng. Hall
Oct. 12th 4pm- 4:50pm in Room 165 Noyes Lab
Oct. 27th 12pm -12:50pm in Room 101 Transportation Building


October 2, 2017

Math is offering proficiency exams for most calculus classes, differential equations, and linear algebra soon.

Students eligible for a proficiency exam and wanting to take the October exam should sign up now, and definitely before the 5pm, Wednesday, October 4 registration deadline.

These exams are like 3-hour final examinations. Books, notes, calculators, and phone-a-friend are not allowed.

Students may only take one exam per proficiency date. Upcoming dates are

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Saturday, January 20, 2018
the first Saturday after Summer Session 2 begins
and a date at the beginning of the fall semester.

More information and the registration link can be found on the Math Proficiency webpage:

General questions can be directed to mathadvising@illinois.edu. Questions about accommodations, conflicts, and registration may be directed to Ms. Liz Vonk, eirelan2@illinois.edu.

September 28, 2017

The Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Fellows Program (SEE FP) is a campuswide undergraduate minor that prepares students for careers in the corporate sector, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and environmental advocacy groups. Open to students of all majors, this multidisciplinary program teaches a systems-level approach to the ecological, societal, and economic dimensions of sustainability.

Students are encouraged to apply for the program in their freshman or sophomore year. More advanced students will of course be considered — and qualifying courses they’ve already completed can be counted toward Minor credit. In total, this minor requires 16-18 credits to be obtained by selecting from a specified list of courses in consultation with an adviser from iSEE. For many students, the most exciting part of the minor is the Capstone Experience course, where they work with real-world business and nonprofit partners to tackle sustainability challenges. 

Applications for active enrollment starting spring 2018 are due by 11:59pm, Friday, October 6.  iSEE will have a booth at the Majors and Minors Fair at the Illini Union on Wednesday, October 4 to help answer any last-minute questions students have about the program. Students may also drop by open office hours with the minor's coordinator and adviser, Micah Kenfield, from 1-3p.m. each Wednesday in his office in 350 NSRC.

A fact sheet about the minor is attached to this post.

September 27, 2017

On September 25, Illinois Department of Transportation, District 8, posted 7 vacant Civil Engineer Trainee positions.  Attached to this post, you will find the Position Summary Sheet and the Position Description for the jobs for which they are seeking applicants. Anyone interested in applying can visit the www.idot.illinois.gov website, under the “About IDOT” and  “Employment Opportunities” tabs, for specific job opening information and the required application for these Civil Engineer Trainee positions in District 8, Collinsville, IL, or click on this link Employment Opportunities IDOT Dist 8.  The deadline for applicants to submit their applications for consideration is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.   


September 27, 2017

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking a Transportation Engineer, located in Lansing, Michigan.

This position functions in the specialized area of bridge design.

Possession of a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering or in civil and environmental engineering is required.

You may view the job posting here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan?department[0]=Transporta...