Undergraduate Blog

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

April 9, 2019

ECS is excited to be hosting this NEW event happening Thursday, April 11th from 5:00-8:00PM.  This event has been designed for students who have accepted an internship for summer 2019.  It will include a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, an etiquette dinner, a student panel and more!  Students from all departments are welcome. The cost is $10 per student and we have limited space available.

Students can register for the event here: https://my.engr.illinois.edu/internevent-2019

April 8, 2019

MACS 265 highlights best practices in collaborative innovation that stem from our own campus and from the Midwest. It meets on Mondays and Wednesdays in Siebel 1214 in the Fall 2019; and is hosted in the Media + Cinema Studies Department.

Any student who is interested in technology and innovation studies would be welcome in the class!


Did you know the first computing-composed musical piece came from the U of I?

Did you know the first accessibly-designed campus was the U of I? 

Did you know the first massively used Internet browser came from the U of I? 


Find out more and Register for Fall 2019:


Innovation Illinois Community Lab - MACS 265 (CRN 72044)

Mondays 11A-12:50P/Wednesdays (lab) 9-9:50A 

Location: Siebel 1214


Where do transformative, world-changing innovations come from? How do they emerge? Who’s behind them? What makes them transformative? By drawing on past world-changing University of Illinois innovation projects—from the first wheelchair bus system to the first computer-composed music composition to the first graphical web browser—and by working with faculty from the Colleges of Media, Fine and Applied Arts, Computer Science in Engineering, and the Office of Undergraduate Research, this two-semester course sequence will enable students from across the campus to imagine, research, and develop—via paper, multimedia, and code-based prototypes--future innovation ideas. This year-long course sequence will culminate in a student-designed exhibition of collaborative prototypes that reframe innovation as inherently multidisciplinary, as a practice that necessarily emerges from creative innovation cultures that cross the arts, humanities, social sciences, and computer science. No pre-reqs needed. All majors welcome.


April 8, 2019

The City of Urbana is looking for an undergraduate drainage engineering intern for the summer. Interested students may apply here:


April 8, 2019

ACI has collaborated with ASCE GESO and SEGSO to organise a tour of WJE new laboratory in their global headquarters in Northbrook. 


Transportation and lunch will be provided for this event. There will be a visit of the structural laboratory as well as an opportunity to network with WJE employees.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 


The bus will leave Champaign Friday April 19th at 7am on Friday April 19th and will leave Northbrook at 3pm. 

The sign up fee is 10$ and is on a first come first served basis.  The maximum number of attendees is limited to the first 55 people, passed that applicants will be put on a waiting list. 


If you are interested in this event sign up here. 

Payment information will be sent later. 

April 8, 2019

As has been the case in the previous Winter Sessions, enrollment is limited to undergraduate students, and students may register for only one course. Financial aid is not generally available for Winter Session enrollment. All courses are short-format, online offerings, so students must have access to technology needed for the course throughout the duration of the session, should be comfortable with online courses, and must be prepared that the material will move at a fast pace.


Because of the fast pace, it is critical that students who wish to take a winter course enroll as soon as possible. Although December 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST is the deadline to add for degree-seeking students, registration by December 20 is strongly encouraged. The Learning Management Systems used in the courses have a 24- to 48-hour lag between Banner enrollment and LMS addition, so even registering by the deadline will likely result in the student missing one to two days of class due to the LMS lag.


Important dates and deadlines, including drop and refund deadlines, for degree-seeking students can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website.


Information for non-degree students, including dates, deadlines, and registration procedures, can be found on CITL’s website, which will have updated information relevant for the winter posted on or around mid-September.