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April 5, 2017

On Friday, April 28, at 2:15, the College of Engineering will be dedicating the Women In Engineering Statue on the Engineering Quad. The ceremony will take place on the east side of the MNTL building across from Newmark and will be followed by a reception in the MNTL lobby.

April 5, 2017

Applicants must be enrolled full time in an accredited U.S. college or university; be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in civil, geotechnical engineering or other related deep foundations curriculum; or an undergraduate degree in construction management; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. In addition, they must demonstrate interest in the deep foundation industry and have financial need. There are several scholarships available ranging from  $2,000 to $5,000 each. Applicants need to submit only one application and they will be considered for all available scholarships. The awards can be used for tuition, fees, books and/or educational living expenses. 

The application period is now open. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2017.

For more detailed instructions, and to apply, go to At Large Application. Application, essay, and resume, are accepted online only. Transcript and letters of recommendation must be sent by mail. All materials must be received by the above deadline.

For more information on the DFI Educational Trust, visit www.dfitrust.org.

April 5, 2017

Peter Luswata, the Director of Uganda Rural Community Support Foundation, will be holding a seminar for CEE 449 on Thursday April 6, 3-4:30pm in 1518 Hydrosystems Lab. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

Please see the attached flyer for full details.

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April 5, 2017

CEE at Illinois International Programs will be holding a Meet & Greet Tuesday April 11 from 2-3:30pm. Please see the attached flyer for full details.

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April 4, 2017

Are you looking for a unique leadership opportunity for the Fa17/Sp18 academic year?  Do you want to make a real and lasting impact on the world around you while earning course credit and learning professional skills that will be valuable for your future?  Then apply now for the Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program!

Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program
Apply NOW for the Fa’17/Sp’18 program: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5205718    Interviews begin March 27!
*Courses count toward College of Engineering Liberal Education Electives & Technical Electives for ILEE Degree

The Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program is a leadership initiative that includes a 2-semester service-learning course experience (ENG 398: Social Justice and STEM Education and ENG 398: Leadership in Engineering for Social Justice). Students apply engineering skills in STEM education outreach activities with youth in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana and create meaningful community and social action projects to support engineering for social justice. The courses include exploration of a range of topics related to social justice and engineering, including structural oppression and inequalities in schooling, the impact of racial and ethnic disparities in STEM education, human-centered design and appropriate technology, history, culture, and politics in engineering, and sustainable community development.

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