Undergraduate Blog

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October 19, 2016

The following is a message from Vincent Ng, a Ph.D. student at Purdue:

We are seeking participants who are undergraduate students currently enrolled and attending a college or university that is either theologically-oriented or heavily focused on the STEM fields. Below is a link to a survey that will measure some psychological characteristics and features of your educational institution.

Duration
The study will take no more than one hour to complete. 

Compensation
In compensation, you will be entered into a lottery drawing at the end of data collection where you will be eligible to win a prize. Our prize pool consists of ten (10) $100 Amazon.com gift cards and one (1) $1000 Amazon.com gift card.

Eligibility
There are four requirements for participation:

       The educational institution you attend is either theologically-oriented (e.g., seminary) or one that is heavily focused on the STEM fields.        You are currently enrolled and attending this institution.        You have a school (i.e., ending in “.edu”) email address. This will be used to contact you in the case that you win one of the prizes.        You are 18 years of age or older.

Survey Link:
https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0OhW1RezrOXXTIp

Thank you for you interest and please feel free to forward this to anyone who you think is eligible for participation.

If you have any questions, please contact Vincent Ng at ngv@purdue.edu. This research is conducted by Louis Tay, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Purdue University. His email address is stay@purdue.edu.

October 18, 2016

Winter Session is Back!

Once again, the University of Illinois is asking for your assistance to help connect students with online winter courses and the opportunities that Winter Session brings. Your role is vital to provide a trusted voice to help students understand the benefits and flexibility of studying online while still enjoying winter break.

This winter, Illinois is offering 24 high-quality courses taught by Illinois faculty and delivered in a condensed, online, four-week format over the winter break. Winter Session begins December 19, 2016 and ends January 13, 2017. This is a great opportunity for students to take an active role in their education, enroll in a high demand course and work toward degree completion.

How you can help.

Encourage students to enroll in winter courses and review the Winter Session website, online.illinois.edu/winter. Display the Winter Session poster in your offices and in a prominent place for students to view. Hand out the Winter Session flyers to students whenever possible.

(Winter posters and flyers will be sent to your department within the next few weeks.)

Important information for students.

Winter Session 2016-2017 begins on December 19, 2016, and ends January 13, 2017. Priority registration begins for Winter 2016/2017 in conjunction with Spring 2017 on October 31, 2016. Students may enroll in one class during Winter Session.
October 18, 2016

TWM is currently looking to hire a Civil Engineering graduate with 0-2 years of experience for the Transportation group in its Swansea, IL office, approximately 15 miles from downtown St. Louis.   This full-time position is available now, but we are willing to consider December 2016 graduates with previous industry experience.

Attached is a PDF description, or see our web site posting at http://www.twm-inc.com/careers/current-openings/transportation-engineeri... If you know of any qualified candidates, please direct them to our web site to submit an application.  As a voluntary EEO/AA employer, TWM seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants.

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October 18, 2016

You are invited to participate in an online survey to gather research data for the undergraduate thesis project of Athena Lin, a senior in the College of Engineering. The purpose of this project is to investigate current instruction about social responsibility in undergraduate engineering programs at Illinois. Your insights are important for understanding how students perceive social responsibility within their engineering education.

We expect the survey to take about 20 minutes to complete. To take this survey, click on the following link: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/878543. This survey will be active until October 31, 2016.

After you take the survey, you may volunteer for an OPTIONAL individual interview. The interview session will be audio recorded and will last thirty minutes. To volunteer for an interview, please indicate your interest by following the link at the end of the survey and providing the requested information. Athena will contact you to schedule a time for the interview.

Your participation in this research will remain confidential. No personally identifying information will be disclosed. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Professor Jenny Amos at jamos@illinois.edu. If you are concerned about your rights as a research participant, please contact the University of Illinois Institutional Review Board at (217) 333-2670 or irb@illinois.edu.

October 18, 2016

The Technology Entrepreneur Center is very excited to announce that the first application cycle for the Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) BS dual degree within the College of Engineering will open Monday, October 17 and remain open until November 17. Please encourage students interested in pursuing this dual degree to visit the ILEE application website (http://tec.illinois.edu/academics/degree/dual-degree-application) for eligibility and application requirements.

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