Undergraduate Blog

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March 29, 2017

The annual Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) meeting is coming up. The meeting will include a student poster competition, which is a great opportunity to interact with professionals from industry in the Mid-West. We had a very strong presence last year, and I'd be glad for a repeat of that showing.

Registration for the conference is $25 for students. There will be cash prize for the best poster (see attachment).

Please email Prof. Jeremy Guest if you have any questions. We can help arrange transportation if students would like to attend - simply let him know (jsguest@illinois.edu).


March 29, 2017

Seminar Title:  Foundations of Kingdom Tower – tallest building in the world!
Speaker’s Name:  Alan Poeppel
Company: Langan, www.langan.com
Alan’s Title: Managing Principal
Date: Friday, March 31
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location:  3310 Yeh Center, Newmark Lab


March 27, 2017

We are happy to announce the kick off of theSimpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship for Structural Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Management students for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

The Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship program assists students who are pursuing undergraduate study in Structural Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management to support education and encourage the design and building of safer structures in our communities. Your school has been selected to participate in the program. The scholarship award is $2000. The postmark deadline to submit the application and required materials is April 25, 2017. Detailed information along with a brochure/application is attached and also available on our website at: www.strongtie.com/scholarships

I have attached the program poster, program details and application. This program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. For more information about the program, please call Kim Rice at Scholarship America: (507) 931-0428.


March 23, 2017

Parsons Transportation Group is seeking candidates for several entry level positions:

Roadway Design Engineer
Bridge Design Engineer
Drainage Design Engineer

All positions are in their Road & Highway Department in their Indianapolis office. Full details are in the attached flyers.


March 22, 2017

Are you interested in an unpaid internship but are concerned about the financial hardship it may cause? The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders offers undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who receives an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for profit organization is eligible to apply. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student.

>>VISIT universityymca.org/bailey for more information
(For internships that occur between May 16, 2017 - December 31, 2017)