Undergraduate Blog

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October 20, 2016

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.

Scholarship funds will be provided from Cards Against Humanity’s Science Pack—a 30–card expansion pack co–authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait.

The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.

Full details can be found on the following website: http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/

How to Apply

The ideal candidate will be an ambassador for their field. We’re looking for someone passionate about discovery who shares their excitement with others.

To apply, submit a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in science you are passionate about.

Deliver a mini lecture, not a personal statement, as if you are teaching or lecturing an audience. Don’t spend lots of time introducing yourself—just jump right into your topic. Your video should be three minutes, no longer. You can discuss any topic in science you like, not necessarily your field of study. Upload the video to YouTube, and make sure the video is set to public.


Please note that you must be in college in fall of 2017 to be eligible. The videos will be reviewed by a board of sixty women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in science and engineering.

Ten video finalists will move onto the next round and submit additional materials.

Applications close on December 11th, 2016 at midnight central time.

October 20, 2016

The AGC Education and Research Foundation Scholarship are available for the undergraduate and graduate level students who are enrolled in construction management and engineering programs across the country.

The Scholarship Deadline is November 1, 2016.

Information can be found at the following link: http://usascholarships.com/agc-education-research-foundation-scholarship...

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.

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

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.

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:

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.