Undergraduate Blog

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November 7, 2017

ENG 198 Writing in Engineering Fields will be offered in Spring 2018. It is a class supported by a writing SIIP project. Please see the attached flyer for more details on the course.


November 6, 2017

The Student Sustainability Committee is committed to making a positive and lasting impact towards campus sustainability. In light of this mission, the committee reviews student-led projects that cost less than $10,000 twice per semester. The next deadline is Dec. 1, 2017. Student Sustainability Committee projects support the campus as a living lab



November 6, 2017

Udall Scholarship 2-day info event this week,  November 9 & 10!

The Udall Scholarship awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors committed to a career related to the environment *OR* to Native American sophomores or juniors interested in tribal policy or health care. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents. 

A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service.  We are looking to nominate students who are taking action to address environmental concerns or concerns related to Native American tribal affairs.  The University of Illinois may nominate up to six candidates for the award; if you are considering applying, join our information event:

**Two-Day Udall Information Event**

•          Thursday, November 9, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Information session & discussion with former Udall Scholar-This session will be held in Illini Union Bookstore bld.  Rm 514.

•          Friday, November 10, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Workshop on how to craft a competitive Udall application-This session will be held in Illini Union Bookstore bld.  Rm 514.

The campus deadline is 12pm noon, February 7, 2018.

Please visit the Udall Scholarship page for more details, application instructions, and info about past U of I Udall recipients.  Email us if you would like to make an appointment to discuss whether the Udall is right for you.  https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

November 3, 2017

The Los Angeles Department of Public Works has a job opportunity of Civil Engineering Assistant positions at County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works for seniors, graduate students, and alumni achieved or currently working on their degrees in a civil engineering curriculum. This will be a fulltime paid entry-level position. The application filing will start on November 6, 2017, at 8:00am PST, and only the first 1,000 applications received through the County website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/1844952-0/civil-eng... will be accepted.  A hard copy official job bulletin has also been attached for more details. 

The job has also been posted on our career services website. Any questions can be directed to:

Jennifer King
Senior Departmental Personnel Technician
P: (626) 458-2139


November 3, 2017

The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking motivated and experienced undergraduate researchers to participate in our new Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (IURAs) program. IURAs are a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors will promote undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and help the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines. For program information and details on how to apply please visit: https://illinois.edu/blog/view/6204/574055

Deadline for applications is December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at: ugresearch@illinois.edu