Undergraduate Blog

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February 12, 2019

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations will be hosting the Women’s Career Institute on Saturday, February 23rd at the Levis Faculty Center. The agenda is listed below, and more details can be found at the following link:



Agenda for the Day:


9-10 am                Registration/Breakfast


                             Track One:  Enhancing/Building Confidence                                                     Track Two:  Thriving as  a Professional

10-11 am            Branding Yourself                                                                                                  Building Credit

11-12 pm            Dare To Lead                                                                                                          Enhancing Your Professional Toolkit


12-2 pm               Lunch/Networking/Yoga/Resume Reviews

2-3 pm                 Keynote on Deconstructing Professionalism


Track One:  Enhancing/Building Confidence                                                      Track Two:  Thriving as  a Professional

3-4pm                  Being Your Authentic Self                                                                                    Having Difficult Conversations

4-5pm                  Combating Imposter Syndrome                                                                          Accessing Mentorship


February 12, 2019

The MS Financial Engineering Program (MSFE) will be hosting TWO information session on Tuesday, February 19th.


11:30AM at Noyes 217 RSVP - https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/6054069 4:00PM at David Kinley Hall 108 RSVP - https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/6873657


February 12, 2019

The Center for Autonomy is hosting Brandon Basso from Uber for a talk from 4-5pm on February 20th.  There will be a reception afterwards for students to network with all the Uber people who come! 

During the day, there will be a technical talk from 11-12pm if that’s of interest too.


February 8, 2019

Illinois Engineering is looking for student volunteers who enjoy introducing young people to science and engineering.

Help to facilitate a family STEM night activity (prosthetics, slime, mining chocolate chips, and more) at a Danville elementary school on Tuesday, February 12. We’ll leave from Engineering Hall at 3pm, participate in the STEM fair from 4:30-6:30pm, and stop for dinner on the way home. Transportation and dinner is complimentary.

We need 8-10 more volunteers for this event. Please sign up using the WYSE LEADer Spring sign up form (Sign up here).

Two additional options available through this sign up form that you might be interested in:

DREAAM House youth could use your leadership as the 4th-6th graders explore Lego Robotics on Mondays or Tuesdays (4-5pm). Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program 7th graders with physics & algebra activities or 8th graders doing Scratch computer programming. These Saturday lessons will occur in Chicago on Mar 30, Apr 6, and Apr 13 (transportation provided, volunteer for 1 or more Saturdays).

Thanks for helping to develop and influence tomorrow’s engineers, programmers, scientists, mathematicians, and STEM educators! Contact Lara Hebert (lhebert2@illinois.edu) with any questions.

February 8, 2019

See the following site for IPENG's most recent newsletter: https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/206847.html