Undergraduate Blog

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May 4, 2016

Please see attachment about a Co-op at Gessner Engineering.

Download Fall 16-housing 

May 4, 2016

You’re graduating soon! Congratulations from everyone in CEE. Before you head out of town don't forget to pick up your free CEE lapel pin (a favorite item among all the CEE alumni)!

To pick up your lapel pin, tell us your plans after graduation by completing the First Destination Survey and then stop by Newmark 1117, located on the west end of the Crane Bay! Students are encouraged to complete the survey beforehand and just bring a screen shot of the completed survey to Newmark 1117, or you can complete the survey in Newmark 1117!

  • Every graduating student received a unique link to the survey through their Illinois e-mail. To access your unique survey link, click here. You can pick your lapel pin May 2 thru 13, M-F from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please be aware that Newmark 1117 is locked from noon - 1:00pm.

Congratulations again on this great accomplishment!

Questions? Contact Jamie Byrum (jbyrum@illinois.edu) or Nishant Makhijani (nishantm@illinois.edu)

May 4, 2016

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from CEE at Illinois!


Just a few weeks after May commencement, join the Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association for happy hour in a special section of Revolution Brewing. Network with fellow alumni and meet some new friends in Chicago, all while enjoying top‐notch brews and food. Last year this event drew nearly 100 attendees. Don’t miss it!

June 7, 2016

6:00 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 for grads since 2014

Illinois attire encouraged

Revolution Brewing

2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago


Register by May 20 and find more information at http://cee.illinois.edu/brew.

Questions? Contact Celeste Arbogast, 217-333-6955, celeste@illinois.edu

May 4, 2016

This email is being sent on behalf of Professor & Associate Head Jim LaFave.

Information will be available on the UG Blog through June 15, 2016.


Attached please find the Summer 2016 CEE REU Program Call for Proposals.

In summary (for 2016):

  --  Up to 2 REU student-semesters of support / faculty member in a calendar year

  --  20 hrs/week for 6 weeks in Summer 2016 (6/20/167/29/16)

  --  $1,500 per semester paid to an REU student;  $500/student of discretionary funds to the faculty advisor

  --  Application deadline (must be submitted by the faculty advisor):  6/15/16 (by 5p), via e-mail to jlafave@illinois.edu

I look forward to receiving your proposals (if you haven't already used up your annual REU allotment during the spring semester ;-), and please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for your consideration -- take care.



Download CEE REU Program -- Summer 2016

April 28, 2016

Please find attached a student challenge from GE that has up to $100,000 in scholarships among other awards.

Download Unimpossible Missions - Contest Summary