Undergraduate Blog

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April 22, 2019

Aili Wang, Faculty Candidate for Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Zhejiang-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJUI) will hold a seminar on May 7, 2019 10:00 AM, 410 C1 Engineering Hall.

Please see the attached flyers for more details.


April 19, 2019

Info Session – Study Abroad with Barcelona SAE and Pompeu Fabra University

Monday, April 22 from 4:00 – 4:50 p.m. in Lincoln Hall 1065

All undergraduate students are invited to attend this info session to learn more about the IAGE Direct Enroll: Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and Barcelona SAE in Spain study abroad program. This semester-long study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain does not have a language pre-requisite and allows students to take courses in English in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from international business to culture and global studies. Additional courses in Catalan and Spanish are available. The info session will start with a presentation, followed by plenty of time for you to ask any questions that you have. No RSVP is required. Questions? Email iage@illinois.edu or call 217-333-6322. Apply by September 15, 2019 to study abroad during spring 2020.

April 18, 2019

Envision will be hosting the hands-on portion of I-STEAM live on Saturday, April 27th. I-STEAM Live is an event where over 150 middle school students will be coming from Champaign/Urbana, Chicago and East St. Louis to experience hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. To make this day possible, the principle scholars program (PSP) has asked envision to help staff the 6 break-out rooms. The activities will be planned beforehand and all we need to do is come help run the activities. To do this, we will need at least twelve volunteers at all times. The six rooms will be divided into three sub-categories: “Robotic-Hand”, “Lung-Model”, and “Wearable Electronics.” The students will be split into six groups (~30 students per group) and rotate between each of the break-out rooms. In order to respect the time of the volunteers, we have split the day up into shifts. Please sign up for as many as possible. If you are going to be there for Session 2 or Session 3, we invite you to join for lunch as well.


Logistics: This event is taking place on Saturday, April 27th, with volunteer time slots from 10 am  to 3 pm (volunteers can sign up for part of the day instead of committing to the full time).


How can I get involved? If interested in volunteering, please sign up here. If you have questions, please contact Emil Annevelink(annevel2@illinois.edu).


*Upcoming ENVISION Elections*

Interested in taking on a leadership position for next year? Run for a position on the Engineers Volunteering in STEM Education (ENVISION) board! Visit our website to learn more, and indicate your interest in a board position here. Elections will take place on April 30th at 5:30 pm in 1109 Siebel.

April 18, 2019

Please see the following attachment for details on an internship opportunity with Cook County Forest Preserve.


April 15, 2019

Undergraduate Research Week 2019 (April 14 - 20) is finally here and the program has been posted!

The Undergraduate Research Week showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Campus events include special exhibits, and colloquia sponsored by individual departments, programs, and units, highlighting the best of our students’ work. The Undergraduate Research Symposium (all day on Thursday, April 18 in the Illini Union) is URW’s day-long signature event where hundreds of students from all academic disciplines share their research through oral panels, poster presentations, and performances. A highlight of the Symposium is our special lunchtime session, with 4 of our best and brightest demonstrating the range of research that occurs at Illinois. We invite you to come be inspired!.

You can find the URW 2019 program attached to this email and on our website: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/researchweek.html


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