Undergraduate Blog

To submit an item for the undergraduate blog, email Greg Coughlin.

January 17, 2018

Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) is putting on three events in the coming weeks.  We are hosting 2 open house events for students to come to International Studies Building and learn more about studying abroad.  The first open house is Thursday, January 25 from 3:30PM-5:30PM and the second open house is Friday, February 9 from 11:30AM-1:30PM.  There will be a mini fair, resource tables, speed advising, and free coffee!  I’ve also attached marketing graphics for your use as well.  Feel free to tell any interested students, faculty or staff!


Additionally, IAGE is putting on a “Funding Your Study Abroad Experience” workshop on Wednesday, January 31 from 4PM-5PM in Lincoln Hall 1090 with representatives from Illinois International Programs and the Office of Student Financial Aid. You can refer students to our website for more information.


January 16, 2018

Summer Faculty Led Study Tour, open to ALL majors:

FSHN 199 - "Mediterranean Study Abroad" (CRN 33010) will take you to Greece for 13 days at the end of May. Find out why the Mediterranean Diata (lifestyle) is the focus of health/wellness. Thessaloniki Greece has it all. It is a city that has a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere by day balanced with an exciting nightlife after dark.  For more information and to apply, visit:  https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=programs.ViewP...


Faculty Leader:

Toni Burkhalter 


Senior Instructor in Food Science and Human Nutrition

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

January 16, 2018

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program that will occur in summer 2018!  The program is called CAT Vehicle. Students will be working on a real autonomous car with technologies dealing with control systems, robotics, cognitive communications, machine learning, software engineering, etc.  Participating students will gain experience in writing academic publications, preparing and giving presentations, and in articulating the story of their compelling research problem and its solution.  Participants will gain experience in applying their research to an actual autonomous vehicle.


Application deadline is February 15. Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.

Program Dates: June 3, 2018 – August 8, 2018

For more information, please email reu@ece.arizona.edu

We would like to make this opportunity available to your students and would greatly appreciate if you could share the information below with those that may be interested.  For more information: http://catvehicle.arizona.edu


January 16, 2018

The deadline for student paper competition submissions is FEBRUARY 5. Students must submit a 350-word (max) abstract and an executive summary of at least 1,200 words (so the committee will have a better idea of the paper you would be writing, if chosen). $500 prize awarded + travel stipend and a presentation slot at the annual conference in Seattle this September.

Link: https://damsafety.org/basic-page/dam-safety-2018-student-paper-competition

The undergraduate scholarship application deadline is MARCH 30. Prizes have ranged between $5,000 and $10,000 in recent years!

Link: https://damsafety.org/apply-scholarship








January 12, 2018

The Chicago Chapter of CMAA will award five scholarships of $1,000 each to undergraduate and graduate students in a construction program in 2018.  I would appreciate it if you could forward this message and its attachments to the students in your program at U of I.

The deadline for application is April 1.  The award ceremony will take place at the May meeting of the Chicago Chapter.  I encourage all construction students at U of I to apply.  The application form and the award rules and attached to this email.  Students should mail their applications to my address below, or email the completed form and its attachments to arditi@iit.edu before April 1.