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August 20, 2019

Please see the attached flyer for info on Prof. Verma's Fall 2019 course, CEE 498 PHE - Public Health Engineering.

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August 19, 2019

Please see the following message from the Siebel Center for Design on several courses with open seats:

Siebel Center for Design has two classes that still have a few openings for Fall 2019. These are great, playful, design thinking classes that students in any major / discipline and at all levels (undergrad / grad) can elect to take for anywhere from 1 to 4 credit hours.

 

TE 401: Developing Breakthrough Projects – Intro to Design Thinking

Details: 16 weeks | face-to-face | meets on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:50 p.m.

Location: 211 Noble  Hall on 1209 S. Fourth Street

CRN: 71027 and for 1 – 4 credit hours

Instructor: Amanda Henderson

Who Should Take This Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Grad students in ANY college/major interested in learning more about the design thinking process

Course Description: Introduction to Design Thinking, developed by Siebel Center for Design, will provide guidance to students in learning and building competency in the design thinking process. Students in this course will work in groups to participate in the design thinking process in order to develop innovative outcomes. Have an idea? We can help you refine it through the principles of design thinking. Looking for an idea? We can walk you through the design thinking process to search for opportunity areas and help you identify specific concept directions to further explore. Email designcenter@illinois.edu for more information.

 

TE 401: Developing Breakthrough Projects – Design Thinking for Social Innovation

*** This class has been combined with Design Thinking for Health (CRN: 72306) ***

Details: 16 weeks | face-to-face | meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:20 p.m.

Location: 211 Noble Hall on 1209 S. Fourth Street

CRN: 72305 and for 1 – 4 credit hours

Instructors: Rachael Dietkus, Danielle Hernandez

Who Should Take This Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Grad students in ANY college/major interested in learning more about the design thinking process via a social innovation and impact lens

Course Description: Design Thinking for Social Innovation – with a health innovation focus, tackles social needs and issues through an immersive exploration of design thinking. Social innovation seeks to create transformational change in underserved, underrepresented, and disadvantaged communities at the local to international levels. We know that many social issues are often too complex to be solved by using traditional methods. Understanding that these are vast, difficult, and overwhelming, and social problems like poverty, homelessness, hunger, clean water, and violence are just a small sliver of the issues our society faces. Students in this course will work in groups to participate in the design thinking process in order to develop innovative outcomes. Email designcenter@illinois.edu for more information.

 

August 19, 2019

Some of you may be interested in the Behavioral Factors in Design course offered by the Landscape Architecture Department. Please see the attached flyer for more info.

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August 16, 2019

Please see the following message from Chicagoland AGC regarding a scholarship they're offering:

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The Chicagoland AGC is the voice for Chicagoland’s Commercial Construction industry and we believe in supporting our future leaders by interacting while they continue their education. Through our Construction Scholarship Foundation we have awarded 73 applicants renewable scholarships amounting to more than $350,000. Many of our recipients also score internships with some of our biggest general contractor members.

 

Scholarship link: https://chicagolandagc.awardspring.com/Home/ScholarshipDetails/103055

 

I’ve attached a flyer that can be printed or shared virtually at your leisure, but I do ask to share the scholarship link at the very least. Contact me with any questions.

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August 15, 2019

I’d like to introduce the Career Certificate – International Students (CC-I) program provided by The Career Center. CC-I is a non-credit bearing 9-week-long career program designed to help international students build networking and job search skills.

A testimonial video Application and more details of the program: go.illinois.edu/CC-I Note: applications from freshmen in their first semester are not accepted.    

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