Undergraduate Blog

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December 12, 2018

Please see the following ACES offerings which may be of interest:

ACES 199: Harnessing Your Interpersonal Intelligence

1st 8 weeks (1/14/2019 – 3/8/2019)

CRN 69128

2 credit hours

Online course

Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior standing (open to all colleges/majors)

Who Should Take This Class:  Students interested in developing their self-awareness, self-management, and interpersonal communication skills to be effective team members and leaders.

This course will help students expand their capacity for communication, collaboration and team leadership to navigate the complexities of university and beyond. Students will learn communication strategies to work with others and reach their personal potential as emerging leaders.


ACES 199: Leading Organizations and Communities

2nd 8 weeks (3/11/2019 – 5/1/2019)

CRN 69129

2 credit hours

Online course

Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior standing (open to all colleges/majors)

Who Should Take This Class:  Students interested in developing their organizational leadership skills to be effective team members and leaders in student, university, or community organizations.

This course will help students develop their capacity for leadership in university organizations. This course's activities are designed to help students understand organizational structures, elements of effective organizations, leading other people, and applications to broader community settings.


December 10, 2018

Two great Spring 2019 courses being offered by the Siebel Center for Design. Details about each are included below and in the attached flyers. May be especially interesting for those wanting to learn more about design thinking and looking for additional credits for the upcoming Spring semester. 


TE 401: Intro to Design Thinking 

Tuesdays 1 - 2:20 (CRN: 69646)

Wednesdays 5 - 6:20 (CRN: 69647)


TE 401: Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:50 (CRN: 69648)


The classes will be taught in 211 Noble Hall, near Huff and Art + Design (and right across the street from SCD's construction site). Have questions about these courses? Send an email designcenter@illinois.edu


December 10, 2018

Please see the following message from the FIRST Lego League:


We are in need of judges for the FIRST Lego League Championship State Tournament at Urbana-Champaign for the 2018-19 season on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the University of Illinois ARC. This is a perfect opportunity to get involved with our community and to help get 4–8 grade school students excited about science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

Volunteers needed for FLL State Tournament

Joseph Muskin . Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

December 7, 2018

IEA is looking for drainage & bridge EITs in their Dallas office. Interested students should see the job descriptions linked below. Any students interested can send resumes to Dylan Antila (dantila@ieaworld.com).

Drainage Listing - http://www.ieaworld.com/job/39/water-resources-engineer-in-training
Bridge Listing - http://www.ieaworld.com/job/29/bridge-engineer-in-training

December 7, 2018

Description: An undergraduate assistant to help with lab organizing and planning is needed. Ideal candidate has some experience with design and drawing software like AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator. Attention to detail, creativity and willingness to learn new things are a must.

The work will be around 5 hrs/week for a couple of weeks. Duration is subject to change. For applying, please apply via email and send a 1-page resume and a copy of transcripts to nishantg@illinois.edu with the subject of the email “Undergraduate Assistant”. Deadline is December 11. Early applications are encouraged.