Undergraduate Blog

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November 8, 2019

Please see the attached flyer for information on a new special topic course being offered by Prof. Lehe in Spring 2020 - Transportation Economics


November 8, 2019

Mark your calendars as we look forward to celebrating International Week 2019 (November 10-16) at Illinois! This campus-wide initiative is comprised of numerous educational, cultural, and recreational events that celebrate the broad impact of international education and cultural exchange uniquely experienced on campus and within our local community. View upcoming events here!

November 8, 2019

The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers is now accepting student applications for AMAP's 2020 Dr. David R. Jones IV Asphalt Scholarship.

Four Dr. David R. Jones IV annual scholarships will be awarded in 2020:

At least one scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to a graduate student applicant. At least one scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to a undergraduate student applicant. Each of the remaining two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to either a graduate or undergraduate student applicant.

All college graduate students and undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year and are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in North America are eligible to apply.

Applicants should be majoring in a field of study that is related to asphalt paving technology, such as civil engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry or other related majors. Preference will be given to applicants with experience and interest in the field of asphalt technology directly related to asphalt modification and innovations in material science applicable to improving the durability of asphalt materials.

We are using an Online Scholarship Application again this year. The Scholarship Information Page provides more background about Dave Jones and the scholarship.

Please note that the due date for students to submit their applications and provide transcripts and letters of recommendation is Friday, January 17, 2020.

November 8, 2019

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is currently hiring entry level Civil Engineers. Below are links to opportunities that are available at IDOT.






November 8, 2019

We are seeking your help in reaching undergraduates who may be interested in the Community-Academic Scholars Initiative. During this 10-week summer program, selected undergraduate students will collaborate with faculty and community organizations on projects that are designed to benefit the community. In addition to faculty and community mentorship, scholars will receive guidance and support from program leaders and invited speakers during weekly coffee hours.  

This initiative can offer a valuable experience to an undergraduate from any discipline who is interested in addressing critical issues in the areas of health equity, brain health, and poverty or social inequality. The Summer 2019 pilot of the Scholars for Health Equity had undergraduates from Social Work, Applied Health Sciences, ACES, and Fine and Applied Arts. We expect the opportunities to be even greater with our expanded program areas for Summer 2020:   


Brain Health (sponsored by Beckman Institute and IHSI),  Solving Poverty (sponsored by Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences and IHSI), and    Health Equity (sponsored by College of Education and IHSI).  


 Applications to the Community-Academic Scholars program are due Feb. 1, 2020.