Undergraduate Blog

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September 27, 2016

The Fred S. Bailey International Travel Scholarship program will fund up to 75% of the total cost of international travel with a service component. Awards range from $800-$1800. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to the project/program, long-term career goals in international development or related fields, the trip's potential impact on the student's learning and professional development, potential for positive impact on the host community and financial need.

Applications are due October 3. To learn more, visit:universityymca.org/bailey

September 27, 2016

Surveying & Mapping Career Fair, October 20


Parkland College will host its first Surveying & Mapping Career Fair on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the College Center. Employers are invited to recruit students for land

September 26, 2016

Dr. Christian Ray from the Chemistry Department will be running a Study Skills workshop next week. Details can be found in the attached flyer.


September 26, 2016

Each year the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. The application deadline November 1, 2016.

Over $10 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country. Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Education and Research Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year to students dedicated to pursuing a career in the construction industry.


September 26, 2016

Engineering International Student Programs is sponsoring a “Meet and Greet” (10/4), a workshop on “Applying to U.S. Graduate Schools” (10/6), and a program on “Undergraduate Research Opportunities!” (10/13).  Group tickets are also still available for “Shanghai Acrobats” (10/25)! 

-Tickets & Upcoming Programs: http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/4564  

We also encourage you to attend Engineering’s 1st Undergraduate Research Week, co-sponsored by the Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC), Office of Research, and Undergraduate Programs Office!  The STUDENT PANEL will share information on applying for and working in:

Research positions on-campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Undergraduate Research Programs (ISUR and PURE) Off-campus Research Internships

We hope to see you there!
-Engineering International Student Programs: http://publish.illinois.edu/internationalstudentprogram/ 

-Upcoming Programs and Events: http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/4564
International and Domestic Student “Meet and Greet” - Tuesday, October 4th
-Time: 12:30-1:30pm  -Location: 212 Engineering Hall
-FREE food & Attendance RSVP:  https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/1571019

Meet Engineering international and domestic students, advisors, deans, faculty and staff! Learn about Engineering resources and opportunities. Stop by for snacks or refreshments between classes. Share your ideas, and get involved! - Sponsored by Engineering International Student Programs
Applying to U.S. Graduate Schools - Thursday, October 6th 
-Time: 5:00-6:00pm   -Location: 106B1 Engineering Hall
-Attendance RSVP: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/4418769

-Special Guests:  Meg Siebenhar, Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions and Recruiting & Viveka P. Kudaligama, Coordinator of Graduate Programs, Department of Computer Science

Learn how to successfully apply to U.S. graduate schools!  Meet the Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions and Recruiting!  Ask questions about the admissions process, funding opportunities, finding mentors and advisors, transitioning as a graduate student, and much more!  - Sponsored by the Graduate College, the Department of Computer Science, the Chinese Engineering Student Association, and Engineering International Student Programs, and. - An Engineering Excellence Workshop: Enhancing International and Domestic Student Success through Academic, Professional, and Leadership Development!
Undergraduate Research Opportunities! - Thursday, October 13th 
-Time: 5:00-6:00pm   -Location: 106B1 Engineering Hall
-Attendance RSVP: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/3129029

-Special Guest: Dr. Natasha Mamaril, Coordinator of Engineering Undergraduate Research!

Learn about Engineering undergraduate research, study abroad, and related internship opportunities! Meet Natasha Mamaril, Coordinator of Engineering Undergraduate Research! Get involved! - Sponsored by Engineering Undergraduate Research; Engineering International Student Programs; International Programs in Engineering (IPENG-Study Abroad).   -An Engineering Excellence Workshop: Enhancing International and Domestic Student Success through Academic, Professional, and Leadership Development!
Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China - Tuesday, October 25th 
-Time: 7:00pm   -Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall
-Engineering Group Ticket Request:  https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/8087269

To reserve tickets: 
1. Complete the Engineering Group Ticket Request.  A confirmation email will be sent with your reservation status and seating.  Limited seats are available.
2. Submit payment at 206 Engineering Hall.  Payment must be via check or money order ONLY, payable to the “UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS”. (NO CASH.) Tickets are $8 (USD) each.
3. Pick up ticket(s) at 206 Engineering Hall or at the Krannert Center “Will Call” Ticket Counter.
4. Engineering Group Seating: Main floor, while supplies last. 

Join Engineering students, faculty, staff, and families for "Shanghai Acrobats"!  Dazzling pageantry, gasp-inducing feats of athleticism, and spine-tingling contortions combine in a tumbling tour de force as this magnificent troupe takes to stages throughout the globe. First formed in 1959, but with a legacy dipping back thousands of years, the Shanghai Acrobats deftly impress with twirling carpets, hoop-diving, plate spinning, lasso tricks, and more in the debut tour of the thrilling new program Shanghai Nights! - Recommended for ages 7 and up - Sponsored by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and Engineering International Student Programs. Limited seats are available. Contact Lori West (loriwest@illinois.edu) for more information.