Undergraduate Blog

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December 9, 2016

See below for details regarding a study being conducted by the Bioengineering Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Recruitment form for Study: The Double Bind of Gender and Race

Investigators directing research: Kelly J. Cross, PhD and Jenny Amos, PhD; Bioengineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dear Student,

My name is Dr. Jennifer Amos and I am a Teaching Associate Professor in Bioengineering. I am conducting a research project entitled The Double Bind of Race and Gender: A Look into the Experiences of Women of Color in Engineering that looks at the intersection of both gender and race of engineering students.  This project has been approved by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institutional Review Board (Project number: 17051).

I am contacting you to see if you would be interested in participating in this project. By participating in this study, you will contribute to providing a more complete understanding of the experiences of women in engineering. In addition, you could earn up to $75 for participating in the various aspects of this research. You can begin by taking the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZYWTWN8

December 7, 2016

Penta Engineering Group is hiring an entry level engineer with a structural focus. They are seeking upcoming and recent graduates. Please see the attached file for full details.


December 2, 2016

Please note this announcement of the offering of ABE 474 Indoor Environmental Control.  This course replaced ABE 374 and now grants credit to both upper level undergraduates and graduate students as well. The course operates with a flipped classroom, with lectures by video and activities to support concepts during class.

If you would like to know more about the course, the previous year syllabus may be found here: https://wiki.illinois.edu/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=578628071  

And, previous course lectures may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk7GBRCbASq3kGRE3yQ_SwA/feed

Feel free to share this announcement with any other departments or students you think might find it useful. And, contact me if you have any questions about the course!


November 30, 2016

Farnsworth Group’s Peoria, IL location is hiring an entry level structural engineer, ideally someone who has internship experience.  More information about this position and application to apply can be found at:


November 29, 2016


Who should apply?  All undergraduate students who will be enrolled at UIUC during the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 academic year are eligible to receive awards of $3000.  Students graduating in 2017-18 will also be considered for the $5000 Bailey Leadership Awards.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate the impact of their service, community involvement, leadership, and action Applicants must be able to demonstrate awareness and critical thought about the pressing issues facing the world today Financial need and academic achievement will also be considered.

For more information or to apply online, visit: www.universityymca.org/bailey
Application deadline: February 16   

Got questions?  We have answers.  Come to an info session.   
TH, 12/1 - 4:00 PM University YMCA, Board Room
M, 1/23 - 5:00 PM University YMCA, Board Room

Contact: Kasey Umland
Director, Bailey Scholarship Program
University YMCA