Undergraduate Blog

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January 27, 2017

The Chicago Chapter of CMAA is announcing five scholarships of $1,000 that will be awarded in 2017 to undergraduate and graduate students in a construction program.

The deadline for application is April 1.  The awards will be presented at the May meeting of the Chicago Chapter.  I encourage all construction students at UIUC to apply.  Below is a link that applicants can use to apply online:


If applicants have problems uploading files and submitting their application online, you can use the paper form attached to this post. You can email the completed form and its attachments to David Arditi (arditi@iit.edu) or mail the documents to the following address:

David Arditi, PhD
Illinois Institute of Technology
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
3201 S. Dearborn St.
Alumni Memorial Hall, Room 229
Chicago, IL 60616


January 27, 2017

The EWES Program will be hosting a seminar with Nigel Isaacs: "Traveling Codes: Exploring American national Building Code from Past to Present." This seminar will take place at noon on February 6th in room 1310-Newmark. See the attached flyer for full details!


January 24, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017
Yeh Center 1st Floor, Newmark

All CEE students, faculty & staff are invited to join us for a snack – dumplings and spring rolls* – to mark the eve of the Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China.  Co-hosted by CEE International Programs and members of the Civil China student group.

*meat and vegetarian options


January 20, 2017

The University of Southern California is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

This REU program allows talented students completing their Sophomore or Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. Housing and transportation will also be provided.

Interested students are encouraged to visit the SURE webpage to review available research projects for 2017 and to start an application: gapp.usc.edu/sure

Applicants to the Summer Research program should be outstanding undergraduate students in engineering or computer science who are currently of Sophomore or Junior standing and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens. The deadline to apply for SURE 2017 is February 7, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Camillia Lee, Assistant Dean Graduate and Professional Programs: viterbi.gradprograms@usc.edu

January 20, 2017

The Student Alumni Ambassadors is a prestigious group of highly motivated and spirited students who play several roles on campus. SAA serves to promote school spirit through campus-wide events such as Homecoming, Illinois Sights and Sounds, and iHelp. Our organization revolves around growing professionally and creatively while allowing our members to help organize, develop, and execute large scale events that bring the campus community together. We maintain relationships with campus administration and various groups to assist numerous departments on campus with service requests and outreach opportunities. While we engage students here on campus, we strive to mold students to become engaged alumni. The Student Alumni Ambassadors is a family that takes great pride in our work and our membership, and we ask that you please join us for our Information Sessions January 25 or 26, 7PM in Room 66 of the Main Library to meet our members and learn more about our organization.  Please visit illinisaa.com or email mmcdnld2@illinois.edu with any questions.”