Undergraduate Blog

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November 22, 2016

GROWMARK is currently hiring for an Environmental Engineer in their Environmental, Safety & Insurance Services department.

They are looking for December grads or recent Alumni. If anyone is interested in learning more, their website is www.growmark.com and a direct link to the job is included below.

Environmental Engineer - GROWMARK, Inc. - Bloomington, IL

You may also contact Kristen Kubsch at Growmark directly:
Kristen Kubsch| Affirmative Action/EEO Specialist | GROWMARK Careers | Ph: 309-557-6138 | Fx: 309-557-7158 | kkubsch@growmark.com

November 22, 2016

CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) offer four competitive funded summer internship programs in Atlanta, Georgia. These programs provide selected students a broad overview of environmental health at the federal level and foster interest in environmental health as a career, as well as training in communication, leadership, and inquiry and analysis.

In order to be eligible for each program, see the table below (must be a US citizen or permanent resident and full-time student with a 3.0 GPA to be eligible):


Graduate Environmental Health Internships (GEH)

Graduate student, not graduating by summer of program

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

Undergraduate student, not graduating by summer of program

Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH)

Undergraduate or Graduate student in an EHAC accredited school, not graduating by summer of program

Application Dates:

All applications will open after November 20, 2016 CLEH applications close January 27, 2017 GEH and SUPEH applications close February 3, 2017 All applicants will be notified of acceptance after March 3, 2017

Summer Internship Dates:

The internship will start June 5, 2017
  The internship will end August 4, 2017

Eligibility Requirements are the same as last year, including the 2 essay questions, and 2 faculty recommendation letters. Full details on each internship opportunity can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/summerinternships/

November 21, 2016

The Francis Dugan Scholarship was created by the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Education Foundation to award financial scholarships to students in Accredited Construction Management related Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Programs. 

The Dugan Scholarship is named for longtime AIC Member and AIC Education Foundation Founder Francis R. Dugan, CPC, FAIC.  Fran passed away on December 26, 2014.  Mr. Dugan was a member of the AIC for over 45 years, a Past National President, and CPC #93. Each year one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded. 

Eligibility Must be a full-time student within an accredited Construction Management or Construction Related Associate or Baccalaureate Program or a student entering an accredited program. Student within 12 months of college graduation are not eligible. Students must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Incoming freshman are not eligible. Scholarships are not automatically renewed but may be applied for in consecutive years. Application Process

Students who wish to apply for the Dugan Scholarship must comply with all requirements and application procedures.  Please click here (https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/professionalconstructor.site-ym.com/resource/r...) to view the full scholarship procedures. 

Applicant must submit an official application (https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/professionalconstructor.site-ym.com/resource/r...) during the Application Cycle, Between July 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017.  The scholarship will be announced by March 31, 2017 and payable by check soon after. An official application will consist of the Dugan Scholarship Application and supporting documentation as listed on the application. Submittal Information

Applications must be submitted between July 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017 to be considered.  The Application and supporting documentation must be submitted together.

PDFs may be emailed to the AIC Education Foundation at info@professionalconstructor.org.   

Paper copies may be submitted via postal mail to:

AIC Education Foundation
19 Mantua Road
Mt. Royal, NJ 08061 

Questions may be submitted by email to info@professionalconstructor.org or by phone to 703-683-4999. 

The AIC Education Foundation is an equal opportunity organization and encourages applications from all individuals

November 17, 2016

GLOBE connects Blue members (experienced domestic and international students) with Orange members (new international students) and teams them up in small groups to participate in various activities and events.

Apply (go.illinois.edu/globe) for the Blue members (of Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE)!

GLOBE offers you an opportunity to make connections with Orange members (new international students) and build these friendships throughout the semester.

GLOBE coordinators team up the members into cohorts of 4-7 students Members meet as a cohort for at least one hour each week Members attend monthly GLOBE sponsored events Examples of GLOBE sponsored events include: ice skating, international potluck, campus “Amazing Race,” service and sightseeing Members are invited to other events on and off camp us

For more details, please visit: go.illinois.edu/globe


November 17, 2016

If anyone was interested in taking CEE 410 but could not due to a conflict with CEE 415/453, that conflict has been resolved.

CEE 410 has been rescheduled to meet MW 1:30-2:50pm in 2312 Newmark. This resolves the conflict with CEE 415, although be aware that it does now conflict with CEE 418.