Undergraduate Blog

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February 13, 2017

The Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings is proud to support higher education through this scholarship program. This year, like in years past, the scholarship is for $5000.00 and is open to those students with a drive and passion for high-rise buildings and are pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, or similar field. The attached document provides information on eligibility and application requirements. Further, the information may also be found on their website www.cchrb.org or by following the link below.


Please note there are some subtle changes in the program, and they are following a tighter time table for application. Please contact rcgconsult@outlook.com with any questions.


February 10, 2017

The students are hosting a mini conference on campus (in the Yeh Center) on Saturday, February 25th from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  The purpose of the conference is to give students a better feel for how the water/wastewater industry works, what the different career paths are, and what education/experience are helpful to begin a career in this field.  We’ll have speakers from all different areas of the field – engineering consulting, public sector operators, private sector engineers, and manufacturing.  I’ve attached a flyer for full details. It is a free event, and all majors, ages, backgrounds, etc are welcome!

February 10, 2017

CH2M is hiring for 2 water engineering positions at Milwaukee. Graduate students will likely be a better fit for the “Water Engineer 2” position, but they are also hiring someone mid-level with a PE. Please see the links below for full details!



February 10, 2017

Looking for a UI developer:

Professor Benekohal’s research group is looking for a project assistant to develop a user interface for a computer program we created. 

The developer should be able to create a user frieiendly interface which can

Download publically available data from the internet Allow flexibiltity to the user to edit a few parameters in the program Display the output (a data tree) in a visually appealing fashion


Comfortable with C++ and Microsoft Visual Studio Be a student at U of I at least till end of fall 2017 Can dedicate atleast 10 hours a week

If interested, please email Jacob Mathew at jmathew7@illinois.edu. Kindly include details of any similar work (if any) that you have previously done.