Undergraduate Blog

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October 3, 2018

Are you an Engineering or STEM-focused undergraduate who likes to spread the love of science, engineering, and mathematics to middle and high school students? Are you motivated to help young women and underrepresented minorities see themselves as future scientists and engineers?

The Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering program at Engineering Illinois invites you to join the Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Diversity collaborative (WYSE LEADers). Volunteer collaborative members facilitate hands-on, minds-on STEM explorations for middle and high school students. 

Fall 2018 opportunities include working with Chicago 7th and 8th graders on Saturdays (Oct 20-Nov 10) as facilitators with the Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program. In spring 2019 we plan to expand our programming to support local programs in the Champaign-Urbana area as well.

For more information and to apply, go to https://wyse.engineering.illinois.edu/wyse-leaders/

Join us for an information session on Tuesday, October 9 at 6pm in Engineering Hall Room 106B1. 

October 2, 2018

I am thrilled to share with you that applications are open for a 2019 Summer Internship with Next Step Ministries.  This construction internship could be a great fit for students students studying construction, engineering, architecture, and design. This is a valuable, hands-on opportunity to lead community-focused building projects for hundreds of volunteers throughout nine week-long mission trips. Students would be directly involved in each aspect of construction, including: on-site leadership, planning, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, and management.

Details:

Positions available: Construction Project Manager, Construction Site Supervisor
Salary: $1,500+ (lodging and meals included, support raise option)
Full Time Position: May 20th - August 6th, 2019

Interested students can apply using the Application Link, check out this video, or email marissa.martinie@nextstepministries.com for more information.

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October 2, 2018

University of California-Berkeley will give an presentation on their Master of Engineering.  Attendees will learn about UC-Berkeley’s interdisciplinary Master of Engineering professional program. Beth Leven, Director of Academic Affairs, will present and hold a Q&A about the MEng's innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria.

 

UC-Berkeley Master of Engineering Info Session

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

12:00pm-1:00pm

The Career Center Conference Room 143

715 S. Wright St.

*FREE pizza served

 

Students please RSVP at this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/zfpKaSVYaX4yDSfT2

October 2, 2018

The Office of Undergraduate Research is available for scheduled appointments and drop-in meetings with undergraduate students. During these meetings, students have the opportunity to talk with office staff and student ambassadors about any and all topics pertaining to undergraduate research on the U of I campus.

Advising Appointments with Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The Office of Undergraduate Research has a team of highly experienced Undergraduate Research Ambassadors who are available to answer all of your undergraduate research-related questions. Students interested in how they can become undergraduate researchers should start here. Meetings generally last up to 30 minutes

To schedule a meeting with an ambassador, view our full list of ambassadors on the page below and select the "Schedule a meeting with ..." option next to the ambassador of your choosing. Indicate the date and time that works best for you in the form as well as a brief description of what you hope to discuss during this meeting. Please visit: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/ambassadors.html

Location: Students should check in at the reception desk on the 5th floor of the Illini Union Bookstore Building, 807 S. Wright Street (offices of Campus Advising).  

Drop-in Hours

Drop-In Hours are a great way to get quick answers to any questions you may have. Meetings generally last up to 15 minutes (students interested in a longer meeting should schedule an appointment with an Ambassador.) No appointment is necessary for Drop-In Hours; just stop on by and see us!

Location: Students should check in at the reception desk on the 5th floor of the Illini Union Bookstore Building, 807 S. Wright Street (offices of Campus Advising).  

Times: 

Wednesdays from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.* Thursdays from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.*

*Drop-in hours subject to change during intersessions, holidays, and based on the availability of office staff. Changes to the drop-in hours schedule will be posted to the blog.

Students are also welcome to make an appointment with staff from the Office of Undergraduate Research by contacting us at ugresearch@illinois.edu

October 1, 2018

IDOT is hiring entry-level engineers in a number of positions.The list of positions can be found below, each with a unique job number identifier. Job postings with more details on each position are attached and sorted by job number.

Additional information is available at this web site:  http://www.idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employm...

 

IPR#43127 CET Construction Civil Engineer Trainee, Region 1/District 1/Construction, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Schaumburg

IPR#43123 CET Squad Engineer Trainee, Region 2/District 2/Program Development,  Office of Highways Project Implementation, Dixon

IPR#43124 CET Construction Inspection Engineer, Region 2/District 2/Project Implementation, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Dixon

IPR#43090 CET Inspector/Assistant to Resident Engineer, Region 2/District 3/Project Implementation, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Ottawa

IPR#43091 CET Plan Designer, Region 2/District 3/Program Development, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Ottawa

IPR#43119 CET Research Engineer Trainee, Office of Planning & Programming/Bureau of Research, Springfield

IPR#43120 CET Assistant Squad Engineer, Region 3/District 4/Program Development, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Peoria

IPR#43121 CET Inspector/Assistant Resident Engineer, Region 3/District 4/ Project Implementation, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Peoria

IPR#43109 CET Civil Engineer Trainee, Region 3/District 5/ Project Implementation, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Paris

IPR#43110 CET Assistant Squad Leader, Region 3/District 5/ Program Development, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Paris

IPR#43113 CET Inspector, Region 4/District 6/ Project Implementation, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Springfield

IPR#43114 CET Studies & Plans Squad Member Trainee, Region 4/District 6/ Program Development, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Springfield

IPR#43082 CET Studies & Plans Squad Member Trainee, Region 4/District 7/Program Development, ,Office of Highways Project Implementation Effingham

IPR#43083 CET Inspector, Region 4/District 7/Project Implementation, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Effingham

IPR#43125 CET Design Trainee, Region 5/District 8/Program Development, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Collinsville

IPR#43126 CET Inspector/Assistant Resident Engineer (Trainee), Region 5/District 8/Project Implementation, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Collinsville

IPR#43112 CET Inspection Engineer Trainee, Region 5/District 9/Project Implementation, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Carbondale

IPR#43087 CET Safety Programs Evaluation Engineer, Bureau of Safety Programs & Engineering, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Springfield

IPR#43108 CET Safety Design Evaluation Engineer, Bureau of Safety Programs & Engineering, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Springfield

IPR#43111 CET Materials Investigations Engineer Trainee, Bureau of Materials, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Springfield

IPR#43116 CET Civil Engineer Trainee, Bureau of Operations, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Springfield

IPR#43133 CET Assistant Structural Design & Review Trainee, Bureau of Bridges and Structures, Office of Highways Project Implementation, Springfield

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