Undergraduate Blog

To submit an item for the undergraduate blog, email Greg Coughlin.

September 20, 2018

Faculty Advisors have been assigned for all undergrad students in the CEE department. Your faculty advisor should be visible in Enterprise self-service as well as in the attached spreadsheet (sorted by last name of student). Faculty advisors are an excellent resource for you, particularly for discussing career and post-graduation plans. We strongly encourage you to reach out to your faculty advisors at any time.


September 20, 2018

Grainger Engineering Library is hosting an Informed Engineer Library Workshop next week pertaining to research strategies and evaluating sources of information.  Details are included below, as well as in the attached flyer.

Evaluating Different Information Sources

Join us for our second workshop of the semester and learn about evaluating different information sources in order to determine their value and relevance to your research/assignments.


Monday 9/24 at 5pm


Thursday 9/27 at 1pm


Both will take place in Grainger Engineering Library Room 335.


September 19, 2018

Now in its fourth year of collaboration, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College offer undergraduate students with little or no research experience the opportunity to assist advanced graduate students (those who have completed all coursework requirements and are in the dissertation research stage) with their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship. Selected undergraduate students will begin work with their mentors in Spring 2019.

Undergraduate students will (1) attend regular weekly class meetings (GC 295, Introduction to Undergraduate Research, 3 credit hours) with OUR/Grad College instructors; and (2) work one-on-one with their graduate mentors, an average of 5-6 hours per week. As part of the course requirement, students will complete a final project, consisting of a poster, to be presented during “Undergraduate Research Week,” an annual event sponsored by OUR.

If you have any questions about the application process, the office will be holding informational meetings on Monday September 24, Monday October 1, and Monday October 8, from 3-3:50pm in Lincoln Hall Room 1065. Get tips on creating a good statement of interest, why you should participate, and get your questions answered.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html
Deadline for applications is Monday, October 15.

Questions may be addressed to: ugresearch@illinois.edu. Please put “URAP” in the subject line.

September 19, 2018

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: September 26th 2018 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM

Where: University of Illinois – Engineering Hall – Room 106B6

Registration: https://leadinggreen.com/Illinois


LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.


To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!


This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!


If you are worried about your busy schedule, fear not, as the course is entirely recorded and you can watch the part that you cannot attend or take the whole course online.


This professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now!



Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/Illinois

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

September 18, 2018


Wednesday, September 26th
& Thursday, September 27th