Undergraduate Blog

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October 16, 2019

NCSA’s Students Pushing Innovation (SPIN) internship program will host the SPIN Open House on October 23 from 3-5 pm in the NCSA Atrium to advertise the Summer 2020 internship projects. Students will have an opportunity to meet with our SPIN mentors, who are NCSA researchers and faculty affiliates, and learn more about the projects. See the attached flyer.


SPIN Summer 2020 session:

Program dates: June 7 – July 31, 2020

Work 20 hours/week for 8 weeks

All SPIN internships are paid

Any UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standing

No restriction on year of study or major

International students are eligible


October 14, 2019

Geotech will be hosting a seminar this Friday afternoon that will be of broad interest to students and faculty department-wide.

George Leventis, Managing Director at Langan International, will present “Olympia Odos Motorway (EKPPT) A Greek Odyssey on the Peloponnesian Coast”. Friday 10/18 at 4:00pm in NCEL 2311. This seminar will be of broad interest to all CEE areas. This project is a finalist for the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement, an award given annually by the ASCE in recognition of an exemplary civil engineering project. See more info on this project at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cySDRF1-oC0. Pizza provided.

October 10, 2019

See the attached flyer for information on an upcoming workshop geared towards international students.


October 10, 2019

Please see the following message from an HDR representative on their upcoming visit to CEE@Illinois:


I am reaching out on behalf of my company, HDR, to inform you of our upcoming on campus visit.


We will be presenting at an ASCE General Meeting on Thursday October 17th, 2019 at 6pm in Newmark 2311. During this meeting, we are hoping to promote a company sponsored scholarship as well as open entry level positions, many of which are Transportation and Drainage/Wastewater positions.


The scholarships will be awarded to students interested in a graduate degree in the transportation industry, with the promise of a summer internship. The flyer for this scholarship is attached in this email.


Also attached in this email is a list of upcoming open entry level positions across the country. If you could inform any interested students about these openings, the scholarship, and presentation, it would be greatly appreciated.


October 10, 2019

There are two new events coming up for all students interested in teaching!


The Teaching with Innovative Technology movie night and discussion panel will be looking at ways that technology is currently changing the ways that we teach and ways that teachers can best engage students using technology. We will watch two short films and then two speakers will present their research and how they are using technology to change the classroom.


We are also announcing our new series “The Life of a Teacher.” This series will respond to topics of interest expressed in the feedback and will involve current educators from the community. In Day in the Life of a Teacher, local teachers will be covering what a day looks like for them. They will be speaking about their average day and the different responsibilities and activities they are involved in, as well as the kind of school they are in and what the larger culture is like. Please RSVP for this event so we know we have enough space:https://forms.gle/xoLzUnNCDK7abygV6


Flyers are attached! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.