Undergraduate Blog

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September 13, 2018

The National and International Scholarships Program is offering an informational event about the Churchill Scholarship on Friday, September 14th. 

September 7, 2018

OUR's Getting Started in Research Workshop begins this week and we have a few spots still available! This semester we have increased our capacity and now have 6 different date options available (students only need to register for one of these dates, NOT all 6).


The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Fall 2018 calendar for the Getting Started in Research Workshop.


During this workshop, we will discuss the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on campus, guide students to develop a plan of action to locate research opportunities on campus, and discuss ways to contact faculty research mentors. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of undergraduate research and how it takes place on our campus, (2) increased confidence to contact faculty research mentors, and (3) a list of faculty mentors to contact.


For workshop dates, registration, additional details, and for a list of other workshops we offer, please visit our NEW workshops page:



September 7, 2018

For students interested in STEM, education, and outreach, seats are still available in ENG 298 section SEP (STEM Education Practicum). Open to undergraduates from across campus.


Course content focuses on issues of developing STEM identities, access & equity, and working effectively with middle grades students from diverse backgrounds. Provide hands-on STEM lessons for middle school youth in afterschool and Saturday programs in Champaign County and in Chicago.


ENG 298

STEM Education Practicum (SEP)

2 credit hours

Thursdays 3:30-4:50pm

105 Talbot


Contact Lara Hebert (lhebert2@illinois.edu) for more information.

September 7, 2018


For Freshman Students


Deadline:  Friday, October 12, 2018

Amount:  $2,000


Eligibility:  Any student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2018-2019 school year and who has demonstrated an aptitude for and a skill in writing poetry.


Rules:  Students must submit 5 poems.  The complete manuscript should not exceed 5 pages.


Deadline for application:  October 12, 2018


Contact and Submission Information:  Deb Stauffer, Department of English, 208 English Building, MC-718, 608 S. Wright Street, Urbana, IL  61801.  Phone:  (217) 333-2391 (dstauffe@illinois.edu)


The name, address, phone number, e-mail, and UIN of the writer are to appear on a title sheet that will be separate from the entry.  The writer's name is not to appear on the entry itself.  Entries will not be returned.


This scholarship is made possible from an endowment by William and Donna Early in memory of their son Kevin, who would have been a freshman at UIUC


September 7, 2018

Register for upcoming programs, and learn more here  


Engineering International and Domestic Student “Meet and Greet”

Meet Engineering international and domestic students, faculty, and staff! Stop by between classes for snacks and refreshments. Expand your network, and meet new friends! Learn about Engineering and campus-wide resources! Register by September 10th for FREE food.

-Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

-Time: 12:30-1:30pm

-Location: 112 Engineering Hall

-Sponsored by: Engineering International Student Programs

-Register to Attend (Register by September 10th for FREE food.): here


Undergraduate Research Opportunities!

Learn about undergraduate research opportunities for international students!  Special Guest: Dr. Natasha Mamaril, Coordinator of Engineering Undergraduate Research

-Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

-Time: 5:00-6:15pm
-Location: 106B8 Engineering Hall
-Sponsored by: Engineering International Student Programs and Engineering Undergraduate Research

Register to Attend: here


Applying to U.S. Graduate Schools!

Learn about U.S. graduate school opportunities, applications, resources, and funding!  Special Guest: Meg Siebenhar, Associate Director, Admissions, Registration, and Enrollment Services, Graduate College

-Date: Monday, November 12, 2018

-Time: 5:00-6:15pm
-Location: 106B8 Engineering Hall
Sponsored by: Engineering International Student Programs and the Graduate College

Register to Attend: here