Undergraduate Blog

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April 20, 2017

Engineering Council is a Registered Student Organization on campus that plans and executes some of the biggest Events in the College of Engineering. Some of these include the Engineering Employment EXPO Career Fairs in the fall and the spring, Engineering Open House, and Engineers’ Week. EC also manages, funds, and supports 84 Engineering Council societies including the Society of Women Engineers, and the Tau Beta Pi Honors society. EC also acts as the voice of the student body to the college of engineering deans through various awards, deans programs, and the official engineering book planner. EC also works with prospective students running the College of Engineering Friday and Saturday Admitted Student Orange and Blue Days as well as running the student introduction to engineering program in the spring  

Engineering Council has officially released committee applications for the 2017-2018 academic year on our website. 

You can find the link to apply here: http://ec.illinois.edu/committees/

All applications except for Engineering Employment EXPO will be due Tomorrow, Friday April 21st @ 11:59 PM. 

Engineering Council Committees that have open spots are: EXPO, Engineering Open House, E-Week, Engineering Leadership Committee, DSAC, EIB, SITE, Awards, Publicity, Social, Service, and IT. 

April 19, 2017

ENG 440 HWP (formerly an ENG 398 special topics course) will be offered in 2017-2018 to teach students who are interested in international development about how to provide sustainable infrastructure solutions by focusing on community needs, culture, and political structure. This course has been immensely popular during its first four years, and many students continue to engage with the course partnership even after graduating.

This year-long course is open to undergraduate and graduate students (via LAST 550) in all disciplines. Working with a community in rural Honduras, the students develop an understanding of community needs for a safe drinking water supply, investigate conditions that affect the operation and sustainability of the system, visit the community over Winter Break 2018 to perform field investigations, and develop a holistic design to improve the community’s health through drinking-water improvements and education. Water systems already have been constructed in past partner communities of Las Queseras and Fatima, Honduras, last year’s course design is entering construction in the village of Cerro Verde, and students in this year’s course are finishing design for El Tablon, which will be constructed in 2018.

In addition to engineering students, we welcome all disciplines and particularly encourage students in Community Health, Political Science, Spanish language, Global Studies, Dietetics, and Education to participate.

Please see the attached flyer for full details.


April 19, 2017

Watch finalists compete in the MIT Water Innovation Prize for their chance to win up to $30K in innovation grants. See how these students' innovations address the world’s water challenges and hear from our keynote speakers, Mark Duey, Latin America Regional Director at Water for People and Keri Waters, Co-Founder and CEO of Calliope.

What: MIT Water Innovation Prize Final Pitch Night
When: May 1, Dinner served at 6pm, Pitches start at 6:30pm
Where: MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor (75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA)
RSVP: http://www.mitwaterinnovation.org

April 18, 2017

Applications for the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee Director for 2017-2018 school year are now available. Any interested students can access the application here: https://tinyurl.com/mqrllec or contact Tyler Graham at tlgraha2@illinois.edu.

April 18, 2017

Engineering Career Services is hosting a virtual career fair on May 17th. Please see the attached files for full details and tips on how to prepare.