Undergraduate Blog

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January 10, 2018

The CEE Alumni Association and the CEE Advancement Team will have hot chocolate available in the 1st floor lobby of the Yeh Center on Tuesday, January 16 from 10am-3pm to welcome back the returning students.

Please stop by to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and say hello to the students!

Questions? Contact Keely Ashman: kashman@illinois.edu or 217-333-6454.

January 9, 2018

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP),  Application Deadline:  Thursday, February 1, 2018

NASA’s Illinois Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) announces that its 15th Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) will take place this summer. UROP is a program designed to cultivate and support research partnerships between University of Illinois College of Engineering undergraduates and faculty members. All projects focus on NASA-related science and engineering research. We would like to invite highly-motivated sophomores, juniors and seniors as well May 2018 graduates to apply to participate in UROP.   

Eligibility criteria:

US citizens (no exceptions)

GPA of 3.0 or higher

For more information and to apply, go to http://isgc.aerospace.illinois.edu/urop/   If you have questions, contact Diane Jeffers, dejeffer@illinois.edu.   Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.

January 9, 2018

Registration for the Saturday, January 20 Math proficiency exam is now available from this website:and will close 5pm, Wednesday, January 17.


Students who believed they have mastered the course material already but who have not taken the course at Illinois may take an exam in one of Math 220, 225, 231, 241, 285, 286, and 415, if eligible. The next proficiency exams will take place in mid-June, start of fall term, and early October.

Information on eligibility, accommodation for religious conflicts with our Saturday date, and more is available at the link above.  Note that proficiency exams are different from the ALEKS PPL Math PLACEMENT exam.

Students may not view the exam afterwards to see what they missed.

Students with questions may email mathadvising@illinois.edu. Advisors are encouraged to phone or IM for fastest results!

January 9, 2018

Undergraduate Research Workshop (see attached flier)

January 17, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30PM, Illini Union Rooms ABC – FREE Food and Drinks – Register NOW at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/2038758

 This workshop is an opportunity for students to learn more about how to get involved in research! Our guest speaker will be College of Engineering Associate Dean for Research, Prof. Jennifer Bernhard and her talk will be followed by a panel of undergraduate student researchers who will share valuable advice about undergraduate research.

Undergraduate Research Resource Fair

January 30, Tuesday, 4:00-6:00PM, Illini Union Rooms ABC - FREE Food and Drinks – Register here to attend: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/755841

 The fair is an opportunity for students to learn about different research groups/labs. There will be poster presentations and demonstrations on the various research projects

January 8, 2018

The Student Health Insurance Enrollment/Change Period will begin on Thursday, January 11 and will run through Wednesday, February 14. During this time students may enroll into the program, add dependents to their plan, reinstate into the plan and opt out of the plan (with comparable coverage). Please access www.si.illinois.edu click on “Links and Forms” for more information OR you may e-mail us at insure@illinois.edu