Undergraduate Blog

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

June 2, 2016

I'm excited to announce that the CEE Undergraduate and Graduate blogs are being updated and incorporated into our CEE Department page.

You will be able to find Undergraduate Blog posts in two spaces:
On the department site and
In the MyCEE portal: After logging into the portal, look for the blue "Announcements" box and click on the Undergrads tab

We are excited to roll out this new, updated, and cleaner look for the blog, and will be introducing new items such as a weekly newsletter in the near future.

May 11, 2016

Environmental Illinois wrote this afternoon to pass on the following Summer job opportunities:

"This summer, Environment Illinois is running a campaign office in Chicago to save the bees. We’re losing bees at an unsustainable rate. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from strawberries to coffee. Unfortunately, beekeepers report they’re losing an average of 30% of all bee colonies each year. No bees means no food. That’s why Environment Illinois is working to stop the use of bee-killing pesticides.

"We're hiring staff to help on our campaign. This is your chance to spend your summer working for a great cause while gaining valuable campaign leadership experience and making $10-15/hour.


May 10, 2016

Dear CEE Students:

Will you be on campus this summer? Volunteers are needed for ConvoPartners, to meet with international students for conversation and cultural exchange. 

Details and application below.  Question number 2 specifically asks for interest in the summer CEE program. 


Greetings Wonderful Intensive English Institute ConvoPartners Volunteers Past, Present, and Future!!!

Although the spring semester has just ended, here at the Intensive English Institute we are already looking ahead to summer and are excited about all the new and returning international students we'll have the opportunity to match with ConvoPartners volunteers for weekly casual conversation practice and mutual cultural exchange. 

To make that happen, we need YOU! So, additional information and the volunteer application for Summer 2016 are now ready and available to you here. 

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions and comments and please share this opportunity (via social media - you can share the recent post on our Facebook page - , email, conversations...)  with anyone you know (individuals, social groups, churches, neighborhood listserves, other volunteer groups, etc.) who may be interested.  

Very Warm Regards,  

Rachel Newell
Outreach Lecturer + ConvoPartners Program Coordinator

Intensive English Institute
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
616 E. Green Street, Suite 210
Champaign, IL 61820 USA

May 10, 2016

Data and Information Specialist

Position: Academic Hourly (2 positions)

Salary: $15/hour; a minimum of 30 hours/week, no more than 40 hours/week

Availability: as soon as possible

Primary Function: Assisting with data entry and development of materials for several grant funded projects. Searching for and cataloging information from water and wastewater related websites. Writing 2-3 sentence summaries of web-based documents, media, and tools related to drinking water systems, wastewater systems, and operators for a website and accompanying database. Maintaining a web-based national events calendar. Assisting with web-based content development related to water and wastewater topics of special interest.

For more information please read the attachment or view the job posting at: http://www.isws.illinois.edu/jobs/joblist.asp

Download Wilson Data Info Hourly 5-2016

May 9, 2016

We have re-opened CEE 432/IB 450 - Stream Ecology. There is a 3 credit undergraduate section and a 4 credit graduate section. The course will be taught by Prof. Rafael Tinoco and can now be viewed on Course Explorer.

The course will cover the following: Description of physical, chemical, and biological characteristics in streams and rivers including an integrated treatment of the environmental factors affecting the composition and distribution of biota; emphasizes the application of ecological principles in aquatic ecosystem protection and management.