Undergraduate Blog

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

May 5, 2017

ABE 436 is a popular course for many CEE Students. Beginning in Fall 2017 and going forward, ABE will be offering this course in the Fall semester instead of the Spring. Please see the attached flyer for more info on the course.


May 5, 2017

Interested in learning how cities can go green? Take UP136 Urban Sustainability online this summer with Prof. Dustin Allred from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The 8-week course starts June 12th. For more details you can watch a video about the course here (https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/UP+136+Online+-+Informational+Vide...) or view the attached flyer. 

Prof. Allred is a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He holds a PhD and Master of Urban Planning from UIUC, and teaches courses on sustainable urban development, and how land use planning, and real estate development shape our cities.


May 5, 2017

Wight & Company is looking for an entry level Civil Engineer to join their Darien, IL office! I have attached the job description. Students that are interested can submit their resumes to hr@wightco.com.

May 5, 2017

You are invited to an Informational meeting for a new field course which will be offered in the near future (spring or summer 2018) by the Department of Geography and GIS. This short, informal meeting will give you a chance to meet the instructors (Dr. Piotr Cienciala, Dept. of Geography and GIS and Dr. Jim Best, Dept. of Geography and GIS; Dept of Geology) and ask questions you may have about the course content, location, logistics, etc. For us, it will be a chance to gauge the level of interest among students. Because the course is still in development, we would also love to get your feedback, for example, about the best time frame for the course. So, if you think the course sounds good, please try not to miss the meeting! Or, send us an email if you are interested in the course but cannot attending the meeting.


The working title for the course is “From Mountains to the Sea: Geography, Geology, and Ecology of the Pacific Northwest Landscape”. This name captures the diversity of the truly amazing, dynamic landscape and ecosystems you will have a chance to explore with us: snow-capped mountains and glaciers, volcanoes, salmon-bearing rivers and streams, lush temperate rainforest, and rugged coast (fjords). It also reflects the interdisciplinary approach we plan to take, by incorporating elements of geography, geology, ecology and environmental management. Importantly, the course will have a hands-on character. You will have a chance to spend lots of time outdoors, working with your colleagues and the instructors and using a range of scientific equipment and techniques to collect field data for group projects.



Tuesday, May 9th, 12 – 1:00 PM


Department of Geography and GIS
Room 263, Computing Applications Building
605 E Springfield Avenue (@ Wright Street)


May 4, 2017

GAI Consultants is looking for an entry-level Bridge ENgineer to work in their Indianapolis office. They are looking for this person to start this summer as a full-time employee. Interested students can contact Christopher Branson <C.Branson@gaiconsultants.com> and find the job posting on the company's website: https://opportunities.gaiconsultants.com/Careers.aspx?adata=EGJKfpfxp98m...

Engineer Intern (EI) – Bridges

Transforming ideas into reality since 1958, GAI is an employee-owned engineering and environmental consulting firm. We provide local expertise to worldwide clients in the energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial markets. We believe in community involvement and are committed to corporate responsibility including recycling and eco-friendly practices. GAI is seeking an Engineering Intern (EI) to work in our Indiana Bridge Group.  Primary duties include design and detailing of transportation structures, including bridges, sign and traffic signal structures, drainage structures, and retaining walls.  This is a full time position in Indianapolis or Fort Wayne, IN.