Undergraduate Blog

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September 8, 2016

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute will be holding its first general meeting of the semester on Tuesday , September 13th, 5:00 PM in Room 1311, Newmark Civil Engineering Lab

        Discover the benefits of EERI membership!         Learn how to get involved with the Seismic Design Competition!         Take a tour of the Smart Structure Technology Lab and the large-scale structural testing facility in the Crane Bay!
September 8, 2016

Please see the attached flyers for information on these upcoming events from Inclusive Illinois!

OIIR’s Intercultural Dialogue Series
Chicago’s American Indian Center 63rd Annual Pow Wow
ISSS’s new 35 events in 35 weeks program


September 7, 2016

The Department of Mathematics offers free tutoring hours for students in select mathematics classes.

Students in those classes should be aware of this information already.  I wanted to make sure you could remind them, if needed.  The tutoring hours are typically late afternoon/early evening Monday through Thursday--and in some cases, Friday, too.

Classes with free tutoring include:
Math 115, Preparation for Calculus
Math 220/221: Calculus I
Math 231: Calculus II (231E tutoring is in Grainger; non-Engineering is in Altgeld)
Math 241: Calculus III
Math 285/286: Intro Differential Equations (combined tutoring room)
Math 415: Applied Linear Algebra

Tutoring hours may change during exam weeks or due to special circumstances; students should check their course webpage for up-to-date information.

Tutoring is MOST effective when students seek it little by little throughout the semester.  The tutoring rooms are usually packed right before exams, but cramming may not lead to success on math exams.

Some mathematics graduate students are willing to work as private tutors, with fees set individually.  Their contact information, as well as the tutoring locations and hours for courses listed above, are available at:


September 7, 2016

It is that time of year again!  Heading back to school, which means the ITA Tech Challenge is just around the corner!  The Challenge date for the event this year is Thursday, September 29. 

Phase 1: Initial Challenge
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Thursday, September 29
1:00 p.m. CST
Seibel – Room 2405
Pizza and beverages will be provided

**After the Challenge, head over to the Reflections | Projections Startup Career Fair from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.**

You will have two hours to complete the Challenge and you can code in any language. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and a digital version of your resume! You will need to upload your resume in order to access the Challenge.

Phase 2: Final Challenge
The Top 50 scorers out of all participating universities will be invited to Chicago to compete for the ultimate prize, $5,000, and interview with sponsoring companies.

November 4-5, 2016
Downtown Chicago

If you would like to take the initial Challenge and participate, sign up here.

Be sure to tell your friends!  If you graduated, be sure to let your friends in school know!  If you are still looking for a position, let ITA help!  Join our Talent Network!

More details attached.


September 7, 2016

LER is hosting two Informational Meetings for students to learn more about the Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) Program at the School of Labor and Employment Relations!  Interested students will be joined by faculty and staff for curriculum overview and current students as they share their experiences in the program.  Other topics during the session include admissions requirements and career opportunities in the field! 

The first session is at the end of September.

Thursday, September 22nd
Labor and Employment Relations Building
Room 47
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Dinner Provided!