Undergraduate Blog

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April 18, 2018

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, World Business Chicago, and the University of Illinois invite top college students to apply for Chicago's premier tech talent program. 

ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza is an annual program inviting 200 of the brightest engineering, design, and entrepreneurial college students for 3 days of talks, tours, tips and trainings with Chicago's fast growing tech world.

The program is FREE and includes a 4-day pass to the Lollapalooza music festival for admitted students.


Applicant must be a current college student (community college, undergraduate and graduate students accepted) or a recent graduate (as of Spring 2018) All majors accepted (engineering, computer science, design, technology entrepreneurship, information technology and business administration preferred)

Applicant must be available to attend the full three days of ThinkChicago programming, which runs from Wednesday, August 1 – Friday, August 3, 2018. Applications can be submitted at http://www.thinkchicago.net/

April 17, 2018

Take advantage of the extended deadline (April 30th) for the Sustainable Italian Food Systems study abroad program in Rome, Italy.  Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange (IAGE) has also added additional internship options for students who enroll for the Fall 2018 term.  Students can earn 3 LAS 300-level credits for an optional, customized internship in conjunction with earning Illinois credit for classes taken abroad for 13 or 16 total credits for the Fall semester.  Included in the program is a three-week field trip to northern and southern Italy where students will have the opportunity to participate in class-led excursions to regional farms and wineries.  They will also learn about Italy’s sustainable food culture by doing research projects and participating in international conferences and events.  This program is a great opportunity to earn credit toward your degree, while also gaining practical experience for your future career!


Read more about studying abroad in Fall 2018 in Rome, Italy.

April 17, 2018

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, part of the Prairie Research Institute on campus, is looking for a dedicated undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent grad who is interested in sustainable science and engineering communications. Candidates can email Elizabeth Meschewski (elm2@illinois.edu) with their cover letter, resume, and three references. She is available for questions via email.


April 16, 2018

Special Seminar, Tuesday May 1, 2018

“Sustainable Approaches for Safe Drinking Water in Rural Communities of Central Puerto Rico”

Noon – 1 p.m. 

1518 Hydrosystems Lab.

Q&A from 1:oo – 1:30 p.m. 

Open to all interested students, faculty and staff

Attendance by students considering taking CEE 449 in Spring 2019 is encouraged.


April 16, 2018

CARE Updates:

Walk-in Tutoring & Supported Study Halls available through May 2 

For students who are interested in more undivided attention, please suggest, the earlier in the day they come the less traffic there generally is.  In addition, Fridays & Saturdays are usually lightly attended unless we are approaching a midterm week.


McKinley Health Center, has 2 more 5 Minute Facts coming up

April 18, Stress Management May 2, Nutrition


Writers Workshop still has appointments in Grainger this semester!


Last, the Counseling Center & DRES will have consultations available in 206EH for our students through May 9.  I have attached info for you to share with students who might benefit from connecting with either of these offices.  Appointments can be made by emailing engineering@illinois.edu or calling 217-333-2280.