Undergraduate Blog

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January 18, 2018

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

When: Thursday, January 25

Time: 6-10pm

Location: Engineering Hall, Room - TBA

If you are worried about your busy schedule, fear not, as the course is entirely recorded and you can watch the part that you cannot attend or take the whole course online.

This professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now!

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/Illinois


January 17, 2018

The City of Elmhurst has five openings for civil engineering interns (PT).  Application deadline is Febraury 28, 2018 or until positions are filled.

Performs technical and administrative duties in support of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.  Responsibilities include assisting Civil Engineers during the summer months with public works projects. Duties include: construction inspection and project design work, surveying, gathering schematic information, and performing other duties as assigned by the City Engineer.

Salary: $14.00/hr. Position is a temporary seasonal position (approximately May-August). Typical Hours: 40 hours per week Monday-Friday. Additional overtime hours may be available. 

An internship with the City of Elmhurst offers diverse experiences working in a municipal setting. Interns are exposed to a variety of projects and assignments involving problem solving and solutions. Interested candidates should apply immediately to www.elmhurst.org.


January 17, 2018

Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) is putting on three events in the coming weeks.  We are hosting 2 open house events for students to come to International Studies Building and learn more about studying abroad.  The first open house is Thursday, January 25 from 3:30PM-5:30PM and the second open house is Friday, February 9 from 11:30AM-1:30PM.  There will be a mini fair, resource tables, speed advising, and free coffee!  I’ve also attached marketing graphics for your use as well.  Feel free to tell any interested students, faculty or staff!


Additionally, IAGE is putting on a “Funding Your Study Abroad Experience” workshop on Wednesday, January 31 from 4PM-5PM in Lincoln Hall 1090 with representatives from Illinois International Programs and the Office of Student Financial Aid. You can refer students to our website for more information.


January 16, 2018

Summer Faculty Led Study Tour, open to ALL majors:

FSHN 199 - "Mediterranean Study Abroad" (CRN 33010) will take you to Greece for 13 days at the end of May. Find out why the Mediterranean Diata (lifestyle) is the focus of health/wellness. Thessaloniki Greece has it all. It is a city that has a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere by day balanced with an exciting nightlife after dark.  For more information and to apply, visit:  https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=programs.ViewP...


Faculty Leader:

Toni Burkhalter 


Senior Instructor in Food Science and Human Nutrition

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

January 16, 2018

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program that will occur in summer 2018!  The program is called CAT Vehicle. Students will be working on a real autonomous car with technologies dealing with control systems, robotics, cognitive communications, machine learning, software engineering, etc.  Participating students will gain experience in writing academic publications, preparing and giving presentations, and in articulating the story of their compelling research problem and its solution.  Participants will gain experience in applying their research to an actual autonomous vehicle.


Application deadline is February 15. Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.

Program Dates: June 3, 2018 – August 8, 2018

For more information, please email reu@ece.arizona.edu

We would like to make this opportunity available to your students and would greatly appreciate if you could share the information below with those that may be interested.  For more information: http://catvehicle.arizona.edu