Undergraduate Blog

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August 30, 2017

Please see the following message from the Office of Undergraduate Research:
Beginning Thursday, August 31, the Office of Undergraduate Research will hold drop-in hours from 1-4pm. Here staff from the Office of Undergraduate Research will be available to answer student questions regarding services offered by the office (i.e. workshops, student grants, symposium presentations, etc), as well as general questions about getting started with research opportunities on campus. Details can be found at: go.illinois.edu/OUR_DIH

Students should check in at the reception desk on the 5th floor of the Illini Union Bookstore Building, 807 S. Wright Street (offices of Campus Advising). All other appointments will be by reservation only; contact ugresearch@illinois.edu.

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August 30, 2017

Please see the following dates for info sessions for Geography & GIS this fall. Students may be interested in a) double majoring, b) minoring, or c) pursuing their new Certificate in Geographic Information Science. All are welcome!

Info sessions will be held in 2049 NHB (south side of the building) on these dates:

Tuesday, September 5, 3:30pm
Tuesday, September 19, 1pm
Thursday, October 5, 3pm
Friday, October 13, 9am
Monday, October 30, 12pm


August 28, 2017

1025 Beckman Institute, UIUC
September 12, 2017
11 AM- 5 PM

Interact with leading scientists and heads of various institutes from India and USA to explore collaboration and career opportunities. Attending dignitaries include directors of two IITs, four Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardees and other leading scientists. Some notable names are:

Prof. A. K. Chaturvedi (Director, IIT Roorkee, India)
Prof. C. V. R. Murthy (Director, IIT Jodhpur, India)
Dr. Shahid Jameel (CEO, Wellcome Trust-DBT, India)
Prof. Rohit Bhargava (Director, Cancer Center at Illinois, USA)
Prof. Aseem Ansari (Prof. of Biochemistry at UW Madison; Director, Khurana Scholars)
Prof. L. S. Shashidhara (Chair of Biology, IISER Pune, India)
Dr. Sharmila Mande (Director, TCS Biosciences, India)
Prof. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath (Professor, Center for Neuroscience, IISc, India)
Dr. Meenakshi Munshi (Joint Director, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India)
Prof. S. Ramaswamy (Prof., Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, India)

Please register for the event at aayushglobal.org. Registration is free, but mandatory. Lunch will be included with the registration. Limited seats only.

If you want to present your posters in the symposium, please send your abstracts to global.aayush@gmail.com.

Please see the attached flyer for more details.



August 28, 2017

Attached please find the Fall 2017 CEE REU Program Call for Proposals.

In summary (for 2017):

Up to 2 REU student-semesters of support per faculty member in a calendar year 10 hrs/week for 12 weeks in Fall 2017 (9/11/17 – 12/8/17, with a week off for Thanksgiving) $1,500 per semester paid to an REU student;  $500/student of discretionary funds to the faculty advisor Application deadline (the form & student’s CV must be submitted by a faculty advisor):  9/6/17 (by 5p), via e-mail to jlafave@illinois.edu

Please let us know if you have any questions!


August 28, 2017

The Provost's Office is seeking applicants for their Undergraduate Student Advisory Board. They are seeking students who:

Are undergraduates for the current year who will be on campus—not studying abroad or graduating early—both this fall and in Spring 2018; Have a strong record of academic achievement as evidenced by a 3.0 GPA or above in their college courses or, for first-time new freshmen or transfer students, as evidenced by what you would consider a “very strong” high school or prior institution record; Are interested in academic affairs initiatives and activities on campus; Are involved in both academic and extracurricular activities here or, for first-time new freshmen or transfer students, were involved at their previous institution.

Please be aware that a primary requirement for participation is availability during the set meeting times for the fall, no class or work conflicts. Fall meeting dates are Wednesday, October 4; Friday, November 10; and Friday, December 8, all from noon to 1 p.m. with lunch provided.

Applications can be completed here (https://discovery.illinois.edu/discovery/DS?entityID=https%3A%2F%2Fillin...) and are due by Friday, September 8th at 5p.m. Questions can be directed to mschaefr@illinois.edu or students can call (217)333-6677.