Undergraduate Blog

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

March 26, 2018

Civil Engineering Intern Job

Preference will be given to residents of Marshall and Putnam County.


March 26, 2018

Water is essential to our lives, environment, and economy. Illinois Water Day is an opportunity to be exposed to many of the water-related issues in our world and how scientists and artists are responding. Stop in for part of all of Illinois Water Day on Thursday, April 12th at the University YMCA (1001 S Wright St.)!

4:00-5:30: Experiential Learning Activities – carry your water, eat invasive Asian carp, and taste water from various central Illinois sources.

5:30-7:00: Art and Science Open House – browse an array of water-related artwork and research posters.

7:00-8:00: Grad Student Lightning Talks – listen to four Illinois graduate students tell their research stories. Topics include aquatic invasive species, eco-hydraulics, virus disinfection, and flood-resilient landscapes.

March 26, 2018

Summer Session is Just Around the Corner!


Once again, the University is asking for your assistance to help connect students with online summer courses and the opportunities that summer session brings. Your role is vital to provide a trusted voice to help students understand the benefits and flexibility of studying online while still enjoying their summer break.  We know that students have many summer study options including attending community colleges or other institutions that may be closer to home, therefore, we want to put our best foot forward to promote the summer online options available at Illinois.


We ask that you:


Encourage students to consider Illinois summer online courses and to review the summer session website online.illinois.edu/summer Display the Summer Session poster in your offices and in a prominent place for students to view. Hand out the summer session flyers to students whenever possible.


(Summer posters and flyers will be sent to your department soon).


Important Information for Students


Summer session offers five different sessions of varying lengths to fit students’ busy summer schedules. 
 Priority registration begins for Summer 2018 in conjunction with Fall 2018 on April 2, 2018. 
 Choose from more than 350 online course sections in a variety of subjects. 


Summer Session 2018 Schedule 


1 = Full 12 week semester (5/14/2018 - 8/2/2018 plus finals and often for independent study) SF = Full 12 week semester (5/14/2018 - 8/2/2018 plus finals) S1 = First 4 weeks of the semester (5/14/2018 - 6/8/2018 plus finals) S2 = 8 weeks of the semester after S1 (6/11/2018 - 8/2/2018 plus finals) S2A = First 4 weeks of S2 (6/11/2018 - 7/6/2018) S2B = Second 4 weeks of S2 (7/9/2018 - 8/2/2018 plus finals)


If you have questions or need additional flyers or posters for your office, contact The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, Kelly Birky, at birky9@illinois.edu 

March 26, 2018

Join us for the annual IGB Fellows Symposium on May 3 for your chance to network with campus researchers, hear from an exciting lineup of IGB speakers, and submit to our popular poster session with prizes awarded for the top three choices. Lunch is provided, register for free at https://fellows.igb.illinois.edu/.


In addition to our plenary talks, we'll have two excellent keynotes:



Claire Fraser

Dean's Endowed Professor

Director, Institute for Genome Sciences

University of Maryland School of Medicine



Benjamin Garcia

Presidential Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania


Register at https://fellows.igb.illinois.edu/.





March 26, 2018

We are holding an information session for our MENG Energy Systems program on Thursday, April 5.


I would appreciate it if you could share this announcement with any of your undergraduate students that might be interested in this program: go.illinois.edu/energysystems.


Amy McCullough

Senior Coordinator for M.Eng. Programs

College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign| Engineering Hall 400

1308 West Green Street | Urbana, IL 61801

phone 217.300.2378 | email amccul2@illinois.edu