Undergraduate Blog

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September 8, 2016

Engineering International Student Programs support Engineering international and domestic students through academic, professional, and leadership development:

-Upcoming Programs: http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/4564
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International and Domestic Student “Meet and Greet” - Tuesday, September 13th
-Time: 12:30-1:30pm  -Location: 212 Engineering Hall
-FREE food & Attendance RSVP:  https://illinoSis.edu/sb/sec/9984258

Meet Engineering international and domestic students, advisors, deans, faculty and staff! Learn about Engineering resources and opportunities. Stop by for snacks or refreshments between classes. Share your ideas, and get involved! - Sponsored by Engineering International Student Programs

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International and Domestic Student “Meet and Greet” - Tuesday, October 4th
-Time: 12:30-1:30pm  -Location: 212 Engineering Hall
-FREE food & Attendance RSVP:  https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/1571019

Meet Engineering international and domestic students, advisors, deans, faculty and staff! Learn about Engineering resources and opportunities. Stop by for snacks or refreshments between classes. Share your ideas, and get involved! - Sponsored by Engineering International Student Programs

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Applying to U.S. Graduate Schools - Thursday, October 6th 
-Time: 5:00-6:00pm   -Location: 106B1 Engineering Hall
-Attendance RSVP: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/4418769

-Special Guests:  Meg Siebenhar, Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions and Recruiting & Viveka P. Kudaligama, Coordinator of Graduate Programs, Department of Computer Science

Learn how to successfully apply to U.S. graduate schools!  Meet the Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions and Recruiting!  Ask questions about the admissions process, funding opportunities, finding mentors and advisors, transitioning as a graduate student, and much more!  - Sponsored by the Graduate College, the Department of Computer Science, and Engineering International Student Programs. - An Engineering Excellence Workshop: Enhancing International and Domestic Student Success through Academic, Professional, and Leadership Development!

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities! - Thursday, October 13th 
-Time: 5:00-6:00pm   -Location: 106B1 Engineering Hall
-Attendance RSVP: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/3129029
-Special Guest: Dr. Natasha Mamaril, Coordinator of Engineering Undergraduate Research!

Learn about Engineering undergraduate research, study abroad, and related internship opportunities! Meet Natasha Mamaril, Coordinator of Engineering Undergraduate Research! Get involved! - Sponsored by Engineering Undergraduate Research; Engineering International Student Programs; International Programs in Engineering (IPENG-Study Abroad).   -An Engineering Excellence Workshop: Enhancing International and Domestic Student Success through Academic, Professional, and Leadership Development!

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Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China - Thursday, October 25th 
-Time: 7:00pm   -Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall
-Engineering Group Ticket Request:  https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/8087269

To reserve tickets: 
1. Complete the Engineering Group Ticket Request.  A confirmation email will be sent with your reservation status and seating.  Limited seats are available.
2. Submit payment at 206 Engineering Hall.  Payment must be via check or money order ONLY, payable to the “UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS”. (NO CASH.) Tickets are $8 (USD) each.
3. Pick up ticket(s) at 206 Engineering Hall or at the Krannert Center “Will Call” Ticket Counter.
4. Engineering Group Seating: Main floor, while supplies last. 

Join Engineering students, faculty, staff, and families for "Shanghai Acrobats"!  Dazzling pageantry, gasp-inducing feats of athleticism, and spine-tingling contortions combine in a tumbling tour de force as this magnificent troupe takes to stages throughout the globe. First formed in 1959, but with a legacy dipping back thousands of years, the Shanghai Acrobats deftly impress with twirling carpets, hoop-diving, plate spinning, lasso tricks, and more in the debut tour of the thrilling new program Shanghai Nights! - Recommended for ages 7 and up - Sponsored by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and Engineering International Student Programs. Limited seats are available. Contact Lori West (loriwest@illinois.edu) for more information.
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-Engineering International Student Programs: http://publish.illinois.edu/internationalstudentprogram/

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

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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:

http://www.math.illinois.edu/UndergraduateProgram/tutoring.html
 

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.

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