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  • Puerto Rico: Disaster Relief Project Info Session

    Date:         12/1

    Time:         12pm

    Location:  4101 MSEB

    Free Pizza!

    Course information:

    CRN: 68117

    Rubric: ABE 498

    Section: DRP Credits: 3 hours  T/Th 5-6:15

    Title: Disaster Relief Projects: Hurricane Maria

    Course Explorer Web Address:

    This course is a faculty led study tour to Puerto Rico designed to develop a pathway towards sustainable responses for disaster relief efforts. Students will   investigate background cultural, political, and social factors that preceded recent events within Puerto Rico and will influence sustainability and viability of solutions. Students will be trained in the assessment of the viability of potential technological solutions responding to current challenges for the local societies after the disaster.  Students will be trained in the safety issues associated with entering potentially dangerous areas. Students will work with local communities, aid organizations, and peer institutions in development of sustainable responses to recent events in Puerto Rico. Students will document their visit and their assessments providing a prioritized action plan for future sustainable development. Travel will occur to Puerto Rico during Spring Break, departures on Saturday March 17, and a return on March 25, 2018.

    Course Fee: there will be a fee associated with this course in the amount of TBD, which covers the cost of round trip airfare, ground transportation, lodging, and in-country programming. Scholarships are available. Students should contact their college study abroad office for more information about scholarships. Restricted: Instructor Approval Notes: Although this course is registered for a full semester course, it is scheduled to meet from February 19 through April 13.

  • Hip Hop Entrepreneurship Course

    Hip Hop Entrepreneurship Course

    Register for TE398/AFRO398

    ISR Room 2B

    Instructor Dr. William Patterson

    Explore the relationship between urban America, technology, engineering, social entrepeneurship, and the developement of existing industries. Learn hoe to redevelop existing urban spaces and envision new milennial spaces. Explore fundraising, incubating, marketing, business plan developement, and more.

  • Sandia National Labs Scholarship Opportunity

    Critical Skills Master's Program

    Sandia's Critical Skills Master's Program (CSMP) is a special, entry-level hiring program, which provides new or recent technical bachelor's degree candidates the opportunity to pursue a fully funded Masters of Science degree. The CSMP program is designed to attract talent pursuing key disciplines aligned with Sandia's national security mission, including Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity and Electrical Engineering. Learn more about CSMP.

    Master's Fellowship Program

    Exceptional candidates with bachelor's degrees can receive fully funded master's of science degrees through Sandia's Master's Fellowship Program. Successful applicants will become full-time Sandia employees. After working at Sandia for at least two months, participants will enter graduate school full-time, while receiving benefits and stipends from Sandia. Participants are guaranteed job placement at Sandia after receiving their master's degrees. Learn more about MFP.




  • Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science Program (SURE) at Georgia Tech

    SURE is a 10-week residential summer research program offered at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The program focuses on rising juniors andseniors who are interested in attending graduate school in a STEM field. Students from under-represented minority groups and women are highly encouraged to apply.

    • Housing, meals, and travel expenses are provided, plus a $5,000 stipend

    • Advisement and mentoring by Georgia Tech graduate students and faculty.

    An opportunity to find out more about research and life at Georgia Tech!

    May 20 – July 27, 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science Program(SURE) at Georgia Tech.

    Applications Open: December 1, 2017.

    Deadline for applications: March 1, 2018.

    For more information, contact us at

  • 2017 Stemposium

    Don’t Miss Out: Call for Performances for the 2017 STEMposium!

    The Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program is hosting a public arts event called STEMposium, on Thursday, December 7th, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café. This event will include a series of short performances such as spoken word poetry, stories, skits, monologues, dialogues, theatrical vignettes, songs, stand-up comedy, mini documentaries, etc. related to the following theme: intersections of STEM and issues of identity, power, education, ethics, engagement, and/or social justice. Our goal is to create a collection of performances that raise public awareness of issues related to STEM and social justice and to inspire others into action. We hope to help the audience understand alternative perspectives and experiences in new ways and to think critically about education and engineering for social justice.


    We are looking for individual students or student groups who care about social justice and would be interested in collaborating on this event. If you’re interested, please use the link below to submit an idea for a performance. To allow enough time for screening performances and planning the overall program, submissions are due NO LATER THAN November 15. If you are interested in participating, but need some help to brainstorm/workshop ideas or obtain feedback about your concept for a performance, please contact Valeri Werpetinski at

  • JOUR460: NASA Space Grant Spring 2018

    The Little Satellite That Could

    JOUR460: NASA Space Grant Spring 2018

    In this class you'll use your skill s in interactive web visualization, gaming, digital storytelling and multimedia design and production to tell the true tale of something awesome - a remarkable little satellite, born in an aeronautical engineering lab here on campus and scheduled to be blasted into space in the fall of 2018. The little satellite - about the size of a kitchen blunder - will spend a year doing NASA funded research, reliably following orders beamed from Illinois' mission control center. Then, slowly, a decaying orbit and the friction of earth's atmosphere will conspire to burn the little satellite to a cinder, terminating it and its mission. All that's left will be the science. And the true tale you tell.

    Instructor: Charles "Stretch" Ledford.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 9am-1150am, 13 Gregory Hall

    Credit: 3 hours.

    CRN: 65638

    More info:


  • Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

    The children of Anthony I. Anaebere, Sr., will award a Memorial Scholarship in his honor to oneNigerian-born or first generation Nigerian-American student pursing an undergraduate or graduatelevel engineering degree at an accredited college/university in the United States of America. The Anthony I. Anaebere, Sr., Memorial Scholarship award may vary each year. For this year we will beawarding a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship may be used for tuition and fees, books andsupplies. All applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee's decision on or before Friday,May 26, 2018 at 8pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).

    Applicants for the Anthony I. Anaebere, Sr., Memorial Scholarship must:

    1. Be a Nigerian-born or first generation Nigerian-American student pursing an undergraduate or graduate level engineering degree at an accredited college/university in the United States of America.

    2. Have a cumulative grade point average (gpa) of : Secondary (high school) students matriculating to a 4-year college/university arerequired to have at least a cumulative 3.0 gpa to apply. College/University undergraduate and graduate students are required to have at least acumulative 2.5 gpa to apply.   

    Applications must include the following documentation and be RECEIVED BY: February 18, 2018 at 8pm PST

    1. A completed Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Application

    2. Current resume from applicant (should include list of activities and honors).

    3. One letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to the applicant’s academic credentials. Letter of recommendation may not be from a relative of the applicant.

    4. Academic transcripts from your current institution and/or enrollment verification letter if you will be matriculating to a new program during the 2018-2019 academic year. (If you are matriculating from high school to a four year college/university you are required to submit verification of enrollment from your college/university and complete high school transcripts).

    5. An electronic digital photo and signed photo/image use waiver.

    6. Completion of Application Essay Prompt (essay should be no more than 500 words).

    PLEASE NOTE: The Scholarship Committee will review applications and select the top three candidates for a phone or virtual interview, after which the final selection will be made.

    The application and associated application materials must be submitted together electronically to via e-mail. In the subject of your e-mail for your electronic submission please write: "AIA SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION."

    Applications are due by: February 18, 2018 at 8pm PST.For scholarship details please refer to:

  • The Illinois Club Scholarships

    Over $25,000 in Scholarships

    Are you an undergraduate with at least a 2.75 GPA?

    • Will you have at least 60 hours of credit by the end ofthe Fall 2017 semester?

    • Do you graduate no earlier then December 2018?

    Then you may qualify for one of our scholarships.

    More information and an application can be found at

    Application deadline is October 15

  • 2017 SPIN Open House

    2017 SPIN Open House!

    October 25, 2017, 3-5 p.m. NCSA Atrium

    Are you an Illinois undergraduate looking for your next internship experience? The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is looking for highly motivated, creative students to work on hands-on research projects with guidance from NCSA staff and faculty affiliates. The center will offer a limited number of paid SPIN (Students Pushing INnovation) internships during the Summer 2018 session. The SPIN projects are open to students in any major and any year of study; international students can apply. Want to learn more? Come to our SPIN Open House! You’ll get to meet our NCSA staff and faculty affiliates and learn more about the different projects you could be a part of. Refreshments will be provided.

    For more info contact or visit

  • UCI Graduate Program Visit Day

    Graduate Opportunities at UCI (GO-UCI) Visit Day

    Preview Graduate Programs in Engineering & Information and Computer Sciences

    November 16-17, 2017 University of California

    Irvine GO-UCI Benefits:

    Exposure to graduate programs and campus life. Learn about cutting-edge research and funding opportunities. Tour UCI campus and laboratories facilities. Network with UCI faculty, staff, and graduate students.Learn how to become a competitive graduate school applicants. Application fee waiver to apply to one ICS or Engineering doctoral program. Free program, including meals.Travel awards available for applicants outside of Southern CA.

    Application Requirements: 

    Must be a junior, senior, or have a bachelor's degree. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Genuine interest in research and earning a Ph.D. Completed online application form. One faculty recommendation within or related to your field. Official or unofficial academic transcript. Resume or curriculum vitae.

    Apply online:

    Priority Deadline: October 15th 11:59PM PST 

    Final Deadline: November 1st

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP @ UI)

    Now in its third year of collaboration, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College offer the opportunity for first and second-year undergraduate students (including transfer students) to assist advanced graduate students (those who have completed all coursework requirements and are in the dissertation research stage) with their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship. Undergraduate students will begin work with their mentors in Spring 2018.

    Undergraduate researchers will be given course credit (3 credit hours). Undergraduate students will attend regular weekly class meetings with OUR and Grad College instructors, as well as work one-on-one with their graduate mentors. Students will also complete a final project, consisting of a research poster, to be presented during “Undergraduate Research Week” sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).

    If you have any questions about the application process, the office will be holding informational meetings on Friday October 13 and Wednesday October 18, from 3-3:50pm in Bevier Hall Room 166. Get tips on creating a good statement of interest, why you should participate, and get your questions answered.

    For more information and to apply, please see the post on website: Deadline for applications is Monday, October 30.

    Questions may be addressed to: Please put “URAP” in the subject line.

  • UIUC Graduate and Professional School Fair

    Wednesday, October 18,2017. 12 - 4PM. Illini Union, Rooms, A,B,C.

    Join us for Grad School Prep Month! - Attend a workshop before and after the Graduate and Professional School Fair.

    10/4 Finding Research Opportunities  616 E. Green St., Champaign, Room 213, 4-5 p.m.

    10/5 Exploring Graduate School 616 E. Green St., Champaign, Room 213, 3-4 p.m.

    10/11 Crafting Your Personal Statement 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 4-5 p.m.

    10/12 Making the Most of the Graduate and Professional School Fair 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 3-4 p.m.

    10/26 Taking the Next Step: After the Graduate & Professional School Fair 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 3-4 p.m.

    10/27 International Graduate Student Panel: How to Prepare for Graduate School Applications 616 E. Green St.,Champaign, Room 213, 4-6 p.m.

  • Undergraduate Research Resource Fair

    SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

    DROP BY ANYTIME between 4:00 – 6:00 PM

    Illini Union Rooms ABC

    LEARN about engineering research

    EXPLORE research opportunities

    NETWORK with researchers

  • Volunteer for the ECS Career Fair

    Want a chance to do some potential networking while helping others do the same? Volunteer for the ECS Career Fair happening on Sept 12!

    Not only are there a lot of opportunities for students to give just an hour or two of their time, it’s also a great way for students to be able to see the event if they’ve never been to a Career Fair before!

    If you would like to help out just go to this link:

  • TAMU College of Engineering - Trajectories Toward Graduate School

    We want to invite you to nominate your top Junior and/or Senior student (s) to be a part of Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering Trajectories Toward Graduate School (TTGS) Program. This two-day event, November 8th-10th, is designed to encourage competitive undergraduate underrepresented ethnic minority students to learn about our graduate programs as well as encourage them to consider pursuing a graduate degree with us. As defined by Texas A&M's College of Engineering, these are students who identify themselves as African American, Hispanic, or Native American.

    This event will provide students the opportunity to:

    learn about the application process

    talk to our current graduate students, professors, and advisors

    participate in campus and departmental tours of engineering labs

    learn about the benefits of furthering their education through graduate school

    learn about ways to pay for graduate school

    Application Timeline:

    September 25 — Student Application deadline

    October 3 — Decisions made

    October 9 — Applicants confirm attendance

    Program dates — November 8 - 10

  • Ohio State Graduate Engineering Open House

    Come learn about Ohio State's graduate programs this fall at the Graduate Engineering Open House

    Friday and Saturday,October 13th-14th, 2017

    This two day experience is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about engineering at The Ohio State University!

    The Ohio State University and its College of Engineering are committed to recruiting the best and brightest students for our graduate engineering programs.We recognize the critical importance of a diverse student body and are strongly committed to fostering and enhancing diversity within our graduate programs and in the field of engineering.

    We encourage applications from historically underrepresented populations, African Americans, American Indians/Native Americans, and Hispanic Americans, female, first generation students.

    Over the course of two days, participants will:

    Attend information sessions on applying to graduate school, writing a great personal statement, career services support, research opportunities, and much more.Interact with graduate students, faculty, and staff.Tour the OSU campus and its facilities.

    Majors that are encouraged to apply:

    Engineering,Chemistry,Computer Science,Mathematics,Physics

    All students who attend the Open House will be given an APPLICATION FEE WAIVER to apply to their first choice College of Engineering graduate program.TRAVEL FUNDING is available to guests traveling from outside the Central Ohio area.

    Deadline to apply for travel funding is September 11, 2017.  

    The application takes less than 10 minutes!



  • 2017 AISES National Conference Webinar

    Join Us for a 2017 AISES National Conference Webinar

    presented by IBM

    “Building Your Personal Brand”

    Just in time for the 2017 AISES National Conference! Join IBM for the September 7th webinar designed to help you build your personal brand when meeting with potential colleges and employers.

    Who should attend this webinar?  High School Students, College Students, Early Professionals and AISES Members.

    Who are you? How do you share that with mentors, networks and potential employers? These are the core questions IBM professionals hope to help you answer in "Building Your Personal Brand," an interactive 45-minute webinar that will help you understand how to identify and share your "personal brand." 


    Laura Guio, Vice President of the Systems Services Center of Competency and Sales,IBM 

    Marshan J. Austin, People Engineer, IBM Leadership & Development 

    Peter Mostachetti, IBM Leadership & Development 


    Understand what is a personal brand

    Reflect on what you need to understand about yourself to create a compelling your personal brand

    Begin to build your 30-second introduction; tell the story of who you are and what differentiates you

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    11AM-12PM (EDT)

    Save Your Seat →

    We look forward to seeing you there!


    Can’t attend live? You should still register!  We’ll be sending out slides and the recording after the webinar to registrants. You don’t want to miss out on this information.

  • GE Aviation Female Diversity Recruitment Leadership Summit

    GE Aviation Female Diversity Recruitment Leadership Summit
    October 19 - October 21, 2017
    GE Aviation - Cincinnati, Ohio

    The Female Diversity Recruitment Leadership Summit seeks to identify and recruit highly talented minority female students from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

    YouTube Video:

    Those selected for attendance at the summit receive:

    • Meals, transportation and lodging paid for by GE Aviation
    • Professional Development Seminars
    • Networking with GE Aviation leadership
    • Interview opportunities for Co-Op/Internship assignments with GE Aviation

    Application criteria:

    • Currently enrolled in one of the following degree programs: IE, EE, MechE, AE, Materials, Ceramic, Software Eng., Computer Eng., Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, IT Security, Information Technology Management, Risk Analysis, Management Information Systems
    • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required - NOTE: Sponsorship will not be provided by GE*
    • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 without rounding

    How to Apply:

    To be considered for the 2017 summit you must complete the following:
    1. ) Complete this survey linked below no later than 11:59pm Monday September 18th

    2.) Apply for a co-op/intern position via the link below:

    Candidates selected to attend the Summit will be notified via email no later than September 21st

    * Note: 1) U.S. Citizen or National 2) U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident 3) Person granted refugee status in the U.S. 4) Person granted asylee status in the U.S. 5) A special agricultural worker under section 210 or 6) a beneficiary of legalization through an amnesty program under section 245A of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.


  • 2017 Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern Application Open

    The application for the 2017 Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN) Application is still open. IGEN is a fully funded, two-day visit program for diverse students interested in STEM+ doctoral programs at Northwestern University. This year’s IGEN will be hosted on October 12-14, 2017

    The IGEN application deadline is July 7thWe hope that you will share this opportunity with your students and encourage them to apply. Eligibility requirements are outlined below:

    • Interest in STEM or quantitative doctoral degree (PhD) program
    • US Citizen/Permanent Resident/DACA Recipient
    • Rising Junior or Senior Cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
    • Prior research experience
    • Diverse students from HBCUs, HSIs, and Tribal Colleges are strongly encouraged to apply

    Program Highlights:

    • Fully funded, two-day visit toNorthwestern’s Chicago & Evanstoncampuses for STEM+ students
    • Meet faculty, staff, and studentsfrom our STEM/Quantitativegraduate programs
    • Gain insight into the life of a PhDstudent

    If you have any questions, please contact our office at or visit the IGEN website. We look forward to partnering with your institution! 

  • 2017 Call for Abstracts - GMiS Research Posters Competition

    Join us in Pasadena, CA, from October 18 – 22, 2017, to showcase your cutting edge and emerging research ideas, methods, and techniques to leading engineers and scientists in a premier national forum that recognizes technical talent and achievement. You may walk away with more than just bragging rights. Your research accomplishments may earn you a monetary prize in addition to national recognition.

    *Monetary prizes are based on competition sponsorship


    • Graduate & undergraduate students from an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico

    • Must be from an underrepresented ethnic/racial group in STEM (i.e. Hispanic, African American, or Native American)

    • Pursuing full-time studies in a science, technology, engineering, math or health-related field of study


    • Must register for the HENAAC Conference

    • Must submit an entry form and abstract to

    • Mandatory attendance at the Student Leadership Reception on Saturday evening, October 21st where winners will be announced

    Abstract Deadlines

    SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 (To be considered for a travel grant. Travel grant support is available on a competitive basis. Early-Bird Registration available.)

    SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 (No travel grant consideration.  Regular registration available.)

    Please direct your questions to:

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Bahl Group #2

    Project Description: Our group is exploring techniques by which the flow of sound waves can be manipulated in arrayed structures – to produce topological and nonreciprocal phenomena. We are currently looking for an undergraduate researcher to work closely with a postdoctoral researcher on the design, manufacture, and testing of magnetic oscillators related to this project.

    Read our article related to this project:

    Successful candidate starts this summer 2017!


    - Ability to dedicate >15 hours per week in the summer
    - Background in mechanics/dynamics
    - Background in basic electrostatics and magnetostatics (level of Physics 212)
    - Experience with in CAD software (e.g. Solidworks)Preferably (not essential), with experience with operational amplifiers circuits
    - Preferably (not essential), with background in signal processing (transforms, filtering, coding)
    - Preferably (not essential), with basic experience with circuits and soldering
    - Preferably (not essential), interested in pursuing research through 2017-2018 school year

    Submit the following to apply

    - Curriculum vitae
    - Unofficial transcript

    Please contact

    Dr. Inbar Grinberg (Postdoctoral Researcher, Mechanical Science and Engineering)

    Official website:

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Bahl Group #3

    Project Description: We are pursuing experimental research on microwave isolators and circulators for signal routing in spatiotemporally varying circuits. We are currently looking for an undergraduate researcher to support this effort.

    Successful candidate starts this summer 2017!


    - Ability to dedicate >15 hours per week in the summer
    - Has taken Electromagnetics course (ECE 329 or equivalent) and familiar with wave propagation and transmission lines
    - Preferably (not essential), with experience with microwave circuit design and analysis and with circuit simulation software (ADS, HFSS)
    - Preferably (not essential), with background in signal processing (transforms, filtering, coding)
    - Preferably (not essential), interested in pursuing research through 2017-2018 school year

    Submit the following to apply

    - Curriculum vitae
    - Unofficial transcript

    Please contact

    Christopher Peterson (Graduate Student, Mechanical Science and Engineering)

    Official website:

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Bahl Group #1

    Project Description: Our group is currently developing extremely high-throughput biosensors using opto-mechanical resonators. An undergraduate researcher is needed to help fabricate microresonators, to develop flow control apparatus, and perform Comsol simulations in relation to this project.

    Our recent papers on the topic can be found here:

    Successful candidate starts this summer 2017!


    - Ability to dedicate >20 hours per week in the summer
    - Has basic coursework on fluid mechanics
    - Preferably (not essential) with prior experience with CAD software (e.g. Solidworks) and finite element simulation (e.g. Comsol)
    - Preferably (not essential), with experience with implementing control systems
    - Preferably (not essential), with background in signal processing (transforms, filtering, coding)
    - Preferably, interested in pursuing research through the 2017-18 school year

    Submit the following to apply

    - Curriculum vitae
    - Unofficial transcript

    Please contact

    Jeewon Suh (Graduate Student, Mechanical Science and Engineering)

    Official website:

  • Dow Diamond Symposium

    The Dow Diamond Symposium is an exciting three day event intended for African American, Latino, and American Indian undergraduate students majoring in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Accounting/Finance, and Business Administration with one of the world’s largest and leading chemical companies. Selected participants will be exposed to potential career opportunities within Dow and learn more about the Science to Our Success.

    Diamond Symposium participants can expect to:
    - Hear from dynamic Dow leaders on “How to Create Your Personal Brand” and “Build Networking Skills”
    - Learn more about Dow, our technology & products, our sustainability, and our employee resource groups
    - Participate in a cross-functional case study
    - Meet and network with Dow leaders and employees

    The event runs from August 21st through August 24th in Midland, Michigan. The symposium is before the first day of instruction for Fall Semester. Travel, food, and accommodation expenses will be covered.

    You should apply as Engineering or Supply Chain Management. Please review the qualifications and online expectations.

    For more information and to apply:

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Airconditioning and Refrigeration Center

    Project Description: Project involves heat transfer and fluid dynamics study of refrigerants (like R32, R1234zeE) in microchannel tubes (tube with a hydraulic diameter at a scale of 1mm) by experiments and theoretical analysis. We are looking for students who are eager to enter a top graduate school or want to have research experiences. In particular, students who want to do modeling in fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Students will start with reading papers and will eventually analyze data. After analyzing the data, the student should be able to use the knowledge in fluid or heat transfer courses to build a model. Students are expected to summarize information for a conference paper-level report. The time scale and result depend on the student's input.


    - Mechanical Engineering or Theoretical and Applied Mechanics student
    - Have taken an undergraduate level fluid dynamics course or an undergraduate level heat transfer course
    - Preferably with Matlab and Excel experience
    - Preferably knows Buckingham Pi Theorem
    - Preferably knows mass, momentum, and energy balance of a control volume in fluid dynamics and heat transfer

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume
    - Unofficial transcript

    Interested applicants, please contact

    Houpe Li (Graduate Student, Mechanical Science and Engineering)

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Prof. Salif's Lab

    Project Description: Project involves putting together a device for stiffness measurement of soft material, and assisting in biomechanics research including data analysis.


    - Can commit to research for at least 10 hours per week
    - Have a passion for science and/or technology
    - Preferably with programming experience
    - Preferably with background in biology
    - Preferably with device design experience

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume
    - A list of date/time available to meet for 0.5-1 hour

    Interested applicants, please contact

    Anthony Fan (Graduate Student, Mechanical Science and Engineering)

  • Illinois Undergraduate Research Week (URW)

    April 23 - 29, 2017
    URW showcases the best of undergraduate research
     and creative inquiry. Campus events include workshops, special exhibits, and colloquia sponsored by individual deaprtments, programs, and units, highlighting the best of our students' work.

    2017 URW Program

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Information and Intelligence Group

    Project Description: MUS-ROVER is a novel research project on music intelligence. It is also the name of the first automatic music theorist that analyzes music from scratch, upon which we further build applications including personalized music education, music style identification and mixing, automatic composition, etc.

    A detailed introduction, as well as system demos, can be found on its official website:

    SUMMER OPENINGS: We are looking for students who are interested in this project to help us with -

    1) Developing the MUS-ROVER web application of a personalized music education system (music web designer and developer)
    2) Formatting and processing music data (music data scientists)
    3) Potentially some other small projects as well


    - Being able to work this summer
    - Proficient in scientific computing (using Python) or web design/programming
    - Proficient in reading music notations in sheet music and/or music theory and/or music composition
    - Good at self-learning software/data formats, such as finale, MIDI/MusicXML, etc.

    Submit the following to apply

    Resume (submit through the recruiting page in the project's official website)

    Go to and scroll down to the bottom to fill in the application form.

    Interviews will be scheduled with applicants who meet the requirements.

    Please contact

    Haizi Yu (Graduate Student, Computer Science)

    Official website:

  • Internship Opportunities for Summer 2017 at SRAM

    Still looking for work this summer? SRAM LLC is looking to hire a Test Development Engineer Intern in both Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL.

    Education/Minimum Qualifications:

    - Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in Mechincal Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a relevant engineering program
    - Excellent verbal communication skills; strong attention to detail is a must
    - Ability to work with others, but high self-motivated to achieve individual tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment
    - Knowledge or interest in bicycles is a bonus

    Interested? Learn more in the linked documents and apply here:


  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Information and Intelligence Group

    Project Description: MUS-ROVER is a novel research project on music intelligence. It is also the name of the first automatic music theorist that analyzes music from scratch, upon which we further build applications including personalized music education, music style identification and mixing, automatic composition, etc.

    A detailed introduction, as well as system demos, can be found on its official website:

    SUMMER OPENINGS: We are looking for students who are interested in this project to help us with -

    1) Developing the MUS-ROVER web application of a personalized music education system (music web designer and developer)
    2) Formatting and processing music data (music data scientists)
    3) Potentially some other small projects as well


    - Being able to work this summer
    - Proficient in scientific computing (using Python) or web design/programming
    - Proficient in reading music notations in sheet music and/or music theory and/or music composition
    - Good at self-learning software/data formats, such as finale, MIDI/MusicXML, etc.

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume (submit through the recruiting page in the project's official website)

    Go to and scroll down to the bottom to fill in the application form.

    Interviews will be scheduled with applicants who meet the requirements.

    Please contact

    Haizi Yu (Graduate Student, Computer Science)

    Official website:

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Chemistry, Prof. Grubele's Lab

    Project Description: Polyaniline-based membranes: development, characterization and applications

    Doped polyaniline is probably the most popular electroconductive and redox active polymer. We have studied physicochemical properties of polyaniline membranes, and have demonstrated that it is possible to conduct transmembrane redox reactions between two aqueous solutions. Donor and acceptor of electrons are separated, they are not mixed, but still react, even at neutral pH. It means that the products do not have to be separated and purified after reaction.

    In addition, transport of electrons leads to the transmembrane voltage, which may be used in electrochemical redox sensors for biomedical, environmental and food applications. Paper covered with polyaniline becomes electroconductive, and may be used in bendable batteries. There are many other possible applications.

    This project is an excellent opportunity in gaining experience working with this new and interesting material. You will work in the Chemistry Department, in a lab of Professor Martin Gruebele under direct supervision of an experienced PhD, and will use a broad set of modern physicochemical methods, including spectroscopy and electrochemistry.


    - Knowledge of general and physical chemistry
    - Introductory level lab experience

    Interested applicants, please contact

    Dr. Nikolai Kocherginsky (Researcher, Department of Chemistry)

  • College of Engineering Courses for Undergrad Researchers - Fall 2017

    1-credit hour
    214 Ceramics Building
    Meets October 23 to December 13
    TR, 12:30-1:45PM

    Essentials of safe laboratory practice. Topics include chemical, electrical, biological and radiation safety, waste disposal and fire hazards. Lecture and demonstration format. Essential for students who will perform undergraduate research in a laboratory. Restricted to students in the Engineering College. Physics, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Agrkcultural & Biological Enginerring and Chamistry: contact instructor for override. 

    1-credit hour
    106B3 Engineering Hall
    Wednesdays, 12:00-12:50PM

    This course will introduce undergraduate students to how engineers and scientists approach research, communicate their ideas and results, and are trained. The course will spotlight some of the engineering research currently on campus (monthly luncheons) and provide some background preparation for students interested in taking part in research as an undergraduate. This course is open to all undergraduates in science, technology, engineering, and math. It is designed to complement your research experience!

    1-credit hour
    Meets August 28 to October 20
    Wednesdays, 11:00-11:50AM

    This course will introduce undergraduate students to advanced degrees and how to best prepare for the application process. The course will provide opportunities to explore graduate programs, develop application materials, and understanding funding mechanisms. Intended for juniors and advanced sophomores. Restricted to undergraduate engineering students.

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates at UC Irvine

    Cultivating the IoT-Enabled Smart Community (IoT-SITY)
    June 25 - August 18, 2017
    Application Deadline: Monday, May 1st at 11:59 PM PST 



    - 8-weeks of research experience
    - Hands-on research guided by faculty, mentors,  and graduate students
    - Guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips
    - $4,000 stipend plus room and board
    - Travel allowance (up to $600)


    - Computer Architecture and Design
    - Cyber-physical Systems
    - Embedded Systems
    - Human Computer Interaction
    - Transportation Systems
    - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    - Hydrologic System Modeling
    - Multimedia Computing Networks and Distributed Systems
    - Intelligent Structure

  • Participate in a study on race and social media and earn $15

    *Participate in a study on race and social media and earn $15*

    Are you an undergraduate student at UIUC?Do you self-identify as African American/Black, Asian American, Caucasian/White, or Hispanic/Latino?

    Do you use social media?If you answered "yes" to all three of these questions, we would like to invite you to participate in a 90-min. focus group that explores your experiences with race- and ethnicity-related content on social media.

    Participants will be provided food and compensated $15 for their participation.

    If you are interested in participating in a focus group in April, please click on the following link:

    For Questions, Contact:

    Cabral Bigman, PhD
    Department of Communication

    Shardé Smith, PhD
    Department of African American Studies

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Leckband Group

    Project Description: Build and incorporate a Labview interface for the operation of an instrument, the Surface Force Apparatus. The interface must operate the components (camera, motors etc), provide relevant readings, and process/analyze data in real time. Side work will include assisting in operating the intrument for conducting experiments when necessary. Main focus however will be on building and finetuning the interface.


    Must have Lab
    View knowledge and experience
    Have taken and passed general chemistry courses
    Proficient in MatLab (preferred)
    General programming knowledge (preferred)
    Experience with hardware communication and interfacing (preferred)

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume - include relevant courses taken and corresponding grades AND expected graduation date
    - Undergraduate Research Statement (less than 2 pages; double-spaced)
    - Include prior research experiences, how long you plan on working on this project, future summer plans
    - Address the following
    -- Why do you wish to conduct undergraduate research?
    -- What are you hoping to get out of undergraduate research?
    -- Ideally, what do you want to do after graduation? (e.g., grad school, industry, professional school)

    Please contact

    Jason Madinya (Graduate Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
    Leckband Group

  • International Engineering Research Abroad


    The College of Engineering International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) is still accepting applications for summer research opportunities in the following countries:

    South Korea
    Taiwan (Junior standing preferred)

    All research is reviewed by chief department advisors upon return to campus to determine if you will receive technical credit.

    Applications Due: April 1, 2017
    For more details about research abroad opportunities, please visit the IPENG Office at 210 Engineering Hall.

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Selvin Group

    Project Description: Single molecule study of Kinesin and Dynein motors in vivo and in vitro. We will use fluorescence microscopy and cell biology techniques for studying the behavior of molecular motors of the cell. You will learn about the biology of molecular motors, optical microscopy and single molecule studies.


    - Strong interest in biophysics research
    - Desire to learn new things
    - Must be willing to work hard
    - Physics, biophysics, bioengineering, or chemical and biomolecular engineering majors (preferred)
    - Have taken Physics 475 and Physics 598 BP (preferred)
    - With previous biology/biophysics experience (preferred)

    Submit the following to apply

    - Curriculum vitae
    - Unofficial transcript

    Please contact

    Saurabh Shukla (Graduate Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Biophysics)

  • Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program

    ICSSP is a scholarship for service program intended for students interested in specializing in cybersecurity and who want to work for the government upon graduation. Accepted students receive an amazing scholarship that includes a full tuition water plus a generous stipend to support educational expenses. Typically we offer the scholarship for a student's in their last 2 years of a degree program and in return, these scholars need to work for the government for the number of years they receive the scholarship.

    We are currently accepting applications now through March 31, 2017

  • INFO 490 Makerspace Studio Classes

    Markerspace Studio Classes at the CU Fab Lab

    Explore your creative side in one of these hands-on Makerspace Studio Classes.

    Learn to use digital fabrication tools like: electronic cutters, laser cutters, small electronics, digital embroidery machines, and 3D printers.

    Curiousity and playfulness encouraged. Artistic talent not required!

    Digital Fabrication Rapid Prototyping: Section A includes an emphasis on iteration and self-directed learning through making. Students will complete and present an independent project at the end of the course that combines multiple tool areas.

    Section A: Iterative ProjectCRN 65245
    FALL 2017

    Makerspaces in Schools, Libraries, & Museums: Section B includes an emphasis on community engagement in makerspaces. Students in this section will evaluate makerspace curricula for classrooms, libraries, and museums and will have the opportunity to conduct a workshop with our community partners.

    Section B: Community Engagement
    CRN 68131
    FALL 2017

  • 2017-2018 HENAAC Scholarship Application

    Have you submitted your HENAAC scholarship application yet? Don't delay, submit TODAY! The Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS) 2017 HENAAC Scholarship Application Portal is Now Open!

    DEADLINE11:59 PM PST, April 30, 2017

    Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students, who intend to or are currently pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, are encouraged to apply for these merit-based scholarships. Students must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community.

    Scholarship awards range from $500 - $10,000.

    Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the 29TH HENAAC Conference, from October 18 – 22, 2017, in Pasadena, CA. Great Minds in STEM subsidizes over $850 in registration, travel and housing for the Scholars to attend this conference, where they will meet their sponsors, be awarded their scholarship and formally recognized as new members of the GMiS Scholars Society.

    Types of scholarships:

    • Corporate/Government Sponsored Scholarships – These scholarships are made possible thanks to our dedicated scholarship sponsors from corporate America, federal agencies and affinity groups.

    Special Recognition Scholarships

    • Intel Scholarship – These highly-competitive $10,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified graduate students pursuing a computer science, IT or related software development degree. Recipients may also have the opportunity to receive a Letter of Intent from Intel. 

    • U.S. Navy STEM Scholarship - These highly-competitive $10,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified graduating high school seniors, who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and will be pursuing a STEM degree at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). During their first semester in college, these scholars have the opportunity to apply for the Student Employment Program, which provides them a summer internship and continued funding through their undergraduate career, so long as the student maintains a competitive GPA.

    In Memoriam and Personal Scholarships - Great Minds in STEM awards some very special scholarships, which have been established in the loving memory of an endeared supporter of GMiS or have been established by long-time supporters and dear friends of GMiS.  Scholarships begin at $500.

    Please visit the GMiS website to learn more about the various types of scholarship

    Apply Now

  • NACME/Chevron Scholarship Opportunity for non-NACME Scholars

    NACME was awarded a grant from the Chevron Corporation to provide additional scholarship support for four (4) students at your institution.  Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 scholarship award for one year, for the academic year 2017-2018. Please note that this scholarship is for non-NACME Scholars.

    Attached is a copy of the application which includes the guidelines for the scholarship.  Eligible students must be freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are pursuing the following engineering disciplines: mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, etc . 

    Please distribute to your students and encourage them to apply and the due date is April 1, 2017.

  • ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

    ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded International oil & gas companies, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.

    Selected students will be exposed to a top quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with one of ExxonMobil engineers/scientists to learn how their knowledge is applied in a corporate setting.

    Fellowship Components

    The Fellowship consists of five 1-hour meetings with a mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program (on-line), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to the organization and company career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. In addition, there exists the possibility to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

    Fellowship Requirements

    This opportunity is highly competitive and open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a 4-year college or university.
    - Fellowship applicants with the following majors will be given priority:
    - Mechanical Engineering
    - Chemical Engineering
    - Civil Engineering
    - Electrical Engineering

    Applicants with these majors will be considered also: Computer Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Industrial Engineering, Material Sciences, Mathematics, Materials Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics

    Other Requirements:
    - Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above
    - Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    - Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired). 

    For the 2017 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship.

    This opportunity available through the LOFT program are for Hispanic students. Others interested should contact the company's website directly. If you have questions please contact Please use "ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship" in the subject line. The 2017 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Application will close April 11, 2017, @11:59 p.m.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities at ARI

    The Materials and Manufacturing Group at ARI is seeking up to two undergraduate researchers for this summer. The researchers would work with Dr. Dan Krogstad on a new Air Force funded research project. The positions would be for 40 hours a week for the summer. It is possible that the positions could extend into the school year at ~10 hours per week.

    The project involves developing materials and methods to produce 3D printed, ordered nanocomposites. Current self-assembled materials are limited because the ordering typically extends to a maximum of a few microns. To make macroscale ordered nanomaterials, other processing methods are needed. We are using direct ink writing to deposit micron sized beads of materials into macroscale structures. The first position will work to explore the variable space in the development of these new materials. The second position will focus on optimizing the direct ink writing process for these materials.

    Position 1: Materials Development

    Duties and Responsibilities

    - Prepare new nanocomposite materials to determine the effects of variables on the materials structure and properties
    - Perform polymers characterization on the developed materials including rheological testing of resins, mechanical tensile testing, DSC, SEM, DLS, and/or SAXS
    - Effectively work in a team environment to solve research challenges

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Undergraduate student in materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, bioengineering or related engineering disciplines
    - Basic understanding of polymer chemistry and materials properties
    - Experimental research experience in polymers synthesis and/or characterization/testing
    - Experience with polymers characterization equipment such as DMA, rheometer, DSC, SEM, DLS, and/or SAXS

    Position 2: Direct Ink Writing Optimization

    Duties and Responsibilities

    - Determine the capabilities and limitations of the direct ink printer with respect to a range of ink properties
    - Perform polymers characterization on the polymer inks and the printed materials including rheological testing of the resins, mechanical tensile testing of printed samples
    - Effectively work in a team environment to solve research challenges

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Undergraduate student in materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, or related engineering disciplines
    - Background using CAD programs such as AutoDesk Fusion 360
    - Experimental research experience in polymer 3D printingExperience with polymer characterization equipment such as DMA, rheometer, and DSC

    To apply for these positions, email your curriculum vitae (CV) to Dr. Dan Krogstad at

    Please visit the Illinois ARI Website for more information.

  • REU at UCONN for Students with ADHD

    This REU Site is funded by The National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Engineering Education and Centers, offering research opportunities in the security of crucial infrastructures to undergraduates with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD).  Studies suggest that students with ADHD are more creative and more willing to take risks. Those traits are exactly what the field of engineering needs. Therefore, these students may offer the potential to present revolutionizing solutions to complex problems dealing with cyber and physical security of critical infrastructure. 

    The program combines a ten-week traditional summer REU research experience with close mentorship, specially designed seminars, brainstorming sessions, and workshops designed to address the strengths and needs of participants.  Students will participate in their own original research projects in the morning and in the afternoon there will be laboratory rotations to provide a multidisciplinary research experience.  Participants will have the opportunity to present their creative ideas relating their experiences from different research areas.


    - Students diagnosed with or showing signs of ADHD who are traditionally underrepresented and underserved in engineering programs
    - Must be US citizens or permanent residents enrolled as engineering majors
    - Must have completed their sophomore or junior year by June 1, 2017
    - Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (out of 4.0)

    Applicants must provide a document from the doctor or complete a self-assessment for proof of eligibility upon acceptance. Project investigators will do diligence to protect the privacy of each participant.

    The registration website will be launched on the high security server of the UConn School of Engineering.  However, it should be noted that, if you are selected to participate in the program, lab directors and possible the graduate students who will be in the program will be aware of the eligibility requirement for this REU Site. If you have any questions regarding your privacy you may contact the Principle Investigator Arash E. Zaghi at or (860) 486-2468.

    Apply Online Now!

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 17, 2017

  • ENG 199 EM: Engineering the Mind

    New 2nd-half, 8-wk course for 1 credit for Spring 2017! Meets once a week on Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm. This course explores topics like optical illusions, magic tricks, and how the brain can be fooled. The purpose of the course is to show you a whole new world and leverage our understanding of the brain to improve how you learn. Currently, this course is open only to first- and second-year engineering students, but the restric tions will soon be opened up for more students. For more information, you may contact DS Choi at

    Here is the link to the course explorer:

  • JPMorgan Chase 2017 Freshman & Sophomore Diversity Programs

    From JPMorgan Chase:

    We are excited to announce some of our new undergrad diversity programs targeting Freshmen and Sophomores for 2017. We are rolling out two programs: The Freshman Experience and the Sophomore Development Fellowship. Attached are the program flyer and FAQs for each program.

    The Freshman Program will introduce and educate diverse students about the financial services industry and JPMC. The Sophomore Development Fellowship will develop and train students on their professional skills (analytical, technical and communications skills). 

    Program qualifications: Both programs are open to students who have a cumulative 3.2 GPA or above who self-identify as Black, Hispanic or Native America and expect to graduate in 2020 for the Freshman Experience or 2019 for the Sophomore Development Fellowship. Students from all majors who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply.

    Applications are now open.

  • Mentoring Undergraduates in Science and Engineering (MUSE)

    Are you looking for a mentor?

    The Mentoring Undergraduates in Science and Engineering (MUSE) program is designed to foster mentoring relationships. The program aims to network undergradaute students with graduate students and to facilitate mentor-mentee relationships based on a common research interest. Participants define their own goals and the direction of the mentoring relationship.

    - Learn about graduate school and the application process
    - Learn about research and what it involves
    - Find opportunities to be involved in research projects
    - Seek advise on particular research projects
    - Shadow your mentor to learn about graduate school life


    - Must be a University of illinois student
    - Must be enrolled in the College of Engineering

    To apply to participate in MUSE, please complete the information sheet on this MUSE webpage.

    Please visit the MUSE Website for more information.

  • Undergraduate Research Certificate Program

    Are you devoting a significant portion of your time to research?

    The campus-wide Illinois Office of Undergradaute Research(OUR) sponsors the Undergraduate Research Certificate program. Undergradaute students whose academic experience is centered on research are encouraged to apply to receive a Certificate in Undergraduate Research.

    Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Illinois to be eligible for the program. Those interested to participate in the certificate program should inquire prior to their senior year.

    To register for the certificate, students must complete the online application form and submit the appropriate documentation.

    For information about the certificate requirements, please visit the Undergraduate Research Certificate Program website or contact the OUR at

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Distributed Autonomous Systems

    Project Description: Research involves DQN (Deep Q-Network), deep learning, artificial intelligence for computer games, agent playing against human


    - Major in computer science or computer engineering (preferred)
    - Interest in developing web application, machine learning, and autonomous agents

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume
    - Motivation letter
    - List of projects completed

    Please contact

    Denis Osipychev (Graduate Student, Agricultural and Biological Engineering)
    Email: deniso2@illinois.eduDASLAB

  • 2017 Syracuse University LSAMP Summer Research Program

    The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University.
    Through this program, scholars will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SU LSAMP research program was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    What are the benefits?
    - $3400 research stipend
    - Round-trip travel stipend of up to $150*
    - Free double occupancy room on the SU campus
    - State-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computers, etc. Meals provided during group events

    *For students living outside of the Syracuse area

    Who is eligible?
    - Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander.
    - Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.80 or better
    - Have completed at least two semesters of college
    - Participants may NOT take courses during the summer program

    Research Areas
    Students may apply for research opportunities in any of the following NSF-classified STEM disciplines: Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geosciences, Life/Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics/Astronomy 

    Application Deadline: February 17, 2017

    Notification of acceptance will be March 31st


    Danielle Lemon
    Syracuse University LSAMP
    404 Sims Hall
    Syracuse, NY 13244