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  • UIUC: Grainger Engineering Preview Weekend (MERGE)

    Learn more about Grainger Engineering graduate programs in the virtual 2021 Multicultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) Event on September 24, 2021, 2:00-5:30 pm central time.

    Apply now for MERGE 2021

  • ABE 452

    ABE 452 - Engineering for Disaster Resilience in Puerto Rico

    ABE 452 - Engineering for Disaster Resilience

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Link to flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11kMhFX6HG5xNRIzJBx64ZBocyt6QeVSu/view?usp=sharing

    For more information visit: https://drrhecnifa.web.illinois.edu/wp/

    For questions email: drr.hec.nifa_contact.info@lists.illinois.edu

    - This course is designed to engage students in the development of pathways towards designs for sustainable and resilient food, energy, and water provision for disaster-prone regions.

    - We work with communities in Puerto Rico, on real world problems, and seek to develop relationships with other stakeholders around Puerto Rico.

    - Students will review social factors that provide context for specific regions, while quantifying potential engineering resilience provided to communities.

    - Students will directly work with local communities, aid organizations, and peer institutions in the identification and implementation of sustainable and resilient responses.

     

     

  • Urban GIS - GIS Field Position Job Opportunity

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6789910307973201921

    We are still in need of the following positions:

    - GIS Field Technician

    - Senior GIS Field Technician

    - GIS Field Intern

    This is for an on-going project with a utility company. This position will be in the field include gathering audit data on light poles in the greater Chicagoland area.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Uses specialized GPS equipment to report position and record data in company software.

    • Work with Auditing team.

    • Responsible for survey data

    • Responsible for all GPS equipment

    • Creates audit notes in software.

    • You will be heading out to various townships or cities to gather reports from GIS auditors.

    - May start as Part time and move to Full time

    - Can start Immediately

    Applicants must be within Chicago area and must have transportation.

    Send your application to:https://lnkd.in/eMXtRqE

  • Apple Latinx Exchange

    The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has partnered with Apple to bring engaging and varied experiences to college students.

    Apple will be hosting a career panel discussion on April 28, 2021, titled Latinx Exchange.

    Offered by their employee resource group Amigos@Apple, is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a technology career.

    The Latinx Exchange provides a forum for Apple Latinx employees to share their respective stories and offer advice to students in the early stages of their professional careers as they speak of the infinite possibilities in the world of technology.

    Software engineers who work for the Apple Cloud Services (ACS) organization will discuss challenges and inspirations as members of the tech field.

    The Apple Cloud Services team is responsible for crafting systems for Apple services such as iCloud, iTunes, Siri, Maps, and Apple’s software developers take great pride in providing user-friendly products.

    Students who would like to learn more about applying to work at Apple, will have the opportunity to speak with recruiters from the Apple Cloud Services team, and receive guidance in Apple’s hiring process.

    Additionally, students will hear about the importance of diversity and inclusion from Apple’s Latinx employees, and learn how commitment to this mission makes it  one of the top technology companies in the nation.

     

    The Latinx Exchange is scheduled for April 28 at 2:00 PM PDT. 

    Deadline to register is April 21.

    Link to register: https://applecorp.avature.net/test2021?projectId=12987&source=US+Event+Portal&tags=privacy+consent_obtained

    If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact Student Services at chnip@hacu.net.  We hope to see your university represented at the Amigos@Apple Latinx Exchange!

     

  • UIUC Online Summer Program Opportunity - AI in Data Science

    Summer is fast approaching! Are you a current student looking for ways to stay connected and academically engaged? Global Education and Training is offering a 4-week, non-degree/non-credit online summer school program, Artificial Intelligence in Data Science. Students will perform hands-on-analysis of real-world datasets to analyze and discover the impact of the data.

    Top UIUC Faculty Instruction

    Dr. Jana Diesner, Associate Professor, School of Information ScienceDr. Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider, Teaching Associate Professor, Siebel Center for Computer Science

    Rankings 

    ·       In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign computer science undergraduate program 5th in the United States.  

    ·       In 2021, U.S. News & World Report named the iSchool the top graduate school for library and information studies, based on national rankings of accredited master's degree programs. The iSchool has held the top spot since 1996. 

    Eligibility: All current undergraduate students from universities worldwide are eligible to apply. 

    Program dates: July 19 – August 13, 2021

    Program fees: $1000 per student (group rates available)

    Apply here: https://bit.ly/30xebSY

    Email Meng Liu (mengliu2@illinois.edu), GET Program Coordinator, with questions about the program.

  • Urban GIS - GIS Field Position Job Opportunity

    Company: Urban GIS

    GIS Field Position from entry to senior level 

    Currently looking to fill two positions

    - GIS FIeld Intern

    - GIS Field Technician

    Attached is information on the desired positions

    Looking to fill as soon as possible

    Check out their website for more information on Urban GIS and more information on their work in developing the citywide street light database for the Chicago Department of Transportation

  • Research Support Grant (RSG)

    Deadline for applications is March 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

    - Provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms)

    - Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other costs

    - Will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus

    - Want recipients to be able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields

  • CMCC Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

    APPLICATION DUE MARCH 12, 2021

    - The Center for Mechanical Control of Chemistry (CMCC) is a new research center funded by the National Science Foundation

    - Each summer, starting with this coming summer, the Center will have a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program

    - Undergraduate students will carryout fundamental research as a full member of a research group at one of the affiliated center locations (University of Pennsylvania, University of New York City, Texas A&M University, Northwestern University,and University of California-Merced) over a 10 week period.

    - Students will also participate in professional development and science communication in collaboration with the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

    - A virtual option is also being planned to support activities pending the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

    - Encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM

  • IDOT Internship Opportunities

    - Internships available through IDOT

    - Able to search for job descriptions/applications for the region that you may be closest to.

    - District 1 is for Chicago-land and District 5 is closest to Champaign county.

    - Applications have varying due dates, from early March to late April

  • SoNIC Summer Workshop

    The theme of the workshop centers around cloud computing (systems and networking) and data analytics, but students with background in CS, IS, EE, Math, and Physics are eligible to apply. The summer 2021 program will held virtually over Zoom for four (4) half days from June 14 - 17.
    Deadline: March 4

  • UC Irvine Research

    -8-weeks of research experience
    -Hands-on research guided by faculty mentors and graduate students
    -Graduate school preparation workshop
    -Guest speakers and virtual lab tours
    -$4,800 stipend
    Deadline: March 14

  • NACM: Live Virtual Presentation by Marachel Knight

    This will be a live virtual presentation held Thursday, February 25th at 4:30pm (ET) / 3:30pm (CT) / 1:30pm (PT). Please click here to register.
    *Note: NACME Scholars are required to participate in a minimum of 5 virtual events throughout the academic year. 

  • ECS Events

    * Register Now: Spring 2021 Semester Career Fair, Wednesday, February 17
    * ECS + Engineering Ambassadors = Resume Reviews and Career Development Presentations for RSOs!
     --RSO leaders fill out this request form

  • Purdue Graduate Diversity Open House

    Register for this interactive series of workshops February 24, 2021 12:00pm-5:00pm (EST) 

    * Receive a Purdue Graduate School application fee waiver for attending.

  • Syracuse LSAMP Summer Research

    -Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    -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
    Deadline: March 10, 2021

  • PwC Summer Leadership Programs for CS and CompE Students

    PwC has two Summer Leadership Programs: PwC's Career Preview and  Start Internship

  • Hack in Place - Hackathon

    Hack in Place is a three-day online national designathon & hackathon for college students interested in learning practical software development skills by solving challenges centered around rebuilding our communities from the COVID pandemic. The hackathon will take place over Zoom from February 5-7.

  • Penn State Drawdown Scholars Program

    * Undergraduate students in any major who are interested in Drawdown’s mission to reverse global warming
    * Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or U.S. territories if not a full-time student at Penn State
    * Must be at least 18 years of age with plans to graduate in December 2021 or later
    * U.S. students from groups traditionally under-represented in STEM, including women, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ+ students, first- generation college students, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply 

    Deadline: Februrary 15

  • HSF Scholarship

    * Must be of Hispanic heritage
    * Minimum 2.5 GPA
    * Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2020-2021 academic year
    * US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA
    * Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering-Summer Research

    * Sophomore or Junior
    * Citizen or PR of US or Canada
    * Interest in conducting research and pursuing a PhD program
    * GPA 3.5+
    Deadline: February 5

  • Cornell LSAMP REU

    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Native Pacific Islander
    • 3.0+ GPA
    • Must have completed at least 2 semesters of college
    • Must have at least two (2) semesters remaining of undergraduate education at the start of the summer program
    • Note: Participants may not take courses during CU LSAMP REU
      Deadline
      : February 15
  • Uber Career Prep Fellows Program

    This year-long program will consist of five virtual workshops.
    * Enrolled in a 4-year institution or community college transfer to begin at 4-year by Fall 2021
    * Major in CS or closely related field
    * Passion and drive to be successful in the tech industry
    Deadline: Februrary 11, 2021

  • ExploreCSR Computational workshop for undergraduates

    3-day virtual workshop consisting of tutorials and testimonials on how computational methods can be used in scientific research, followed by hands-on practice in small groups.

    Meet graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty mentors to discuss future career and research goals.

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

  • Graduate Program Virtual Open House - University of Cincinnati

    December 9, 2020 - 5:00-6:30PM EST

    Graduate students will gain expertise in theories related to the teaching and learning of engineering, research methodologies, and advancement in their chosen technical engineering discipline.

  • REU Finder

    REUFinder.com is a quick and easy way for students to find research opportunities and is divided by year as well as specific populations. 

  • Summer Research at the University of Pennsylvania

    Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) at the University of Pennsylvania summer Research Experience for Undergraduates projects in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, materials science, or engineering.  10-week program. 
    Deadline: February 1st, 2021

  • Penn State Virtual Graduate Open House

    Virtual graduate open house for the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics and the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional on Tuesday December 1, 2020.

  • Georgia Tech FOCUS 2021

    Learn about Georgia Tech's graduate program during their virtual event January 15 & 16. 

    Apply by November 20

  • Clarkson McNair Scholars Program

    10-week summer research program with a $4,000 stipend

    Sophomore or Junior
    >2.8 GPA
    US citizen or permanent resident
    first-gen URM

  • PhD Open House - Penn Engineering

    Join a virtual PhD Open House event on Friday, November 6, 2020.

    -Learn about doctoral programs and our broad, innovative research agenda
    -Participate in a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art laboratories
    -Meet members of our world-class faculty, staff, and students

  • Global Engagement Programs & Scholarships

    Bailey Global Scholars  deadline November 8 and  Y Global Connections  deadline September 25.

  • NACME Scholarships Avaialble

    Several NACME Scholarships available for engineering majors!

  • Multicultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE)

    MERGE participants are eligible for an application fee waiver when applying to a Grainger Engineering graduate program and are automatically awarded $700 of professional development funds if they matriculate in a Grainger Engineering graduate program.

    Applications are due on September 21, 2020.

    To learn more, join us for the virtual 2020 Multicultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) Event on October 16, 2020, 2-5 pm Central Time. During this event, you will learn about applying to graduate school, funding your studies, and becoming a successful researcher. You will also hear from current students, faculty, and graduate programs staff, and will be able to engage in live Q&A sessions. Following the event, there will be additional opportunities to virtually visit with your program of interest.

  • Research with Sandia or Argonne

    September 17, 5-6PM via Zoom Sandia National Laboratories
    September 18, 12-1PM via Zoom Argonne National Laboratory
    See flyers inside for additional information. 

  • OMSA Fall Tutoring and Advising

    OMSA Fall 2020 tutoring and advising schedule and StudentLingo interactive success workshops.

  • Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program

    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.

    Deadline for applications is October 9, 2020 at 11:59pm.

  • Illinois Club Scholarships

    * 3.0+ GPA
    * 60 credit hours by beginning Spring 2021
    * Graduating no earlier than December 2021
    Application deadline October 17 at 5pm 

  • Virtual GEM GRAD Lab Virginia Tech

    Attend the GEM GRAD Lab (Saturday, October 3rd) to:
    +Get paid to attend grad school
    +Discover Funding Opportunities
    +Learn How to apply to grad school
    +Find out what to expect in grad school

  • GRADUATE ENGINEERING Open House Ohio State (Virtual)

    We are moving to a virtual event offered on two separate occasions: SEPTEMBER 12 - 18, 2020 and NOVEMBER 7 - 14, 2020. 
    • must be currently studying or living in the U.S.
    • 3.0 GPA (cumulative)
    • rising junior or senior in undergraduate program OR
    • currently enrolled in a masters program

  • Lost your summer internship? Check out this opportunity from AT&T!

    The AT&T College Recruiting team will be hosting the AT&T Summer Learning Academy, a self-paced online learning “externship” certificate program, designed to support college students who do not have an internship this summer.

  • HOPE Scholarship for FAFSA-Ineligible Students

    Some circumstances that may disqualify students from receiving federal financial aid include legal status, gender-non-conforming identities, and previous misdemeanors. 
    Deadline: May 1, 2020 at 5 pm.

  • Scholarships

    Inside are links to various scholarships from ISAC, MALDEF, HSF, SHPE: GMIS, and MPower Financing. Apply today!

  • SHPE Virtual Career Fair 12-4pm EDT April 18

    Register here for SHPE's Virtual Career Fair on April 18, 2020 from 12:00-4:00pm EDT. Please have your resume ready. Registration closes April 15. 

  • Summer Research for URM at Purdue

    Included: roundtrip flight, university housing, and a generous stipend.  
    Juniors and Seniors, Apply here!
    Deadline: March 1st

  • Over 150 SHPE Scholarships Available - ScholarSHPE

    Sign into SHPEconnect and Apply now!

  • NSF-funded IOT summer REU program

    Guest speakers, lab tours, and field tripsOn-campus housing and meals (3 meals per day)$4,800 stipend ($600/week) June 21 - August 14, 2020 at UC Irvine
    Deadline: February 22Apply here

  • Exxon Mobil Hispanic Heritage Foundation Fellowship Opportunity

    Students will meet with an ExxonMobil professional 5 times and receive a $1,000 educational grant.

    • Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geoscience,  Material Science, or Engineering Mechanical Engineering
    • GPA 3.5+
    • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

     

  • Engineering, Science and Law Internship Program

    Interested in public policy? The Illinois EPA is looking for engineers for a 12-week paid internship which will provide real world engineering experience. 

  • Study Abroad Opportunities and Info Sessions

    Open for a list of ACES and LAS short-term summer study abroad programs that are open to all majors. All applications are due at 11:59pm on February 15th.

  • PwC Events

    Event: PwC Info Night

    Who: Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors in a 5-year program

    Date:  Monday, February 3rd, 2020

     

    Event:  Start & Career Preview Info Night

    Date:  Tuesday, February 4th, 2020