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  • Cyber Security Scholarship for Fall 2024

    This NSF-funded CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program provides scholarships to admitted, full-time UIUC students who are interested in cybersecurity.  Benefits include full tuition and fee waiver, a stipend, and research experience with security experts.

    To learn more, please visit:

    The application form for Fall 2024 Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program (ICSSP) scholarships is now open:

    There will be an information session on Monday, April 1st, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m., in 1015 ECEB for those who are interested in applying.

    Application Deadline:  April 15, 2024

  • GFX Now Hiring for 2024 New Student Registration

    Grainger First-Year Experience (GFX) seeks to hire on-campus and online positions for 2024 New Student Registration (NSR).  GFX is hiring New Student Registration Student Directors, Group Leaders, and Assistants.  Go to this link for more information and to apply:

    Applications are due by Friday, March 22, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

  • BHW Scholarship

    The BHW Group is excited to announce their Women in STEM academic scholarship for women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2024 school year.  Go to this link for more information and to apply:

    Applications are due on April 15, 2024.

  • Illinois Tollway General Engineering Consultant Roadway Inspection Intern

    Onyx Architectural Services is currently seeking an exceptional candidate for a civil engineering intern for their Lisle, IL office from May to August 2024.  This opportunity is available for a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior student in good standing that is working towards a degree in Civil or Construction Engineering.  The candidate will gain experience working with the Illinois Tollway under the direct supervision of the team's leading professionals.  Interested parties should send a resume to Dennis L. McNulty, P.E., Manager of Engineering Services, at

  • Illini Career and Internship Fair

    The 14th annual Illini Career and Internship Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Illini Union in Illini Rooms A, B, C, the South Lounge, and the Pine Lounge.  This Fair is the ideal platform to network, gain career insights, and secure potential positions from employers across diverse sectors.  Career coaches will be onsite in Room 104, offering invaluable advice to ease any last-minute nerves.  We highly encourage you to talk to a few specific employers that you have identified in advance by looking at the list of participating employers on Handshake:

  • 2024 New Mexico Lab-Embedded Entrepreneur Program (NM LEEP)

    The New Mexico Lab-Embedded Entrepreneur Program (NM LEEP) matches entrepreneurs with seed capital; a large network of mentors, customers, and investors; and the unique expertise and resources of Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia).

    NM LEEP offers fellows:

    • A two-year collaboration to advance their technology with DOE National Laboratory researchers
    • Customized entrepreneurial training
    • Connections to networks and business resources with potential strategic partners, investors, and customers

    Annual stipends range from $54,000 to $120,000, plus health insurance, travel reimbursement, and relocation allowance.  Stipend rates are determined by NM LEEP officials, and are based on the candidate's academic and professional background.

    Go to this link for more information and to apply now:

    There will be an Information Webinar on March 19, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.:

    Application Deadline:  April 23, 2024 at 1:00 a.m.

  • 2024 Community Energy Fellowship Program

    The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program is a $550 million formula- and competitive- grant program that provides direct and flexible funding to more than 2,700 state, local, and Tribal governments across the United States.  The EECBG Program is designed to meet community needs and implement projects aligned to over 14 eligible clean energy use areas.

    Fellows will be embedded in communities around the country and will bring new perspectives and skills into local governments and tribes.  Fellows will be assigned to selected local governments or tribes, or teams of them, that are participating in the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program.  Under the guidance of the Host mentor, Fellows will learn while providing technical expertise and support to hosts in the creation, administration, and launch of new clean energy projects and programs as funded through the EECBG program. Participants will receive a stipend based on their academic and professional background.

    Go to this link for more information and to apply now:

    Application Deadline: March 31, 2024 at 10:59 p.m.

  • 2024 FLAME Summer Research to PhD Program at Cornell University

    The Future Leaders in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (FLAME) Summer Program is Cornell University's recruitment program for engineering undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds who are doing significant work in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  Program highlights include academic preparation for graduate school, assistance with preparation of applications to Ph.D. programs, and a $6300 stipend.  The FLAME Program runs from June 9 – August 9, 2024.

    Go to this link for more information and to apply online:

    The first round of applications is due on March 8, 2024, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis afterwards.

  • Summer 2024 Undergraduate Research in Big Data at the University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology

    The BigDataX Program is a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in Chicago, Illinois.  From May 28, 2024 – August 2, 2024, undergraduate students will spend 10 weeks immersed in research on Big Data at either the Illinois Institute of Technology or the University of Chicago, working on large scale distributed systems (e.g. Amazon AWS Cloud, Chameleon Cloud, Aurora Supercomputer, and Mystic).  Selected applicants will receive a $7000 stipend.

    For any questions, please send email to

    To apply to the program, please submit your online application at this link:

    Application Deadline:  March 4, 2024

  • FBI Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) Fellowship

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) provides technical leadership for the FBI as well as for other law enforcement and intelligence agencies through applied research and development.

    As a participant with the Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit’s (CFSRU) Visiting Scientist Program (VSP), you will have an opportunity to enhance your professional development and increase your research capabilities and contributions by participating in forensic research initiatives utilizing state-of-the-art equipment under the mentorship of CFSRU scientists in Quantico, Virginia.  The VSP will expose you to a research environment in a high security government facility and provide an opportunity to perform research in areas of interest unique to law enforcement and national security.

    Go to this link to learn more details and to apply:

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

  • Agricultural Sciences Virtual Career Fair happening tomorrow

    Join the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) TOMORROW, February 28, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., for a virtual career fair showcasing the ORISE internship and fellowship programs for college students, recent graduates, and postdocs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

    During the event, you'll have the chance to:

    • Attend live informational sessions
    • Chat with USDA mentors about open opportunities
    • Connect with ORISE program representatives


  • A One-Year Law Degree for STEM Students? Meet Northwestern's MSL on March 9, 2024!

    Northwestern Pritzker School of Law invites STEM majors to attend their Master of Science in Law (MSL) Open House on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., to learn more about their one-year Master of Science in Law program.  In person and virtual attendance options are available.

    The Open House is an excellent opportunity to hear about this unique degree from the MSL program director, current students, and alums.  The event also features a class that provides a good example of the many offerings in the MSL curriculum.

    Register here:

    If you can’t attend the Open House:

  • 2024 WIE x TEC International Women's Day Celebration

    Sponsored by Grainger Engineering Women in Engineering (WIE) and the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC), this event will include a moderated panel discussion with women engineers and entrepreneurial leaders who will share inspiring stories that reflect on the 2024 theme for International Women’s Day: “Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress.”  The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments, fun, and door prizes.

    The 2024 WIE x TEC International Women’s Day Celebration will take place on Monday, March 4, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m., in 4029 CIF.

    Register at this link:

  • Internships with NOMAD XI

    The Nonlinear Mechanics and Dynamics (NOMAD) Research Institute seeks to tackle research challenges in the field of nonlinear mechanics and dynamics by forming diverse teams of B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students.  The program is sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico, and it will run from June 17 – August 8, 2024 at the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Internships are available in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, material science, and applied mathematics, and you will be matched with research projects based on your research interests and skills.

    For more information, visit NOMAD online at by visiting

    You may also contact Dr. Deborah Fowler, the NOMAD Director, at

    The internship job postings can be found on the web page by searching job ID692368 for undergraduate students or job ID 692353 for graduate students.  These postings will stay open until early March 2024.

  • 2024 - 2025 Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Program

    The Grainger College of Engineering Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Program is for students who are looking for a structured two-semester research experience with a research learning community.  Students in the program work closely with graduate student/postdoc mentors and faculty sponsors on research projects throughout the fall and spring semesters.

    Learn more here:

    Applications may be submitted at this link:

    Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

  • Summer 2024 XR Opportunity for U of I Undergrads through CI MED Jump Simulation Center

    A new Extended Reality (XR) internship opportunity is being offered by the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Jump Simulation Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, beginning on June 3, 2024 and ending on July 26, 2024.  In this internship, students will LEARN about the process of designing and developing XR environments, CREATE the XR environments based on the physical counterparts, and TRANSFORM the current medical training procedure.

    Go to this link for more information and to apply:

    The application is due on March 18, 2024.

  • 2024 ENG+ Midwest Regional Hub (MWRHub) Convening

    On February 16, 2024, from12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Engineering PLUS (ENG+) Midwest Hub Midwest Regional Hub (MWRHub) is hosting a virtual Engineering Students Convening in which representatives (professionals/administrators) from NSBE, SWE, SHPE, AISES, GEM, and NACME share information about the resources and support provided by their respective organizations.  In addition, current and former students will serve on a panel to discuss their experiences as members of these societies/organizations.  It is through these conversations that MWRHub can understand how to best support engineering students, and this convening is open to all students within the MWRHub partner institutions.  

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID:  864 5297 0660

    Passcode:  525658

  • 2024 Global Research Immersion Program for Young Scientists (GripS)

    Zhejiang University is very pleased to announce that the applications for their inaugural Global Research Immersion Program for Young Scientists (GripS) are open.  The GripS program is co-developed by four esteemed universities in China’s Yangtze River Delta region, namely Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Fudan University in Shanghai, and Nanjing University in Nanjing.  The program will be held on campus from June to August 2024

    GripS will allow students to elevate their undergraduate journey by working closely with esteemed professors at one of the four universities.  Students will be able to immerse themselves in a rewarding research experience, discover the region's innovative potential, and become part of a community of global thinkers who are actively shaping the future.  Opportunities for cultural interaction set against the vibrant backdrop of the Yangtze River Delta will also be provided by the four host universities, including company visits, city tours, and Chinese cultural events.

    Zhejiang University will hold a GripS Info Webinar for Applicants on Tuesday, February 20th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST)

    Invitation link:

    Meeting ID:  940 1852 2201

    Passcode:  0229

    If have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Sihui Niu ( at ZJU’s Office of Global Engagement. 

    Go to this link for more information and to apply:

    Applications are open until Sunday, March 17, 2024, 5:59 p.m. (CST).

  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of International Affairs Fellow

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program is designed to provide opportunities for postgraduates to participate in programs, projects, and activities at the Office of International Affairs.  Fellows will receive hands-on experience that provides an understanding of the mission, operations, and culture of DOE.  As a result, fellows will gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of global energy policies; apply their scientific and technical knowledge to the development of solutions to issues of importance to the DOE; and continue their education and involvement in areas that support the DOE mission.  The DOE Office of International Affairs is seeking ORISE fellows to support its mission.

    This fellowship will be in the IA front office, which oversees all of IA’s activities and gives fellows a bird’s eye view of the full scope of IA’s efforts.  The fellow will participate in support of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary. 

    Go to this link for more information and to apply:

    The Application Deadline is February 14, 2024 at 10:59 p.m.

  • Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist (Enforcement Officer/Inspector) Opening with the EPA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking to bring recent graduates onto their team, and they have an inspection position open in Region 5, Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Division, Water Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Branch.  This is an office-centered position located in Chicago.  

    Go to this link for more information and to apply:

    The application process will be open from February 12 – 16, 2024 – only a few days!

  • Spring 2024 Engineering Career Fair

    Engineering Career Services and Engineering EXPO will offer Grainger Engineering students access to 170+ companies actively hiring interns and new college graduates at the Spring 2024 Engineering Career Fair.  The career fair is one of the primary avenues through which our talented students find both internships and post-graduation employment opportunities.

    The Spring 2024 Engineering Career Fair will be held at the Illini Union on Wednesday, February 14th and on Thursday, February 15th, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    For more information, go to this link:

  • IBM-IL Discovery Accelerator Institute (IIDAI) Undergraduate Research Experience (URE)

    The IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute (IIDAI) is a new model of academic-industry partnership designed to increase access to technology education and skill development to spur breakthroughs in emerging areas of technology to accelerate the discovery of solutions to complex global challenges.  Its goal is to enhance the STEM pipeline to graduate school and industry by offering undergraduate students, especially students from underrepresented groups in STEM, the opportunity to do research through the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Program.  Successful applicants will participate in one of the 18 research projects connected to the institute’s thrust areas, including Hybrid Cloud & AI, Materials Discovery, Quantum Computing, and Sustainability.

    Women, first-generation students, and members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

    There will be an Informational Session on February 28, 2024.

    For inquiries, please email IIDAI URE coordinator, Bryana Rivera, at

    For more information and to apply, go to this link:

    Applications open on February 12, 2024 and close on March 21, 2024.

  • Summer 2024 NCSA SPIN Internship Program

    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has a history of nurturing innovative concepts, and some of the best ideas have come from highly motivated, creative undergraduate students.  The Students Pushing INnovation (SPIN) Internship Program was launched to provide University of Illinois undergraduates with the opportunity to participate in hands-on research and contribute to interdisciplinary projects covering focused research areas in AI, Quantum Computing, Data and Computational Sciences, Health Sciences, and Physics and Astronomy, among others. 

    The Summer 2024 SPIN session will take place from June 3 – July 26, 2024, and the SPIN program is currently accepting applications.   They are considering  applications on a rolling basis, so please apply early.

    Apply at by March 3, 2024.

  • U.S. EPA Virtual Hiring Webinar

    Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a virtual Be EPA Hiring Webinar on February 7, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. with Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe and EPA hiring specialists to support first-time applicants and those interested in learning about the federal hiring process.  This event is open to the public.

    Go to this link for more information and to RSVP:

  • Fall 2024 City Scholars Internships

    City Scholars at The Grainger College of Engineering builds the next generation tech workforce and provides students with the opportunity to peek behind the curtains of prestigious tech companies in Chicago.  The Fall 2024 semester-long paid internship and study program provides meaningful, real-world projects where you can showcase your talent, innovation, and ingenuity. 

    For more information, check out FAQs or feel free to contact Mary Deering, Assistant Director of City Scholars, at

    The deadline to apply is February 21, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. 

    Go to this link for the Fall 2024 City Scholars Application:

  • 2024 IMPRINT i-Program

    Registration is open for the IMPRINT i-Program.  Led by Illinois alumni, the IMPRINT i-Program focuses on competencies necessary for displaying leadership during times of personal and professional transition.  At IMPRINT, you will develop skills in managing yourself during times of change, and learn how to develop and maintain the personal and professional networks necessary to sustain success in any environment.  

    IMPRINT will take place on Saturday, February 17th, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Rooms ABC of the Illini Union.

    Registration closes on February 11, 2024. 

    To register, go to this link:

  • 2024 Summer Buckeye Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

    The Ohio State University College of Engineering invites you to apply to their BUCKEYE Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.  It is a 10-week on-site summer research program for students pursuing a STEM major, with an interest in biomechanics and mechanobiology (BMMB).  This program will help you build research and professional skills experience that will support your pathway to and success in graduate school.

    Application Deadline:  February 20, 2024 at 10:59 p.m. 

    Go to this link for more information and to apply:

  • 2nd Annual NCSA Student Research Conference

    The 2nd Annual NCSA Student Research Conference will take place on April 23, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), located at 1205 W. Clark Street in Urbana.  The NCSA invites UIUC students whose research is closely aligned with NCSA research areas of interest, such as Artificial Intelligence, Arts & Humanities, Astrophysics, Digital Agriculture, Data and Computational Sciences, Earth & Environment, and Health Sciences, to give a lightning talk, present a poster, and/or organize a workshop session.  

    Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and dinner will be served, and there is no registration fee.  If interested, register here by April 1, 2024.

  • 2024 Carnegie Mellon University Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) in Materials Science Engineering

    Carnegie Mellon University Department of Materials Science & Engineering invites students who are interested in a summer research experience in the area of Materials Science Engineering to apply for the Materials for Future Computing Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU).  This summer research experience will support the development of an engaged and qualified workforce in the semiconductor industry.  Selected students will work in a research laboratory from May 28 - August 2, 2024 and receive a $6000 stipend and $500 to support travel expenses.

    Apply by March 1, 2024 at this link:

  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar Program

    Every year, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants.  HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training.

    The HSF Scholar Program Application Deadline Is February 15, 2024, 7:00 p.m., Central Time.

    Apply now at this link:

  • 2024 Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) at University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering

    The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering is inviting talented rising juniors, seniors or recent graduates in STEM who are considering graduate education in the field of engineering to apply for an 8-week immersive experience to enhance their research skills from May 22 to July 20, 2024.  They welcome applications for their inclusive REU program from all students.

    For additional information please contact the Engineering Office of Diversity at 412-624-2118 or email Sussan Olaore at

    Apply now for a summer program you won’t forget!

    The Application Deadline is February 19, 2024, and they will continue accepting applications until positions are filled.

  • Hydrogen Shot Fellow Opportunities with U.S. Department Energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects in Washington, D.C.  Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) is seeking innovative Fellows to engage in one of five subprograms and functional areas:

    • Hydrogen Production Program
    • Hydrogen Infrastructure Program
    • Fuel Cell Technologies Program
    • Systems Development and Integration Program
    • Systems Analysis Program

    Click this link for more information and to apply today:

    Selections start this winter, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis afterwards.

  • 2024 First-Gen Resource Fair

    The First Generation Student Initiatives team is hosting the First Gen Resource Fair in partnership with University Library on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., in the Orange Room on the First Floor of the Main Library.  Featured tables will include Writers’ Workshop, Counseling Center, McKinley Health Center, International Education, Grainger Library IDEA Lab, First-Gen Student Initiatives, Library Research Consultations, Career Center, National and International Scholarships Program, and Illinois Extension (financial literacy and management resources).

    Visit for additional information and resources.

  • HOPE Scholarship for the 2023 – 2024 Academic Year

    The Helping Others’ Personal Excellence (HOPE) Scholarship is a student-initiated fee that provides funds for students who demonstrate financial need yet do not otherwise qualify for financial aid.  This scholarship fund—a commitment by students, for students—is intended to help alleviate some of the burdens that come with attaining higher education. 

    Student applicants must identify as one of the following:

    • Undocumented
    • DACA
    • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as listed with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services
    • International from a country experiencing financial strain due to a crisis creating economic instability, political instability, or war

    Click this link for more information and to apply:

    The deadline for the HOPE Scholarship is Monday, January 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

  • 2024 Research and Education for the Advancement of Compassionate Healthcare (REACH) Program

    The Carle Illinois College of Medicine REACH Program is an intensive clinical research immersion summer experience for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.  In addition to this research experience, students will also gain information about preparing for medical school.  REACH is designed to increase the presence of students underrepresented in the field of medicine. 

    This is an 8-week program from June 3, 2024, to July 26, 2024.

    Click this link for more information and to apply:

    The Application Deadline is February 16, 2024.

  • 2024 NACME Corporate Scholarship Program

    The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) invites you to apply for a one-time $5000 tuition scholarship coupled with a paid summer internship. 

    Click on this link to apply now:

    Application Deadline:  February 5, 2024

  • 2024 Clarkson McNair Scholars Research Program

    The Clarkson McNair Scholars Program, located in northern New York, offers a 10-week summer research program with a stipend, plus a room and board package totaling more than $5,500.  Clarkson's research for McNair Scholars focuses on engineering or science.  Other benefits of the McNair Program include workshops designed to explore the graduate school application process, GRE prep classes, graduate school visits, faculty and peer mentoring, and opportunities to present your research locally and at national conferences. 

    Dates of this year’s program: May 20 – July 26 2024

    Click on this link for more information and to apply online:

    Applications close January 31, 2024.

  • 2024 REU FoDOMMaT Program

    FoDOMMaT (The Future of Discovery: Training Students to Build and Apply Open Source Machine Learning Models and Tools) is a 10-week on-site summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).  FoDOMMaT will bring together 10 undergraduate students, particularly those who would otherwise lack such an opportunity, to work on cutting-edge projects from May 20 – July 26, 2024.  The program will begin with a week-long training where students are taught machine learning (ML) / deep learning (/DL) methods.  They will work for the remaining nine weeks on a specific research project under the guidance of a pair of research mentors, one from the project’s research area and the other with expertise in machine learning.

    Click on this link for more information about the 2024 REU FoDOMMaT Program:

    Click on this link to apply now:

    Application Deadline: March 17, 2024

  • 2024 Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program - CISTAR

    The Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program is a paid opportunity for students to participate in a combined 2024 summer experience:  6 weeks doing cutting-edge research at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, from May 20 – June 28, 2024, and 4 weeks mentoring kids participating in an NSBE SEEK camp.  

    The research focus this summer is Energy for Our Growing World--how a wide range of energy sources (renewables, emerging energy technologies—biofuels, solar, nuclear, wind, shale, and other fossil fuels) serve the needs of people and communities, and how we balance those needs against the impact these energy sources differentially have on our world. 

    Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled.

    Click on this link to learn more about the REM Program:

    Click on this link to apply:

  • 2024 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program - CISTAR

    The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is a paid opportunity for students to engage in an intensive research project and participate in professional development.  The REU program includes ten weeks of research at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, or at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, from May 20 – July 26, 2024.  

    Participants will be matched with an Engineering faculty member and graduate mentor on a research project of mutual interest and receive a total stipend of $6,000 for 10 weeks with CISTAR.

    Click on this link to learn more about the REU Program:

    Click on this link to apply:

    Application Deadline:  February 15, 2024

  • Spring 2024 Engineering Research Fair

    The Grainger College of Engineering is hosting the 7th Spring Engineering Research Fair on February 6, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Illini Union Rooms A, B, and C.  Students who have done research in summer, abroad, and/or in other institutions are invited to present at the fair.

    The deadline to sign up TO PRESENT is January 31, 2024.

    Click on this link to sign up and reserve your space:

  • 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS)

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) invites you to present at the 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at the Illini Union (A, B, C, South Lounge, and the 2nd Floor).  The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 21 - 27).  Throughout the day, students will present their oral and poster presentations, creative performances, and interactive exhibits to members of the campus and local community.

    The Application Deadline is Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

    Click this link for more information and to apply to present:

  • 2024 MEISPP Application Deadline Reminder

    The Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) provides 12-week summer internship opportunities within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates from eligible Minority Serving Institutions.  The DOE is committed to Energy Security, Nuclear Security, Scientific Discovery and Innovation, Environmental Responsibility, Management Excellence, Cyber Security, Safeguards and Security, and Technological Advancement.  

    Program Dates:  May 20 – August 9, 2024

    Apply at this link:

    Deadline:  February 15, 2024, 10:59 p.m.

  • Lurie Cancer Center Undergraduate Summer Research Internships

    Administrators at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University invite undergraduate students interested in biomedical and health sciences to participate in leading-edge cancer research and career exploration.  Participants work full-time (35-40 hours/week) under the mentorship of top cancer researchers in state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities to help advance novel research projects in cell and molecular biology, cancer immunology, metabolism, clinical investigation, developmental therapeutics, genomics, population science, health disparities, bioinformatics and other focus areas.  Immersive research training is complemented by faculty lectures, skills workshops, and career development activities.

    Undergraduate students may participate in one of two cancer research internships at the Lurie Cancer Center:

    • ACS-DICR American Cancer Society Diversity in Cancer Research Internship
    • NU-CURE Northwestern University Cancer-Focused Undergraduate Research Experience

    For more information, visit: 

    Complete the 2024 LCC summer research internship application for both programs here:

    Your complete application and 2 letters of recommendation must be received by midnight on January 27, 2024.  Early application is encouraged to ensure available space.

  • Diversity in Cancer Research at the University of Chicago

    Diversity in Cancer Research (DICR) is a cancer research training program for undergraduates interested in careers in biomedicine.  For ten weeks during the summer, participants work full time in the laboratories of established cancer researchers at the University of Chicago, gaining hands-on experience in areas at the forefront of the field. 

    Rigorous research training is complemented with year-round career development and skill-building workshops, leadership training, opportunities in community outreach and engagement, and personalized mentorship for post-baccalaureate transitions.

    DICR is funded by a grant from the American Cancer Society.  More information is available at:

    The 2024 Program Application can be found at:

    Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024.

  • 2024 St. Elmo Brady Symposium

    The UIUC Student Chapter of NOBCChE is excited to present the Spring 2024 St. Elmo Brady Symposium.  The St. Elmo Brady Lecture Series is held each semester to honor Illinois Chemistry Alumni St. Elmo Brady, the first Black American to obtain a PhD in Chemistry in the United States (1916).  This year’s event will feature guest speaker Dr. David Kwabi from the University of Michigan on February 10, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 104 at the Illini Union. The lecture will be preceded by breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and followed by lunch, informational panels, and a poster session in the afternoon.

    The poster session will feature undergraduate and graduate student presenters, and it is open to all students performing STEM-related research.

    The registration deadline for poster presenters and judges is January 26, 2024 while general registration closes on February 2, 2024. 

    General Registration for breakfast and lunch:

    Poster Session Registration: 

    Judge Registration:

  • 2024 Big 10 Engineering - Diversity & Inclusion Career Event (Virtual)

    Big 10 Engineering - Diversity & Inclusion Career Event is an engagement fair that aims to highlight top employers dedicated to diversity and inclusion for The University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Illinois, Northwestern University, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Maryland, University of Nebraska and Ohio State University.  The virtual fair will be held from within on Handshake on Tuesday, January 23, from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  The virtual format of the event encourages networking between students, alumni, and recruiting professionals that will open the door to co-op, intern, and full-time opportunities in the field of engineering.

    Registration for this event will open to students on January 16, 2023.

    How to register:  On Handshake

  • Columbia Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

    The Columbia Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program is a 10-week, fully funded summer research program that gives students access to research experience and professional development at Columbia and the chance to be mentored by STEM faculty and professionals.  This year's program will run from May 30 – August 3, 2024.  There is no application fee and no program fees for students.  In addition, students will be provided with Housing, Dining, a Summer living stipend, Travel reimbursement, and Campus Amenities Access.

    The Columbia University School of Engineering will hold an information session on January 9th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Registration information can be found here:
    Students interested in applying can visit: for the program application.

    Application Priority Deadline:  January 12, 2024

  • Solar Energy Technology Fellow: U.S. Department of Energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program is seeking to develop future leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy.  The EERE STP appointments provide an opportunity for highly talented scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C.  The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) drives research, manufacturing, and market solutions to make the abundant solar energy resources in the United States more affordable and accessible for Americans.

    Applicants selected as a participant will join the SETO team responsible for carrying out activities critical to SETO’s technology mission.  This Fellowship will last one year, with the opportunity to renew for additional years at the discretion of the sponsoring office.

    Apply today at

    Application Deadline:  January 15, 2023 at 10:59 p.m.

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Scholars Connect Program

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) office is seeking undergraduate students to participate in the NIEHS Scholars Connect Program (NSCP), a program is designed to provide environmental health sciences research training for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-focused undergraduate students.  Participants will be a part of research teams striving to accomplish NIEHS research missions in areas related to human health and the environment.

    To be eligible, applicants must have a strong interest in or currently pursuing studies in disciplines related to biomedical research and live within commuting distance of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina area.  Benefits include a competitive monthly stipend determined by academic level.

    To learn more and apply, visit: 

    Application Deadline: February 16, 2024