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  • 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!

    APPLY TODAY

     

  • Ohio State Graduate Engineering Open House 2022

    Greetings from Ohio State!

    The College of Engineering invites you to apply to the Graduate Engineering Open House (GEOH) which will take place this October. The priority deadline to apply is Monday, September 22nd and the final deadline will be Friday, October 14th. Travel funding available, but space is limited. Apply by the priority deadline for priority consideration.

    WHAT | This invite-only event aims to give prospective graduate students a preview of what Ohio State engineering has to offer and how we support your success.  The event is specifically aimed at underserved or underrepresented student populations including, but not limited to, female, racial and ethnic groups (African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American and Native Alaskan) historically underrepresented in STEM fields, veterans, LGBTQ+, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. 

    Priority deadline: Monday September 22nd 

    WHEN | Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, 2022. View the full agenda here.

     

  • Ohio State's Prospective Graduate School Open House

    Interested in graduate studies? Attend Ohio State’s graduate programs preview day. Application deadline: Friday, September 18, 2015.

  • ORISE Participant/Alumni Panel Discussion

    Date and Time:  Tuesday, June 28, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

    The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) invites you to join them for an ORISE Participant/Alumni Panel on June 28th to learn more about the ORISE internship and fellowship experience.  A panel consisting of current and former ORISE participants will discuss how their participation in ORISE better prepared them for their careers.

    You can register for the Webinar at this link: 

    https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_u7bBIqpORfC-jgMlPInsiw

    If you have any questions or trouble registering, contact ORISE at:

    ExperienceORISE@orau.org.

  • Penn State STEM Open House

    Interested in graduate school? Visit Penn State! Application Deadline: September 11, 2015

  • Portuguese/Brazilian Studies Major and Minor Course Info Session

    Thinking about international business, agriculture, engineering, or Latin American affairs, in addition to area/cultural/language studies? Learn more on Tuesday, November 17 at 11:00am in FLB 1080 – Lucy Ellis Lounge

  • Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium: October 2-4, 2014

    The Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium (PEGS) is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students who are eligible for graduate study to apply to Princeton.  This three-day program includes interacting with faculty and seminars about graduate study.  If invited to the symposium, Princeton will provide transportation, lodging, and meals.  

    Application Due Date: September 12, 2014

  • Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium (PEGS)

    interested in graduate studies at Princeton? Visit during PEGS

  • Procter & Gamble – Research Your Future in Science Seminar

    Freshmen and sophomores: learn what it’s like to work in R&D at P&G. Deadline: April 24, 2015

  • Public Works Engineering Interns

    The City of Champaign seeks qualified candidates for a career opportunity as an Engineering Intern in the Public Works Department. Application deadline: March 13, 2016

  • Qualcomm - DECA 2015

    Gain experience in the wireless industry. Deadline: 11/17

  • Register Today for the AISES Region 5 Conference

    Every spring the seven Regional Conferences gather student and professional members to champion each other and expand their knowledge and skills through a wide variety of workshops and sessions.

    Regional Conferences are typically held at college campuses, hosted by the school’s AISES Chapter. Many professional members participate as mentors and speakers, sharing their expertise and facilitating discussions in areas like engineering, environmental science, or on crossovers between traditional ecological knowledge and western science. 

    Online registration is available until: 3/11/2022

    When: March 18 - 20, 2022

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates

    Conduct research at Mississippi State University. Applications due by March 1, 2015

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates

    Conduct research at Mississippi State University. Applications due by March 1, 2015

  • REU Opportunity at Tennessee Technological University

    Conduct manufacturing related research and experience techno-entrepreneurship.

  • SAGE Corps

    Work abroad with foreign tech startups for 8-12 weeks! Apply today.

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

    SULI Program Overview

    The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

     

    Eligiblility: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/Eligibility

     

  • SourceAmerica Design Challenge

    Win a trip to Washington, DC and compete for 1st place!

  • SpeakUp! - Engineering Ambassadors' Speaking Competition

    Do you want a chance to express yourself? Do you encourage sustainability? Speech is powerful. Here is a chance for you to expand your communication skills and win fabulous prizes.

    The Speaking Competition is hosted by the University of Illinois Engineering Ambassadors, sponsored by Monsanto.

    An info session is happening Tonight (February 14th) at 5:30pm in 106B1 EH.

    Theme: Environment, Conservation, Sustainability
    All STEM (Science Technology Engineering or Mathematics) Majors welcome.
    Prizes of $200, $100, $50 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, respectively.
    Accepted contestants will be REQUIRED to attend a public speaking workshop on Sunday March 5th from 9am - 5pm.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight, February 19th
    Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/OoZVf22pp2eCTPfg1
    Your submission will be reviewed and results will be announced by February 24th

    Any questions can be directed to ambassadors@engr.illinois.edu

     

  • Spring 2016 Premed Workshops for Engineers

    Do you want to become a doctor? Attend the spring 2016 premed workshops for engineers.

  • Summer 2015 Research Program: June 1 - August 7, 2015

    Earn a paid summer research opportunity through the LSAMP research program at Syracuse University. Deadline: March 6, 2015

  • Summer 2015 Student Intern Program

    Intern for the city and county of San Francisco. Deadline: February 11, 2015

  • Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkley

    Prepare for graduate study this summer!

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

    Earn up to $2,500 for research at the U of I.

  • 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 sure@ece.gatech.edu

  • Syracuse University Interactive Biomaterials REU

    Interested in research on biomaterials? Earn a $5,400 scholarship and university housing.

  • 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

  • Technical Research and Development Intern 2023 (Paid)

    The paid Summer Internship Program is an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a full-time BNSF employee. As an intern at BNSF, you’ll be given real-life, impactful assignments that will put your skills and education into practice. Your summer project will combine classroom experience and real-life business situations to provide value-added work to BNSF. 

    The program is designed to identify students BNSF hires as full-time Management Trainees after graduation. During your summer internship, you will get the chance to network with peers, our Business Resource Groups, and Senior Leaders throughout the BNSF network.  

    Anticipated Start Date: June 2023  Number of Positions: 1  Salary Range: $4,000 per month 

    APPLY EARLY AS THIS JOB MAY BE FILLED AT ANY TIME. 

  • Texas A&M 2015 Graduate Expo

    Are you interested in doctoral programs within engineering or computer science? Visit November 1-2, 2015. Applicaiton deadline: September 23

  • The ECS Winter Job Shadow Program

    Explore potential career opportunities. Register today!

  • The ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

    Participate in this mentoring program and earn a $1,000 educational grant Application deadline: April 15

  • The Hoeft Technology & Management Program

    Learn more at the info sessions.

  • The Hoeft Technology & Management Program Info Sessions

    The Hoeft Technology & Management Program Info Sessions

    The Hoeft Technology & Management (T&M) Program bridges the gap between traditional engineering and business education by offering a unique curriculum to a select group of highly qualified business and engineering undergraduates. The T&M Program is a joint venture between the College of Business and the College of Engineering and works closely with its corporate affiliate partners to groom the best and the brightest students to be tomorrow's leaders.

    Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 5-6 p.m., 1320 DCL Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 5-6 p.m., 2043 BIF

    Who? Business and engineering majors planning to graduate any time from May 2019 to December 2020

    Questions? Email tech-mgmt@illinois.edu 

     

    Interested students are encouraged to “like” the T&M page on Facebook

  • The Hoeft Technology & Management Program Info Sessions 11/28 & 11/30

    The Hoeft Technology & Management (T&M) Program bridges the gap between traditional engineering and business education. Attend one of the information sessions to find out more!

  • The Washington Center Federal Diversity Internship Initiative

    Earn a fully funded, paid internship with a federal agency! Application deadline: November 18 (for the spring semester) or January 15 (for the summer term).

  • 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.

  • Undergraduate Assistant Needed - Automated Software Engineering Research Group

    Project Description:

    Android Programming: Our group is doing some research related to analyzing data collected from keyboard applications on Android. The undergraduate student's responsibility for this project will include browsing the most popular Android keyboard applications, compiling a list of unique features and then creating the Android keyboard application with selected features.

    Web programming: The undergraduate student will be working with the backend services that supports Code Hunt: (http://www.codehunt.com). The student's responsibility for this project will include exploring what applications (web or mobile) can be created by accessing the backend services that supports Code Hunt and/or exploring ways of improving existing applications such as Code Hunt that is already using backend services.

    Requirements

    Java, C# or web programming experiences is not necessary but recommended

    Submit the following to apply

    Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume

    Please contact

    Wing Lam (Graduate Student, Computer Science)
    Email: winglam2@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Assistant Needed - Information and Intelligence Group

    Project Description: Undergrads will be working on projects on music intelligence, including personalized music education, music style identification and mixing, automatic composition, etc.

    Requirements

    Major in CS, ECE, Math, or Music
    Proficient in scientific computing (using python) or web design/programming
    Proficient in reading music notations in sheet musicGood at self-learning softwares, such as finale, MIDI formats, etc.
    Preferably junior or senior students. Freshmen and sophomores are also welcome to apply, if you can show strong expertise in math, CS or music
    Preferably with knowledge of basics about theory of tonal music
    Preferably with strong background in at least one of the following areas: artificial intelligence, machine learning, information theory, stochastic processes, music composition.

    Submit the following to apply

    CV/Resume
    Unofficial Transcripts
    Anything that you feel can show your expertise that is needed in the minimum/preferred requirements (e.g. writing samples, simple demo from your previous research projects)

    Please contact

    Haizi Yu (Graduate Student, Computer Science)
    Email: haiziyu7@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Assistant Needed - Renewable Energy & Turbulent Environment Group

    Project Description: Research about fluid mechanics with focus on fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems, which is widely used in energy harvesting, structure stability analysis, etc.

    Benefits of this research experience:

    Access to cutting edge equipment and ideas about fluid mechanics research (focusing on FSI problems), which significantly helps you to have ideas about the graduate studies and research
    Opportunities to have your name in publications/papers

    Requirements

    Students with engineering background are welcome, especially from Mechanical Engineering department with interest in fluid mechanics.
    Overall GPA should be 3.5 or higher

    Submit the following to apply

    Curriculum vitae (CV))

    Please contact

    Yaqing Jin (Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering)
    Email: yjin31@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant (Institute for Genomic Biology)

    Project Description: TERRA-MEPP (Mobile Energy-Crop Phenotyping Platform) is a low-cost, autonomous robot that analyzes biofuel crops throughout the growing season to pinpoint plants with desirable yield and sustainability traits.

    More information can be found at: https://terra-mepp.igb.illinois.edu Requirements

    Strong preference will be given to students with an engineering or technology backgroundComfortable with programming, basic electronics, and mathematical calculationsPreferably electrical, mechanical, agricultural engineering and/or computer science major

    Anyone with the appropriate skills background is encouraged to apply.

    Submit the following to apply

    Current resume including brief descriptions of past applicable projects

    Please contact

    Prof. Joshua Peschel (Institute for Genomic Biology)
    Email: peschel@illinois.edu

    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Computer Science)

    Project Description: Our group has various projects related to software testing in general, and security for Internet of Things in particular.

    Note: Our group has had undergraduates start as early as their freshman year and still do very well (e.g., publish papers, release open-source code, get into grad school, win departmental and national awards, etc.).

    Requirements

    Must have programming skills, preferably in Java (Python, C, and C++ also acceptable)
    Motivated to do research

    To apply

    Post your curriculum vitae (CV) online and email a link to Prof. Darko Marinov

    Please contact

    Prof. Darko Marinov (Computer Science)Email: marinov@illinois.edu

  • 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

  • Undergraduate Research Workshop - Spring 2017

    The College of Engineering's UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WORKSHOP will be held on Wednesday, JANUARY 18, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in Rooms ABC of the Illini Union. This workshop, which is held only in the spring, is brought to you by the Engineering Council's Deans Student Advisory Committee (DSAC).

    This is an opportunity for you to learn more about getting involved in research! Join us for an evening of discussions about undergraduate research.

    Mark Your Calendars!  

    WHAT: Undergraduate Research Workshop
    WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:30 -7:30PM
    WHERE: Rooms ABC Illini Union

    Registration is FREE, please pre-register by January 4, 2017! Food and drinks will be provided!

    REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP

  • USC-Amazon Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

    The University of Southern California (USC) and Amazon Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) provides outstanding undergraduate students with the opportunity to compete for positions in that allows them to spend 8 weeks in Los Angeles working on cutting-edge research projects in the field of artificial intelligence, computer science and engineering, and robotics. The USC-Amazon SURE program focuses on undergraduate students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in STEM and allows participants to work in an academic-industry collaboration under the supervision of Viterbi faculty and current PhD students to develop skill sets in research towards academia as well as your career goals. Participants also will engage in professional network opportunities and build relationships that will expand their academic and professional horizons to further their research and career paths. The overarching goal of USC-Amazon SURE is to help students develop an understanding of research in engineering disciplines and prepare students with skills for successful academic careers in engineering graduate programs.

    All USC-Amazon SURE fellows are provided with a $650 stipend per week, campus housing, travel to and from Los Angeles, health insurance, and educational and social activities during the program.

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 16 at 11:59 PM (PT)

  • 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: https://www.volunteersignup.org/84B3C

  • Wilfred F. & Ruth Davison Langelier Scholarship

    Earn 1 of 5 $5,000 scholarships. Deadline 02/11/2015