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  • Undergraduate Research Workshops - Fall 2021 Calendar

    The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Fall 2021 calendar for the Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop, Getting Started in Research Workshop, Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop, and our newly developed Research to Resume Workshop.

    We will have both in-person and online workshops available for each offering. Information for each workshop including how students can register can be found in this post.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Molecular Cloning (Paid Opportunity)

    The Burgess Lab aims to provide a sustainable agricultural system for future generations. We do this by harnessing open science and synthetic biology tool to simplify, miniaturize and automate engineering of photosynthetic organisms, with the goal of engineering crops to be more productive.

    For more information, including how to apply, please see full description.

  • Office of Undergraduate Research COVID-19 Operational Updates

  • We are Hiring! - Seeking one Graphic Design Intern for OUR

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking a motivated, experienced, and creative undergraduate graphic design intern to assist with creating innovative and visually impactful graphics for the office (workstation and required software will be provided). The graphic design intern will work, on average, 10 hours per week. This position will start immediately and will be extended into Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 based on performance and availability of funding.

    For more information, please see full post.

  • We are Hiring! Part-time Graduate Hourly for Office of Undergraduate Research

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hiring a part-time Graduate Hourly to start immediately and work throughout the 2021/2022 academic year. Candidate will train at a limited capacity (< 5 hours/week) in Summer 2021. The primary responsibility of this position is to organize and lead the Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors program, a program of 10+ undergraduate researchers from a wide range of disciplines who 1) serve as peer mentors and advisors, 2) represent OUR at promotional and informational events, and 3) serve as a student advisory board to OUR. OUR will train and support candidate to be successful in this position but ideal candidate will take initiative to help improve existing and develop new programs.

    Access to reliable internet is necessary as all work will be conducted remotely for the Fall 2021 semester.

    Position will be open until filled, please apply as soon as possible.

  • New Guidelines for Research Travel

    Know Before You Go! Updated guidelines for research-related travel, as of May 6, 2021.

  • 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium Award Winners!

    Congratulations to our 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium award winners! 

  • Kick-off Event for 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium

    To all members of the Illinois community, we hope you will take some time to visit both Undergraduate Research Week events and the Symposium and witness the hard work of our students, and we invite you to provide encouragement and feedback on their presentations. For a full list of events taking place during Undergraduate Research Week, please view the full digital program at:  https://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/researchweek.html.  

    The Symposium will be on display April 26 thru April 30 through ForagerOne, our host platform. To protect the intellectual property of the presenters and their mentors, the Symposium is restricted only to those with an active University of Illinois email address. To register and view the event, please go to: https://go.illinois.edu/URS2021.

    We hope you will drop in, engage with our students, and come away inspired!

  • We are live! Come visit the 2021 Undergraduate Research Week and Virtual Symposium!

    To all members of the Illinois community, we hope you will take some time to visit both Undergraduate Research Week events and the Symposium and witness the hard work of our students, and we invite you to provide encouragement and feedback on their presentations. For a full list of events taking place during Undergraduate Research Week, please view the full digital program at:  https://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/researchweek.html.  

    The Symposium will be on display April 26 thru April 30 through ForagerOne, our host platform. To protect the intellectual property of the presenters and their mentors, the Symposium is restricted only to those with an active University of Illinois email address. To register and view the event, please go to: https://go.illinois.edu/URS2021.

    We hope you will drop in, engage with our students, and come away inspired!

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: MechSE

    We are the Saif Lab in MEL 2210. Our project investigates the role of tumor stiffness and cell forces on metastatic progression in colorectal cancer. We perform traction force microscopy (TFM), RNAseq, PCR and other experiments to study the cross-talk between cancer and stromal cells. The student will perform cell culture, make polyacrylamide gels for TFM, prepare samples for RNAseq or PCR etc. We have recently developed a new sensor for measuring cell forces in 3D matrices. The student is likely to assist in that project as well. Students who are familiar with cell culture are preferred.

    For more information, including how to apply, please see full description.