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  • Summer Employment with IEFX

    Resident Advisor: 10-12 hours/week, Junior+, good academic standing, will reside at Nugent Hall for entirety of program, meet with small groups each week to discuss their experience, identify student needs and concerns, enforce program policies, provide workshops to support transition to university life. 

    Program Advisor: 20-25 hours/week, any class, good academic standing, meet with each student 4x on-on-one to discuss their experience, assist instructor including prep and grading, serve as tutor, enforce program policies

  • Engineering Intern for the City of Champaign

    Paid summer internship assisting with City engineering services, construction site inspections, infrastructure mapping and data management projects. Apply
    *Must still be enrolled Fall 2018
    *Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm
    *Application Deadline: March 25, 2018

  • Paid Summer Research in Cell Manufacturing

    Research at Georgia Institute of Technology, University or Georgia, or University of Wisconsin-Madison
    *BioE, Computer Science, MatSE, Chemistry, Physics, Biology
    Deadline: March 1, 2018
    More info

  • ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship- Hispanic Heritage Foundation

    Participate in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program, receive a $1,000 educational grant, and gain career opportunities!
    *MechSE,ChemE, Civil, ECE, ISE, MatSE
    *3.5 Minimum GPA 
    *Deadline: April 20, 2018

  • Join the Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Program!

    Through ISUR you will learn by apprenticeship, develop your technical, research, communication (written and verbal), and presentation skills. Minimum 2.8 GPA required.

    Deadline: March 15, 2018

    Learn more | Apply

  • AISES - Scholarship Application Webinar

    Get Your Scholarship Application Noticed - A Webinar Presented by Chevron March 1, 2018 at 4:00pm 

    More infoRegister

  • Transportation and Highway Engineering Conference

    Civil Engineers - Network with potential employers in the industry at T.H.E. Conference held February 27 & 28, 2018. Register now!

    Contact Megan Everette to learn about sponsorship opportunities

  • UIUC Summer Job

    Sticking around campus this summer? Help with registration!
    Registration Director: 40hrs/wk @$12/hr | Deadline: March 2nd
    Registration Assistant: 10-15hrs/wk @ $10/hr | Deadline: March 16th

  • Internships at Research Park- Panel Discussion

    Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00-1:00pm (Lunch provided)
    The Career Center Interview Suite, Room 213
    616 E Green St., Champaign, IL 

    Panelists from: State Farm, Synchrony Financial, Caterpillar, Graybar, AGCO Acceleration Center, and John Deere.

  • Professional Speaking Workshop & Competition - Cash Prizes

    Workshop: March 4th, 9:00am-3:30pm
    Deadline to apply: February 25th

    More info and application here

    Competition: April 7th @ 2:00pm 
    Information Session: February 12th @ 6:00pm in MSEB 119
    Deadline to apply: February 19th

    Application Questions?

  • Fluid Power Research

    No experience in research or in fluid power is required. Rather, we are looking for students with an interest and a desire to try something new.

    ♣ Open to all Engineering majors
    ♣ Sophomores, Juniors
    ♣ Minimum 3.0 GPA

    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    Program info| Website | Application

  • Separations & Commercialization Summer Research

    Research to improve separation efficiency 
    Deadline: February 28, 2018

    Website | Application | Questions?

  • Summer Research in Knoxville

    ⇒ Sophomore and Juniors
    ⇒ Emphasis on Graduate School preparation
    ⇒ Minimum 3.0 GPA

    Deadline: February 16, 2018
    Website | Application

  • Paid Summer Research at Syracuse University

    ∴ Ag, Chemistry, CS, Bio, Physics
    ∴ Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    ∴ Minimum 2.80 GPA

    Deadline: February 16, 2018


  • iSAFE Computer Science Internship

    ⊗ Computer Science or Computer Engineering Majors
    ⊗ 40 hours per week
    ⊗ Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

    Full Job Description | Website | Questions?

  • Center for Computing Research Internship

    ¤ ECE or CS Majors
    ¤ 40 hours per week
    ¤ Minimum cumulative 3.15 GPA

    Full Job DescriptionWebsite | Questions?

  • Center for Cyber Defenders Internship

    • CS or ECE majors
    • 40 hours per week
    • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0

    Full Job Description | Website | Questions?

  • Pre-PhD Summer Research in Pittsburgh

    ♦ Bioengineering, Chemical & Petroleum, Civil, ECE, Industrial, MechSE, MatSE
    ♦ Juniors or Seniors
    ♦ Minimum 3.3 GPA
    ♦ Deadline: February 28, 2018

  • NASA Summer Research

    Ten-week NASA-related research program.

    * Min. GPA of 3.0
    * U.S. citizen
    * Sophomores +

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

  • Computer Science Research in Orlando

    Ten-week summer research opportunity at the University of Central Florida.

    CS, ECE, MechSE
    Minimum GPA 2.7

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    Application | Questions?

  • Chicago Region Physical Sciences-Oncology Center

    Summer research at Northwestern University

    Students majoring in integrated science, the biological sciences, chemistry, physics, biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, mathematics, statistics, neurobiology and physiology, chemical and biological engineering, and computer science will be well suited for this program.

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

  • Entrepreneurial Research at UConn

    10-Week Research Experience

    Take part in cutting edge research on commercializable ideas with UConn faculty.

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

  • PG&E scholarship - Build a better California

    $1,000-$10,000 Scholarship available for Californians here!

    Accepting submissions from December 1, 2017-February 5, 2018.

  • Summer Research at Georgia Tech

    SURE is a 10-week residential summer research program offered at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. May 20 - July 27, 2018

    Deadline: March 1, 2018 | 


  • 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)