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  • XSEDE Student Engagement Summer Immersion Program

    Application Deadline:  March 29, 2013

    XSEDE Student Engagement Summer Immersion Program Call for Students - 2013

    The XSEDE Student Engagement Program is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for a 10-week project experience for this summer.

    Working with XSEDE researchers and staff, students will make meaningful contributions to research, development and systems projects that benefit the national scientific and computational community.

    Please read more for further information.

  • XSEDE Scholars Program

    Application Deadline:  April 1, 2013

    Conference Dates:  July 22 - 25, 2013

    Underrepresented minority undergraduate or graduate students, studying at research institutions, who are interested in the computational sciences, are especially encouraged to apply. 

    The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Scholars Program is a year long program for U.S. students from underrepresented groups in computational sciences.  The program provides opportunities to learn more about high performance computing and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and leaders, and belong to a cohort of student peers to establish a community of academic leaders.  Please read more for further information.

  • XSEDE Scholars Program

    Deadline is April 1, 2013

    The XSEDE Scholars Program is a year-long program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented minority groups and women in computational sciences. The program provides opportunities to learn more about high performance computing and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and leaders, and belong to a cohort of student peers. The XSEDE Scholars program is geared toward students in computing fields and those whose research might benefit from high performance computing.

    Please read more for further information. 

  • x-FU(s)ION-International Research Internship (Japan)

    Are you interested in a 2-month paid undergraduate researchinternship in Japan?

    The summer internship will be from June 1 to July 31, 2017 at Kyushu University, Japan. Successful applicants will work with faculty members, students, and postdocs on experimental projects focusing on the use of solid oxide electrolysis cells to transform renewable energy to chemical energy and to store it for later use. The award includes a $4000 summer stipend, room and board, roundtrip airfare, health insurance, and a cultural and language orientation.


    At least sophomore standing with demonstrated interest in energy researchApplicant must have demonstrated scholastic excellence

    Application requirements

    one-page personal statementresumetranscript

    Information about the internship can be found here.

  • WYSE Summer Camp Staff Position

    Illinois Engineering Summer Camps need Lead Counselors, Day and Night Counselors, and Lab Assistants. Camps will run for six weeks, with individual camps running from Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning. You will have the flexibility to choose which weeks you would like to work. This is a paid position open to both undergraduates and graduates. Learn more about the positions available and apply today!

  • Women's Career Institute: The Power of Negotiation

    Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5-6 p.m., Women’s Resources Center


    Statistics show that women are less likely to advocate for better salaries and advancements. In this workshop, students learn tactics for negotiating for earning what they’re truly worth. Learn how to not undersell yourself! Learn more here



  • Women in Power System Transformation Internship Program

    Women in Power System Transformation aims to increase gender equality in the global transition to clean energy by providing in-depth technical capacity building and leadership training for women in developing countries, such that they are prepared to excel in science and engineering professional roles in the rapidly evolving power sector. To support this mission, Women in Power System Transformation is now accepting applications to its summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate university students.

  • Women in CEE Internship With USDOT

    ∴ Full-time female student in Civil Engineering
    ∴ US Citizen
    ∴ Minimum GPA of 2.8
    ∴ Ability to work in a team, time management, multitasking, computer skills a must

    View full job description here.

  • Wilfred F. & Ruth Davison Langelier Scholarship

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

  • "Where Rubber Meets Road"-- Hip Hop Lecture Series

    The IPowered Hip Hop Lecture Series

    "Where the rubber meas the road: a town hall conversation" with Chrysler Group Design Senior VP and President of SRT Brand RALPH GILLES on the business of high performance technology and popular culture.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    1:30-3:00 PM

    Beckman Institute Auditorium (Room 1025)

    405 N. Mathews  Urbana, IL  61801

    Ralph Gilles, Chrysler Group Design Senior VP and President of SRT Brand, discusses the business of high performance technology and popular culture.


    RSVP if you will attend:

  • What I learned from CH2MHill yesterday

    Its an interesting idea of starting a company with some random name composed of the first initial of the founders' last names. It may be hard for people to recognize a company like that, but nonetheless it would make an interesting trivia question someday. It is very clear that companies look for MATCHES when scanning resumes.

  • Western Digital Scholarship

    The Western Digital Scholarship Program was established to help realize the potential of future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. The global program is committed to awarding up to $1 million in scholarships to encourage and assist students whose educational opportunities would be expanded by financial assistance. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit

    Application Due Date: April 3, 2019

    Questions can be directed

  • W.E C.A.N Summer Fellowship Program

    Wildlife Engineers Co-managaing Agriculture and Nature are looking to bring together underrepresented minority undergrads for their summer fellowship program. This is an all expese paid trip for two summers in which students will be given the opportunity to work on engineering related projects in South Africa and conduct research for the Summer Research Opportunites Program at UIUC. Apply Today!

  • Webinar - UC Berkely Summer Research

  • Webinar: Discover Available ORISE Summer Internships Today!

    When:  November 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    During this informational session, attendees will learn more about summer 2024 ORISE-administered internship and fellowship opportunities that are actively recruiting.  You will hear from the source about the different sponsoring agencies, the eligibility requirements for each program, and the application requirements and deadlines.

    Register here:

  • Wastewater Engineering Position

    The application deadline is January 2.  This person would be working for the next 1-2 years on the wastewater operator study guides and all aspects of  implementing NR 114 – our operator certification code, as well as collection system O&M and CMOM related work and training.

  • 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:

  • Virtual GEM GRAD Lab Virginia Tech

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

  • Virtual GEM Consortium Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab on October 7, 2023

    Carnegie Mellon University is hosting the GEM Consortium Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab, virtually, on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 9:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  GEM GRAD Lab offers underrepresented students exposure to the benefits of research and technology careers in applied science and engineering in a highly interactive one-day event.

    Register and see full event information at the link below:

  • Virtual Career Fair for Internships and Fellowships with DoD on January 18, 2023

    Join the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) on January 18, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET for a virtual career fair highlighting STEM internship and fellowship opportunities for college students and postgraduates at U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) research facilities around the country!

    During the fair, attendees will have the chance to:

    • Explore paid internships and fellowships with DoD research facilities
    • Learn about DoD host facilities that host ORISE participants
    • Connect with ORISE program staff in 1-on-1 chats

    Dr. Victor Convertino, senior scientist with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, will give a live presentation at the event.

    You may register at this link:

    If you have any questions, please contact the Experience ORISE Team at

  • Verizon Powerful Answers Award Challenge

    Deadline for submission is June 30, 2013

    The Powerful Answers Award is a global challenge to inspire and reward innovative solutions that address society’s biggest challenges in education, healthcare, and sustainability utilizing Verizon’s unique combination of network, device and platform technologies.  A total of $10 million in cash prizes will be awarded.

    All information about the challenge, including rules and submission forms are available at:   

  • UW-Madison College of Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program (SURE)

    The College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.  Participants conduct a research project under the direction of faculty mentors and work as members of laboratory research teams investigating problems in engineering and the physical sciences in an academic environment.  The program includes workshops directed at the graduate application process as well as outside fellowship opportunities.  Participants are also offered opportunities to attend professional and social events with current graduate students and faculty. 

    SURE 2022 will be in person and will begin May 31 (travel day) and conclude on Saturday, August 5.  For eligibility requirements, please visit Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. Students from traditionally underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, first-generation students, and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

    Early applications are encouraged to improve chances of preferred placements.  All application material must be submitted by February 15, 2022.  Please direct students to apply here.  

    If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Burton at

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • U.S. Department of Defense SMART Scholarship – December 1, 2023 Deadline!

    The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is accepting applications until December 1, 2023.

    SMART is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students.  SMART scholars receive full tuition, annual stipends, internships, and guaranteed civilian employment with the U.S. Department of Defense after graduation.

    Begin Your SMART Scholarship Application at this link:

  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering-Summer Research

    The USC Viterbi Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) provides outstanding undergraduate students with the opportunity to compete for positions that allows them to spend 8 weeks in Los Angeles working on cutting-edge research projects under the supervision of Viterbi faculty and current PhD students. The USC Viterbi SURE program will help participants develop research skills and build important relationships that will expand their academic horizons and further their research careers. The overarching goal of SURE is to help students develop an understanding of research in engineering disciplines, and preparing students with skills for successful academic careers in engineering graduate programs.

    All USC Viterbi SURE fellows are provided with a $5,000 stipend, campus housing, travel to and from Los Angeles, health insurance, educational and social activities during the program.

    Program Dates: June 13, 2022 - August 5, 2022

    Deadline is February 13th!

  • 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)

  • USA Jobs Training Opportunity for How to Apply for EPA Positions

    The U.S. EPA invites students from all backgrounds, both STEM and non-STEM, to join us for an overview of the federal hiring process, including how to apply to paid internships and recent graduate opportunities. EPA hiring experts will answer your questions and give you the best tips on how to start your career at EPA!

    2 dates:

    Wednesday, October 26th 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

    • Join TEAMS Meeting by clicking HERE

    Thursday, October 27th 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

    • Join TEAMS Meeting by clicking HERE
  • USA Jobs Opening

    Recent Environmental Engineering graduates – Work for The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist.  Application deadline: September 27, 2016

  • Urban GIS - GIS Field Position Job Opportunity

    Company: Urban GIS

    GIS Field Position from entry to senior level 

    Currently looking to fill two positions

    - GIS FIeld Intern

    - GIS Field Technician

    Attached is information on the desired positions

    Looking to fill as soon as possible

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

  • Urban GIS - GIS Field Position Job Opportunity

    We are still in need of the following positions:

    - GIS Field Technician

    - Senior GIS Field Technician

    - GIS Field Intern

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

    Primary Responsibilities:

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

    • Work with Auditing team.

    • Responsible for survey data

    • Responsible for all GPS equipment

    • Creates audit notes in software.

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

    - May start as Part time and move to Full time

    - Can start Immediately

    Applicants must be within Chicago area and must have transportation.

    Send your application to:

  • UPenn Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates

    The application deadline is February 5, 2022.

    Summer Research Experience opportunity for theSummer 2022 for 10 – 12 undergraduate studentsin the area of catalysis and moleculardynamics at an Ivy-League institution.

    Projects are available in catalytic method development, catalyst development,synthetic applications, and molecular dynamics over the course of 10-weeks (May 31 to August 5) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (housing and travel stipend included)


  • Upcoming Webinar - Navigating the Zintellect Application Process! Feb 23 3pm EST

    Are you interesting in applying to internship and fellowship programs? We understand that getting started can be the hardest part, which is why you should join us on February 23, 2023 at 3:00pm EST for the ORISE presentation on Navigating the Zintellect Application Process!

    This session will cover tips and tricks to help get you started on that application for your next opportunity. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive live feedback. ORISE has over 700 opportunities currently recruiting, so don't wait!

  • Upcoming IEFX Lunch Seminar

    Lunch Seminar: “Risk Management – A Different Path in Engineering” with Jim Gerstle, Audit Manager for BP

    1105 Siebel

    Monday, November 12th


    RSVP at

    For additional information contact Ndubuisi Egekeze at or 217-244-3826.


  • Upcoming EPA Hiring Outreach Events

    U.S. EPA Recruitment Webinar Series for Minority Serving Institutions:

    EPA is hosting special recruitment events for students and alumni of HBCUs & Predominantly Black Institutions; Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions & Tribal Colleges; Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions; and Hispanic Serving Institutions! All students are welcome to join, regardless of the community with which you identify. We'll introduce you to, walk you through the application process, and provide real time opportunities to which you may apply!

    **This event just passed, but you can view the recording through this link:  Click Here to Join the Meeting

    We're seeking climate-minded students and recent grads to apply for dozens of openings across the nation. Interested in air and well-studied in the sciences? This event is for you! We'll show you how to have a successful application and what opportunities we have available in real time!


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Graduate Preview Event

    The College of Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications forthe 2022 Opportunities in Engineering Conference (OPPS). OPPS is an opportunity foroutstanding undergraduate juniors and seniors to visit the UW-Madison campus andexplore graduate programs in engineering. The conference will be held fromWednesday, November 9 through Saturday, November 12, 2022.

    Deadline to apply: Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11:59PM CT.

  • University of Pittsburgh Summer Research Internship

    Open to rising juniors and seniors, recent grads. Must work 30 hours per week, attent weekly workshops, maintain daily journal. $3500 stipend plus food stipend.

  • University of Oregon - LAUNCH

    Prospective graduate school applicants from historically underserved ethnic-minority populations are invited to apply to the Launch program! Launch allows students an in-person opportunity to explore the Bioinformatics & Genomics Master's Program at the University of Oregon and strengthen their graduate application.

    Apply By: Friday, September 30th, 2022

  • University of California at Berkeley SUPERB-IT 2016

    Gain 9 weeks of research experience with a $4500 stipend at UC Berkeley! Application deadline: January 30, 2016

  • University of Arkansas - Separations and Commercialization ChemE REU

    Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

    Majors: chemical engineering, bioengineering, biology, chemistry, materials science, physics, or related majors are welcome to apply!

    The program runs from May 22, 2023- July 28, 2023. 

    The Separations & Commercialization REU program will offer research experiences in laboratories that are working towards the goals of improving separation efficiency and reducing separation processing costs to a diverse group of undergraduate students. Participants will interact with faculty and graduate students to plan and execute a 10-week research project. A unique component of this REU program is the commercialization assessment training (CAT) series that will prepare them to think about the potential commercialization of traditional hypothesis-driven research early in the process. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with industry leaders in the separation field through the CAT series, industrial mentorships, as well as industrial site visits locally and in Texas.


  • University of Arkansas: Mechanical Engineering Research REU program

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas invites applicants for our summer 2022 REU program! 

    REU Program Dates:  31 May 2022 through 5 August 2022

    Application Deadline:  25 February 2022

    Funding from the National Science Foundation allows the REU Internship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas to offer: 

    • Participation in cutting edge hands-on research $6,000
    • Stipend Travel & Food Allowance
    • Room and Board
    • Professional Development, Ethics, & Leadership Training
    • GRE Preparation
    • Social Events & Activities

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Minimum 3.00 GPA
    • Majoring in Mechanical, Materials, Mechanics, or Aerospace Engineering, or another related field 
    • Must Graduate After September 2022
  • University at Buffalo Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

    Two available summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities at the University of Buffalo. Please see attached flyers for each program.

    Historically underrepresented students are encouraged to apply for these programs!

    • BioXFEL Summer Internship for Undergraduates June 31 – August 5, 2022
    • Research Experience for Undergraduates in Data-Driven Materials Science MAY 31 - AUGUST 5, 2022
  • University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences summer 2023 REU programs

    Data-driven Materials Design, Apply by Wednesday, March 1, 2023

    Frontier Technologies in Biometrics and Authentication, Apply by Wednesday, March 15, 2023

    All engineering majors welcome to apply

    The University at Buffalo offers several REU programs at our suburban Buffalo campus. Read article for more in dept REU descriptions, and students can apply online.

  • United Airlines internship recruiting at UIUC

    Attention juniors and seniors majoring in Industrial Engineering or Systems Engineering and Design – Learn about internship opportunities available at United Airlines at the following events:

    Information Session

    Tuesday, September 6th

    7:30 PM

    Transportation Building, Room 114


    ECS Career Fair

    Wednesday, September 7th

    12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Activities and Recreation Center

    Please email Kelsey Blake  with any questions about these upcoming events

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Competition: Mean, Green Recycling Machines

    Mean, Green Recycling Machines: Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

    The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students! The challenge is for students to develop a website on plastic recycling. Students will research their schools’ current process for recycling plastic and then design/create a strategy to make the process more efficient. Thorough submissions will include further research on the plastic recycling process, benefits of current recycling methods, and process improvement ideas. Your website could win you a $5,000 scholarship!

    The deadline for this competition is Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and winners will be announced in late December.


    1st place: $5,000 scholarship2nd place: $3,000 scholarship3rd place: $1,000 scholarship

    For more information on the competition, please visit If you have any questions, you can contact

  • 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!


  • Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 18. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 14-20), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. Over the course of the day, students present their work in concurrent oral and poster presentations (including creative performances), the breadth and scope of which reflect not only the wide range of academic disciplines at the University of Illinois, but also speak to the caliber of our undergraduates.

    For more information visit this link

    Deadline for submitting an application to the URS is Friday, February 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm.

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium 2017 - Now accepting student submissions

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 27. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 23-29), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. Learn more and apply by Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

    Questions may be addressed to; please put “URS Application” in the subject line.

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016

    Showcase your research project at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Application deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 11:59pm

  • Undergraduate Research - Spring '15 Conference Travel Grants

    Subsidize research presentation conference travel. Deadline: 12/11/14