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  • Summer Internships for Native Americans in Genomics (SING)

    This workshop will be held August 2-9 here at UIUC. Apply today

  • SAGE Corps

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

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

    Are you interested in a paid Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Computational Nanotechnology at Purdue University? Apply today! Apply by March 10, 2016

  • Cybersecurity Research Program

    Apply for a 5- or 10-week summer program for cybersecurity research! Deadline extended.

    More Info | Contact 

  • Undergraduate Research Resource Fair

    The College of Engineering Office of Research, Undergraduate Programs Office, and the Engineering Council Deans Student Advisory Committee sponsor the Undergraduate Research Resource Fair at least once a year, typically early in the semester. This event provides engineering undergraduate students the opportunity to gather information on how to get involved in research, meet people from different research laboratories and undergraduate research programs, and learn more about engineering research.

    Sign up is free and food and drinks will be provided!

  • Summer Research Opportunities in Computing (SROC)

    Indiana University-Summer Research Opportunities in Computing (IU-SROC) is a 10-week summer research program focused on the fields of computer science, bioinformatics, human-centered computing, computer vision, health informatics, security, cloud computing, interactive intelligent systems, text mining, and high performance computing.

    The 2017 IU-SROC will be from May 19 to July 28, 2017. Successful applicants will receive $5000 stipend, plus housing and a meal plan. Students will be working in the lab with a faculty and PhD student mentor and will participate in professional development and social activities.

    Visit the IU-SROC website for more information on how to apply.

    Application Deadline: February 17, 2017

  • Cornell LSAMP REU

    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Native Pacific Islander
    • 3.0+ GPA
    • Must have completed at least 2 semesters of college
    • Must have at least two (2) semesters remaining of undergraduate education at the start of the summer program
    • Note: Participants may not take courses during CU LSAMP REU
      : February 15
  • 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

  • 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled.

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

    Click on this link to apply:

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

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

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

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

    Click on this link to apply:

    Application Deadline:  February 15, 2024

  • 2024 First-Gen Resource Fair

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

    Visit for additional information and resources.

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

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

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

    Click this link for more information and to apply today:

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

  • ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering College Scholarship

    Pursuing a career in industrial automation? Earn a $5,000 scholarship!

  • 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Abroad

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) sponsors a competitive Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for undergraduate students at UIUC who will be conducting research abroad. This initiative provides students with funds designed to subsidize travel and housing costs associated with the research. Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

  • Big Ten Career Expo

    This expo is an opportunity for all Big Ten students and alumni to be introduced to top-tier employers that are interested in hiring for full-time or internship positions within their companies. Register today!

  • Spring Career Fairs

    Engineering Career Fair

    February 9 – 10

    2:00 – 7:00 pm at the Illini Union


    Engineering/Founders Startup Career Fair

    February 11

    2:00 – 6:00 pm at the Illini Union


    Engineering Employment Expo

    February 18

    10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the ARC


    Research Park Corporate Internships and Careers Fair

    March 15

    4:30 pm at the Research Park, 1900 South First Street, Champaign

  • Scholarship Guide for African American Students

    This guide also offers great advice on winning scholarships, including tips from scholarship program guru Deshundra Walker, from Thurgood Marshall College.

  • IL-IN ASEE Section Conference - Call for Student Posters

    Submit abstracts to the upcoming Illinois-Indiana ASEE conference for a Poster Presentation. This is a great opportunity to showcase your efforts on a project and gain experience presenting in a professional environment.

  • REU Opportunity at Tennessee Technological University

    Conduct manufacturing related research and experience techno-entrepreneurship.

  • Syracuse LSAMP Summer Research

    -Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    -Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.80 or better
    -Have completed at least two semesters of college
    -Participants may NOT take courses during the summer program
    Deadline: March 10, 2021

  • Purdue Graduate Diversity Open House

    Register for this interactive series of workshops February 24, 2021 12:00pm-5:00pm (EST) 

    * Receive a Purdue Graduate School application fee waiver for attending.

  • NIU Summer Math College Instructor

    This a part-time position with the Summer Math College with teaching opportunities in Chicago and Naperville for approximately six weeks, Monday thru Thursday. Learn more and apply by February 15, 2016.

  • Spring 2016 Premed Workshops for Engineers

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

  • Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant - Office of Undergraduate Research

    Have you been accepted for presentation at a conference? Apply for a travel grant. Application deadline: February 22, 2016

  • Gogo Summer Internship Positions

    Are you passionate about transforming aviation? Take a look at a few summer internships through Gogo.

  • Engineering, Science and Law Internship Program

    Interested in public policy? The Illinois EPA is looking for engineers for a 12-week paid internship which will provide real world engineering experience. 

  • American Society for Engineering Education

    Call for Student Posters! Abstract Due Date: Monday, March 9, 2015

  • Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) 2015-2016 HENAAC Scholarship

    The HENAAC scholarship application portal is now open! Apply today.

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

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

    Apply by March 1, 2024 at this link:

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

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

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

    Go to this link for more information and to apply:

  • 2024 IMPRINT i-Program

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

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

    Registration closes on February 11, 2024. 

    To register, go to this link:

  • 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:

  • ASEE Video Contest

    The American Society for Engineering Education is having a video contest to celebrate theor 125th Anniverasary. Create a video that shows where engineering education will be in 25 years, upload it and email it to by Friday, February 15th (11:59 EST)! You could win up to a $3,000 cash prize and trip to Washington, D.C. to attend their annual confrence. Find out more details and view the rubric for the contest here.

  • Illinois Leadership Program – Imprint

    Register today to develop skills to become a successful leader.

  • Morgan Stanley – The Early Insights Program for Women

    Freshmen and sophomore women: Explore the financial services industry. Application deadline: Sunday, February 22, 2015

  • New Bioimaging REU - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Spend 10 weeks training and performing research in biomedicine! Application deadline: March 15, 2015

  • The ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

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

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016

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

  • 2016 Summer Internship at UCSD

    Are you majoring in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geology? Consider a 10 week summer internship at the University of California, San Diego. Application deadline: February 26, 2016

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

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

    Go to this link for more information and to apply:

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

  • 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.

  • Grad School Seminar

    Thinking about Graduate School?

    Join us on March 6 in 106B1 Engineering Hall at 4pm to learn more about graduate school, applying to graduate school and Engineering at Illinois graduate programs.

    Topics will include selecting a program, the application process, and much more!

    If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda McElroy at

  • AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

    Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of STEM from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Cooperative Institute for Climate Science Research Internship Program

    The Cooperative Institute for Climate Science at Princeton University in collaboration with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) is recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students for 8-10 week research internships in atmospheric, oceanic and earth system science. 

    Applications should be made online at, Requisition #1600034

  • NSF REU in Integrated Nanomanufacturing

    Are you interested in research in nonotechnology? The Boston University Photonics Center is accepting applications for the NSF REU in Integrated Nanomanufacturing. Apply by March 15, 2016

  • Buick Achievers Scholarship

    Earn a renewable scholarship of up to $25,000 per year. Application deadline: February 29, 2016.


  • HENAAC Scholarship Application Portal Now Open

    Earn a scholarship award ranging from $500-$10,000. Application deadline: April 30, 2016

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates

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

  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates

    Work on automotive and energy related research projects. Application deadline: March 15, 2015