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  • 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. stretch@illinois.edu

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 9am-1150am, 13 Gregory Hall

    Credit: 3 hours.

    CRN: 65638

    More info: http://bit.ly/uiucNasa

     

  • 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 apply@aiascholarship.com 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: www.aiascholarship.com

  • 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 www.theillinoisclub.org/scholarship.php

    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 spin@illinois.edu or visit spin.ncsa.illinois.edu.

  • 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: http://sites.uci.edu/gouci

    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: https://uofi.illinois.edu/blog/view/6204/560664 Deadline for applications is Monday, October 30.

    Questions may be addressed to: ugresearch@illinois.edu. 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: https://www.volunteersignup.org/84B3C

  • 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