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  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Information and Intelligence Group

    Project Description: MUS-ROVER is a novel research project on music intelligence. It is also the name of the first automatic music theorist that analyzes music from scratch, upon which we further build applications including personalized music education, music style identification and mixing, automatic composition, etc.

    A detailed introduction, as well as system demos, can be found on its official website: https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu.

    SUMMER OPENINGS: We are looking for students who are interested in this project to help us with -

    1) Developing the MUS-ROVER web application of a personalized music education system (music web designer and developer)
    2) Formatting and processing music data (music data scientists)
    3) Potentially some other small projects as well

    Requirements

    - Being able to work this summer
    - Proficient in scientific computing (using Python) or web design/programming
    - Proficient in reading music notations in sheet music and/or music theory and/or music composition
    - Good at self-learning software/data formats, such as finale, MIDI/MusicXML, etc.

    Submit the following to apply

    Resume (submit through the recruiting page in the project's official website)

    Go to https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu/#/team and scroll down to the bottom to fill in the application form.

    Interviews will be scheduled with applicants who meet the requirements.

    Please contact

    Haizi Yu (Graduate Student, Computer Science)
    Email: mus.rover.2014@gmail.com

    Official website: https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu

  • Internship Opportunities for Summer 2017 at SRAM

    Still looking for work this summer? SRAM LLC is looking to hire a Test Development Engineer Intern in both Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL.

    Education/Minimum Qualifications:

    - Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in Mechincal Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a relevant engineering program
    - Excellent verbal communication skills; strong attention to detail is a must
    - Ability to work with others, but high self-motivated to achieve individual tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment
    - Knowledge or interest in bicycles is a bonus

    Interested? Learn more in the linked documents and apply here:

    https://rew31.ultipro.com/SRA1000/JobBoard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=466

     

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Information and Intelligence Group

    Project Description: MUS-ROVER is a novel research project on music intelligence. It is also the name of the first automatic music theorist that analyzes music from scratch, upon which we further build applications including personalized music education, music style identification and mixing, automatic composition, etc.

    A detailed introduction, as well as system demos, can be found on its official website: https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu.

    SUMMER OPENINGS: We are looking for students who are interested in this project to help us with -

    1) Developing the MUS-ROVER web application of a personalized music education system (music web designer and developer)
    2) Formatting and processing music data (music data scientists)
    3) Potentially some other small projects as well

    Requirements

    - Being able to work this summer
    - Proficient in scientific computing (using Python) or web design/programming
    - Proficient in reading music notations in sheet music and/or music theory and/or music composition
    - Good at self-learning software/data formats, such as finale, MIDI/MusicXML, etc.

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume (submit through the recruiting page in the project's official website)

    Go to https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu/#/team and scroll down to the bottom to fill in the application form.

    Interviews will be scheduled with applicants who meet the requirements.

    Please contact

    Haizi Yu (Graduate Student, Computer Science)
    Email: mus.rover.2014@gmail.com

    Official website: https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Chemistry, Prof. Grubele's Lab

    Project Description: Polyaniline-based membranes: development, characterization and applications

    Doped polyaniline is probably the most popular electroconductive and redox active polymer. We have studied physicochemical properties of polyaniline membranes, and have demonstrated that it is possible to conduct transmembrane redox reactions between two aqueous solutions. Donor and acceptor of electrons are separated, they are not mixed, but still react, even at neutral pH. It means that the products do not have to be separated and purified after reaction.

    In addition, transport of electrons leads to the transmembrane voltage, which may be used in electrochemical redox sensors for biomedical, environmental and food applications. Paper covered with polyaniline becomes electroconductive, and may be used in bendable batteries. There are many other possible applications.

    This project is an excellent opportunity in gaining experience working with this new and interesting material. You will work in the Chemistry Department, in a lab of Professor Martin Gruebele under direct supervision of an experienced PhD, and will use a broad set of modern physicochemical methods, including spectroscopy and electrochemistry.

    Requirements

    - Knowledge of general and physical chemistry
    - Introductory level lab experience

    Interested applicants, please contact

    Dr. Nikolai Kocherginsky (Researcher, Department of Chemistry)
    Email: kocherg2@illinois.edu 

  • College of Engineering Courses for Undergrad Researchers - Fall 2017

    ENG 198 FAS: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH LAB SAFETY
    1-credit hour
    214 Ceramics Building
    Meets October 23 to December 13
    TR, 12:30-1:45PM

    Essentials of safe laboratory practice. Topics include chemical, electrical, biological and radiation safety, waste disposal and fire hazards. Lecture and demonstration format. Essential for students who will perform undergraduate research in a laboratory. Restricted to students in the Engineering College. Physics, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Agrkcultural & Biological Enginerring and Chamistry: contact instructor for override. 

    ENG 199 UGR: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
    1-credit hour
    106B3 Engineering Hall
    Wednesdays, 12:00-12:50PM

    This course will introduce undergraduate students to how engineers and scientists approach research, communicate their ideas and results, and are trained. The course will spotlight some of the engineering research currently on campus (monthly luncheons) and provide some background preparation for students interested in taking part in research as an undergraduate. This course is open to all undergraduates in science, technology, engineering, and math. It is designed to complement your research experience!

    ENG 298 GPO: ROAD MAP TO GRAD SCHOOL
    1-credit hour
    Meets August 28 to October 20
    Wednesdays, 11:00-11:50AM

    This course will introduce undergraduate students to advanced degrees and how to best prepare for the application process. The course will provide opportunities to explore graduate programs, develop application materials, and understanding funding mechanisms. Intended for juniors and advanced sophomores. Restricted to undergraduate engineering students.

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates at UC Irvine

    Cultivating the IoT-Enabled Smart Community (IoT-SITY)
    June 25 - August 18, 2017
    Application Deadline: Monday, May 1st at 11:59 PM PST 

    APPLY ONLINE: http://sites.uci.edu/iotisty 

    PROGRAM BENEFITS

    - 8-weeks of research experience
    - Hands-on research guided by faculty, mentors,  and graduate students
    - Guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips
    - $4,000 stipend plus room and board
    - Travel allowance (up to $600)

    INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) RESEARCH DOMAINS

    - Computer Architecture and Design
    - Cyber-physical Systems
    - Embedded Systems
    - Human Computer Interaction
    - Transportation Systems
    - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    - Hydrologic System Modeling
    - Multimedia Computing Networks and Distributed Systems
    - Intelligent Structure

  • Participate in a study on race and social media and earn $15

    *Participate in a study on race and social media and earn $15*

    Are you an undergraduate student at UIUC?Do you self-identify as African American/Black, Asian American, Caucasian/White, or Hispanic/Latino?

    Do you use social media?If you answered "yes" to all three of these questions, we would like to invite you to participate in a 90-min. focus group that explores your experiences with race- and ethnicity-related content on social media.

    Participants will be provided food and compensated $15 for their participation.

    If you are interested in participating in a focus group in April, please click on the following link: https://illinoislas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9uCe6fMddEecjwV

    For Questions, Contact:

    Cabral Bigman, PhD
    Department of Communication
    cbigman@illinois.edu

    Shardé Smith, PhD
    Department of African American Studies
    snsmith@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Leckband Group

    Project Description: Build and incorporate a Labview interface for the operation of an instrument, the Surface Force Apparatus. The interface must operate the components (camera, motors etc), provide relevant readings, and process/analyze data in real time. Side work will include assisting in operating the intrument for conducting experiments when necessary. Main focus however will be on building and finetuning the interface.

    Requirements

    Must have Lab
    View knowledge and experience
    Have taken and passed general chemistry courses
    Proficient in MatLab (preferred)
    General programming knowledge (preferred)
    Experience with hardware communication and interfacing (preferred)

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume - include relevant courses taken and corresponding grades AND expected graduation date
    - Undergraduate Research Statement (less than 2 pages; double-spaced)
    - Include prior research experiences, how long you plan on working on this project, future summer plans
    - Address the following
    -- Why do you wish to conduct undergraduate research?
    -- What are you hoping to get out of undergraduate research?
    -- Ideally, what do you want to do after graduation? (e.g., grad school, industry, professional school)

    Please contact

    Jason Madinya (Graduate Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
    Email: madinya2@illinois.edu
    Leckband Group

  • International Engineering Research Abroad

    APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING! 

    The College of Engineering International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) is still accepting applications for summer research opportunities in the following countries:

    South Korea
    Spain
    Taiwan (Junior standing preferred)

    All research is reviewed by chief department advisors upon return to campus to determine if you will receive technical credit.

    Applications Due: April 1, 2017
    For more details about research abroad opportunities, please visit the IPENG Office at 210 Engineering Hall.

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Selvin Group

    Project Description: Single molecule study of Kinesin and Dynein motors in vivo and in vitro. We will use fluorescence microscopy and cell biology techniques for studying the behavior of molecular motors of the cell. You will learn about the biology of molecular motors, optical microscopy and single molecule studies.

    Requirements

    - Strong interest in biophysics research
    - Desire to learn new things
    - Must be willing to work hard
    - Physics, biophysics, bioengineering, or chemical and biomolecular engineering majors (preferred)
    - Have taken Physics 475 and Physics 598 BP (preferred)
    - With previous biology/biophysics experience (preferred)

    Submit the following to apply

    - Curriculum vitae
    - Unofficial transcript

    Please contact

    Saurabh Shukla (Graduate Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Biophysics)
    Email: sshukla4@illinois.edu