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  • 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: http://bahl.mechse.illinois.edu/research.html#OMFR

    Successful candidate starts this summer 2017!

    Requirements

    - 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)
    Email: jsuh15@illinois.edu

    Official website: http://bahl.mechse.illinois.edu/

  • 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: http://engineering.illinois.edu/news/article/18835

    Successful candidate starts this summer 2017!

    Requirements

    - 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)
    Email: inbar28@illinois.edu

    Official website: http://bahl.mechse.illinois.edu/

  • 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!

    Requirements

    - 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)
    Email: cwpeter2@illinois.edu

    Official website: http://bahl.mechse.illinois.edu/

  • 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: http://www.dow.com/en-us/careers/diamond-symposium

  • 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.

    Requirements

    - 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)
    Email: hli84@illinois.edu

  • 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.

    Requirements

    - 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)
    Email: yungfan2@illinois.edu

  • Illinois Undergraduate Research Week (URW)

    April 23 - 29, 2017
    URW showcases the best of undergraduate research
     and creative inquiry. Campus events include workshops, special exhibits, and colloquia sponsored by individual deaprtments, programs, and units, highlighting the best of our students' work.

    2017 URW Program

  • 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

  • Illinois Cyber Security Scholars Program

    ICSSP is a scholarship for service program intended for students interested in specializing in cybersecurity and who want to work for the government upon graduation. Accepted students receive an amazing scholarship that includes a full tuition water plus a generous stipend to support educational expenses. Typically we offer the scholarship for a student's in their last 2 years of a degree program and in return, these scholars need to work for the government for the number of years they receive the scholarship.

    We are currently accepting applications now through March 31, 2017

  • INFO 490 Makerspace Studio Classes

    Markerspace Studio Classes at the CU Fab Lab

    Explore your creative side in one of these hands-on Makerspace Studio Classes.

    Learn to use digital fabrication tools like: electronic cutters, laser cutters, small electronics, digital embroidery machines, and 3D printers.

    Curiousity and playfulness encouraged. Artistic talent not required!

    Digital Fabrication Rapid Prototyping: Section A includes an emphasis on iteration and self-directed learning through making. Students will complete and present an independent project at the end of the course that combines multiple tool areas.

    INFO 490: MAKERSPACE
    Section A: Iterative ProjectCRN 65245
    FALL 2017

    Makerspaces in Schools, Libraries, & Museums: Section B includes an emphasis on community engagement in makerspaces. Students in this section will evaluate makerspace curricula for classrooms, libraries, and museums and will have the opportunity to conduct a workshop with our community partners.

    INFO 490: MAKERSPACE
    Section B: Community Engagement
    CRN 68131
    FALL 2017

  • 2017-2018 HENAAC Scholarship Application

    Have you submitted your HENAAC scholarship application yet? Don't delay, submit TODAY! The Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS) 2017 HENAAC Scholarship Application Portal is Now Open!

    DEADLINE11:59 PM PST, April 30, 2017

    Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students, who intend to or are currently pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, are encouraged to apply for these merit-based scholarships. Students must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community.

    Scholarship awards range from $500 - $10,000.

    Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the 29TH HENAAC Conference, from October 18 – 22, 2017, in Pasadena, CA. Great Minds in STEM subsidizes over $850 in registration, travel and housing for the Scholars to attend this conference, where they will meet their sponsors, be awarded their scholarship and formally recognized as new members of the GMiS Scholars Society.

    Types of scholarships:

    • Corporate/Government Sponsored Scholarships – These scholarships are made possible thanks to our dedicated scholarship sponsors from corporate America, federal agencies and affinity groups.

    Special Recognition Scholarships

    • Intel Scholarship – These highly-competitive $10,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified graduate students pursuing a computer science, IT or related software development degree. Recipients may also have the opportunity to receive a Letter of Intent from Intel. 

    • U.S. Navy STEM Scholarship - These highly-competitive $10,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified graduating high school seniors, who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and will be pursuing a STEM degree at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). During their first semester in college, these scholars have the opportunity to apply for the Student Employment Program, which provides them a summer internship and continued funding through their undergraduate career, so long as the student maintains a competitive GPA.

    In Memoriam and Personal Scholarships - Great Minds in STEM awards some very special scholarships, which have been established in the loving memory of an endeared supporter of GMiS or have been established by long-time supporters and dear friends of GMiS.  Scholarships begin at $500.

    Please visit the GMiS website to learn more about the various types of scholarship

    Apply Now

  • NACME/Chevron Scholarship Opportunity for non-NACME Scholars

    NACME was awarded a grant from the Chevron Corporation to provide additional scholarship support for four (4) students at your institution.  Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 scholarship award for one year, for the academic year 2017-2018. Please note that this scholarship is for non-NACME Scholars.

    Attached is a copy of the application which includes the guidelines for the scholarship.  Eligible students must be freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are pursuing the following engineering disciplines: mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, etc . 

    Please distribute to your students and encourage them to apply and the due date is April 1, 2017.

  • ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

    ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded International oil & gas companies, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.

    Selected students will be exposed to a top quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with one of ExxonMobil engineers/scientists to learn how their knowledge is applied in a corporate setting.

    Fellowship Components

    The Fellowship consists of five 1-hour meetings with a mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program (on-line), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to the organization and company career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. In addition, there exists the possibility to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

    Fellowship Requirements

    This opportunity is highly competitive and open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a 4-year college or university.
    - Fellowship applicants with the following majors will be given priority:
    - Mechanical Engineering
    - Chemical Engineering
    - Civil Engineering
    - Electrical Engineering

    Applicants with these majors will be considered also: Computer Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Industrial Engineering, Material Sciences, Mathematics, Materials Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics

    Other Requirements:
    - Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above
    - Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    - Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired). 

    For the 2017 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship.

    This opportunity available through the LOFT program are for Hispanic students. Others interested should contact the company's website directly. If you have questions please contact Julian@hispanicheritage.org. Please use "ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship" in the subject line. The 2017 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Application will close April 11, 2017, @11:59 p.m.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities at ARI

    The Materials and Manufacturing Group at ARI is seeking up to two undergraduate researchers for this summer. The researchers would work with Dr. Dan Krogstad on a new Air Force funded research project. The positions would be for 40 hours a week for the summer. It is possible that the positions could extend into the school year at ~10 hours per week.

    The project involves developing materials and methods to produce 3D printed, ordered nanocomposites. Current self-assembled materials are limited because the ordering typically extends to a maximum of a few microns. To make macroscale ordered nanomaterials, other processing methods are needed. We are using direct ink writing to deposit micron sized beads of materials into macroscale structures. The first position will work to explore the variable space in the development of these new materials. The second position will focus on optimizing the direct ink writing process for these materials.

    Position 1: Materials Development

    Duties and Responsibilities

    - Prepare new nanocomposite materials to determine the effects of variables on the materials structure and properties
    - Perform polymers characterization on the developed materials including rheological testing of resins, mechanical tensile testing, DSC, SEM, DLS, and/or SAXS
    - Effectively work in a team environment to solve research challenges

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Undergraduate student in materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, bioengineering or related engineering disciplines
    - Basic understanding of polymer chemistry and materials properties
    - Experimental research experience in polymers synthesis and/or characterization/testing
    - Experience with polymers characterization equipment such as DMA, rheometer, DSC, SEM, DLS, and/or SAXS

    Position 2: Direct Ink Writing Optimization

    Duties and Responsibilities

    - Determine the capabilities and limitations of the direct ink printer with respect to a range of ink properties
    - Perform polymers characterization on the polymer inks and the printed materials including rheological testing of the resins, mechanical tensile testing of printed samples
    - Effectively work in a team environment to solve research challenges

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Undergraduate student in materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, or related engineering disciplines
    - Background using CAD programs such as AutoDesk Fusion 360
    - Experimental research experience in polymer 3D printingExperience with polymer characterization equipment such as DMA, rheometer, and DSC

    To apply for these positions, email your curriculum vitae (CV) to Dr. Dan Krogstad at dkrogsta@illinois.edu.

    Please visit the Illinois ARI Website for more information.

  • REU at UCONN for Students with ADHD

    This REU Site is funded by The National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Engineering Education and Centers, offering research opportunities in the security of crucial infrastructures to undergraduates with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD).  Studies suggest that students with ADHD are more creative and more willing to take risks. Those traits are exactly what the field of engineering needs. Therefore, these students may offer the potential to present revolutionizing solutions to complex problems dealing with cyber and physical security of critical infrastructure. 

    The program combines a ten-week traditional summer REU research experience with close mentorship, specially designed seminars, brainstorming sessions, and workshops designed to address the strengths and needs of participants.  Students will participate in their own original research projects in the morning and in the afternoon there will be laboratory rotations to provide a multidisciplinary research experience.  Participants will have the opportunity to present their creative ideas relating their experiences from different research areas.

    Eligibility

    - Students diagnosed with or showing signs of ADHD who are traditionally underrepresented and underserved in engineering programs
    - Must be US citizens or permanent residents enrolled as engineering majors
    - Must have completed their sophomore or junior year by June 1, 2017
    - Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (out of 4.0)

    Applicants must provide a document from the doctor or complete a self-assessment for proof of eligibility upon acceptance. Project investigators will do diligence to protect the privacy of each participant.

    The registration website will be launched on the high security server of the UConn School of Engineering.  However, it should be noted that, if you are selected to participate in the program, lab directors and possible the graduate students who will be in the program will be aware of the eligibility requirement for this REU Site. If you have any questions regarding your privacy you may contact the Principle Investigator Arash E. Zaghi at zaghi@engr.uconn.edu or (860) 486-2468.

    Apply Online Now!

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 17, 2017

  • ENG 199 EM: Engineering the Mind

    New 2nd-half, 8-wk course for 1 credit for Spring 2017! Meets once a week on Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm. This course explores topics like optical illusions, magic tricks, and how the brain can be fooled. The purpose of the course is to show you a whole new world and leverage our understanding of the brain to improve how you learn. Currently, this course is open only to first- and second-year engineering students, but the restric tions will soon be opened up for more students. For more information, you may contact DS Choi at choi88@illinois.edu.

    Here is the link to the course explorer: https://courses.illinois.edu/schedule/2017/spring/ENG/199

  • JPMorgan Chase 2017 Freshman & Sophomore Diversity Programs

    From JPMorgan Chase:

    We are excited to announce some of our new undergrad diversity programs targeting Freshmen and Sophomores for 2017. We are rolling out two programs: The Freshman Experience and the Sophomore Development Fellowship. Attached are the program flyer and FAQs for each program.

    The Freshman Program will introduce and educate diverse students about the financial services industry and JPMC. The Sophomore Development Fellowship will develop and train students on their professional skills (analytical, technical and communications skills). 

    Program qualifications: Both programs are open to students who have a cumulative 3.2 GPA or above who self-identify as Black, Hispanic or Native America and expect to graduate in 2020 for the Freshman Experience or 2019 for the Sophomore Development Fellowship. Students from all majors who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply.

    Applications are now open.

  • Mentoring Undergraduates in Science and Engineering (MUSE)

    Are you looking for a mentor?

    The Mentoring Undergraduates in Science and Engineering (MUSE) program is designed to foster mentoring relationships. The program aims to network undergradaute students with graduate students and to facilitate mentor-mentee relationships based on a common research interest. Participants define their own goals and the direction of the mentoring relationship.

    - Learn about graduate school and the application process
    - Learn about research and what it involves
    - Find opportunities to be involved in research projects
    - Seek advise on particular research projects
    - Shadow your mentor to learn about graduate school life

    Eligibility

    - Must be a University of illinois student
    - Must be enrolled in the College of Engineering

    To apply to participate in MUSE, please complete the information sheet on this MUSE webpage.

    Please visit the MUSE Website for more information.

  • Undergraduate Research Certificate Program

    Are you devoting a significant portion of your time to research?

    The campus-wide Illinois Office of Undergradaute Research(OUR) sponsors the Undergraduate Research Certificate program. Undergradaute students whose academic experience is centered on research are encouraged to apply to receive a Certificate in Undergraduate Research.

    Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Illinois to be eligible for the program. Those interested to participate in the certificate program should inquire prior to their senior year.

    To register for the certificate, students must complete the online application form and submit the appropriate documentation.

    For information about the certificate requirements, please visit the Undergraduate Research Certificate Program website or contact the OUR at ugresearch@illinois.edu.

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Distributed Autonomous Systems

    Project Description: Research involves DQN (Deep Q-Network), deep learning, artificial intelligence for computer games, agent playing against human

    Requirements

    - Major in computer science or computer engineering (preferred)
    - Interest in developing web application, machine learning, and autonomous agents

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume
    - Motivation letter
    - List of projects completed

    Please contact

    Denis Osipychev (Graduate Student, Agricultural and Biological Engineering)
    Email: deniso2@illinois.eduDASLAB

  • 2017 Syracuse University LSAMP Summer Research Program

    The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University.
    Through this program, scholars will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SU LSAMP research program was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    What are the benefits?
    - $3400 research stipend
    - Round-trip travel stipend of up to $150*
    - Free double occupancy room on the SU campus
    - State-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computers, etc. Meals provided during group events

    *For students living outside of the Syracuse area

    Who is eligible?
    - Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander.
    - 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

    Research Areas
    Students may apply for research opportunities in any of the following NSF-classified STEM disciplines: Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geosciences, Life/Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics/Astronomy 

    Application Deadline: February 17, 2017

    Notification of acceptance will be March 31st

    MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO

    Danielle Lemon
    dclemon@syr.edu
    Syracuse University LSAMP
    404 Sims Hall
    Syracuse, NY 13244

     

  • Georgia Tech Recruiting for SURE/Science Program

    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 and seniors 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!

    Applications Open: November 15, 2016

    Deadline for applications: March 1, 2017

    For more information, contact us at sure@ece.gatech.edu Or visit sure.gatech.edu

     

  • Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering NSF REU

    Application Deadline March 17, 2017 (5:00 PM, EST)

    Applications are invited from qualified and motivated undergraduate students (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) from all U.S. colleges/universities to participate in a 10-week (May 21-July 28, 2017) summer research in interdisciplinary water science and engineering at Virginia Tech. U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible to apply. The research program is funded through the National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. The 10-week internship will begin on May 21, 2017 (arrival day) at Virginia Tech and end on July 29, 2017 (departure day). The research internship includes a stipend of $500/week, housing (two persons per room), meals, and travel expenses*. We have already graduated 85 excellent undergraduate researchers, representing 55+ institutions in the United States from our prior sites during 2007-09, 2010- 2013 and 2014-16.

    Ten students will be recruited for this program and two of them will travel to India for research. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is the host institution in India. Additional details can be found on the website. Application materials, details of Research Mentors along with summer 2017 research projects and other program activities can be found here: http://www.lewas.centers.vt.edu/index.php/lewas-nsf-reu/nsf-reu-online-application-2017

    We request applicants to upload their applications along with other required documents by the deadline (application review will begin on March 13, 2017, applications may continue to be submitted until March 17, 2017, 5:00 pm, EST) using the online form found at the link above. Successful applicants will be informed beginning March 22, 2017.

    Please contact either Dr. Vinod K Lohani (phone: (540) 231-0019; FAX: (540) 231-0970; E-mail: vlohani@vt.edu) or Jennifer Cacciola (phone: (540) 231-5244; E-mail: jcacciola@vt.edu) for questions.

  • 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 rmcelroy@illinois.edu

  • SpeakUp! - Engineering Ambassadors' Speaking Competition

    Do you want a chance to express yourself? Do you encourage sustainability? Speech is powerful. Here is a chance for you to expand your communication skills and win fabulous prizes.

    The Speaking Competition is hosted by the University of Illinois Engineering Ambassadors, sponsored by Monsanto.

    An info session is happening Tonight (February 14th) at 5:30pm in 106B1 EH.

    Theme: Environment, Conservation, Sustainability
    All STEM (Science Technology Engineering or Mathematics) Majors welcome.
    Prizes of $200, $100, $50 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, respectively.
    Accepted contestants will be REQUIRED to attend a public speaking workshop on Sunday March 5th from 9am - 5pm.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight, February 19th
    Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/OoZVf22pp2eCTPfg1
    Your submission will be reviewed and results will be announced by February 24th

    Any questions can be directed to ambassadors@engr.illinois.edu

     

  • Summer Research Experience at National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

    Incubating a New Community of Leaders Using Software, Inclusion, Innovation, Interdisciplinary and OpeN-Science (INCLUSION) is seeking students to apply for 10-week paid summer software-in-research training program. Successful applicants will work full-time on one of socially-impactful INCLUSION research projects that develop and use open source software.

    Applications must be submitted by March 13, 2017 for full consideration.

    REU-INCLUSION program information and online application form are available on the REU-INCLUSION website at: http://reu.ncsa.illinois.edu.

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Ewoldt Research Group

    Project Description: The primary project will be on bio-mechanical testing of microorganisms. Student will be responsible for maintaining the organisms, assisting with experimentation and analysis.

    Requirements
    - Students who have taken fundamental courses in mechanics (solid/fluid) preferred.
    - Expected to spend at least 6 hours weekly on research (flexible, depending on student's schedule)
    - Most experiments can only be performed in the evening (time can be mutually decided later on), student should be open to that

    Submit the following to apply
    Curriculum vitae including list of courses taken

    Please contact
    Gaurav Chaudhary (Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering)
    Email: gchaudh2@illinois.edu
    The Ewoldt Research Group

  • Undergrad Research Lab Safety Course

    Are you getting ready to do research?

    Here is a class for you to learn about the variety of hazards that you may encounter in a research lab environment. This is an opportunity for you, as an undergrad, to have a basic understanding of lab safety. It is offered int he first 8 weeks and the seoncd 8 weeks of each semester.

    ENG 198 FAS: UNDERGRAD RESEARCH LAB SAFETY
    March 13 - May 3, 2017(CRN 64748)

    Course Requirements

    - Homework (online training, videos, and readings)
    - Quizzes
    - Attendance

    Visit the ADD-DROP PORTAL now for instructions on how to add this class to your schedule for the 2nd 8 weeks of spring 2017!

  • Master of Engineering in Energy Systems

    February 20, 2017, Monday
    3:00 - 4:00 PM114 Transportation Building

    Information Session: MASTER OF ENGINEERING IN ENERGY SYSTEMS

    Designed for professional engineers, the Master of Engineering in Energy Systems program prepares students for work in the private sector, government and non-governmental organizations in a diversifying global energy systems environment.

    Applications are due JUNE 1, 2017 to start in the Fall 2017 Term

    Contact Amy McCullough (amccul2@illinois.edu) if you have questions.

  • Spring 2017 Conference Travel Grant Competition

    Need funding to present your work at a conference?

    The campus-wide Illinois Office of Undergraduate  Research (OUR) provides awards up to $350 for undergraduate students to travel to professional conferences to present their research posters and/or papers. These awards are meant for students who will present their work.

    Competition Deadlines

    Spring 2017
    Applications due: March 6 at 11:59PM

    Fall 2017
    Application period: September 6 - October 16, 2017

    Eligibiilty

    - Students must be in good academic standing during the term the award is received
    - Students graduating in December can apply for and may receive an ward for travel during the following spring semester
    - Students may only receive one Conference Travel Grant Award per academic year
    - Students must include in the application: conference dates and location, evidence that conference participation has been confirmed, itemized estimated expenses (or actual expenses for recently completed travel), and possible (or actual) support from mentors and departments

    Online Application: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6643104

    For more information please visit: OUR Conference Travel Grant Competition

  • NACME Scholars Summer Opportunity - IBM Social Good Fellowship

    This is a special summer work experience opportunity for NACME Scholars.

    The IBM Social Good Fellowship is an oportunity for undergraduate students to develop their skills and develop data science solutions that benefit humanity. Mentored by leading IBM Research scientists and engineers at the T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY (north of New York City), fellows use data mining, machine learning, analytics, operations research, statistics, and mobile computing methods to complete projects with social impact.

    Please note that IBM has committed to providing internship opportunities specifically to NACME Scholars, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. They are targeting students with strong programming skills, mobile app development, experience with data science methodology and visualization. The due date for the application is February 14th. Students may apply at the following link: http://careers.nacme.org/jobseeker/job/32544378/

     

  • Illinois Science of Security (SoS) Summer Internship

    The Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, part of the NSA Science of Security Lablet program, invites applications for a unique research experience for students. Selected applicants will spend eight weeks at ITI pursuing a research program of their own design, under the mentorship of ITI faculty and/or staff. The objective will be to advance research, which may be submitted for a poster session at the next HotSoS Science of Security Symposium. In addition to the research, the summer internship program will include weekly seminars and instruction regarding research issues such as ethics, research writing, presenting, creating posters, and grad school preparation.

    The program committee will select participants based on academic record and a 5-page proposal outlining the proposed research project. Both domestic and international students studying at a U.S. university are eligible to apply. Selected applicants will have lodging provided and receive a stipend and meal allowance. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students are not eligible housing or a meal allowance.

    Program Dates: June 5 - July 28, 2017 (subject to change)

    Information Needed for Application

    - Research Project Proposal
    - ResumeTranscripts
    - Name and Contact Information of 3 references

    Online application: https://my.iti.illinois.edu/submit/ 

    Application deadline: February 28, 2017
    Contact Andrea Whitesell at whitesel@illinois.edu for inquiries.

  • Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) REU

    The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems is currently accepting applications for a 10-week undergrad research experience at a POETS facility for summer 2017!

    Participating institutions are: Howard University, Stanford University, University of Arkansas, and University of Illinois.

    Eligibility

    - Undergrads majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines
    - Students with an average GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher
    - US citizenship or permanent residency required

    - Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, or veterans are strongly encouraged to apply

    For more details about the application requirements, please visit: https://poets-erc.org/education/reu/

    Application deadline: March 1, 2017
    Contact Joe Muskin (jmuskin@illinois.edu) for inquiries.

  • NSF Center for Manufacturing Research REU at TTU

    Tennessee Tech University's (TTU) Center for Manufacturing Research will host two (2) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs this summer 2017:

    1) Manufacturing and Techno-Entrepreneurship REU

    Eligibility

    - US citizen or permanent resident
    - Engineering, Computer Science or Engineering Technology major with a 3.25 or higher GPA
    - Sophomore, junior, or senior
    - Must graduate after September 2017

    2) Secure and Privacy-Preserving Cyber Physical Systems REU

    Eligibility

    - US citizen or permanent resident
    - Electrical engineering, computer/software engineering, computer science, or any other related disciplines with a 3.25 or higher GPA
    - Sophomore, junior, or senior
    - Must graduate after September 2017

    Program Dates: June 5 - August 11, 2017

    Application Deadline: March 10, 2017
    Submit application materials electronically to Michelle Davis at mdavis@tntech.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center

    Project Description: Experimental investigation of an air-cooled condenser for power plants.  Lab is off-campus.  Tasks will include making basic modifications to the system, adjusting and measuring air velocities, and collecting data. The project is mostly related to heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Most of the work involves physical work in the lab and running the system.

    Requirements
    - Interest in heat transfer and fluid mechanics

    Submit the following to apply
    - Resume

    Please contact

    William Davies (Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering)
    Email: daviesi2@illinois.edu
    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC)

  • Search for Summer Research Opportunities

    If you are looking for undergraduate research experiences for the summer, here are links to information on various opportunities!

    Institute for Broadening Participation's Pathways to Science

    Search federally-sponsored opportunities
    STEMUndergrads.science.gov

    Search for an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site

  • Dow Undergraduate Research Support Fund

    New Funding Opportunity!

    The Dow Chemical Company Undergraduate Research Support Fund aims to provide funding to first-generation and minority engineering students to conduct research in science and engineering through mentored-research and to expose them to community outreach. The support fund basically provides $500 to help defray the cost of an undergraduate student’s research project which can be done in summer 2017 or fall 2017.

    Eligibility

    - Engineering undergraduate students
    - First-generation and/or minority students
    - Research projects focused on agricultural biotechnology and chemical solutions related to health and sustainability of environmental resources will be given priority

    As part of community outreach, successful applicants will be required to present their research work in a local high school/community college to talk about their research work and to share their experiences to inspire other students to pursue science and engineering careers.

    Students must submit the following to apply

    - Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    - Personal statement explaining why student wants to do undergraduate research (no more than 500 words)
    - Research Project Description

    Online Application: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7315892

    Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
    For inquiries, please contact Natasha Mamaril (nmamaril@illinois.edu).

  • Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems REU

    The National Science Foundation Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is accepting applications for summer 2017!

    Partner institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Eligibility

    - US citizenship or permanent residency
    - Must be currently enrolled in a science or engineering undergraduate program
    - Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, and individuals with disbilities are strongly encouraged to apply

    For more information about the REU, please visit: https://ebics.net/diversity-outreach/about-reu-program

    Application Deadline: February 17, 2017, 11:59PM EST

  • Campus-Wide Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Submissions are due on February 1, 2017!

    The campus-wide Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) which will be on April 27, 2017. You may submit an abstract or title that has not been finalized.

    Online submission at: http://go.illinois.edu/urs2017

    Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017, Wednesday, 11:59 PM

  • Image of Research - Undergraduate Edition

    The Image of Research – UR Edition is now open!

    The Image of Research is a multidisciplinary competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of undergraduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All undergraduate students are invited to submit entries consisting of an image and brief text that articulates how the image relates to the research. Entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary panel for:

    Connection between image, text, and research
    OriginalityVisual Impact

    For competition details, please visit: https://publish.illinois.edu/imageofresearch-undergrad/competition-details/

    All images submitted will be included in IDEALS, hosted and archived by the University Library for long-term preservation. All entries will be on display at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in April.

    Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Laboratory of Optical Physics and Engineering

    Project Description: Project involves assembling a high power pulse excimer laser and conducting spectroscopy experiment with the excimer laser (at least two (2) assistants will be needed).

    Requirements

    Must have taken ECE 455: Optical Electronics
    ECE or physics major preferred
    Experience with laser preferred
    Laser safety certificate is required before starting with research (Successful applicants will be given guidance to obtain the certificate)

    Submit the following to apply

    Resume
    Personal statement, including background in optical physics and engienering, and interest in this project

    Please contact

    Wenting Chen (Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    Email: wchen84@illinois.edu
    Laboratory of Optical Physics and Engineering