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  • Present at Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC 2017)

    For students doing research in or perhaps just interested in the ecological and evolutionary sciences, registration is now open for the 2017 Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, which will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

  • Spring 2017 Drop-In Hours for Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Submit your entry to Image of Research - UR Edition!

    The Image of Research - UR Edition 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
    • Originality
    • Visual Impact

    All images submitted will be included in IDEALS, hosted and archived by the University Library for long term preservation.

    Accepting submissions from January 20, 2017-March 1, 2017.

    All entries will be on display at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in April.

    For more information:

  • Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshops - Spring 2017 Calendar

    The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Spring 2017 calendar for the Getting Started in Research Workshop (GSIRW). These workshops provide an overview of the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, and guide students to develop a plan of action to locate relevant research opportunities on campus and discuss ways to contact faculty research mentors.

  • Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Awards and Fellowships

    The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology has a number of awards and fellowships available. Applications for the following award will close on Friday, March 10 at noon. 

  • Drop-in Hours over winter break

    Drop-in hours will be cancelled beginning Thursday, December 22 and will recommence on Thursday, January 19. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule a time to meet with our office please send us an email:

  • NCSA Undergrad Internships Summer 2017!

    Calling all Illinois Undergraduates!

    Work with the National Center for Computing Applications (NCSA) next summer! A limited number of paid SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) internships are available for Summer 2017. Deadline is December 19!

  • Call for Student Artists!

    Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) advances postsecondary education and the visual arts in Illinois by exhibiting student artwork in its Springfield office. The pursuit of higher education is a broad endeavor that includes diverse aspects of student achievement, including artistic expression. This display aims to highlight student creativity and promote professional experience.

    This exhibition is open to all students at Illinois colleges and universities, regardless of program of study. Artwork will be selected by a committee of IBHE employees and will reside on loan to IBHE for one year. A Call for Artists with specifications and conditions is enclosed. Note: only wall art will be considered. For details please see the attached document.



  • Working with Data for Undergrads! Creating Data Documentation

    Writing project, code, and data documentation doesn’t need to be the worst part of your day. This hands on workshop will give you experience using various types of documentation, discuss strategies for writing documentation, and get you started writing a template for your projects. Bring a dataset you’d like to work with but examples will be provided.

    Join us for this interactive session that will give you concrete answers to your data questions!

    DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4-5pm

    Registration is free: 

    LOCATION: 314 Main Library - The workshop will be held in the Main Library, Library 314. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.

    For more information: 

  • “Writing an Undergraduate Research Paper” Workshop

    Global Studies will be offering a writing workshop titled “Writing an Undergraduate Research Paper” on Thursday, October 20th from 2pm to 3:30pm in 223 Gregory Hall. This workshop is a part of the LAS Student Success Workshop series and help students write fact-based college-level papers. We will discuss tips to research for class assignments, creating coherent arguments and methods for staying on track with submission deadlines. Students attending this session must bring a term/research paper they have been working on at the time of the workshop.