WoPhyS '18 at the University of Nebraska

WoPhyS '18 will be held Thursday, October 11 - Saturday, October 13, 2018 on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Participants will have opportunities to:

  • Present research accomplishments to peers and the academic community
  • Attend keynote talks given by invited scientists from academia, industry, and government labs
  • Participate in graduate school preparation workshops
  • Interact with science students and faculty from across the United States
  • Tour facilities and labs, including the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience and

Diocles, one of the strongest lasers in the U.S.

All participants will have the opportunity to present research during the conference poster session. Please submit nominations for invited student speakers by e-mailing Jocelyn Bosley at jbosley@unl.edu. Instructions for nominations can be found here

Registration for WoPhyS '18 is available online, along with details about the conference location and accommodations. There is no registration fee and all local costs are covered. Travel scholarships are available for undergraduates who present a talk or poster.  

City Scholars Program

City Scholars is a new program that allows Urbana-Champaign engineering students in CS and ECE to take a full-time load of classes while working a paid, part-time internship at a company in downtown Chicago. Currently the program is accepting applications for the Spring 2019 cohort. There are several opportunities to learn more about the program over the coming weeks:

Attend an Information Session on:

o   Wednesday, September 5th from 5:30-6:30pm in DCL 1310 or

o   Monday, September 17th from 5:30-6:30pm in DCL 1310.

Visit the City Scholars table at the Engineering Career Fair on September 11-12

To read more about the program, visit the City Scholars website. The application for Spring 2019 is available on the website and is due on September 21st. If you have any further questions, you can reach out to Charles Neiss via email (cneiss@illinois.edu) or phone (217-300-5333).

Illinois Business Consulting Fall Recruitment

Illinois Business Consulting Info Session

Monday, August 27th, 6–7 PM @ BIF Room 2011.Dress is business casual.

Illinois Business Consulting is the nation’s largest professionally-managed, student-run consulting firm. They are passionate about developing consultants into leaders prepared to succeed in a variety of fields.

With more than 250 members, IBC undertakes real projects for real clients and provides technical development, a global alumni network, strong corporate relations, and many other opportunities. They will share the details about an early application period at the info session.

Begin your journey with Illinois Business Consulting — learn more about IBC, engage with consultants and leadership team, and participate in a case to prepare for the IBC interview process. They look forward to seeing you there on Monday, August 27th!

→ Apply to Illinois Business Consulting by August 24th

→ Register for the info session

→ Email us if you have any questions

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: September 26th 2018 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM

Where: University of Illinois – Engineering Hall – Room 106B6

Registration: https://leadinggreen.com/Illinois

Want to get involved in sustainability? Opportunities are plentiful and LEED is at the forefront!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Early-Bird Cost$300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/Illinois

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Discounted Chicago Fire Tickets!


The Chicago Fire Soccer Club is offering discounted tickets to all University of Illinois students! Get together with your friends, classmates, and student organizations and kick off the new school year with a trip to a Fire match. The first 50 students to purchase tickets will receive a cobranded Chicago Fire/U of I scarf! Tickets start as low as $24. Pick from any of our last three home matches of the 2018 season!

Chicago Fire v. Orlando City SC – Sunday, Sept. 14 at 4 PM

Chicago Fire vs. LAFC – Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2:30 PM

Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United – Sunday, Oct 28 at 3:30 PM (Official Big Ten Night)

To purchase ticket or if you have any questions, please contact Travis Gelder by emailing tgelder@chicago-fire.com or reaching out at (708) 496-6678.

ECS Internship Spotlight Survey

Engineering Career Services is collecting information about Illinois Engineering students' summer internships to make available on our website and social media as a resource for students in the future. If you have a few minutes to fill out this survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CKVVL9K), they would really appreciate it! 

One quick note: some students are finding that the survey weirdly refreshes itself to a duplicate page without confirming that their submission has been received, so don't worry if that happens when you try to submit it, just make sure you click "done" once. Let Nissa Heman know (at nissaheman@gmail.com) if you have any questions.