The University of Illinois WebStore is hosting a workshop on Mathematica on October 23rd at 1:30 pm or 3 pm at the DCL, room L410.

This is a great opportunity to learn:

  • 5 easy ways to get started with Mathematica in the first 5 minutes of use.

  • Viewing and modifying ready-to-use classroom applications

  • Creating interactive slideshows that include nicely-formatted text and live calculations.

  • Programming basics, as well as data analysis, parallel computing, and model-creation and simulation. 

  • Wolfram|Alpha technology for new calculations as well as inclusion within current computations well as coverage of engineering-specific features in Mathematica such as machine learning, code generation, control systems and more! 

This is suitable content for faculty, students, and researchers in any field of engineering.

Don't miss out on this workshop offered for FREE! 

The link to register is here:

54 - Annual Startup Weekend

Founders is running its 5th annual startup weekend, 54, focused on incubating a wide variety of startup ideas. It is a weekend-long event where students from a diverse set of backgrounds such as engineering, business, and design come together to work on startup ideas through ideation, prototyping, and pitching to entrepreneurs and professionals from the industry.

The Application Deadline is OCTOBER 3RD

To find out more go to:  or email

Apply here at :

Check out the Facebook event:

Coca-Cola Grant

Coca-Cola is looking for community changing ideas from people 18-24 years old and will be choosing 17 change-makers to receive one-time, $30,000 grants to help make their ideas a reality.

For details and to apply:

They are looking for specific ideas in a number of communities across the country ranging from job readiness to empowering women and girls to promoting sustainability. There's also a national call for ideas around increasing recycling.

The application entails writing a description (up to 300 words) of your idea and optionally including a video. The deadline to apply is quickly approaching - October 15.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

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

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


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:

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at

This will be the last training session of the year! Sign up to take advantage of this opportunity!

WTS Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarships

There are several scholarships available through our local Greater Chicago Chapter and WTS International. WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. They are offering four scholarships this year to women pursuing careers in the area of transportation. Two of the scholarships are for graduate students and two are for undergraduate students.

-        Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship - $3,000 ($5,000 national)

-        Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates - $2,000 ($5,000 national)

-        Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students - $5,000 ($10,000 national)

-        Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students - $3,000 ($5,000 national)

Visit their website for more information.

All local winners will be forwarded onto the national level to compete for the national scholarship awards. Here are copies of the applications for each of these scholarships which are due November 2nd.

University-Wide Case Competition Kick-Off

Gies College of Business will be holding an informational session to kick off their 2018 University-Wide Case Competition! This session is open to faculty, staff and students across campus who would like to learn more about this inaugural event.


Date: Monday, September 24th

Time: 1:00-2:00pm CST

Location: 2057 BIF



You will hear more about the following:

  • What are case competitions all about?

  • Why should I consider competing?

  • What can I expect at this competition?

  • What is the time commitment?

  • What resources will be available to participants?

  • And more...bring your questions!

More about the Competition:

The 2018 University-Wide Case Competition will take place on November 3, 2018. Participants will have to analyze a complex business case and present to a panel of judges. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to hone their communications skills. It is also a networking opportunity to interact with fellow grad students from other programs, as well as corporate sponsors and judges.

No prior experience with case competitions is necessary. Participants will be assigned to a team by the Gies MBA Program.

Participants can register here:

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 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 ( 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

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 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 (, 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 if you have any questions.