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Student News - March 2014
Area of Concentration needed
MatSE undergraduates: Please complete a short online form to let the department know your area of concentration (ceramics, metals, polymer, electronic materials, biomaterials). The information will be used in determining scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. The form needs to be completed by March 7: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5911757
MatSE Awards Banquet
The MatSE Student and Alumni Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, April 11, at the I Hotel and Conference Center. There will be a social hour with a cash bar from 6:00-7:00; dinner will be served at 7:00; and the awards ceremony will begin at 8:00. Tickets will go on sale at the end of March.
Canan Dagdeviren, PhD student in the Rogers group, received the Grand Poster Award at the 4th Postdoctoral Symposium of Beckman Institute. The symposium was open for graduate student posters as well.
MatSE senior Stephanie Nemec was selected for the Class of 2014 Knights of St. Patrick.
May 2014 graduates are invited to a graduation lunch hosted by the MatSE Department. The lunch buffet will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 18, in Illini Rooms A & B in the Illini Union. More information to come.
Cindy Brya emails the undergrad and grad student listserves with job opportunities or internships for MatSE students. If you miss an email or accidentally delete a job posting in which you're interested, go to http://go.illinois.edu/matse_jobs. On the site, you will find current and previous job postings which Cindy has sent to students.
Wing Night at Brother's - Already burned out from the first few weeks of school? Want to chill and have some cheap wings and drinks? Join us at Brother's Wednesday, March 5, at 9:00 p.m. for 25 cent wings and take a break from writing that lab report!
Material Advantage News
The Material Advantage Compression Competition with Iowa State University and Illinois Institute of Technology has the first round of sample crushing on Tuesday, March 11. Crushing videos will follow.
Richard Van Pelt Scholarship
The intent of the Richard Van Pelt scholarship is to recognize and financially assist talented and dedicated students interested in a career in metallurgy and/or materials. Eligibility: Junior or senior status, student member of Material Advantage, min. GPA of 3.0/4.0. Selection will be based on academic work, extracurricular activities, leadership qualities, and demonstrated interest in metallurgy/materials. The scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000. It will be awarded in May 2014 and paid to the awardee’s account at UIUC in time for the Fall 2014 term. Deadline: April 1. Scholarship Application
Master of Engineering Degree
The MatSE Department is offering a new Master of Engineering degree and combined BS/MEng degree. The major in Materials Engineering in the M.Eng. degree will provide students with the opportunity to broaden their materials knowledge base, improve communication skills, obtain a foundation in business, technology management, and entrepreneurship, and gain practical engineering experience. In particular, two semester-long internships (or equivalent, one may be during the student’s B.S. program) are required.
Engineering Open House will take place on March 14-15. The open hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday. Good luck to all our MatSE exhibits!
Engineering at Illinois Convergence will take place on Monday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy in Schaumburg, IL. This dinner and discussion provides an opportunity for engineering students and alumni to interact, share information and career advice, and build networks in an informal, non-recruiting setting. Registration
Lunch with Intel
MatSE PhD's are invited to lunch with Illinois alumnus Mark Bohr, Senior Fellow, Intel, on Thursday, March 6, at 12:00 p.m. in room 1000 MNTL. Discuss current research and find out about opportunities at Intel. To register for lunch, please fill out the following: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8415977
Have a great spring break!