Weekly Round-Up

NCSA’s SPIN Open House:

Are you an Illinois undergraduate looking for your next internship experience? The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is looking for highly motivated, creative undergraduate students to work on hands-on research projects with guidance from NCSA staff and faculty affiliates. The center will offer a limited number of paid SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) internships during Summer 2021.

A virtual SPIN Open House will be held on November 18, 3-5 PM US CST

Zoom Meeting link:
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/84309873402?pwd=Vnkwdjdka3VFYklHb1FGSWI0am5GUT09 [illinois.zoom.us]

SPIN Summer 2021 session information:

Program dates: June 7 – July 30, 2021

Work 20 hours/week for 8 weeks

SPIN interns earn $12.50 per hour and are paid as Undergraduate Hourly employees. Any UIUC undergraduate student in good academic standing can apply. No restriction on year of study or major. International students are eligible.

The Queen, the Book, and the Medieval French Royal Court:

Paula Carns will be presenting “The Queen, the Book, and the Medieval French Royal Court” live on Thursday, November 19th from 2-3pm. This talk by Paula Carns will focus on the woman figured in the manuscript, her relationship to the book, and her and her royal relatives’ book collecting habits. It is open to the public. Attendees must register here to access the Zoom link.

Undergraduate Research Symposium:

The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set to be on display April 26 – 30, 2021. Over the course of the week, students will present their work through poster presentations, oral presentations, and creative showcases, the breadth and scope of which reflect not only the wide range of academic disciplines at the University of Illinois, but also speak to the excellence of its undergraduate scholars.

All undergraduate students currently involved with research are eligible to present. For more information on URS, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/symposium.html

The deadline to submit an application to present at the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium is March 19, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Community-Academic Scholars Initiative:

This 10-week summer research experience matches Illinois undergraduate students with community-based research projects to address critical issues related to health, poverty, and/or social inequality. You can find more information here.

Summer Intern Program at the Library of Congress:

Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work, including copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology. Find more information here .

Undergraduate Research Certificate Program:

The Undergraduate Research Certificate provides an added credential to present to employers and graduate schools. The certificate requires you to satisfy specific criteria across your research experience(s) here at Illinois.

Students are encouraged to start the application early in their research journey; the application can be saved and re-opened, allowing students to continue the application where they left off.

For more information, please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/UGRCertificate.

Meet the Office of Undergraduate Research Team:

The Office of Undergraduate Research is available for one-on-one virtual meetings to support you along your research journey. During these meetings, students have the opportunity to talk with office staff and student ambassadors about any and all questions pertaining to undergraduate research on the U of I campus. Schedule an appointment at: http://go.illinois.edu/AskOUR

Spring Application for Minor:

This is a reminder that the spring application to the secondary education minor will open December 1st and close February 1st. You should apply to this application period if you are a sophomore who has fulfilled the pre-reqs for application. Details can be found here: https://education.illinois.edu/programs/undergrad/programs-degrees/ci-sec-ug/getting-started

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to set up a meeting with Amanda Heinsman, Academic Advisor to Secondary Education Minors, using the link https://go.oncehub.com/AmandaHeinsman.


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