Brady STEM Academy

St. Elmo Brady S.T.E.M. Academy (SEBA), named after St. Elmo Brady, the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry was created to expose underrepresented 4th and 5th grade boys to S.T.E.M. using an innovative approach. First, participants engage in hands-on S.T.E.M. experiments and inquiry based learning modules. Next, participants learn about S.T.E.M. pioneers and inventors through weekly videos and exploration activities. They also interact with University of Illinois graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff to complete experiments. Last, fathers, male relatives and/or mentors attend session and conduct experiments alongside participants. The strength of SEBA is early exposure to S.T.E.M., positive role models and STEM mentoring. For more information visit our website: We will be hiring program coordinators and program assistants for spring 2016 semester (see position descriptions below). Potential employees must be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon. For more information contact Mr. Ricky Greer at or apply online at ….

Course Registration Updates

  • If you are having trouble registering for a general chemistry class (CHEM 102, 103, 104, 105, 204 or 205) , please see:

General Chemistry
University of Illinois
367E Noyes Lab
601 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-3015

  • All CHBE courses except for CHBE 121 are now open to all non-majors.
  • Physics will be continuing to open seats in labs and discussions over the next few weeks

For any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us at

The Hoeft Technology & Management Program Info Sessions

The Hoeft Technology & Management (T&M) Program bridges the gabetween traditional engineering and business education by offering a unique curriculum to a selecgroup of highly qualified business and engineering undergraduates. The T&M Program is a joint venture between the CollegoBusiness and the College of Engineering and works closely with its corporate affiliate partners to groom the best anthe brightest students tbtomorrow‘s leaders.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 5-6 p.m., 1320 DCL 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 5-6 p.m., 2043 BIF
Who? Business and engineering majors planning to graduate in May 2018 – December 2019
Questions? Email 
Interested students are encouraged to “like” the new T&M page on Facebook. 

Upcoming ICT Meeting Dates and Times

For students interested in switching to a major or considering a double major with a degree from the School of Chemical Sciences.

*The next ICT period is Jan. 11 – Feb. 1, 2016.  Locations will be updated soon.  Sign ups here.

  • December 3, 2015 8:30am – 9:30am 162 Noyes
  • January 13, 2016 8:30am – 9:30am Noyes Library Conference Room
  • January 20, 2016 3:00pm – 4:00pm Noyes Library Conference Room
  • January 22, 2016 3:00pm – 4:00pm Noyes Library Conference Room
  • January 25, 2016 8:30am – 9:30am Noyes Library Conference Room
  • January 27, 2016 3:00pm – 4:00pm Noyes Library Conference Room

LAS Global Studies Certificate Information Sessions

The Certificate in International Development Studies is ideal for students interested in poverty reduction, sustainability and international development careers with governments, think tanks, social enterprises and non-governmental organizations.

The Certificate in Global Health (offered in collaboration with WGGP) is ideal for students with pre-health goals, aspirations to work community health or health policy with governments, non-governmental organizations and social enterprises.

Students can learn more, by attending information sessions on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 2pm or on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 2pm. Both information sessions will be held at Global Studies conference room at 703 S. Wright St., 3rd floor (next to cocomero frozen yogurt).

More information can be found at: and

Pre-Law Events


Pre-Law 101: Nov. 4 at 3:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. This workshop is for any Illinois student who is new to pre-law. It will cover: What it means to be a pre-law student at Illinois; the profile of a successful law school applicant; building a pre-law resume during undergraduate years; and what helpful resources exist on campus. Bring all of your pre-law questions! This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. Please register here to ensure enough seating and materials for everyone. This is the last Pre-Law 101 session of the fall semester.


The Real Deal: Lawyers Share the Inside View of the Legal Profession. Nov. 9 at 5:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. The best way to learn about the legal profession is to talk to lawyers! What is it really like to argue a case before a jury? What skills does it take to make partner or own your own law firm? How can you find success in the legal profession? Network with retired area lawyers representing a variety of legal careers to find out! Ask questions about what it’s really like to practice law and get insight into what skills you can build now to prepare for a successful legal career! This is a valuable chance to talk to people who can share perspectives on their decades-long successful legal careers. No registration is necessary. Click here for speaker bios.

Perfecting Your Personal Statement & Resume for Law School: Nov. 10 at 4:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. This is the final personal statement workshop of the fall semester. The personal statement and resume are a law school applicant’s opportunity to tell a school all about yourself and why you will make a great addition to their class. Students consistently say that this is the hardest part of the application, so this workshop was developed to provide some insight. It will cover: What the personal statement is; how to begin writing it; what to include and exclude; writing separate addenda; how the personal statement and resume should work together; and an overview of the law school resume. Please click on the link to register so that we can ensure enough seating and materials for everyone.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program


The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College are partnering to offer an opportunity for first and second-year undergraduate students to gain undergraduate research experience while working under the direct supervision of advanced graduate students. Beginning this Spring 2016, we will provide paid apprenticeships to ten selected undergraduate students.  Undergraduate apprentices will have an opportunity to conduct and learn the research process through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and fine and applied arts are particularly encouraged to apply; however, we will accept applications from students in all disciplines. Please see the blog on OUR’s webpage – – for more information and to apply. Deadline for application is Friday, November 20, 2015.


Questions may be addressed to:; please put “URAP” in the subject line.

The Illinois Club Scholarship Applications

The Illinois Club is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The awards offered are:

  • Nine (9) combined Make-A-Difference Awards & Isabelle Purnell Education Awards of $2,300
  • One (1) Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award of $3,600
  • One (1) Susan T. Haney Social Work Award of $3,000
  • One (1) STEM Education Award of $3,000
  • One (1) Peri Davis Ceperley Award of $2,300

To qualify, an applicant must:

  • Be an undergraduate with at least 60 earned credit hours by the end of Fall 2015
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Graduate no earlier than December 2016

The Application Deadline is Monday, November 16, 5:00PM
(an application, résumé, essay, and Self-Service Integrate documents are required, so start early!)

Applicants will be notified via e-mail when applications are received.  Semifinalists will be interviewed in late January or early February.  Winners will be honored at a Scholarship Awards Brunch in early March 2016.

Online application & details can be found here: