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CHICAGO AREA UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (CAURS)

Deadline: April 7, 2017
CAURS is one of the largest annual undergraduate research conferences in the country, bringing together undergraduate students in the Chicagoland area from all academic disciplines to present their research. Through poster presentations, oral presentations, and roundtable discussions, attendees experience the impressive breadth and depth of research being conducted by their peers and have the opportunity to network with other undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and representatives from industry and graduate and professional schools. Learn more.

ITA Tech Challenge Teaser

Deadline: April 14, 2017
In order to provide an additional opportunity to practice coding and programming before the fall Tech Challenge, ITA has launched the Tech Challenge Teaser. The challenge, an individual based programming and coding skills competition for current university students in the US is administered 100% virtually between April 3rd and April 14th. Register to receive reminders and other communication before the challenge opens. Compete for the chance to win $1,000 and to be recognized at ITA's Tech Summit in May! Learn more. 

Massachusetts General Hospital 2017 Student Technology Prize for Primary Healthcare

Deadline: May 1, 2017
The 9th Annual Student Technology Prize in Primary Healthcare is a unique $200,000 competition for engineering students to encourage and support innovative clinically-relevant, primary-care technology concepts. Learn more.

Bell Labs Prize

Deadline: May 1, 2017
The Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision. NOTE: Students MUST contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs if you are interested in applying. Learn more.

Challenge.gov Government Challenges, Your Solutions

Challenge.gov is a listing of challenge and prize competitions, all of which are run by more than 100 agencies across federal government. These problem-solving events include idea, creative, technical and scientific competitions in which U.S. federal agencies invite the public’s help to solve perplexing mission-centric problems. Learn more.

Internships

INTERNATIONAL CONCRETE REPAIR INSTITUTE CHICAGO CHAPTER 2017 Internship

Deadline: April 21, 2017
The Chicago Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) awards an annual scholarship to help students attain their goal of receiving an undergraduate degree. The focus of this scholarship program are students with a desire to learn more about and work in concrete, concrete repair, construction, or related technologies. The chapter is awarding a minimum of $2,500 for the scholarship in 2017. Learn more. 

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD)

Deadline: May/June 2017
MWRD's Internship Program offers both paid and unpaid internship positions. While the main focus is on wastewater management, there are opportunities to gain knowledge and practical experience in a wide range of functions in each department. Learn more.

Research Opportunities

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Deadline: Multiple opportunities with various deadlines.
The National Science Foundation oversees the REU program, which offers stipends supporting student research at universities nationwide, including Illinois Tech. Learn more.

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Deadline: The application deadline has passed for 2017. Check back for updates on this annual program.
The RISE program offers bachelor’s-level students from the United States, Canada, and the U.K. who are studying in science and engineering fields the opportunity to participate in research in Germany. Learn more.

Pathways to Science

Deadline: Multiple opportunites with various deadlines.
The Institute for Broadening Participation connects interested undergraduate and graduate students, especially underrepresented minorities, in STEM fields with paid research and internship opportunities through its Pathways to Science program. Learn more.

NIST SURF Research Program

Deadline: The application deadline has passed for 2017. Check back for updates on this annual program.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology oversees the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Universities can recommend students studying science, engineering, and mathematics to conduct research as part of this initiative. Learn more.

Scholarships

Internal Scholarship Opportunities

Illinois Tech offers financial aid and scholarship support– 97 percent of students receive some type of financial aid, whether it be need-based, merit-based, or both. There are also scholarship opportunities that can cover most of your college expenses. Learn more.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Illinois Tech is committed to helping students secure additional funding from outside sources. The office of Financial Aid regularly adds outside scholarships to our Scholarship Opportunities spreadsheet. Learn more.

Workshops, Seminars, & Entrepreneurship Events

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Additional Graduate Fellowship and Scholarships

To view graduate student research and fellowship opportunities, click here.