July Research Park Announcements

July 01, 2016
Category: Research Park


Nominate Your Intern
The nomination form for intern awards is now open and will close on July 7. The form can be found at http://go.researchpark.illinois.edu/Nomination.


CU Farmers
CU Farmers, a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), will begin selling products to University of Illinois Research Park members through an online ordering system on May 25th. The local farms involved in the CSA include Blue Moon Farm, Bane Family Meats and Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery.

How it works:

1. Visit www.cufarmers.com

2. Click the “Shop” button in the menu bar between Friday morning at 8am and Monday evening at 8am each week (the store is only visible during this time)

3. Select the items and quantities you would like

4. Click “Checkout” to review and submit your order

5. Pick up your order in the Ameren building (2100 S Oak Street) at Research Park the following Wednesday from 4-6pm

6. Pay for your order at pickup

For weekly reminders to visit the shop, sign up for the CU Farmers mailing list here. For more information, visit www.cufarmers.com. All questions should be directed tobluemoonfarmurbana@gmail.com.


Food Trucks at Research Park
Multiple food trucks are serving in various Research Park lots throughout the week. For the updated schedule, check here regularly. 



Friday, July 1
Event: Registration Opens for Engineering Employment Expo
About the Event: Having started in 1989 with only 30 companies its first year, the Engineering Employment EXPO at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the Largest Student-Run Engineering Career Fairs in the Nation. Our mission is to connect students and employers through our career fairs in the fall and spring semesters. All of the proceeds from both events support student activities within the College of Engineering. Registration link: http://illinoisexpo.org/info/
Sponsor: College of Engineering

Friday, July 15
Event: DMV Hackathon
Location: UI Labs Innovation Center: 1415 N. Cherry Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
About the Event: This three-day event will provide all of the support needed for teams to hack out a DMC app related to real-world manufacturing floor issues. For updates and announcements, be sure to visit the DMC Hackathon event page.
Sponsor: DMC and DMDII