News and Events

Mon, 06/26/2017

The first #StudentSpotlight of the week is Iliass Feddol.

Iliass is enrolled in our Agricultural Production program with a focus in Food Animal Production. He obtained his B.S. in Environmental and Biodiversity Management from Cadi Ayadd University in his home country of Morocco. Iliass also holds M.S. degrees in Biotechnology and Genetics from University Mohammed V in Morocco and Biotechnology and Pharma Management from Grenoble School of Management in France. After obtaining these degrees, he realized his true passion was in animal sciences and nutrition. This summer, Iliass is working as a Production Intern for JBS in Beardstown, Illinois.


The Illinois PSM in Agricultural Production is advised by Dr. Robert Knox. 

Wed, 06/21/2017

Today’s spotlight is Mengna Tang of our Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) program.

Mengna started her Food Science journey at Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University in her home country of China where she received her Bachelor of Engineering in Food Science and Engineering. This summer, Mengna is working as an Operations Intern for Tasty Catering, a Chicagoland based catering company that was named one of Forbes Top Small Companies in 2016. Mengna is advised by Dr. Nicki Engeseth. 

Tue, 06/20/2017

Our mid-week Student Spotlight is Hayley Cooper.

Hayley is a 2nd-year student in our Agricultural Production Program specializing in Food Animal Production. Hayley has always had a passion for animals, she grew up with horses and has worked for a veterinarian and ranch while she completed her B.S. in Animal Sciences here at the University of Illinois. This summer, she is interning with Professional Swine Management based out of Carthage, Illinois. Hayley is advised by Dr. Robert Knox in the animal sciences department. 

Mon, 06/19/2017

Today’s spotlight is King Ming “Edmond” Lai, Geographic Information Science Student.

Edmond transitioned to the GIS field after working for a non-profit after graduating from U of I with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. This summer, Edmond is working as a transportation planning intern for the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. His main interests are in sustainable development and green building. After graduation, he hopes to work in industry for a while before starting his own non-profit GIS firm. Edmond’s advisor is Dr. Shakil Kashem of the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science.

Thu, 06/15/2017

Our final #StudentSpotlight of the week is Wenhan Kong

Wenhan is a 2nd year Geographic Information Science student.  She graduated from Wuhan University with a B.S. in Geographic Information Science and Cartography in her home country of China. She is currently a Geospatial Imagery Analytics intern at John Deere’s University of Illinois Research Park location. Wenhan is advised by Dr. Shakil Kashem of the Geography and Geographic Information Science Department.