iMEGRAD Vol. II No. 47 (10/21/2016)

News for Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students.
 
Inside this Issue:

 

ME Housekeeping

Application for Spring 2017 Preliminary Examination - 12/09/2016
SP 17 New Course: Data-X (Data, Systems & Signals)
Join the Robot Planning Committee
UCSF MSBI Program
Info Session-Training-Workshop

Exponent Ph.D. Info Session October 26th
Academic Writing and Publishing

Competition-Fellowship

Next Genearation Mobility Challenge! Oct. 26th

Internship-Volunteering-Job Opportunity

 

ME HOUSEKEEPING

Application for Spring 2017 Preliminary Examination - 12/09/2016

To All January 17 Prelims takers, the application is due on December 09, 2016. Please see here the FAQ and the Schedule.

To apply, please log in the COE Student Webpage, and select the exams of your choice including your Major Field Area or declared Area.

Please read the FAQ thouroughly to get familiar with the rules pertaining to the Preliminary Examinations.

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SP 17 New Course: Data-X (Data, Systems & Signals)

​The Sutardja Center is offering a new and exciting course on data this spring 2017:

Data-X: A Course on Data, Systems and Signals is a technical course that teaches students to use foundational mathematical concepts and current computer science tools to create data-related applications and systems for real world problems.

​Visit the webpage below for additional information (course flyer also attached):​​ http://scet.berkeley.edu/data-x-course/

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Join the Robot Planning Committee

If you're interested in getting more involved in the Robot Happy Hour, you should join the Autonomous Anonymous Robot Planning Committee (AARP Committee)!

By joining this committee, you'll help keep Robot Happy Hour happening regularly so we have a constant flow research ideas and discussions (and of free tacos) and help expand our group activities by suggesting/hosting more events (e.g. research related events and robot-related outings).

There are no strict requirements for being a part of AARP.  We have a few organizational planning meetings a year and we hope that you'll sign up to host at least one robot happy hour (which is really easy).

For more information, contact Katherine Driggs-Campbell / Email: krdc@eecs.berkeley.edu

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UCSF MSBI Program

The UCSF Department of Radiology is accepting Fall 2017 applications for our Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) program starting on November 15, 2016

http://radiology.ucsf.edu/education/graduate-programs/msbi-program

For those that may be interested, please feel free to visit the website or email (msbi@ucsf.edu).

INFO SESSION - TRAINING - WORKSHOP

Exponent Ph.D. Info Session October 26th

REGISTER HERE!
Date: Wednesday, October 26th at 5:30–7:00pm
Location: Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

Speakers: Joe Rakow, Ph.D. Principal Engineer; and Farzana Ansari, Ph.D. Associate

Meet alumni from several engineering & science departments!

Abstract: Are you interested in consulting? Learn about a career in scientific and engineering consulting. Solve real world, applied problems using your engineering and scientific training, working with clients ranging from private industry to government agencies to legal professionals. Work in a multi-disciplinary setting with hundreds of bright, engineers and scientists from around the world. These are only a few of the everyday experiences you will encounter as an Engineer or Scientist at Exponent. Learn more about how your background can fit into this exciting world by attending this informational seminar. Examples of consulting projects will be presented.

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Academic Writing and Publishing

Copyright & Your Dissertation: What You Need to Know About Using Materials in Your Dissertation and Your Rights as an Author
Monday, October 24, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
309 Sproul Hall
Presented by: University Library

Register here!

Publishing Your Dissertation: Experts Discuss Maximizing Your Scholarly Impact through Open Access Publishing, and How to Publish Your First Book
Tuesday, October 25, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
309 Sproul Hall
Presented by: University Library

Register here!
Increase and Track Your Scholarly Impact
Thursday, October 27, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
309 Sproul Hall
Presented by: University Library

Register here!
Current Topics in Data Publishing
Friday, October 28, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
190 Doe Library
Presented by: University Library and D-Lab

Register here!

COMPETITION - FELLOWSHIPS

Next Genearation Mobility Challenge! Oct. 26th

This is a second chance to participate in the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, taking place at the California College of the Arts on October 29th 2016.

Undergrad and grad-level students, like you, will work on interdisciplinary teams and be immersed in a highly interactive design thinking process to come up with solutions to this challenge prompt. Teams will pitch their ideas to Toyota and mobility experts and receive feedback from them.

BEST PART: the winning team will get the chance to further incubate their ideas in an internship with Toyota’s innovation partners!
 

Sign up today!
 

More information is available on this  1 page flyer. Please share this opportunity with any of your fellow students and friends that might be interested.

Contact: Alero Moju / amoju@netimpact.org

INTERNSHIP - VOLUNTEERING - JOB OPPORTUNITY

More academic and non-academic job opportunities can be found at: http://me.berkeley.edu/industry/employment-opportunities.

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Volunteering Opportunity at Occupational Knowledge International

Occupational Knowledge International (OK International at www.okinternational.org) is a San Francisco based non-profit working exclusively in developing countries to build capacity around environmental and occupational health.  They are currently initiating a two-year project in Nigeria in partnership with Doctors Without Borders to introduce safer mining practices in an area with extensive lead poisoning. 

This follows an ongoing lead poisoning outbreak that has been responsible for more than 500 deaths among children in northern Nigeria.  The source of lead is the gold ore being mined and processed by small-scale artisanal miners.  This has been called the world’s worst lead poisoning outbreak in history.
 
Their work is now focused on introducing safer mining practices to reduce exposures to miners and minimize off-site contamination.  This will involve a mix of training, changing personal hygiene practices and the introduction of wet methods/ engineering controls to reduce the generation and spread of lead-containing dust. 

As part of this project they are introducing wet ball mills to reduce dry processing. They are looking for a volunteer (or a small group project) to prepare a specification for the design of this equipment.  The plan is to have it locally made in Nigeria.

Please respond to Perry Gottesfeld at: info@okinternational.org

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