1) ME Technical Elective Survey update: Thank you to the many of you who provided us input by filling out this survey. Professor Costas Grigoropoulos, as the ugrad Vice Chair, is reviewing the information and will decide, with the faculty, how to proceed. In the meantime, I cannot guess what the outcome will be. Many students were *strongly* opposed to the idea of free units and many opined that units should only be *free technicals*. Others really liked the idea. I will keep you posted as I learn more.
2) Fall 2017 Course Schedule Update: E25 will only be offered in Fall 2017 in the next academic year. To be clear, E25 will not be offered in Spring. Prority enrollment will be given to incoming students, though we hope to have enough seats to accommodate everyone in ME (and elsewhere, but I can't make any promises since we don't have a room assignment yet).
Have a delightful weekend everyone!
APPLICATION DEADLINE MONDAY FEBRUARY 13TH
EnableTech, with the support of the Jacobs Institute, will be hosting the first of 11 TOM Makeathons being held on university campuses this year in North America. Join us for 72 hours of making for social impact. Tikkun Olam Makers, better known as TOM, is a global community of makers helping people with disabilities (aka - 'Need Knowers') develop custom, open-source technological solutions for personal challenges. Need Knowers from the campus community present a task they find difficult/impossible and a technical team of students and mentors will join them in creating an assistive technology to address this challenge. By creating one solution here, through TOM’s global network it can be shared to reach those with similar needs around the world.
Join us March 17-19th for this exciting and impactful TOM Makeathon. The experience of working together to directly address immediate challenges has such apparent impact it is hard not to be enthusiastic.
APPLICATION DEADLINE MONDAY FEBRUARY 13TH
Need Knower/Challenge application: http://mms.tomglobal.org/challenges/5884d48aea7b952d041fec67/create
Website and Facebook event for more details
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Technology Fund (STF) proposal submission process is now open for fast-track projects with a cap of $5000 per project. The deadline to submit project proposals is February 17, 2017.
Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fund Committee. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, ASUC/GA, academic department, or other functional unit.
This fee, assessed at $51 per semester, for seven years, provides funding to negotiate with commercial software vendors on behalf of students to secure volume licensing of software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Matlab. It also provides funding to support additional student technology services and initiatives. Fee funds are prohibited from subsidizing core information technology infrastructure.
Funding categories include:
- Applications and Software Development
- Commercial Software Licensing
- Hardware and Technology Equipment Acquisition
- Investigative and Planning Projects
- Technology Events
- Training, Support, and Access to Technology Programs
HOW TO APPLY
Before submitting a proposal, please review the Student Tech Fund Guidelines, proposal form, and reference materials located at http://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply
February 17, 2017: Online proposals due for the Spring 2017 Fast-Track review process
The complete calendar for 2016-17 can be found here:http://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply/deadlines
The Student Tech Fund Committee will be holding open office hours to advise applicants about their proposals on Friday 2/17 from 9-10am in Eshleman 212. Note that this is the same date that submissions are due, so applicants who attend the session should come prepared with a fairly developed proposal.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS
Proposals are due February 17, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by the Student Technology Fund Committee (STFC) during the spring semester, with the intent of allocating funds in May 2017.
The STFC consists of student, faculty and staff voting members. More information about the STFC is available at http://techfund.berkeley.edu/about/committee
If you have any questions about the STF project proposal submission process, please email email@example.com.
44 Energy Technologies is looking for a student to hire part time or for summer internship.
Bradley L. Edgar, Ph.D.
You are invited to participate in a research study evaluating the effectiveness of mobile phone-delivered exercise goals in getting individuals to exercise more (CPHS ID:2016-03-8609). The study involves 2 five-minute in-person sessions (1116 Etcheverry) and daily use of an iPhone app for 4 months. Participants will receive up to $25 via an Amazon Gift Certificate for participation in this study.
If you are interested in becoming physically active, own an iPhone 5s or newer model, are willing to keep your phone in your pockets during the day, are willing to install and use an iPhone app developed for this research, and speak and read English; then please go to https://berkeley.qualtrics.com/jfe5/form/SV_a3gqw9MIRNyq2oZ for a brief online form with questions to determine eligibility for the study.
If you would like more information or have any questions about participating, please contact Mo Zhou (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Individuals meeting any of the following criteria are NOT eligible to participate.
1. Known medical conditions or physical problems that require special attention in an exercise program
2. Planning an international trip during the next 4 months
3. Pregnant/gave birth during the past 6 months
4. Severe hearing or speech problem
5. History of an eating disorder
6. Current substance abuse
7. Current participation in lifestyle modification programs or research studies
8. History of bariatric surgery or plans for bariatric surgery in the next 12 months
Announcing How to Build the Future
Open to all UC Berkeley students
Today we're announcing a semester long startup class. Students can learn how to build the future from those that have already built it in this Spring 2017 course open to all UC Berkeley students. Speakers include the founders of Reddit (Alexis Ohanian), Oculus (Jack McCauley), Sun Microsystems (Vinod Khosla), Hyperloop (Shervin Pishevar), Eventbrite (Kevin Hartz), and many more greats to be announced soon.
This summer you can join over 500 students from around the world in Turin, Italy and start your own company in just four weeks!
The European Innovation Academy is an intensive and fast-paced learning environment where students will learn from famous motivational speakers, innovation experts, top UC Berkeley instructors, business mentors, serial entrepreneurs, and more. This is a great chance for students to learn from highly successful entrepreneurs from around the world and gain invaluable insight into starting their own company! This year, during the program you will also visit the Italian Riviera, Milan and Rome.
*The program is English so there is no language prerequisite.
*All Majors Accepted.
RSVP at the Facebook Event.
Program Dates: July 2nd – July 30, 2017
For details visit: UC Berkeley Summer Abroad - Financial Aid and Scholarships Available
*Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
Contact: Danielle Vivo - email@example.com
The Johns Hopkins University
NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program
in Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics
The REU program in Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics(CSMR) is an intensive, ten-week program of laboratory research and instruction. The participants contribute to specific research projects pursued by researchers in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR).
· Hands-on research at Johns Hopkins University
· Communication skills workshop
· Field trips
· Undergraduate students (from 4-year and 2-year programs)
· U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
· $5,000 stipend
· Student Housing
Application deadline: February 17, 2017.
Program Dates: May 29, 2017 - August 4, 2017
Contact: Anita Sampath at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org