iMEGRAD -- February 09, 2018

News for Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students.
 
Inside this Issue:
 
ME Housekeeping

Upcoming Deadlines:

Deadline to submit Master's Candidacy form. 

Deadline to Change Grade Options.

Add/Drop Classes After Feb. 2:

Spring 2018 Commencement - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Info Session/Workshop

Symposium on Innovations in Bioengineering Technologies in the Service of Humanity and Society - March 28, 2018

Register for the 2018 Beyond Academia Conference: Learn About Non-Academic Careers for UC Berkeley PhDs & Postdocs!

2018 Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Competition - Fellowship

Applications open for NSF Food-Energy-Water program - Due February 12, 2018

Graduate Student Participation in UC Grad Slam 2018 Competition - Due on February 19, 2018

Link Foundation PhD Fellowships Available - Due February 28, 2018

2018-2019 Jane Lewis Fellowship - Due March 1, 2018

Robert P. Lin Graduate Fellowship - Due March 31, 2018

2018 Park AFM Scholarship Available!
Internship & Job Opportunity

Science Outreach Volunteer Opportunity - BASIS: Bay Area Scientists in Schools 

STEM Mentors needed in Berkeley Middle Schools - Be A Scientist: Inspire 7th graders to discover their inner scientist!

Summer 2018 Engineering Internship Opportunity: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit

Hardware/Mechanical Engineering Intern, Summer 2018

Launch your startup with the 76West Clean Energy Competition

Exciting startup job opportunity for ME students

Engineer I Emissions Testing Job @ 44 Energy Technologies

Student Empowerment Job Offer at CISCO Systems/Pathway

ME HOUSEKEEPING

Upcoming Deadlines:

February 12, 2018: Deadline to submit Master's Candidacy form

March 23, 2018: Deadline to Change Grade Options.

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Add/Drop Classes After Feb. 2:

Complete Add/Drop form

Get the required signatures and submit to Student Services Staff in 6189 Etcheverry Hall.

Fees: $5 (each class added) - $10 (each class dropped)

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Spring 2018 Commencement - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

If you intend to walk at the commencement, mark your calendar. Registration will go live on March 5th.  You will be able to see all of the information on it at https://engineering.berkeley.edu/news-events/events/engineering-commence....

INFO SESSION - SEMINAR - TRAINING - WORKSHOP

Symposium on Innovations in Bioengineering Technologies in the Service of Humanity and Society - March 28, 2018

You are all invite to celebrate Prof. Boris Rubinsky's 70 years birthday during the conference in the topic of  "Innovations in Bioengineering Technologies in the Service of Humanity and Society".
The conference  will take place on 28 March, 2018 at the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University. More information and a detailed schedule would be given towards the event.

 

Entrance is Free. Please register by filling your details.

 

Abstracts submission deadline: March 1, 2018 --- Contact us: agolberg@tauex.tau.ac.il

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Register for the 2018 Beyond Academia Conference: Learn About Non-Academic Careers for UC Berkeley PhDs & Postdocs!

March 1st-2nd, 2018
Clark Kerr Campus - Berkeley, CA

A two-day conference for UC Berkeley PhD students and Postdocs to learn more about pursuing exciting career paths outside of academia.

Interested in volunteering in exchange of free attendance? Purchase a ticket,  fill out the volunteer form and we'll get in touch!

REGISTER HERE!

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2018 Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop at Los Alamos National Laboratory

We invite applications from highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the 2018 Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  The workshop is a wonderful opportunity to participate in cutting edge research at the Laboratory while receiving a generous stipend.  Additionally, students will learn about computational multi-physics in an integrated lecture series and have the opportunity to tour the world-class facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


More about our Summer Workshop, including a downloadable flyer and directions and deadlines for student applications, can be found here:


http://compphysworkshop.lanl.gov

 

This year’s technical focus topics feature a mixture of physics, computational science, mathematics, and algorithmic challenges that we hope are attractive to students from a variety of backgrounds.  We plan to pursue twelve different projects that involve multiple aspects of computational physics, including the study of fluid structures, instabilities, and turbulence, plasma physics, multiple other numerical and solver algorithms, thermal radiation flow, future computer architectures, and more.

            

Project descriptions are on our website. To receive future announcements, please join the mailing list.

 

COMPETITION - FELLOWSHIP

Applications open for NSF Food-Energy-Water program - Due February 12, 2018

Do you work address low-resource challenges at the intersection of food, energy, and water? Apply to be an InFEWS Fellow! 

 

Applications for the Fall 2018 Cohort are due February 12, 2018 at 5pm.

 

InFEWS (Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems) supports a new generation of students working at the critical juncture of food, energy, and water. The NSF-funded program teaches the interdisciplinary skills needed to create actionable and impactful research that is transferable from the lab to the field at scale and to ultimately make real lives better.

 

Select Fellows will be eligible to get a year of funding, including tuition, fees, and $34,000 stipend. 

 

All Fellows will have access to funding to travel to internships and field experiences relevant to their FEWS research, as well as to participate in development-related workshops and hands-on events.

 

More information can be found at infews.berkeley.edu

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Graduate Student Participation in UC Grad Slam 2018 Competition - Due on February 19, 2018

The deadline is nearing for graduate students to enter the competition for the fourth annual system-wide Grad Slam: a UC-sponsored competitive speaking event designed to showcase graduate student research in three-minute talks pitched to a general audience.

 

To enter, Berkeley students must submit a three-minute video, using the Grad Slam guidelines, by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, February 19, 2018. 

 

Students who would like assistance in recording and submitting their presentations may schedule a video recording session in 309 Sproul Hall during the week of February 12-16. Graduate Division staff will manage the technical aspects of filming, leaving students free to conquer any jitters and practice their delivery. Students should contact Graduate Professional Development at gradpro@berkeley.edu to book a session.

 

This multi-phase competition is a unique opportunity for our graduate students who are engaged in substantive original research projects to develop skills in communicating their academic research— while making their work visible to academic, media, and private and public sector leaders from across the state.

 

Entrants compete in preliminary rounds on their UC campus, with prizes awarded at each stage of the selection process. At Berkeley, up to ten semi-finalists will receive prizes of at least $100. Three finalists, chosen after the campus-wide live competition on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, will be awarded prizes of $750, $1,000, and $3,000, respectively. 

 

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the winner of the Berkeley competition will compete against peers at the UC system-wide championship competition. This event will again be held at LinkedIn’s downtown San Francisco center and emceed by UC President Janet Napolitano. Competitors will be judged by notable leaders in industry, government, and media. The top winner will be awarded $6,000, and the first and second runners-up will receive $3,000 and $1,000, respectively. Moreover, contestants receive media coverage coordinated by UCOP and the campuses.

 

For complete information, please go to http://grad.berkeley.edu/grad-slam/.

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Link Foundation PhD Fellowships Available - Due February 28, 2018

There are a number of one-yr Link Foundation Fellowships ($29,000 each) available for PhD students that are pursuing research related to engineering and instrumentation for the ocean environment, please see the announcement here.

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2018-2019 Jane Lewis Fellowship - Due March 1, 2018

Jane Lewis Fellowship application is open to your current and incoming graduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year.  All applicants are required to complete the application forms.  In addition, current students must include at least one recommendation form (see attached). For entering graduate students, the committee will use the information in their online application, including reference letters and statements.  Students applying for a second year of the JL Fellowship must submit a research progress report along with their application and at least one recommendation.  

 

This is a highly restrictive fellowship and interested students should read the flyer to be sure their research falls within the guidelines of the fellowship.

Fellowship stipend amounts will be determined during the fellowship selection process.  The fellowship committee will review fees and NRT for the coming year but it is anticipated that the fees and NRT will be covered as well.  Application deadline is March 1, 2018.   Please submit applications and supporting documents to Ariana Castro, Materials Science and Engineering,  210 HMMB.

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Robert P. Lin Graduate Fellowship - Due March 31, 2018

The Space Sciences Laboratory is pleased to announce the Robert P. Lin Graduate Fellowship

 

Please see details HERE!

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2018 Park AFM Scholarship Available!

Park Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) Scholarship is available for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

We welcome any graduate students and postdocs who present research with data acquired using a Park AFM to send in their abstracts to become a Park AFM Scholar. Becoming a Scholar has multiple benefits, including:

 

1. An award of up to $500 USD for presenting their research at an academic conference either on campus or hosted off-site by an academic research society or organization.

2. An official Park AFM Scholar certificate

3. An opportunity for their research to be featured in a future issue in NanoScientific, a quarterly nanotechnology magazine published by Park Systems

Submit you application at www.parkafm.com/scholarship.

 

Additional program details and a flyer can be found here!

 

INTERNSHIP - VOLUNTEERING - JOB OPPORTUNITY

Science Outreach Volunteer Opportunity - BASIS: Bay Area Scientists in Schools 

 

BASIS: Bay Area Scientists in Schools (BASIS) connects UC Berkeley scientists and engineers with local elementary students to teach them hands-on science lessons, break down stereotypes about scientists, and promote diversity in STEM. BASIS is a fun, flexible, and easy way for you to make a broader impact with your work! Our volunteers work directly in K-6 classrooms, equipped with engaging, hands-on, inquiry-based science and engineering lessons. Our program specifically focuses on elementary students so that as they form their science identities, these students understand the relevancy, accessibility, and fun of science.

 

If you would like to get started or learn more, then please email Traci, the BASIS Program Manager (teach@crscience.org) or sign-up for an on-campus orientation (https://www.crscience.org/volunteers/signup).

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STEM Mentors needed in Berkeley Middle Schools - Be A Scientist: Inspire 7th graders to discover their inner scientist!

 

www.crscience.org/volunteers/BeAScientist

 

We invite UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and motivated 3rd/4th year undergrads to take part in Be A Scientist, an exciting science outreach program in Berkeley middle schools! The upcoming semester is as follows:

 

 Session 3 Spring 2018 will take place at King Middle School, February 1st - March 15th (with a one week gap Feb. 15/16 for President's Day)

 Session 4 Spring 2018 will take place at Longfellow Middle School, February 27th - April 17th, with a two week gap (March 27/April 3) for both UCB and BUSD Spring Breaks

 

 As a volunteer scientist mentor, you will guide 7th graders through the process of designing and conducting their own scientific investigations in class over a 6-week period. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to serve as a STEM role model while developing your communication skills and gaining hands-on experience in important science outreach.

 

Details:

  1. Mentors must commit to one mandatory 2-hr Training Session: On-campus trainings are offered in the weeks before the start of each session. Training dates/times/locations TBA
  2. Commit to attend one school lab period each week for the 6-week program (schedule program dates here and attached flyer).
  3. Guide 4-6 student mentees through the process of developing a testable question, designing an appropriate experiment, and gathering and analyzing data. Each student in your group will have the opportunity to choose an independent scientific question based on their own interests.

 

Please carefully read over the details provided the website. Sign up as a mentor to make an impact on future scientists, engineers, and critical thinkers!

 

To learn more, visit: www.crscience.org/volunteers/BeAScientist

Questions? Contact Darlene at BASprogram@crscience.org

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Summer 2018 Engineering Internship Opportunity: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit

We are very excited to be announcing our Summer 2018 internship opportunity to your students. 

 

This summer internship program is scheduled to run for eight (8) weeks beginning on June 18, 2018 and ending on August 10, 2018. All candidates selected must be able to attend the entire program.

 

Candidates will be selected from one or more of the following majors:

• Civil Engineering

• Construction Management

• Computer Engineering

• Computer Science

• Electronic Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

• Mechatronic Engineering

• Structural Engineering

• Systems & Control Engineering

 

More information can be found on the website.

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Hardware/Mechanical Engineering Intern, Summer 2018

Link to Posting Here!

As a member of a fast-paced multi-disciplinary team, you use your creativity and diverse range of engineering experience to explore solutions to a variety of engineering problems. As a Mechanical Engineer, you participate in the design, analysis, and prototyping of new concepts. You work in a manufacturing and product oriented development environment and collaborate with vendors and outside sources in order to see parts through to manufacture.

Minimum qualifications:

  1. Currently enrolled in a full-time Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related technical field, returning to BA/BS program or enrolled in another full-time degree program after completion of the internship.
  2. Experience in one or more of the following areas: Hardware System Integration, Signal and Power Integrity, RF System Validation, Wifi, Bluetooth, Wireless Communications, Product Design.
  3. Authorization to work in the United States.

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Currently pursuing a Master's or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field with an expected graduation date in 2018.
  2. Previous tech internships or demonstrated work experience (i.e. research assistant, teaching assistant, personal projects outside the classroom, etc.) in Hardware, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

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Launch your startup with the 76West Clean Energy Competition

76West applications are accepted now through April 16, 2018. Learn more and start Apply Today!

We here at ESW are happy to announce a competition from our friends at the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority that we think would be of great interest to any budding entrepreneurs out there.

 

The 76West clean energy competition is now in its third year. Structured as a $20 million investment over 4 years, cleantech startups from around the world are invited to apply to this unique competition in the Southern Tier Region of New York State, where the 6 most promising businesses are awarded $250K to $1 million in prize money and granted access to business and technical resources.

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Exciting startup job opportunity for ME students

Join the exciting startup founded by a Berkeley alumni to earn a real life experience!

Details of the job posting: https://indiebio.co/jobs-postings/electrical-engineering-intern/

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Engineer I Emissions Testing Job

44 Energy Technologies, located in West Oakland is looking for a talented engineer to join their team. 

This exciting job entails operating high tech emissions measurement equipment and performing analysis to study tailpipe emissions from gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.

Job Description Here!

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Student Empowerment Job Offer at CISCO Systems/Pathway

CISCOsystems in conjunction with PATHWAYS and other Governmental Agencies has put in place a Student Empowerment Program to help exceptional and prospective students to contribute in mass to the labor Market by gaining maximum experience in the work field.
You are selected from your school database  to partake in the ongoing Student Empowerment Program PART TIME JOB OFFER. This program is fully school oriented and will not deter you from school activities which is priority . It is accompanied by basically an attractive wages (weekly) and a reasonable working hours per week.

 

We’re delighted to extend this offer of employment for the position of PRODUCT DISPATCHER/ANALYST with CISCOsystems. This program is to bring in potential and prospective students into the work force to ensure they gain maximum work experience which will serve as a great strength for individual student to confidently handle the work field .

Cisco Systems, Inc. (known as Cisco) is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San José, California,  that develops, manufactures, and sells networks, hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.[4] Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, WebEx, and Jasper, Cisco specializes into specific tech markets, such as Internet of Things (IoT), domain security, and energy management.
Cisco is the largest networking company in the world. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ-100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.

JOB POSITION:  Your title will be PRODUCT DISPATCHER/ANALYST, and you will report to the Company’s Supervisor Attached to you should you accept this Offer.  This is a part-time position,  While you are employed at this Company, you can engage in any other employment, consulting or other business activity and most especially School Activities . This is a Student Empowerment program created to help succeeding student.

 

To participate in the program, send your resume to:

Lydia Baiz: lydiabaiz2011@gmail.com
HR/Recruit Manager/Consultant 
CISCOsystems®
www.cisco.com