iMEGRAD -- October 27, 2017

News for Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students.
Inside this Issue:
ME Housekeeping
Deadline to Change Grade Options
2018 College of Engineering Commencement
Help Students Impacted by North Bay Fires: 10/23 to 11/02
GWE Craft Night: 11/02
Info Session/Workshop
Workshops On Teaching:​​​​ Anonymous Grading

Boren Awards Informational Session - 11/1
Competition - Fellowship
ASME Bioengineering Fellow in Washington DC position
Internship & Job Opportunity
Tesla Internships/Co-op Program
Volunteer Needed for a Senior Project Mentor
Job at Modern Electron in Bellevue, WA



Deadline to Change Grade Options

the deadline to change your Grade Options is today, October 27, 2017.  

To make changes to your schedule after this deadline, you must complete the Add/Drop form, get all the required signatures, and submit the form to the Student Services Office.

Please be advised that the ultimate deadline to change your class schedule is December 8th.


2018 College of Engineering Commencement

The 2018 College of Engineering Commencement date has been set for

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley

More information can be found on the commencement webpage at: Please add the date and ceremony times to your calendar and invite your faculty to attend.


Help Students Impacted by North Bay Fires: 10/23 to 11/02

Staff from a number of UC Berkeley departments and organizations are collecting school supplies to benefit students and teachers in fire-affected K-12 schools in the North Bay. UCB participants include the Lawrence Hall of Science, the Berkeley Public Service Center, the Coalition for Education and Outreach (CEO), Science@Cal, the Berkeley Research Development Office, and the Vice Chancellor for Research Office. 

In partnership with the Sonoma Office of Education, we are collecting donations from Monday, October 23 to Thursday, November 2

How you can help?

Customize this announcement and forward it to students, faculty, and staff in your organization or department. If you have the time and inclination, set up a collection container at your site, and transport donations to one of two campus collections locations below by November 2.

Where You Can Donate?

Student Services Office

6189 Etcheverry Hall


Amazon@ASUC Student Union
2495 Bancroft Way, Room 235, Berkeley, CA 94720 
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 9pm; Sat - Sun12pm - 9pm

Lawrence Hall of Science 
1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720
Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm; Sat/Sun, 10am-5pm. Collection bin is located outside of the Discovery Corner Store 

Most needed school supplies

Graphing calculators (used are fine; for example, the Texas Instruments 83 or 84 models)
Index cards
Pens and pencils
Lunch boxes
Water bottles
Pencil cases

Thank you for your generosity and support of students in the Bay Area. 



GWE Craft Night: 11/02

Come and decorate your own knitted headband! Supplies will be provided.

November 2, 2017

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

RSVP at:


Workshops On Teaching:​​​​ Anonymous Grading

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
10:00 – 11:30 
309 Sproul Hall

Facilitator: ​Emily Kearney, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Science, Policy & Management 

Anonymous grading is a method of grading where the grader does not know the identity of the student they are grading until all final grades have been assigned. It is designed to decrease the effects of unconscious positive or negative biases on your students’ grades. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement anonymous grading as a way to create a more inclusive, fair, and supportive classroom. We will discuss when and how to use anonymous grading to its best effect, how to advocate for anonymous grading on your next teaching team, and how to use bCourses to implement anonymous-grading.
This workshop is developed in partnership with the Unconscious Bias Project (
Please pre-register at
This event is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call our office in advance.

*This workshop​ does not​ fulfill a requirement for the Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Future Workshops on Teaching:​

Working with Student Writing​
Wednesday, November 1, 2:00 – 3:30pm​, 309 Sproul Hall

How Students Learn​
Thursday, November 9, 3:00 – 4:30pm, 309 Sproul Hall

Sponsored by: GSI Teaching & Resource Center
Graduate Division


Boren Awards Informational Session - 11/1

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Staff from the Institute of International Education (IIE) will be holding an informational session on the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships on:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
1:00-2:00 PM
9 Durant Hall

For more information about the Boren Awards, visit


ASME Bioengineering Fellow in Washington DC position

BED and ASME Foundation are sponsoring a Bioengineering Fellow in Washington position starting September 2018.  This position will have the Fellow work in a Congressional office either a Senator or House Rep as the leading expert in the area of Bioengineering and other Bio-related fields. 

Please find here the announcement and a webinar flyer for more information. 

More information:

Office:  (704) 687-8364


More academic and non-academic job opportunities can be found at:


Tesla Internships/Co-op Program


Tesla has openings year-round (Fall, Spring, and Summer) in the Bay Area and Reno offices. Students with a Mechanical Engineering background (FEA knowledge would be advantageous) and interested in learning more about Tesla, should reach out to me at or Chris Garinger at
The primary focus is CAE ( Computer Aided Engineering), which overview is provided below.
The CAE team is responsible for the performances in the domains of Vehicle crash, occupant safety, Strength & durability, Structural NVH & Multiphysics across the entire vehicle platforms through usage of advanced analytical / Test methodologies. These analytical methods used in the group cover a wide range linear and non-linear using explicit, implicit and rigid body solvers. Virtual engineering plays a very significant role in the Tesla design process helping to achieve tight timing and very high performance requirements (5 star US NCAP). Being predictive in CAE is a major focus of the teams work as design decisions are made months in advance of being able to obtain test results.

Volunteer Needed for a Senior Project Mentor

Hello, my name is Antonio Rios, a senior in Live Oak High School, and I'm looking for a engineering mentor for my project. My project is to build a down scaled functioning roller coaster of my own design and with the mathematics and physics. I am extremely passionate about doing this because my dream job is to be an engineer for Disney, and I would greatly appreciate if you could respond. Here is my contact information. 
Phone Number: (908)-468-0027
Address: 10152 Wooley Road


Job at Modern Electron in Bellevue, WA

A startup company in Bellevue Washington called Modern Electron is looking for motivated and talented people to fill several roles. The best way is to apply directly to the links below:

Computational Physicist:

Materials Engineering Manager:

MEMS Engineering Manager:

Cathode Engineer:

R&D Technician:

Nanofabrication Engineer:


This is a high-risk-high-reward endeavor with a truly amazing team.