iMEGRAD Vol. II No. 38 (10/12/2015)

News for Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students.
Inside this Issue:


  1. Tele-BEARS Calendar for Spring 2016
  2. HTC Virtual Reality Tour (10/12 to 10/16)
  3. Lockheed Martin Information Session (10/12)
  4. Academic Administration: a Q&A with Graduate Dean Fiona Doyle​ (10/12)
  5. GSI Teaching Resources Center: Academic Job Search Events (10/13, 10/14)
  6. Air Products Info session & Interviews (10/21)
  7. Exponent PhD Info Session & Dinner - Learn about Technical Consulting (10/21)
  8.  SLC Research Writing Workshops Series:

- Scholar, Activated: Turning Your Curiosities into Tangible Research Questions (10/26)

- From the Archives and Back: Making Meaning of Your Sources (10/29)

   9. Fellowship(s) - Competition(s)

   10. Internship & Non-academic Job Opportunities


Tele-BEARS Calendar for Spring 2016


October 19, 2015 - November 15, 2015: Phase I Enrollment

November 16, 2015 - January 10, 2016: Phase II Enrollment

January 11, 2016: Adjustment Period begins.


Find here the detailed Calendar. You should have received your appointment period via email by now. To get your Advisor Code and enroll in classes, please complete the Confirmation of Class Schedule according to your degree goal, have it signed by your Major Field Advisor, and return it to the Student Services Office.


5th Year Program students must submit their Confirmation of Class Schedule to Isabel Blanco for review.


Requirements to be officially registered:

  1. Enroll in a minimum of 15 semester units (standard MS and Ph.D. students).
  2. Enroll in a minimub of 12 semester units (5th Year MS and M.Eng students).
  3. Pay all your fees or at least the first installment.
  4. Have no active blocks against your registration.


Save your time, and avoid hassle and late fees by enrolling on time.








HTC Virtual Reality Tour


October 12th - October 16th

Garbarini Lounge, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Demos begin Monday afternoon and will run Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am-4pm 

Wednesday is EECS-exclusive day! 

Sign-up for demos beginning at 9am each day. Follow @HTCVive on Twitter for updates and instructions.




Lockheed Martin Information Session
Co-Sponsored by Tau Beta Pi (TBP)


Mon., Oct. 12, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall

Career Interest Conversations will be held following the presentation.

Bring your resume and enter it into the 
LM iPad during the Info Session.




Science Leadership & Management Seminar:

Academic Administration: a Q&A with Graduate Dean Fiona Doyle​


TODAY, Monday, October 12th,
5:30 - 6:30 pm 

106 Stanley Hall






GSI Teaching Resources Center: Academic Job Search Events


Nailing the Job Talk, or Erudition Ain’t Enough
Tuesday, Oct 13th

Career Center Blue/Gold Room (3rd floor)
2440 Bancroft Way
(across from the Lower Sproul construction site)


Space is limited and pre-registration is suggested. To reserve your slot, login to Callisto, click on the "Events" tab on the top menu, select "Career Center Programs and Workshops" and search for this presentation under "Graduate Student & PhD Programs."


Job Openings and Panel Presentation: Cal State East Bay

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 

Noon-2 pm
Career Center, Blue and Gold Room
2440 Bancroft Way 3rd floor
(one block west of Telegraph Ave)
CSUEB Diversity Officer and UC Berkeley PhD Dianne Rush Woods, Kim Geron, Chair of the Political Science Department and other CSUEB professors will discuss the mission and culture of CSUEB, faculty and student life, and how to craft a competitive application package.  You will also have the opportunity to network with the faculty and to meet members of search committees currently screening 2016-17 candidates.

Space is limited, and pre-registration via Callisto is suggested. 




Air Products Info session & Interviews

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

5:00 - 6:00 pm

775 Tan Hall Room A. 
Pizza and drinks will be served

If you would like to interview with Air Products they will be interviewing on October 22. Please reply with your CV.




Exponent PhD Info Session & Dinner - Learn about Technical Consulting

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

 5:30 - 7:00 PM
CITRIS/Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

Speakers:  Steven Murray, Ph.D., P.E., Group Vice President & Principal Engineer; Kenneth Lee, 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, like-minded 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.

Registration link:




SLC Research Writing Workshops 


Scholar, Activated: Turning Your Curiosities into Tangible Research Questions
Thurs 10/22 || 4-5:30PM || 110 Chavez  

Click here to RSVP

Mon 10/26 || 11AM-12:30PM || 151 Chavez ||

Click here to RSVP


This workshop offers strategies for bringing your research project into sharper focus. We will discuss qualities of a feasible research project, and explore elements of an intellectually significant research question. Whether you are overflowing with ideas or still looking for inspiration, you will come away with an enhanced understanding of how to choose your subject, identify your audience, focus your research effort, and approximate your research question.


From the Archives and Back: Making Meaning of Your Sources

Thurs 10/29 || 4-5:30PM || 110 Chavez 

Click here to RSVP

Mon 11/6 || 11AM-12:30PM || 151 Chavez

Click here to RSVP

Engaging with primary and secondary sources is integral to the research process. It informs your scholarly voice, shapes the direction of your research, and strengthens your claim. This workshop provides you with concrete strategies for analyzing and making meaning of your sources. You will leave the session with a healthy dose of scholarly skepticism and the skills to discern the validity and rigor of scientific evidence. Ultimately, you will understand how evidence can be used to convince the reader of your claim.



 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA)!


Applications are now live for the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA)! SISCA awards graduate students for their innovation and research that looks for sustainable solutions to the world's most pressing social, economic, and environmental problems. Now in its sixth year at UC Berkeley, SISCA is sponsored by The Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business and The Dow Chemical Company.


Graduate students from any department at UC Berkeley are welcome to submit their current or ongoing projects in order to fuel their global social impact work. The team with the winning entry will be awarded a Grand Prize of $10,000 and the runner-up team awarded $2,500.


Preliminary applications (maximum 1200 words) and finalist presentations will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary UC Berkeley faculty selection committee and The Dow Chemical Company. Winners are selected based on criteria established by the UC Berkeley faculty judging panel and Dow, namely:

  1. Potential for solving world challenges that align with the Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals
  2. Interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of work


The deadline for submitting an entry is Monday, October 19th 2015 at 12:00 PM PST.

To download an application, and for more information, visit:




2016 KPCB Engineering Fellows Program


Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (, a world-leading venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley, just announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2016 KPCB Engineering Fellows Program and we’d like to share this opportunity with you.

The KPCB Fellows Program is a unique, career-defining opportunity for technical students who are interested in pursuing high technology, entrepreneurship, design and startups. With a portfolio of some of the fastest growing startups companies in Silicon Valley, the program matches students to companies like Coursera, Uber, Square, Airbnb, Pinterest, Synack for summer work experiences. Additionally, this small cohort of Fellows will gain exclusive access to events and programming with the partners at Kleiner Perkins, CEOs and executives across a variety of our portfolio companies, and other talented KPCB Fellows. 




Applications for the 2016 KPCB Engineering Fellows Program are open now and close October 31, 2015

To learn more and apply, you can visit




Design Competition for High-Density Urban Bike Parking in Cambridge, MA - Call for Submissions


The Kendall Square EcoDistrict in Cambridge, MA is seeking design teams to help create bicycle parking that is high-density, accessible, and cost-effective. We are hosting a design competition to envision what better bike parking could look like in Kendall Square. This competition is brought to you by the Kendall Square EcoDistrict Steering Committee in partnership with the MIT Climate CoLab.
The competition webpage:
The deadline for design submissions is January 29th, 2016 at 6pm EST
The competition takes place entirely online, with proposals submitted through the competition webpage.  Look there for more information on the design competition, judging criteria, guidelines, and prizes.
To enter, you need to sign-up as a Climate CoLab member, which is free.

Please post questions to the competition site, or email them to


Winning designs will be considered for contributions towards the prototyping of the design, and potentially be piloted in locations throughout Kendall Square.




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


Job opportunity for ME Master's Students in China


MEC Aerial Work Platforms is hiring one engineer (as an international employee) in China.
Job Title: Mechanic Engineer
Language: English (Speaking and Writing) and mandarin
Location:  Hangzhou and/or Huzhou in Zhejiang Province, China
Requirement: Frequent Travel between US and China.
See this web site for the hiring company information.

Resume can be sent to:




Masters & Ph.D. Career Fair

Thursday, October 15th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union, 3rd Floor


UC Berkeley graduate students to the Career Center's career fair especially for Master and PhD students and Postdocs. Companies attending are specifically targeting graduate students at this fair so this is your opportunity to talk to representatives from 50 top organizations in business, industry, research laboratories, non profits and public service agencies.

Don't miss the opportunity to speak with employers who are hiring for engineering related careers, such as:


Algo-Logic Systems - Apple - BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) - Beckman Coulter - Bloomberg - Booz Allen Hamilton
Cablevision - DAQRI - Exponent - Human Longevity Inc. - Intel - Lam Research - Lawrence Livermore National Lab
National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Oracle - Planet Labs - SunPower Corporation - Thoratec ...and many more employers too!


Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID and many copies of your updated resume to the fair.

Prepare in advance to make a great first impression:

  1. Update your Callisto profile to make sure your major and graduation date are correct - they will appear on your nametag!
  2. To view participating companies (so you can research firms and opportunities ahead of time), view the Career Fair directory from the Shortcuts menu in your Callisto account.
  3.  Use the Career Center's resources to update and polish your resume.
  4.  Watch Career Center Quick Clips on Career Fair Do's and Don'ts.