iMEGRAD Vol. II No. 41 (4/07/2016)

News for Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students.
Inside this Issue:
Important Deadlines:

  1. Doctoral Candidacy Review (Academic Progress Report) Due - April 22nd
  2. Add/Drop Deadline: April 29th
  3. Filing MS Report, thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation: May 13th
  4. Spring 16 Commencement: May 16, 2016
  5. Other Announcements

Info Session/Workshop

  1. Big Changes Student Workshop
  2. GSI Teaching Workshops
  3. Thriving in Science Peer Support Groups Open Enrollment
  4. Upcoming Professional Development Events 
  5. I-Coprs One-Week Course - May 2nd to 6th
  6. Biotech Technology & Talent Expo Apr. 22
  7. SISE 2016: Nexus in Chicago

Fellowship & Competition

  1. The Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS) 2016 HENAAC Scholarship Application Portal is Now Open! 
  2. FY2016 Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowships: Campus Deadline is April 26, 2016
  3. MindSumo Mechanical Engineering Projects Competition

Internship & Job Opportunity

  1. FDA Summer Internship
  2. CamelBak Internship
  3. Control System Engineer Job Opportunity at Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. (AMA)
  4. Career Opportunity in Accident Reconstruction
  5. Career Opportunity in Injury Biomechanics
  6. Job Opportunity at Supplier Link Services, Inc.
  7. Test Preparation Instructor Positions​ (Bay Area)



April 22, 2016: Doctoral Candidacy Review (DCR)/Academic Progress Report (APR) Due

All Ph.D. students who are advanced to candidacy must complete their Doctoral Candidacy Review by April 22, 2016.



April 29, 2016: ADD/DROP Deadline
All graduate students who wish to add/drop classes and change grading options without the Graduate Division Dean's approval must complete the form, have it signed by the Major Field Advisor, and submit it to the Student Services Office, no later than April 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM.
Also, if you are enrolled in ME 298/299,check your TeleBears to make sure you signed up under the correct research advisor as students signing up with the incorrect CCN can cause grade issue at the end of the semester. If this concerns you, submit the Add/Drop form so I can rectify your class schedule on TeleBears. You can find the correct CCN on 


May 13, 2016: Filing Deadline
If you must graduate in this Spring 2016 Semester, you must file your doctoral dissertation, MS Plan I thesis, MS Plan II report, or 5th Year Oral presentation report by May 13, 2016.
MS Plan I thesis must be submitted electronically to the Graduate Division at . Please see here the details about the filing procedure. 
MS Plan II report must be uploaded electronically via the Student Web Application. Please find here the template for the report cover page , and the library permission form
Ph.D. dissertation must be uploaded to  Details about the filing process is located here
Monday, May 16, 2016: Spring 2016 Commencement
If you are graduating this Spring 16 semester and would like to participate to the University Spring Commencement, please, sign up by April 15, 2016. Please REGISTER HERE! Students completing degree requirements for the summer and fall 2015, and spring, summer and fall 2016 semesters are eligible to participate. If you are not registered by the deadline you are welcome to walk, but your name will not be printed in the program and you are not guaranteed guest tickets.




2016-2017 Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

University Health Services has announced the award of the Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) contract for the 2016-17 academic year. Features of the new agreement include:


  1. voluntary plans for dependents and continuation students
  2. additional transgender benefits
  3. more in-network provider options
  4. increased dental coverage  
  5. increased vision benefits

The decision was the outcome of a five-month review process that addressed the priorities identified by the ASUC, GA, and the Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee (SHIAC).The process involved fruitful collaboration among graduate and undergraduate student leaders, the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, the Dean of the Graduate Division, and other campus stakeholders.
More information is at 


Student Food Assistance Program, UCB

​A​re you a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student skipping meals, or eating less because of paying for other expenses, such as rent? Have you exhausted all of the financial aid resources offered to you this academic year, including all student loan options? Are you ineligible for financial aid?


UC Berkeley strives to ensure that all students have access to nutritious food. We want you to be able to concentrate on your studies, plan for the rest of the term, and not worry about how you'll
get your next meal. 

If you lack access to food in the short-term, applying to our food assistance program may be an option for you. Through the support of an additional funding source for Spring 2016, we encourage all students who are experiencing food insecurity to review the Application for Additional Food Assistance.
You can review all information about our program via *this live link and about additional food resources here.

​Questions? Contact Ruben Canedo​,

Commencement Ph.D. Regalia


Affordable PhD Regalia by PhinisheD Gown! 

A company owned by Cal Alumni is offering their premium Blue & Gold UC PhD Regalia at the most reasonable price–$399. Comparing to doctoral gowns offered by the bookstore company, PhinisheD Gown, has received great reviews for products and services from previous customers. 

In contrast to the basic black gowns, the Blue & Gold UC PhD Regalia set includes a navy blue gown decorated with royal blue velvet and gold piping trim;  a doctoral hood lined with blue and gold satin and royal blue velvet; and an 8-sided blue velvet tam with a gold silk tassel. 

Order your UC regalia today at and get FREE shipping until May 31, 2016. Get 15% discount for a group order of 10 or more gowns.

Feel free to contact us if you have any question and we look forward to being part of your celebration! 


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CapGown graduation gowns also include the finest material, with gold piping around the panels and bars.  CapGown is proud to make these high quality gowns available with savings of $350-$500 per gown compared to Bookstore prices. We offer hassle free group purchasing with additional savings of up to $45.00. 

The regalia will be delivered directly to you. You will not have to wait in line to rent and return the items during the commencement chaos. All items include a 100% satisfaction-guaranteed return policy. 

You can order now at The web site includes pictures and testimonials from some of our many satisfied customers. Order the regalia or a gown and receive free shipping! Each regalia purchase includes a protective garment bag free of charge.

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Big Changes Student Workshop

The Student Information System Project (SIS) is hosting a student event on Tuesday, April 12th from 6-8pm on campus.  You can sign up for the 6-7pm or 7-8pm slot.  The event will take place on campus at 117 Dwinelle.

The focus for this event will be GL5 and 5.2 functionality, i.e. Enrollment and Financial Aid.


RSVP here:


GSI Teaching Workshops


How to Teach a Large Course
Monday, April 11, 3:00–4:30, ​309 Sproul Hall

Teaching and the Academic Job Market

Friday, April 22, 3:00–4:30, ​309 Sproul Hall

Sponsored by:
GSI Teaching & Resource Center
Graduate Division 

​These event​s are ​wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call our office in advance.
This workshop fulfills a requirement for the Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.​


Thriving in Science Peer Support Groups Open Enrollment


Thriving in Science is a graduate student and postdoc led professional development program with the mission of supporting scientists-in-training as they encounter many of the difficulties and challenges that s/he will face throughout his/her career in scientific research. From failed experiment and getting scooped to dealing with stress and not burning out, the goal of Thriving in Science is to identify many of these problems and seek new skills to address them to become more engaged, resilient, and creative scientists.
We hold monthly professional development seminars with experts inside and outside of science to address these topics, and also coordinate small peer support groups. The Thriving in Science peer support groups are intended to match graduate students and postdocs in the science and engineering disciplines at similar career stages with others to create a professional and personal support network to seek and share advice. Each peer support group meets once every two weeks, for approximately an hour, to discuss current obstacles to success and potential solutions within a friendly, community-focused environment.
Thriving in Science is currently placing interested students and postdocs into peer support groups. To most effectively match people with groups, we ask that you complete the peer support group registration form. Please complete the registration process by Monday, March 7, 2016.
If you are currently in a peer support group, and want to be placed in a new group, we ask that you complete the form.
Please visit for more information about the program, and to register.
Please pass this message along to your lab mates and peers and encourage them to join.


Upcoming Professional Development Events 

Sponsored by the Graduate Professional Services (GPS) 

Graduate Division


1. Digital Humanities Working Group

Friday, April 8, 2016, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

D-Lab Conference Room, 371 Barrows Hall

Presented by: D-Lab

2. Empowering Women of Color Conference

Decolonizing Feminism: Reclaiming Our Bodies and Communities in a Digital World

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wheeler Hall

Presented by: Graduate Assembly

3. Preparing Future Faculty: How to Teach a Large Lecture Course

Monday, April 11, 2016, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

309 Sproul Hall

Presented by: GSI Teaching & Resource Center

4. Interview Practice Workshop for Graduate Students and PhDs

Monday, April 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Career Center, Gold Room

2440 Bancroft Way

Presented by: Career Center

5. MCB295 Careers for Life Science PhDs Speaker Series: Andrew Girvin (Palantir)

Monday, April 11, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

101 Barker Hall

Presented by: MCB295

6. Career Development Initiative for the Physical Sciences (CDIPS) Speaker Series: Fernand Pajot (Ava)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

375 LeConte Hall

Presented by: Career Development Initiative for the Physical Sciences (CDIPS)

7. Cal Toastmasters (Public Speaking)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

652 Barrows Hall

Presented by: Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Affairs (VSPA)

8. Life After Graduate School: Sponsored by Sandia National Labs

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

430 Soda Hall

Presented by: Sandra National Labs

9. Successful Proposal-Writing for the Social Sciences and Humanities: A Graduate Student Workshop

Friday, April 15, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sultan Conference Room, 340 Stephens Hall

Presented by: Center for Middle Eastern Studies


I-Coprs One-Week Course - May 2nd to 6th

Do you have a startup idea? Are you looking for a proven method to validate your idea? 

The Bay Area NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) is offering a one-week course based on Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad. Teams that complete this course can qualify for the National I-Corps program that includes a $50,000 grant. SBIR grant applications are typically more successful, and many startups completing the program go on to further success, including funding and acquisition. Previous Bay Area regional I-Corps teams include Zephrus Biosciences, LocalWise, Labii, and Roadiy.

The one-week course, with only three classroom sessions, will focus on the Business Model Canvas, Value Propositions, and Customer Development, which are essential to de-risking your idea and achieving product-market fit. Outside of class, you'll do 20 interviews with potential customers as part of the customer discovery process. 

When: May 2, 4, 6 @ 6-10pm

Where: Energy Biosciences Institute (Berkeley)

Who: Anyone with a technology-based startup idea

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2016

You'll find the application at the Bay Area I-Corps website. If you have any questions, contact Eugene Noh at


Biotech Technology & Talent Expo Apr. 22

Thinking of A Biotech Career? Join the first Bay Area Biomedical Industry Technology & Talent Expo

April 22
3:00 – 7:00 PM
Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

Industry Panel! Networking reception! Food and drink!


Local biotech company panelists discuss what they’re looking for in employees, where their companies are going, and exciting upcoming developments in the field.

Biotechnology - pharmaceuticals - medical devices - medical equipment


SISE 2016: Nexus in Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago presents the 6th Annual
Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
In partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Loyola University; UI LABS; University of Chicago; Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)

The SISE Program
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series for students and professionals. From August 4-16, a diverse body of participants will engage a broad spectrum of energy and sustainability-related topics through daily presentations, collaborative projects, mentoring activities, site visits, and networking opportunities with leading research institutions and companies in the digital technology and energy sectors. The issues presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs. Graduates leave as thoughtful and informed global citizens with a firm foundation and expanded network for careers in sustainability, energy, and smart technology and infrastructure.

2016 Theme: Nexus
Water and energy have long been thought of--and addressed as--two separate issues. With the advent of systems thinking, life cycle assessment, and similar strategies for interdisciplinary analysis, the connection between water and energy has only recently been fully acknowledged. This nexus will be challenged in the coming decades as a result of 1) a growing world population, 2) the need to cultivate more food, 3) a dwindling supply of available water resources, and 4) unforeseen disasters as result of climate change. It is important for energy and sustainability-minded professionals, and all future decision makers, to become fluent in the issues surrounding the nexus, and to work together to implement innovative solutions in the decades to come.

SISE will 1) explore the relationship between energy and water with an eye towards environmental and agricultural impacts; 2) explore the the use of water, especially in energy extraction (fracking) and generation; and 3) highlight the role of the grid in energy issues, emphasizing three specific areas: smart grid, storage for the grid, and the distribution of energy. Participants will consider where the United States is to date, potential solutions, and obstacles and opportunities for each path moving forward.

Now Accepting Applications
Admission into the program is highly competitive, drawing from a national pool of applicants. Participants can expect lodging for the duration of the 2-week program. Many participants will receive partial support for travel costs.

Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2016), graduate students, and professionals working in the fields of sustainability and energy who are living, working, or studying in the United States are eligible to apply. An online application, a resume, and two letters of reference are required. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2016. More information is provided on the SISE website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Thomas Aláan (, SISE Program Coordinator. 

More Details:  Website:  / Facebook:



The Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS) 2016 HENAAC Scholarship Application Portal is Now Open! APPLY NOW!


DEADLINE: 11:59 PM PST, April 30, 2016

Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students, who intend to or are currently pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, are encouraged to apply for these merit-based scholarships. Students must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community.

Scholarship awards range from $500 - $10,000.

Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the 28TH HENAAC STEM Career Conference, from October 5 – 9, 2016, in Anaheim, CA. Great Minds in STEM subsidizes over $850 in registration, travel and housing for the Scholars to attend this conference, where they will meet their sponsors, be awarded their scholarship and formally recognized as new members of the GMiS Scholars Society.

Types of scholarships:

Corporate / Government Sponsored Scholarships – These scholarships are made possible thanks to our dedicated scholarship sponsors from corporate America, federal agencies and affinity groups.

Special Recognition Scholarships

• Intel Scholarship – These highly-competitive $10,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified graduate studentspursuing a computer science, IT or related software development degree. Recipients may also have the opportunity to receive a Letter of Intent from Intel. 

U.S. Navy STEM Scholarship - These highly-competitive $10,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified graduating high school seniors, who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and will be pursuing a STEM degree at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). During their first semester in college, these scholars have the opportunity to apply for the Student Employment Program, which provides them a summer internship and continued funding through their undergraduate career, so long as the student maintains a competitive GPA.

In Memoriam and Personal Scholarships - Great Minds in STEM awards some very special scholarships, which have been established in the loving memory of an endeared supporter of GMiS or have been established by long-time supporters and dear friends of GMiS.  Scholarships begin at $500.

Please visit the GMiS website to learn more about the various types of scholarship


FY2016 Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowships: Campus Deadline is April 26, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for FY2016 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowships; the campus deadline will be April 26th at noon.  DDRA fellowships provide students in modern foreign language and area studies programs with funding for overseas dissertation research; proposed projects must be 6-12 months, and will need to be completed within the October 1, 2016-March 31, 2018 period.  International students and those conducting research on Western European topics are ineligible. 

Interested students should contact Solomon Lefler ( Applications are submitted through US/ED's G5 system (; application instructions are available in G5.


MindSumo Mechanical Engineering Projects Competition


 MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to 

Create a nozzle that keeps sealants fresh - $1000 in prizes 

Help convert standard water heaters into high-efficiency machines - $1000 in prizes 

Propose a new way for razors to lubricate skin during shaving by Anonymous Shaving Co. - $1000 in prizes 

How will cutting-edge technology change the classroom? - $1000 in prizes 

Direct Links:





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


FDA Summer Internship

Investigating Regulatory Review of Spinal Implants
Summer Research Fellow / Data Analyst Position at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Silver Spring, MD

The Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) ( ) is a collaboration between UCSF, Stanford, and the FDA focusing on research and the scientific exchange between academia and the FDA. The goal of this project is to innovate the regulatory review of spinal implants by creating an engineering registry. Under the mentorship of scientists and engineers working in the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories at FDA, you will learn about the regulatory requirements for clearance of new spinal implants, analyze data submitted by device developers, and use the information to develop the registry.
Position Information:
Full-time, summer position at the FDA in Silver Spring, MD
Start and finish dates are flexible but need a 3 month commitment
Monthly stipend ~$2,500, flight to/from Maryland, housing, and local transportation covered separately
Immersion and exposure to broad domains of expertise relevant to the medical device industry
Learn about medical device classification, evaluation of bench and clinical evidence, history of FDA recalls, market withdrawals, and reclassifications, and other aspects of regulatory science
Access to FDA-only seminars/workshops on future direction of new biotechnology (i.e., scientific computing/big data, small business regulation, etc, for more see:,

Historical data compilation
Parse through mechanical testing performance reports
Database architecture development (relational database structure) and maintenance
Reporting / visualization of database
Preparation of manuscript

Preferred: Graduate or Medical Student with at least a B.S. in Engineering or Computer Science
Some experience with data entry and manual review of data
Proficiency in Excel, Access, R
Excellent verbal and written communication
2+ years of experience using Microsoft Office products
Interest in medical device development and regulation
If you are interested, please email Dr. Dezba Coughlin ( a cover letter explaining why you fit the qualifications and attach your resume with email Subject: FDA internship.


CamelBak Internship

Job Title: Engineering Intern

Department: Product Development

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Principal Engineer

Location: Petaluma, CA

Position Summary:

CamelBak Products, LLC has a history of delivering consumer products with breakthrough 

innovation and superior performance. The Engineering Intern will support the Engineering team

by executing assigned projects by using engineering analysis, objective reasoning, hands-on 

prototyping and testing. Will also illicit feedback from cross-functional design and marketing 

teams along the development process.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Partner with cross-functional teams to take new product concepts and demonstrate feasibility through CAD, proof-of-concept prototyping and testing
  2. Provide support to design and manufacturing engineers for lab and CAD work as needed
  3. Perform tactical support on current products such as report writing, data collection/analysis and dimensional measurements as needed

Job Requirements:

  1. Currently pursuing an engineering degree or technical equivalent
  2. Application of engineering analysis skills in the execution of design and test programs for consumer products
  3. Communication of progress and results using written, verbal and graphical methods
  4. Interaction with automatic and rotating laboratory test equipment
  5. Aptitude for learning and operating various optical, hand held and electronic measuring systems


  1. Hands on mechanical aptitude 
  2. Entrepreneurial spirit and openness to new ideas and solutions
  3. Experience with CAD, SolidWorks preferred
  4. Experience with Excel graphing functions
  5. Experience with testing in a scientific laboratory environment
  6. Ability to work independently with little supervision
  7. Enjoys the challenge of an open, creative, fast paced environment
  8. Multi-tasking capability
  9. Good interpersonal skills with a willingness to communicate effectively and frequently

Working Conditions:

As indicated by responsibilities; ability to handle multiple priorities. Computer terminal use 6 hours per day. Moving boxes of products for shipping. Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted with extended periods of standing. Standard office and on-site environmental test lab.


Control System Engineer Job Opportunity at Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. (AMA)


The NEAR Division of AMA is seeking to add a Control Systems Engineer to their team in Santa Clara, California.


Job Description:
The candidate will be responsible for the development of control systems and custom electronics for use with advanced aerospace vehicles and systems.  The position will involve the development and evaluation of control algorithms, modeling and simulation codes, and operating scripts.  Responsibilities include the design, fabrication, and testing of prototype and production circuit boards and electro-mechanical interfaces.  The applicant will be responsible for selecting and integrating sensors, actuators, processors, and related electronics.  The position involves systems engineering tasks such as requirements development, trade studies, and cost, schedule, and risk assessment.  
Because the NEAR Division of AMA is a small office, the successful candidate will be expected to expand their knowledge base to take on new roles and responsibilities as the need arises.  The ability to multi-task between multiple, unrelated projects will help keep you sane.  Candidates with capabilities in proposal writing and business development support are desired.
Job duties include:
•    Development of all facets of aerospace control systems
•    Development and evaluation of control algorithms, modeling and simulation codes, and operating scripts
•    Electro-mechanical hardware design, fabrication, and testing
•    Selection and integration of sensors, actuators, processors, and related electronics
•    Support of wind-tunnel and flight tests
•    Generation of reports, presentations and other documentation
•    Project management including cost and schedule tracking 
•    Interaction with customers
Education and Qualifications:
•    The position requires a Master’s degree in electrical, aerospace, or mechanical engineering.  Advanced degrees are a plus, and strong candidates with Bachelor’s degrees will be considered.
•    Proficiency in Matlab, Simulink, and C++ (CAD skills are a plus)
•    Ability to design, fabricate, and test custom circuit boards
•    Ability to design, fabricate, and integrate electro-mechanical components
•    Introductory knowledge of aerodynamics is a plus
•    Ability to support the division’s IT infrastructure is a plus
•    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with others outside your field of expertise
•    Ability to work independently
•    Strong interpersonal skills
•    Ability to integrate and lead small teams
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Ability to quickly adapt to dynamic work requirements and learn new disciplines
•    Willingness to relocate to the San Francisco Bay area
The work is ITAR controlled - therefore, only US citizens or US permanent residents can be considered.

AMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer . Send resumes to:       Subj: Control Systems Engineer


Career Opportunity in Accident Reconstruction


InSciTech is a specialized engineering and scientific consulting firm providing services to solve complex problems faced by manufacturing companies, insurers, government agencies, corporations, and individuals. Our services include those in the area of litigation consulting for motor vehicle collisions, industrial and workplace accidents, mechanical failures, and other matters involving property damage and human injury. We provide expert testimony in the court room as needed.


We are hiring entry-level as well as senior consultants in our Mountain View / Bay Area office.  An entry-level consultant should have at least a master’s degree, and a senior consultant preferably should have a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, or a closely related field. Tasks will involve empirical and scholarly research, quantitative analysis, written and oral presentations, and project management. Responsibilities will include, analysis of vehicle handling and stability, accident analysis including site and vehicle inspections; simulation of vehicles and mechanical systems performance; accident reconstruction and analysis; preparation of written reports, case summaries and proposals; and project management.


 InSciTech offers an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a generous 401(k) program.


Please contact: Dr. Tara Khatua, InSciTech Inc., 1975 W El Camino Real,  Suite # 102, Mountain View, CA 94040,  E-mail:




Career Opportunity in Injury Biomechanics

InSciTech is a specialized engineering and scientific consulting firm providing services to solve complex problems faced by manufacturing companies, insurers, government agencies, corporations, and individuals. Our services include those in the area of litigation consulting for motor vehicle collisions, industrial and workplace accidents, mechanical failures, and other matters involving property damage and human injury. We provide expert testimony in the courtroom as needed.


We are hiring entry-level as well as senior consultants in our Mountain View office.  An entry-level consultant should have at least a master’s degree, and a senior consultant preferably should have a doctoral degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field. Candidates will plan, direct, and conduct research, synthesize technical issues involving kinematics, dynamics, and human tolerances to analyze the mechanism of injuries resulting from wide variety of accidents. Additional qualifications include outstanding verbal and written communication skills, excellent and creative problem solving ability, and strong desire to work in a fast growing consulting environment.

InSciTech offers an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a generous 401(k) program.
Please contact: Dr. Tara Khatua, InSciTech Inc., 1975 W El Camino Real, Suite # 102, Mountain View, CA 94040, E-mail:


Job Opportunity at Supplier Link Services, Inc.

Supplier Link Services, Inc. is looking for a recent mechanical engineering graduate to assist with incoming quality inspection support at the Tesla Motors manufacturing facility in Fremont, California.  The ideal candidate will support a fast-paced 24-hour operation running up to seven days per week.
Typical assignments include: 

  1. Communicating with supplier contacts;
  2. Writing work instructions;
  3. Training, supervising and managing teams of inspectors;
  4. Preparing daily activity reports for clients;
  5. Working with Tesla engineers and production control personnel to efficiently route suspect material through the inspection and rework process;
  6. Monitoring  lineside reject tables and investigating  lineside fit, and function issues.

Please contact:
Ron Anderson
Supplier Link Services


Test Preparation Instructor Positions​ (Bay Area)

Posting Description
We are seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE and SAT classes.  These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays.  We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills.  Our company has a social mission to provide top caliber test preparation courses at a value price.  Team Sherwood is committed to the social responsibility of accessible test preparation courses: Everyone deserves to put their best score out there.
Salary: $40/hour for GRE classroom instruction; $30/hour for SAT classroom instruction.
• Education: Current graduate or professional student (Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.); or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), J.D., or Master’s degree.
• Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or SAT.
• Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one semester/quarter lecture, lab, or discussion, etc. class.  Prior university teaching experience is required.
• Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have BOTH excellent math and verbal/writing skills.  Sherwood Test Prep Instructors teach the entire course.
• Consistent Sunday Commitment: We seek team players who are flexible and can teach on consecutive Sundays throughout the entire year.  We only take off four weekends per year (those corresponding to): Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.  Instructors can teach from 3 to 6 hours per weekend.

If interested, please send your (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to:  Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.
Teaching test preparation is a fun and rewarding experience.  As an instructor you will have the opportunity to help bright, high-achieving students achieve their goals and dreams of entering their first choice Universities and programs.  We hire good people who are intelligent, compassionate, honorable, and dependable.  All test prep instructors are respectfully treated as faculty members and are afforded autonomy and latitude in the courses they teach.
At Sherwood Test Prep, our work is to help others.

Sherwood Test Prep, Inc.