Undergraduate Announcements 8/14/15

ME Housekeeping

1)  Save the Date!  The ME Career Fair is happening on Monday, Sept. 14th.  11 companies have signed up so far:  GM, Microsoft, Ford, Siemens, Chevron, Alloy, Hathaway Dinwiddie, PCH Lime Lab, Intuitive Surgical, Planet Labs, and Applied Materials.


2)  Just in case you were interested, there are 5 ME Decals this Fall:  Cal Rover, AIAA Design, Build, Fly, Archery, 3D Printing and Design, The {Design} Decal. 

Have a great weekend folks!  The summer is almost over...enjoy it while you can!



The Fourth Annual Engineering/Tech Career Conference

The Fourth Annual Engineering/Tech Career Conference is here! We have an exciting lineup of programs for students in the Colleges of Engineering, Chemistry and the Physical Sciences to spend time with alum and top recruiters, learning and sharing strategies to make the most out of your time here preparing for the professional world.


Schedule for the day - Saturday 8/29/2015

9:30am – Check in and Bagels @ Bechtel Patio in front of ESS (230 Bechtel)
10:30am - Welcome
11:00am - Breakout Sessions
12:00pm - TED-style talks
1:00pm - Lunch and Networking


*This event is Sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Pandora, and Cisco*


You will be meeting and networking with employers and alum. Professional dress is highly recommended!

Pre-regisration is mandatory: http://callisto.berkeley.edu *keyword search for CONFERENCE

Become a SLC Writing Tutor!

The UCB Student Learning Center is thrilled to invite applications for our

Spring 2015 Writing Tutor Cohort

Multidisciplinary and multilingual writers encouraged to apply!

Deadline: August 14, 2015 | Apply today!


As a tutor, you will work one-on-one with fellow students to support their growth as purposeful and persuasive writers and scholars. You will also attend a weekly training seminar in which you will acquire culturally and pedagogically relevant tools to guide your practice. Best of all, you will be able to set your own schedule, ensuring your flexibility around classes and other extracurricular commitments.


We’re looking for candidates who are:

  • committed to their own growth as writers;

  • interested in being part of a writing culture that respects the writer and the writing process;

  • prepared to be of service to fellow student writers and the campus community at large.


Successful candidates must:

  • Have completed UCB writing requirement;

  • Be able to commit at least 5 hours/week;

  • Be in good academic standing;

  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.


Did you know?

  • You can tutor for pay ($13.57/hr) or for 2-unit credit (Education 97/197 or English 310).

  • Even if you haven’t completed UCB writing requirement, you can still apply to be a tutor-in-training for credit.


Apply today! We look forward to hearing from you.


What is the SLC Writing Program?


The SLC is the #1 academic support unit at UC Berkeley. Our Writing Program is a diverse and dynamic community of 50 peer tutors and 4 professional staff who work to support Cal undergraduates in becoming more persuasive and purposeful writers. Via student-initiated conferences and peer-facilitated workshops, our services seek to embolden students to take ownership of their writerly and scholarly growth.


For more information, visit our website!

Undergraduate Research at LBNL - Cookstoves

Interested in making a difference in the developing world?


Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s Cookstoves Group is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate students for efficiency and emissions testing of traditional and improved cookstoves used in the developing world. This opportunity allows possible publication in academic journals, a stronger grad school application, and the possibility of future employment at LBNL. Research credit or hourly pay according to campus pay scale is available.

Responsibilities may include:
•     Building and testing improved cookstoves
•     Building experimental training and testing facility
•     Collecting experimental data
•     Calculations to support experiment design and data analysis

•     Responsible, diligent, careful with data and instrumentation, with initiative and curiosity
•     3.3 GPA and above and Junior or Senior undergraduate, or graduate student standing
•     Able to commit to 9-12 hrs per week
•     Background in science or engineering
•     Machinery and hand tool experience

If interested, send a cover letter, unofficial transcript, and resume to vhrapp@lbl.gov.


Supercritical Fluid Dynamics Research Positions


I live in Berkeley and have an opportunity for a mechanical engineer with
experience in cosmol multiphysics or similar CFD software for modeling high
pressure Carbon Dioxide solvent flow.


You can find more information at


Thank you,

James Yeary

Optimizing STEM Students - 2 Unit DeCal
Optimizing STEM Students DeCal
2 units, Fall 2015
Tues/Thurs, 5:00 to 6:15 pm 
230 C Stephens Hall

 For more information please see flyer in Shareena's email.
Jacobs Institute Is Looking For Student Workers!

Now Hiring: Jacobs Hall Fab Lab Student Supervisors

Department: College of Engineering, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
Status: Part-time student position, 10-15 hours per week
Salary: $12.00/hr
Start Date: August 26, 2015, until end of academic year
Work-Study ID: 2532348532
 (preference for work-study) / CalJobs ID: 899113 
Job Description:

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is Berkeley’s interdisciplinary hub for students, teachers and practitioners who love working at the intersection of design and technology. We empower you with a place to explore, a place to connect, and a place to learn the way you learn best -- by doing.

We are hiring responsible and dynamic students to join our team. You will manage Jacobs Hall access on weekday evenings (6pm-11pm), when the building’s workshops and equipment rooms are open to members only for workshop use, meetings, and events. You will also work on projects to strengthen Jacobs Institute services and programs during our inaugural year. Potential projects include operating a materials store (planned to open in late fall 2015/early spring 2016), supporting programming and outreach, maintaining workshops, stocking materials, etc. No previous knowledge is required; all necessary training will be provided.

Student supervisors will get full Jacobs Hall fabrication workshop access.