Undergraduate Announcements 8/28/15



1.  For those of you have been experiencing difficulties requesting Etcheverry Hall Access, please note that the website is now back up.


2.  One of our ME Alums, Christopher Ategeka (class of 2011) participated in the first White House Demo Day! 


3.  Starting Fall 2015, students will no longer be able to substitute MSE 113+Eng 45 for ME 108.  (Note:  if you have already completed E45 and are currently enrolled in MSE 113, then we will allow it.)


4.  If you have a examination conflict or need accommodations for whatever reason, please let your instructor know ASAP so that the both of you can agree to a game plan.


Have a beautiful weekend, all!





METSU (ME Transfer Student Union) First Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Time: 6:10 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Le Val’s restaurant
Address: 1834 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
Note: This restaurant is located on the north side near Etcheverry

Dear transfer and exchange students,


Come and hang out with us this Thursday (Sep 3rd), and get to know other students with similar backgrounds. As a transfer or an exchange student, we have a very limited time in Cal comparing to other undergraduate students. Therefore, it is very important that we make the most out of this once in a lifetime experience. METSU is a social student organization that provides students with a unique student network. You just need to show up to the meetings and make friends. METSU does not require as much of a time commitment as other student organizations. We are simply trying to make sure that all of us are having a good time here in Cal both academically and socially.

Also, if you have any questions regarding how to get an internship or which classes to take (or other similar questions), there is a great chance that another METSU member had the same question a year ago and can answer you question.


For the latest updates on our events, if you haven’t yet, follow us on Facebook or send us an email to make sure you are on our mailing list.


Facebook: www.facebook.com/calmetsu
Email: metsu.berkeley@gmail.com


All the Best,


Ford Coming to Campus

Ford Motor Company will be attending the Cal Career Fair the week of September 14. We are looking to fill internships and full-time positions for a variety of majors - ME, EECS, ChemE, MatSci, Business, Finance, and Marketing. We will have many events around campus (listed below), including a special guest talk and reception with Ford's CFO and Executive Vice President, Bob Shanks. Please stop by and learn about the great career opportunities that Ford has to offer! Resumes are welcomed at all events.


-PTS Career Fair (Etcheverry Breezeway 10-4)
-Info-session (240 Bechtel 6-7)


-Cal Career Fair for Business (MLK Pauley Ballroom 11-4)
-Vehicle Exhibition (Etcheverry Breezeway 10-3)


-Cal Career Fair for Engineering (MLK Pauley Ballroom 11-4)


-Vehicle Exhibition (Etcheverry Breezeway 10-3)
-Ford Day Guest Speaker Bob Shanks (Ford CFO) Talk, followed by reception and complementary food (Sibley Auditorium 6-8)


-Cal Career Fair for Engineering (MLK Pauley Ballroom 11-4)

Internships at Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. If we’re not able to make it to your campus this Fall, be sure to check out our internship and co-op opportunities by visiting: http://www.sandia.gov/careers/students_postdocs/internships/index.html/.


For students interested in our Internship programs, you'll find opportunities to participate in work to make our nation safer, improve human and environmental health, or project our critical information infrastructure. In other words, projects that make a real difference.


That's why we know that an internship with Sandia has the power to change your life. An internship here will put you face-to-face with world-class scientists and engineers who will mentor you as you take on challenging, hands-on assignments in such diverse areas as cybersecurity, nuclear weapons systems, clean combustion, biotechnology, and sustainable energy. You can also expect:


• Rich interactions with an intern community from top-tier universities
• Workshops, seminars, and networking events designed to help you broaden your perspective and build relationships
• Competitive pay
• Travel expense reimbursement, if eligible
• Amazing outdoor recreation and cultural activities
• Opportunities to learn more about a career at Sandia upon graduation


If you are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Math, Engineering, Technology, Business, Computer Information Systems, or Management Information Systems, and meet Sandia's intern program eligibility requirements, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume and application and get ready for the changes ahead. For more information, visit: http://www.sandia.gov/careers/students_postdocs/internships/index.html.


Sandia National Laboratories

Recruiting and Student Intern Programs

Cal Career Fair

September 15-18, 2015
MLK Jr. Student Union Pauley Ballroom, 3rd Floor


Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for UC Berkeley's largest career fair—the Cal Career Fair!  This fair is the biggest recruiting event of the 2015-16 academic year.  Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about entry-level career and internship positions.  Don't miss the opportunity to speak with employers who are specifically recruiting Mechanical Engineering majors such as:


Seagate Technology
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Navy
Western Digital
...and hundreds more companies are attending too!


Over 290 employers are registered and different employers will attend the fair each day!  Make sure you don’t miss your favorite employer—Log into Callisto at https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/ to review this year's Career Fair Directory.  Directory information is updated up to the day of the fair—be sure to check frequently.

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.  Use the advanced search feature to search by day attending, major(s) sought, or type of job
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
5.  Business casual attire is recommended


We hope to see you there!


UC Berkeley Career Center
career counseling « internships « jobs « graduate school services « for freshmen through PhDs & alumni

EECS Career & Internship Fair In 2 Weeks

EECS Career Fair
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
MLK Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom, 3rd floor


Co-sponsored by the Career Center, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), and the EECS Department, come join us for UC Berkeley's career fair especially for EECS students!  If you're anEECS or CS student, OR have skills suitable to technical and computer science related positions, this is the fair for you!


88 companies will be there to talk about full-time jobs and summer internships!  This fair includes a lot of well-known companies, startups and high-growth companies.  Don't miss the opportunity to speak with employers such as:  Airbnb, Big Fish Games, Dropbox, Facebook, General Motors, Google, LinkedIn, Lyft, Maxim Integrated, National Instruments, NerdWallet, OpenTable, Palantir, Pixar, Salesforce, SanDisk, The Aerospace Corporation, Twitter, VMware, Yelp...and many more!  

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.  Use the advanced search feature to search by day attending, major(s) sought, or type of job
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


The Career Center is proud to co-sponsor this fair with Eta Kappa Nu (HKN).

ALL Power Labs Internship

ALL Power Labs is a renewable energy company that designs and manufactures biomass gasification generators. Our technology is a new category of energy device which combines the best usability features of diesel generators, with the clean running of typical renewables, and a net carbon negative impact. We are growing quickly to meet the demands of our international market, particularly rural electrification in the developing world.  We are looking for results-oriented interns to join our talented engineering team this fall.


A full list of open positions can be found on our website at: http://www.allpowerlabs.com/people/jobs.  

Please send all inquires to jobs@allpowerlabs.com.

ME-Sponsored Business Etiquette Workshop!

Learn business etiquette and effective networking from the preeminent expert on the subject. Pamela Eyring, President of the Protocol School of Washington (PSOW) in Washington D.C., will discuss the basics of business etiquette and networking on Tuesday, September 15 from 4:00 to 5:30 at the Blum Center. Learn the necessary strategies to outclass the competition for job and internship interviews and business networking events. Refreshments will be served, register today!

Patexia - Applied Research Opportunities for Engineering Students

What we do…

Patexia   is a Los Angeles-based   startup that   uses   crowdsourcing   to solve engineering   and Innovation challenges   for some of the largest technology companies and research-oriented organizations   in   the   world.    We were   recently   awarded   a   contract   through   the   NASA Tournament Lab and we are looking for talented undergraduate and graduate engineering students to join our network as problem solvers and campus ambassadors.


Applied research opportunities…

Technical Problem Solver

The strength   of Patexia’s crowdsourcing   model comes from the global community   of over

10,000 technical problem solvers and  subject   matter   experts   behind   it.  By joining our professional   network   as a student member   you will have the chance   to interface   with top companies and research   organizations in your field as you develop   innovative solutions to real world challenges.    Throughout   the   process   you will be collaborating with classmates, professors, and experts from around   the globe as you compete against teams from other US and international universities for bragging rights and cash prizes.


Campus Ambassador

As a bridge   between   industry-driven   problems   and university-based solutions,   we need   to work with the   very best   in order   to exceed   the   expectations of clients   such as NASA and Cedars-Sinai   Medical   Center.    The   Patexia   campus   ambassador program   is built   around well-connected engineering students who can not only help us solve technical problems, but can share their experience with classmates, friends, and professors to help expand our reach.  Campus ambassadors will regularly meet and train with the Patexia team and, in addition to compensation for meeting defined recruitment goals, ambassadors will be invited to relevant networking events and be given the opportunity to directly connect   with important industry contacts.


How you can get involved...

If you are interested in collaborating with Patexia as a problem solver, campus ambassador, or both   please   contact   us at   ambassador@patexia.com.  You can also read more about   the perks of the ambassador program here on Patexia.

Jacobs Hall Student Access Opportunities

How students can access Jacobs resources:   


Jacobs Hall Maker Passes for students seeking access to our extensive, state-of-the-art fabrication equipment. There is a fee waiver for students with financial need.

Meeting space for student clubs related to design, innovation, and making.

Event space for student-run events that are related to design innovation and making align with the Jacobs Institute’s vision & mission.a

Linkedin's "Rock Your Profile" Workshop - This Monday

All top employers, across each industry (Tech, Financial, Fashion, etc), leverage LinkedIn's recruiter platform to locate students they want to hire. This workshop aims to coach students on using LinkedIn's platform for their (intern or full-time) job search, but more importantly, how to maximize their own LinkedIn profile to ensure their personal brand is best represented when it comes time for recruiters to find you. We'll provide you with tips, tricks, and recommendations to make sure you're in a better position to start your career.

We encourage you to bring your laptop (or mobile device), your current LinkedIn profile (if you have one), and a long list of questions focusing on how to optimize your personal brand.

Monday, August 31
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Presented by LinkedIn!  Please be sure to register on Callisto - seats will fill up quickly:  http://callisto.berkeley.edu
*Refreshments will be served.

Consulting Forum Next Week

Thursday, September 3, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MLK Jr. Student Union, West Pauley Ballroom, 3rd floor


Network with representatives from over 35 consulting firms to learn about full time and summer internship opportunities. Find out about recruiting timelines and application procedures.

Bring your UC Berkeley SID and resumes. All majors are welcome and professional business attire is recommended.

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 resume4.  Watch Career Center Quick Clips on Career Fair Do's and Don'ts 
5.  Business professional attire is recommended!

Accenture Fall 2015 Opportunities

Join us at our Fall 2015 Info Session on Sept 1st


When: Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 | 6:30-9:00pm

Where: Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel (2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704)

Attire: Business Casual

**Light refreshments and snacks will be provided**


Accenture invites you to learn more about what it takes to be part of our world-class organization that works with leading businesses and government organizations to address their most significant challenges.


You will have the opportunity to meet with Accenture consultants of all levels and backgrounds and hear about both their professional and personal experiences working in the industry.


We will discuss the different full-time opportunities within our Accenture Consulting and Accenture Strategy teams and how these programs will help you develop the core skills you need to have a rewarding career in consulting.  You will also learn more about the application process, key deadlines, and next steps as you pursue a career with Accenture.


We look forward to seeing you at the Info Session!


LBNL Combustion Group Research Assistant Position

Build Your Resume or Grad School Application by Publishing with LBNL!


LBNL’s Heat and Power Systems Group is looking for students to assist in literature or experimental based combustion research
This opportunity will allow for possible LBNL report publication, a big boost for grad school and job applications Technical elective or
financial compensation available depending upon qualifications.


Minimum Requirements:

• Junior or Senior undergraduate, or graduate student standing
• 3.2 GPA and above
• Able to commit to 9-12 hours per week
• Laboratory and hand tool experience required for experimental research consideration


If interested, please send a cover letter, unofficial transcript, resume, and writing sample to heatandpower@lbl.gov.

NSF Fellowship Information & Workshop

Attached (to Shareena's email) is a flyer regarding the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition for 2016-2017. 


NSF GRF Applicant Workshop:
A workshop for applicants will be held Thursday, September 17 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in 309 Sproul Hall (http://www.berkeley.edu/map/3dmap/3dmap.shtml)
The workshop will provide valuable tips that will assist in strengthening applications.   Speakers include UCB's NSF fellowship coordinator, a UCB professor that served on a previous year's NSF panel, and three current UCB NSF fellows.



Networking and Professional Etiquette Dinner

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6–8:30 p.m., Faculty Club. Have you ever sat down to a formal meal and wondered, “What are all of these forks for?” Or been networking and thought, “Is this an appropriate topic to raise?” Then our networking and professional etiquette dinner will put you at ease. Presented by a certified professional etiquette trainer, this event is a fun, non-threatening way to learn business etiquette skills while enjoying a three course meal! Tickets are $10 and pre-paid reservations are required to hold your space. Registration is now online. Check-in for the dinner opens at 5:45 p.m.; the event starts promptly at 6 p.m.

Tutoring and Study Space at the CAEE!

The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence (CAEE) will open Monday, August 31st. All engineering students are invited to use the center for free tutoring in core engineering courses, individual and group study space, and for our Academic Excellence Workshops. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm; Fridays, 9am-5pm.

Autodesk Workshop? Let Me Know If You're Interested...

Dear Students,


If you would be interested in this, please let me know.  If we can get 10-20 students, then Autodesk will consider coming here:


Autodesk Fusion 360 Workshop: (T-Splines, CAD, Rendering)

An Autodesk representative will present on the latest trends in CAD.  He would also provide a hands-on workshop for digital fabrication using Autodesk Fusion 360, Autodesk’s newest integrated product design tool.  Today’s engineers are makers.  Join the ‘Future of Making Things’ and learn how to quickly translate your design imagination to physical reality.  No drawings needed!


Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM tool that makes modeling complex geometry easier than ever before, and can be used in mechanical design/engineering, industrial design and by any student looking to model and fabricate their design ideas. Fusion 360 can be used independently or to supplement your current CAD tool. You can learn more by going to the Fusion 360 site, and see how schools like Virginia Tech are utilizing Fusion 360. To get started with Fusion 360, students and educators can register on the Fusion 360 Education page. Keep in mind that the versions of Fusion 360 being offered to students and educators are full versions for free!

Interested in Becoming a Teacher? Learn More about STEM Education!

About Cal Teach

Cal Teach is a program for undergraduate science, math, and engineering majors interested in exploring a career in education. Through our courses students learn conceptual teaching skills and practice these methods in local K-12 classrooms. Cal Teach offers the minor in Science and Math Education, as well as a unique opportunity for students to complete both a degree and a California teaching credential as an undergraduate.


Enroll in a Cal Teach Intro Course This Fall!
Learn about communicating and teaching STEM with a field placement in a local K-8 classroom.

UGIS 82: Integrated K-8 Math & Science Teaching (2 units: P/NP)

MON 4–6pm
WED 4–6pm
THU 4–6pm

Find out more: Courses @ Cal Teach

Global Poverty & Practice (GPP) Minor

The GPP Minor is one of the largest minors on the UC Berkeley campus. It trains students to critically and historically engage with complex issues of poverty and inequality, equipping them with methodologies and skills of engagement, and encouraging the reflexivity necessary for meaningful practice. Central to the minor is a fieldwork opportunity (minimally six weeks) in which students connect theories and practices of poverty action through partnering with nongovernmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs in California and around the world. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to undertake the minor and to investigate the ways in which it can supplement their major field of study. The Blum Center offers funding support for students’ practice experiences through a competitive fellowship.


For more information, please see http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/education/gpp/.

The SLC Is Still Accepting Applications For New Science Tutors This Fall

The Student Learning Center (SLC) is currently accepting applications from students who are interested in becoming science tutors this fall.

We have openings for tutors on a credit or auditing (no units) basis in the following courses:         
        Biology 1A(L), 1B
        Chemistry 1A(L), 3A(L), 3B(L), 4A
        MCB 102
        NST 10
        Physics 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B
        Astro 10
We have paid tutor openings for new Physics, General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry tutors. We may have paid openings for study group leader in Bio 1A, Bio 1B, Chemistry 1A, Physics 8A and Physics 8B. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but the main deadline for submitting applications is Friday, August 28th. Applications may be considered after this date if there are still openings.
To apply to be a tutor, download the application from the following page:


This online application contains everything you need to apply to be an SLC tutor, and it should contain answers to most questions.  If you have any questions after looking at it, please feel free to email (rgibson@berkeley.edu).

-Richard Gibson

P.S.  The SLC is also accepting applications for tutors in mathematics, statistics, writing, and the social sciences.  See the SLC website for more details.

Entrepreneurship Courses: Space for Engineering Students

Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
Fall 2015 Courses *space available for engineering students*
*Availability is on a first come first serve basis.


Internet of Things Mobile Challenge Lab:
IND ENG 185 (Th. 4PM-7PM; CCN#41069)


Smart Cities India: Leveraging Open Innovation:
IND ENG 185 (Th. 4PM-7PM; CCN#41072)
*Students must be able to travel to India in early January


Product Management:
IND ENG 186 (Th. 4PM-7PM; CCN 41082)
*Only the second section is open for engineering students