Undergraduate Announcements 10/9/15


1)  Spring 2016 Course Schedule Issues: 

    We're looking into making/have already made a few course adjustments due to student feedback:

      a)  ME 102A has been moved to Monday & Friday 1-2

      b)  ME 108's Monday 8-10 lab has been moved to Tuesdays 8-10

      c)  We're trying to fix the ME 40 & ME 104 conflict with different scenarios.  This one is particularly tricky and may involve moving ME 108 and some (more) of it's labs.  

   Other changes:

     - ME 163 is no longer on the schedule for Spring because we are unable to find an instructor

     - ME 146/246 is being moved to Fall.


2)  Don't forget that this Monday (10/12) Professor Pruitt will hold an Graduate School Infosession to discuss best practices for applying to Masters (including MEng and 5th year) and PhD programs.  The session will be beld in 3110 Etcheverry Hall from 3pm-4pm. If you are applying to Grad School, I really recommend coming. 


3)  Summer 2016 Update:  It is unlikely EE 16A or EE 40 will be offered in Summer.  Please plan your schedules accordingly.


Have a good weekend!




bLoop (Hyperloop Competition)

Hyperloop sounds like science fiction. We’re working to make it real. bLoop, Berkeley’s Hyperloop team, is a team of 60 students that is designing a pod to test at the SpaceX competition next June. We focus on, among other things, the pod’s aerodynamics, propulsion and levitation, signals and controls, and passenger safety and are looking to expand our team even further.



  Ability to commit about 10hours per week

  Experience in any of these areas listed above or simply a strong desire to learn more about them

  Ability to work well on a team


Preferred Skills: MATLAB, CAD, machine shop training (through the department)


If you’re interested, email us at bLoop.berkeley@gmail.com with your resume and a bit about yourself.


Study Abroad For Engineering Majors - Info Session (10/22)

Thursday, October 22th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


Ever considered studying abroad, but worry that it won't fit into your engineering schedule? Studying abroad is actually an incredible opportunity for Cal Engineering students. As a Cal student, you have access to some of the premier research/internship sites for studying abroad. And yes, you can fit it into your schedule!

Come hear from a panel of current engineering students about their experiences studying/researching/interning overseas, the programs they participated in, and the steps they took to make study abroad fit into their schedules. Representatives from the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) and ESS will be there to answer questions about transferring credits, financial aid, and any other questions you may have. Food will be provided!


If you have any questions, please contact Nadine Gerdes, UCEAP or Genie Foon, ESS.

Lockheed Martin Information Session 10/12

Co-Sponsored by Tau Beta Pi (TBP)


Mon., Oct. 12th 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall

Career Interest Conversations will be held following the presentation


*Pre-Register:   http://tinyurl.com/p6bmo54
*Bring your resume and enter it into the LM iPad during the Info Session.

Career Opportunity for Engineers

Evening with Industry is an annual career fair and networking dinner hosted by UC Berkeley’s Society of Women Engineers. EWI is our premier networking event, last year hosting 150 of UC Berkeley's brightest and most dedicated engineering students to meet with company representatives across various engineering fields. If you are looking for an internship or a full-time position, Evening with Industry is a great opportunity to meet recruiters and professionals! To register for the event, click here.

Early Bird Summer Internship Fair

Wednesday, October 14th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union, 3rd Floor

Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for UC Berkeley's Fall Semester fair for students seeking internships - The Early Bird Internship Fair! Recruiters from business, industry, non-profits and government will bring information about summer internship positions. Recruiting all majors!


Don't miss the opportunity to speak with 50 employers! Many have opportunities for students interested in engineering and STEM-related careers such as:
ACCO Engineered Systems
Blizzard Entertainment
Lattice Semiconductor
QB3 Institute
Riot Games
State Farm
Stottler Henke AI
Taylor Collaboration
... and many more employers too!

Teach For America: A Great Option For Stem Majors

Monday, October 12th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Career Center, Gold Room


Interested in spreading your passion for Math & Science to younger generations while furthering your professional career?

Attend this info session to learn more about Teach For America, and how incredible this experience can be for STEM majors! You will learn the basics of the program and how we have managed to create generations of leaders. An overview of the organization, our work, our application (including writing the statements), and our impact will be provided as well as the opportunity for Q&A.


All majors are welcome. All questions are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.


RSVP on Callisto now! Open to all current students.

LeaderShape - A One-Week Leadership Retreat

The application for LeaderShape, January 10-15, 2016, is now online. This one week is designed to equip you with skills related to community building, identifying and communicating a vision, goal setting, leading with ethics and integrity, inclusive leadership, team dynamics, understanding behavioral styles, emotional intelligence, and group decision making. Any 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year undergraduate student who is either in the College of Engineering or an active member of an engineering student organization is welcome to apply.


Find out more about the free six-day adventure that can be one of the best memories of your college years. Attend an info session:

    Tuesday, October 13, 6pm, 290 HMMB (dinner served, please RSVP)
    Wednesday, October 21, 6pm, Sibley Auditorium (dinner served, please RSVP)

COMTO’s 2015 Scholarship Program

COMTO’s college scholarship program began in 2004 and has evolved from providing three scholarships of $500 each in 2004 to $1,000 - $3,000 per student. Over the past seven years COMTO has awarded over $130,000 to minority students. Student’s applicants do not necessarily have to have transportation-oriented courses of study, but the scholarship essay portion of the application process required that they demonstrate a link between their career plans and the transportation industry. Scholarships are awarded at COMTO’s Annual December Holiday Dinner and Dance. Applications for the year are usually available for on the website around late September.


Apply Now:  http://www.comtonorcal.org/programs.html

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

Looking for multi-talented teams to design innovative bicycle parking structures.

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: http://climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1302902.

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 hannah@linneansolutions.com.

Thank you!

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

Visit the webpage and help the Kendall Square EcoDistrict tackle this important issue!

HTC Virtual Reality Tour (10/12-10/16)
Garbarini Lounge, Bechtel Engineering Center
Demos begin Monday afternoon and will run Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am-4pm 
Sign-up for demos beginning at 9am each day. Follow @HTCVive on Twitter for updates and instructions.
2016 KPCB Engineering Fellows Program

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (www.kpcb.com), 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.


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHWkqKBCH6k

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

To learn more and apply, you can visit http://www.kpcbfellows.com