Undergraduate Announcements 2/12/16



1)  Don't forget that Monday, February 15th is a holiday.  There will be no classes held.  I will be back in the office on Wednesday, the 17th.


2) The tentative course schedule is up for F16-SP17 at http://me.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/undergraduate/TentativeMESchedule.pdf.


Have a beautiful Presidents/Valentine's Day weekend! 


Seeking SUCCESS Summer Camp STEM Ambassador

SUCCESS is a 6-week summer camp that teaches high school students about various topics in science, including but not limited to computer science, aerodynamics, environmental science, astronomy, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. STEM Ambassadors love to play and build things! Pay is $500/week and candidates must be available from 6/1/16 – 8/5/16. Must have strong leadership skills as well as previous work experience teaching or working with underrepresented youth, preferably high school-aged. Must be experienced with Python programming, Arduinos, and/or Chromebooks. For more information and a complete job description, contact cybear@berkeley.edu.

Ericsson Women in Tech

Ericsson Women in Tech: Overcoming Obstacles on the Road to Success, Friday, February 19. Your career is an amazing journey full of twist and turns, obstacles and achievements. Ericsson Silicon Valley invites you to learn from women who have navigated their paths successfully. Join technical women from across the bay area to network, share ideas and define what success means and what it takes to get there. A shuttle to and from the conference will be available from the San Jose light rail and the Caltrain station. Sign up and confirm your attendance to receive additional transportation details and a shuttle schedule. For more information and to sign up visit the website.

2016 Internship & Summer Job Fair (2/17 And 2/18)

Wednesday and Thursday, February 17th to February 18th
12:00 AM to 4:00 PM
MLK Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom, Third Floor 

Internship and summer job experience is critical to students' career development during college. Attend this fair to learn about internship & summer job opportunities and how to apply (and there are a few full-time opportunities from some companies too).

The Internship & Summer Job Fair is open to all currently registered Berkeley students and Career Center Alumni Advantage members. Everyone is welcome and there are opportunities for all majors!

2016 Internship & Summer Job Fair
Wednesday, February 17 —Engineering, Science and Technical Opportunities
Thursday, February 18 — Business, Nonprofit, Public Service and Tech Opportunities

You can see the directory of participating employers by logging in to Callisto and look under Events on the menu, or find the link in the Shortcuts menu. Note that new companies are added to the directory every day as we confirm employer registrations.

Different employers attend each day so plan to attend all 3 days. Following is a sample list of participating employers who are recruiting for EECS and engineering-related opportunities:

  • Abbott
  • Adobe
  • BD Biosciences
  • Bechtel
  • Cardno ChemRisk
  • Cornerstone Environmental Group
  • DataStax
  • eBay
  • Fitbit
  • GoDaddy
  • iD Tech Camps
  • IXL Learning
  • Linear Technology
  • Meraki
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pharmacyclics
  • PlayStation Network
  • Samsung Research America
  • Sportvision
  • Symantec
  • UC Berkeley Girls in Engineering Program
  • Zendesk
  • ...and many more!

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 major(s) sought, type of job, location, if the company hires international students, etc...New feature: select your Top 10 companies and view the booth map in Callisto (available 2 weeks before the fair).
  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

If you graduated in December 2015, you must join Alumni Advantage prior to the fair to be eligible to attend.

LGBTQ + Career Conference (2/20)

Saturday, February 20th
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Career Center, 2440 Bancroft Way

LGBTQ+ individuals face unique obstacles in their pathway to career success. Connect with and learn from LGBTQ+ folks across industries, including education, business, law, tech, non-profit and entrepreneurship, at the LGTBQ+ Career Conference!

Topics that'll be covered in the Conference include issue-specific matters like coming out in the workplace, gender presentation, networking with added consideration for being queer and/or trans* person of color (QTPOC), and general career advice like resume help, emotional wellness and goal-setting strategies.

Hosted by UC Berkeley's Career Center and Gender Equity Resource Center, and sponsored by SF LGBT Center, Golden Gate Business Association, LinkedIn, Northrop Grumman and Google

Questions? Email Marisa Boyce.
For accommodations, visit the DSP website.

Linkedin Day! Get Headshots, Profile Reviews And More! (2/17)

Wednesday, February 17th
12:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Headshots and Profile Reviews)
Kerr Lounge outside Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Workshop)

Madrone Room, 4th Floor MLK Student Union

Having a professional LinkedIn profile is now an essential part of an effective job or internship search!  If you want to polish your profile, or haven’t created one yet, then be sure to attend this helpful event to maximize your online presence!

LinkedIn Day Offerings:

  1. Professional Photo Booth:  Get a FREE profile photo taken by a trained photographer, courtesy of the Blue & Gold Yearbook staff! Come professionally dressed and polished as no retouching will be done.

  2. Profile Reviews/Consultations:  Career Counselors will be on-hand to review your profile and offer suggestions for improvement, including tips for how to best utilize LinkedIn. For those without a profile we’ll help you get started.

  3. Leveraging LinkedIn For Your Job Search Workshop: A Career Counselor will offer tips and suggestions to help you create a winning profile and maximize LinkedIn for your search. Space is limited so please login to Callisto today to save your seat!

**NOTE: Sign-up in person at the fair for photos and profile reviews. Appointment slots are available between 12pm to 4pm; consider exploring the fair while you wait!

Intern At The Exploratorium Or California Academy Of Sciences (& Other Cool Places) This Summer!

Cal Teach is partnering with the Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, Lawrence Hall of Science, and the Oakland Zoo to offer paid summer internships.

These internships are open to lower division students and are paid $12.50 an hour. Learn more about each position and how to apply online!

If you have any questions, email Devin Richards.

iD Tech is Hiring Students for Summer Technology Camp

This summer, iD Tech will hire over 1,400 instructors and staff from across the world to show students, ages 6 to 18, firsthand how their interests in technology can turn into fun learning experiences. We have programs that emphasize tech education for girls, teens, tweens and younger children. We’re looking for energetic, tech-savvy, summer staff who understand the need for quality technology education for young students. So why not spend your summer instructing, mentoring, and building your resume in one of our amazing programs? You’ll make a positive impact on the lives of students this summer and potentially inspire them to aim for big ambitions. Our summer jobs are as fulfilling as they are fun! Staff members receive competitive compensation, room & board (overnight staff only), custom built apps supporting operations and curriculum, college internship credit (if applicable), guidance from our experienced team of managers, and more. Take the first step to a great summer! Learn more & Apply today

European Innovation Academy

Join students from around the world at the European Innovation Academy and start your own company in just four weeks! The European Innovation Academy is an intensive and fast-paced learning environment where students will learn from famous motivational speakers, including innovation experts from Microsoft and Google, a top UC Berkeley instructor, business mentors, and serial entrepreneurs. It is a great chance for students to hear from highly successful entrepreneurs and where they can gain invaluable insight into starting their own company! Learn more at UC Berkeley Summer Abroad - Nice, France. We will be holding info sessions at the SCET office at the Memorial Stadium on, (Go in through Gate 2): Friday, February 12, 3:30pm / Facebook Event; Wednesday, February 17, 3pm / Facebook Event; Tuesday, February 23, 4pm / Facebook Event. For questions contact Danielle Vivo.

Underrepresented Research Ambassador Project

Welcome from the Underrepresented Research Ambassadors (URA)


We are funded by a generous Innovation Grant from the Division of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, and are housed in and sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships. The UROC seeks to increase the number of students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups conducting research on campus by providing support for current undergraduate researchers.


We are currently seeking seven undergraduate students of color who are currently conducting research on campus, to be part of a core group of students implementing the following activities:


  1. Support Circles that create safe places of discussion for students to share their research experiences and tools, where they feel lifted up and not judged

  2. Outreach for existing programs by highlighting the variety of experiences that are available and by sharing examples of current underrepresented students who are conducting research in their field.


We are recruiting from now until February 15th, but will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. Link to the application: http://goo.gl/forms/TZ1Rka1LlG Visit our site or contact us at researchambassadors@berkeley.edu

2016 Internships at Sandia National Laboratories

Summer 2016 is just around the corner - and you're probably already making plans.

But why get just another summer job, when you could spend the summer doing something that matters? Because if you accept an internship at Sandia National Laboratories, you can contribute to projects that literally change the world.

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.

Apply Online: http://www.sandia.gov/careers/students_postdocs/internships/index.html

At one of our sites in Albuquerque, NM, or Livermore, CA, 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. A summer 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

Sandia National Laboratories
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

Women In Leadership Outreach Support

Leading Today, Building Tomorrow

Saturday, March 12, 2016

This year, we are thrilled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the WIL Conference.  

How can we empower each other to get further, faster by 2036?

The 2016 WIL conference, themed Leading Today, Building Tomorrow, will celebrate how far we, as women in business, have come in the past two decades, and empower our community to achieve its greatest potential.


Be An Online Tutor

Chegg Tutors is one of the largest online tutoring platforms, with thousands of tutors and students working together daily. Perks of Being a Chegg Tutor: • Set your own schedule (no minimum or maximum hours/week) • Make $20/hour • Work from anywhere • Bask in the good karma of helping others Signing up is easy! Just visit https://www.chegg.com/tutors/deptlist2 and follow a few simple steps. If you have any questions please email prianna@chegg.com

Funded Grad Engineering Positions At Washington State U

Clean Energy Systems Integration Lab

Washington State University


Open Research Positions Fall 2016


1)   Micro-grid energy optimization

As part of the grid modernization effort spearheaded by our national labs, CESI will be collaborating with NREL and PNNL to develop and test smart control algorithms for distributed energy systems at commercial buildings. The objective of this work is to develop optimal control strategies for micro-grid systems with generation, energy storage and demand response features. The controller will be able to participate in ancillary energy markets to transform distributed energy systems into grid supportive infrastructure. Skills necessary include coding experience in Matlab or Python, a background in mathematics or model predictive control, and

a strong motivation to have an impact on clean energy systems.

2)   Pressurized SOFC testing and integrated systems analysis

This work aims to improve the efficiency and value of solid oxide technology by operating at elevated pressure (10 bar) with pure oxygen cathodes. Novel systems integrations will provide additional value by direct integration with hydrogen production, and retro-fits of micro-turbine systems. This work is largely experimental as we finish construction of a pressurized furnace that can operate at 150 psi and 1000C to single cells or 1kW SOFC short stacks. Research in this area will be closely tied with leading industry partners and national lab researchers. Laboratory experience and system modeling experience is preferred.

3)   Food-Energy-Water Nexus

In collaboration with faculty across campus and among very different disciplines, this work will apply systems level modeling to the food-energy-water nexus with the goal of understanding secondary linkages, storage systems, and system resilience in the greater Columbia Basin. New technologies, practices and policies will have far reaching implications as the northwest expands its agriculture systems and population. A strong background in large scale energy systems, and broad understanding or interest in the hydrology, agriculture, and ecology of the Pacific Northwest is strongly desired.



Please visit  https://labs.wsu.edu/cleanenergy/ for more information and contact dustin.mclarty@wsu.edu with your CV, your research interests and career goals, and several suggested times for a telephone interview if interested.

Fellowship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

Become a Breakthrough Innovator: APPLY NOW for the Fung Fellowship for Wellness & Technology Innovations

Want to learn how to create breakthrough innovations that impact health and wellness? Build your entrepreneurial and leadership skills? Prepare for high impact careers?
All undergraduate students with two years left to complete their degrees as of Fall 2016 are eligible to apply. Application deadline is February 21st, 2016. 
The Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations is committed to shaping a new generation of entrepreneurial leaders focused on transforming health and wellness. Launching in fall 2016 at the School of Public Health and in partnership with entrepreneur, founder of Blue Goji, and UC Berkeley alum Coleman Fung, the two-year program will create a cohort of 50 promising undergraduate scholars at UC Berkeley, drawn from public health, engineering, design, the liberal arts, and other majors, each selected for his or her transformative vision, capacity for collaboration, and commitment to innovating in the health and wellness field. Through a new model of radical, corporate-campus partnership; cross-disciplinary, participatory learning; and immersion in specific communities, Fung Fellows will learn how to advance novel, real-world solutions that change outcomes and lives. 
Download our attached flyer for more details or join our email listserv to get connected. 
Questions? Please contact us at fungfellowship@berkeley.edu.
Looking For Mechanical Engineering Students For A Project

My name is Niki Dukellis and I am a UC Berkeley senior undergraduate.  I am a major in Letters and Science--humanities.  I have been working on some designs for a new backpack on wheels and I am inquiring if there are any mechanical engineering students who would be interested in working on this project to help it come to fruition.  I am going to apply for funding for this as a venture through UC Berkeley such as Big Ideas and others; but I need to put the team together first. I have been working on these conceptual designs for a long time and doing product research.  If you are interested please email nikidukellis@berkeley.edu.