Undergraduate Announcements 3/4/16


1)  I just wanted to give you all a quick heads-up regarding Fall 2016 course enrollment.  Over the next 1-2 months, you will all be transitioning into a new student system (you should be receiving details regarding this from campus) and you will be using this new system for F16 course enrollment.  This transitionary semester, things like course enrollment and Faculty Advising and tools like Schedule Builder and the Online Schedule of Courses will be done in a very different way.  (For instance, "TeleBears" is going away.)  I'll keep you updated as I can, and in future weeks, I should have more details to give you.  Thank you in advance for your patience throughout this process!    


Enjoy the rain this weekend!



Consulting Careers For Engineers Panel (3/9)

Wednesday, March 9th
4 PM to 5:30 PM
Bechtel 240


Interested in consulting, or just wanting to know how your technical, analytical and problem solving skills can transfer to other industries outside of pure Engineering?


Come join a panel of consulting professionals and recruiters at TATA Consultancy Services, PwC, Codazen, SAP, and Bain who will be speaking about the types of opportunities available to engineers in the business world (specifically consulting), as well as strategies to prepare for and be successful in searching for consulting opportunities.


Space is limited, RSVP on Callisto to reserve your space today!

City Of San Francisco Hiring Engineers!

The City & County of San Francisco are currently hiring Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, and Transportation Engineers city-wide. Check out the positions here.

Engineers Week (3/7 To 3/11)

Engineering Student Council is hosting our annual week long event, Engineers Week! Throughout this week (March 7 to March 11), we will be celebrating engineers and engineering through many exciting events such as tech talks, design and resume workshops, free breakfasts, product showcases, and more!

Our week will kickoff with our keynote speaker, Thuan Pham, the CTO at Uber and will end with a carnival and movie screening of "The Martian." In collaboration with the Career Center, there will be a "Consulting Career for Engineers" panel on Thursday of Engineers week.

Check out our website for the full schedule and like our Facebook page to keep updated with events!

Career Connections: Diversity And Inclusion (3/8)

Tuesday, March 8th
6 PM to 8 PM
Career Center, Blue & Gold Room

Join us for an evening of casual conversations with Cal alumni and other professionals who highly value diversity & inclusion in the workplace. This event is a great opportunity to get inspired, build your professional network, and better define your career or internship goals for the future.

The keynote speaker for the event is Lupe Gallegos-Diaz, Director of Chicano/Latino Student Development and Multicultural Student Development.

Attending alumni and professionals:

  • Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Yelp
  • Senior Diversity Manager at Pandora
  • Talent Channels Specialist, Diversity at Google
  • Campus Recruiter at Accenture
  • Manager at Accenture
  • Alumna of WorldTeach
  • Attorney at Santa Clara Office of the Public Defender
  • HR Business Partner at Microsoft
  • College Success Advisor at College Track
  • Senior Manager, Talent Development at Veeva Systems
  • Policy Aide at Alameda County Board of Supervisors
  • Enterprise Northwest University Relations at Northrup Gruman
  • Arnoldo Avalos of the Avalos Foundation
  • ...and more to be announced!

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP is highly recommended via Callisto.

The event is co-sponsored by Cal Alumni Association, Ethnic Studies Department, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Latino Business Student Association (LBSA), & EOP STEM.

Open to all students and to alumni who are registered with the Career Center's Alumni Advantage program.

Career Connections: Diversity And Inclusion (3/8) - For BioEs

Friday, March 11 | 4:00-6:00pm | Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley
Is a career in the biotech/biomed industry possibly in your future? Interested in learning more about the industry, what's available, and how to get your foot in the door from alumni who have walked the walk and now work in the industry?
Join us for this exciting afternoon of TED-style talks & casual networking with Cal alumni & professionals who have dedicated their careers to biotechnology, harnessing cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. 
This event will begin with a panel of TED-style talks on career topics given by four bioengineering alumni, and a networking reception will immediately follow, giving you the chance to meet and have casual conversations with 14 Cal alumni/biotech professionals.


TED Talks: 
Arthur Fong: Talking About your Academic Experiences w/Industry BS 2015, Research Associate at Zymergen, Inc

Nasim Barzanian: What to Expect from That First Job
BS 2013, Systems Engineer at Vortex Biosciences

 Angela Ha: Networking
BS 2008, Product manager at Theranos
Syed Abdul Aziz: Biotech Career Paths
BS 2011, Customer Solutions Project Manager, Syapse Inc

Alumni & professionals also represented from:
Berkeley Lights
Bolt Threads
Fluidigm Corp
Omada Health
Calibra Medical, Inc
...and more!

Come prepared and ready to talk!  Some alumni and employers may be hiring, so think about bringing a resume (or two) to share.

Refreshments will be served!

Advanced registration on Callisto is strongly recommended! Check-in process will be much quicker for those who register.
This session is open to students of all majors and degree levels and is part of the Career Center Career Connections Series.
Co-sponsored by the Bioengineering Department and BioHS

Spring Break Career Connections Trek In La — Riot Games & Walt Disney Imagineering (Apply By 3/14)

Wednesday, March 9th
4 PM to 5:30 PM
Bechtel 240

How are YOU spending your spring break?  Here are two ways you can use this free time to explore careers & build your professional network at two very sought-after companies!

We're taking the popular Career Connections networking series on the road this semester!  "Career Connections Treks" are your opportunity to step into the world of work and get a special glimpse into the careers of Cal alums & other professionals out in the field.

Join us* for one or more Treks taking place in SoCal over spring break!

  • Career Connections TREK: Riot Games
    Wednesday, 3/23 near Santa Monica, CA  Tour Riot Games' headquarters, network with Rioters, and see what a career in the games industry looks like.  Software engineering focus.
  • Career Connections TREK: Walt Disney Imagineering
    Thursday, 3/24 in Glendale, CA - Tour the Walt Disney Imagineering campus, network with Cal alums & other Imagineers, and learn about their company, careers, and internships.  All majors welcome, but see Callisto event description for specific career focus areas.

More information and RSVP details on Callisto. Space is limited and WILL go quickly -- deadline to apply is March 14th

*Both events are free of charge, but students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation, lodging, and any associated expenses.  RSVP is required.

Email ccinternships@berkeley.edu with questions.

Tools for Managing Stress & Test Anxiety

Tuesday, March 15, 1-2pm. Join the Center for Access to Engineering Excellence and the Tang Center as we discuss tools for managing text anxiety. Many students are hindered by test anxiety, no matter much they prepare for exams. Come learn techniques for dealing with test anxiety so that you can crush your next exam! Please RSVP.

SWE Shadow an Engineer

Don’t have plans for Spring Break yet? Apply for SWE's Shadow an Engineer Program for Spring of 2016! In this program, you will have the opportunity to partake in a company tour, network with professionals, attend speaker panels, and see what it’s like to be an engineer at various companies!  Aimed at providing more career insights and experiences to engineering students, this program will last for 2-3 days between March 21st and March 25th (check application for specific dates for each company). Companies include Box, Tradeshift and VMware. Deadline is March 11th, so put that Chipotle down and apply now!

Engineering for Kids Day (E4K)

Engineering for Kids Day (E4K) hosts hundreds of 4-6th students for a free one-day science and engineering education event where kids can participate in fun, hand-on engineering activities. We are looking for volunteers to help with our event on Saturday, March 12. Please visit our website and click on the volunteer tab for more information.

Underrepresented Research Ambassador Project Recruiting Students For Program

The Underrepresented Research Ambassadors (URA) is funded by a generous Innovation Grant from the Division of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, and is housed in and sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships. The URA 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 and 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

CIAN Research Fellowship (School year/possibly summer)
Research Opportunities/Deadlines/Prizes
Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Ugrad Research

The Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research attracts the very best lower- and upper-division undergraduate papers from courses taught in departments across the campus.  For more information, please see http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/researchprize.

Fellowship/Career Opportunities at ASCO

Link to the scholarship info: http://www.asco.com/en-us/News/Pages/asco-engineering-scholarship-2016.aspx.


Here is a link to career opportunities at ASCO: http://www.asco.com/en-us/Pages/careers.aspx.

Internship for Grant Applications at Sky H2O, Inc

Position: Internship for Grant Applications

Company: Sky H2O, Inc
Website: www.skyh2o.us
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Time: 2016
Commitment: 10 - 20 hours per week
Reports to: President & CEO
Compensation: TBD + Performance Bonus
Interested and qualified candidates send CV to: Alex@skyh2o.us
Qualified candidates are graduate students or recent graduates with know-how in and a passion for the Environment, Clean Technologies and Renewables including Water.  Candidate must be a self-starter, be comfortable working independently, and have strong communication skills in writing, speaking and making presentations.

Sky H2O, Inc. is creating a new Infrastructure Project Investment Class by scaling, innovating, and advancing industrial Atmospheric Water Generation (“AWG”) technology, products, systems and projects. SkyH2O effectively combines up-stream (IP/technology + products) with down-stream (projects + financing) to most effectively provide communities, water districts and municipalities, and large commercial and industrial water users with fresh potable water.  AWG is a disruptive solution and a new water resource, and in most locations is more effective than alternative water systems including desalination or reverse osmosis (“RO”), and is more environmentally friendly.  SkyH2O’s utility-grade AWG can be deployed in a distributed manner, specifically where water is needed most, including at or near existing reservoir infrastructure enabling self-reliance and independence – “Water 4.0”.

2016 Summer Institute for Ugrads in Computational Science & Engineering

The objectives of the Institute are to provide training and hands on experience in the use of computational techniques for science and engineering students, and to prepare those who choose to pursue graduate studies in technology areas dependent upon computational science and engineering.

The program curriculum combines short courses in computational engineering methods concentrating on structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, and computer programming for parallel clusters, with a research experience working with one of the AHPCRC research groups at Stanford University.

Participants receive a stipend of $4,000 for the eight-week period.  Participants receive a travel allowance and dormitory accommodations, including meals, at Stanford University.  Students local to Stanford may opt for a higher stipend in exchange for the travel, room and board.

Prerequisites: Students MUST be US citizens.  This program is intended for undergraduate students who anticipate graduation in Spring 2017 or later. It is expected that all students in the Summer Institute will have completed freshman calculus and will have some computer programming experience.

Applications should include the following information:

  • An application form – found at:


  • A one page statement including career and research objectives and computer experience.
  • A current transcript of coursework.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommendations from AHPCRC affiliated faculty are given preference, but not required).

This information should be submitted by February 26, 2016 (late applications may not be assured of full consideration).


AHPCRC Summer Institute
Stanford University

Durand Building Room 256

496 Lomita Mall

Stanford, CA 94305-4035

Tel: 650-725-4107 Fax: 650-725-2082
email: fontanilla@stanford.edu