Undergraduate Announcement 8/19/16



1.  Classes begin on August 24th.  If you have a lab or discussion before your first class meeting, it is unlikely that it will meet for the first lecture time (unless the instructor has indicated otherwise).


2.  A professor from Georgia Tech will be coming to visit on October 28th to talk about graduate school.  If you are interested in attending, please fill out the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/p28LWedIMMQbewjB3


3.  Danaher will be coming to campus and offering ME students Welcome Treats on the Etch/Soda Breezeway from 1pm-3pm on Friday, August 26th.  Please be sure to stop by.  You can learn more about them below.


Have a good weekend, folks!



Interested in making an impact by teaching STEM and design skills to youth? Become a Māk mentor today!


Māk is a social enterprise that trains high school students from under-resourced schools in 3D printing and design. We are partnering with Oakland Technical High School to teach their entire Advanced Arts class our curriculum.


Experience in Autodesk Fusion 360 and/or Solidworks is required, and previous mentorship/teaching experience is preferred.


You can find the mentorship application here. Applications are due August 31th at 11:59pm.


If you have any questions, please email info@maklabs.org.


Nodexus, a Berkeley-based startup, is looking to hire part-time and full-time hardware interns/associates for the Fall/Spring semesters + beyond.


Nodexus is an Angel-, Venture-, and SBIR-funded biotech startup that is developing next-generation instrumentation to provide clinical and industrial researchers with access to incredibly precious biological samples. Nodexus' patented platform technology allows for rapid and robust cell screening and isolation.


We are looking for an intern who is interested in microfluidics cartridge process development, fabrication, and product design while taking part in the exciting early stages of a startup. Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineers, and Chemical Engineers are encouraged to apply for the available opportunity. Experience with previous internships and labs, especially focused on hardware development (CNC, machine shop experience is a plus) and/or microfluidics experience is welcome but not required. Please contact info@nodexus.com with any questions and please attach resumes if interested.


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 may have paid tutor openings for new Physics, General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry tutors.


We may have paid openings for study group leaders for Chem 1A, 3A, 3B, 4A;  Biology 1A; MCB 102, Physics 8A, 8B, 7A.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but the main deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, 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:  http://slc.berkeley.edu/become-science-tutor

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



Work with middle schoolers who are behind in math to help them understand the concepts behind the numbers. You'll work with the same few students for the entire semester and will meet once a week with other mentors to compare strategies and support each other. The middle schoolers are all transitioning to Common Core math which relies on math models & flexible thinking instead of scripted problem-solving, and most will be the first in their families to attend college.If you are a creative thinker and ready to ask a lot of questions (versus give one answer) then....



Deadline: Thurs, Sept. 1 (priority deadline: Aug 30)

Time: 5-10 hrs/wk after school hours

Location: a Berkeley middle school or youth center

Pay: $12.53/hour through Work Study or volunteer


Other Public Service Center Opportunities

BUILD Reading Mentor jobs: apply at publicservice.berkeley.edu/build

CREATE - teach visual or performing arts at publicservice.berkeley.edu/create

Intern at a local nonprofit - Find open fall internships at publicservice.berkeley.edu


1) Administrative Assistant of the Berkeley Math Circle - Upper: 6-10 hours/week, to start immediately and continue throughout the academic year and preferably over the summer.


2) Program Assistant of the Berkeley Math Circle Beginners and Intermediate I groups: 3 hours/week, to start  on Sept 1 and continue throughout the academic year; possibly over the summer program.

  • Applications must be submitted directly to Professor Stankova at stankova@berkeley.edu
  • Detailed job descriptions follow below.

The Berkeley Math Circle (BMC) is a weekly program for over 500 San Francisco Bay Area elementary, middle and high school students. The weekly sessions are held on Tuesdays evenings at the UC Berkeley campus. The program started in 1998. The program is now jointly sponsored by the: 

  • UC Berkeley Mathematics Department
  • UC Berkeley Statistics Department
  • UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department
  • Mathematical Science and Research Institute (MSRI)
  • Simons Institute for Theory of Computing
  • Vanguard Charitable, and
  • Parents' Contribution

Emulating famous Eastern European models, the program aims at drawing kids to mathematics, preparing them for mathematical contests, introducing them to the wonders of beautiful mathematical theories, and encouraging them to undertake future careers linked with mathematics, whether as mathematicians, mathematics educators, economists, or business entrepreneurs.


To read more about the Berkeley Math Circle, please, visit mathcircle.berkeley.edu


Detailed Job Descriptions


1) Administrative Assistant of the Berkeley Math Circle

  • Qualifications:

1. Efficient with excel, word, and other basic sorting and writing programs

2. Efficient, courteous, and prompt with email and in-person communication

3. Hard-working, responsible, resourceful, willing to take the initiative, a problem-solver

4. Optional but desirable: 

  • basic webdesign/web-maintenance skills
  • math or related major at UCB
  • personal experience with math contest 
  • Job Description:

1. Maintain, update, modify the Berkeley Math Circle website: mathcircle.berkeley.edu

2. Keep email communications with instructors and circle families

3. Xerox weekly handouts, keep records of participants, help proctor math contests during the math circle, and other administrative duties

4. Assist in person during the Berkeley Math Circle sessions on Tuesdays 4:45-8:15pm

5. Time: 6-10 hours/week

6. Start: immediately and continue throughout the academic year and preferably over the summer.


To apply, email to Professor Zvezdelina Stankova at stankova@berkeley.edu:


1. Your CV

2. Optional but highly recommended: letter from a previous employer with contact information, and/or a letter from a previous professor/staff member with whom the student has taken a class/done a project. The letter can be a direct email from the employer/professor/staff member, or can be attached as a file in the email. 


2) Program Assistant of the Berkeley Math Circle Beginners and Intermediate I groups

  • Qualifications: 

1. Efficient and courteous in-person communication

2. Responsible, resourceful, willing to take the initiative, a problem-solver

3. Optional but desirable: 

  • Math or related major at UCB
  • previous experience with pre-college students
  • personal experience with math contest 

Job Description:

1. Serve in person as an administrative assistant during the sessions of the Beginners and Intermediate I groups on Tuesdays, 4:45-8:15pm during the academic year.

2. Assist instructors during the sessions when they require help organizing and working with groups of students.
3. Occasionally help proctor math contests at the circle.

4. Time: 3.5 hours/week

5. Start: September 1 and continue throughout the academic year. Possible extension during the summer program of the math circle. 

To apply, email to Professor Zvezdelina Stankova at stankova@berkeley.edu:

1. Your CV

2. Optional but highly recommended: letter from a previous employer with contact information, and/or a letter from a previous professor/staff member with whom the student has taken a class/done a project. The letter can be a direct email from the employer/professor/staff member, or can be attached as a file in the email.



Are you a new female engineering student at Berkeley? Do you want to meet some other awesome women in engineering? Join other new students at the Society of Women Engineers’ Incoming Student Social Friday, September 2nd, 3:30-5pm at Bechtel Terrace.  Enjoy an afternoon of icebreakers, ice cream, and an introduction to SWE! If you are interested please RSVP online.


Zawadi: Black & LGBTQ+ at Cal


Fall 2016 Gatherings: 


Save These Dates  

Location: 202 Chavez, Gender Equity Resource Center, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, September 6, 5:30 - 7pm
Tuesday, October 18. 5:30 - 7pm
Tuesday, November 15. 5:30 - 7pm

Join our Facebook group


​​Looking for Zawadi ambassadors (undergraduate and graduate students) to greet new LGBTQ+ students at this year's LGBTQ welcome (QTPie​)


Thursday Sept 1, 2016

5:30- 8:30pm

Multicultural Community Center, 220 MLK


Zawadi’ is Swahili for ‘gift.’ This name was chosen in recognition  that each of us is a precious gift to our families, our communities, and to the world

This group is a social, academic and political networking organization for LGBTQ+ and Same Gender Loving students, alumni, faculty, staff and post-docs of African Ancestry* at UC Berkeley. We are interested in increasing visibility and understanding of the Black LGBTQ+  experience at Cal (UCB) and beyond. 


*African Ancestry (African American, Multi Racial, Afro Caribbean, Black, bi racial,….you get the picture..the diaspora)


Application Deadline is September 25th at 11:59PM!


Founding a Startup is Hard. We Can Help.

The CITRIS Foundry is the University of California accelerator for founders building transformative technology companies. Our program provides:

  • $5,000-$10,000 in seed funding for startups
  • More than $50,000 in resources including office, meeting & lab space, cloud computing, legal services and education
  • Customized mentorship specific to your needs from our extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts
  • A strong community of fellow founders
  • Access to design and prototyping tools at the CITRIS Invention Lab as well as partner lab facilities at QB3 and the Marvell Nanolab  

If you're ready to jump in, CITRIS Foundry is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2016 cohort. Application Deadline is September 25th at 11:59PM! For more information and to apply, visit: CITRISFoundry.org


Want to learn more?
Sign up here for a live online info session to learn about the program, meet program staff and ask questions. Three 30 minute info sessions will be held on 09/09, 09/13, and 09/23.


You can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley on Thursday, September 15, 12-4pm, HMMB. The Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair is free and, in addition to representatives from many dozens of research and scholarship programs, there will be break out sessions on themes such as "getting started in undergraduate research", URAP, "students of color in research", "linking research with community based social justice work", and more.


The Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce its 40th Annual Symposium, Macromolecules and Innovation – From Discovery to Product.  This year the event will be hosted on October 26th and 27th


Registration, accommodation, and much more information for the symposium can be found at http://macro.engin.umich.edu/news-events/symposium/

Registration is now open and student poster submissions are being accepted.  Travel grants are once again available for undergraduate students.

October 26th will feature a half-day series of Innovation! sessions featuring sessions on public speaking, intellectual property, job searches, and a networking dinner with leaders from industry!  On October 27th there will be a full-day research symposium with invited research talks, poster sessions, and an evening banquet. 


Participants are able to register for both or just one of the days of the symposium. The poster session is open to all students and post-doctoral researchers and covers research in all areas of polymer science and engineering.  There is no registration fee for any faculty or students with university affiliation.  Two poster submissions will be elevated to invited talks, providing a fantastic opportunity to showcase your research to leaders in the field. 


Please let us know if you have questions about the event, we look forward to seeing you in October!


Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world through our shared purpose of “Helping Realizing Life’s Potential.” Our family of world class brands have unparalleled leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries. Our team of over 70,000 associates around the globe is united by a powerful business system which serves as our ultimate competitive advantage.  In 2015, we generated $20.6 billion in revenue, earned a spot on the Fortune 150 list and over the past 20 years, our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by nearly 2,800 percent – Danaher is where great people do extraordinary things! Our quiet quest to expand and build high-performing businesses across a variety of industries requires top-notch students that seek a challenging career path.


Our consistent success is the direct result of our people and the Danaher Business System (DBS). DBS has evolved from a collection of manufacturing improvement tools into a philosophy, set of values and series of management processes that collectively define who we are and how we do what we do. Today, our DBS tools are designed to help us excel in areas of GROWTH, LEADERSHIP and LEAN.


Danaher associates are pursuing a focused strategy aimed at building businesses that matter within five (5) strategic platforms: Water Quality, Dental, Life Sciences, Diagnostics, and Product Identification.


Representatives from Danaher will be on-campus today to welcome students back to school and to answer any questions they may have regarding Danaher, internship or full-time opportunities, or anything else that comes to mind!  We'll also be providing cupcakes so make sure to stop by to grab one and start your weekend off right!


Dear Future Data Scientist,


You have the perfect background to become a data scientist in just 12-weeks!

If you haven’t thought about a career in data science here’s something to consider: Glassdoor ranks Data Science in 1st place (as compared to 9th place in 2015), with the highest career opportunity score and a median salary of $116,840.

Our students are able to hit the ground running as data scientists immediately upon graduation because of the comprehensive and in-depth nature of our curriculum.


    Develop expertise in both R and Python (we are the only bootcamp that teaches both R and Python!)
    Train in Hadoop, Spark and other big data methodologies
    Develop a rich portfolio of five real world projects
    Enjoy one-on-one ongoing TA support
    Benefit from job placement support

You will have a huge edge on the competition after your bootcamp experience with us.

Learn more about our program HERE:  https://app.outreach.io/api/mailings/255509/click?org=8f2bdfdd-04ba-11e6...

We look forward to hearing from you and launching you on a successful career!