Undergraduate Announcement 11/10/16



1) Reminder:  My colleague, Emily Higgins (emilyhiggins@berkeley.edu) is looking for pictures for our departmental campaign!!!  Pictures of you in Cal gear. Pictures of you holding hearts. Pictures of your hearts around campus. Pictures of you around campus. Pictures of your pet in Cal gear. Pictures of your baby in Cal gear. The list could go on and on!  Please email her these pictures anytime starting now, up through the 17th.


Have a restful and peaceful three-day weekend, all. 




ASME Banquet
Join the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Berkeley for our Annual Engineering Banquet! Not only will you get great vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, you will also learn about interesting developments in the industry from guest speakers TBA and connect with your favorite professors and faculty! All are welcome and the dress code is business casual. Hope to see you there!
Time:     6 PM, November 29th
Venue:   Toll Room, Alumni House
Tickets: $5 only pre-event   ($8 at the door)
Venmo @zach-remland or pay in cash by emailing us asme.cal@gmail.com
Please fill out the attached google form to sign up!
**Note that only filling out this form does not guarantee admission to the banquet - you must buy the tickets as well. A limit of 75 tickets will be available, so get yours before they're sold out!**
ME Professor Needs Help During Winter Break

If you're around during Winter Break, the following opportunity might be of interest to you:


Subject: 3D graphics animation
Work to be done: Add capability to an existing, simple 3D graphics system
Skill needed: Java programming
Respond to: Prof. D. Auslander with resume, dma@me.berkeley.edu
Thanksgiving Dinner for Students

Rec Sports and our partner the Hotel Durant & Henry's will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for students who are unable to travel home for the Holiday. Our partners and staff will be invited to volunteer their support of the event as wait staff, greeters, food servers and table mentors. We would like to identify 300 students who would be able to attend the event as well as staff who may want to volunteer. Outlined below are the event details. Please have the identified students register online for one of the dinner times. Tuesday, November 22, 4:30-9pm. Dinner times: 4:30-6pm; 6-7:30pm; 7:30-9pm. 83 students per dinnertime for a total of 250 students. We would like 10 volunteers per mealtime and event set-up/take down.

Abbott Infosession
  • At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allows us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals. Abbott representatives will be hosting a Info Session for various internship and full-time opportunities at UC Berkeley on Wednesday, November 14, 6:30-8:30pm, 290 HMMB. Sliver and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP online.
DHS Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. Visit their website for more information on requirements, due dates and incentives.

Momentum Speaker Series: The Intern Perspective

Join Engineering Student Services for the Momentum Speaker Series: The Intern Perspective, Wednesday, November 16, 5:30 p.m., Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center. We are bringing together some of your most impressive peers to share their perspectives on a range of topics including: How to land a top internship, how to succeed once in a competitive internship, and key takeaways they learned through the process. The Momentum Speaker Series is a TED-like, student-led speaker series designed to help Berkeley Engineering students gain momentum in their career searches and professional lives through advice from their peers. Please RSVP.

Big Ideas Challenge Due Nov. 16th!

The Big Ideas contest provides support — both with funding and mentorship — for groups of students across disciplines with innovative Big Ideas to solve substantial real-world issues. Pre-proposals are due Wednesday, November 16 at 12:00 PM. We've got less than two weeks until the pre-proposal deadline, so sign up for Career Center advising hours ASAP.

Apply to the Rodenbury Prize!

Do you have an idea that puts humanity first and is scalable/replicable? Apply to the Rodenbury Prize and submit a solution that delivers on the promise of innovation, captures the spirit of discovery and embraces the power of diversity to benefit all humanity. Learn more and apply here by November 16.

USAID HESN Summer Internship Program

The US Global Development Lab’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) is offering summer internships with USAID offices across the Agency. Internships will run for 10 weeks from June to August 2017, and provide emerging development professionals with relevant policy experience. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens and is part of USAID's eight University Development Labs. Applications instructions can be found here; apply here by November 6.

Manta Solar Corp Seeking Engineering Intern

Manta Solar is a Richmond based solar technologies company focused on durability of and cost reductions to active tracking systems for thermal and photovoltaic solar arrays. We have designed, prototyped and tested reference systems including structural components, gearing, electronic controls, networking and telemetry. In the coming months we will be folding these systems into two slightly larger production models optimized for projects we have secured abroad. We are currently seeking a mechanical engineer to support our (UC trained / PhD) mechanical engineer. Applicants must have proficiency with structural modeling in Solidworks and be familiar with designing parts optimized for manufacturing methods such as plastic injection molding, wire EDM and CNC. Projected workload is 5-10 hours per week beginning in January. 

Please send resume and letter of interest to info@mantasolar.com

Upcoming Talks at the Jacobs Institute - Tesla & TechShop
We have two great talks coming up at the Jacobs Institute next week:
On Thursday, 11/17, Tesla co-founder Marc Tarpenning will give a Jacobs Design Conversations talk in 310 Jacobs Hall, 12pm-1pm. In addition to Tesla, Tarpenning, a Cal grad, co-founded NuvoMedia and has played advisory roles in a range of organizations spanning energy, education, and more. His talk is entitled, "Don't Be Afraid to Do Something Big — And Why Electric Cars Are in Your Future." Register here for the talk + lunch on us!
On Friday, 11/18, TechShop co-founder and former CEO Mark Hatch will speak as part of Design Field Notes, our pop-up series of informal talks. Hatch is a leader in the maker movement and has spoken at the White House and at events such as SXSW, Techonomy, TEDx, Singularity University, and the Clinton Global Initiative. His talk will take place 11am-12pm in 220 Jacobs Hall. Learn more here.
We hope to see you there!
2017 AFRL Scholars Application

For those of you that aren't familiar with our Scholars program, it is our version of a summer internship.  It's an excellent opportunity for students (high school, undergraduate, and graduate) to work on problems of National interest with researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory.  There are many research projects to choose from ranging from high density electronics cooling to deployable structures to directed energy to MEMS to space weather. All of the topics can be found at our program web site (http://afrlscholars.usra.edu/)


This great program provides the opportunity for students to complete hands-on research using state of the art facilities in a government lab environment.  It's a perfect chance for students to experience what a career at our Defense labs is like.

The application deadline is 17 January 2017.