Undergraduate Announcement 2/3/17


1)  Engineering 120 has been added to the petitionable course list for Quantitative Science.


2)  Please do not forget to give us feedback on the ME Technical Elective requirement at https://goo.gl/forms/SLRqH08764GMFPLB2.


3) Faculty office hours can be found at http://www.me.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/faculty-office-hours.


4)  I don't know if this affects any of you but just in case:  CANCELLED: IIS Event: Elliott Abrams on Arab Spring & Arab Winter, February 6th


Have an super Super Bowl weekend!


Danaher Mechanical Engineering Presentation

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.


To learn more about our internship and full-time opportunities please come to our company presentation.  Details are below:


February 3rd, 2017

120B Bechtel Engineering Center

5:30 – 6:30 PM


To RSVP for our event, please create a profile here


We looking forward to meeting you!

Stanford Summer Employment



Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies is now hiring undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates to work at Stanford as Residential Counselors for our residential academic summer programs.  The Residential Counselor position is an ideal opportunity for those who enjoy working with enthusiastic, academically talented students and are interested in developing or furthering their teaching and leadership experience. 


In particular, your students might be interested in working with our Engineering course for 10th-11th graders.


Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offers three-week sessions for academically talented high school students from June 25 – August 5, 2017 (training begins June 19). Pay is $875/week plus room and board. Additional work opportunities are available through August 22, if desired.


To learn more and apply, candidates should visit our employment page.


Please be in touch if you have any questions, and thank you for your help with distributing this opportunity!


Kristen Mann, M.S.Ed.
Residential Coordinator
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Global Poverty & Practice Minor InfoSessions

Cal Students,


You are invited to attend a Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session!

The GPP Minor introduces students to the theoretical frameworks, methods, and practical skills necessary to engage with global poverty and inequality in imaginative and effective ways. 


The "Practice Experience" is a central component of the Minor in which students partner with domestic or international non-governmental or community organizations, government agencies, or other poverty or development programs, on various dimensions of poverty action – from community health and food security to economic justice and grass-roots political power.  The combination of the the coursework for the Minor and this real world experience allows students to connect theories and practices of poverty action. Funding is available to support students’ practice experiences.


The deadline to declare the Minor this semester is Wednesday, March 8th.  There are no prerequisites required to declare.


The Declaration Form and additional information about the Minor can be found at: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor.


Our Information Sessions will provide an overview of the Minor and demonstrate how students from all disciplines can benefit from it. The sessions listed below will be held in Blum Hall 100A/B (Ground Floor):

Wednesday, February 1st, 1pm - 2pm
Thursday, February 9th, 4pm - 5pm
Monday, February 13th, 12pm - 1pm
Thursday, February 23rd, 10am - 11am
Thursday, March 2nd, 12pm - 1pm


Contact GPP Minor Advisors at gppminor@berkeley.edu  with any questions or meet with an Advisor during the following drop-in hours in 100H Blum Hall:

Monday, Wednesday: 10:00am - 12:00pm; 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 12:00pm


Chetan Chowdhry
Director of Student Programs
Blum Center for Developing Economies
100E Blum Hall, MC 5570
Ph: 510-664-4423

Engineers Week 2017: February 13-17

Engineer's Week 2017 is right around the corner! Taking place from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, the week includes fun events such as an Escape the Room, Archery Tag, and of course the annual Engineering Carnival. Check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/eweekberkeley/) to keep up to date with the latest information including the location and times of other events happening in the days leading up to E-Week such as a boba bar, ice cream sandwich giveaway, and petting puppies. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot an email to eweek@esc.berkeley.edu. Get ready to fall in love with engineering!

Engineering Tutoring and Study Groups

Center for Access to Engineering Excellence

Make the most of your study time by working with tutors and study groups. The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence (CAEE) is open Monday - Thursday, 9am-9pm and Friday, 9am-5pm. Interested in working with a tutor? Check out the online schedule.

BERC Contest

Call for Submissions

This year’s BERC Energy Summit will kick off with the annual Innovation Expo on the evening of February 23. Enter the Poster Exposition and Contest today, deadline February 3 to present your research and win prizes from the $5000 prize pool.  Show off your work, research, thesis, or another project to attendees from throughout the energy industry. Entries are welcome from students across disciplines and departments. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this event! Registration for the BERC summit is free if your poster is accepted, and we’ll even print the poster for you at no cost! Questions? Reach out to ask!

Become an Orientation Leader with Golden Bear Orientation!

Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) is a new orientation program that will be replacing CalSO starting this year. From our previous model, we'll be switching to a week-long program that hosts all 8,500+ incoming students, so we need ALL the help we can get to ensure that we represent the whole student population for the next class. Don't miss out on the opportunity to become an orientation leader for GBO! For more details, you can visit us online or call (510) 642-7733.

REU in Texas

Summer research experience for undergraduate students in Multifunctional Materials. Texas A&M University’s National Science Foundation funded REU is now accepting applications. Join a dynamic research team to participate in simulations and experiments. Develop a laboratory and modeling skills. Design, test and optimize multifunctional materials. Quick Facts: 10-week summer program, $5,000 stipend, on-campus housing and travel support, industrial visit and more. Deadline to apply February 10.

Teaching Fellowship deadline extended!

Because of continued interest in the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships, this year's application deadline has been extended. The WW Teaching Fellowships will continue to accept applications in our partner states–Georgia and New Jersey–through February 26

This is an unparalleled opportunity for recent graduates or career changers to pursue a STEM teaching career while receiving exceptional benefits and support along the way. If your organization's members may know of former colleagues, friends, or family members who would be good candidates for this prestigious Fellowship, please forward this email to them and ask them to encourage those individuals to apply. 

The WW Teaching Fellowship provides top applicants with excellent opportunities. Fellows receive a generous stipend ($30,000); admission into a competitive master's degree program; extensive preparation for the classroom; ongoing mentoring; teacher certification; and more. In return, we ask Fellows to commit to teach for three years in a high-need school.


 For more information about the WW Teaching Fellowship, please visit http://woodrow.org/STEM.

Post-Graduation 2017 Job Opportunities Making Social Change

The Fund for the Public Interest partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring!  We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make real change after graduation.


Specifically, we're hiring Canvass Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall -- working on behalf of groups like HRC, Environment America, and US PIRG.


Change takes people power. The Fund’s job is to build that power for great groups working on important issues.

We all want to make a difference. But wanting change, or hoping for it, or even passionately arguing for it isn’t enough. That’s where you come in.

The president or the governor usually gets the headline when change does happen. But the real story takes place behind the scenes, with hundreds or thousands or even millions of people making their voices heard through petitions, emails, small donations, and meetings.

That’s people power, and that's what you deliver with the Fund. You build and lead a team that recruits supporters, raises money and mobilizes thousands of people to take action -- for the environment, for our democracy, and more.


We are looking for motivated students who want to lead the way in working for the change our country needs.


If you are interested in applying, visit our website at bit.ly/FundApplication to fill out an application, or contact me directly at 510-984-0519 or eandrewson@fundstaff.org .  We will also be at the Social Impact career fair on February 16th from 11-3 p.m.


Evan Andrewson
Citizen Outreach Director
Fund for the Public Interest

ASME Aerospace Design Challenge

ASME is thrilled to invite you to our 2017 Aerospace Design Challenge!

Come out to our Informational meeting on February 9th in Etcheverry 3110 from 6:30-8 PM! Bring your friends. All years and majors are welcome.

This is a 3 week long competition where you'll work in teams to design the ultimate modification in an air vehicle to fulfill the problem designated in the prompt. You'll have a chance to pitch your design to industry professionals and compete for multiple prizes at the presentation day on Saturday, March 4th. 

For the first place prize Boeing is offering admission to their Boeing Day! The winning team will have the opportunity to get an exclusive tour of Boeing's facilities in Everett, WA. This is an amazing opportunity for students interested in the aerospace industry. Other cool tech prizes including the new Amazon Echo Dot and other prizes will be offered for second and third place winners.

Visit this link below for our Facebook event page.

Look forward to seeing you there!
Opportunities in China for Berkeley students



Gotoco is a small social enterprise committed to promoting cultural exchange between China and the English-speaking world. Social enterprises are businesses committed to helping improve local, national and global communities and reinvest any profits into their social mission. Our aim is to introduce more Western university students to China and its diverse culture. We seek to improve tomorrow’s international relations by allowing the next generation of leaders to engage with one of the most economically, politically and culturally important countries of the 21st century. Our programs are unique because we do not charge anyone to take part. Many programs similar to us impose significant fees on students--we do not do this to ensure as many people as possible can go and explore this fascinating country.


In summer 2016 we helped over 200 students from universities across the UK and USA, including Berkeley, visit China and teach English to Chinese children in summer camps spread around the country. We now want to expand this opportunity to more students at Berkeley. Through our programs, students can spend a month or two teaching in picturesque and exciting parts of China, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Yangshuo. While inspiring the next generation of Chinese children to learn English, the students would also take part in Mandarin lessons, cultural trips and travelling. We make it our policy not to charge students to go to China so that as many people as possible have the opportunity to take part. Students only need to pay for their flights and visas, then they get accommodation and food provided free of charge at their schools. We also guarantee every volunteer a week’s accommodation in Yangshuo, Guangxi--one of the most beautiful and exciting parts of the country--at the end of their summer camp.


I have recently graduated from the University of Oxford and I am running Gotoco with one of my classmates, while also working for China Policy, a political research advisory in Beijing. We’re eager to help as many students as possible learn about the great opportunities available in China, allowing them to enhance their professional and personal development. 


Let me know if you’d like any more information.


Thank you in advance for your help.


Kind regards,

Richard Lloyd

Gotoco Director – Head of US Recruitment


My name is Madeline Arnett and I'm helping out with a software start-up company called Ripple. It was founded at Yale last year, and it helps employers find, target, and hire students for full time jobs and internships. We work with companies across a diverse range of industries and have an especially strong focus on the start-up and nonprofit sectors. 


We already have the largest database of Ivy League student resumes in existence, and are beginning to establish a presence at MIT, Stanford, Duke, and Berkeley this spring.


If you are looking for opportunities outside the world of Berkeley info sessions and career fairs, or want to diversify your career options with elite companies and high impact nonprofits that don’t currently recruit at Cal, this is a great thing to sign up for. Carefully selected employers will have access to your information (which is kept confidential), and will reach out to you via your .edu email if they think you would be a good fit.


It’s super easy and fast to make a profile and SUPER FREE to upload your resume. Click this link to register and upload your resume:http://www.ripplerecruiting.com/index?r=10289


It’s your world I’m just living in it!

Design Night: Intermediate CAD in Fusion 360
Wednesday, February 15, 6-8pm | Jeff Lee, Applications Engineer, Autodesk
In this workshop, you will explore intermediate workflows in Fusion 360, which include Assembly and Simulation. Jeff will discuss fundamentals for learning to assemble parts (such as components, joints, and joint limits) as well as discuss various simulation types and simulation workflow.
As a prerequisite, students should understand basic part modeling (how to edit sketches, apply dimensions, edit features, etc.), as this will not be covered in the workshop. By the end of the workshop, you should be able to understand:
  • General concepts of components, joints, joint limits, simulation types, material selection, constraints, loads, contacts, and simulation results
  • Fundamentals of Assembly
  • When to conduct Simulation
Design Nights are one-off workshops aimed at providing students accessible entry points to design and making. They are free, open to all UC Berkeley students, and do not require a Maker Pass for participation.
D-Rev Internship

D-Rev is an international nonprofit company that designs and delivers medical technologies to close the quality healthcare gap for under-served populations. We are a portfolio design company that prioritizes the user in the development of products and has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative organizations and the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer. Join our team for the summer to help prototype new medical technology! Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@d-rev.org by February 28. Find the full job posting here.

Two great talks at Jacobs next week!
On Tuesday, 2/7, Per Selvaag will give a Design Field Notes talk in 220 Jacobs, 4pm-5pm. Per is a principal at Montaag, a design studio with offices in Norway and Berkeley. His previous experience includes design roles at Peugeot, BMW, and Ford Motor Company, and his work has been featured in publications such as the Sunday Times, the New York Times, Wired, GQ, Vogue, and Wallpaper. Talk info is here.
On Friday, 2/10, SFMade CEO Kate Sofis will give a Jacobs Design Conversations talk in 310 Jacobs, 12pm-1pm. Kate's experience integrates a rich background in entrepreneurship and innovation, manufacturing, and urban economic development. At SFMade, she leads an organization viewed as a national model for creating a more equitable and diverse local economy by growing local manufacturing. SFMade's innovative programs — which help manufacturers access expertise, capital, and real estate and help lower-income residents and youth find full-time employment and paid internships — currently support more than 500 San Francisco-based manufacturers, employing more than 4000 people. At Jacobs Hall, she'll discuss "Design for Local Manufacturability: Designing Products — and Business Models — that Can Start, Grow, and Thrive Locally." Learn more + register now for free lunch at the talk.
Boeing Day Application

Interested in the aerospace industry? Want to take a VIP tour of Boeing's Everett factory, where some of the world's largest and most modern aircraft are designed and built? If so, apply to take part in this year’s “Boeing Day”, hosted at Boeing's design center in Everett, Washington on March 27th (during Spring Break). The day will consist of tours not available to the general public, networking opportunities with Boeing's senior executives, and guest speakers (including Cal alums!) from across the enterprise. You’ll get the chance to see what it’s like to be an engineer at Boeing first-hand and learn about the different opportunities available in the Seattle area, Southern California, and across the US. Best of all, your airfare and lodging expenses will be covered! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! APPLY BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd AT 5PM. If you have any questions, email us at asena.yildiz@berkeley.edu or purvag@berkeley.edu.



EnableTech Makeathon in Jacobs Hall



EnableTech, with the support of the Jacobs Institute, will be hosting the first of 11 TOM Makeathons being held on university campuses this year in North America. Join us for 72 hours of making for social impact. Tikkun Olam Makers, better known as TOM, is a global community of makers helping people with disabilities (aka - 'Need Knowers') develop custom, open-source technological solutions for personal challenges. Need Knowers from the campus community present a task they find difficult/impossible and a technical team of students and mentors will join them in creating an assistive technology to address this challenge. By creating one solution here, through TOM’s global network it can be shared to reach those with similar needs around the world.   


Join us March 17-19th for this exciting and impactful TOM Makeathon. The experience of working together to directly address immediate challenges has such apparent impact it is hard not to be enthusiastic.   




Maker Application:



Need Knower/Challenge application: http://mms.tomglobal.org/challenges/5884d48aea7b952d041fec67/create


Website and Facebook event for more details




Or email us at enabletechberkeley@gmail.com

Student Learning Center Writing Program



We’re excited to announce that SLC Writing Program services are back in full effect! Our friendly, dedicated writing tutors are eager to partner with writers throughout their academic journey this semester. Whether writers are drafting a lab report, outlining their first research paper, or polishing a senior thesis, we look forward to supporting their work!

Leslie Lipson Essay Contest for Students

UC Berkeley's Leslie Lipson Essay Contest is currently open for submissions. Please share this wonderful opportunity and the attached informational poster with your students. All freshmen and sophomores with a 3.5 GPA or above are eligible. There are five cash prizes and deadline for submissions is 2/17/17 -- contest info is also online.