iMEGRAD Vol. II No. 50 (2/21/2017)

News for Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students.
Inside this Issue:

ME Housekeeping:
Submit Your SP 17 Confirmation of Class Schedule
Submit 2016-1017 Doctoral Candidacy Review by April 24, 2017
Info Session - Training - Workshop

​​​​​Creating and Using Grading Rubrics​

Thriving in Science: Townhall Meeting & Welcome Back Social

Graduate Women of Engineerig Seminar: Straight Talk About Language and the Culture of STEM

Network with the Biotech Industry

Radical Technologies: the Design of Everyday Life

Grant-Writing Workshop:How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal

Reimagine IT with Berkeley Engineering 


Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

 $30,000 Hydropower Research Awards Due Soon! 2017 Research Awards Program 

Intern/Volunteering-Career Fair -Job Opportunity

Be A Scientist: Inspire 7th graders to discover their inner scientist!


Submit Your SP 17 Confirmation of Class Schedule

If you haven't submitted your Confirmation of Class Schedule for SP 17, please do by March 3, 2017. Find below the form according to your degree goal:

  1. 5th Year BS
  2. M.Eng
  3. Standard MS
  4. M.S./Ph.D.


Submit 2016-1017 Doctoral Candidacy Review by April 24, 2017

Ph.D. candidates who passed their Qualifying Examination and advanced to candidacy must submit the online Doctoral Candidacy Review to the Graduate Division once every academic year. Here is the procedure:

  1. Log in GLOW (
  2. Complete your section by April 24th
  3. Send a request to your Research Advisor to have him/her review your input, complete the faculty section and file it electronically.

WORKSHOPS ON TEACHING - GSI Teaching & Resource Center

​​​​​Creating and Using Grading Rubrics​

Wednesday, February ​​22, 2017​

10:00 am – 11:30 ​a​m
309 Sproul Hall

In this workshop participants will learn how to create and use grading rubrics as a means to grade efficiently, give students targeted feedback on their learning, and align grading with learning outcomes articulated in assignments.

Please pre-register at

This event is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call our office in advance.


Thriving in Science: Townhall Meeting & Welcome Back Social

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

5:30 - 6:30 PM

105 Stanley Hall

The meeting will be followed by pizza at 6:30 PM in the 1st Floor Atrium of Stanley Hall, along a beer and wine social for those who (RSVP).


Graduate Women of Engineerig Seminar

Straight Talk About Language and the Culture of STEM

by Suzann Werthiem (Worthwhile Research and Consulting)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

4:00 - 5:30 PM

421 Stanley Hall


Network with the Biotech Industry

Thursday, Feb. 23

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Stanley Hall Atrium

Just come meet the Bay Area biotech companies. Bring your questions, bring your resume!


A few attending companies:

Abbott, Angilytics, BD Biosciences, BioVentrix, Bolt Threads, Diassess, Magnetic Insight, Ongo, Proteus Digital Health, Senti Bio, Varian Medical Systems.

Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society


Radical Technologies: the Design of Everyday Life

Commons Conversations: Technology and Public Life in Changing Times, by Adam Greenfield

February 24 

12:30 — 2:00 PM 

BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library, UC Berkeley

Register here!
Co-sponsored: Berkeley Center of New Media with the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, and TerraSwarm at UC Berkeley


Grant-Writing Workshop:How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal
Friday, February 24, 2017,

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

309 Sproul Hall
This introductory workshop covers the basic principles of writing an academic grant proposal. Open to UC Berkeley graduate students and postdocs in all disciplines. 
Preregistration is required. To preregister for this workshop, please go to
Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


Reimagine IT with Berkeley Engineering 
Wednesday, March 1, 

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Moore Lobby in the Hearst Memorial Mining Building

RSVP by Friday, Feb. 24


Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

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

Apply here!


 $30,000 Hydropower Research Awards Due Soon! 2017 Research Awards Program 

The Hydro Research Foundation is leading the Research Awards Program designed to stimulate new student research and academic interest in conventional or pumped storage hydropower. The awards are made possible by a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. 

In 2017, the Foundation anticipates making one-year awards to between 6-10 students. Students are selected based on research vision, innovation, academic performance, potential for leadership and overall strength of their research proposal. Each award typically includes the following: 

  1. A living stipend of up to $18,000.
  2. A tuition, fees and university-provided health insurance allowance of up to $10,000.
  3. Travel costs to attend the Annual Hydro Research Roundtable each year the student is in the program.
  4. The student's academic advisor for the research will be awarded $2,000 annually into a University discretionary account, for aiding in, and supervising the research. The advisor may also have the opportunity to attend HydroVision International.
  5. Each student may have the opportunity to participate in an internship with an industry partner. These internships may result in employment for the researcher.
  6. Each student will have an industry mentor and a Foundation mentor.
  7. The foundation will assist the student in finding employment in the hydropower community.

For information, eligibility, topics of interest and application materials, the Foundation invites you to visit the website.   

Click here for information on the 2017 Research Awards Program. 


Applications are due March 15, 2017, for appointments beginning June 2017 for one-year funding.  Questions regarding the funding announcement can be directed to  



More academic and non-academic job opportunities can be found at:


Be A Scientist: Inspire 7th graders to discover their inner scientist!

We invite UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and motivated 3rd/4th year undergrads to take part in Be A Scientist, an exciting science outreach program in Berkeley middle schools! The upcoming semester is as follows:

Session 4 - Longfellow Middle School, February 28th - April 18th, with 48 minute sessions and two gap weeks (March 28/April 4). On Tuesdays. Deadline to signup is Wednesday 2/22!

As a volunteer scientist mentor, you will guide 7th graders through the process of designing and conducting their own scientific investigations in class over a 6-week period. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to serve as a STEM role model while developing your communication skills and gaining hands-on experience in important scienceoutreach.


  1. Mentors must commit to one mandatory 2-hr Training Session: On-campus trainings are offered in the two-weeks before the start of each session.
  2. Training date for Session 4 at Longfellow Middle School are as follows: Wednesday 2/22 12pm - 2pm at 5053 Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB)
  3. Commit to attend one school lab period each week for the 6-week program (schedule program dates here and attached flyer).
  4. Guide 4-7 student mentees through the process of developing a testable question, designing an appropriate experiment, and gathering and analyzing data. Each student in your group will have the opportunity to choose an independent scientific question based on their own interests.

Please carefully read over the details provided in here and on our website. Sign up as a mentor to make an impact on future scientists, engineers, and critical thinkers!

To learn more, visit: Questions? Contact Darlene at!


Applied Innovation Review - 2017

UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is now accepting submissions for the Applied Innovation Review (AIR) 2017 -- an online and in-print publication on special topics in Technology Business Innovation, New Venture Models and Education in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The review seeks to identify current and upcoming trends that can significantly affect the global economy. The most recent publication saw articles from Ikhlaq Sidhu, Founding Director of SCET; researchers from UC Berkeley and Lund University; industry experts from Applied Materials, Google, and VMware; and other leading professionals and academics.

Faculty members, visiting scholars and the student community are invited to submit current research that focuses on best practices and disruptive trends that can have a deeper impact in the global economy. The publication is especially useful for those who aim their work to be useful for industry, policy makers and educators interested in participating in entrepreneurship and innovation.

It is important to note that AIR papers and opinions may preview work still in formation and that may be accepted by more formal journals at a later time. For reference to the Applied Innovation Review 2016, please visit:

The author’s work should be submitted both as a PDF and Word document to, labeled ‘SCET-AIR [submission name]’

Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, March 1st, at 11:59 PM PST.