1. Student Groups: If you are interested in tabling for MechE on Cal Day (Sat. 4/22 in the Etch/Soda Breezeway), please complete the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/Fp8JNGukh1lrkyvb2.
2. Student Projects: If you're interested in showing off a student group project from this semester or past semesters on Cal Day, please let me know.
Have good day!
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has an immediate opening for an undergraduate research assistant position in the area of mechanical engineering, nanotechnology, and multifunctional materials.
Are you considering a career in consulting? Interested in learning more about the day-to-day work of consultants? Looking to gain professional experience before your summer internship?
Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) will be hosting a 24-hour case competition for undergraduate students March 15th - March 17th together with Tau Beta Pi and the Undergraduate Economic Association. This competition will challenge teams to use creativity, analytics, and presentation skills to craft a position on a real world business problem.
· What: An interactive, 24-Hour Case Competition consisting of analysis, client interaction, and presentations
· Who: Teams of 3-5 undergraduate students with at least a year left at Berkeley (any major, no experience required). Individuals are welcome to register and we will do our best to place you with a team.
· When: Wednesday, March 15th – Friday, March 17th
· Prizes: 1st place: $200 per team member; 2nd place: $100 per team member
· Additional Details & Registration: See website http://joinapt.com/berkeley-case. Registration open Friday, February 24 through Sunday, March 12
Hope to see you at the 24-Hour Case Competition!
The APT Case Competition Team
BERC China Focus is collaborating with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)- China Energy Group to host a BERCshop on “Low Carbon Development in Chinese Cities: Tools and Experience”, on Thursday, March 9th, 6-8pm, in the Stephens Lounge, Martin Luther King Student Union (3rd Floor). Please see the event description below and in the attached flyer. This event is FREE and dinner will be provided, please RSVP Here. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about tools in low carbon development and to network with scholars and professionals!
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com. Thank you!
With the rapid pace of urbanization and climate change in China, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and collaborators are developing tools for Chinese cities to characterize and manage urban energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In this BERCshop, a panel of U.S. and Chinese researchers discusses the function and application of these tools for low-carbon urban development, with examples from Jinan, Guangzhou, and other Chinese cities. The Green Resources & Energy Analysis Tool (GREAT) is an integrated bottom-up, energy end-use modeling and accounting tool being used to conduct city GHG inventories, develop energy and emission baselines and future scenarios (including peaking pathways), evaluate the impact of different policies, set targets and develop action plans, and allocate targets. The Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low Carbon Cities (BEST Cities) has inventory and benchmarking components, and it evaluates the appropriateness of more than 70 different policy strategies to help local government officials develop a low carbon city action plan that can be implemented in phases, over a multi-year timeframe. The Eco and Low-carbon Indicator Tool for Evaluating Cities (ELITE Cities) is used to evaluate a city’s progress toward high performance benchmarks and rank it in comparison with other cities in China.
On Wednesday, March 8, the College will welcome to campus the next speaker in our View from the Top series - Martin Anstice, President and CEO, Lam Reseach. He will speak on “Innovation-Driven Leadership: Sustaining a High-Performance Organization.” I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to join a conversation with this global industry leader.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Refreshments will be provided following the program
This View from the Top lecture is co-sponsored by the Colleges of Engineering and Chemistry and the student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
S. Shankar Sastry
Dean and Carlson Professor
Mechanical Engineer Intern for Developing New Type of Renewable Electricity Generation Process.
Nautical Torque Technology, an early stage startup, seeks an intern to help develop a process for generating baseload renewable electricity. Inspired by the potential energy that is generated when ships rise and fall with the tide, nautical torque seeks to disrupt the energy market by becoming the first baseload renewable that can directly compete and eventually replace nuclear and fossil fuels. A major obstacle we face is figuring out the proper engineering formula to describe the process and predict energy output from scaled up versions, which is what the intern will be working on.
INTERNSHIP: This is an unpaid internship but with an opportunity to earn future equity in the company and/or future employment. Intern can work independently on tasks and, ideally, will become part of the technical team as we move forward with prototypes, pilot projects and commercialization. Intern will determine appropriate formulas and calculations that can accurately characterize the technology and its potential output and overall impact on the energy market.
Primary tasks include:
Provide engineering analysis to determine appropriate formulas and calculations that can accurately characterize the nautical torque process and determine power generation potential
Identify specific technical challenges to overcome,
Assist with development of digital and physical prototypes
Research conversion systems from DC to AC, electricity scrubbing technologies, and various gearing systems such as magnetic generators that would be most appropriate to use in future prototypes. .
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Electrical and/or mechanical engineering experience, either formal or informal. Earnest desire to change the world. Ability to think outside the box. Research skills and ability to work independently as well as be part of a team.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Able to see the big picture, experience building stuff, positive and creative, excited about the future. Interest in being part of a startup. Skilled at translating highly technical information into compelling arguments for viability.
Interaction Designer at Ford Research and Innovation Center (Palo Alto, CA)
We are looking for an Interaction Designer who is a current student and projected to graduate in 2018 (both undergraduates and graduates welcome).
This student will join us in designing future interactions and experiences for our global customers. As the Interaction Designer, you will apply your passion and expertise to understand our customers, envision future experiences as part of multi-disciplinary team, and design new interactions in and around vehicles. Palo Alto Team Focus: Autonomous Vehicles, Transportation as a Service, Future of Mobility.
Expected Major Contributions:
• Participate in visioning and concepting exercises
• Sketch and demonstrate interaction models
• Design interaction systems and solutions in and around the vehicle (includes digital and physical, connectivity, intelligent systems, and mobility.)
• Develop scenarios, interaction models, user flows and wireframes.
• Develop interaction models, concepts and designs.
Expected Benefits to Intern:
• Be part of a UX team that works to understand our changing world, identify new opportunities, and take action to design and innovate for the future of mobility
• Exposure to dynamic work environment and projects that will inform future products and services.
This is a paid internship, starting in June for 12 weeks. Applicants' expected graduation year should be 2018.
Steps for students to apply (meeting conditions above mentioned):
- Send student information to firstname.lastname@example.org (name, school, grad expected date, and GPA, portfolio)
- Go to: http://corporate.ford.com/careers.html
- Select: Student and Search Opportunities.
- Filter by State: CA
- Apply to: 2017 PD – Engineering, Strategy, & Research Summer Intern- Palo Alto
For more information, contact Juan Pasquier, Interaction Designer, Ford (email@example.com).
College of Environmental Design Career Fair on March 9th (UC Berkeley)
The fair is open only to currently enrolled Cal students or alumni who are registered for the Career Center's Alumni Advantage program.
1. Update your Handshake profile to the latest information to be sure you are recruiting-ready!
2. Don't miss your favorite employer - Review this year's Career Fair Directory. Directory information is updated up to the day of the fair, so be sure to check back frequently!
3. Use the Career Center's convenient resources to update and polish your resume.
4. Watch Career Center Quick Clips on Career Fair Do's and Don'ts
5. Business casual attire is recommended
Engineering Study Abroad
UCEAP offers 40 programs in over 20 countries worldwide for engineering majors! UCEAP partners with top universities around the world and several of these institutions are consistently ranked among the world’s best universities for engineering and science.
Lund University, Sweden Small class sizes taught in English and direct contact with instructors create an intimate academic environment at the Faculty of Engineering in Lund. Courses in most UC engineering fields cover both theory and practical application to industry scenarios, and offer you a chance to participate in valuable research projects.
Carlos III University of Madrid, Study in Spanish or English Many of the engineering degrees offered at this young and dynamic university are bilingual or taught completely in English, and upper-division courses have prerequisites similar to those at UC, making your transition to a Spanish university system very straightforward. Carlos III makes it easy to plan your tentative course of study well in advance by providing many syllabi online.
University of Canterbury, New ZealandTake courses in the departments of Chemical & Process Engineering, Civil & Natural Resources Engineering, Computer Science & Software Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering while you enjoy the friendly and beautiful environment in New Zealand. Internships and research opportunities may be available to enterprising students.
Engineering Featured Programs for a list excellent programs for engineering majors. Research and internship opportunities are listed in yellow.
Science Summer School, Univ. of Glasgow(for fulfilling lower-division prerequisites)
10 Amazing Mechanical Engineering Programs Abroad
As international demand for mechanical engineers grows, more majors are studying abroad to prepare to industry careers. The good news is there are plenty of amazing options to choose from. Here are some of the best ones! Each of these programs contains research, lab, or internship opportunities. These are also excellent choices for civil and other engineering majors.
Did you know?
Most UCEAP programs offer year-long options. It can be easier to get credit for your courses by taking one or more course sequences over the span of a year. You also have the benefit of gaining a deeper understanding of the culture, meaningful life-long connections, and more time for travel!
You'll work in teams of up to 4 students 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 a panel of judges on Saturday, March 11th.
Check out the tinyurl below to see the prompt and sign up your team!
We are excited to announce the opening of the Disc* (DesIGN & INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES) 2017 SUMMER admissions cycle
Disc* is an immersive five week summer program for current college students from all academic backgrounds who are keen to explore an interdisciplinary and multi-scalar approach to design and analysis in the urban environment.
Disc* participants get hands-on engagement with the discourse of urban innovation, acquiring the tools and expertise necessary to craft design-based solutions that meet the increasingly urgent challenges of global urbanization.
Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur, discovering the startup culture, or talking to local startups? Come out to Society of Women Engineers’ annual Startup Expo!
What: A expo for you to learn more about the startup world! We’ll have a keynote speaker, three breakout sessions for you to hear stories of failure and success in entrepreneurship, and a career fair to talk face-to-face with company representatives.
When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 9AM-3PM
Where: Garabini Lounge
So polish up that resume, and you can network with cool startups during Startup Expo! Startups include Nova, Citus Data, Apartment List, Clutter, and more! Check out the Facebook event for more information about the speakers.
Don't miss this great opportunity to hear about launching a startup in Silicon Valley and to network with other entrepreneurs at the career fair.
Founding a Startup is Hard. We Can Help.
The CITRIS Foundry is the University of California accelerator for undergraduate, graduate or faculty startup founders building transformative technology companies. Our program provides:
$5,000-$10,000 in seed funding for startups including office, meeting & lab space, cloud computing, legal services and education.
Customized mentorship specific to your needs from our extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts, and fellow founders.
If you're ready to jump in, CITRIS Foundry is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2016 cohort. Application Deadline is March 26th at 11:59PM! For more information and to apply, visit: CITRISFoundry.org
What is the Farm Bill? It is a $490 billion piece of federal legislation that requires renewal about every five years. The funds support the US Department of Agriculture and all its diverse functions: nutrition support for low-income communities, support for farmers and rural communities, environmental conservation, and food and agriculture research. In other words, the 2018 Farm Bill will influence our foodscape for the next 5 years and beyond!
Berkeley Food Institute is co-sponsoring (with American University) a symposium in Washington, DC on March 28, 2017, titled "Farm Bill 2018: Policy, Politics & Potential." The event will bring together scholars, policymakers, to help demystify the 2018 Farm Bill, diving deep into what is and isn’t included and why. Together, we will explore how community-partnered research can help inform, reform, and transform the Farm Bill.
In an effort to include Berkeley students and faculty, Berkeley Food Institute is offering limited funds to support Berkeley student travel (up to $750) and faculty travel (up to $500) to join us at this event. We can assist with ideas on affordable lodging and transportation but unfortunately cannot offer funds in excess of these amounts.
If you're interested in joining us at this event, please email a combined document (PDFs preferable) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
-Your name and role (undergrad, PhD student, faculty, etc.) at UC Berkeley;
-Why you'd like to attend this symposium, and what you hope to get out of it (no more than 300 words), OR a creative format to express your answer to this question (up to you to define!)
Applications for funding will be considered on a rolling basis, and will be closed once budget limit is reached. We encourage you to submit ASAP.
The symposium will take place during the week of Spring Break. We look forward to seeing you in DC on March 28th! More information on the event here.
Outreach Manager at Skylar (Berkeley, CA)
Develop skills, get paid, improve lives
Skylar is a health management suite for the elderly and people living with disabilities. Combining hardware and software, it allows users and their caretakers to better manage emergency situations, treatment for long-term chronic conditions and progress towards health-related goals.
Skylar is seeking an outreach manager to help get it out of the garage and into the world. Managing the outreach, you would plan and write newsletters for our mailing list every two weeks, plan and coordinate surveys, respond to questions from the public, and schedule and facilitate interviews.
To apply, fill out the application at the links below by 3/8! Work will begin a week later and last till the end of May.
· Preferences: Prior experience writing for a blog/journal/newspaper; experience with Microsoft Publisher or similar software; excellent writing and communication skills; social tact; interest in and some intuition for technology
· Compensation: $1800
The International Peer Mentorship Program pairs current Berkeley students with incoming students for the Fall 2017 semester. Each peer mentor will be assigned a small group of new students to help them adjust to Berkeley. Some activities you can share with your mentees include hosting small socials events, attending a program already happening on campus, going out to eat or to have coffee/tea and embarking on short adventures in Berkeley. Applications due Friday, March 10, 11:59pm. To apply for the Peer Mentorship Program, the applicant should be available for all Peer Mentor commitments and have a strong desire to assist first year or transfer international students with their personal and academic adjustment to Berkeley. For more information, you can read the full program description online.
The Society of Women Engineers is looking for female engineering majors to host high school seniors through the Overnight Host Program (OHP). OHP is a two-day event (April 21-22) that introduces newly-admitted female engineering students to life in Berkeley engineering - sign up to volunteer and/or host a student! For more information, please visit their website.
GM + HKN present: Future of Mobility. Presenter Mike Ableson, GM Vice President, Global Strategy, UC Berkeley College of Engineering Advisory Board. Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-7:30pm, Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall. Dress is casual, CheeseBoard provided. Please RSVP online.
Primus Power is an East Bay startup specializing in flow batteries, a new technology shaping the future of solar energy storage! With an international footprint, and partnerships with leading electrical component suppliers, Primus Power is poised to take advantage of the vast, growing market for energy storage. A Primus Power representative will be on campus March 7, 6pm, 238 Kroeber Hall, to give more information about the company and RECRUIT for summer opportunities. If you are ChemE, MechE, MSE, Energy Engineering, interested in clean energy, or FREE DINNER, come learn about Primus Power and their summer opportunities! Find out more online.