1) There will be changes to our technical elective requirement starting in Fall 2017. For details, please see my email with the subject line "New Technical Elective Policy for MechE."
2) Seniors, you can sign up for the COE Commencement at http://engineering.berkeley.edu/news-events/events/engineering-commencement.
3) If you plan to complete your degree in Spring 2018, you need to plan on taking ME 102A in the Fall. It is unlikely that we will be offering this course in the Spring of 2018.
4) Please let know if you would like to show off any current or past course projects at Cal Day no later than next Friday (March 24th).
Have a beautiful weekend, all!
On March 19th, 3:30- 5PM, 11 groups will be showcasing the novel assistive technologies they have developed at the TOM:Berkeley Makeathon in 310 Jacobs Hall. Each team brings together engineering students, makers and designers with people with disabilities to work on a specific challenge faced in their daily life. The showcase comes after teams spent the last month designing and a 48 hour worksession to fabricate and fit these designs. This showcase is public, and we are excited to show what has been made and encourage the feedback of the community to guide teams with future improvements.
Please join us in supporting this impact driven event.
- It is a unique opportunity for exposure in front of 150 fellow students and industry leaders
- Get feedback on your idea and be recognized as a thinker and leader in the field
- High likelihood of getting picked! There is a democratic voting process that gives every topic an equal chance. On average, we have had 30 pitches in the past, 9 will be selected to present by conference participants.
Get paid to make a difference in the lives of College of Engineering students. ESS is recruiting for our 2017-2018 Peer Advising Team and we want YOU to apply. Be part of a fun and dynamic team that provides advice and support to students (current and prospective). If you are friendly and dependable with excellent communication skills, have a UC GPA of 2.5 or higher, and want to help your fellow students, apply to join our team. Find out more about being a Peer Adviser and download the application online. and apply by Friday, March 31, 5pm.
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.
SWE is also looking volunteers for the High School Engineering Program (HSEP) on either March 25 or April 8 for any time blocks between 9am to 5pm. Volunteers will be working with small groups of students to mentor and provide technical guidance on the engineering projects they have been working on. More information and a sign-up form online!
Friday, March 17, 1-3pm | Joshua Mouledoux, Student Supervisor, Jacobs Institute. In this workshop, you will be introduced to Solidworks, a software for computer-aided design (CAD). The emphasis will be on creating part models and working assemblies, not on creating part drawings. No previous experience is required, this will be a beginner’s level workshop. Participants will learn:
- Why Solidworks?
- How to create sketches and use them to form parts
- How to create oblique geometry
- How to create an assembly through mating parts together
- Tips and tricks to perform slightly more difficult tasks more efficiently
Register for the workshop online. 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.
Berkeley Hyperloop is a cross-disciplinary team of engineers and innovators developing a high-speed form of transportation for the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition. We are looking for a few motivated students to join our team (particularly in mechanical structures and controls), and begin developing the newest upgrade to our Hyperloop pod. If you want to accelerate the world at 760mph, join us at our open rec meeting Thursday March 23rd at 3pm in 1174B Etcheverry Hall! Questions? Contact email@example.com.
DMG North sells custom engineered mechanical equipment for the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. Every building requires HVAC, which makes it a great career for graduate engineers. At DMG North, be a technical expert as an Inside Sales Engineer, or work toward becoming an Outside Sales Engineer, so you can work directly with engineering consultants and mechanical contractors to deliver innovative HVAC solutions. Help building owners save water and electricity by teaching them to apply the latest technology.
Candidates for a career at DMG North should:
Be organized – manage numerous daily and long-term projects
Take pride and ownership in everything you do
Attain highest levels of customer service
Excel amidst adversity
Thrive in a team environment
Two years or more toward a 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, CRM Software)
Effective communication in both technical and non-technical conversations
2 years or more toward a 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
DMG has offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Barbara, Hawaii, Sacramento, Fresno, Reno, and Arizona.
For more information: visit www.dmgn.com/careers.
Send your resume and cover letter to:
4795 Heyer Ave,
Castro Valley, CA 94546
- Build dynamic web applications,
- Work with leading tech professionals from companies like Netflix and Omaze, and
- Drastically improve their technical communication skills (which are essential in the software engineering and larger tech industries)
Volunteering at WindAid
At WindAid Institute our mission is to provide a unique educational experience empowering people to create a sustainable world. We are based in Trujillo, Peru and build both 2.5 kW and 500 Watt wind turbines for small communities and families that are part of some 7 million people in Peru living with no access to grid electricity. Volunteers get hands-on experience in all steps of designing, building and installing a wind turbine as part of a team. They gain expertise in such materials and processes as: carbon fiber, fiberglass, resin composites, steel structures and welding, electrical systems, aerodynamics, and much more; all the while getting to experience the life and cultures of Peru.
In the last 6 months we have had 46 volunteers from 22 countries in both our standard four week programs, and as longer-term researchers. On our website, www.WindAid.org, and Facebook Page you will find many of their testimonials, information on our wind energy projects and the opportunity to read about day-to-day life as a WindAid volunteer.
The dates for our upcoming 2017 four week Project Groups, and information on our Long-Term Volunteer, intern and research opportunities are on our Programs Page. Some months fill up especially fast, so check availability and apply soon! There are no pre-requisite skills, we seek out passionate, enthusiastic individuals hungry to learn and create a positive change in the lives of others.
Due to the amount of interest in the programs, we have set up monthly webinars to present more information on volunteering at WindAid, and especially open an interactive platform to invite questions. Our webinars are on the fourth Tuesday of every month, and the next one will be March 28th at 1730 PET (UTC - 5). Here is a direct link to the Google Hangouts Webinar (which will go live on the 28th). We have also organized select presentations and visits around the world this year to explain the effects of climate change, the benefits of renewable energy, and more about the opportunities WindAid Institute offers passionate individuals looking to help the millions here in Peru with no electricity. Please email us if you are interested in us doing a presentation at the Berkeley.
I have attached a promotional poster, and would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate it in a newsletter, a department website, or post it around campus. You can also find a lot of information on our website, and we are always interested to hear comments and questions at Volunteer@WindAid.org. Thank you for your interest and support!
All my best,
WindAid Institute Co-Founder & Executive Director
UC Davis Summer Abroad offers UCB students the opportunity to earn 8 units of UC credit in just four weeks—while studying on another country! All programs are open to all students, from freshmen to graduating seniors.
UCB Summer Aid applies! Ask your Financial Aid Office for more information.
Would you like to. . .?
- Travel the isles of Greece while studying that country’s literature and history—both ancient and modern?
- Explore the landscape and literature of Australia -- from the urban city of Melbourne to the outback of Kakadu National Park in Darwin?
- Visit Roman, Etruscan, and Greek ruins and discover why Rome, Italy is considered an outdoor museum?
- Experience live performing arts events in the south of France – or study literature and listen to fado in Portugal?
- Work alongside indigenous Amazonians in Ecuador while examining the historical development and current initiatives to save the Amazon rainforest from exploitation?
- Attend an entire A-level European Film Festival (Germany and Switzerland) in the Italian-Swiss Lake region—or experience the vibrant “Paris of Latin America,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, through street fairs, music and film festivals, cultural activities, and amazing cuisine?
- Explore answers to major questions about development while also experiencing Ghana’s popular culture, markets, rainforests and beaches-- or discover the biodiversity of Costa Rica through field trips to Monteverde and the Caribbean and live in an aboriginal community?
All programs feature on-site activities that integrate experiential learning with classroom study. Openings are also available in Australia, France, Germany, Taiwan, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, and the U.K.
For full program information, including courses and program dates, visit https://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/index.html
Space Still Available!—Enrollment Deadline: April 7th
Create a student profile to create a list of programs that interest you, or to start the enrollment process: http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/_sa_enrollment.html
- Tech management vs. MBA. We eliminate the fluff and filler courses meant for those interested in management consulting and Wall Street jobs. We focus exclusively on tech management. This saves you at least $100K in tuition. Only 15% of MBA students have a technical degree. 90% of MTM students have one.
- Tech management vs. Engineering Management. We don't require your taking more tech courses (you've done enough of those already!). We don't rely solely on guest lecturers to teach you tech management. World-renown tenured professors who have conducted researched, worked in, and consulted on tech management teach our courses.
- Financial aid. We offer generous financial aid. Our financial aid is so generous that we often give merit-based full rides to exceptional students.
- Career development. Some universities solely rely on a career services office. We offer you a career services manager who is 100% dedicated to you. He will work one-on-one with you on a regular basis from admission to graduation to help place you in your dream job.
- Work experience. We require that you participate in an embedded internship. You will work with senior executives solving real-world problems at tech companies. This will earn you valuable work experience.
- Networking. Our program is integrated. You take the same courses with your student cohort. You will get to know them intimately. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with alumni and senior executives. You will develop friendships and networks that last a lifetime.
- Paradise. How many top engineering programs are located in a place known as the "American Riviera"? Just us. We have wonderful weather and beaches year round.
This event is open to students, UC Berkeley and otherwise. Space is limited and registration is required. Register here.
Farmworker, business, policy, and research leaders will share on-the-ground perspectives on the current farm labor landscape in California. As the state with the highest number of agricultural workers, 75% of whom are immigrants, we will explore how California can lead the nation in providing healthy, safe, just, and equitable working conditions and how engaged community members can support these efforts.
- Luis Alejo, Monterey County Supervisor and Former State Assemblyman, 30th District
- Christy Getz, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley
- Chad Sokol, Dry Grocery Commodity Buyer, Costco Northern California
- Mily Trevino Sauceda, Co-founder, Líderes Campesinas
- Moderated by: Maria Echaveste, Senior Fellow, Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley
Opening theatrical presentation, or teatro, by members of Líderes Campesinas