Undergraduate Announcement 9/8/17



1)  Today (9/8/17) is the deadline for all students to add classes without a fee. $5 fee charged for each class added after today.


2)  Like racecars?  Please join us on Wednesday, 9/13 from 11:15-noon to check out Honda’s Verizon IndyCar (which will be racing this weekend at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma) in the Hearst Mining Circle.  The car, its driver Max Chilton, and Cara Adams, chief engineer for Bridgestone Americas Motorsports, will be there too!


3)  A UC Berkeley student team placed among the finalists awarded the top three prizes in NASA's 2017 Aeronautics Design Challenge!  Read more at http://www.me.berkeley.edu/about/news/me-undergrads-take-3rd-place-nasa-aeronautics-university-design-challenge-2016-2017


We have officially made it through the first three weeks of classes!  Whew!  Congratulations!  Have a stupendous weekend folks!


PTS/ASME Career Fair for MechEs on Monday! 9/11
Cal Career Fair
  • September 12 (business/public service) | 11am-4pm | RSF
  • September 13 (engineering/tech) | 11am-4pm | RSF
  • September 14 (engineering/tech/business) | 11am-4pm | RSF


Signups on Handshake


Early Bird Internship Fair

Wednesday, October 11 | 12-4pm | Pauley Ballroom

Signups on Handshake


Ford Infosession
Thursday, September 14th, 5 - 7 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
Hosted by ASME at Berkeley

Come check out the Ford infosession! Looking for studendts for internships and full time positions. Hosted in 3110 Etcheverry Hall, dinner will also be provided!

Resumes welcome at all events!

Apple Networking Day

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Wednesday, September 13 and we’ll have ~40 engineers from the business that are looking forward to meeting interested students!

Please come by Garbarini Lounge in Bechtel Engineering Center between 10:00am-3:00pm .

Register via the link in this ATTACHED FLYER, and we hope to see you there!

Procter & Gamble Infosession
Tuesday, September 12th, 6:30 - 8 PM
3110 Etcheverry Hall
Hosted by ASME at Berkeley

Procter & Gamble, the makers of Tide, Pampers, Dawn, Pantene, Bounty, Old Spice, and much more is excited to host the P&G Infosession on September 12th! All engineering majors welcomed looking for full-time and internship positions!

Be sure to apply online at http://us.experiencepg.com/  
before 9/10 for an opportunity for an on campus interview.

Food will be provided at the infosession.

Disney Parks & Resorts Infosession

Click here for full flyer and details

Disney Parks and Resorts are hosting an info session with Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers at 6pm, September 13th. IEOR and ORMS majors are encouraged to come and learn about career opportunities that Disney has to offer! Don't miss out on this opportunity! It's strongly encouraged that you bring your resume and submit an application to interview via Handshake before 9/14. We hope to see you all there!

Facebook Event


MuMec is reshaping the field of IOT by building wireless transceivers that consume at least 10 times lower power than anything currently available. We are looking for motivated, self-driven students to help us get our product to market by connecting it to the Bluetooth software stack. This will be a semester-long position (which may be extended) involving work in low-level programming, circuit design, and networking.

Applicants should have experience in one or more of the following areas: programming in C/Verilog, working with MCU's, and signal processing. In addition, applicants should have completed CS61B, CS61C, and EE16B or equivalent. Preferably, applicants have completed EE151, CS168, or EE120, but this is not required.

For interested applicants, please send resumes, as well as any questions, to 

BEACN Fall 2017 Recruitment

Interested in business and the environmental challenges they face? Want to work directly with cutting edge firms transforming the way we interact with our environment by tackling the biggest environmental and social issues of today? BEACN is a non-profit, student run consulting firm that works with a variety of clients across industries to solve their business challenges, from product innovation, sustainable development, strategic sustainability to marketing and branding. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate students who are interested in environmental sustainability and social responsibility. We will be holding an info session and case workshop next week for those who want to learn more about the consulting process and the type of work we do. Check out our website at beacn.berkeley.edu or RSVP to our Facebook Event to stay up to date with all the information on recruitment for this fall. Also, feel free to reach out to us at beacn.berkeley@gmail.com with any questions!

Full-Time Consulting Opportunities - Keystone Strategy

About Keystone


Keystone Strategy is a leading strategy and economic consulting firm serving Fortune 100 clients in online advertising, mobile communications, cloud computing, clean tech, and other high-tech industries whose businesses are built on cutting-edge science and technology. We have offices in Boston, San Francisco, New York, and Seattle. Associates at Keystone tackle the most challenging analytical and data-driven issues in the technology industry and work alongside other extremely talented, collaborative, and driven teammates. With our entrepreneurial culture and flat hierarchy, Associates have the opportunity to work side-by-side with world renowned professors and economists, senior executives at our clients, and experienced managing partners at our firm.


Our areas of expertise include: digital transformation, marketing analytics and strategy, corporate strategy, ecosystem development, R&D innovation, operations and supply chain strategy, cloud computing, Internet of Things, search, mobile applications, antitrust, intellectual property damages, copyright and trademark infringement. We combine the strategic insights of leading experts from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Wharton and other top universities with the industry expertise of our professionals. 


Interested candidates should submit an application through Handshake. For more information, please check out Keystone on LinkedInFacebook, or explore our website. The attached PDF also contains information regarding Keystone and the Associate role. Please feel free to email me with questions at yzhao@keystonestrategy.com.




Keystone Strategy

ASME General Meeting

At ASME, we provide professional development opportunities for anyone interested in Mechanical Engineering. We will be having our General Meeting on 9/21/17 from 6-7PM in 120B Bechtel, where we will discuss our upcoming events with companies and about our organization. There will be free food!


UAVs@Berkeley welcomes all new and returning members for the Fall 2017 semester! At our general meeting we will be introducing our leadership, announcing this semester's project teams and upcoming events, and discussing how new members can get involved. You won't want to miss it.

Tuesday, Sept. 5th 6pm-7pm in HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

RSVP here on Facebook Event

Berkeley Hyperloop (bLoop)

Come learn more about Berkeley Hyperloop! We are working on developing a high-speed form of transportation for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, and are looking for motivated students to join our team. Our information session is this Thursday, September 7, 6 PM - 8 PM, 1174 Etcheverry Hall.

Positions are currently open in:
Economic Analysis


Fill out our application HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/DIqjmeuaGIBech9w2 See application for team descriptions. Questions? Email vhimber@berkeley.edu

Biomedical Engineering Society

Join the Biomedical Engineering Society for our first General Meeting of the year! 

Are you new to BMES? Come out to our first GM to learn about our committees and how to get involved! Meet our members and officers as we kick off the year!
Are you a returning member? This is a great opportunity to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones! You might even pick out a bright and shining mentee to mentor for our M&M mentorship program!

As always, dinner will be provided! We can’t wait to see you all and show you what we have in store for the year! Click the facebook event below for more info!

Facebook Event!

Engineering 4 Kids

Join us for our first infosession in Bechtel 120B from 7 PM to 8 PM on Thursday, September 7th to learn more about everything E4K does as an engineering outreach club to make Engineering for Kids Day a success! We are looking for Cal students from all majors and years who want to inspire the next generation to enter STEM fields.

RSVP on our Facebook event for FREE PIZZA!

Facebook Event! (To RSVP)

Formula SAE Showcase

We design, fabricate, and compete with small formula-style racecars against other colleges from around the world. This program that allows students to apply their knowledge and skills to a full-scale project, design and test their ideas, and more.

We will be hosting a joint Showcase with CalSol on September 8th from 5-9pm. At this event, students will be introduced to the eight subsystems that make up our team and learn how to get involved.

Questions? Email fsae@me.berkeley.edu

Facebook Event 

Human Powered Vehicle

Hey Golden Bears! The Human Powered Vehicle Team is a group of passionate students who are working to push the limits of human-powered speed and we’re looking for like-minded people of any skill level and major to join our team! Our first general meeting/info-session will be held in Etcheverry Hall on the 3rd floor. If you are interested come stop by and if you have any questions, just contact us!

Website | FacebookFacebook Event 

Pioneers in Engineering (PiE)

Pioneers in Engineering's first infosession, Pie with PiE, is happening on September 5 at 7 PM in HP Auditorium. We are a UC Berkeley student run non-profit organization dedicated to STEM outreach! This upcoming year is our 10th anniversary, and with over 12 projects in software/electrical/mechanical engineering, web dev, business, education, and RC design, we've got a lot to do! Come learn more about us and eat some pie!

Website | Facebook Event


RoboBears is a robotics team competing RoboGames, an international robotics competition held annually here in the Bay Area. We are looking for anyone who gets excited about robots, or want to lead in officer positions in our coming leadership cycle.

We will be hosting two info sessions: Wednesday (Sept. 6th) 7-8PM at Cory 212, Thursday (Sept. 7th) 7-8PM: Soda 373, to discuss our plans for the Fall Semester.
We look forward to seeing you there!


Space Enterprise at Berkeley

Ever think about making history?

Space Enterprise at Berkeley (SEB) will be launching a student-built liquid-fueled rocket, EUREKA-1, into space FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY in less than 10 months! All three of SEB’s branches including Business, Design, and Production have opened up recruitment for the fall.

Come find out how you can join all the action and what the hype is about at Anna Head Alumnae Hall 10a–12p on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Website | Facebook & Instagram: @seberkeley

LAGSES Fellowship Program
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Fellowship Program

Are you applying to a graduate student fellowship this year? Are you looking for feedback from fellow graduate students who have already gone through the process while eating free pizza? If so, look no further! LAGSES will be hosting its famous fellowship workshop for the third consecutive year! We also need mentors, so please fill out the appropriate form below by September 14th if you are interested in participating!

Mentees: here

Python Coding Bootcamp

Saturday, Sept 9th (Noon to 4 pm)

Intro to Python Coding Bootcamp


*More details at:  http://calnerds.berkeley.edu

*No coding experience needed, taught by a talented female instructor

*Lunch and a python coding book provided

*Open to Undergrads and Graduate Students

Women in STEM Scholarship/Mentorship Program

Undergraduate Bergeron Scholars Program - Women in STEM Scholarship & Mentorship 


Deadline is Wednesday, September 20th


*More details at:  http://calnerds.berkeley.edu/programs/bergeron-scholars

*This scholarship program provides a high-level female mentor from industry to each Bergeron Scholar plus scholarship funding along with additional Cal NERDS resources

*Scholarship awarded this fall, eligibility listed on the application


Acorn Labs

Acorn Labs is looking for mentors who are adept in 3D CAD software, fabrication, design, and printing. Milling machine, additive manufacturing, and/or maker space setup experience are desired. These skills are to be taught by mentors to socioeconomically disadvantaged middle and high school students in the Bay Area through developing an accessible curriculum, teaching students, and establishing public maker spaces. Acorn has won Big Ideas and has gotten numerous grants from the University and private foundations, such as Autodesk and The Clinton Foundation.

If you are interested, please send Kevin your resume, statement of interest, and your portfolio/work samples to info.acornlabs@gmail.com by September 15. Please do so ASAP!

Website | Facebook | Instagram :@acornlabs

Call for Study Participants: Dynamic Wearables

Our names are Christine Dierk, Molly Nicholas, and Sarah Sterman. We are graduate students working with Professor Eric Paulos in the EECS Department.


We are conducting a study to explore the implications and inform the design of new wearable devices. If you participate in this study, you will be asked to interact with our technology and provide feedback through an interview.


To be a participant, you must be 18 years or older.


Dates: Thursday 9/14, Friday 9/15, or Saturday 9/16


The entire study will last about an hour and will take place in Sutardja Dai Hall, on the north side of campus. You will be compensated with a $20 gift card if you participate for the entire study. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw from the study at any time.


If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this screening survey.


If you have any questions about the research, please contact Molly Nicholas at molecule@berkeley.edu.



Molly, Christie, Sarah, and Eric Paulos

Friday, 9/8: Healing Circle for Undocumented Students

There will be a healing circle today (Fri. 9/8) for undocumented students at the Multicultural Community Center @ 3pm. Snacks will be provided.


DACA Renewal Clinics

Hi everyone:


Please find a flier  at https://goo.gl/nqv9eK  with information about EBCLC’s DACA Renewal Clinics. Individuals eligible to renew are DACA recipients whose DACA will expire on or before March 5, 2018.


EBCLC will be hosting DACA renewal clinics on the following days and times.  

  • Thursday, September 14th from 4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m. at EBCLC’s main office (2921 Adeline St. in Berkeley, CA)
  • Thursday, September 28th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at EBCLC’s main office (2921 Adeline St. in Berkeley, CA)


Please have interested clients call (510) 548-4040 for more information and to register.


If you would like to volunteer, we will be having a volunteer training session for students and pro bono attorneys on Thursday September 14th from 2-4pm in the Large Conference room.  During the clinics, we will be assessing for more permanent immigration relief in addition to completing the DACA renewal.

Please forward widely. Quite honestly, we have no idea what the need will be, but have reached out to existing clients eligible to renew and are publicizing to the community at large as well. We will schedule additional clinics if needed.  






Linda Tam, Esq.

Director, Immigration Practice

East Bay Community Law Center | A Clinic of Berkeley Law School

2921 Adeline St. | Berkeley, California 94703

Direct Line: 510-269-6668 | Fax No. 510-548-2566



Announcing The Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts - New Student Grant Program
Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts
Every semester, students bring a wide range of innovative projects to life at Jacobs Hall and throughout Berkeley’s vibrant design ecosystem. The Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts, made possible by the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation, is a new student grant program that provides an avenue for these ambitious student innovators to unlock further potential in their projects. 
Through the program, students will propose projects that they aim to develop over the course of a semester. Selected grantees will work on their projects with the support of resources from the Jacobs Institute and CITRIS Invention Lab, and as part of a cohort of fellow student innovators. 
Reflecting a focus on shared investment within the institute’s student design community, the Jacobs Institute Student Advisory Board (SAB) will play a key role in the grant selection process. SAB members, who represent diverse perspectives from the student community, will review and make recommendations on all grant submissions.
Two types of grants will be awarded through the Innovation Catalysts program: 
  • Ignite grants are for in-progress projects, with existing prototypes and demonstrated potential for impact. Up to $2000 will be awarded for each project. Are you working on a course project that you can’t imagine stopping once the semester ends? Do you have a prototype that needs additional resources to reach the next stage? Apply for a Catalyst grant! 
  • Spark grants are for early-stage or experimental project ideas. Up to $500 will be awarded for each project. Have you been dreaming of a new project to work on? Do you have a great idea and seek funding to make it a reality? Apply for a Spark grant!
The application for the inaugural spring 2018 Innovation Catalysts cohort will be available in early October 2017 and due December 20, 2017. Sign up to receive an alert when the application opens.
For more information about the Innovation Catalysts program, read the news post about the program launch.
Make: Magazine Is Looking For Interns

Make: inspires, unites, entertains, and educates the growing community of makers who enjoy doing amazing projects in backyards, basements, garages, companies and organizations. Through our family of brands, including Maker Faire, Make: Magazine, Maker Share, and Maker Camp, Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend technology to your will. Make: is a mission driven organization full of people who believe in bettering ourselves, our environment, our organizations, our educational system — our world. Care to join us?


Make: is seeking creative, inquisitive, and collaborative students who are familiar with our brand to work at Make:Labs. Interns will assist with diverse projects for Make: Magazine, our online DIY blog makezine.com, and our other projects and publications. There will also be opportunities to work with other divisions of Maker Media, including Maker Faire and Maker Camp. Internships run from 3 to 12 months. There is some flexibility with academic schedules. Interns will be based in our San Francisco office at 1700 Montgomery Street, and will report to the Projects Editor.


At Make:Labs, we build and test all the projects featured in Make: Magazine, makezine.com and our other publications. We use basic hand and power tools and shop equipment, 3D printers, and most importantly, ingenuity, collaboration and an enthusiasm for learning through making.



  • Source project parts, materials and specialized tools
  • Build and test diverse projects ranging from electronics and computer coding through woodworking, rocketry, and robotics
  • Stage project builds for documentation with step-by-step photos, blog posts, demonstration videos, on-air webcasts and voiceovers, and in-person workshops
  • Collaborate with authors, editors and others to resolve problems with project instructions so our readers don’t have to
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks essential to the operation of Make:Labs
  • Test do-it-yourself kits, 3D printers, new tools, etc., for possible review in the magazine or online
  • Travel to and assist at Maker Faires
  • Interns are also encouraged to propose their own maker projects to generate content in house



  • Making experience of some kind is required – general fabrication, woodworking, model making, prototyping, craft skills, etc
  • Background and experience in engineering, electronics, computer coding, digital fabrication and hacking are highly desirable
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; good collaboration skills; ability to adapt to shifting priorities
  • Familiarity with the Make: brand and maker culture
  • Ability to execute general fabrication tasks in a shop environment
  • Ability to sit and use a computer keyboard for up to 3 hours at a time
  • Ability to talk on the telephone frequently and for extended periods of time
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Ability to travel on occasion, up to 5% annually
  • Ability to work weekends




Benefits and Other Interesting Tidbits:

  • Salary and level to be determined by experience and education
  • Shop/desk workstation environment
Paid Opportunity for Your Students

I’m the community manager at Chegg Tutors, an online platform that connects students to qualified tutors.

Our service directly caters to the constraints students work within by offering a way to supplement their income while maintaining a rigorous academic schedule. This part-time work allows for flexible, resume-worthy experience and competitive pay for students and professional alike.

I’ve included a link to a flyer detailing how to easily join Chegg Tutors, and was hoping you would forward it to your department’s email list to share with your superstar students. We already work with some great tutors from Berkeley and Stanford, and we would love to add more to our team. If you are the wrong contact within your department for this type of inquiry, please feel free to let me know to whom on staff I should reach out.

Student Flyer: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/17e300c5e243ab68e021d3162/files/31310608-4c45-4746-9512-aa367f0bd298/Dept_Flyer_2017.01.pdf

Thank you for your time and please let me know if you have any questions!