Undergraduate Announcement 9/15/17


1)  Friday September 22nd is the deadline for undergraduates in Engineering to change grading options via CalCentral for non-technical courses. Subsequent changes require ESS adviser approval.


2)  Just a reminder that Faculty Office Hours can be found here:  http://www.me.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/faculty-office-hours


3)  I will be listing the updated list of Faculty Adviser Assignments on Monday on our website.  If you do not wish to appear on this list.  Please let me know no later than 9:30am on Monday, Sept. 18th.


4)  PTS Tutoring hours will be the following for the Fall semester.  Please keep in mind that they tutor for all core MechE requirements as well as many of the tech electives.


Monday 1-3
Wednesdays 4-5
Fridays 12-2
Location:  136 Hesse Hall


Have an absolutely wonderful weekend, all!


Autodesk Fusion 360 Workshop

Hosted by UAV's@Berkeley

UAVs@Berkeley hosts Autodesk in Jacobs Hall for an introduction to Fusion 360, the Cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software for product design used within UAVs@Berkeley's project teams. Autodesk's own Jeff Lee, an Education Programs Manager will be walking you through the tutorial. Attendance at this event is highly recommended for new and returning project team members, but open to all. The room maxes out at 50 seats and will be first come first serve. Be sure to bring your laptop so you can follow along step by step!

Install Fusion 360 before you arrive, it's free for students:

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This is the intermediate tutorial which dives deeper into assemblies, joints, simulations, collaborative projects, and more.

Mentors Needed for Acorn


Acorn is a social enterprise devoted to empowering urban youth by providing access to STEAM skills. Acorn provides 3D design education programs through free public makerspaces, design lessons at local schools, and an online curriculum accessible by all.


We are looking for current UC Berkeley students of all majors who have CAD skills to serve as mentors to middle and high schoolers in Oakland. Mentors will train youth in CAD and 3D printing skills, as well as aid them in their professional and academic development.


To apply, please email your resume to info.acornlabs@gmail.com.


SNAME's Annual Convention
SMC 2017 is on: We'll you in Houston.
SNAME's annual convention is a BIG GO for 24-28 October 2017
Hurricane Harvey might have brought rain and destruction to the region, but the people of Houston are resilent and are already picking up the pieces. We've spoken with Houston city officials, and we've verified the venue and the airports as we watch the recovery occurring. 
We're pleased that our host venue, the Hyatt Regency Houston, received no damage at all. So, my dear colleagues, things are moving forward rapidly, as planned. 
We have on offer the LARGEST PROGRAM in SNAME's history with 5 breakfasts, 13 panels, technical courses, workshops, young professional and student events, and scores of technical papers on a broad range of maritime and offshore topics, from cybersecurity to the recent upgrading of the Panama Canal. 
You will not want to miss this program! Go to www.snameconvention.com to register.
It's going to be great!
Ed Stokes
SMC Chairman
Magnitude.Io Is Looking To Fill 2 Positions

Magnitude.io is looking to fill 2 positions. 


1: Full Stack Developer 

2. Assembly/Testing Engineer



Full Stack Developer 

Magnitude.io is education technology company with a focus to create out of this world experience and curriculum for K6-12 mapped to NGSS (Next generation science standard). The platform connects to our IOT devices, ExoLab, CanSat (satellite in a volume of a sode can) and ISS (the International Space Station). The platform is an LMS consisting with curriculum with assessment integrated and visualization tool and other custom tools. We are working closely with Professor Lewis Feldman at UCBerkeley on the plant biology experiment(s) on the International Space Station. Our focus is to reduce the cost of running experiments on ISS, allowing more students particularly underserved communities to access ISS.


This part-time person will be working on the platform continue to build out according to the roadmap and improve the experience. We are small team, lots of tasks and challenges, and contract to hire is a very good possibility.


Flexible on hours or contract

Full Stack, C++, C, python, JSON, JS, SQL, Node js

Some hardware experience is a plus but not necessary.



Assembly/Testing Engineer:

The job will require preparation, assembly, and testing of a science education apparatus. This includes assessment and preparation of components as they are received from suppliers, assembly of structural components using adhesives and fasteners, soldering and assembly of electronic components, and sensor calibration.

The work requires high dexterity, attention to detail, ability to continuously assess the quality of fabricated hardware and the initiative to fix defects. It also requires good record keeping skills for tracking the progress of devices through the manufacturing line and in the testing process. The employee’s work will be overseen and approved by the lead engineer.


Part Time 



Contact: tony@magnitude.io if interested!

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows

Do you know someone who would make a great teacher? The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity for your students, friends, or colleagues who want to use their math or science knowledge with the young people who need them most.


For top applicants, this prestigious Fellowship offers a generous stipend ($30,000) toward completion of a master's degree program at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Georgia. Fellows prepare through a yearlong clinical experience in a local high-need school, along with rigorous subject matter courses, then commit to teach for three years in urban or rural secondary schools, with mentoring throughout the entire process.
The most successful Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows come to us through a recommendation from a trusted source—a professor or colleague like you. By forwarding this email on to a potential Fellow, you will not only expose that candidate to a rich educational opportunity, but also help the students whom that person will one day teach.

Thank you for giving this opportunity some thought. We look forward to hearing from any candidates you can refer to us.

All best,
Jose Ochoa
Director, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships



P.S. To learn more about what WW Teaching Fellows get out of the program, watch this short video

The Xlab Needs You!

The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab) invites you to participate in research!


All experiments conducted at Xlab are computerized social science studies that typically last between an hour to two hours. Participants earn $15/hour on average every time they participate. For more information, visit xlab.berkeley.edu or watch our short video! To sign up, visit berkeley.sona-systems.com

We look forward to seeing you at the Xlab!


Do science. Get paid.

UMich's 41st Annual Macromolecular Science & Engineering Symposium

The Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce its 41st Annual Symposium, Emergent Polymer Science & Engineering taking place on October 18th and 19th, 2017. Registration is now open and student poster submissions are being accepted!


We invite undergraduate attendees to apply for travel grant support to help cover cost of travel and accommodations.


Registration, accommodation, and much more information for the symposium can be found at http://macro.engin.umich.edu/news-events/symposium/


October 18th: Beyond Academia - Scientific Career Pathways

A half-day (afternoon start) featuring short-courses on career pathways and a panel with industry representatives. The short course is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students, an evening networking dinner will be held following the talks.


October 19th: Emergent Polymer Science & Engineering

The research symposium and poster sessions, featuring invited talks by faculty and students. Industrial sponsors will have booth space during the poster sessions to connect with students. Poster awards will be given at the conclusion of the event at 3 PM.


Participants are able to register for both or just one of the days of the symposium. The poster session is open to all students and post-doctoral researchers and covers research in all areas of polymer science and engineering.  There is no registration fee. Two poster submissions will be elevated to invited talks, providing a fantastic opportunity to showcase research to leaders in the field.


Please let us know if you have questions about the event, we look forward to seeing you in October!

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