Undergraduate Announcement 11/9/17


1)  For those of you who are waiting for updates on seat openings in Math courses, please see keep checking https://math.berkeley.edu/courses/enrollment/enrollment-updates.  I'm hoping to see something on Math 53 & 54 today.


2)  Please be sure to check your CalCentral information to make sure it lists your correct contact information (phone numbers, preferred email addresses-please mark the one that you wish me to use as preferred, and your mailing address).


3)  Please note that tomorrow (Friday, 11/10) is a holiday.


4)  Annual MechE Food & Toy Drive!!!:  From now until December 8th, the Department of MechE will be collecting food and toys for folks in need.  If you would like to participate, please drop off non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys/books to The ME Student Services Office (6193/6189 Etcheverry Hall).  Not sure what foods to donate?  Please see the following suggestion list:  https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/25-of-the-best-foods-for-food-donations.  It would be wonderful if my office were overflowing with donations this year.  Let's make that happen!  :)  Even a couple of cans of food from each student who can give would make a huge difference.


5)  If you are planning to add EE 49 in Phase II, please could you let me know?  Thanks!


Have a delightful 3-day weekend everyone!


Co-op Opportunities at Tesla for Spring 2018

We are looking to hire a few co-ops in manufacturing/process engineering for Model 3 for Spring 2018.


In addition, here's a quick rundown of the minimum requirements we're looking for:
1. Passionate about sustainable energy and cars
2. Previous manufacturing experience. Shop floor experience is a plus
3. Student is currently in their 3rd or 4th year
4. Variety of CAD and real-world design experience
5. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in ME or IEOR


Students who are interested can send their resumes to Aditya Desai at adesai@tesla.com

ASME Annual Engineering Banquet

Tuesday, December 5th | 7:00 to 9:00 PM | Toll Room,  Alumni House
Hosted by ASME

ASME at Cal will be hosting our annual engineering banquet from 7-9pm in the Toll Room of the Alumni House. Come out to mingle with fellow Mechanical Engineering students, Professors, Cal alumni, and representatives from the SF ASME chapter! Entertainment will be provided, and you'll definitely leave with a satisfied stomach from dinner from Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen.

Early bird price: $7
At the door price: $10
After registering on the Eventbrite link here, please venmo ASME-at-Cal (https://venmo.com/ASME-at-Cal) to secure your spot!

Transportation Mixer - Design Project

Wednesday, November 8th | 5:00 to 7:00 PM | 412 McLaughlin Hall
Hosted by Cal ITE

Join us for a night of networking and discussion of our transportation competition prompt, in which we will be designing a streetcar trolley system in downtown Sacramento. Industry representatives from our sponsors, Berkeley alumni, and graduate students will be available to talk about their experience in the field.

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided. Free admission!

Click here for Facebook Event!

Entrepreneurship Program Abroad

Entrepreneurship Program in Amman, Jordan
hosted by Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

Don't have plans for Winter Break? Here's an opportunity: Be apart of the Entrepreneurship Program in Amman, Jordan hosted by the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. It's a week long program where you will travel to Amman, Jordan and create a start-up company in one week! You will be able to work with students from the King's Academy and network with tech professionals in the Middle East.

Click here for more information!

Genentech Company Tour with ISPE

December 4, 1-2:30pm. Ever wanted to know what a Nobel-winning chemistry lab looks like? Curious about what kind of research goes on in the biotechnology industry? Come check out ISPE's company tour at Genentech's Cryo-EM lab! This lab focuses on Cryo-electron microscopy, the same work that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. If interested, please fill out the form quickly, spots limited to 15.

A Career with Sandia National Laboratories & Paid Tuition for a Master's

Hello from Sandia National Laboratories!

Sandia National Laboratories offers an outstanding opportunity available to exceptional bachelor's-level candidates for a rewarding career at our multidisciplinary national security laboratory. Selected applicants will receive tuition and a stipend to earn your master’s degree in preparation for that career!

If you meet our qualifications—you are finishing up your undergrad degree in computer science-cybersecurity, computer engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering with a 3.0 or higher GPA, and plan to enroll in a Master’s program next fall —you may be eligible for this unique program that will pay for your tuition and allow you to pursue a career at one of the nation’s most prestigious centers for science and engineering.

Sandia’s Master's Fellowship Program (MFP) is designed to support achievement of a diverse technical workforce at Sandia through the Laboratories’ Affirmative Action Plan. The Critical Skills Master’s program (CSMP) is designed to attract talent pursuing key disciplines aligned with Sandia’s national security mission.

If accepted into either program, you’ll be hired into a position in Albuquerque, NM (most jobs), or Livermore, CA (Bay Area). You will enter your graduate technical program as a full-time student with paid tuition and a stipend from Sandia and return to work onsite during the summer. You will then continue your career with Sandia upon completion of your degree.

Students will have the unique opportunity to attend one of Sandia’s Campus Recruiting Schools. This includes our Academic Alliance universities, which are Georgia Tech, Purdue, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Texas at Austin, and the University of New Mexico, in addition to other top universities across the nation.

Apply online by December 1, 2017 at www.sandia.gov/careers. Keyword search MFP or CSMP.

About Us:
Sandia does national security work that is beyond the scope or means of most private organizations, pushing frontiers at the edge of science and engineering.

Our technologies—which make our nation safer, improve human and environmental health, and even boost the competitiveness of U.S. industry—can truly change the world.

Working here, you’ll join some of the top minds in the country in solving difficult challenges in electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity.

While pursuing problems of real significance, you can expect competitive pay, top-notch benefits, and a work-life balance that gives you time to enjoy family, friends, and the rich cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities that surround our sites in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA.

For more information and to apply online, check out our site at www.sandia.gov/careers.

Also, check out our regular positions, internships, and post doc jobs posted.

Feel free to pass this along to your colleagues and friends.

Sandia National Laboratories
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

Sustainable Development Abroad - Additional Funding Available Until 11/10

Created for students, by students, TGP has introduced a new model for education abroad– driven by a desire to provide purposeful, hands-on industry exposure at a fraction of the time and cost. Our program attracts students and young leaders who are curious about the world, seek opportunities to break out of their comfort zones, and stand out amongst their peers as global citizens.


TGP fuses academic credit, adventure, culture, and service learning to an intensive experience during winter, spring, or summer  breaks.  Our team is dedicated to progressing the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through experiential education. Learn more here.

Applying to Grad School - CoE Workshop

Tuesday, November 14, 12-2 pm, 240 Bechtel. Interested in Grad School? Come join Meltem Erol, Graduate Outreach Director, for an informative session on what to expect and best practices for applying to grad school. This workshop is hosted by the Center for Access to Engineering Excellence as part of the Engineering Excellence Workshop series. RSVP here!

New Master's in STEM Teaching

Last Tuesday, the State Board of Higher Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts approved the Woodrow Wilson Academy's application to be a degree-granting institution. What this means is that, in addition to preparing prospective teachers for licensure in biology, chemistry, and math, the WW Academy can now award them master's degrees through its mastery-based, blended program. The full announcement is available at the link below.  

We are excited to share this latest development and look forward to hearing from candidates who you believe would make a great fit for this pioneering graduate program in STEM teacher preparation. Application deadlines are November 30 and January 31.   


For more information, please see https://wwteachingfellowship.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1e26171de8d23bac014e41235&id=ae6f3ff5b1&e=41b92451a3

What's Up With That?!? - Series for International Students

What’s Up with That?!? is an intercultural communication series that aims to provide students with an opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer sharing about various topics that encompasses their life as an international student at Cal. Our upcoming workshop on November 7 at 5:30pm will focus on battling homesickness.

CalFresh Enrollment Clinic: Sunday Nov 12, Pauley Ballroom - Food Aid

Did you know that students may be eligible for up to $192/Month of FREE FOOD AID? Additional funding is available for students with dependents.


CalFresh, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can help you stretch your monthly budget! The purpose of CalFresh is to promote the health and well-being of qualified students by providing food dollars each month to buy foods like fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and so much more.  


CalFresh Mega Clinic.

​The Basic Needs Coalition is hosting the largest clinic to date on Sunday Nov. 12th in Pauley Ballroom. We will have a team of outreach experts helping you complete your CalFresh application. There are a total of five sessions available, some tailored to undergraduates students, some to graduate students, and one for all students.  



Immediately after, you will have access to a resource fair of additional programs and businesses you will have special access to with CalFresh. Our goal is to submit 400 applications by the end of the day.