Undergraduate Announcement 11/17/17



1)  Affective Spring 2018, Des Inv 22 will no longer be able to be used as a lower division technical elective for MechE.


2)  Please don't forget that MechE is having a Food and Toy Drive until December 8th.  You can drop off your donations to 6193 or 6189 Etcheverry.


3)  I, and the rest of MechE Student Services in Etcheverry, will be closed starting noon on Wednesday, November 22nd.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!


WILL Seminar: Conflict Resolution - General Motors

Tuesday, November 14th | 5:00 to 6:30 PM | 24o Bechtel

How do you handle conflict? Resolving and managing conflicts are key skills a leader should develop; join this WILL Seminar speaker session led by Ankur Ganguli, Director of Engineering at General Motors (GM) as we discuss conflict resolution, focusing on how implicit bias impacts women and methods to overcome it! Ankur is leading the design, development, test and validation of propulsion systems software at General Motors.

See you at this exciting event as she shares her experiences and advice on the topic! Everyone is welcome!

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Careers in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Panel

Wednesday, November 15, 11:00am-12:00 noon in Jacobs 310.


The panel includes:

  • Tara Matthews, User Researcher, Google (UC Berkeley alum)

  • Aruna Balakrishnan, Design Research Lead, Dropbox

  • Nick Matsakis, Software Engineer, Dropbox

  • Helena Roeber, UX Consultant (Google Android team)

  • Frank Bentley, Senior Principal User Researcher, Yahoo



Recent graduates in a variety of roles will talk about what a career in HCI looks like today. It would primarily be aimed at undergrad and Master’s students. 

Bio Engineering Internship @ Tesla Seat Engineering Department

- Candidate should be an Engineer at heart and have a true motivation for problem-solving.

- Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager. Working with Engineers in a team. [Everyone in the team is an Engineer. ["intern" is only the level]]

- Internship period from Spring 2018 [Can be flexible].

- Base Content:

                - Defining the problem: Literary study around truckers and injuries and insurance claims.

                - Understanding of problem: Etiology of these truckers injuries.

                - Solving the Problem: Focus on problem solving in design to improve / eliminate adverse conditions.

                - Partake in full design process from Concept to full production part.

- Exploratory content:

                - Usually an internship is free and not constrained for the first week.

                - Point is to allow the intern a chance to explore and understand how the team works. Inversely, it allows the manager and to direct an efficient project placement.

                - Part of interns time can be spent on a proposal project from the intern.


To apply:


- Please send me your resume and a short intro into why you are suitable.

- Subject of email: Internship@TeslaSeatEngineering

- Deadline for applications: 2017/Dec/25


Again thank you for your consideration.


Olav Barry Sadoo | Mechanical Design Engineering | Manager Ninja

901 Page Avenue | Fremont | CA 94538

m 415.670.0887

Opportunities for Berkeley students at Mills College

FYI for students still looking for H/SS courses for Spring:




I would like to make you aware of new opportunities for Berkeley students at Mills College in Oakland. Our students can now participate in special academic and residential programs offered by Mills, including:


  • Cross-registration in introductory biology (equivalent to BIOLOGY 1A + 1B), art studio courses, and more

  • Housing at Mills with shuttle service to and from Berkeley

  • Fast-tracked masters degrees for students who complete the Berkeley Charter of Professional Accountancy or BASE Summer Program through Haas


Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college that offers degree programs for undergraduate women and graduate degree and certificate programs for both women and men. Mills and Berkeley recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing collaboration between our two institutions.


For more information about Mills and student opportunities, visit the VCUE website or email berkeley-mills@berkeley.edu.




Catherine Koshland

Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
University of California, Berkeley
MC 1500
P - 510.643.5088
Applying to Grad School - Infosession

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!

Women in Tech: A Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
November 30, 2017  | 11:30am - 6:00pm
UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus, Santa Clara, CA
Despite evidence suggesting that diverse leadership teams can benefit workplace culture and the bottom line, female technologists and investors still often struggle to find support for their ideas.

This public half-day symposium will highlight the experience of women in the tech industry—from established companies to startups and the venture capital firms that support them. The event will also recognize those who have championed the advancement of women in technology through the WITI@UC Athena Awards. Attendees will come away with actionable suggestions for overcoming gender-based challenges and improving the workplace climate for all. 

Who should attend?

Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and leaders from academia or the public and private sectors interested in supporting a more diverse ecosystem for innovation and creating a welcoming environment for new ideas across the spectrum. We welcome the participation of women and their allies.
BME Graduate Program at UT

The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program at the University of Texas at Austin is accepting applications for admission until December 1, 2017 for fall 2018 program entry.


Flyer:  https://goo.gl/BeFHGX


As the graduate program coordinator, I serve as prospective students’ first point of contact. Please feel free to share my contact information with any students who would like additional information. 
Best wishes,
LACY WHITE, M.S., Graduate Program Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin | Biomedical Engineering | 512.475.8500 



Graduate School at Georgia Tech

The Woodruff School, ranked among the best graduate mechanical engineering programs in the United States, has 100 tenured or tenuretrack faculty members and an additional 15 faculty holding courtesy appointments, whose primary appointments are in other Schools at Georgia Tech.


If you're interested, please see the flyer at https://goo.gl/5jGwUu

UC Davis Study Abroad: Summer 2018 Programs

UC Davis Summer Abroad 2018 is offering several programs that may be of interest to you.


Japan, Sustainability of the Built Environment

Learn the principles of design for sustainability and their applications within the built environment of dynamic downtown Tokyo while also exploring many cultural treasures in Tokyo, Kyoto, Gifu, and Kyushu.


Iceland, Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice

What better way to study thermodynamics than in a country that is powered completely by geothermal and hydroelectric resources? From thundering waterfalls to towering volcanos and geothermal fields, you will experience Iceland in all its intrigue.


Australia, Engineering in Sydney

Spend the summer in beautiful Sydney as an engineering intern. Placements are customized according to students’ experiences, career goals, interests and skills, and are available at large and small companies in a variety of industries.


Spain, Engineering in Barcelona

Spend the summer on the coast of the Mediterranean in dynamic Barcelona as an engineering intern. Students will have the opportunity to learn Spanish, create professional networks, and go on excursions inside and outside the city.


Japan, Life Sciences
Explore aspects of life sciences in Japan such as active research labs, the world- famous Osaka aquarium, a yogurt fermentation factory, and much more.


UK, Brewing Science

Beer brewing is a convergence of diverse sciences (botany, plant physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, and more) in pursuit of a delightful product.


Ireland, Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle

Take Biological Sciences 2A in beautiful Ireland at University College Cork (UCC). 


For more information, please see http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/index.html

Engineeering Scholarships

AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship

$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, technology and/or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Application:  https://www.aftercollege.com/t/NBOTQ5NzhGM0/tT3LVVmZ2xO5nKWz/


AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Application:  https://www.aftercollege.com/t/g1QTdDN0NDMT/tT3LVVmZ2xO5nKWz/


AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

$500 - Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Application:  https://www.aftercollege.com/t/JFNkEzODRCRk/tT3LVVmZ2xO5nKWz/


EOP Graduation Gown Lending Project

The EOP Graduation Gown Lending Project (GGLP) are accepting applications from graduating EOP seniors who are in need of a graduation gown and cap rental for Fall 2017. Students who identify as either 1) low-income and/or 2) first generation and/or 3) historically underrepresented, are eligible to apply. If students are unsure of their EOP status, they can come by 119 Chavez to be verified. Gowns are distributed on a first come, first serve basis so students are encouraged to apply early. The application for Fall 2017 will close on November 26 at 11:59pm. Students will be notified if they have been approved by Monday, November 27. If there are any questions, please email.