Undergraduate Announcement 2/16/18



1)  Deadline to add/drop classes or change grading option for non-degree tech courses is TODAY (Friday, 2/16).  Details below in the announcements.


Have a dynamite 3-day weekend, everyone!



Add/Drop Courses & Change Grading Option - Deadline 2/16

Friday, February 16 at 11:59 p.m., is the deadline to add or drop courses. By the end of Friday, you must be enrolled in at least 12 units and at least two technical courses that fulfill requirements for your major.


Friday is also the deadline to change your grading option in technical courses that cannot fulfill any requirements for your major.


Please remember that technical courses that can be used to fulfill any requirement for your major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition to the core major courses, many COE majors include a minimum number of technical elective units or engineering units, so if the course you are taking can count toward those unit requirements for your degree, you must take it for a letter grade.


Please note that CalCentral will let you change your grading option in any class until the end of the tenth week, March 23. While COE policy states that you may change your grading option in your H/SS courses until the tenth week, you are not permitted to change your grading option in your technical courses after the end of the fifth week (Friday, February 16). If you change the grading option for any of your technical courses after Friday (2/16), the grading option will be changed back.

ASME General Meeting
Tuesday, February 20th | 6:30 to 7:30 PM | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

Come to our first GM of the spring semester! ASME will be announcing some changes to our board and club structure, as well as some exciting events/opportunities. We are looking for more officers to join! 

Food will be provided (most likely Cheeseboard)
Spring Internship & Summer Job Fair

The Cal Career Center is hosting it's annual Internship & Summer Job Fair (two days) with more than 90 organizations!


  • Day 1: Engineering, Science & Tech Opportunities, Wednesday, February 21, 12 - 4 p.m. Participating employers include: Focal Systems, Blackberry, Samsung, Belden, eBay, Abbott, We Work, ZapLabs, BD, Stottler Henke and many more!
  • Day 2: Business, Public Service & Non-Profit Opportunities, Thursday, February 22, 12 - 4 p.m. Participating employers include: Peet's Coffee, Oakland Museum of California, Ecology Action, Coaching Corps, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Berkeley Research Group, Macy's Inc., Blue State Digital and many more!


Preview the entire employer directory in Handshake! (Tip: use the "Career Fair Sessions" search option to see who is coming each day) 

Women in Leadership Conference

Join the Berkeley Haas Women In Leadership group for their annual conference, March 17, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. This year's theme is Evolve: Develop. Progress. Advance, and you'll spend the day immersed in conversation with over 300 emerging and current business leaders. Sounds great! How do I sign up? Get your tickets here!

Engineering For Kids - Volunteer Opportunity on March 17th
Engineering for Kids (E4K) Day hosts hundreds of 4-6th students for a free one-day science and engineering education event where kids can participate in fun, hands-on engineering activities. We are looking for volunteers to help with our event on Saturday, March 17th. Sign-up to volunteer at e4k.berkeley.edu/volunteer. Please visit our website or contact volunteer@e4k.berkeley.edu for more information.
Please let me know if you have any questions. 
Thank you,
Cara Wolfe
E4K Student Volunteer Coordinator
Boeing Day Spring 2018 Application
Interested in the Aerospace Industry? Want a chance to take a VIP tour of the Boeing factory where some of the largest aircrafts are built? If so, apply to take part in this year’s “Boeing Day” at the Everett, Washington site on March 30th, 2018 (during Spring Break).

The day will consist of tours, lunch with their senior leadership, and guest speakers from across the company. You’ll get the chance to see what it’s like to be an engineer at Boeing and all the different opportunities available through the company.

Transportation (from UC Berkeley to Washington and back) and lodging will be covered by UC Berkeley SWE! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!


Application link: https://tinyurl.com/boeing-day-2018

Event date: March 29th, 2018 to March 30th, 2018

Location: Everett, Washington

Application Deadline: February 23rd, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Not Too Late - STEM Summer Research Programs

Deadlines are fast approaching, but we still have 100+ programs in our database that have deadlines coming up in the next 45 days.  All programs in our database are funded programs -- most provide a stipend of around $3,000 - $5,000 plus travel and housing.  Students can use our advanced search page to find programs with upcoming deadlines:




And this quick video tutorial on using our search engine may be helpful:



Any students who need help finding a program should feel free to email me. 




Liv Detrick, Senior Advisor

David Siegfried, Executive Director

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)


Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pathways-to-Science-120825625433/

To become a member: http://pathwaystoscience.org/giving.aspx

Hiring: Digital Marketing Undergraduate Interns at the Fung Institute
We seek students with real interest in social media and marketing; team players who relish the challenge of helping us take our marketing efforts to the next level. We operate in an internship model, where we take your personal and professional growth seriously. You will be given as much responsibility as you can handle, as well as the support you need to grow. Our work culture is caring, positive, high performing, accountable and collaborative, and we’re looking for that in our interns.
These are shared skill sets between the open intern positions: email marketing, social media marketing, copywriting, analytics, graphic design, videography, and photography. In your cover letter, please rank them in terms of your current skill level and interests.
Shared Team Responsibilities:
  • Content Creation: Investigates, interviews, and develops media about current students, alumni, staff, faculty, and industry partners
  • Social Media Marketing: Helps develop and execute our marketing and social media strategies. Manages and grows our current marketing channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Medium. Uses social media analytics to hone campaigns for efficacy; set up metrics for each channel, monitor, and keep team latest social media trends and innovations
  • Email Marketing: Creates, manages, and monitors performance of email campaigns via Hubspot
  • Relationship  Management: Finds creative ways to engage our audience—spark conversations and develop relationships with campus and industry partners. Manages on-campus club relationships with engineering clubs and organizations
  • Website and Analytics: Maintains web metrics and spearhead reporting via Google Analytics. Monitors for trends and areas for growth on our website
  • Attends weekly marketing team meetings with the expectation to lead on occasion
  • Assists at Fung Institute events as needed
Required qualifications:
  • UC Berkeley undergraduate student, available throughout academic year (Sept-May)
  • Exceptional command of English: efficient and effective writing and editing abilities
  • Strong analytical ability: Delves into analytics to improve processes; willingness to learn and research solutions independently
  • Creativity: Finds creative ways to engage specific audiences
  • Independent worker with ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent task management and problem-solving skills.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Professional experience with social media accounts
  • Google Analytics experience
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop expertise
  • WordPress.org experience
  • Photography and/or videography expertise
  • Experience with email strategy or content management system platforms
  • Required training with current interns during Spring 2018, 10-15 hours total (paid)
  • 10 hours per week, beginning Fall 2018
  • Potential to begin work Summer 2018
  • Compensation: Student Assistant III, depending on experience, $13.75-25.00 per hour.
How to Apply: Please submit a single PDF document including your cover letter and resume to Fung_Mk.830opcx74bcipuhm@u.box.com. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 5, 2018.

Full details about the position: https://funginstitute.berkeley.edu/digital-marketing-intern/

Participate in the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster Session
Engineering Student Services is pleased to present the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster Session

Date: Monday, April 30th 
Time: 12 to 2 pm 
Location:  Hearst Memorial Mining Building Lobby  

Undergraduate students (ranging from freshmen to seniors) will be presenting their research on a wide range of projects across the College of Engineering.

How to Participate: 
The poster session is open to all College of Engineering undergraduate students working Engineering Faculty!

The deadline to submit Abstracts is April 15th 

Undergraduate Volunteers Needed - Expanding Your Horizons Conference

We need YOU at Expanding Your Horizons!

EYH is a conference for 5th-8th grade girls that serves to introduce them to careers in STEAM through an array of fun interactive workshops.

When: Saturday, March 17th from 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: University of California, Berkeley

This year we will be hosting ~450 conference attendees from surrounding East Bay communities.  As an undergraduate mentor, you will assist workshop leaders, join the girls for lunch, share your STEAM experience, and act as a positive role model throughout the day. We do ask that our undergraduate mentors identify as womxn or non-binary. All are welcome to serve as general volunteers.

In addition to conference day participation, volunteers are REQUIRED to attend a training session.

SIGN-UP to volunteer and/or get more information at ocf.berkeley.edu/~eyh/
Questions? E-mail us at eyh.ucb.volunteer@gmail.com

Makeathon / Summer Fellowship, IDEO CoLab
Interested in working with a group of world class designers, businesspeople and technologists to explore emerging technologies like blockchain and AI, to understand how they’ll affect the way we live, work, and play?
The IDEO CoLab is holding a makeathon—an action packed, high energy dive into the IDEO technology-led design process—to select our class of fellows for a paid summer fellowship. 
Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Location: San Francisco and Boston
Learn more and apply to participate by February 12th here and reach out to admin@ideocolab.com with questions.
About the CoLab:
The CoLab is IDEO’s R&D network. We bring together like-minded organizations and use design to explore emerging technology.
Upcoming Manufacturing Field Trips

These upcoming manufacturing field trips are now open to all students:


•FactoryOS: 2/20, 10:30am-12pm
•General Foundry: 2/23, 10:45am-12:30pm
LAUNCH’s Inaugural 30-Hour Makeathon - March 16 & 17

MASH is a startup competition that lets Berkeley’s best and brightest students act as co-founders of LAUNCH accelerator startups for 30 hours. While together, teams have a simple goal: ship something new.


What exactly qualifies as “something new” is in the eye of the beholder. Our startups at LAUNCH have promising products and killer teams, but they’re all facing different challenges on their journeys to the moon: some need new branding collateral, others a new machine-learning algorithm, or 3D model, or financial model, or adjacent market analysis.

Click here to check out our 2018 cohort of startups.


If you’re a Berkeley student with a skill that a startup could use — and want to help us create a new tradition that will shape Cal entrepreneurship for years to come — apply here to act like a member of a LAUNCH team for 30 hours.

If one of our teams needs the help that you’re ready to give, they’ll bring you on as a new member of the team for 30 hours. You’ll get first-hand experience working with a startup, add a new (badass) project to your portfolio, flex those technical, legal, or business skills, and — who knows? — maybe you’ll be a perfect fit for a longer-term role.


Your time commitment is 30 hours, starting at 9am on Friday, March 16th. That’ll get you out by 3 on St. Patties Day, leaving you plenty of time to embrace your inner Irish (and we’ll supply all participants complementary Shamrock Shakes).


Oh, and did we mention that the best “ships” will win a $500 prizeApply today!

Internships at Edwards

Position: Summer Intern Position – 1

Job Description: The summer intern will be helping Advanced Material Testing (AMT) group on their needs. The summer intern will be involved in developing a state of the art bench top tester to test various products including devices to fix mitral regurgitation and tricuspid regurgitation. The intern also will be involved in physician, engineering training and product development. In this position the intern will make and modify existing fixtures using ProE or Solidworks. This intern also might be involved in nitinol testing and will participate in performing DSC, BFR, corrosion, tensile, etc. testing under supervision of an engineer. This includes making fixtures for the test, writing test procedures and reports. The intern will collaborate with engineers and other interns on other various projects.


Position: Summer Intern Position – 2

Job Description: This position will support the research and development activities in the Advanced Materials Technology laboratory. Specific responsibility may include test method development, test fixtures and tooling design, test equipment setup and operation and data collection with careful observation and understanding of any test deviations.  Solid background in materials sciences and engineering, familiarity with mechanical, corrosion and fatigue testing and equipment is desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication is required. Must be able to work independently and possess good mechanical amplitude and strong analytical capability. Graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering or Mechanical Engineering majors is preferred.


Position: Summer Intern Position – 3

Job Description: The summer intern position is in the advanced material group in R&D. The intern will be involved in the development of a tissue material property calibration methodology. He/she will be responsible for developing the testing fixture as well as performing the tests on tissues samples. This test data would be used for calibrating material model for computational modeling of cardiac tissues. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with an background in biomedical engineering or other related engineering field who is comfortable with handing test equipment like load cells etc. as well as tissue. The intern will be working in a cross functional team collaborating with other interns and engineers on related project.   


Interested students should send Nima Nia their resumes at Nima_Nia@edwards.com

"How to Build the Future" DeCal: apply by Friday!
Want to hear legends like Steve Wozniak, Tesla founder Marc Tarpenning, and Flexport founder Ryan Peterson speak on campus? Enroll in 'How to Build the Future', where every week prominent founders, local business owners, and faculty members come in to speak about their ventures and how to get started on entrepreneurship. Class will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 - 8PM and it’s perfect for any student curious about startups.
More info + apply for Decal: www.thefuture.build
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Student Mentoring & Research Teams (SMART) Program

UC Berkeley undergraduates are invited to apply for the 2018 Student Mentoring & Research Teams (SMART) Program. 


The application deadline is Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (PST).

SMART is a summer program designed to encourage graduate student professional development and to foster undergraduate research through mentoring. Approximately 24 undergraduate mentees will be selected; each mentee will work with a graduate student research mentor in summer 2018 and receive a $3,500 stipend. 

If you are interested in applying to the 2018 SMART Program, please visit our website at http://smart.berkeley.edu/. The undergraduate application, a description of the projects for the 2018 SMART Program, eligibility criteria for undergraduates, and other information about the program can be accessed at http://smart.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/.


Undergraduates interested in the 2018 SMART Program are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 309 Sproul Hall.


Questions about the SMART Program should be directed to Sarah Macdonald, NSF-SMART Postdoctoral Fellow at smartmentoring@berkeley.edu.

Job Opportunity in Northern California

Mechanical Engineering position available in Anderson, California!



Employee owned large machine manufacturer in Anderson, CA is looking for a mechanical engineer. This is a full time, long term position. New graduates welcome!



Competitive salary ($55,000-70,000 starting wage depending on experience), Benefits Package



-Evaluates mechanical and electromechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs; applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and materials.
-Confirms system and product capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods; testing properties.
-Develops mechanical and electromechanical products by studying customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials; soliciting observations from operators.
-Develops manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components.
-Assures system and product quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and system capabilities; confirming fabrication, assembly, and installation processes.
-Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
-Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests.
-Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
-Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special services.
-Maintains system and product data base by writing computer programs and entering data.
-Completes projects by training and guiding technicians.
-Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
-Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.



-Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
-Excellent analysis skills
-Design skills and strong knowledge of various design software, specifically Solidworks (3+ years of Solid works experience required)
-Strong presenting skills, especially presenting technical information in an easy-to-understand way
-Ability to see the whole project, while keeping details clear, and a focus on quality


To apply, please email your resume to Tiana Cole: tcole@o2es.com or visit our website: www.o2es.com


Link to job: https://o2employmentservices.com/job-board-blog/mechanical-engineer/

Funding Opportunities for Research in Japan

Are you interested in research, collaboration and travel opportunities in Japan?  Hundreds of attractive funding opportunities are available to all fields (social-science, humanities,


STEM, multi-disciplinary) for research at all Japanese Universities and public research institutions.

If you want to know more, don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about funding options directly from the alumni and staff of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)*.
International Fellowships for Research in Japan Information Session with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)*

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
UC Berkeley, Sproul Hall(3rd floor)

12:00 - Opening remarks
12:05 - Presentation on JSPS
12:10 - Presentation on fellowship eligibility and application procedures
12:25 - Fellowship alumni talk
12:40 - Q/A session and networking

RSVP for UCB Info Session

*JSPS is the largest research-funding agency in Japan, under the auspices of the Japanese Ministry of Education.


2018 REU in Multifunctional Materials - Texas A&M University

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University will offer its 3rd annual Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program this summer.  Your assistance in circulating the below flyer is kindly requested to announce this great opportunity for students to gain research experience. The application itself will only take a few minutes of the interested participant's time, although we do also ask for a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation.

The deadline has been extended to: FEBRUARY 16, 2018!