Undergraduate Announcement 2/23/18


1)   If your student group or your ugrad research project group would like to table on Cal Day for MechE (that's in the Etcheverry/Soda Breezeway, specifically), please let me know by completing the following form at
https://goo.gl/forms/66Y3iYowkAi59iVC3 no later than Wednesday, March 7th.


2)  Reminder:  please send your pictures/captions for the MechE board.


Have a unbelievable weekend!



Engineering For Kids

Engineering For Kids - Volunteer Opportunity on March 17.  Engineering for Kids (E4K) Day hosts hundreds of 4th-6th grade 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 17. Sign-up here by March 3 or email volunteer@e4k.berkeley.edu for more information.

Shadow an Engineer

Curious what it's like to be an engineer in industry? Apply for Shadow an Engineer Program hosted by Society of Women Engineers! Through this program, you will have the opportunity to get real-life exposure at some of the most innovative companies in the area! This program will occur for 1 to 3 days over spring break and is an awesome chance to network with the company you might want to work for in the future. The application will close on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 4PM. Apply early! Check out the participating company descriptions and the Facebook eventAll genders are encouraged to apply. 

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!

Boeing Visit - Noon Deadline

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

Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle Design Challenge 2018

Gatik AI, a Silicon Valley-based AI start-up focusing on developing software for autonomous urban driving is hosting the Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle Design Challenge 2018Winning design will receive a cash prize, their design turned into a working prototype and fame! Register and submit online.

Summer school on Designing Technology for Social Impact - Deadline Today

We invite you to apply to a research Summer School on Designing
Technology for Social Impact (http://impact.infosci.cornell.edu).  In
this week-long research program, students will explore how technologies
express their designers' values, analyze what values and voices are
commonly embodied in technology, and look at ways to design technologies
to promote alternative perspectives and positive social impact. This
program is targeted to graduate students and rising seniors who are
underrepresented minorities. Our goal is to build a strong cohort of
up-and-coming researchers working in this area and connect them to
relevant research and faculty. Students from a variety of disciplines
are invited to attend, including - but not restricted to - informatics,
computer science, science and technology studies, communication, product
design, and visual arts.

The program runs from June 18th-June 22nd, 2018 on our campus in Ithaca,
NY. It is fully funded and provides for all travel costs from a home or
internship, lodging and meals for student participants. Any student can
apply for these programs, though we target underrepresented minorities.
The application can be accessed here:
https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kvZO8adltwKYJv or from the
program website. The application deadline is Friday, Feb 23, 2018.

Please feel free to contact us at cis-diversityprograms@cornell.edu with
any questions. This program is sponsored by Cornell Computing &
Information Science.

Phoebe Sengers and Vera Khovanskaya
Cornell University

Jasmine Jones
U. Minnesota

SMART Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

The Graduate Division is pleased to invite undergraduate students to apply for the 2018 Student Mentoring & Research Teams (SMART) Program.  The deadline for undergraduates to apply has been extended to Thursday, March 1, 2018.


Undergraduates can apply to any one of 24 projects, whether in or beyond their major. Specific qualifications can be found in the application materials. Undergraduates receive one-on-one mentoring from graduate students and a summer stipend in the amount of $3,500.


Undergraduate applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the upcoming informational meeting on Monday, February 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. in 309 Sproul Hall.

More information on the program and a link to the application portal can be found on the SMART Website at http://smart.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/


Fiona M. Doyle
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division

Sandia National Laboratories Internship & Job opportunities

Sandia is currently looking for full time staff, post docs, and interns for this coming summer!  We are projecting to hire over 100 staff members/post docs over the upcoming year.  We hire hundreds of interns each year at both our Livermore, CA and Albuquerque, NM sites.  To learn more about all of the great career opportunities and to search for currently open full time, post doc, and intern positions visit http://www.sandia.gov/careers/.


In particular, my department is searching for technical staff members who will perform thermal, fluid dynamics and/or reacting material (solid decomposition, gas phase combustion, fire) research, development, modeling, and simulation to support a variety of projects (e.g. nuclear safety and design and alternative energy related research). The successful candidate will use and potentially develop state-of-the-art tools to conduct computational simulations for one or more of the following application areas: conductive, convective, radiative transport, reacting flow, porous media flow and heat transfer, and thermal decomposition.  Experience with model or code development or GPU programming is also plus. .  If you are interested please search and apply to Job ID 660683.




Texas BME Cancer REU Accepting Applications for 2018

Application Deadline: February 26, 2018

The BME Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars for Cancer program, or BME CUReS Cancer, is an innovative REU partnering with Texas based-philanthropic organization Texas 4000. Texas 4000’s mission is to cultivate student leaders and engage communities in the fight against cancer. The summer scholars will work on projects with a team of faculty mentors that address key challenges in cancer research, while forging a connection with the local cancer-fighting community.

More information and application are online.

The BME CUReS Cancer Scholars will be paid a stipend of $5000 for the 10-week period. Additionally, scholars whose abstracts are accepted to the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Atlanta, Georgia next October will receive $650 to support their travel and presentation of their summer research.


Flyer: https://goo.gl/71s894

City & County of SF Summer Internship

2018 Summer Student Intern Program


Engineering · Architecture · Planning· Computer Science/Information Services

The City and County of San Francisco is seeking student interns for various engineering and architecture disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Surveying · GIS · IT staff. The City Departments that employ interns are the Airport Commission (SFO), Department of Building Inspection (DBI), Department of Technology (DT), Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), Port of San Francisco (Port), San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Public Works, and Recreation and Park Department (RPD). Interns will gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of experienced professional engineers, architects, planners and surveyors. Interns will participate in various activities in the respective City Departments.


Positions may be available in the following Areas:



Starting Salary:

$27.5375 per hour ($2,203 Bi-weekly salary)


Minimum Qualifications

At the time of filing, the applicant must be in an accredited Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Computer Science/Information Services Program · Mathematics at a university or a related field at a community college. An applicant must be returning to their undergraduate program or entering/continuing a graduate program in the Fall 2018. For students that have graduated, an applicant can be appointed to begin work within 6 months after graduation.


How to Apply

Please apply online: Submit the following (a) Cover letter (limited to 1 page), briefly addressing your interest in Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Computer Science/Information Services discipline area(s) and career goals, (b) a current resume; (c) your current college transcript all in pdf format. Failure to submit a copy of college transcripts with cover letter and resume may result in rejection of application. Submission date for college transcripts may be extended if it is impossible to obtain them by the filing date. Applicants must submit a signed statement explaining why transcripts cannot be obtained by the filing date. Extension requests will be granted on a case-by-case basis. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility that all application materials and support documentation be received in a complete and legible form.


General Information regarding City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx or a hard copy can be obtained at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94012.


Terms of Announcement: Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.


Right to work: All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the US. The list of acceptable verifications can be found at: http://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents/list-documents/form-i-9-acceptable-documents

Conviction History forms: As part of the application process, an applicant must also fill out a Conviction History form. Please note that the conviction history form should not be submitted with a job application unless you are instructed to do so in the job announcement.


Reasonable Accommodation Request: Information on requesting reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=33


Application packages must be submitted online at www.sfstudentintern.org (All file attachments should be in PDF format)


The following dates are tentative and subject to change:



BART promotion for Engineers Week - Twitter Town Hall - Today 2/23/2018 @ Noon!
BART is celebrating National Engineers Week this week by profiling a different engineering discipline each day, and holding a Twitter Town Hall on Friday, Feb. 23, from noon – 1 pm.
Your students can read the stories on the BART website and formulate questions to ask our engineers in real-time during the Town Hall on Friday.  So far we have published a story on Systems Engineering and one on Mechanical/Electrical Engineering. We will cover Structural Engineering on Wednesday and Civil Engineering on Thursday.
Below are the links to the relevant information. Students can follow along with the Town Hall on Friday by sending their questions to @SFBART on Twitter.
BART has many engineering jobs to fill (along with internships) and will have more in the future as we rebuild our system. We want your students to be aware of all the interesting challenges that come with working for BART, in hopes they may one day consider us on their career paths.