Undergraduate Announcement 10/14/16



1. Save The Date:  The Annual ME Ugrad Welcome Event will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, 10/26, in the Etch/Soda Breezeway.  There will be food (Top Dog!)  and gifts for the new incoming students!


Enjoy the lovely (rainy, hopefully!) weekend!


Design Night workshop: Intro to CAD in Fusion 360

Design Night #3: Intro to CAD in Fusion 360

In this workshop, you will learn how to model a basic part using Autodesk’s newest product design platform: Fusion 360. You will also learn about Fusion’s cloud-based benefits, as well as a brief overview of the various workspaces (Modeling, Rendering, Sculpt, CAM, Simulation, etc). 
No experience with CAD (computer-aided design) or Fusion is needed for this workshop. Participants will leave the workshop:
  • understanding basic part modeling in Fusion 360
  • understanding the browser and timeline features in Fusion 360
  • understanding general project/data management in Fusion 360
  • equipped with a general overview of Fusion 360 workspaces (Modeling, Rendering, Sculpt, CAM, Simulation, etc)

Design Nights are one-off workshops aimed at providing students accessible entry points to design and making. They are free, open to all UC Berkeley students, and do not require a Maker Pass for participation.

Northrop Grumman Talks and Dinner

Interested in aerospace, physics, or astronomy?

On Thursday, October 20th, Aerospace SAE and the Society of Physics Students will be hosting Jon Arenberg, the Chief Engineer of the James Webb Telescope, from Northrop Grumman. Join us at LeConte from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM for dinner and insights from one of the top physicists in aerospace industry!

RSVP and more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/162661077520233/

2017 Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Competition!

Applications being accepted for the 2017 Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations competition! Over the last 25 years, the Imaginations design competition has been bringing in diverse talent for internships at Imagineering, and many of those interns have become full time Imagineers. Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects. What an exciting opportunity to showcase your skills, training, education and experience to Imagineering! The deadline to apply is October 28th so don’t delay!

STEMinisits Wanted! | Data Science Certificate
Dear Women in STEM student community,
According to glassdoor.com, the average salary for a data scientist is $113,000/year.  Now many of us may not have considered a career trajectory like this however with women making up only 26% of tech industry employees (source: American association of university women) - there is a huge need for female diversity in this field.  So - what could help you explore these types of data science skills sets that you can leverage into a higher paying position?  Our Cal NERDS solution is STEMinist... a data science certificate initiative (three sessions in one semester).  This opportunity helps participants pivot into internships and job opportunities in the tech industry.  Goals include developing a female tech industry ready workforce, providing insight into tech-related career trajectories, connecting with positive female industry role models, career preparation, and creating hands-on experiences with data science and coding in R.
  • Student cost:  FREE
  • Some of our Alumni are going to be part of these three session experience.
  • We have some great partners including Data School who will be teaching the modules, 5050pledge.com who will be helping us with role models, and others who are committed to your success and exposure to the tech industry as a career trajectory.
  • Each session will be made up of data science training and career preparation.
  • If you are graduating this December 2016 or May 2017 - this may be a great investment of your time and energy to help you find a well paying tech related position.
  • Our target audience is STEM undergrad and graduate students who identify as female. We realize there is no perfect time to do this training - however we hope that the 18 hours that you invest with us will be transformational and give you a career advantage. 
  • Session 1 of 3:  Fri., Oct. 14th, Noon to 6 pm
  • Session 2 of 3:  Fri., Oct. 21st, Noon to 6 pm
  • Session 3 of 3:  Fri., Nov. 4th, Noon to 6 pm
  • To earn your STEMinist data science training certificate we ask that you fully participate in all three sessions. Our certificate ceremony will be on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 during our STEMinist power panel speaker event (6 to 7:30 pm on campus).
  • This idea for this initiative was based on my experience as a re-entry transfer student and how I taught myself to code which I leveraged into a job at Hewlett Packard. Since I was not a computer science major I could not take the coding classes I wanted to and at the time there were no programs like this for me to be involved with. So it is my hope that this experience will give UC Berkeley Women in STEM an opportunity to become tech industry ready.
  • I am sure you have questions, please text me at #510.778.5165. Follow us on twitter | @CalSTEMinist #CalSTEMinist #CalNERDS
Thanks for your consideration.
Kind Regards, Di
STEMinist Initiative Director
Before The Flood Film Screening Event
Before the Flood Film Screening, Friday October 14th, 6:30-8:30pm, 180 Tan Hall
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents an engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe. DiCaprio interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today to transition our economic and political systems into environmentally friendly institutions. Subjects of the film include: Leonardo DiCaprio, President Barack Obama, Former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis.

Join us for a free screening of this upcoming film on October 14th, followed by a discussion led by the ASUC Sustainability Team. Food provided!


Allie Lalor
University of California, Berkeley | College of Natural Resources
Environmental Science, B.S. | Energy and Resources Minor
allielalor@berkeley.edu | 408.220.5214
Sustainability Coordinator | Cal Dining
Events Associate | Student Environmental Resource Center
Study Abroad Panel

Study Abroad Panel for Engineering Students, Monday, October 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Sibley Auditorium. Hear from a panel of current engineering students about their experiences overseas, the programs they participated in and the steps they took to make study abroad fit into their schedule. Representatives from the Education Abroad Program (EAP) and ESS will be there to answer questions about transferring credits, financial aid and any other questions you may have. Food will be provided. Please RSVP so we’ll have enough food!

Graduate Program in CSE, UT Austin

My name is Stephanie Rodriguez and I am the Graduate Coordinator for the Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM) program at the University of Texas at Austin. We are an interdisciplinary program housed within the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). 


A link to our program's website is below.



Please contact me if you have any questions at all about our program or admissions process. Interested students may contact me directly with questions. Thank you!



Stephanie Rodriguez
Graduate Coordinator
Computational Science, Engineering, & Mathematics Program
Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences
201 East 24th St C0200
Austin, TX 78712-1229
HOURS: 9:00am - 1:00pm, M-F
LeaderShape Applications Open

The application for LeaderShape, January 8-13, 2017, is now online. This one week is designed to equip you with skills related to community building, identifying and communicating a vision, goal setting, leading with ethics and integrity, inclusive leadership, team dynamics, understanding behavioral styles, emotional intelligence, and group decision-making. Any 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year undergraduate student who is either in the College of Engineering or an active member of an engineering student organization is welcome to apply. Applications due Wednesday, October 26.

Find out more about the free six-day adventure that can be one of the best memories of your college years. Attend an info session:

  • Monday, October 17, 7pm, 240 Bechtel Engineering Center, Dinner served, please RSVP.
  • Thursday, October 20, 6pm, 225 Bechtel Engineering Center, Dinner served, please RSVP.
Berkeley International Office Coffee Chat

International engineering students are invited to join Berkeley International Office for Free Coffee Tuesdays at Daily Pint, 3-4pm. It is a chance to gather, chat and make new connections. Coffee included.

This Saturday: Game of Drones

Interested in UAVs? Let’s explore the future of drone market together with industry leaders.

For consumer drone industry, we have invited Max Qu, the Chief Research Scientist of Zero Zero Robotics. Their flagship product is a foldable selfie drone called Hover Camera.

For business drone market, we have Alexander Harmsen , the founder of Iris Automation, a Y-combinator startup with a team from NASA, Boeing and PhDs in computer vision.

In addition, we’re also excited to have professor Mark Mueller whose research focuses on unmanned Aerial Vehicles, dynamics and control.

This discussion will be highly interactive and everyone can chat with speakers face-to-face. We will provide snacks and drink as well.




Seats are very limited. Please RSVP your spot by clicking http://tinyurl.com/jx5w92o as soon as possible! See you at the event!

Free Design Workshops This Weekend With Innovative Design: HEX 2016

Innovative Design welcomes you to our third HEX: Hone & Explore, a series of workshops where students come to learn and teach design!

Join us for a weekend of free, drop-in workshops for all skill levels! Come out to learn from and meet fellow design-minded bears. Alumni, friends and family welcome too!
Workshops run hourly from 12 PM - 4 PM on Sat Oct 15th and Sun Oct 16th in 242 and 234 Dwinelle. No experience is necessary for interested students!
We also encourage auditing workshops of different skill levels and disciplines. Come in, hang out and observe the process.



Drop-in Career Counseling Appointments for Eng/STEM Students

20 min Drop-in Career Counseling Appointments for Engineering/STEM Students
Wednesdays, 1PM to 4PM, Engineering Student Services (Bechtel 230)

Each Wednesday, Katie Crawford provides first-come, first served appointments for all Engineering/STEM majors. No appointment necessary, just walk in any time after 12PM (earlier the better!) and sign up for a 20 minute slot at the counter in Bechtel 230. 
Drop-ins are meant to be 'quick' appointments — no more than 20 mins — and are best used for straight-forward topics (e.g., reviewing resumes, identifying resources, questions about Handshake, etc.)

If drop-ins don't work for your schedule or you think you'll need more time, you can: 

UC Davis Summer Abroad

UC Davis Summer Abroad programs offer students short, intensive academic courses that are complemented with a wealth of excursions and cultural activities. All of our programs are built around UC Davis courses and are led by UC Davis faculty. Many provide opportunities for students to visit non-English speaking countries while doing their coursework in English. Class sizes are small — 18-30 students — allowing for an intimate learning experience. UC Davis Summer Abroad is open to all University of California students and students from other US institutions.  Please see the following page for more info.:  http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/index.html.

3 Weeks Left In The Halloween Makers' Contest At Jacobs Hall!

Hi everyone,

October 31st is less than three weeks away--have you started on your costume yet? 
Make sure you're ready for Halloween, and the Halloween Makers' Contest, by using your Maker Pass to create your costume, prop, and/or decorations*! The contest winners will be determined at the Halloween party on October 31st (RSVP on Facebook).
"What about prizes?" you say?
Good luck!
*Please note one update to the contest rules: No functional or realistic weapons.
AKPsi Presents: SEEDJAM - UC Berkeley's Startup Product Expo



If you're interested in tech startups, venture capital, or free food, check out SEEDJAM, UC Berkeley’s hardware product expo that is being held nextWednesday, October 19th.

We've invited some great speakers from companies like KPCB, YCombinator, and TechCrunch, as well as innovative Bay Area startups like Podo, Inboard, and Wearhaus. You'll be able to hear from industry-leading venture capitalists while being able to see and try out all of the hardware products of the companies that are exhibiting (and grab some cool swag from them too).

This is an especially great event if you're into business, computer science, or tech in general. If any of this sounds interesting to you, please hit "Going" on our Facebook event for further details so that you're always up to date on what's going on with SEEDJAM.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to either reach out to me or visit the website at http://seedjam.com. Thank you so much - hope to see you there!

Making It Happen: Stories of Diversity in Technology (10/20)

STC (Student Technology Council) is hosting an event called Making it Happen: Stories of Diversity in Tech at the MCC on Thursday, October 20th from 5-7PM.


Interested in what the tech sector has to offer, coding jobs and otherwise? Want to hear how POC and other minorities made a space in tech for themselves? This fall the STC is partnering with Tequity, FemTech, and the Multicultural Community Center to present a panel of 4 tech professionals telling their stories of breaking into the tech sector, and what it has to offer for everyone!


October Resources, Support, and Opportunities in Research

There are a bunch of great opportunities coming up from OURS (Office of Undergraduate Studies)!  Check out the calendar at http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ugr.html.  Also, http://research.berkeley.edu/opportunities for things on or off-campus.

Student Project Manager Needed

Please see goo.gl/m01APa.

Prizes and Honors Competitive Prize Contest 2016-2017

Please see goo.gl/sH6tcR.