Undergraduate Announcement 10/7/16



1.  Regarding the Spring 2017 course schedule:

-We are planning to offer ME 110 and will be adding it to the schedule as soon as the instructor is hired.

-ME 131 will not be offered


2.  Drop-In Faculty Advising will be happening 10am-4pm in 3110 Etcheverry Hall next Tuesday (10/11).  You may see any faculty member in attendance.

Please bring:

- An unofficial transcript (from CalCentral)

- A copy of the ME curriculum (with your completed courses X'ed out)

- A completed ME Degree Check form


3.  If you would like to see your Faculty Adviser, please visit them during their office hours.

Please bring:

- An unofficial transcript (from CalCentral)

- A copy of the ME curriculum (with your completed courses X'ed out)

- A completed ME Degree Check form


4.  More information about Spring 2017 course advising can be found at http://www.me.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/resources/advising/me-faculty-advising.


5.  Don't forget that PTS has office hours today from 11-1 in 5112 Etcheverry.  They are great tutors and can help with Math/Chem/Physics courses too!


Have a ridiculously good weekend!


Early Bird Internship Fair - 10/13

Oct 13, 11-3pm

Sign up on Handshake

Apply For A TGIF Fall Mini-Grant

For more information on past grants and the application process, visit our website here. For any questions and concerns, feel free to email us at tgif_info@berkeley.edu


For one-on-one help with the the application process, Office Hours will be held in 102 Sproul on the following days:


Monday October 17th

10:00am-12:00pm Sharon Daraphonhdeth | TGIF Coordinator

1:00pm-3:00pm Madeline Green | TGIF Program Associate


Tuesday October 18th

10:00am-12:00pm Sharon Daraphonhdeth | TGIF Coordinator


Wednesday October 19th

10:00am-12:00pm Sharon Daraphonhdeth | TGIF Coordinator

2:00pm-4:00pm Madeline Green | TGIF Program Associate


TGIF mini-grants are great ways to develop leadership skills while creating a visible impact on our campus. We welcome applications from any major and/or department-- everyone can go green!

Opportunity at MIT for 1st Internat'l Symposium
The 1st International Symposium for Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) is now accepting student poster submissions. If you’ve created something - in class or as a hobby - and want to share it, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for cool stuff made by enthusiastic and passionate student makers. Accepted poster presenters will be given space to display hardware. Show your passion for making - submit a poster today! 
Submission guidelines: 
To submit, please send a 500 word abstract or summary to isam2016@mit.edu by October 9th. Be sure to include your main idea/s and relevant images. Not to exceed one page. 
Other Details: 

ISAM joins the people, knowledge and inspiration that help create Higher Ed makerspaces to maximize impact on the student learning experience and alumni success.

Receive up to $5k for your Student Technology Fund (STF) Project Proposal

The Student Technology Fund (STF) project proposal submission process is now open for fast track projects with a cap of $5000 per project.



Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fund Committee. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, ASUC/GA, academic department, or other functional unit.



This fee, assessed at $51 per semester, provides funding to negotiate with commercial software vendors on behalf of students to secure volume licensing of software such as Microsoft Office, Matlab, and Adobe Creative Cloud.  It also provides funding to support additional student technology services and initiatives.  Funds are prohibited from subsidizing core information technology infrastructure.


Funding categories include:

  • Applications and Software Development
  • Commercial Software Licensing
  • Hardware and Technology Equipment Acquisition
  • Investigative and Planning Projects
  • Events
  • Training, Support, and Access to Technology Programs



Before submitting a proposal, please review the Proposal and Funding Guidelines located at http://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply/how-apply

Instructions and link to the online project proposal form are also available here.



October 9, 2016: Online proposals due for the Fall 2016 Fast-Track review process

The complete calendar for 2016-17 can be found here: http://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply/deadlines



Proposals will be reviewed by the Student Technology Fund Committee (STFC) during the fall semester, with the intent of  allocating funds in the month of January 2017.

If you have any questions about the STF project proposal submission process, please visit techfund.berkeley.edu

Thank you,


Ethan McSpadden and Marissa Reynoso
Student Technology Fund Committee Co-Chairs

UCB's 1-Year Master of Engineering InfoSession

Berkeley's Master of Engineering Degree Highlights

    1 year innovative curriculum merging technology with management
    Unique real-world capstone industry projects with companies like NASA, NetApp, Siemens, Samsung, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and more
    Team-oriented cohort experience
    Dedicated career services staff to guide you through your job search
    World-class Berkeley Engineering faculty & research facilities
    Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area setting & Silicon Valley entrepreneurial culture

The one-year Master of Engineering program here at Cal strives to develop leaders who are able to draw equally on their managerial and technical strengths, as they tackle major technological challenges and create innovative solutions in real-world settings.


I would like to invite you to learn more about our program and attend our on-campus information session this Tuesday, Oct 11 from 12-1pm.

I will be joined by current Master of Engineering students who were Cal undergrad alums that would love to share their experiences from this exciting program. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and I look forward to seeing you there!


Register here:
10/11 (Tuesday) 12-1pm
Lunch will be provided, so please register to make sure we have enough.

Position Open at RetroVascular, Inc.

RetroVascular, Inc is looking for a R&D Engineer (EE, BME, ME) with start-up experience (3+ years), that can take on multiple roles.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: developing and conducting bench testing; documenting test results in lab notebooks or reports to support Design Control efforts; working with outside contract test facilities; working with material and component vendors and contract manufacturers; product design, prototyping, and development; modeling tissue-energy interactions and RF energy delivery system (FEA, PSpice, SolidWorks); working with Quality Manager to maintain Design Control documentation; supporting preclinical testing.


More anticipated qualifications:

-          Track record of hands-on experience working with electromechanical devices

-          Ability to design and conduct R&D experiments, acquire and analyze data, identify and solve technical problems, and present testing results with derived conclusions

-          Must be detail oriented, and able to work both independently and collaboratively with strong work ethics

-          Software skills for data processing and analysis required (e.g., Matlab, MathCad, Maple)

-          Familiarity and experience with RF applications, catheters, and guidewires desired

-          Previous tissue ablation, electro-thermal analysis, circuit design, or Impedance matching experience preferred

-          Medical Imaging (X-ray, CT), histological analysis, or machining experience a plus


Interested parties should contact Ian Gu at iangu@retrovascular.com



Financial Analyst Positions

To: Cal seniors, master’s degree candidates, and recent graduates

Subject: Very attractive Financial Analyst positions for Cal students and grads from any major

Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth, one of the largest independent wealth management organizations in the U.S., welcomes seniors, non-MBA master’s degree candidates, or recent Cal graduates from any major to apply for very attractive Financial Analyst positions based in Menlo Park, starting in July 2017.  Please feel free to share this information with Cal friends who might be interested.


Students may learn more by visiting us online at www.brfadvisors.com.  We will conduct on-campus interviews on October 25th and 26th.  We invite students to submit resumes and interview materials via Handshake prior to October 13th

Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth advises clients with approximately $10 billion of combined assets under management and has offices in Menlo Park, Chicago, New York and Atlanta.   We provide sophisticated investment advice and integrated comprehensive planning to high net worth families and related foundations.  We endeavor always to do the right thing by our clients.  Careful to minimize conflicts of interest with our clients, we neither sell products nor receive commissions.  We believe the quality of our people meaningfully distinguishes us from many advisory firms. 


We welcome candidates who wish to join a close-knit West Coast team with a high degree of camaraderie, collaboration, mentorship, and professional standards.  We give substantial early responsibility and client contact to Financial Analysts.  We provide many opportunities for learning, enrichment, and career development.  We are committed to a healthy work-life balance, and our Financial Analysts work significantly fewer hours than analysts in comparable positions.  Nevertheless, compensation is highly competitive with top-tier banks and consulting firms.  Past Financial Analysts have a compelling track record of gaining admission to top-tier business schools.


We hope to hire truly great team players who have the potential to become partners in our organization in the future.  We seek colleagues who are highly ethical, empathetic, team-oriented, analytical, motivated, and intellectually curious.  Ideal candidates will possess great interpersonal skills, excellent judgment, broad problem-solving skills, and a professional, service-oriented demeanor.


Thank you very much for your interest.

Steve Rehmus

Enter the Halloween Makers' Contest at Jacobs Hall!
Tutoring Jobs

Study Smarter, a small, top-level tutoring business based in the East -
Bay Area, is looking to hire enthusiastic new math tutors who have a
defined knowledge in the following: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and
calculus.  We are also looking to hire physics, chemistry, and biology
tutors who would be able to tutor all the way up to the high school AP
level. We’re searching for strategy-oriented people who can help every
student achieve a personal best. This position comes with a fun, casual
work environment as well as extensive support and job mentoring.

The ideal applicant is conscientious with a dynamic personality, has
strong interpersonal ability, and has an interest in skill development.
Although applicants should be enthusiastic and willing to learn, no prior
teaching experience is required. Paid training begins after hiring.

Tutors will work 5-40 hours per week and be given fully paid health,
dental, and vision benefits if hours are greater than 25 per week.  Start
date and schedule are flexible.

If you’re interested in teaching, learning about learning, fantastic
coworkers, and flexibility, please get in touch.


-    A commitment through mid-June 2017 (with flexible scheduling throughout)
-    Reliable personal transportation

Please apply by calling 510.350.8444 and submitting a resume and cover
letter to jobs@studysmarter.com.


Thank you again.



Wayde Nishimura
Director of Operations



Latinos in Technology Scholarship

Applications for the Latinos in Technology Scholarship  accepted now until Wednesday, Dec. 7.


This scholarship, established with Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, will present up to 100 Latino students with up to $30,000 in scholarship aid to help them continue their education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Recipients will also have the opportunity to be placed into internships with leading companies in Silicon Valley.


Please share information about this scholarship with potentially eligible students.



Contact 650.450.5487 or scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org with questions.

Nuclear Engineering Infosession

Interested in switching to NE or doing the ME/NE Joint Degree?  Be sure to attend one of the upcoming NE Infosessions.


Opportunities for Nuclear Engineering undergraduate students include - Laboratory Research, Design Research, Community Outreach, Industry Conferences, Social Activities and Summer Internships - all in a supportive community environment where the faculty have an open door policy for any student!


The Department of Nuclear Engineering cordially invites you to an info-session in which we will unravel the mystery of what exactly nuclear engineering can be for you!


October 13, 2016 4:00 - 5:30pm - 4101 Etcheverry Hall

October 20, 2016 4:00 - 5:30pm - 4101 Etcheverry Hall