Undergraduate Announcement 11/18/16


1)  The Annual MechE Food and Toy Drive starts next Monday!  If you would like to participate, please bring new unwrapped toys/books and food (a list of recommendations for food items can be found at http://www.accfb.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ShoppingList-Flier-oct2016.pdf) to 6193/6189 Etcheverry Hall by Wednesday, December 7th.  This is a personal labor of love for me (particularly the toy part, but of course food is very important) and I would love to drop off a bunch of donations from MechE ugrads this year!     




Have a Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!




BID Lab Needs Help Over Break
The lab name and location
BID lab, 360 Hearst Mining Hall.

The research area(s) for the project
Sustainable design methods, user needfinding / user testing, qualitative research, quantifying innovation.
Brief description of the tasks/project
- Coding surveys and interviews to find what design activities professionals and students found valuable for innovation and sustainability. 
- Coding photographs of design workshop results (post-its and other notes) to quantify innovativeness of design workshops.
The criteria needed for the position
- Should have taken ME110 or equivalent, or be part of Berkeley Innovation or other design-related group

If interested, please send resumes to

Jeremy Faludi at faludi@berkeley.edu

CML Servo Lab Needs Help During Winter Break

The lab name and location: CML-servo lab: 5th floor of Etcheverry hall (5151)


The research area(s) for the project: Controls, Software development (in MATLAB). You will also learn about version control (git) and Atlassian products which are used in industries (such as JIRA (task ticketing), Confluence (Wiki documentation)


Brief description of the tasks/project: Developing a user-interface (UI) in MATLAB for running the codes and plotting different variables in the workspace (Interactive plotting) (It can be made general but the focus is control applications)


Criteria needed for the position: Prior experience in MATLAB


Interested parties should send emails to Omid Baghereieh at omidba@berkeley.edu.

December 1st Deadline: Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Submit Design Today!


Don’t forget! The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge is on now – and there are only a few weeks remaining! Don’t miss take advantage of this opportunity to boost your sustainable design skills, and learn more about how to design for the circular economy. Complete the free, on-line Cradle to Cradle Product Design Course, enter the C2C Design Challenge, and earn a chance to win cash prizes up to $6,000!


The goal of this design challenge is to eliminate the concept of “waste” and is open to those who have completed the free on-line Cradle to Cradle Product Design Course.

Don’t wait! The submission deadline is December​ 1st​ 2016​ and winners will be announced in January, 2017.


Submit Here

ASME Engineering Banquet

Join the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Berkeley for our Annual Engineering Banquet! Not only will you get great vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, you will also learn about interesting developments in the industry from guest speakers and connect with your favorite professors and faculty! All are welcome and the dress code is business casual. Hope to see you there! Tuesday, November 29, 6pm, Toll Room, Alumni House. Tickets are $5 ($8 at the door). Venmo @zach-remland or pay in cash by emailing. Please fill out our form to sign up!

Centennial Challenge – the 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge

Calling all dreamers, inventors and thinkers! If you are interested in space, construction 3-D Printing, materials or just being part of something big, consider being part of NASA’s next Centennial Challenge – the 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge. NASA and its partners are holding a $2.5 million competition to build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including agency’s journey to Mars. The multi-phase challenge is designed to advance the construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond. For more information visit their website. To register, and for the official rules and documents, visit the website.

MassMind x VR event this Saturday
With the arrival of VR headset, virtual reality experiences are coming to millions around the world. On Nov. 19th, MassMind will host an event - “MassMind x VR” that features industry leaders who are creating the future of VR from different aspects such as VR hardware and content. MassMind sincerely invites you to join the conversation to explore the future of VR from an industry perspective.
Here are the list of the speakers:
Rob Vawter
  • director, developers relations at Samsung Electronics
  • lead a group at Samsung to help developers be successful in mobile and VR
Veronica (Zhixing) Zheng
  • software engineer at Leap Motion
  • manufactures a device that supports hand and finger motions as input, but requires no hand contact or touching.
Han Jin 
  • CEO and Founder of Lucid VR
  • a Stanford StartX, Berkeley Skydeck and Garage+ backed company.
Taylor Freeman
  • CEO and Chief Evangelist of Upload, Inc
Martina Ori
  • VP of Hyperfair
  • Hyperfair, Inc. is a SaaS VR platform that provides Social VR for the Enterprise via a truly 3D immersive experience. 
Dave Blizard
  • Head of Lighting and Rendering at Baobad Studios
  • led both disciplines at Dreamworks, EA, and Insomniac - worked on films like Minority Report and leading lighting for the Call of Duty franchise.  
For RSVP, go to themassmind.com. Resumes will also be collected via email as some of the companies are interested in hiring student talents. 
Feel free to contact info@themassmind.com if you have any question.
Job Search Essentials: Getting Prepared for Spring Recruiting
Paid Research Study for Students



Project “PERISCOPE” is a $100 paid Education Research Study for Engineering students.   


This project is being conducted as a simple 60 minute phone interview, which we are scheduling now for next week Mon-Wed, Nov 21st - 23rd, 2016.  Students are paid $100 upon completion of scheduled interviews.   For more information about the project or to become a participant, contact Elliott Benson Research right away at 916-868-6075 and refer to Project “PERISCOPE”.  To learn more about Elliott Benson Research, please go to https://www.elliottbenson.com/ 

Register Now For The NS Virtual Career Fair
Protecting the nation is a BIG job. That's why careers in national security can be found throughout the federal government. From STEM professionals to business, foreign language to intelligence analysis, there's a career for you in national security.

Please join us on November 17th at the National Security Virtual Career Fair to explore fantastic career opportunities, and see how your skills can protect the nation.

Reserve your spot today!
Seats are filling up fast so pre-registration is recommended.

Who: Entry-level and experienced professionals in STEM, business, foreign language, human resources and more
What: The National Security Virtual Career Fair
Where: The nearest Internet connection!
When: Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern
Why: To discover the incredible benefits of a challenging and rewarding career. Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, explore career fields, watch live presentations and mingle with your peers.

Participating Agencies: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of Defense (DCPAS), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Defense Security Service (DSS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of State (DOS), National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Security Agency (NSA), Naval Intelligence Activity (ONI), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)/Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Navy SPAWAR, Office of the Director of National Intelligence/National Counterterrorism Center (ODNI/NCTC), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)

Register today! Visit NSVirtualFair.com

U.S. citizenship is required. NS agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.
All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a parent.
UC Davis Study Abroad: Summer 2017 Programs



UC Davis Summer Abroad 2017 is offering several courses that may be of particular interest to ‘Engineering and Computer Science’ students. UCB students are eligible for all programs and UCB summer financial aid applies. All courses are taught in English and you can earn 8 UC upper division units in 4 weeks. Our brochure will arrive to your home address during the holidays, keep an eye out. Program fees will be posted on our website in December.  


We’ve highlighted some programs below that may interest you:

UC DAVIS SUMMER ABROAD – Open to all UCB students!

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. Enrollment opens January 11, 2017. Financial Aid applies!


Create an online profile to receive email updates about programs that interest you (it only takes a minute).    


Japan, Sustainability of the Built Environment

Learn the principles of design for sustainability and their applications within the built environment of dynamic downtown Tokyo.


Iceland, Thermodynamics in the Land of Fire and Ice

What better way to study thermodynamics than in a country with such dynamic geology? From the geothermal heating to thundering waterfalls, you will see Iceland in all its intrigue.


Australia, Engineering in Sydney

Spend the summer in beautiful Sydney as an engineering intern. Placements are customized according to student’s experiences, career goals, interests and skills, and are available at large and small companies in a variety of areas, including Environmental Science, Urban & Design, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Robotics, Food, and more.



Domestic programs focus on intercultural topics in an American setting, bringing home the point that intercultural skills are as relevant in the US as they are overseas. Like our other summer programs, the programs offer UC Davis courses taught in the field by UC Davis faculty.


Louisiana, Multicultural New Orleans

Explore New Orleans’ French, Spanish, and American colonial history, the roots of jazz, the evolution of Cajun cuisine, and the recovery of The Big Easy after Hurricane Katrina in the friendliest, most lively metropolis in the country.


New Mexico, Land of Enchantment

Visit pueblos continuously occupied for hundreds of years, explore Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands, savor the state’s distinctive cuisine, and learn about the turbulent, fertile history of the Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures.


Additional Quick-link Resources

·         All UC Davis Study Abroad Programs

·         Quarter Abroad* (Argentina, Australia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, UK-London, UK-LSE)

·         Summer Abroad Internships*

·         Study Abroad Scholarships


*Note: Quarter Abroad programs and Summer Abroad Internships are also open to all UC students.


Questions?  Email us studyabroad@ucdavis.edu