Undergraduate Announcement 12/16/16


1)  Just an FYI, we have shut down ME 107 enrollment and taken it off the schedule because the instructor has requested that we shuffle around the folks in the labs a bit.  It's pretty full, though, so I don't know at this time if we'll put it back up.


2)  Just as a reminder, if you wish to enroll in one of our graduate courses (and you meet our minimum criteria), please don't forget to email me so I can put you in my queue.  Faculty do not have access to add you directly and it has to be done by a staff member.  If there is room in the courses, these will be processed in the 2nd or 3rd week of classes.


3)  If you want to see me this afternoon, please email me to make an appointment before noon.  I'll be out of the office off and on today due to a holiday party, and I want to make sure I see your request.


Have a legendary winter break!  Get lots of rest!  Happy Holidays!


Internship Opportunity @ Autodesk
Intern Data Scientist(16WD22135)





Intern Data Scientist

Digital Manufacturing Group- Fusion Manufacture | San Francisco, CA


The Fusion Manufacture team is developing products to address the challenges of today’s manufacturing. Our products are focusing on managing workflows and the dramatic amount of data generated during the lifecycle of a manufacturing project by creating a shared and coordinated data repository which is reusable by all project parties.


This is the future of manufacturing and factories. Shape the future with us this summer at Autodesk Digital Manufacturing Group.



Our Data Scientist Intern will:

• Contribute to the next generation of design and manufacturing products

• Work with various teams such as UX designers, engineers, manufacturers, and researchers

• Explore and generate insight from large-scale datasets to address various manufacturing challenges



To land this gig:

You should be full-time student pursuing masters or bachelors level computer science, data science, engineering (mechanical or electrical engineering) or similar degree at an accredited program in the United States with at least one academic term to complete post internship to be eligible for internship participation.


For more information, please see https://autodesk.taleo.net/careersection/adsk_cmp/jobdetail.ftl?job=16WD22135.


Nakatani RIES Fellowship for U.S. Students

Application deadline: Jan. 12, 2017
The Nakatani Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the application cycle for the 2017 Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experience Program for U.S. Students! Nakatani RIES connects undergraduates with the best of science & engineering research in Japan and is open to freshman and sophomore science & engineering students attending U.S. universities. U.S. Fellows can apply to spend up to 13 weeks in Japan in summer 2017. To find more information about the application process, visit the Nakatani RIES website.



RSA Conference College Day

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Now in its 26th year, RSA Conference (RSAC) the world’s largest cybersecurity conference, has committed to helping evangelize this dynamic and innovative industry to the future workforce by inviting current college students to attend the conference for FREE.

RSA Conference College Day students will be able to attend any one of 50+ industry sessions, keynotes, mingle with the 40,000 attendees, visit with over 550 companies exhibiting on the expo floor and engage with future employers in an afternoon ‘open house’ with program sponsors – Walmart Technologies, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and Intel are just some of the sponsors. Register on the RSA Conference website!



Controls, Hardware Design, UI Design & UI Software Positions - Skylar (Berkeley, CA)

Develop skills, get paid, improve lives


Skylar is an autonomous personal monitoring suite designed to help elderly and disabled persons live more independent lives. It’s designed around user comfort, allows a guardian to check in remotely and can drastically improve emergency response times even if the user is unable to call for help.


Skylar is seeking forward-thinking individuals to help develop the backend and controls, hardware design, UI design and UI software of its prototype. To apply, fill out the short application at the links below and send a resume by 12/21! Work will begin at the start of next semester and last till April.


To learn more, visit Skylar’s website at skylarsuite.com or contact Aakash Agarwal at aakashkumaragarwal@gmail.com  


Hardware Design:


UI Design:


UI Software Development:


Backend Development and Controls:

Job Opening at Pivot
Engineering & Computation Intern at CREA

Engineering and Computation Intern - Center for Research and Education in Aging (CREA) (Berkeley, CA)


Position Title:
Engineering and Computation Intern
Position Description:
CREA plans to revolutionize the way researchers conduct studies by constructing a 3D bioprinter capable of printing the cancer microenvironment and reconstructing the vascularization of tissue constructs. We are currently in the development phase of our construction, and the potential candidates will be working with us to finalize the design. This is an excellent opportunity for those to hone their engineering and programming skills, as your input may have a large impact on the direction our project takes.

Position Benefits:
Listed as an author on publications that result from the completion of the project.
Opportunities (paid) to present at local, national, and international conferences.

Successful interns will be formally associated and recognized by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Minimum Qualifications:
Must be willing to work over winter break.

Must be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment.

Must be an undergraduate/graduate in EECS, CS, Engineering, or related majors.

Experience with pioneering and engineering innovative devices OR equivalent coursework/experience in electrical circuits.

Experience with AutoCAD/Fusion360 OR equivalent experience.

Experience with object-oriented programming (C/C++) and Arduino based programming.

If interested in this position, please contact Kevin Cheung (k.cheung@lbl.gov) to submit a resume/CV (include your coursework) and other relevant materials. Our office is located in 102 Donner Hall, and our laboratory is located in 5101 VLSB. Upon exceptional performance, your stay will be extended. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to start over winter break.

Berkeley Lab Heat Island Group - Research Opportunity

The Berkeley Lab Heat Island Group ( http://HeatIsland.LBL.gov ) works to cool buildings, cities, and the planet by making roofs, pavements, and cars cooler in
the sun.

We have an immediate opening for a sophomore or junior undergraduate research assistant to help assess and develop energysaving Cool Wall technologies. Please visit http://goo.gl/LY2fRU to learn more about this project.


You will make routine laboratory measurements of the radiative properties of wall product specimens as they are retrieved from field exposure. You will be trained by and work closely with one of our group’s research associates. Your initial responsibilities will include the following:

● Measuring spectral reflectance with a spectrophotometer
● Measuring solar reflectance with a reflectometer
● Measuring thermal emittance with an emissometer
● Photographing specimens
● Upkeep of our lab spaces
Familiarity with radiative measurement instruments is not required—training will be provided.
Our ideal candidate is detailoriented
and is able to perform repetitive laboratory work
meticulously. We also ask that you:
● Sophomore or junior undergraduate student
● Have some previous laboratory experience
● Have a willingness to learn
● Be able to work independently
● Have strong communication skills (oral and written)


We expect that you will be able to work about 10 hours per week.


To apply, please email your resume and academic transcript to Ronnen Levinson ( RMLevinson@LBL.gov ) and Sharon Chen ( SSChen@LBL.gov ) with
subject line “Cool Walls student research assistant”.

Infy Maker Awards Contest
In 2015, Infosys Foundation USA committed $1 million to support Makers across the U.S. during the National of Week of Making initiated by the White House This included the initial launch of the Infy Maker Awards and the #WhyIMake initiative aimed at enabling Makers to share their stories and highlight the impact that making is having on education, entrepreneurship and communities.

This year of the Infy Maker Awards Contest will focus on 4 areas: education, health, environmental sustainability and food. Makers are developing innovative solutions to challenges in these areas that are facing their communities and other communities around the world. Infosys Foundation USA will support 25 Makers (18 years old and older) with the most promising projects, providing each winner with $10,000.


More information: http://www.infymakers.com. Apply by February 28, 2017.

Co-Op positions with St Jude Medical

The process development group at St. Jude Medical in Los Angeles is looking to fill two co-op positions starting January and I wanted to reach out to see if you could recommend any good candidates for this position. The co-op is for 6 months between January and June and the job ID's are: 160002BE and 160002BF. The group at Sylmar works on developing implantable cardiac systems and has a manufacturing facility in-house for ICD’s, pacemakers and leads. Ideally, the team is looking for students with prior industry experience/CAD experience. 


Interested students can apply on the SJM Website and can send their resumes to Aditya Vasan (avasan@sjm.com).

Entrepreneurial Research Experience

I am reaching  out to you to alert you of a NEW Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates that will happen in the Summer 2017!  The aim of this E-REU is to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in entrepreneurial skills. Please pass along and share the attached flier with those that may be interested. For more information: http://e-reu.engr.uconn.edu/

Employment Opportunities for Students or Recent Graduates

Study Smarter is looking to hire and train math and/or science tutors.  We would greatly appreciate your forwarding the contents of this e-mail to the students in your department.  Study Smarter is always looking for good people to hire and train.  We have employed many Cal students and graduates since our establishment in 1997 and appreciate your help in letting the students in your department know about us.


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 5-30 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.