Undergraduate Announcement 1/26/18


1) Research Units: Students who wish to sign up for independent research units and have a faculty sponsor should let me know by Tuesday, 1/30.

Please include the following information:

-Graded or Ungraded Units (graded is generally reserved for 4th years)

-How many units

-The name of your faculty sponsor in MechE


2)  The College of Engineering Commencement will be Tuesday, May 15th.  Signups will likely begin in February and they will appear in my weekly announcements.


Have a good weekend, everyone!


BEST Lab Looking for Ugrad Researchers
  • Lab name and location: Berkeley Emergent Space Tensegrities (BEST) Laboratory, 230 Hesse
  • Research areas: Design, Structural Mechanics, Experimentation, Simulation, Analysis
  • Project description: Investigation of impact response and payload protection characteristics of spherical tensegrity robots. Student will work in the design and fabrication of impact experiments which will be conducted on active and passive tensegrity structures. These tests will provide information on the robot’s survivability and robustness under various impact conditions and inform future design decisions.
  • Criteria: Background in ANSYS or Fusion 360 Simulation software and a good fundamental understanding of structural deformations is preferred.
  • Contact: Please send resumes to Alan Zhang <alanzhang89@berkeley.edu>, Zareen Cheema <zareen.cheema@berkeley.edu>
ME 125 - Independent Study

We currently have open spaces and projects for ME125, which is a new p for industry-based capstone projects that will be run like an independent study course. Students or teams that are interested in joining a project should contact Professor O'Connell before Monday January 29th for the project descriptions (g.oconnell@berkeley.edu).

Spring Career Fairs

Join us at UC Berkeley's largest career fair of the semester on January 24 & 25! If you're hoping to land a full-time job after graduating or an internship this coming summer, don't miss this event! Recruiters from nearly 200 companies across diverse industries are eager to share information about their entry-level career and internship positions. *NEW* Tech opportunities are represented at both days of this fair. 


  • Wednesday, January 24, 11- 4pm @ RSFEngineering/Science/Tech
    • Amazon/A9/Lab126, Adobe, AppDynamics, Bloomberg R&D, HERE Technologies, Intel, IXL Learning, Marvell Semiconductor, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal, Roche, Sandia National Labs, SpaceX, Texas Instruments, US Navy, Yelp, and many more!
  • Thursday, January 25, 11-4 @ RSFBusiness/Public Service/Tech
    • Bank of the West, California State Auditor, CIA, Chewy, Enterprise, Fisher Investments, FTI Consulting, Galileo Learning, JusticeCorps, Loeb.NYC, Ma Labs, Macy's, Marvell Semiconductor, Matsui Center, Oracle, Overstock.com, Seneca, Symantec, Teach for America, Uber - Advanced Technologies Group, US Marines, Visa, Western Digital, ZS Associates, & many more!
  • Preview the entire employer directory in Handshake (Tip: use the "Career Fair Sessions" search option to see who is coming each day). Registration is not required. Currently enrolled Cal students and Alumni Advantage members only; recruiting all majors and class-levels! 
ME Club - EnableTech

Are you looking to use prototyping and design skills to directly and positively impact community members?

Then come join us on Jan 25th from 5-7 pm in Jacobs 220 to learn more about EnableTech.

EnableTech is a project-based student organization that designs and builds assistive technology for people with disabilities. Our goal is for undergraduate and graduate engineering students to collaborate with need-knowers, who either have a disability or are very familiar with a disability. We provide groups with space, materials, and other resources to turn their idea into a solution that could significantly improve the lives of many people. Our projects focus on building custom solutions to meet the particular user's needs, with the goal of open sourcing our prototypes so they can be easily replicated for very little cost.

FEMTech at Berkeley Infosession Spring 2018

Join FEMTech at Berkeley at their Spring 2018 Infosession on January 30th, 2018 from 6 - 7 in Soda 606. We will be going over who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved! Students of all majors welcome!


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UAV's@Berkeley Spring 2016 General Meeting

UAVs@Berkeley welcomes all new and returning members for the Spring 2018 semester! At our general meeting we will be introducing our leadership, announcing this semester's project teams and upcoming events, and discussing how new members can get involved. You won't want to miss it.



STEM Mentors Needed In Berkeley Middle Schools

Be A Scientist: Inspire 7th graders to discover their inner scientist!



We invite UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and motivated 3rd/4th year undergrads to take part in Be A Scientist, an exciting science outreach program in Berkeley middle schools! The upcoming semester is as follows:


   - Session 3 Spring 2018 will take place at King Middle School, February 1st - March 15th (with a one week gap Feb. 15/16 for President's Day)


 - Session 4 Spring 2018 will take place at Longfellow Middle School, February 27th - April 17th, with a two week gap (March 27/April 3) for both UCB and BUSD Spring Breaks

 As a volunteer scientist mentoryou will guide 7th graders through the process of designing and conducting their own scientific investigations in class over a 6-week period. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to serve as a STEM role model while developing your communication skills and gaining hands-on experience in important science outreach.



·       Mentors must commit to one mandatory 2-hr Training SessionOn-campus trainings are offered in the weeks before the start of each session. Training dates/times/locations TBA

·        Commit to attend one school lab period each week for the 6-week program (schedule program dates here)

·        Guide 4-6 student mentees through the process of developing a testable question, designing an appropriate experiment, and gathering and analyzing data. Each student in your group will have the opportunity to choose an independent scientific question based on their own interests.



Please carefully read over the details provided in the attached flyer and on our website. Sign up as a mentor to make an impact on future scientists, engineers, and critical thinkers!


Hello TEDx-ers,


On February 17, 2018 TEDxBerkeley is gathering world-leading thinkers, makers, and doers at UC Berkeley to discuss our theme “You are Here”.  The vision of our theme is to bring people and ideas together to broaden our perspective of each other’s stories, experiences, and innovations.


The audience will be composed of a diverse mix of over 1000 thought leaders from Berkeley and beyond for a stimulating day of presentations, discussions, and entertainment that will spark new ideas and opportunities. It is an honor for us to host this event for such a creative and energetic audience.


We are beyond excited to invite you to join us this year for our 9th annual TEDxBerkeley event. Check out the lineup of speakers and entertainers we have for you this year on our website, as well as buy tickets: tedxberkeley.org.


As an exclusive code, please use SPECIAL15 for a 15% discount!


We look forward to seeing you at TEDxBerkeley 2018!


All the best,

The TEDxBerkeley Team

Technology Internship & Job Leads At Power Integrations

Technology Intern - Semiconductor Devices

Engineering | San Jose, CA, United States



  • Device simulation, characterization, data analysis.
  • Support for characterization of high–voltage power devices.
  • Establish correlations between product yield, pcm electrical data and in-fab SPC data, and use this to optimize yield of several families of high-voltage smart-power products.  
  • Monitor technologies via statistical analysis of pcm and in-line data, in order to eliminate yield problems.

Experience required: 

Prior semiconductor research or internship.



Minimum BS degree in EE, Physics, Materials Science or similar; with emphasis on device physics & semiconductor processing.  Prefer students in MSEE or PhD program with focus in power device/power electronics.


Interested candidates should apply using this link:



and by email to charles@power.com and resume@power.com .

Bolster Your Writing Skills With The Writing Program!
Explore China for free with Gotoco!



Interested in traveling abroad this summer? Join Gotoco in China to gain a TEFL certificate and useful work experience in teaching, education and activity leadership. No prior experience in China, Chinese or teaching is required—just a passion for education and travel.



-- Earn a TEFL certificate (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language)
-- Explore China and its diverse culture
-- Learn some Mandarin, and take part in fun cultural exchange activities
-- Gain valuable work experience and references
-- Begin a summer of backpacking across Asia
-- Give Chinese students the chance to experience a new style of teaching
-- See stunning scenery, including the Karst mountains around Yangshuo, Guangxi
-- Check our website for more information: www.go-to.co

*We hope to boost the numbers of Berkeley students taking part in future, so are reserving 10 positions for any Berkeley students that apply with this link http://www.go-to.co/apply-now/?reserved_for=Berkeley


**Gotoco is a social enterprise focused on boosting a broad range of cultural exchange and exploration opportunities between China and the West. One of our main projects is our annual China Summer Camp TEFL Teaching project. This is a FREE and FUNDED opportunity offered to 500 students per year from across Canada, the UK and the US. All participants on this program are provided with free TEFL certification, meals, accommodation, beginner Chinese lessons and a 5-day tour of our base in the beautiful mountains of Yangshuo – a small town not far from the Vietnamese border. This is an excellent way to undertake useful work experience while exploring a fascinating country.


For more info, please check out our website www.go-to.co, or email richard.lloyd@go-to.co (Gotoco USA Director), or find us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHCRbae-hXU


Learn to Design 3D Prints with Autodesk! FREE SWAG!
Interested in designing, prototyping, or 3D printing? Not sure where to start? Join us at 320 Soda on January 30th, 2018 from 6-8pm for an interactive workshop on 3D printing with Fusion 360 hosted by Autodesk! We will be having a simple design challenge after the Fusion 360 tutorial to build to best egg catcher! Winners may get FREE Autodesk swag!
Hack For Humanity
Hack for Humanity is back! And we are calling all Engineers, Designers, and Innovators! 

Whether you live to improve human health, tackle medical/health issues with innovation, or simply live in the moment and likes to have fun, this hackathon is meant for you! Find out more at the link below.

We welcome and encourage students of all backgrounds and skill sets to join us! :)