Undergraduate Announcement 1/6/17



1)  Happy New Year, Everyone! 


2)  I'm going to be out on emergency family business from Tuesday (1/10) through Friday (1/13) of next week.  If you have any urgent issues during this time, please contact either your ESS adviser or my manager, Donna Craig (dcraig@me.berkeley.edu).  Thanks!


Have a lovely winter weekend, everyone!  And please be safe, it's going to be quite stormy according to the weather folks.



Des Inv Courses Still Open - Last Chance!
Several DES INV courses this semester still have space available for engineering students. Jacobs will open up these reserved seats to waitlisted students on Wednesday, so this is your last chance to get priority enrollment in these classes!
A little info on each course is below; more information can be found here. Feel free to send any questions my way.
  • Seats still available for lower division COE students
  • Course is approved for technical elective credits
  • Seats still available for lower division COE students
  • Small number of seats still available for lower division COE students
  • Course is approved for technical elective credits
  • Seats still available for upper division COE students (lower division students can join waitlist)
  • This course is intended to be a non-technical counterpart to CS 160 User Interface Design, so it would be a great one to recommend it to students interested in UI/UX design but unable to enroll in CS 160.
Sign up for your Spring 2017 Maker Pass! Forms now available
If you're already dreaming about things you want to make in the new year, know you can now sign up to get your Spring 2017 Maker Pass, which will grant access to the makerspaces at Jacobs Hall and the CITRIS Invention Lab during the spring semester.
All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to get a Maker Pass; we welcome all disciplines and experience levels. 
Complete the three step process by Sunday, January 8th to have guaranteed access on the first day that Jacobs Hall reopens for student use on Tuesday, January 17th (Maker Passes will continue to be granted on a rolling basis during the semester). Feel free to email if you have questions.
Happy holidays,

Amy Dinh

Student Services Advisor

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

College of Engineering | UC Berkeley  
103 Jacobs Hall
(510) 664-7568
Schedule an appointment to chat about design innovation opportunities
Sublet for Spring 2017, Possibly Longer
I am looking for a male to sublet from me for Spring 2017, possibly longer.
The room is shared; my roommate is a senior undergraduate in BioE. 
The rent is $575 a month for a 140 sq ft room. The two-story apartment is two bedroom, one bathroom. It has an electric stove, gas heating, new carpet and a porch for storing bikes. Utilities are $50 to $75 per month but are split four ways. The address is 2313 Channing Way, Apt. E off Channing and Ellsworth close to the Recreational Sports Facility. The current residents are UC Berkeley students who keep a quiet home and are considerate.
Please contact me at daniel_hsieh@berkeley.edu if you are interested.
Thank you very much,
Tokyo Tech Summer Program
University of California, Berkeley students in architecture, science, or engineering are invited to engage in research at the Tokyo Institute of Technology for 10 weeks during the summer of 2017, from June 5-August 10. A list of topics and mentoring faculty can be seen at http://www.ipo.titech.ac.jp/summer_program_list/
The Center for Japanese Studies will review applications and nominate up to two students to participate, from applicants who are undergraduates or graduate students majoring in science, engineering or architecture. Undergraduates must have completed at least their second year at the time of participation. 
The cost is 260,000 yen (~$2200) for 10 weeks; fees include the costs of residential accommodation in Japan. A very limited number of qualified students may be able to receive a JASSO scholarship (80,000 yen / month) after arrival, significantly reducing the overall. Participants will be responsible for the cost of their own airfare, in-country travel, food, insurance and other day-to-day needs. 
At the end of the work, Tokyo Tech will issue an academic record containing course grades and a certificate. Students may work with their home departments at UCB regarding academic credit.
For additional information, please see the Tokyo Tech web site at http://www.titech.ac.jp/english/graduate_school/international/exchange/summer_program.html
To apply for nomination, please submit the following via email to CJS@berkeley.edu no later than January 15, 2017:
• 1-page statement on why you wish to participate 
• at least 1 recommendation letter, preferably written by UC Berkeley faculty or lecturers
• name of the Tokyo Tech lab supervisor you wish to work with
• academic transcripts
• copy of passport 
• verification of academic standing at UC Berkeley
• photo
Those for whom English is a second language are encouraged to submit demonstration of English-language ability, e.g. TOEFL (iBT, PBT), IELTS, TOEIC, or other equivalent.
Additional questions can be directed to CJS@Berkeley.edu
NSF REU in Integrated Nanomanufacturing at Boston University


Application process is now open until March 15, 2017


The applications are now open for summer 2017 for Boston University’s NSF REU site in Integrated Nanomanufacturing, an engineering and nanotechnology based summer research experience. We accept students currently enrolled in community college and who are freshman through juniors at four-year colleges. Please post or forward this to interested students, colleagues, community colleges and universities who you think may have students who will benefit from our program. Please feel free to use social media to spread the message as well. 
Last year, many of our participants noted it was their faculty advisor’s prompting that encouraged them to apply. 
Thank you in advance for your help in reaching out to qualified students to apply to our summer program – the link to the application site is here: http://www.bu.edu/photonics-reu/apply/ and I have attached a flyer with information about this summer’s program. You have been added to our group email for any updates or modifications to the application process and should have received information on how to opt out of future emails.
Have a great day!
Best Regards,
Prof. Helen Fawcett, Co-Director
Prof. Xin Zhang, Director
National Science Foundation Research Experiences 
for Undergraduates (REU) in Integrated Nanomanufacturing
Boston University Photonics Center
8 Saint Mary’s St., PHO936
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 857-753-1719 (Helen)


Biomedical Engineering Summer Research Application Deadline



This is a reminder of the upcoming application deadline for The University of Texas at Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from June 1–August 12, 2017.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

The BME Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars for Cancer program, or BME CUReS Cancer, is an innovative REU partnering with Texas based-philanthropic organization Texas 4000. Texas 4000’s mission is to cultivate student leaders and engage communities in the fight against cancer. The summer scholars will work on projects with a team of faculty mentors that address key challenges in cancer research, while forging a connection with the local cancer-fighting community.

The BME CUReS Cancer Scholars will be paid a stipend of $5000 for the 10-week period. Additionally, scholars whose abstracts are accepted to the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Phoenix, Arizona next October will receive $650 to support their travel and presentation of their summer research.

Summer research at the MIT Media Lab
As you many know, the MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) is MIT's flagship research program and creates a very successful pipeline into our graduate programs. I would love your help in spreading the word about MSRP. Students can conduct research in any department, including the Media Lab. Given that the Lab is such a unique place, it is particularly useful for prospective students to spend a summer here.

Please encourage your non-graduating undergrads to apply to MSRP. Applications are due February 1, 2017.

Over the course of 10 weeks, participants receive:

  • Supervision by an MIT faculty member and postdoctoral fellow or advanced graduate student
  • Individual counseling on academic careers
  • Exposure to state of the art research laboratories in MIT departments and interdisciplinary centers
  • A weekly stipend
  • Round trip travel expenses
  • University housing (students are responsible for their food expenses)
  • Access to campus facilities (library, athletic, and health facilities)

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Monica M. Orta, M.Ed

Assistant Director, Diversity & Student Support
Media Arts & Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
20 Ames Street, Building E15-429
Cambridge, MA 02139
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Open Positions at Startup

The Company


Mango Audio is a headphone company pushing the boundaries of how we listen to music. We have a strong dedication to providing listeners with easy hassle free listening. Behind our enthusiasm, talented team, and cutting edge technology is a passion to make consumers feel limitless. Join Mango Audio and become more than just an employee.



  • Electrical Engineer
  • Experience(s) with:
  • Bluetooth 4.0 or greater
  • Small PCBs
  • Overseas Manufacturing (optional) 
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience(s) with:
  • CAD Software - Solidworks, Autodesk, etc.
  • Retractable Mechanisms - ex. Constant Force Springs
  • Creating consumer products
  • Overseas Manufacturing (optional)   
  • Industrial Designer
  • Experience(s) with:
  • Design Software - ex: Key Shot, etc.
  • Marketing or Product Design



  • Open to Berkeley students or any referrals from students
  • Must provide resume and examples of past work to support@wearmango.com


Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs.

Compensation: Sweat Equity Preferred (3-8%)

Start Date: January 6th. (Flexible start date)

Our Website: www.wearmango.com



Christopher Carson
Founder l Mango Audio