Undergraduate Announcement 3/16/18


1)  If your student group or your ugrad research project group would like to table on Cal Day for MechE (that's in the Etcheverry/Soda Breezeway, specifically), please let me know by completing the following form at


2)  Still looking for photos for the ME@ME board.  Please keep sending them to me.  :)


3)  Graduating Seniors - Don't forget to sign up for Commencement by April 20th:  https://engineering.berkeley.edu/news-events/events/engineering-commencement.


Have a pleasant weekend, folks!


Field trip to Tencate Advanced Composites

Field trip to Tencate Advanced Composites: Tencate is a top, global manufacturer of advanced polymer composites, many of which are used in the aerospace and automotive racing industries. In this 1.5 hour tour, we have the opportunity to tour nearly the entirety of their Fairfield, CA facility. We are providing a charter bus to/from campus


Sign up at: http://reserve.jacobshall.org/schedule/Reservations/DES_INV_97_Field_Trips/21776727

New Minor Program

The EECS Department introduces a minor in Electronic Intelligent Systems (EIS) that recognizes the growing intellectual interest in robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, and generally in intelligent electronic systems that connect to the physical and social world in Fall 2018.  The EIS minor will require three lower-division courses (EE16A, EE16B, and a choice of CS/Stat C8+CS88 or CS61A), two upper-division courses from a specified core list, and one further course that could be a core course, any technical course carrying EE or EECS labels, or the specific lower-division courses CS70 or CS61C.

ME Student Access Machine Shop Spring Break 2018 Schedule


I wanted to inform everyone in advance of the Mechanical Engineering Student Access Machine Shop's schedule for the 2018 Spring Break.
We will be open our regular hours for limited general machine shop use on Monday 3/26 through Thursday 3/29.
Friday 3/30/2018 we will be closed for the academic holiday.
During Spring Break week we will be engaged in some needed shop upgrades and large machine tool relocation. Due to this, we will not be offering any advanced work or CNC machining during this period.
We will return to our regular services on Monday 4/2/2018
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns


Scott G. McCormick

R&D Engineering Manager

Technical & Instructional Support Group

University of California, Berkeley

Mechanical Engineering

1166 Etcheverry Hall

Berkeley, California 94720-1740
510 642 3314

CELL 510 599 4293

Internship at Janssen R&D

The Drug Delivery Systems group at Janssen R&D has a R&D co-op position opening at Fremont, CA office. This is a great opportunity for sophomore+ students and Ph.D. students in MechE, ChemE or BioE to gain some experience.

If you know any students who would like work at Johnson & Johnson for a 6 month co-op, please let me know and feel free to forward this email out. They can email me their resume at mkapil@its.jnj.com

Prior medical device/drug delivery work is favorable, but not necessary. A college level of Sophomore or higher is desirable. Ph.D. students also desirable for summer internships.                                                                                                                                                                                                                
"Co-op/Intern would be responsible for supporting aspects of product development for a new drug delivery device.  The project would require an individual to participate in various device development activities, including but not limited to, design reviews, design verification testing, test method development, design history file management, clinical study support.  This opportunity allows further development of skills associated with device development, organization, cross functional communication, and vendor discussions for product design.  The co-op/intern will be expected to work with sites (Fremont and Schaffhausen) for project development activities."



Monica A. Kapil, Ph.D.

Device Engineer, Drug Delivery Systems

Janssen R&D, Johnson & Johnson

6500 Paseo Padre Parkway

Fremont, CA 94555


Volunteering for Cal Day with the College of Engineering (this is not for MechE)

Student Org Tabling at Cal Dal For COE


Help show off the College of Engineering to prospective students on Cal Day, Saturday, April 22 (please note that this is not for MechE). ESS is looking for students who want to volunteer to make Cal Day a success. Available opportunities include:

  • Welcome Breakfast for New Admits, 8:30-10:15 a.m.
  • College of Engineering Tour Guides, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • ESS Information Table, 10am-3pm
  • ESS SIR T-Shirt Giveaway, 10am-2pm


Fill out the online form to find out more about the events and express your interest.  ESS will contact you if you are selected. Students who participate will receive free lunch and a Cal Day t-shirt.




Student Org Tabling at Cal Day for COE


Put your engineering student group front and center on Cal Day (Saturday, April 21) and table at the “Engineering Student Group Meet & Greet” in front of ESS (again, not for MechE) from 10am-3pm (set-up begins at 9am). Meet prospective students, show them how fun your group is and bring a demo or fun giveaway to share. A table and chairs will be provided for each group along with mid-day lunch for 4 members. Sign up today! Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 11.

Summer Abroad Opportunities: 1-month programs for Science & Engineering students

Greetings students!


UC Davis Summer Abroad offers UCB students the opportunity to earn 8 units of UC credit in just four weeks—while studying on another country! Programs are open to all majors, and all students, from freshmen to graduating seniors.   


UCB Summer Aid applies! Ask your Financial Aid Office for more information.

Note: UC Berkeley students can request a ninth unit of 199 credit to qualify for financial aid.


Would you like to. . .?

  • Learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the peaceful, culturally rich, and biodiverse country of Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains?

  • Interact with multiple indigenous groups and see parts of Ecuador that are not easily available to traditional tourists?

  • Learn about Brewing Science in the UK or winemaking in France with top-rated Davis instructors?

  • Study thermodynamics while in Iceland, a country that is powered completely by geothermal and hydroelectric resources – or Statics in Japan, where you study the principles of design for sustainability and their applications within the built environment of Tokyo?

  • Explore answers to major questions about ecology & development while at Guatemala’s beautiful Lake Atitlan-- or discover the amazing history and culture of Peru through classes in Cusco and field trips to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca?

  • Spend fall quarter (through the ICV process) in Mexico while gaining a better understanding of your health profession career goals and participating in clinical rotations through internships in hospitals and clinics?

  • Explore the iconic landmarks in NY and Washington DC while learning about visual communication?


All programs feature on-site activities that integrate experiential learning with classroom study, and many are led by faculty who have won Excellence in Teaching awards. Openings are also available in Argentina, UK, Peru, Ecuador, Ireland, Cuba, France,  Italy and more.  


For a complete list of programs and program information, visit  https://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/index.html  


Space Still Available!—Enrollment Deadline: April 6th
Create a student profile to create a list of programs that interest you, or to start the enrollment process: http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/summerabroad/_sa_enrollment.html

Daikin Applied - Open Engineering Positions