Undergraduate Announcement 3/23/18


Fall 2018 Course Enrollment


- The F18 Course Schedule should be up by the end of March.  Phase I enrollment will be beginning in mid-April, and, as usual will be staggered.      


- 2nd-Semester Sophomores and 2nd-Semester Juniors are required to be advised by a Faculty Adviser this cycle and will have a hold on their enrollment until they

      1)  meet with their Faculty Adviser

      2)  have that Adviser sign off on their Course Enrollment Form

      3)  bring the form to me (allow 2 business days for me to clear the block)

     Blocks will be listed in CalCentral as: "Enrollment Hold-Faculty Advising"


-For all others, it is strongly recommended for you to see your adviser, but it is not required. 


Information about adviser assignments and what you need to bring can be found here:  http://www.me.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/resources/advising/me-faculty-advising .


Have a incredible Spring Break, everyone!  Please get some rest.  Also, if you have questions, I'll be around Monday-Thursday of next week.


Reminder: Pass/no pass deadline for H/SS courses TODAY Friday, March 23, 11:59 p.m.

The deadline to change your grading option for H/SS courses is Friday, March 23. You will NOT be able to change your grading option for any course after Friday, March 23.

Grading option changes can be completed in CalCentral until 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday. Just as a reminder, the deadline to change your grading option for non-degree technical courses was in February.

If you have any questions please make an appointment or email your adviser or stop by 230 Bechtel and speak with a Peer Adviser. Peer Advisers are available 9-5 Monday-Thursday and 10-5 Friday.

Let's Build Some Robots!


We are seeking two electrical/mechanical engineers to help release, maintain, and further develop a fleet of custom robot arms used here on the UC Berkeley campus.

10 hrs a week minimum with potential paid research position over summer.


Our story:

Within Pieter Abbeel’s Robot Learning Lab (RLL), we’ve gotten some promising results in making robots learn. Taking this knowledge and experience we’ve developed a custom robot arm built by researchers, for researchers. We are scaling our platform for campus-wide use and need your help in making this a reality. We are looking for an ME and/or EECS student to help build, scale and maintain our fleet of robots during this Spring semester, with potential for a paid research position over summer.


Project day-to-day activities:

3-d printing / machining / assembly / QC / debugging (software, electrical and mechanical issues) / design / team collaboration.



EECS/ ME double major preferred

Extensive project portfolio

Mechatronic design experience

10 hours a week during Spring Semester



Please send a quick one paragraph blurb about yourself with attached project portfolio, resume, and unofficial transcript to: dgealy@berkeley.edu

Opportunity For Graduating MechEs

The MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights is looking for one or two committed graduating engineers seeking highly impactful work for a year or two.  The Division has won several innovations' awards and we are seeking one or two people to work closely with us in this space. For individuals seeking matriculation into medical school or other graduate programs, this is a tremendous opportunity to gain experience in world leading high impact innovations and translational research.  The position is available now, and it would be best if the candidate would be available to start prior to summer. There is an experienced postdoctoral fellow who can train the student on various aspects of the project.


If you are interested, please send resumes to  Anuj Bellare at anuj.bellare@gmail.com.

We Need Amazing Undergrads

Interested in becoming a Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) Leader this August?


To give more students an opportunity to be a GBO Student Leader for the 2018 program, we extended the application deadline until Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Please apply and save the dates for training on April 7 (1 to 6 p.m.) and on April 14 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) We’ll send more details to applicants later.


Golden Bear Orientation is comprehensive, week long program for new undergraduates and is part of the Golden Bear Experience that takes place from the moment a student accepts admission through the first few weeks of classes. Orientation Leaders receive real-world leadership experience; facilitation, public speaking, team building, and professional skills; exclusive career development opportunities; special campus rewards and recognition; and swag and memories to last a lifetime.


Students can learn more about the benefits by watching this GBO leader video.

The position is open to undergraduate students of all colleges, majors, and personal attributes.

Please feel free to contact the staff in New Student Services if you have any questions: nss@berkeley.edu

CalTeach Program

CalTeach is a program for undergraduate STEM majors interested in exploring a career in education. Our courses explore effective teaching practices and give students the opportunity to apply those practices in local K-12 classrooms.   Through our course pathway, students can earn a Science and Math Education minor while completing both a bachelor's degree and earning a California Preliminary Teaching Credential as an undergraduate. 


How can students begin pursuing our CalTeach minor and teaching credential? 

To get started, this coming Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 we will be offering our 2 unit introductory course, UGIS 82. This course allows students to gain hands-on teaching experience, develop lesson planning skills, learn classroom management skills and more. 


Flyers with specific course information: 


There is a minor program as well.


Aside from the aforementioned benefits of the CalTeach Program, we also offer other opportunities such as our Summer Research Institute, Robert Noyce Scholarship, and Summer Internships.


The details for these opportunities is as follows


Summer Research Institute: a nine-week program in which participants conduct research in campus or nearby labs while also taking a seminar series which focuses on methods to bring research skills into K-12 classrooms 

Application Deadline: March 15


Robert Noyce Scholarship: recognizes students that plan on teaching math or science in a high-need school district with up to $5,000 per semester or $10,000 per academic year. 

Application Deadline:  December 1st 


Summer Internships: CalTeach offers paid summer internships. Interns work with K-12 students, and sometimes teachers, in summer activities that focus on math, science and engineering. Past interns have worked at: Lawrence Hall of Science, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Oakland Zoo, and the Exploratorium. 


If students would like more information about this program they can make an appointment with the CalTeach Peer Advisors or Jessica Jones, the Student Services Coordinator. 


Advising Hours


CalTeach Peer Advisors - 30 Evans 

Monday 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Tuesday 10:30 – 12:30 PM 

Wednesday 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Thursday 10:30 – 12:30 PM 

Friday 2:30-4:00 PM 

Jessica Jones - Student Services Coordinator - 466 Evans Hall 

Monday - Thursdays 3:00-4:00 PM open hours