1) Please join us from 2-5 PM today in Studio 310 @ Jacobs Hall for the ME 102B project showcase, Inventors Open House.
2) I will hold an informal AMA in Hesse Hall on Monday, 4/30, in the lounge area. I will bake cookies, so please feel free to come and join in!
3) An FYI for you all. It looks like there may be limited seats in ME 104 (~100) in the Spring and they will be restricted to MechE students (at least until way into Phase II). Please take this into account when scheduling your Fall courses. (I would not recommend waiting to take it.)
4) Warning: It is not a good idea to leave any of your sophomore or junior year courses to your senior year. They are likely to conflict (because MechE has so many classes to schedule) and we do not guarantee any accommodations. There have been cases when students have had to take courses through concurrent enrollment after their last semester to complete their degree.
5) Don't forget that http://classes.berkeley.edu/ is a better reference for available secondary sections than the scheduling system you use.
6) Every student is required to take the prereqs of courses before you take those courses. If you are going to take the courses without a prereq, it would behoove you to get the instructor's permission in writing (email is fine) and to keep this in your records.
7) Please complete your course evaluations today at https//course-evaluations.berkeley.edu/.
Have an incredible weekend, all!
A brief description of the position : An undergraduate researcher will help building a test bed for testing connected and automated vehicles and an interface between a Linux computer and a test vehicle.
The criteria needed for the position : Fluent in Python and Matlab, experienced with ROS
A contact person :Yeojun Kim (email@example.com)
Interested applicants may send me their resume.
Location: 2103 Etcheverry Hall.
The research area(s) for the project: Mechatronics
Please send resumes
summer. These two are already posted on beehive
Interested and qualified students can directly contact me (Professor Alam - firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. High-Speed Optical Data Communication System with Laser
project. Candidates are required to make at least a 3 month commitment. Familiarity with TTL modulation with laser as well as PCB design is critical in this project.
- The criteria needed for the position
- A contact person (please send resumes)
The graduate student Team in the EMT lab at Berkeley is looking for a motivated undergrad to contribute to the team this summer. Working under Van P. Carey and his graduate students, the student would help in the research to develop hydrophilic surfaces to enhance spray cooling. A crucial part of the experimental process is taking slow motion video of droplet deposition tests and pulling frames from the video to track droplet growth. We are looking for a student interested in image analysis who would like to contribute to sustainability research by automating the process of droplet area calculation. Provided with images we would like the program to pull in the set of images, find the boundary (non-symmetric) of the droplet, and given a scale, provide the area inside the boundary. Applicants ideally have a mechanical engineering background and experience with coding languages and image analysis. Please send your resume and any questions to Emma McClure at email@example.com.
We are searching for an undergraduate to help with a research project in the Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Lab (CADML) in 5101 Etcheverry, overseen by Prof. Sara McMains.This project is experimental and will consist of manufacturing parts using 3D printers on campus and inspecting the parts for dimensional and geometric accuracy. The goal of the project is to use experimental data to identify sources of geometric accuracy in 3D printed parts. This data will be used to improve design tools that predict and minimize this inaccuracy. The undergraduate student will help with any and all aspects of this project, depending on their skills and interests. This unpaid, part-time research position is for summer 2018. Independent study credit is available.
Experience with using 3D printers
Working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
Basic MATLAB programming
Experience making parts and drawings in a 3D CAD package (SolidWorks or NX preferred)
Please send a resume to Hannah Budinoff (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is the graduate student working on this research project. If you have previously completed ME machine shop and/or Jacobs Halls safety training, please note that fact in your email. Thanks!
Is the stress of finals and projects and papers getting to you? Did you know just one short pet visit is proven to increase feel-good endorphins and decrease stress levels? Come de-stress Wednesday, May 2, 12-2pm, Bechtel Patio with Puppies on the Patio. You’ll find the most adorable and friendliest therapy dogs! Refreshments will be provided. Dogs brought to you by Alliance of Therapy Dogs, sponsored by Engineering Student Services and Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity.
The UC Berkeley Master of Engineering program presents the annual Capstone Showcase 2018: Innovating for Social Impact. 2 Days. 13 Tracks. 100 Teams. Hundreds of attendees will convene in Berkeley for two days of innovating for social impact. Each team has prepared a 10-minute presentation of their year-long research, followed by an interactive Q&A from the audience. With 13 tracks and 100 Capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders. RSVP required: https://mengcapstone2018.eventbrite.com
THERE'S STILL TIME TO APPLY!
One Week Remaining to Submit your Application for
The Great Minds in STEM™
2018-19 HENAAC Scholarship
DEADLINE: 11:59 PM PST, April 30, 2018
Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students, who intend to or are currently pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, are encouraged to apply for these merit-based scholarships. Students must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community.
Scholarship awards range from $500 - $10,000
Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the 30th HENAAC Conference, from October 18 – 21, 2018, in Pasadena, CA. Great Minds in STEM subsidizes over $850 in registration, travel and housing for the Scholars to attend this conference, where they will meet their sponsors, be awarded their scholarship and formally recognized as new members of the GMiS Scholars Society.
Types of scholarships:
Corporate / Government Sponsored Scholarships – These scholarships are made possible thanks to our dedicated scholarship sponsors from corporate America, federal agencies and affinity groups.
Special Recognition Scholarships
Intel Scholarship – These highly-competitive $10,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified graduate students pursuing a computer science, IT or related software development degree. Recipients may also have the opportunity to receive a Letter of Intent from Intel.
U.S. Navy STEM Scholarship - These highly-competitive $10,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified graduating high school seniors, who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and will be pursuing a STEM degree at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). During their first semester in college, these scholars have the opportunity to apply for the Student Employment Program, which provides them a summer internship and continued funding through their undergraduate career, so long as the student maintains a competitive GPA.
In Memoriam and Personal Scholarships - Great Minds in STEM awards some very special scholarships, which have been established in the loving memory of an endeared supporter of GMiS or have been established by long-time supporters and dear friends of GMiS. Scholarships begin at $500.
Following a phenomenal 2017 (86 volunteers from 22 countries), we have already had 44 volunteers sign up for our 2018 programs! We are delighted to be welcoming them to help us install and maintain wind turbines to deliver clean, cheap energy to rural communities in Peru. While constructing and installing the wind turbines, volunteers are directly integrated into multiple opportunities including Research & Design, Community Engagement, and Building Skills for the Future!
Research & Design - All volunteers are involved in some way with developing the turbine design and project execution, depending on their interests. A short list of some projects already underway and planned for this year include: alternator optimization for increased energy production, investigating blade composition to reduce weight, waste & decrease requisite startup wind speed, and improving battery charging & lifespan.
Community Engagement - Our volunteers this year will be able to connect to the communities we work with like never before. Since WindAid started volunteers have directly contributed to getting electricity access to over 700 Peruvians to date! In 2018 we have expanded our focus on integration with the communities, and in addition to building & installing wind turbines the volunteers will do presentations to schools, families, and universities, analyze the impact of turbines, and assist in servicing and outreach.
Building Skills for the Future - We want to have every volunteer learn as much as they can from their time in Peru with WindAid and have a full and rounded experience. Our volunteers have gone on to work in major corporations, founded their own organizations, and get invited to do graduate studies at prestigious universities, all thru connections they were able to create while at WindAid with scholars & professionals from around the world in the sustainability sector.
We still have places available but they are filling up fast; especially with limited spaces left in all projects thru August, we encourage anyone interested to Apply Soon! We have much more information available on our website, and we are always available to answer any questions for anyone interested in learning more about the volunteering opportunities.