Undergraduate Announcement 9/1/17


1)  Just an FYI, if you are on a waitlist and have a course conflict with the course you are waitlisted for, the system will automatically keep you on the waitlist.  It will go to the next person on the list, and, if that person has no conflicts, it will enroll that person over you.  Please keep this in mind if this is your situation.


2)  Courses on the Early Drop Deadline list must be dropped by no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, September 1. If you intend to drop an Early Drop Deadline course, it must be dropped by this Friday. Download the list or visit the Registrar's website and click on the Enroll In/Drop a Class accordion tab.


3)  Just a friendly reminder that all research unit requests are due to me by 9/6.  Please copy your faculty adviser (please note that this person may be different from your research mentor) on the emails you send.


4)  The PTS/ASME Career Fair will be 9/11.  Please find more information here:  http://www.me.berkeley.edu/about/events/me-career-fair-0


5)  I'll be leaving at 3pm today.


Have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!


Boeing Events
Apple Networking Day
Chevron Infosession

Chevron Infosession on Tuesday, September 5th at 6 - 8PM in Etcheverry 3110.


Alloy Product Development Infosession

Alloy Product Development Infosession on Thursday, September 7th on 6:30 - 8:30 PM in Etcheverry 3110.

Flyer at https://goo.gl/ByDhUu

Northrop-Grumman Visit

Northrop-Grumman | Thursday, September 7 | 5:30-7pm | 240 Bechtel | Food provided
Register early, limited space available! Make sure to bring your resume when you come meet our engineers and recruiters! Are you looking for an internship or new grad career opportunity that will engage you with a diverse team of problem solvers working on cutting edge technology?  If so, look no further.  At Northrop Grumman, our employees comprise a team with a mission: global security. It's the world's toughest challenge, which is why we tackle it from different directions. Our engineers specialize in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, logistics and strike - but mostly we specialize in thinking big.



GM Tech Talk-Autonomous Systems-9/12, Wozniak Lounge, 6pm
GM Visit



GM Resume Roundup on Thursday, September 7th at 4:30 - 6:30 PM in Etcheverry 3110.

Positions Open at KLA-Tencor

My name is Karl Chao. I am a Technical Recruiter/Sourcer for KLA-Tencor, in Milpitas, California.  KLA-Tencor is looking for mechanical engineers, both experienced and New College Grads. Our hiring managers have specifically expressed interest in Berkeley mechanical engineers.


We have five positions open right now:


115735 Mechanical Design Engineer      http://bit.ly/2gNI1yB

114998 Mechanical Design Engineer      http://bit.ly/2v3gWJs

115705 Sr Opto-Mechanical Design Engineer  http://bit.ly/2wkt4e0

115371 Opto-Mechanical Engineer         http://bit.ly/2vrVvXj

115471 Software Engineering - Machine Control       http://bit.ly/2uU2AvB


The KLA-Tencor Careers webpage is    https://www.kla-tencor.com/Careers


KLA-Tencor has been a leader in process control for the semiconductor and related industries for 40 years, developing and manufacturing inspection, metrology and data analysis systems that rely on innovative optics, sensors and high performance computing technologies.


Applicants can email their resume to me at:   Karl.Chao@kla-tencor.com


Best Regards,

Karl Chao
Talent Sourcer
W: 408.875.6928
KLA-Tencor | Talent Acquisition
One Technology Dr | 20G-173 | Milpitas, CA | 95035



3D Printing Research Position

The lab name:
Design for Nano- (and micro)manufacturing Group. PI: Hayden Taylor
The research area(s) for the project:
3D printing
Brief description of the position:
For this position we would like the student to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of various 3D printing technologies available on campus. The purpose is for comparison to a new additive manufacturing technique we're developing. The student's role will be to (with the aid of a graduate student):
1) Design test parts through CAD
2) Manufacture the parts using various 3D printing tools available on campus
3) Compare process parameters such as print time, post-processing time/complexity, skill required by the user, etc.
4) Test mechanical properties, surface finish, etc
5) Draw conclusions on advantages/disadvantages of commercially available additive manufacturing technologies.
Criteria needed for the position:

    -some experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD)
    -some experience or coursework (E27) in manufacturing


If interested, please send Brett Kelly your resume at bkelly14@berkeley.edu.

Mechanical Engineering Internship at LBNL
Engineering Mentors Wanted
CalSol - Cal Solar Vehicle Team

CalSol, the UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team, will be hosting a recruitment/new member interest meeting on Sept. 1 from 6:30-8:30pm in 310 Jacobs Hall. This summer, the team earned a first-place finish at the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, TX against teams from around the world. CalSol provides students with hands-on experience with real world engineering, project management, and business aptitude.

Event Link | Interest Form

Questions? Contact  calsol@me.berkeley.edu

HPV - Human Powered Vehicle Team

Hey Golden Bears! The Human Powered Vehicle Team is a group of passionate students who are working to push the limits of human-powered speed (think super-bike) and we’re looking for like-minded people of any skill level and major to join our team! Our first general meeting/info-session will be held in Etcheverry Hall on the 3rd floor. If you are interested come stop by and if you have any questions, just contact us!


Date: Sept 6, Wednesday

Location: 3rd Floor of Etcheverry Hall

Time: 7-9 PM

Contact us at: hpv-me@berkeley.edu

Learn more at...
Website: hpv.berkeley.edu


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CalHPV/

Facebook Event for Infosession: https://tinyurl.com/hpvinfosessionmeeting 


Space Technologies at Cal (STAC)


Do you want to launch a project into space before you graduate?


Space Technologies at Cal (STAC) is an engineering-based student organization focused on enabling life beyond our Earth. We are recruiting for new members and would like you to join! Come learn more at our infosessions on September 1st from 5-6:30pm and September 6th from 7:30-9pm both in 521 Cory Hall. Additionally, apply at stac.berkeley.edu/join.


Website | Facebook | Medium

Pioneers in Engineering (PiE)

Interested in STEM outreach, robotics, engineering, business, web development, and more? Interested in working in a close-knit, project-based environment to make a real impact in the Bay Area? Pioneers in Engineering is recruiting! We're a nonprofit dedicated to creating exciting, hands-on STEM experiences for under-served high school students in the Bay - mainly by hosting an 8 week robotics competition!


RoboBears is a robotics team competing RoboGames, an international robotics competition held annually here in the Bay Area. We are looking for anyone who gets excited about robots, or want to lead in officer positions in our coming leadership cycle.

We will be hosting two info sessions: Wednesday 7-8PM at Cory 212, Thursday 7-8PM: Soda 373, to discuss our plans for the Fall Semester.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Follow here on Facebook for updates!
Questions? Contact  general@robobears.berkeley.edu

American Nuclear Society

 The American Nuclear Society is a on campus society devoted to the professional development of our members. ANS will be having our first general meeting this Thursday, August 31 at 7pm in on the 3rd floor of Etcheverry. We have invited many of the graduate students and professors from the Nuclear Engineering department to share with us their current research projects and endeavors. This is a great way to get involved in research and meet other ANS members!

Website | Facebook

Questions? Contact Jessica Chow (jessica.chow22@berkeley.edu)
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Want to learn more about the exciting world of Biotech and Bioengineering?
Come out to Berkeley's Biomedical Engineering Society's annual welcome week! Get to know our officers and learn more about all the resources and opportunities we offer. Open to all majors! Welcome week begins Tuesday August 29th. Check the Facebook event for further details!

Click here for event link!

Steel Bridge Student Group

Interested in structural design or steel fabrication? Come check out the Steel Bridge competition team! Team meetings are Wednesdays 5-6pm and Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm in 406 Davis Hall.

Contact the project manager, Kaat Ceder,
at steelbridge.berkeley@gmail.com with any questions.

Website | Facebook

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (oSTEM)

oSTEM aims to unite the LGBTQ+ students studying STEM to foster a strong professional and social network and to promote LGBTQ+ awareness within the academic and professional communities. Join us for our first meeting on Monday, September 11th, 2017. Check our website for a time and location.

Engineering Solutions at Berkeley

Engineering Solutions at Berkeley is a student-run engineering consulting group comprised of talented students with backgrounds in multiple engineering disciplines. Our mission is to give engineering students an engaging opportunity to apply the skills they are learning in the classroom and provide our partner companies with effective technical solutions.

We have some exciting projects lined up for the Fall semester and will be recruiting new members. Visit our website (esberkeley.com) to learn more about us and view our application.

Professional Networking & Etiquette Dinner

Tuesday, September 12, 6-8pm, Faculty Club. Have you ever sat down to a formal meal and wondered, “What are all of these forks for?” Or been networking and thought, “Is this an appropriate topic to raise?” Then our networking and professional etiquette dinner will put you at ease. Presented by a certified professional etiquette trainer, this event is a fun, non-threatening way to learn business etiquette skills while enjoying a three course meal! Tickets: $15, Reservations and payment required to hold your space.

Berkeley Innovation - Infosessions 8/30 & 9/5
Berkeley Innovation is UC Berkeley’s premier human-centered product design consultancy. Our consultants come from a wide range of disciplines, but we all share a love for design thinking and innovation.

Each semester, we work on design projects that give members hands-on experience with the entire design process, from conducting user research to building and marketing prototypes. Projects tackle contemporary, real-world issues for clients such as Quora, Westfield Malls, Indiegogo, and Ford Motors -- and range from UI/UX design to interaction design to physical device design. 

We exist as a community for students who are interested in product design to develop their design skills and experience, and alumni have gone on to work for companies such as Khan Academy, Yelp, Google, Apple, and Facebook. We thrive at the intersection of technical feasibility, user desirability, and business viability. 

Berkeley Innovation invites you to join us in designing the future.

Want to learn more? Come to our info sessions!


Wednesday, August 30 || 8:00 - 9:00 PM || Wheeler 120

Tuesday, September 5 || 6:00 - 7:00 PM || Jacobs 210

Thursday, September 7 || due 11:59 PM || tinyurl.com/BIFall2017

SOCIAL NIGHT (by invitation only)
Saturday, September 9 || 4:00 - 6:00 PM || Location TBA

INTERVIEW (by invitation only)
Sunday, September 10 || Location TBA


Want to gain some human-centered design knowledge and experience before applying to Berkeley Innovation? Check out our Human-Centered {design.} DeCal! Learn more at the event page here: https://goo.gl/jsAmXf

If you have any other questions, shoot us an email at berkeley.innovation@gmail.com!
Meche Mentors Needed In Berkeley Middle Schools!

The BAS (Be A Scientist) program is in need for STEM volunteer mentors right now for Fall 2017! We are excited to be establishing our program in all three middle schools in Berkeley, beginning with Session 1 and Session 2 this Fall. However, we need a high number of scientist mentors to serve at overlapping schools and class periods this semester!


Below, you will find details about Be A Scientist this Fall, as well as a program flyer with additional information as an attachment. Could you please forward the following message and attachment to the graduates, undergraduates, and postdocs (if any) in your department? If you have access to a bulletin board where the flyer can be posted as well, I would greatly appreciate it.


This is a rare opportunity for every 7th grader in the Berkeley Unified School District to experience a hands-on science experiment in a small group with individual attention and guidance from a Cal scientist mentor, thanks to your help! Spots fill up fast, so please help us to spread the word widely!

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 1 Fall 2017 will take place at Willard Middle School, September 21st - October 27th.

 - Session 2 Fall 2017 will take place at King Middle School, October 5th - December 2nd, with a two week gap (Nov. 3rd/10th) and a 1 week gap for Thanksgiving (Nov. 23rd).

 As a volunteer scientist mentor, you 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 Session: On-campus trainings are offered in the two-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 and attached flyer).

·        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!


To learn more, visit: www.crscience.org/volunteers/BeAScientist

Questions? Contact Darlene at BASprogram@crscience.org

Social Science Research - Participants Needed

The Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab) invites you to participate in research!


All experiments conducted at Xlab are computerized social science studies that typically last between an hour to two hours. Participants earn $15/hour on average every time they participate. For more information, visit xlab.berkeley.edu or watch our short video! To sign up, visit berkeley.sona-systems.com


We look forward to seeing you at the Xlab! Do science. Get paid.

BEACN Fall 2017 Recruitment
Interested in business and the environmental challenges they face? Want to work directly with cutting edge firms transforming the way we interact with our environment by tackling the biggest environmental and social issues of today? BEACN is a non-profit, student run consulting firm that works with a variety of clients across industries to solve their business challenges, from product innovation, sustainable development, strategic sustainability to marketing and branding. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate students who are interested in environmental sustainability and social responsibility. We will be holding an info session and case workshop next week for those who want to learn more about the consulting process and the type of work we do. Check out our website at beacn.berkeley.edu or RSVP to our Facebook Event to stay up to date with all the information on recruitment for this fall. Also, feel free to reach out to us at beacn.berkeley@gmail.com with any questions!