Undergraduate Announcement 9/2/16


1)  New UC Berkeley Students:  Please take a few minutes to complete the campus SONS Survey at http://sons.berkeley.edu/.


2)  Office hour FYI for Shareena:  It looks like I will have two standing staff meetings on Wednesday, so if you wish to visit on this day of the week, it would behoove you to avoid the following timeslots:  10am-11:15am and 1:30pm-3pm on Wednesday.


3)  Monday is a holiday!


Have a perfect three-day weekend, folks!


Mak Mentor Recruitment Fall 2016

Interested in making an impact by teaching STEM and design skills to youth? Become a Māk mentor today!


Māk is a social enterprise that trains high school students from under-resourced schools in 3D printing and design. We are partnering with Oakland Technical High School to teach their entire Advanced Arts class our curriculum.


Experience in Autodesk Fusion 360 and/or Solidworks is required, and previous mentorship/teaching experience is preferred.


You can find the mentorship application here. Applications are due September 2nd at 11:59pm.


If you have any questions, please email info@maklabs.org.


METSU First Meeting!!
Hey Transfer Students,
We hope that you have enjoyed your summer and are ready for the new semester. METSU (ME Transfer Student Union) is having its first meeting on Wednesday (Sep 7th), 7:00 - 8:00 PM, at La Val's restaurant on north side (address provided below). Come and hang out with us to get to know other transfer students. Don't be late if you want pizza!!
For those of you who do not already know about us... METSU is a social student organization with a simple goal in mind: making sure transfer students make the most out of their limited time here at Cal. We would like to make sure transfer students know each other and everything there is to know about the ME department as early as possible. If you have a question, there is a very good chance that another transfer student had the same question a year or two ago. For those of you interested, there will most likely be a number of senior EECS students, ME graduate students, and ME graduates.
If you haven't yet, please follow us on Facebook for event notifications at: https://www.facebook.com/calmetsu
You can also reach us at metsu.berkeley@gmail.com


We are very excited to see you all.

METSU First Meeting
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 PM
La Val's restaurant
1834 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

ASME 1st General Meeting
ASME General Meeting 1

September 6th, 6PM

120B Bechtel


ASME is a professional and social student organization that aims to connect mechanical engineers, both in academia and in the field, with students on campus. We host corporate events such as company infosessions and the ME Career Fair, social events like the Engineering Grill & Chill, and competitions such as Aerospace Design Competitions.


Come to our first General Meeting of the semester on September 6th, 6PM in 120B Bechtel to learn more about our events this year, opportunities to get involved within ASME, or just to meet some other cool mechanical engineers on campus!


*Cheeseboard pizza will be served*

For any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to asme.cal@gmail.com

Hyperloop Initiative Program Application

I'm Navi, one of the new chairs of the Hyperloop Initiative Program. We are a team of highly committed and motivated students working to develop and test new design ideas for the Hyperloop concept. We've been active for about a year now, and are looking for interested students to join our team this Fall.  We are focused on the research and prototyping of technologies related to the Hyperloop concept. We are looking for motivated, passionate students to help us build, innovate and further develop on the framework we have established.  If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the application below.



Aerospace SAE: Crowdfunding Campaign

Aerospace SAE is an engineering team that designs and manufactures remote controlled cargo planes to compete in the annual Aero Design West competition. We've been working hard ever since the summer to prepare for our competition in the spring; however, we need your help to take off! Your contribution will help cover transportation costs and directly sustain us as we build a foundation for a growing aerospace presence on campus. Please make a gift today and help spread the word about our project at https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/2642.

SWE: Incoming Student Social

Are you a new female engineering student at Berkeley? Do you want to meet some other awesome women in engineering? Join other new students at the Society of Women Engineers’ Incoming Student Social Friday, September 2nd, 3:30-5pm at Bechtel Terrace.  Enjoy an afternoon of icebreakers, ice cream, and an introduction to SWE! If you are interested please RSVP online.

Undergraduate Research & Scholarships Fair

You can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley on Thursday, September 15, 12-4pm, HMMB. The Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair is free and, in addition to representatives from many dozens of research and scholarship programs, there will be break out sessions on themes such as "getting started in undergraduate research", URAP, "students of color in research", "linking research with community based social justice work", and more.

Upcoming Career Fairs & Company Visits

Please see http://career.berkeley.edu/Fairs/Fairs.


In addition to those listed above, please keep in mind the following event:


PTS (ME) Career Fair/ GM Visit

Monday, September 12


Etcheverry/Soda Breezeway

Coffee with Boeing & Info Session

Boeing is seeking the next generation of leaders to be a part of their engaging and diverse global team. Get to know their team over coffee and sweets, Tuesday, September 13, 3-6pm, 240 Bechtel Patio. Then learn more about Boeing opportunities, 6-7pm, 240 Bechtel. Boeing will be interviewing for a select number of summer 2017 internships and entry level jobs. Visit Boeing.com/careers, resumes will be accepted through September 5th and during the career fair.

Fall Academic Workshops

Interested in learning better study techniques? Need to manage your time better? Or maybe you want a new photo for your online professional profile! The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence will soon release our fall Academic Excellence Workshop Series. For details, please visit our website.

Fall's workshops will include:

  • Study Skills & Strategies
  • Managing Your Time
  • Preparing for Graduate School
  • Getting Involved in Research
  • Making the Most of Office Hours
  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Cupcakes & Headshots

Check back throughout the semester for more topics, dates, and locations!

Transition to Cal: Study Skills Workshop

Thursday, September 8, 5:30pm, 225 Bechtel. Join the Center for Access to Engineering Excellence and a Berkeley Engineering alum to learn good study skills and habits as you transition to Berkeley Engineering. Learn about how to truly understand your syllabi, how to take effective notes and study, how to prepare for and take exams, how to learn from returned exams, and selecting courses. RSVP to give us an accurate head count.


Be on the lookout for other academic success workshops. The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence is here to support you with free tutoring, study space, workshops, etc. Let us know if there are other ways we can help!

Ugrad Research Project at LBNL Needs Students
Ugrad Research Position: Microfluidics & Medical Devices
Lab name and location: Sohn’s lab, 5113 Etcheverry hall

Research area(s) for the project: Microfluidics and developing medical device
Description of the position: Mainly working for fabrication of microfluidic devices using basic MEMS techniques
Criteria needed for the position: need to work at least 10hr/week
Contact person: Junghyun Kim, a Ph.D student/ jh.kim@berkeley.edu.  Please send resumes.

Dorm Ex Machina

From September to November 2016, Robotics@Berkeley will be hosting Dorm Ex Machina, a robotics design competition for undergraduates at UC Berkeley with an open challenge: enhance dorm living with automation. Accepted teams of 2-4 undergraduates will be advised by experienced R@B officers, funded by R@B's sponsors, and offered workshops and group work-sessions relevant to their projects. The winning design will be the robotic system that is most useful in college dorm-style living as judged by roboticists and ordinary college students at the culminating Dorm Ex Machina Pitch Night in November.


This is an ideal competition for students interested in using technologies like Arduino to enhance everyday life. Experience is not required and extensive opportunities for support are available for students who have not worked on a robotics project before. Those interested should visit the competition webpage and attend the Fall 2016 Robotics@Berkeley infosession (details below).  Flyer at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0Ol3thNINuKZ1U2UzJuU3E0Qkk.


Competition Details

Webpage: rab.berkeley.edu/dxm

Infosession: September 6, 8pm at Wozniak Lounge (RSVP)

Application Deadline: September 10, 11:59pm

Questions? Contact leadership@rab.berkeley.edu



Winter & Spring Break 2017 | Peru and Iceland Abroad

With the start of the new school year, we too are eager to help students leaders maximize their education and pursue their passions - on campus and beyond. Complementary of your in-classroom education, our accredited, short-term educational abroad opportunities in Iceland and Peru allow students to bring these studies to life through hands-on industry exposure and real-time professional development experiences within the fields of sustainable development.


For more information, please see http://thegreenprogrampbc.ontraport.net/c/s/v2y/z9Wp/j/7L/6Di/6F1J23/spEUdblx2H.



Mechanical Engineering Student Projects from MindSumo

Dear Students,

Please review the latest mechanical engineering projects from MindSumo. MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com

Can you envision i-Road as a transportation solution on your campus? - $1,600 in prizes

How can we improve window screens? - $1,600 in prizes

What's your crazy idea for a space robot? - $1,600 in prizes