Undergraduate Announcements 10/30/15



1)  ME Town Hall & Survey (Please Complete)


Hey Everyone, 

ME Town Hall is fast approaching.  In order to make Town Hall as successful and representative of the student body as possible, PTS would like you all to please take the linked survey so that we know what issues to talk about and address. This is a great opportunity to let the department know what you as a student would like to get out of your education here in the mechanical engineering department. Additionally, all who participate will have to opportunity to enter themselves in a drawing to win one of 5 $20 Amazon gift cards (don't worry, the survey itself is anonymous). The survey should only take a few minutes of your time, and provides a means to get your voice heard.
Town Hall itself is on November 9th from 5 to 7 pm in 3110 Etcheverry Hall, so if you have anything that you personally want to discuss with the department, please stop by; there will be food provided.
Hope to hear from you all,
Christian Goodbrake
Internal Vice President of PTS"

2) Pass/No Pass Deadline:  The deadline to change grading option for H/SS courses is Friday, 5pm, October 30. You will NOT be able to change any course to P/NP using Tele-BEARS; you have to fill out this short form and turn it into the front desk staff in 230 Bechtel by no later than October 30. Just a reminder that students in COE cannot take any technical courses (required of your major or not) on a P/NP basis, so the only courses you can request to change to P/NP are H/SS classes.


3)  ME 102A has moved to Tu/Th 5 - 6 pm for Spring 2015.


4)  Due to meetings, I'm not going to be around much today. 


Happy Halloween Weekend, everyone!  My favorite holiday!  Whoo-hoo!  We're all dressed up in ME Student Services if you would like to check us out!  -Shareena


You're invited to the Jacobs Institute Student Mixer & Town Hall

Now we're now thoroughly into our first semester of operations here at Jacobs, we would love to hear from students like you, who are part of Berkeley's diverse design community and who we want to serve.


To that end, the Jacobs Institute team and our co-hosts, Berkeley Innovation, invite you to join us for our upcoming student mixer & town hall, which will take place 6:30-8pm on Wednesday, November 4 in 310 Jacobs Hall. It will be a chance for you to connect with fellow students, share projects, speak up with feedback on Jacobs Hall's first semester, and brainstorm about the future of the Jacobs Institute and of design innovation at Cal. Food will be served too.


A Facebook event is here. If you can come, please RSVP and help spread the word through sharing the event and inviting your friends. We would love to have as many of your voices and ideas as possible represented, so thank you for sharing widely with your networks!


On a similar note, we also want to make sure you know about our Facebook page and our community mailing list, if you have not already liked/joined them. They are great ways to stay up to date on what's happening here at Jacobs and in our broader community.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact amydinh@berkeley.edu. We hope to see you next week!

GM Ride & Drive and Workshop - November 4th

Join General Motors for an Electrified Vehicles workshop, with speakers from their battery and EV teams, followed by a Ride & Drive where you'll have the opportunity to drive a brand new 2016 Chevy Volt! Dinner will be served. See more details here.

EECS Internship Fair

Wednesday, November 4, 11am-3pm, Memorial Stadium (Field Club). Come check out the wide range of employers at this year's EECS Internship Fair! Remember to bring your Cal ID to check in at the fair and multiple copies of your resume. Companies will be hiring for internships AND full-time positions. Need help to prepare for the fair? Attend the EECS Internship Fair workshop on October 26th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in Sibley Auditorium!

Google Robotics Office Hours

Friday, October 30, 9am-3pm, 212 Cory. Drop by for a few minutes anytime during the day to chat with a Google Robotics Engineer and explore how Google is changing the world of robotics! Learn more about the undergraduate summer internships and the full-time positions available in Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics (all disciplines including systems, controls, perception/computer vision, AI/machine learning), UI/UX Design and Development, and Product Management. Undergrads and grad students of all levels are welcome. Please remember to bring your resume and RSVP. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Career Connections: Design Careers for Mechanical Engineers

Thursday, November 5th, 2015  |  6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cal Career Center, 2440 Bancroft Way


What's next? Planning for a mechanical engineering career in product design/product management? Please join us for an exciting evening of networking with Cal MechE Engineering alumni and other industry professionals working in design careers in the Product Design/Product Management industries.  Come prepared to have discussions with Cal alumni/employers/industry professionals, as this is a GREAT networking opportunity!

RSVP on Callisto here.


Questions? Contact Katie Crawford.

Microsoft Coding Challenge (MSFT3C)

11/4 at 6 p.m. in 290 HMMB

Are you the best coder here? Prove it.

Team up with friends (3 per team max) and bring a laptop (and charger) for your chance to win a $100 Visa Gift card and other great prizes. As always, snag some FREE FOOD!

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/501602149999129/

IXL Tech Talk

11/5 at 6 p.m. in 290 HMMB

IXL makes educational software engaging, visually stunning, and effective for students worldwide. Not only are our engineering efforts making a fun and exciting product, we're able to do it in a robust, scalable, and maintainable way.

Join us and learn how IXL engineers are using React to transform both the developer and user experience. We'll focus on how we mondernized plain muliple choice to be engaging, exciting, and fun.

There will be free food, swag, and a chance to win an iPad! RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/442269142645541/

New Design-Related Course of Interest

Bioinspired Design (Integrative Biology 32) Spring 2016
All levels and fields welcome. No prerequisites.

Please see flyer attached to Shareena's email message.

NSA CyberSprint Competition

Register now for the 2015 NSA CyberSprint Competition

Can you exploit Web servers, manipulate database systems and crack sensitive password hashes? Hack a simulated system and win our annual cyber competition.

The National Security Agency (NSA) invites you to try out for the 2015 NSA CyberSprint, a challenge that pits your skills against other students and recent grads across the country. Register now!

Here’s how it works:

   • Phase 1 Qualifying Round: Complete a series of challenges to prove that you have what it takes to compete with the best. You have five days to complete the assessment, starting Oct. 28.
   • Phase 2 Final Skills Challenge: If you make it through the first phase, you’ll be invited to the big game, a simulation that asks you to hack a major system to retrieve data. You have two weeks, starting Nov. 9.

Registration is limited so reserve your spot today.

Top finishers in both phases will receive recognition for their efforts, and the best of the best will have the option to apply for a position at the National Security Agency*. And that’s when things get really interesting ...

As the federal agency charged with foreign signals intelligence and information assurance, NSA is home to the nation’s most advanced technical professionals. Show us your very best work, and you may earn a place among them.

2016 AFRL Scholars

For those of you that aren't familiar with our Scholars program, it is ourversion of a summer internship. It's an excellent opportunity for students(high school, undergraduate, and graduate) to work on problems of Nationalinterest with researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory. There aremany research projects to choose from ranging from high density electronicscooling to deployable structures to directed energy to MEMS to spaceweather. All of the topics can be found at our program web site (http://afrlscholars.usra.edu/). This great program provides theopportunity for students to complete hands-on research using state of theart facilities in a government lab environment. It's a perfect chance forstudents to experience what a career at our Defense labs is like.  The website provides a wealth of information. The application deadline is 19 January 2016.


It is a great program and a great experience for the students as well as for their advisor.


Students looking for thermal systems topics should look for mentors Andrew Williams, Hans-Peter Dumm and Brent Taft.



2016 REDDI program

The focus of the Taylor Collaboration is in Orthopedics. The Taylor Collaboration supports bio-mechanics focused projects in pediatric surgery, podiatry, general
surgery and neurological surgery. The laboratory specializes in mechanical testing of medical devices with a particular emphasis on orthopedic implants.


As a REDDI you will have an opportunity to assist full-time staff with active jobs, perform cadaver dissection in the wet lab, gain hands-on experience in our
machine shop and help to develop technical reports. You will complete a research project, including the design and execution of experiments, as well as, abstract
submission. The REDDI internship is held during the summer months. Participants are expected to work 8 hours per day, Monday—Friday. A stipend is provided.


For more information, please see the flyer attached to Shareena's email message.

IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has an opportunity for graduating seniors! 

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Health that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors.  This program provides Post-Bachelor Fellows the option to pursue a fully funded Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington.  


For more information, please see http://healthdata.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a6fe46de59e2122ba3df7b816&id=3bf3a55d27&e=3a76142a46

UCLA Civil Engineering Materials Seeking Student for Fully Funded Ph.D. Position

UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking a student with expertise in heat transfer and finite elements to join the Civil Engineering Materials group as a new fully funded Ph.D. student.  The student will work directly with Professor Gaurav Sant (C&EE) and Professor Laurent Pilon (MECH&AE) to conduct research on Enhancing Concrete Life in Infrastructure using Phase Change Systems (ECLIPS). To be eligible to apply, applicants may have a background in Civil Engineering, Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering.

How to Apply
Interested students should email CEEAPPLY@seas.ucla.edu with their resume, unofficial transcript, and subject line “CV MAT PhD Interest” for initial review. The department will consider a Winter 2016, Spring 2016 or Fall 2016 start term. Please be sure to indicate your intended start term in your email. Applicants with a M.S. degree are preferred, but exceptional students without a M.S. degree will be considered for this position.

Please see attached flyer (see Shareena's email message) for additional information. Contact CEEAPPLY@seas.ucla.edu for questions.