Undergraduate Announcements 12/10/15


1)  Congratulations to the ME 102B Team, The Pit Bosses, for winning the Jarrett Prize for this semester.  Good job!


2)  The ME Food and Toy Drive will be continuing until the 18th.  Traditionally we don't get many ugrads participating, and it would be great if you did.  Donations can be left in 6189/6193 Etcheverry.  Thanks!


Good luck on your finals, all.  Godspeed!


SJTU International Summer Research Internship Program

The SJTU International Summer Research Internship Program seeks to promote international research collaboration and to enhance the academic environment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It offers top undergraduate students from around the world the opportunity to work at world class research laboratories under prominent research professors. Students who participate in ISRI will gain valuable research experience, preparation for graduate studies, and the chance to experience life in Shanghai. The inaugural ISRI Program will last for 6-10 weeks from June to August 2016. Online Application Deadline April 30.

Google Brain Residency Program

The Google Brain Residency Program is a 12-month role designed to jumpstart your career in deep learning. Residents will work with world-famous scientists from the Google Brain Team. The goal of the residency program is to help the residents become productive and successful deep learning researchers. The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree (e.g. M.S. or Ph.D.), preferably in computer science, mathematics, or statistics. The application would present evidence of proficiency in programming and in the prerequisite courses. The evidence could take the form of a transcript, letters of recommendation, notable performance in competitions, or links to an open-source project that demonstrates programming and mathematical ability. You can learn more about the program and apply (Deadline: Thursday, January 15) online.

Many Ugrad Research Info Sessions+Research Mtgs Next Wk
New Course For Those Who Are Interested In Design: Reimagining Slums

Please see attached flyer.


*This course cannot be used to fulfill a technical elective requirement or the design requirement in Mech Eng.

Web design Intern for the Tell Me a Story Project

Position Title: Tell Me a Story Project- Web design Intern

Applications Due:  December 17th, 2015 11:59pm



Through funding from the division of Equity and Inclusion’s Innovation Grant  the “Tell me a Story Project”  is seeking a highly creative and organized paid student Intern with strong communication skills to create the web design, implementation, and develop promotional materials of project that aims to improve campus climate at UC Berkeley.

The "Tell Me A Story Project," creates a space for undergraduates to express their experiences with campus climate in an anonymous way.  The premise of the project is to provide a phone number linked to a voice messaging system.  When the caller reaches the voice mail, they will be prompted to briefly leave a message answering a question about their identity and experience as it relates to campus climate.

The target audience is undergraduate students and student services advisors.  For underrepresented students, this project is an empowering platform to share and normalize their life experiences  while allowing traditional college populations to learn about their peers.  This directly addresses the 2013 UC Berkeley Campus Climate Survey key finding of higher percentages of ethnic and racial minorities as well as LGBTQ respondents experiencing  exclusionary conduct compared to their white heterosexual counterparts.



Under the supervision of the “Tell Me a Story” Project Managers, they will coordinate and manage, and the design of the website.  Responsibilities  include:

    Develop and maintain the website

    Create logo and promotional materials (flyers, etc.)

    Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

    Available December 2015 through July 1, 2016

    Applicants must be current UC Berkeley Student junior /senior/grad student level students preferred.

    Able to work without direct supervision while maintaining consistent communication with supervisor

    Comfortable reaching out to students, staff, and faculty

    Proven time-management abilities, and a gift for managing multiple deadlines simultaneously

    Skilled with web design tools (such as Squarespace)

    Excellent design skills:  Ability to conceive original designs for marketing purposes and execute within deadlines

    Logo designing experience

    Work samples will be requested for those invited to interviews


Work Schedule: Average of 20-30 hours per month


How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Send cover letter and resume to (oramirez@berkeley.edu) with subject “Application for Tell Me a Story Project”

BERCU End-of-Year Banquet

How are you doing in this RRR week? What are the joys and pressures that you encounter and want to share? Come join the BERCU for the end of year celebration! This is an event at which you can relax and enjoy a meal and movie before days occupied by finals. We will be viewing the award-winning film "Climate Refugees", and dinner will be provided from  La Mediterranee. Please click the link below to register so we can plan for corresponding meals! To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bercu-end-of-the-year-banquet-and-climate-refugees-film-screening-tickets-19852666861

New Graduate Careers with Sandia National Laboratories

College graduates considering full-time careers


As a top student in a technical discipline, you can anticipate many career opportunities as graduation approaches.


However, few of these opportunities can offer the potential impact of a career at Sandia National Laboratories. We do national security work that is beyond the scope or means of most private organizations, pushing frontiers at the edge of science and engineering in areas as diverse as cybersecurity, nuclear weapon systems, clean combustion, biotechnology, and sustainable energy.


And what we do matters. Our technologies - which make our nation safer, improve human and environmental health, and even boost the competitiveness of U.S. industry - can truly change the world.


That's why we can offer you a career that has the power to change your life. Working here, you'll join some of the top minds in the country in solving difficult challenges in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, and cyber security.


In addition to working at the forefront of technology on problems of real significance, you can expect competitive pay, top-notch benefits, and a work-life balance that gives you time to enjoy family, friends, and the rich cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities that surround our sites in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA.

Take your chance to change the world - and experience the changes in your life. Submit your resume and application and learn more about the exciting work at Sandia at www.sandia.gov/careers.


Sandia National Laboratories
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

NSF REU Program at Texas A&M University - application due on Feb 1st

Texas A&M University will be hosting a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program from May 31-August 5, 2016. This summer program will provide opportunities for undergraduate students to learn about mechatronics, robotics, and automated system design. Program objectives are to help participants to understand the research process, to acquire laboratory skills, and to be well-positioned for graduate school and career success. Activities will include joining a research group led by a faculty mentor, completion of a 10-week research project, and participation in weekly seminars, field trips, and career development workshops. Students will write a report and present their research to their REU cohort and at an REU poster session on campus.


Each participant will receive a stipend of $500/week for participation in the program. Other benefits include housing, meal and travel allowances; 1.0 credit hour of undergraduate course credit; and full access to university recreational facilities.


Students and incoming students at two-year and four-year institutions are eligible to apply. Participants will be selected based on the following criteria: 1) desire to participate in research and interest in a career in mechatronics, robotics or automated system design, as evidenced by application responses and faculty recommendations; 2) interest in a career in a STEM field; 3) GPA of 3.00 or above; and 4) citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions. Students who are from academic institutions with limited research opportunities in STEM or who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering and science are highly encouraged to apply.


An application form is available at:  http://hsieh.tamu.edu/REU-Mechatronics/


For more information, please contact the site director, Professor Sheng-Jen ("Tony") Hsieh at hsieh@tamu.edu

Employment Opportunities for Students or Recent Graduates

Study Smarter, a small, top-level test preparation and academic tutoring company based in the East Bay with business throughout the Bay Area, is looking to hire and train math tutors who have a defined knowledge in the following: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.  We are also looking to hire physics tutors with a defined knowledge in mechanics, electricity and magnetism.  We are looking for conscientious individuals with dynamic personalities and strong interpersonal skills.  High energy people who enjoy thinking creatively and motivating high school students will love this job.  Study Smarter offers a fun, casual work experience with extensive support and mentorship.  Although applicants should be enthusiastic and willing to learn, no prior teaching experience is required.  Hourly rate or salary will be commensurate with experience, but start at a minimum of $25/hr with regular pay raises.  Tutors will work 10-40 hours per week and be given fully paid health, dental, and vision benefits if hours are greater than 25 per week.  We also award annual bonuses.  Work schedule is flexible.  Start date is as soon as possible but flexible.  Paid training will begin after hiring and will be organized around the applicant’s schedule.  Applicants must be able to make a commitment to work through mid-June 2016.  A car is also required.  Please apply by calling 510.350.8444 and submitting a resume tojobs@studysmarter.com.  Thank you.

Latinos In Technology Scholarship
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) is pleased to share information with you about the Latinos in Technology Scholarship.
This scholarship, established with SVCF by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, will award up to $30,000 to help 100 Latino students continue their education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.
Current college students from the Greater Silicon Valley area who are entering their junior or senior year are eligible to apply. 
View full eligibility requirements and application details online. Applications will be accepted online starting Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.