Undergraduate Announcements 1/22/16


1)  Add/Drop Deadlines to keep in mind:  

Feb 5:  Deadline for graduate students to drop classes without a fee. $10 fee charged for each class dropped after this date.  

Jan 29   Deadline for undergraduates to drop classes without a fee. $10 fee charged for each class dropped after this date.    


2)  Students who wish to take ME 199 (ungraded) or ME H194/196 (graded research, seniors or juniors only) should please send me your requests (and copy the faculty that is sponsoring you) no later than Tuesday, February 2nd.


3)  Don't forget to check out beehive.berkeley.edu for research opportunities!


4)  Professor Agogino wanted me to let you know that her office hours will be 2-4 pm on Thursdays this semester, or after class.


5)  Don't forget about our T-Shirt Design Competition!  Designs are due Monday, February 29th.


Have a great weekend!  I love the rain...


Networking and Professional Etiquette Dinner

Thursday, February 11, 6-8:30pm, 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! Some topics covered include: How to confidently enter a room full of strangers; How to introduce yourself and properly shake hands; How to make small talk while networking; How to use utensils and dishes appropriately. Tickets are $10 and pre-paid reservations are required to hold your space.

Systems Engineering Intern (Summer 2016)

SiTime is seeking a talented and enthusiastic intern for 3-6 months to work on system-level validation, test, and characterization of SiTime’s patented MEMS-based timing systems. SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company and a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation, offers MEMS-based silicon timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. With 80% market share and over 300 million devices shipped, SiTime is driving the electronics industry to use 100% silicon-based timing. SiTime offers an exciting new technology, a top-notch team, and a fast-paced and challenging work environment.


For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Applications for CITRIS Foundry Startup Incubator - Due 3/6

Founding a Startup is Hard. We Can Help.

The CITRIS Foundry is an applied technology incubator at UC Berkeley that supports early stage startups developing disruptive solutions for today's biggest challenges. Our program provides:

  • $5,000-$10,000 in seed funding for startups
  • More than $50,000 in resources including office, meeting & lab space, cloud computing, legal services and education
  • Customized mentorship specific to your needs from our extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts
  • A strong community of fellow founders
  • Access to design and prototyping tools at the CITRIS Invention Lab

If you're ready to jump in, CITRIS Foundry is accepting applications for our Spring 2016 cohort. Application Deadline is March 6th at 11:59PM! For more information and to apply, visit: CITRISFoundry.org

Summer Research at UT Austin Biomedical Engineering

The BME Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars for Cancer program, or BME CUReS Cancer, is an innovative REU partnering with Texas based-philanthropic organization Texas 4000. Texas 4000’s mission is to cultivate student leaders and engage communities in the fight against cancer. The summer scholars will work on projects with a team of faculty mentors that address key challenges in cancer research, while forging a connection with the local cancer-fighting community.

The scholars will be paid a stipend of $5000 for the 10-week period. Additionally, scholars whose abstracts are accepted to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society will receive $650 to support their travel to participate in Minneapolis, Minnesota to present their research.

Find out more information about this REU program.

IPS Annual Technical Writing Contest

Please see the attached flyer.

Student Research Opportunity: Power for All

The international campaign group Power for All is building a research database on decentralized renewable energy in partnership with UC Berkeley's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL). Power for All is hiring 3-5 students (undergraduate and/or early stage graduate) to help with this work over the Spring Semester (25% time, paid).


The full job description is attached. Feel free to distribute this posting and email me with any questions you may have.



Rebekah Shirley | Post-Doctoral Researcher | Energy and Resources Group | UC Berkeley | (510) 333 - 6397 | http://rael.berkeley.edu



Hello fellow mechanical engineering students. I would like to invite you to the first EnableTech info session of the semester happening next Tuesday January 26th at 5 p.m. in 120B Bechtel just across the courtyard from the engineering library.


Our club's mission is to build diverse teams of both undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of majors and skill sets to work in collaboration with students and community members with disabilities to design, prototype and ultimately create meaningful solutions for specific daily needs. These projects can both be sponsored projects for your design courses such as 102 B or 122 so we can give additional mentoring, design reviews, resources and material reimbursement or purely extracurricular projects. Come have some pizza and learn about how you can get involved next Tuesday January 26th. Please see the attached flyer.

ASME's first Aerospace Design Competition
Win a Myo Wearable Technology Band, portable speakers, or Amazon Gift cards!
Join ASME's first Aerospace Design Competition sponsored by Autodesk, General Motors, and Northrop Grumman. 
The competition will require teams to work over a period of 3 weeks to design, CAD, and create a low fidelity prototype of an improvement to any existing aircraft in the area of cost, fuel efficiency, carrying capacity, or a combination of those three. It will end with teams presenting and pitching their ideas to judges from Autodesk, NG, and GM to decide the winners. 
Come to our infosession at 6pm on February 9th in 240 Bechtel to learn more about this competition. If you already have a team in mind, please come together, and if you don't have a team in mind, this will be an excellent opportunity to form one with others. This competition is open to all majors and all grade levels so please bring anyone who would be interested. For any questions please contact, Kevin Chen at kevinchen2016@berkeley.edu.
Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Are you interested in indoor air quality research?


We want two undergraduate research assistants to join us for Spring 2016.  Our lab investigates near-person air quality issues like particle emissions and airflow characteristics that control exposure.  Get experience in a consequential field with exciting opportunities!


Earn class credits

Research assistants will work 9-11 hours/week and receive 3 credits in UGIS 192, Supervised Research, through the URAP program.


Learn laboratory skills

50% of your time will be assisting on the main project, which is investigating pollutant dispersion in a chamber.  We will be measuring the mixing time for a puff release of CO2 in various airflow patterns created by heated/chilled walls, floors and ceiling


Perform your own pilot studies

You will also take the lead on your own pilot study with mentoring and support.  One student will be using a high-resolution particle sensing chamber to investigate pollutant deposition and emissions from indoor surfaces, and the other will be using a custom rig to characterize the volumetric air flow pattern over heated objects.


Learn more!

Visit our URAP page, under Prof. Nazaroff in the Engineering section, http://bit.ly/1n2VLDE, to find out more and apply online!  You can also contact us directly: Matthew Vannucci, vannucci@berkeley.edu

Exciting Job & Internship Opportunities For Recent Grads

My name is Jessica, Career Advisor for UC Berkeley at Meed. Companies are actively using our platform to hire students for summer internships and full-time positions. To date, over 450 companies including Quora, Sandisk, and Github, have used Meed to find and hire their newest employees.

I would like to invite you to check out the jobs section of our website to find companies that are hiring from UC Berkeley. When you see positions that you're interested in, Meed makes applying easier than ever. Simply click "Apply" to create and submit your profile to recruiters.

Jobs for Cal Students


The SLC is still looking for new Science tutors this spring

The Student Learning Center (SLC) is currently accepting applications from students who are interested in becoming science tutors this spring.


We have openings for tutors on a credit or auditing (no units) basis in the following courses:

        Biology 1A(L), 1B
        Chemistry 1A(L), 3A(L), 3B(L), 4B
        MCB 102
        NST 10
        Physics 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B
        Astro 10

We may have paid tutor openings for new Physics, General Chemistry and Nutritional Science tutors.
We may have paid openings for study group leader in Chemistry 4B, Physics 8A and Physics 8B.


Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but the main deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, January 24th. Applications may be considered after this date if there are still openings.


To apply to be a tutor, download the application from the following page:  http://slc.berkeley.edu/become-science-tutor

This online application contains everything you need to apply to be an SLC tutor, and it should contain answers to most questions.  If you have any questions after looking at it, please feel free to email (rgibson@berkeley.edu).


-Richard Gibson