Undergraduate Announcements 2/19/16


1)  Today (Friday, 2/19/16) is the Deadline to add courses without Dean's approval.


2)  I still haven't received any designs for our t-shirt contest...


3)  Please be sure to send photos (with a short caption) to me for the 3rd floor.


4)  Faculty Office Hours are listed at http://me.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/faculty-office-hours.


Have a marvelous weekend!


Tools for Managing Stress & Test Anxiety

Tuesday, February 23, 1-2pm. Join the Center for Access to Engineering Excellence and the Tang Center as we discuss tools for managing text anxiety. Many students are hindered by test anxiety, no matter much they prepare for exams. Come learn techniques for dealing with test anxiety so that you can crush your next exam! Please RSVP.

Preparing for Graduate School

Monday, April 4, 3pm: So you are thinking about to graduate school? Awesome! Do you know what you should be doing as an undergraduate to prepare? Come meet Berkeley Engineering's Graduate Recruiters and learn about what you can be doing right now to prepare and what faculty look for in graduate students. Please RSVP online.

NASA Online Fair

The NASA Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships Online Fair will connect you in real time with representatives from all 10 NASA centers. There is no cost or travel associated with this NASA-sponsored event.  You will only need a laptop or tablet, and a strong internet connection. Wednesday, February 17, 1-4:30pm EST. Register today.

Boeing Resume Workshop

Tuesday, February 23, 5-7pm, 521 Cory Hall, Hogan Room. Come meet the Boeing Berkeley Campus Team and gain valuable career development and resume building skills. They will help you craft a resume that will sell your knowledge, skills and abilities.

Ericsson Women in Tech

Ericsson Women in Tech: Overcoming Obstacles on the Road to Success, Friday, February 19. Your career is an amazing journey full of twist and turns, obstacles and achievements. Ericsson Silicon Valley invites you to learn from women who have navigated their paths successfully. Join technical women from across the bay area to network, share ideas and define what success means and what it takes to get there. A shuttle to and from the conference will be available from the San Jose light rail and the Caltrain station. Sign up and confirm your attendance to receive additional transportation details and a shuttle schedule. For more information and to sign up visit the website.

Mechanical & Aerospace Eng Jobs for UC Berkeley Students

Want to get a job at SpaceX? Virgin Galactic? Blue Origin? A resume and cover letter is just not enough.


STEMN allows you to create a beautiful professional portfolio to stand out from the pile of resumes. You can also apply to hundreds of exciting space jobs with only one portfolio.


The team at STEMN knows exactly what each company is looking for, and to celebrate the launch of their new jobs features, UC Berkeley students can get a free consultation when they sign up via this link before (02/23/16):  https://stemn.com/browse/jobs?ref=669766.

Tech Talk: Google[x] Project Loon

Date and Location: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 8:30 PM in the Wozniak Lounge
Speakers: Mike Cassidy, VP Google; Sameera Ponda, Hardware Engineer; Min Ju Lee, Hardware Engineer
Refreshments will be served! Resumes will be accepted in a resume drop box. No recruiter will be present.

SLC Writing Program



Transforming writers, one at a time

We are pleased to announce our services for Spring 2016 - newly revamped to better serve Cal undergraduates. In each format, we seek to create an inclusive and rigorous learning space for students to practice and become purposeful and persuasive writers.
Drop-in Service

Students can stop by the VèVè Writing Lounge for a 30-minute session to discuss specific strategies to strengthen their paper. No prior scheduling is required.
Appointment Service

Students can schedule a 50-minute appointment to discuss their work with a tutor. This format is ideal for writers seeking focused feedback on any aspect of their work.
Weekly Service
Students can meet with a tutor once a week to master the fundamentals of academic writing. This format is highly recommended for those new to university-level writing context.

From close reading to research writing skills, writers of all levels can join our workshops to practice the tools to take their writing to the next level.

Khuyen V. Nguyen, Ph.D.
Program Director


Laydei R. Woodard

Jade Cho

Imprint Energy ​I​nnovation Collider ​Project

Join us for the Imprint Energy ​I​nnovation Collider ​Project with co-founder and UCB alum Christine Ho, Ph.D. ​on February 23rd at 4PM​. The wining team will win $8,000​ plus internship opportunities.  Students interested in cutting edge materials science, chemistry, electrical and mechanical engineering should attend.  This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in the field of battery science as it pertains to wearables and IoT devices.    


RSVP​: ​


Additional Project Requirements: http://scet.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/Imprint-Energy-Collider.pdf

Imprint Energy, ​a Cal ​founded ​company, is seeking engineers and researchers interested in translating unique battery requirements of new wearable and IoT applications into practical metrics and test methods for battery designers.  Students working on this project will characterize the power, form factor, and integration requirements of emerging wearable and Internet of Things applications, and will highlight the unique challenges for batteries powering these devices.

Volunteers Needed for Expanding Your Horizons Conference

We need YOU at Expanding Your Horizons!


EYH is a conference for 5th-8th grade girls that serves to introduce them to careers in STEM through an array of fun interactive workshops.


When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: University of California, Berkeley


This year we will be hosting ~450 conference attendees from surrounding East Bay communities.  As an undergraduate mentor, you will assist workshop leaders, join the girls for lunch, share your STEM experience, and act as a positive role model throughout the day. We do ask that our undergraduate volunteers are female identified.


In addition to conference day participation, volunteers are REQUIRED to attend a training session.


SIGN-UP to volunteer and/or get more information at https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~eyh/generalvolunteer.html


Questions? E-mail us at eyh.ucb.volunteer@gmail.com


We look forward to seeing you!

Update: Fung Fellowship Application

IMPORTANT NEWS: Fung Fellowship application deadline is now FEBRUARY 28, 2016!


How do you envision yourself changing the world?


The Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health is committed to shaping a new generation of entrepreneurial leaders focused on transforming health and wellness.


As a Fung Fellow, you will have the unique opportunity to learn core digital skills in research, design, and development of games, mobile apps, and cloud services to create breakthrough innovations to improve health and wellness for communities. You will build your entrepreneurial and leadership skills alongside your peers to realize professional and personal development. You will be a part of driving real world solutions to tackle pressing health and wellness issues for at-risk youth, veterans, and the elderly.


If you are an undergraduate student with at least two years left to complete your degree as of Fall 2016 and you want to make a real difference during your time at UC Berkeley, apply now for the Fung Fellowship for Wellness & Technology Innovations!

To learn more about the fellowship and our program partner Blue Goji, join us at Goji Madness--a fun game-based experience geared to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Goji Madness is happening at the Recreation Sports Facility (RSF) February 18-26th every evening from 4-7 PM. Come check out Blue Goji's awesome games, get a workout in, and chat with us about the Fung Fellowship!


Questions? Please contact us at fungfellowship@berkeley.edu.

Berkeley Engineering Stars in Technology

Berkeley Engineering Stars in Technology (BEST) is a new annual workshop that brings together prominent Berkeley Engineering faculty, alumni and students who aspire to become leaders in technology, for information exchange and mutual inspiration. Invited speakers will share their personal experiences as well as their perspectives on challenges and opportunities in technology today, and offer advice to undergraduate and graduate students, particularly for overcoming barriers to professional success for underrepresented minorities.

The goals of BEST are to:
•  to increase the visibility of diverse alumni and their contributions

•  to inspire the next generation of engineering leaders

•  to increase awareness of issues (and solutions) for underrepresented       

•  to foster support for underrepresented minority students in engineering


10:00am - 4:00pm
March 10, 2016

Sutardja Dai Hall
University of California, Berkeley


Campus Jobs For Students - Summer & Fall

Please see attached flyers.

ME 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


Customize a Bluetooth Speaker with Autodesk© Fusion 360™ - $1500 in prizes
Keep the future of laundry environmentally sustainable - $1000 in prizes
Utilize new packaging technologies to enhance - $1000 in prizes