Undergraduate Announcements 3/18/16



1.  Faculty Advising instructions have been updated at http://me.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/resources/advising/me-faculty-advising.  Please read these.  You can see what our tentative course plan is at http://me.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/undergraduate/TentativeMESchedule.pdf if you would like to get started on your enrollment planning.  Additional information will be sent you from Campus on March 22nd (at least, this is the current plan). 


2.  Congratulations to our Outstanding GSI Award Winners!


Siavash Ameli
Raunak Bhinge
David Fernandez Gutierrez
Spencer Frank
Daniel Pineda
Xian Shi
Lu Wang
Shiying Zhou


3.  As an FYI, I've heard a rumor going around that some students think that E25, E26, and E27 are not technical courses.  I just wanted to confirm that yes, they are technical courses and definitely count towards the College of Engineering technical course requirement each semester, even though they are not 3 unit courses.


Whoo-hoo!  Have an AWESOME SPRING BREAK, Y'ALL!  Be sure and rest up!  Don't party too hard!  I'll be in the office Monday-Thursday if you have questions.



ASME's ​2nd Annual Engineering Banquet
Come out and spend an evening with the UC Berkeley Engineering community and Industry Representatives! There will be food served from Thai Noodle and live entertainment from UC Berkeley Students. It'll be a great chance to mingle with professors and other students! 
Event details:
Date: Tuesday, April 5th  6-8pm
Location: Tilden Room - 5th Floor MLK, Jr. Student Union
Dress: Business casual
Tickets are $7 presale and $10 at the door. Professors and family dine for free!
Tickets can be bought through email, in front of Kresge Engineering Library, or through Venmo to kevin_chen
RSVP to kevinchen2016@berkeley.edu at your earliest convenience
Please include number of guests and any dietary restrictions
The COE needs Volunteers for Cal Day
Help show off the College of Engineering to prospective students on Cal Day, Saturday, April 16. ESS is looking for students that want to volunteer to make Cal Day a success. Available opportunities include: Welcome Breakfast for New Admits, 8:30-10:15 a.m.; Transfer Admissions Panel, 10-11 a.m.; Student Life Panel, 11am-Noon; College of Engineering Tour Guides, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fill out this form to find out more about the events and express your interest.  ESS will contact you if you are selected. Students that participate will get free lunch and a Cal Day t-shirt.
ESS Peer Adviser Hiring

Get paid to make a difference in the lives of COE students.  ESS is recruiting for our 2016-2017 Peer Advising Team and we want YOU to apply. Be part of a fun and dynamic team that provides advice and support to students (current and prospective).  If you are friendly and dependable with excellent communication skills, have a UC GPA of 2.5 or higher, and want to help your fellow students, apply to join our team. Download the application and apply by Monday, March 30, 5pm.

Give the Student Address at Commencement!

The College of Engineering Student Relations Committee is hosting auditions for the commencement student speaker. Auditions will be held on campus Monday, April 4, from 5:00–7:30 p.m. (Undergrads will audition from 5 – 6 p.m., grad students from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.) You will be required to submit 8 hard-copies of your speech in advance of the auditions. Your speech should be four to five minutes long, have an original theme that is forward looking, be optimistic, contain some nostalgia about your time at Cal, non-technical and aimed at family and friends. You do not need to memorize your speech to audition. To sign-up to audition email bears@berkeley.edu by Wednesday, March 30.

Volunteer/Host for SWE's Overnight Host Program!

Want to share your Berkeley story with others and inspire the next class of women engineers? SWE’s Overnight Host Program is the perfect opportunity for you to make a difference and show new admits why UC Berkeley is the place to be! The Society of Women Engineers' annual Overnight Host Program, where newly admitted female engineering students come to experience a day at Berkeley before Cal Day, is currently looking for student volunteers and student hosts. Anyone is welcome to volunteer for the event, and we are looking for female engineering and CS majors to host new students overnight! Please sign up to host and sign up to volunteer. For more information, contact Joy Gu.

Summer Research Position Available in Mofrad Lab (BioE)
Lab: Mofrad Lab in Stanley Hall
Research Areas: Biomechanics, Implantable Sensors, BioMEMS
Brief Description: We are looking for capable, independently-minded students to assist on a project building a particular wireless, implantable sensor. The students can assist in finite element simulations and CAD design with possible opportunities in fabrication and testing.
  • Third or fourth year ME/BioE/MSE/EE student
  • Strong understanding of solid and fluid mechanics
  • Experience with Solidworks (or similar) and COMSOL (or similar)
  • Design-oriented and analytically-minded
  • Ability to understand relevant literature and papers in the field
  • Some experience/understanding of electronics, MEMS processing, and cardiovascular systems
Contact Person: Ali Madani
Resume Submission: Please send resume and unofficial transcripts to madani (at) berkeley.edu
Job Opening at Brooks Automation

Employer: Brooks Automation

Needed:  Mechanical Engineering
Type: Full-time
Location: Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Application deadline: April 16, 2016

Brooks offers engineers an exciting and collaborative work environment where creativity and innovation are encouraged and rewarded.


There are hundreds of new openings on Callisto if you search for them. To get full job listings and to learn how to apply, register through Callisto and search for jobs/internships by keyword, career field, or Job ID #.

iD Tech Still Hiring Summer Camp Staff

Inspire kids and teens ages 6-18 to aim big for college and beyond at our summer tech camps and programs. Become a Director or Coordinator, or instruct courses in app development, programming, game design, robotics, visual arts, web design, and more.  Please see https://www.idtech.com/jobs/summer-jobs/ for more information.

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program

Dear Campus Community: 


We are delighted to continue into its fifth year an ambitious campus program to support students who are committed to public service—one of the hallmarks of the Berkeley experience. 


Made possible by the generosity of Mimi Haas and named in honor of her late husband, the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks to grow a new generation of leaders devoted to serving the public good.  Peter Haas was a legendary Cal alumnus and friend to UC Berkeley who was known for his deep commitment to helping others.


The program provides scholarships and leadership training for up to 50 undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to taking action in support of the University’s public service mission. By cultivating student leadership and a lifelong commitment to service, the program has an ever-broadening impact in supporting those students to engage their peers in public service. 


This innovative program provides need-based scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $6,000, reducing the financial contribution expected of students and their families and making it possible for students from all income backgrounds to commit more time to service activities. Students who are selected will participate in a year-long leadership development program through the UC Berkeley Public Service Center.  Please spread the word across campus to students who exhibit a strong commitment to public service and demonstrated financial need.


Applications are now being accepted for the program, and the deadline for all students (current and incoming transfer students) to apply is Thursday, March 31. More information and applications can be found on the Public Service Center website: http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/haasleaders



Nicholas Dirks


The UCSF Department of Radiology would like to announce that we are accepting Fall 2016 (second wave) applications for our Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) program starting on April 1, 2016.  Applicants will be considered on a first come first basis at this time until the class is full.


The Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) program is intended for students with Bachelors degrees, advanced pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, researchers and faculty members who wish to master biomedical imaging and research methods to enhance their research designs and broaden their investigative projects. The degree can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.


The application deadline for the first wave of applicants to the Master's of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) program at UCSF has closed. The submitted applications are being reviewed and applicants will be notified of their status by April 1, 2016. A second wave of applicants will be considered beginning on April 1, 2016, when the application portal will re-open. Applicants will be considered on a first come first basis at this time until the class is full.


You can find additional information at http://radiology.ucsf.edu/education/graduate-programs/mbi-program.