Undergraduate Announcements 4/22/16


1)  For those of you who had ME 107 or ME 146 "planned" for F16 but have not yet enrolled, you should delete it from your shopping carts and re-add it so that you have a discussion listed.  Otherwise, you won't be able to add the course.


2)  If you are planning to take a course and its prereq at the same time, you must have the later course's instructor's written permission to do so (via email is fine and please keep a record).  Generally speaking, the department does not recommend taking courses without the prereq.


3)  Please keep in mind while you are doing your course planning that, because of factors such as room availability, faculty availability, and the number of courses that Mech Eng teaches, we cannot guarantee that courses that are not meant to be taken in the same level will not conflict (ex. junior-level courses with senior-level courses).  This is still the case if the courses are not prereqs for the later courses. 


3)  Please join us next Friday, 2pm-4pm, to celebrate your peers and their ME 102B Projects.  The event will be taking place in 310 Etcheverry Hall and the Etch/Soda Breezeway. 


4)  I'm looking for a few female ME transfer students to participate in our upcoming student panel.  If you are interested, please let me know.  Thanks!


5)  I will be out of the office on Monday, August 25th and will return on the 26th.  If you need assistance, please feel free to contact my colleague, Isabel Blanco.


Have an awesome weekend folks!




ME Summer Courses!

Hi!  Please keep in mind that we're offering the following summer courses this year.



ME 40

ME W85 (online version of ME C85)

ME 104

ME 106

ME 108

ME 109

ME 110

ME 132

ME 133

ME 191K



Pioneers in Engineering Robotics Competition

Come watch the epic conclusion of PiE’s Robotics Competition -- Final Competition.  FREE for all Berkeley students and staff to watch! PiE’s Robotics Competition pits 25 high school teams and their robots against each other in this year’s game PIErate Prospectors. See the result of over two months of hard work from over 300 high school students. Final Competition will be at the Lawrence Hall of Science on Saturday (4/23) and Sunday (4/24) from 9am-5pm each day. See the Final Competition website for more details.

Technology and Talent Expo

Thinking of a biotech career? Join us for the first Bay Area Biomedical Industry Technology & Talent Expo, Friday, April 22, 3-7pm, Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall. Local biotech company panelists discuss what they’re looking for in employees, where their companies are going, and exciting upcoming developments in the field. RSVP and save your place today! Sponsored by the Biomedical Manufacturing Network and the Department of Bioengineering.

EECS Research Symposium Poster Session

​The Spring EECS & College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster Session is being held on Thursday, May 5th in the Hearst Memorial Mining Building from 12 to 3 pm. Undergraduate students (ranging from freshmen to seniors) will be presenting their research on a wide range of projects across the EECS department and the College of Engineering. The poster session is open to all College of Engineering undergraduate students working Engineering Faculty! Submit an abstract online. The deadline to submit is April 20th. Five $1500 travel grants will be awarded to the top posters. Travel Grants to attend Engineering and Computer Science related conferences.

California Energy Commission - Jobs and Internships

The California Energy Commission would like to extend a personal invitation to participate in our Diversity Career Fair, Friday, April 29 from 10am-2pm. Located at the California Energy Commission, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento. Please RSVP. During the fair there will be an opportunity to meet Commission staff that can inform you about Commission programs and the various job opportunities available within the organization.  There will also be two workshops that will provide information about starting a state career and on interviewing tips. For more information contact Laura Murphy, (916) 654-4489.

Nourished Planet - Jobs and Internships

Nourished Planet is a cleantech startup committed to food and beverage sustainability. We are seeking a mechanical engineer who can support commercial prototype development and testing within retail channels. We are open to full-time, part-time, or intern candidates. Our ideal candidate will be passionate about eliminating food and beverage waste and dedicated to our mission of creating value with a clean technology. If you are interested, please check out our website. All resumes and cover letters can be sent to Krystal Grossmith.

Energy Recovery, Inc.- Full-Time and Internship Position

My name is Rose Nemet and I am the head recruiter and HR manager at Energy Recovery, Inc. Energy Recovery (NASDAQ:ERII) is a world leader in harnessing energy from industrial fluid flows and pressure cycles.  Through collaboration with industry, Energy Recovery is committed to innovation to make industrial processes within water, oil & gas, and chemical industries more profitable and environmentally cleaner.  With over 15,000 energy recovery devices installed worldwide, Energy Recovery sets the standard for engineering excellence, cost savings, and technical services to clients across the globe.  Year after year, the company’s clean technologies continue to save clients over $1.5 Billion (USD) in energy costs.   Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has offices in Ireland, Shanghai, and Dubai. www.energyrecovery.com


We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a paid internship in Product Engineering as well as a full time position for a Mechanical Engineer in our Product Engineering group.


Please see the attached flyers for more information.

Controls Related Summer Research at UC Davis

Job Description

The candidate will work on a project in collaboration with UC Davis. The goal of the project is writing and testing a model-predictive control algorithm to control three HVAC units in a building in Davis campus. The model will be developed using Python and Julia languages. The building is already instrumented and setup with a Python-based control system that runs in the cloud. The candidate will help developing the actual code, testing it in the building, analyzing results and writing a report. The candidate needs to be available to commute to Davis when needed (typically once a week). The cost of the trip will be reimbursed.



The preferred qualifications are:

-background in control systems 

-familiarity with model-predictive controls

-proficiency in Python


Questions?  Please contact Prof. David Auslander

Latinos in Technology Scholarship

Application deadline for Latinos in Technology Scholarship extended to Friday, May 6!
The Latinos in Technology Scholarship, established with Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, will present up to 100 Latino students with up to $30,000 in scholarship aid to help them continue their education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

Additionally, awarded students will also be offered internship opportunities at top tech companies.

Film Showing - CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Newton series - 4 pm - Join us for a Berkeley exclusive film debut screening - "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" at Sibley Auditorium followed by a panel discussion with Director Robin Hauser Reynolds and reception. The panel discussion will also be streamed live here

The COE Needs Your Help, Transfer students!

Transfer students!  Help us welcome admitted Engineering students

ESS partnering with the ​Office of Undergraduate Admissions to reach out to admitted transfer students. 


​Sign up to call newly admitted students on any of the following days May 1, 2, 3, and 4 in 110 Sproul:


Sunday              May 1, 2016      3-6pm

Monday             May 2, 2016       5-8pm

Tuesday            May 3, 2016       5-8pm

Wednesday       May 4, 2016       5-8pm


*Food Will be Provided​


Sign up here!