Undergraduate Announcements 5/8/15


1. ME 107's poster session is happening in
70 Hesse Hall
Weednesday, April 29th


2. Graduating Seniors: NSF Deadlines will creep up way before you know it. Get a head start by going to an NSF Grant writing workshop during the summer! Find more details in the last announcement.


3. Don't forget to fill out our customer service survey and give me feedback on my service this year!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TD5B7L5 . Thanks! 


The end of the semester is upon us! I wish you all good luck on your finals! Godspeed!



We have a paid fellowship opening up at LBNL (the national research laboratory on the hill above campus) for a student who has recently completed their undergraduate or master's degree. In brief, we are looking for an engineering student to help us design, build, and write software for equipment to be used in x-ray scattering experiments at our particle accelerator. The student must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, and must have completed their undergraduate degree less than 24 months ago (students who are graduating this May are certainly eligible). The intent is to give a student an additional year of training prior to applying to graduate school, and again, it is paid, with full benefits. 

Students can view the details of the position and apply at: 


Eric Schaible


Summer job posting - Earth Science Division, LBNL
Posting date: 5/7/2015
Close date: Open until filled

Description. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Earth Science Division has an immediate opening for a student to work in the general area of code development for peridynamics. Peridynamics is a gridless simulation method which has attractive features for dynamic impact and fragmentation problems; and is only recently being applied to subsurface injection processes (e.g. hydraulic fracturing). The basic goal of the project is to compare the performance and characteristics of simulation tools which have been developed in house compared to open source alternatives (e.g. Peridigm, https://peridigm.sandia.gov). This would be a good experience for students who are interested in 

1. Code development, High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel computation
2. Learning about peridynamics and other meshfree methods
3. Multi-physics simulations (thermoporoelasticity)

Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply.

Some computer programming experience is required. Experience in C/C++ is beneficial but not required.

Pay is based on year in school and department averages. Work schedule is flexible.

Contact info. Please send a resume and brief statement of interest to: John Edmiston jkedmiston@lbl.gov .


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.


The University of Illinois at Chicago and UI LABS Present the 5th Annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy


In partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (University of Chicago); Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Loyola University; Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)

The SISE Program

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series for students and professionals. From August 6-18, a diverse body of participants will engage a broad spectrum of energy and sustainability-related topics through daily presentations, collaborative projects, mentoring activities, site visits, and networking opportunities with leading research institutions and companies in the digital technology and energy sectors. The issues presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs. Graduates leave as thoughtful and informed global citizens with a firm foundation and expanded network for careers in sustainability, energy, and smart technology and infrastructure.

2015 Theme: Digital Rebirth

Digital technology now allows us to capture the dynamics of entire systems, from manufacturing lines to the electricity grid to the flow of people, cars, water, and waste. Given the need to service concentrated population clusters, cities in particular can take advantage of digital technology and the Internet of Things to improve systems delivering energy, water, and transportation. Yet this requires addressing such challenges as retrofitting or replacing aging infrastructure, data collection and management, privacy issues, cybersecurity risks, and the formation of new business and financing models.


SISE will 1) explore the crossroads of digital manufacturing, smart cities, and energy; 2) dive deep into specific applications such as smart grid and the connected vehicle; and 3) theorize how these innovations can usher in a more sustainable future. Topics will revolve around integration; sourcing and use of supply; reduction of waste; energy and resource demands; big data collection and use; anticipation, reaction, and adaptation to the unexpected; and sensors, connectivity, and cybersecurity.


Now Accepting Applications

Admission into the program is highly competitive, drawing from a national pool of applicants. Applicants accepted into the program can expect to receive lodging support for the duration of the 2-week program and some meals on weekdays. Many will receive partial support for travel costs.


Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2014), graduate students, and professionals working in the fields of sustainability and energy who are living, working, or studying in the United States are eligible to apply. An online application form, a resume, and three letters of reference are required. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2015. More information is provided on the SISE website.


We invite you to learn more about the SISE program by visiting us on the web. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Thomas Aláan (uic.sise.admissions@gmail.com), SISE Program Coordinator. We look forward to seeing some of you in Chicago this summer!


Website: http://sise.uic.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uic.sise


Hey Mechanical Engineering Seniors!


Leave your mark and make your gift to the Engineering Senior Class Gift! Your gift goes to the Berkeley Engineering Fund, which supports many aspects of the College, such as engineering student groups, research, and facilities improvements. The Senior Class Gift campaign is our way of becoming part of the tradition of giving back and paying it forward for future Berkeley Engineers.


Currently ME has 24% of participation and is currently in the second to last place in regards to participation. Make your gift and help ME rise to #1! Any amount helps!


We just need about 200 more donors to reach 50% participation! When we reach our goal, our awesome alum Bob Sanderson and his wife Shirley will contribute $20,000 to our Senior Gift campaign. So really, every single person who makes a gift, small or large, makes a BIG difference.


You also get some great thank you gifts (like a Berkeley Engineering t-shirt and Berkeley Engineering Alumni license plate frame) for donating to the campaign! Feel free to email seniors@coe.berkeley.edu if you have any questions.


Your 2015 Senior Class Committee


Become an online tutor in your favorite subjects, and teach whenever you want. As an InstaEDU tutor, you set your own schedule, make $20/hour, and work from wherever is convenient for you (dorm, apartment, library).


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Position: Electrical Hardware Engineering Intern 


About us: 

Imprint Energy, Inc., is a battery technology company pioneering ultrathin, dynamically flexible, safe, printed rechargeable batteries based on its proprietary ZincPoly™ chemistry. The company’s batteries offer significant performance, safety, and processing advantages that will enhance the design of today’s electronic devices and enable the development of new devices, particularly in the wearable electronics, medical device and Internet of things markets. The company secured Series A financing in 2014 and has additional licensing and development revenue and financial support from strategic partners, commercial development agreements, and research grants. The company was founded in 2010 building on original research conducted at UC Berkeley and is based in Alameda, California. For additional information, please visit www.imprintenergy.com and @imprintenergy on Twitter. 


Internship description: 

We are seeking an exceptionally talented, innovative, and versatile Electrical Hardware Engineering Intern to work with our technical team during the Summer of 2015 and “make it work!” The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative team, and shape the development of Imprint Energy’s early prototypes. Start and end dates are flexible within reason. 

The successful internship candidate will have a strong background in Electrical Engineering, hardware design, prototyping, and low-­‐power electrical systems. The candidate will work with Imprint Energy’s team to develop game changing prototypes that highlight the battery’s unique feature set. The prototypes are targeted to appeal to customers from the Internet of Things, wearable, and medical device spaces. 


Role responsibilities: 

• Develop new prototypes highlighting Imprint Energy’s unique capabilities and feature set. 
• Investigate and provide feedback on the latest developments in wireless protocols, microcontrollers, and other low-­‐power electronics trends. 

Desired Skills: 
• Knowledge in providing layout guides for printed circuit boards (PCB) 
• Microcontroller knowledge and programming experience 
• Knowledge of Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) 
• Familiarity with assembling prototypes and "making it work!" 
• Ability to work and communicate in a small, agile team in a dynamic, fast-­‐moving environment with minimal supervision 
• Familiarity with batteries and electrochemistry is a plus, but not required 


Please send your resume to jobs@imprintenergy.com


The Blum Center Announces a New Course for Fall Semester, 2015

"Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Emergencies"

Dr. Imran Ali

Course control number is: 46501


This course will introduce public health engineering in acute and stabilizing emergencies. With an emphasis on problem-based learning, students will engage with technical methods for water supply, emergency sanitation, and hygiene promotion, as well as the principles of field assessment and project management. Critical issues relating to sustainability, logistics, behavior change, and compliance will also be discussed. Contemporary structures and challenges of the global humanitarian system will be foregrounded throughout the course. Case studies will be used to ground the course in the real world. 


Learn more about Dr. Imran Ali - his research and years of work in the field for Doctors Without Borders - in this excellent profile article.


Dear Academics, Entrepreneurs, and Young Professionals: 

We would like to call your attention to an innovative scientific format for young researchers – the Falling Walls Bay Area Lab hosted by A.T. Kearney. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea with peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3 minutes time on stage. 

Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and international renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on 9 November. At the Conference 20 top-class scientists from around the world present their current breakthrough research answering the question “Which are the next walls to fall?”. 

The Falling Walls Bay Area Lab takes place on September 18th, 2015 at UC Berkeley (exact location to be confirmed). The lab is hosted by A.T. Kearney and three partnering student-organizations (Thought Lounge, BioEngineering Honor Society, and UFA|UMCG). Applications can be made through the website http://falling-walls.com/lab/apply. The Application Deadline closes by August 23rd 2015. Please see the poster at http://tinyurl.com/FWBayArea for details or visit our Facebook link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397383470585829/ 

The most intriguing presenter will qualify directly for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin. The Falling Walls Foundation covers the accommodation for the 8-9 November in Berlin. Also, all participants of the Finale receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference. Travel costs are covered by A.T. Kearney. 

If you know of anyone with a breakthrough idea who you think should apply, please forward our call for applications to young researchers and professionals within the networks of your institution. 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the A.T. Kearney team at FallingWallsBayAreaLab@ATKearney.com

To get an impression of the final in Berlin please also have a look at the highlights video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzTK3issK_4 

About Falling Walls

The Falling Walls Lab is a non-profit series of scientific conferences, which aims at building and fostering interdisciplinary connections between young researchers. The Falling Walls Lab is a cooperation project between the Falling Walls Foundation and the global management-consulting firm A.T. Kearney (Founding Partner) and Festo, worldwide supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology (Global Partner).

About A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors to the world's foremost organizations. A.T. Kearney is a partner-owned firm, committed to helping clients achieve immediate impact and growing advantage on their most mission-critical issues.


Study Smarter is looking to hire and train SAT coaches. We would greatly appreciate your forwarding the contents of this e-mail to the students in your department.


Study Smarter, a small, top-level test preparation company based in the East Bay with business throughout the Bay Area, is looking to hire and train a select group of SAT coaches. We are looking for conscientious individuals with dynamic personalities, strong interpersonal skills, and an interest in personal growth. We are looking for people who can help coach students to their personal bests by keeping a wider perspective and helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses. We are looking for individuals who can think strategically and motivate their students. 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 or SAT experience is required. Hourly rate or salary will be commensurate with experience but start at a minimum of $25/hr with regular pay raises. SAT coaches will work 25-40 hours per week and be given fully paid health, dental, and vision benefits. We also award annual bonuses. Work schedule and start date are flexible. Paid training will begin after hiring and be organized around the applicant’s schedule. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum score of 650 on each section of the SAT or GRE through either a previous test or a diagnostic to be administered by Study Smarter. Applicants must be able to make a commitment to work for at least two years after their start date. A car is also required. Please apply by calling 510.350.8444 and submitting a resume and cover letter to jobs@studysmarter.com. Thank you.


Study Smarter is always looking for good people to hire and train. We have employed many Cal students and graduates since our establishment in 1997 and appreciate your help in letting the students in your department know about us.


Thank you again.



Emily Thompson
Director of Operations


Writing/Designing Winning NSF Proposals Workshop


Location: UC Berkeley
June 09, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Discounts available for registering two or more from the same organization or for one person registering for both the NIH and NSF workshops


This comprehensive workshop is geared for those who wish to submit winning research proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF).


You will learn how to:

Navigate the NSF website
Read and interpret RFAs
Compose the pieces of the NSF proposal
Develop and write the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact statements
Understand the scoring and review process
Submit proposals that reach the top of competitions


Can't make it? We also have:

An Online Version of this Workshop: http://granttraining.net/workshop_description/884?utm_source=913&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ol


Register at http://granttraining.net/workshop_description/913?utm_source=913&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ol.