Undergraduate Newsletter for 10/17/2016

New Announcements

  • BSOE Major Plan Review Workshops

    • Do you need assistance mapping out your academic plan?
    • Do you need more information about your major’s requirements?  Not sure what to take in Fall quarter?
    • Are you being required by UCSC to declare your major this quarter but you are unable to?
    • Do you have a plan that has already been reviewed by a staff advisor, but you are being asked to get an updated signature?

    If you answered yes to any of the above, you should attend a BSOE Major Plan Review Workshop!

    What is a Major Plan Review Workshop?

    These Workshops are designed for current UCSC students to receive assistance with their major academic plan, have their major academic plan reviewed, and have their academic plan signed by an advisor.

    When are these Major Plan Review Workshops?

    Save the date! Our Major Qualification and Plan Review Workshops are planned for the following days and times.

    • Bioengineering #1 - Tuesday, October 25th - 2:30-4:30pm - Engineering 2, Room 215
    • Bioengineering #2 - Thursday, November 3rd - 2:30-4:30pm - Engineering 2, Room 599
    • Computer Engineering/ Robotics - Friday, October 28th - 9:00-11:00am - Engineering 2, Room 599
      (This date was incorrectly listed as Monday, October 28th in a prior newsletter.)
    • Computer Game Design - Wednesday, November 2nd - 8:30-11:30am - Engineering 2, Room 599
    • Computer Science #1 - Tuesday, October 25th - 10:00am-12:30pm - Engineering 2, Room 499
    • Computer Science #2 - Thursday, October 27th - 1:00-3:30pm - Engineering 2, Room 599
    • Computer Science #3 - Tuesday, November 1st - 10:00am- 12:30pm Engineering 2, Room 599
    • Electrical Engineering - Friday, November 4th - 9:00-11:00am - Engineering 2, Room 599
    • Technology and Information Management - Tuesday, October 25th - 1:00-3:30pm - Engineering 2, Room 599


    **Please Follow this link to register if you plan to attend one of these workshops!*


    Please see the Academic Planning page on our website for more information.

  • ATTENTION STUDENTS!! BSOE Undergraduate Advising will be closed on the afternoon of Thursday, October 20th

    The BSOE Undergraduate Advising Office will not be open for Express Advising hours on the afternoon of Thursday, October 20th while the staff conducts a major declaration workshop. The office will re-open for normal hours at 9:00am on Friday, October 21st. Please plan accordingly.

  • The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

    The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion with a Department of Defense facility. The Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities.

    SMART Scholars receive:

    • Full tuition and educational fees
    • Generous cash stipend ranging from $25,000 - $38,000 per year
    • Paid summer internships, health insurance, and miscellaneous allowance
    • Employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation

    Students pursuing degrees in the following fields are encouraged to apply:

    •  Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
    • Biosciences
    • Chemical Engineering
    •  Chemistry
    •  Civil Engineering
    • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
    • Computer, Computational Science, and Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Geosciences
    • Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • Information Sciences
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • Oceanography
    • Operations Research
    • Physics

    Basic eligibility requirements are as follows:

    •   a U.S. citizen at time of application (some exceptions apply),
    •   18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2017,
    •   able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
    •   willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
    •   a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
    •   pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed above

    The application is currently open and the deadline to apply is December 1st, 2016. For more information and to apply please visit http://smart.asee.org.

    Please encourage any students that you feel may be a good match for SMART to apply to the program.

    If you are interested, we also invite you to register, as a potential application reviewer for the 2017 Department of Defense SMART Scholarship Evaluation Panel to be held online in January 2017. Further information will be sent out during the week ending October 21, 2016.

    If you have any further questions, please contact us at smart@asee.org or 202-350-5715.

Events This Week

  • UCSC SOE Graduate Advising @ the Graduate & Professional School Fair
    Monday, October 17, 2016 3:00 PM, College 8 (Rachel Carson College), West Field House

    The UCSC School of Engineering Graduate Student Advisors will be attending the Graduate & Professional School Fair on:

    October 17, 2016
    3:00pm - 6:00pm
    College 8 (Rachel Carson College), West Field House

    Please plan to attend the Graduate & Professional School Fair and visit our table if you are interested in learning more about any of the UCSC School of Engineering graduate programs!

    Listed below are the School of Engineering graduate programs offered at UCSC:

    Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics (M.S., Ph.D.)
    Computer Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
    Computational Media (M.S., Ph.D.)
    Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
    Electrical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
    Games + Playable Media (M.S.)
    Scientific Computing & Applied Mathematics (M.S.)
    Statistics & Applied Mathematics (M.S., Ph.D.)
    Technology & Information Management (Ph.D.)

    More information is available on-line: http://ga.soe.ucsc.edu

Internship, Research, Scholarship & Employment Opportunities

  • Paid Internship : Software Security : Carnegie Mellon

    The SSI is a paid summer fellowship program ($2,500) for rising college seniors. This program is designed for U.S. citizens interested in pursuing a graduate degrees and a career in the information security sector. 

    To view the extended description of this opportunity, please visit:

    For more information, please visit:

  • White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's Spring 2017 Policy Internship Program

    The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking students for spring 2017 internships. The OSTP advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The office serves as a source of scientific and technological analyses and judgment for the president with respect to major policies, plans and programs of the federal government.

    Policy internships are open to interested students from all majors and programs, including law school programs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are enrolled, at least half-time, in an accredited college or university during the period of volunteer service. Students in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in all fields are encouraged to apply.

    While these positions are without compensation, the assignments provide educational enrichment, practical work experience and networking opportunities with other individuals in the science and technology policy arena.

    Applications for spring 2017 internships are due Oct. 28, 2016. 

    For more information, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/about/student.

    If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Grimm at rgrimm@ostp.eop.gov.

    For more information, please visit: