Undergraduate Newsletter for 02/06/2012

Events This Week

  • ISMA BBQ Fundraising Event
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:10 AM, Engineering Courtyard

    This event will fund-raise for ISMA. Come hang out, support ISMA, and get some lunch.  $5 for a burger, chips, and a drink!   11:10 am - 2:00 pm

    --Information Systems Management Associationisma.ucsc@gmail.com

  • Getting a Good Letter of Recommendation Workshop
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6:30 PM, Career Center, 3rd Floor Bay Tree Building, Cervantes & Velasquez Room

    Need a letter of recommendation for graduate school, professional school, or a job?

    Don't know how to approach a professor or professional for a letter?

    Learn some of the ins and outs of getting a good letter of recommendation from some UCSC professors and Career Center Peer Advisers.

  • Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) presents a Coffee Hour on Retaining Women in STEM
    Thursday, February 9, 2012 10:30 AM, Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, room 102

    Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) presents a Coffee Hour on Retaining Women in STEM

    Why do undergrad women science students €œdrop out€ of science and engineering majors?

    What can we do to keep women engaged?

    Project AWESOmE (Advancing Women'€™s Education in the School of Engineering) may have the answer to retaining women in Engineering!

    Join us for a talk and discussion on:

    * Project AWESOmE'€™s efforts and progress

    * how you can get involved

    * how to apply these techniques to your field

    There will be coffee and cookies!


    Hosted by Women in Science & Engineering

    For more information about Coffee Hours: rmcgurk@ucsc.edu

    When: Thurs, Feb. 9, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Where: Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, room 102

    Who: Undergrads, grads, post-docs, faculty – you!

Other Announcements

  • Undergraduate Advising Office Closed February 13th!

    The BSOE Undergraduate Advising Office will be CLOSED on Monday, February 13th, 2012, so that the advising staff may attend an important campus advising forum. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, February 14th. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Interested in tutoring local high school students?

    IEEE and Tau Beta Pi have collaborated with Youth Now to give you theopportunity to tutor high school students in Trigonometry, Algebra,and basic Chemistry. Youth Now is an organization dedicated to providing academic support to middle and high school students. They are located in Watsonville (don't worry, you can carpool with other people to get there). Check out their website at youthnowcenter.com.

    Volunteer tutors are needed Monday - Friday from about 3:30 to 5:30pm.Don't miss this chance to help the community!

    You can sign up at bit.ly/youthnow

    If you have any questions, don't hesistate to email us at ieee@soe.ucsc.edu.

  • Build your own TV-B-Gone!

    This event is open to all students in SOE. Your friends in IEEE will be holding three complementary workshops on how to build a TV-B-Gone.Here's the plan:Saturday, 2/4, 10a-12p: Create a schematic in CadenceSaturday, 2/11, 10a-12p: Layout a PCB in AllegroSaturday, 2/25, 10a-12p: Solder together the final productNo experience required. The cost is $10 if you RSVP by Friday (2/3),and $15 at the door on Saturday, and $100 more every hour thereafter.To sign up, email us at ieee@soe.ucsc.edu with "Workshop" as the title.
  • 2/1 IEEE Meeting Cancelled

    There will be no IEEE meeting this week due to an overlapping SantaClara Valley section meeting. Our next meeting will be Wednesday,2/15. All members of SOE are invited to join us!

    Stanford, in partnership with Tufts University, is surveying students to learn more about career development and entrepreneurship.They are currently recruiting young adults (18-24) for this study, and would appreciate your participation.For more information about the project, please see:http://ase.tufts.edu/iaryd/researchYes.htm
  • Math Placement Exams!

    If you still need to take the Math Placement Exam to enroll for a math course in the spring, they are coming up!

    The next dates are as follow:

    Saturday, February 4, at 10:00am-11:30am in Thimann 003

    Saturday, February 11, at 10:00am-11:30am in Thimann 003

    Here is the direct link to the information page: http://undergrad.pbsci.ucsc.edu/advising/exams/mpe.html

    This is the only chance students will have to take the exam until it is offered again in May.

  • School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony!

    This year's ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM at the Baskin Engineering Courtyard (between the Engineering 2 and Jack Baskin Buildings).  More information regarding the ceremony and registration will be available soon.   

  • Travel and Conference Support for BSOE Undergraduates

    The Baskin Engineering Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs office has a small fund to facilitate the participation of BSOE undergraduate students in professional meetings and conferences related to research, engineering professional organizations, and other academic-related opportunities.  All declared engineering majors who are currently registered and in good academic standing are eligible to apply.  Maximum individual travel awards are $250.00.  To be considered please complete the online application, which can be found at:


Internship, Research, Scholarship & Employment Opportunities

  • SVEC Scholarship

    The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) Engineering Education awards recognize young engineering and technology students for their dedication, focus, and commitment to engineering. Engineering and Technology students graduating from high school or currently enrolled in undergraduate community college or university programs are eligible to apply. Fulltime and part-time students are eligible. Students may receive an SVEC Scholarship award only once. Graduate students are not eligible.While not all of these must be met by a successful applicant, it would be of advantage to the applicant if he/she can qualify most of the following criterion.

    1) The applicant should be studying in bay area. The nine counties included in bay area are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

    2) The applicant's program of study is directly focused on engineering or technology.

    3) The applicant has shown involvement in professional and/or student activities (i.e. engineering societies)

    4) The applicant has shown involvement in community and/or social services activities

    5) The applicant has two letters of recommendations from faculty members. Each reference letter needed to be sealed in a separate envelope. The reference letters need to be signed on the letter as well as on the sealed envelope by the faculty member. Please include these 2 sealed envelopes along with rest of your application in one bigger envelope.

    6) The student exhibits strong academic performance as shown by GPA in the major and overall, as well as strong recommendations from faculty advisors

    7) A brief essay describing the student's academic and professional goals is submitted for evaluation

    Awardees will be notified through e-mail by 3rd week in February 2012 and will be awarded at the SVEC Engineers Week Banquet on Friday, February 24, 2012. It is expected but not required that awardees attend the banquet. They will be guests of SVEC.

    Submittal due date is February 8, 2012 The scholarship application form can also be downloaded from the SVEC website:http://www.svec.org/scholarship-awards.html

    For more information, please visit:

  • USC Undergraduate Summer Research Program

    The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is pleased to invite outstanding Junior-year engineering students to apply for the Undergraduate Summer Research Program .

    Students have an opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC's world-class faculty on cutting edge research in engineering and computer science.  Students will make new friends, gain valuable research experience, and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles!

    Students interested in learning more about this exciting program are invited to join an upcoming webinar:

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 11AM PST


    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11AM PST 

    Register here: http://mapp.usc.edu/mastersprograms/prospectivestudents/informationsessions.html 

    Applicants to the Summer Research program should be outstanding undergraduate students in engineering or computer science who will begin their senior year in Fall 2012 and must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.   

    Some of this summer's exciting research projects include:

    * A New Form of Cognitive Architecture for Virtual Humans

    * Nano Informatics

    * Chip-Scale Radars

    * Game Theory for Security

    * Human-Centered Information Processing

    *Anomaly Detection in Large Scale Networks

    * Generating  Electrical Power at Small Scales

    * Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs)

    * Learning Algorithms in Human-Robot Interaction

    For more information, please visit:

  • Société Générale Summer Internship Program

    Societe Generale is currently accepting applications for their Summer Internship Program. To be considered for these opportunities you must be graduating in 2013 with an undergraduate or Masters degree.

    Please make sure to submit your resume electronically by visiting the Campus Recruitment Careers Page, www.sgcib.com/gradprog. Here you will be able to create a profile, view current open positions and apply directly to the jobs that interest you.

    Opportunities are available in the following areas:

    * Investment Banking (Global Finance)

    * Global Markets (Sales, Trading, Financial Engineering, Structuring)

    * Global Business Services (Operations, Accounting & Finance & IT)

    The Summer Intern application deadline is February 6th so please make sure your resume is submitted by then.

    **For all other applicants please see the career website for additional job openings.


    For more information, please visit:

  • Neuroscience Job Opportunity with the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab!

    The Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab at Stanford is looking to hire a full-time research assistant to help with structural and functional neuroimaging projects. Current senior undergraduates might be interested in applying for this position to start after they graduate.

    Interested students should apply directly at jobs.stanford.edu, job ID 95329 and can contact nnoor@stanford.edu with questions.

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

    For more information, please visit:

  • Network Management and Operations (NMO) Lab Internships

    HOW TO APPLY:Required Materials

    There are five application criteria that must be submitted to the manager in order to apply for any NMO Lab internship.  

    1. A resume. Please indicate your expected graduation date on your resume and notify the manager if your graduation date changes.  

    2. A copy of your unofficial transcript.  

    3. A letter of recommendation from a School of Engineering faculty member.  

    4. A second letter of recommendation from a different School of Engineering faculty member.  

    5. A faculty sponsor who is a UC Santa Cruz faculty member from the School of Engineering.  Sponsors may also be recommenders.  

    6. Enroll in an independent study course and notify your faculty sponsor of your involvement in the independent study program.

    For any questions concerning the required material, please contact the manager, Tammy Tooley-Chelossi (ttchelossi@soe.ucsc.edu).

    Application Process

    Once the required application materials are completed, contact the NMO Lab manager to schedule a time to submit your application.  The review procedures for each applcation are:   

    * The NMO Lab's manager and director will review your application and submit it to Cisco, where Cisco managers will match applicants to available internships.   

    * A Cisco representative will contact you for telephone interviews.  Conduct all conversations with Cisco in a professional manner. 

    Remember that the application process can be lengthy and you may not be contacted immediately.   

    * The NMO Lab's manager and director work collaboratively with Cisco managers to place students in internships. 

    The NMO Lab manager will inform you if you have been accepted into an NMO Lab internship.  Once accepted, you will need to schedule an appointment with the NMO Lab manager to fill out additional paperwork.

    Please keep in mind that the length of the applicantion process can be extensive and is specific to each available position.

    Once the application materials are submitted, they are kept on file for the duration of your time at UC Santa Cruz.  Whenever an internship becomes available, the NMO Lab manager will contact all students whose resumes are on file before resubmitting their application materials.

    For more information, please visit:

  • AccessComputing Alliance: funds to support undergraduate research students with disabilities

    For the third year in a row, theNSF-funded AccessComputing Alliance is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support undergraduate research students with disabilities during the summer.

    The application can be found at:


    Students interested in an internship should also apply to be an AccessComputing team member by filling out the application at:


    The application should be submitted before February 29, 2012.

    If you have any questions please contact Professor Richard E. Ladner, ladner@cs.washington.edu or Brianna Blaser, blaser@uw.edu

    For more information, please visit:

  • Intel Opportunities

    Be sure to check out the Intel Recruiting Events Calendar to ensure you don't miss out on any of the Campus Events they will be attending across the US: http://www.aftercollege.com/t/dFRUJBQzU5Nj/N3gRH4CKihKOGEdu/

    You are also invited to submit your resume today.

    Apply to one of the following positions for immediate consideration.

    Full details can be found by applying directly to the position listed below that is the closest match to your interests.

    Intel offers a broad range of BS, MS and PhD opportunities for New Grads and Interns of all ages, in the following technical disciplines:

    * Electrical Engineering

    * Computer Engineering

    * Computer Science

    * Chemical Engineering

    * Chemistry

    * Physics

    * Mechanical Engineering

    * Materials Science

    APPLY HERE:2011-2012 - New Graduate Opportunities

    http://www.intel.com/jobs/jobsearch/index_rcg2.htm?job=607124&src=UNV-113002012 -

    Internships Opportunities

    http://www.intel.com/jobs/jobsearch/index_rcg2.htm?job=607242&src=UNV-123632012 -

    Software Internships

    http://www.intel.com/jobs/jobsearch/index_rcg2.htm?job=607143&src=UNV-113002011-2012 -

    Software New Graduates


    For more information, please visit:

  • Career Center Employment and Networking Resources

    Now is the time to polish your resume and start your job search. Did you know? 75-80% of jobs are found through networking. Start making the connection today!

    * Join the Linked In group to connect with UCSC alumni, staff and employers.


    * Check out CAN - UC Santa Cruz's own Alumni Network - hear the real scoop on careers and what it's like to be in the job from our own alumni. http://www.careercenter.ucsc.edu/can/

    Need help polishing your cover letter/resume or asking for a letter or recommendation? Check out these upcoming workshops at the Career Center:

    * Getting a Good Letter of Recommendation: Wednesday, 02/08 at 7:30pm


    * Job Search Strategies: Thursday, 02/23 at 2:00pm


    Can't make one of the workshops? Visit the website for handouts and videos on finding a job and resume tips.



    Like the Career Center's Facebook Page or Twitter and be entered to win a $25.00 Bay Tree Bookstore gift card!

    Drawing is February 14th so join today!



    For more information, please visit: