Undergraduate Newsletter for 05/11/2015

New Announcements

  • BSOE Undergraduate Advising Closed on 05/14/2015 (morning only)

    On THURSDAY, 5/14/2015, the BSOE Undergraduate Advising Office will be closed in the morning from 9:00-11:30am while the staff conduct a workshop.  The Advising office will reopen in the afternoon from 1:30 - 4:00pm for Express Advising. 

  • Attention TIM and Bioinformatics students! CMPS 182 Schedule Change for next year

    Dear Students: If you were planning to take CMPS 182, Intro. to Database Management Systems next year, please note that the quarter the course will be offered has been changed.  It was originally going to be offered in Spring 2016, but now will be offered in Winter.   This information is being provided before enrolling for fall, so that if necessary, you can change what you are planning to enroll in for fall quarter.  


  • Undergraduate Student Speaker Nominations for the BSOE Graduation Celebration EXTENDED

    The Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE) is accepting nominations for this year's undergraduate student graduation celebration speaker. Speaking at the graduation celebration is an honor and opportunity to address the audience of family, faculty, friends, and fellow graduates. 

    You can nominate yourself or another graduating student.  Nominees should be in good academic standing and on track to graduate by no later than the end of fall quarter 2015.  The deadline to submit a nomination has been extended to next Friday, May 15, 2015.

    To submit a nomination please go to the following:  https://ua.soe.ucsc.edu/student-speaker-nominations

Other Events

  • CE, CS and EE Juniors Invited -Senior Capstone Poster Session
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:00 PM, E-2 Courtyard

    CE, CS and EE Juniors--see what is in store for you next year by coming by to view this year's Senior Capstone Projects. You are invited to a Senior Capstone Project poster session on Wednesday, May 27th at 2pm in the E-2 Courtyard. Come by, grab some snacks and see what Seniors this year have accomplished. Refreshments will be provided.

    For more information please contact Angelina Gutierrez, Executive Assistant to the Dean: agutie24@ucsc.edu. Hope to see you there!

  • Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 2:00 PM, Jack Baskin School of Engineering Courtyard

    This event, during our campus wide Student Achievement Week, will recognize and promote the outstanding undergraduate science and engineering research while providing students with the experience of presenting their research results in professional setting. We expect to have anywhere between 100-150 student particpants.

    Instructions and Tips

    Apply Online by May 24, 2015

Other Announcements

  • The IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship

    About the Scholarship

    How the Scholarship Works

    The goal of the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative™ is to encourage undergraduate students to pursue careers in power and energy engineering.

    For qualifying students, the program not only provides scholarships and facilitates internships/co-op experience, but also offers many opportunities to gain experience and build knowledge in power and energy engineering careers, including mentoring opportunities and special recognition as a PES Scholar.

    Find out if you meet the scholarship eligibility requirements.

    Scholarship amounts are US$2,000 the first year, US$2,000 the second year and US$3,000 the third year (as long as you continue to qualify). Funds are paid to the university who will provide the funds to the students to help defray educational costs.

    The Scholarship Plus Initiative benefits the power and energy industry by attracting qualified and energized young engineers to the field. Organizations can benefit directly through involvement in the internship and career experience program. Funding from partners in industry makes the program possible and will allow us to expand our efforts.

    For colleges and universities, participation in the Scholarship Plus Initiative can attract more students to electrical engineering departments. By promoting awareness and excitement about the challenges and rewards of careers in power and energy, the Scholarship Plus Initiative supports EE and ECE departments by providing interesting and exciting opportunities for their students.


  • Grant Opportunities from the UC Santa Cruz Blum Center

    The UC Santa Cruz Blum Center is pleased to announce two new grant opportunities for UCSC faculty and students.

    The focus of the UC Santa Cruz Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise and Participatory Governance is to investigate, analyze, educate and train students, scholars and practitioners in‚ mechanisms, policies and practices that will facilitate properly scaled, innovative and effective institutional management and operation. Our approach is based on the premise that those‚ who can realize the greatest benefits from increased capacity are also those who should play the greatest participatory role in implementation and operation of institutions.  To this end, the center actively fosters student engagement with, placement in and learning from civil society partners working on poverty and building participatory governance capacity.

    Read more about the UCSC Blum Center at http://blumcenter.ucsc.edu.

    UCSC Blum Scholar Grant Program (undergraduate and graduate students) Summer 2015 Deadline: May 22, 2015 Anticipated Award Notification: June 1, 2015 +/- 10 awards up to $2000 each

    Purpose: Blum Scholar grants are offered to highly motivated students enrolled and in good standing at UC Santa Cruz. Funds can be used to pursue‚ community-based research either domestically or abroad on poverty, social enterprise, and participatory‚ governance.  Students awarded will assist in the development of the certificate program and demographic study commencing in Fall 2015.

    Guidelines: attached here and downloadable at: http://blumcenter.ucsc.edu/academics/grant-opportunities/index.html

    Collaborative Solutions for Poverty Competition (faculty) Summer 2015 Deadline: May 22, 2015 Anticipated Award Notification: June 1, 2015 3 awards up to $10,000 each

    Purpose: The Blum Center for Poverty, Social Enterprise, and Participatory Governance invites UCSC students and faculty to submit a proposal of design or technology based solution with the capacity to be applied to real world poverty related problems in related areas such as financial inclusion, energy, water, health, and‚ services. Successful concepts will be community oriented and will combine design, architectural, engineering, and/or IT approach with research and knowledge of poverty alleviation, development and the social sciences.

    Guidelines: attached here and downloadable at: http://blumcenter.ucsc.edu/academics/grant-opportunities/index.html 


  • Huffman Prize Application - Due May 18

    Fifteenth Annual Huffman Prize

    $500 Award for Jack Baskin School of Engineering Graduating Seniors

    The Huffman Prize is awarded annually to a student whose academic career at UCSC exhibits extraordinary creativity, depth of inquiry, and overall excellence.

    Application Information

     Eligibility:  Any senior in a BA/BS degree program of the Baskin School of Engineering who will graduate during the 2014-2015 academic year is eligible to apply

    Entry:  Students submit a personal written statement that describes evidence of qualification beyond their academic record, including documentation of noteworthy academic projects or accomplishments, and at least one letter of reference from a BSOE faculty.

    Deadline:  Statements and supporting materials must be submitted to Lydia Zendejas in the Undergraduate Advising Office, via campus mail to MS: SOE2 or email to lydia@soe.ucsc.edu no later than Monday May 18, 2015

  • BSOE Undergraduate Advising Closed on 5/11/2015 (afternoon only)

    On MONDAY, 5/11/2015, the BSOE Undergraduate Advising Office will be closed in the afternoon only from 1:30 - 4:00pm while the staff conduct a workshop.  The Advising office will be open the following day in the morning (9:00 - 11:30am) and afternoon (1:30 - 4:00pm).

Internship, Research, Scholarship & Employment Opportunities

  • NSF Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates

    NSF Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates

    I would like to introduce you to the 2015 Research Experience fo rUndergraduates at the Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management Lab in the University of California Santa Cruz this summer.

    This REU program allows students completing their Sophomore or Junior year the opportunity to work with faculty and graduate students on cutting-edge research on research related to data science, recommended systems, search engine and computational economics.

    The following two projects are open for students to join:



    Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend

    If you are interested, you are welcome to apply by sending your cv to yiz@soe.ucsc.edu by May 16.