Undergraduate Newsletter for 05/02/2016

New Announcements

  • ATTENTION STUDENTS!! BSOE Undergraduate Advising will be closed on Tuesday, May 3rd and Thursday, May 5th (PM ONLY)

    The BSOE Undergraduate Advising office will be closed on the afternoons of Tuesday, May 3rd and Thursday, May 5th while the staff are conducting workshops. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • 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.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 9:00 - 11:30am

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 2:00 - 4:30pm

    Monday, May 16, 2016, 1:00 - 3:30pm

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 9:00 - 11:30am


    Please see https://ua.soe.ucsc.edu/qualification-and-plans for more information.

Events This Week

  • Sustainable Aviation Symposium
    Friday, May 6, 2016 12:00 AM, San Francisco

    The world’s experts on self-driving electric cars and aircraft, solar powered flight, breakthroughs in battery chemistry, fuel cells and renewable energy, cutting edge motor and controller design, bio-mimicry for noise reduction, UAVs, and 7 new aircraft designs, plus a Nobel Laureate in Climate Science—all will happen at this focal point for the electric aircraft movement.
    The super-discount for bona-fide students offers 3 meals and the entire 1.5 day program of ‘rock-star' presenters for just $99.

    The special link for obtaining this is here: 

    Please email contact@sustainableaviation.org with any questions.

Other Events

  • NCBI and UC Davis Biomedical Data Science Hackathon
    Monday, June 13, 2016 12:00 AM, UC Davis

    From June 13th to 15th, NCBI will assist the University of California
    Davis in hosting a biomedical data science hackathon in Davis, CA,
    focusing on advanced bioinformatics analysis of next generation
    sequencing data and metadata. This event is for students, postdocs,
    investigators and other researchers already engaged in the use of
    pipelines for genomic analyses from next-generation sequencing data or
    metadata.* Researchers and/or data scientists from the west coast of
    the United States are especially encouraged to apply, but the event is
    open to anyone selected for the hackathon, and able to travel to

    *Some projects are available to other non-scientific developers,
    mathematicians or librarians.

    Working groups of 5-6 individuals will be formed into five or six
    teams. These teams will build pipelines and tools to analyze large
    datasets within a cloud infrastructure. The potential subjects for
    this iteration are:
            1. Medical informatics
            2. Cancer immunogenicity
            3. Workflow languages
            4. Sequencing contamination
            5. Metagenomics
            6. Metadata
            7. Closing bacterial genomes

    Please see the application for specific team projects. For more
    details about organization, datasets and products for this hackathon,
    see the latest story on NCBI News:


    To apply, complete this form (approximately 10 minutes to complete):
    Applications are due May 5, 2016 by 5PM Eastern. Participants will be
    selected from a pool of applicants based on the experience and
    motivation they provide on the form.  Prior participants and
    applicants are especially encouraged to reapply.

    Accepted applicants will be notified on May 9, 2016 by 2PM Eastern,
    and have until May 12, 2016 at 9AM Eastern to confirm their
    participation.  If you confirm, please make sure it is highly likely
    you can attend, as confirming and not attending bars other data
    scientists from attending this event.  Please include a monitored
    email address, in case there are follow-up questions.

    Note: Participants will need to bring their own laptop to this
    program. A working knowledge of scripting (e.g., Shell, Python) is
    necessary to be successful in this event. Employment of higher level
    scripting or programming languages may also be useful. Applicants must
    be willing to commit to all three days of the event.  No financial
    support for travel, lodging or meals is available for this event.
    Also note that the course may extend into the evening hours on Monday
    and/or Tuesday. Please make any necessary arrangements to accommodate
    this possibility.

    Please contact ben.busby@nih.gov with any questions. Finally, if you
    are interested in having NCBI facilitate a regional hackathon hosted
    at your institution, please fill out this form:

Internship, Research, Scholarship & Employment Opportunities

  • Small Group Tutors Needed

    LSS is currently searching for undergraduate students to work as tutors.  If you are interested and meet the qualifications listed below, please contact Sharon Castro (stcastro@ucsc.edu) from LSS and  apply for the position at the UCSC Career Center website (http://www.careercenter.ucsc.edu/ers/erspub/main.cfm) and apply to job #0527.


    ALL Available Positions:


    Small Group Tutor: Small Group Tutoring positions require you to hold one hour tutoring sessions with 4 students each week. During the tutoring sessions, you would work with the students to facilitate an understanding of the material. You would not attend lecture, instead you would be paid to prepare each week.As a tutor you are paid between $14.73-19.82.

    Open Small Group Tutor Positions

    CMPS 17: Social Networks

    CMPS 181: Database Systems II*

    *Must have know C/C++ and systems program

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

    For more information, please visit:

  • ID Tech Hiring Summer Employment

    ID Tech is hiring for several positions.

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

    For more information, please visit:

  • Summer Internship for 3rd year Computer Engineering Major

    EMC/Data Domain is the Market Leader in De duplication storage solutions. As an intern of the Data Domain System Software development team, this person will help the team who works on complex design problems and provide highly innovative solutions. Ideal candidate will enjoy a fast paced, technically challenging environment working with expert on the core subsystems of leading edge de-duplication Storage solutions provided by Data Domain.

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