Undergraduate Newsletter for 10/24/2016

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. These workshops are not Major Declaration workshops.

    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 - 8:30-10:30am - 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, November 1st - 1:00-3:30pm - Baskin Engineering, Room 330
      (This workshop has been moved from Tuesday, October 25th - please note new day and location.)


    **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.

  • UCDC program for Spring Quarter 2017 is Monday, November 7th


    REMINDER: The deadline to apply for the UCDC program for Spring Quarter 2017 is Monday, November 7th.        


    UCDC is a unique program of internship and study in Washington, D.C.  Participants spend a quarter attending classes and conducting an internship in the nation’s capital, while registered as UCSC students and earning academic credit.  Internship placements are geared toward student interests, including but not limited to:


     -government and public policy


    -science and the environment


    -human rights






    -electoral politics


    -the arts




    -business and finance


    -media and communications 




    The application deadline for Spring 2017 is Monday, November 7, by 4:00 p.m.  To apply, go to http://politics.ucsc.edu/undergraduate/ucdc/index.html.  Select the Apply link.  This section will guide you through the application steps.  Keep in mind that two letters of recommendation are required, so please begin the process as soon as possible to allow time to solicit faculty letters and complete the application.


    To learn more, pick up information from Merrill Academic Building, Room 10, or see the UCDC website (listed above).  If you have any questions, please contact Marianna Santana, UCDC Coordinator, Merrill Academic 10, ucdc@ucsc.edu, or 831-502-7307. 

  • Reverie Innovation Scholarship Program

    The Reverie Innovation Scholarship Program is available for the current undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in an engineering, science, or design program at an accredited college or university in the U.S.

    The Scholarship Deadline is November 15, 2016.

    We thought your students might find this information useful.

    The Reverie Innovation Scholarship Program

  • Study Soup Scholarship Opportunity

    StudySoup just recently announced a $2,000 Future Innovators Scholarship program for students (link to press release). The FINAL submission date is November 1st (coming up!).

    Can you please include this new scholarship link to your department/class site page? I think students would benefit tremendously from this opportunity to remove some of the cost burden of their tuition.

    Here's some information that may be helpful...

    About the Future Innovators Scholarship Program
    Equal access to education is one of the main pillars of StudySoup's values. To further propagate access to education for all, StudySoup recently announced a $2,000 scholarship for outstanding students enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities.

    Who is eligible:
    Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (16) years old who meets one of the following criteria:

    • Currently attending high school
    • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

    How to apply:
    Follow this link to the application form: https://studysoup.com/scholarship

    You'll need to submit 3 short writing segments to be considered for this scholarship.

    About StudySoup
    StudySoup is a Peer-to-Peer Learning Marketplace that connects top students in the class with those who need a little help. Top students can upload their notes, and study guides to the StudySoup Marketplace, and their peers can purchase those study materials, earning the seller a sweet income.

    Fall: November 1st 2016
    Spring: May 1st 2017

  • Girl Who Makes Scholarship Opportunity

    At A Girl Who Makes, we believe in dreams and work on towards fulfilling them. This financial aid is for female students who want to do more and garner overall growth in sectors of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We are giving scholarships worth $1500 to the three best women students in STEM.

    The applications for Spring Scholarship begin this winter. Interested students can apply and get rewarded for their essay and achievements.

    Following are the details of this scholarship program:

    Eligibility Criteria

    • All applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their course to apply.

    • If you are joining a STEM course in Spring, you are also eligible for the scholarship.

    • Apply now and get shortlisted for rewards worth $1500.

    Note: Students must be 18 years or above, and residents of one of these countries United States, UK, Canada, and Australia.

    More details can be checked here

    About A Girl Who Makes:

    We are a part of SirG Media Pvt. Ltd, a sole division working towards making an impact in your lives by bringing solutions that help you every day. We focus on enhancing health, fitness, and productivity. Our solutions are spot on and bring the best out of you.

    We look forward to receiving your response.

Other Events

  • KGI Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing Program Open House
    Friday, November 4, 2016 11:30 AM, KGI Campus Claremont, Ca.

    KGI  open house for Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing (MEng) program.  This is a great opportunity to learn how our program will prepare graduates for a career in biopharmaceutical processing and biomanufactoring. Attending visitation day automatically grants students an application fee waiver for this application cycle!  Admitted students are eligible to receive up to $500 in travel reimbursement.

    Students can register at the following link: http://kgi.force.com/events/targetx_eventsb__eventsplus_newcontact

  • ACM Computer Science "Town Hall" Meeting with Undergraduate Director
    Friday, November 4, 2016 5:30 PM, Baskin Engineering 101 (Baskin Auditorium)

    Dear Undergraduate and Graduate Students,

    The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), student chapter, is organizing a Town Hall Meeting with the CS Undergraduate Director Prof. Suresh Lodha. This event is an opportunity for Computer Science undergraduate students to present the following challenges they are facing in the curriculum. Topics will include:

    • Issues and concerns you have in regards to coursework and classes,

    • Functions that are being performed well (and therefore best to preserve them), and those which require improvement,

    • New ideas to make the Computer Science experience at UCSC even more rewarding and compelling.

    Meeting Details

    Town Hall Meeting with CS Undergraduate Director

    sponsored by ACM, Student Chapter, UCSC

    Location: Baskin Auditorium

    Date: November 4. Friday

    Time 5:30-7:30pm


    This event is focused specifically on the undergraduate Computer Science curriculum and classes but students of all majors are welcome to attend and give their input! Refreshments will be provided.


    We hope to see you there!




Internship, Research, Scholarship & Employment Opportunities

  • 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:

  • Local game Internship / ZoZbot

    ZoZbot is a local Santa Cruz county based robotic gaming startup, They have a small robot platform designed for game creation. They are seeking paid interns to create game/simulator features and create levels for an on-going project.

    Need to have 10 hours/week of availability, working knowledge of Unity, excellent communication skills – written and oral, and be able to work well with teams.  

    Some of the internship work can be performed remotely.

    If interested, contact Ken Miller, Ken@ZoZbot.com


    For more information, please visit:

  • BSOE IT Staff Student Helper

    The BSOE IT Staff is looking to hire a well-qualified student worker to assist with imaging, deploying, troubleshooting and managing Windows and Macintosh workstations, as well as other IT-related tasks such as printer maintenance and network troubleshooting.  Please see the job posting for details.

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

    For more information, please visit: