Undergraduate Newsletter for 02/20/2012

New Announcements


    Please refer to these schedules (linked below) in order to plan your courses for next year.This information is provided before enrolling for spring, so that if necessary, you can changewhat you are planning to enroll in spring quarter.

    AMS: http://courses.soe.ucsc.edu/courses/ams?year=2012

    BME:  http://courses.soe.ucsc.edu/courses/bme?year=2012

    CMPE: http://courses.soe.ucsc.edu/courses/cmpe?year=2012

    CMPS:  http://courses.soe.ucsc.edu/courses/cmps?year=2012

    EE: http://courses.soe.ucsc.edu/courses/ee?year=2012

    TIM:  http://courses.soe.ucsc.edu/courses/tim?year=2012

    Please note that some SOE courses next year will not be offered the same quarter as they are this academic year.

    In addition, check the schedule for courses that are being offered next year that were not offered this year, in case you would like to take them.

  • CMPE 185 in Summer Session 2012 has been cancelled

    Dear Students:

    Unfortunately, CMPE 185 has been cancelled during Summer Session 2012.

    However, the School of Engineering still plans on offering the following courses:

    AMS 5 (Sessions One & Two) , AMS 7/L (Session Two), and AMS 80A (Session Two)

    CMPE 16 (8 week session)

    CMPS 12B/M (8 week session), and CMPS 101 (8 week session)

    To see the preliminary list of all classes (not just SOE) that will be taught this summer go to: http://summer.ucsc.edu/prelim.html

Events This Week

  • National Engineers Week - Student Orgs Recruitment & Fundrasing
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:00 AM, Baskin Engineering First Floor Hallway

    Student Orgs Recruitment and Fundraising


    Date - February 22 (Wednesday) & 23 (Thursday)

    Location - first floor hallway in Baskin Building

    Time - 10:30am to 2:30 pm.

    Nachos, Hotdog, Pretzel, Hot Coco, Cookies, Millionaire's Shortbread, Mochi, Banana Muffins, Horchata and other flavored drinks from La Esperanza, Penny’s Ice Cream, Spinach Dip, Garlic Fries, Popcorn, Sambosa, Hotlinks, and Boba Tea

    Prices are very reasonable! Please stop by their tables in the Baskin first floor hallway and help the celebration.


  • The Society of Women Engineers - Engineering Contest
    Friday, February 24, 2012 6:00 PM, E2 - 180 (Simularuim)

    The Society of Women Engineers will be hosting a brain teaser competition at the end of e-week. Come and test your skills with questions such as "How many times a day do a clock's hands overlap?" we welcome individual competitors or teams of no more than 3. We have over 200 prizes to give away from Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, EA Games and Blizzard. Prizes will be on display on the first floor of Baskin Engineering 11-2pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Competition space is limited. Sign up today: http://www.tinyurl.com/swecontest


    The contest will be held February 24th at 6pm in E2-280.

Other Announcements

  • New Course: CMPS 17: Social Networks

    CMPS17 "Social Networks" is an exciting new course that will be offered for the first time in Spring 2012.

    The course assumes *no background knowledge* and is meant to be interesting for students from *all directions* (not just computer science!)

    It includes an introduction into basic statistics and probabilities, and fulfills the SR general education requirement.

    We will use the textbook Networks, Crowds, and Markets (Easley and Kleinberg 2010), available from Amazon at $39.50 or can be downloaded for free on the web.

    For more information, see http://courses.soe.ucsc.edu/courses/cmps17/Spring12/01 .

    Attachment: cmps17-flyer.pdf, 4,880,961 bytes, application/pdf

Internship, Research, Scholarship & Employment Opportunities

  • 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: