Undergraduate Newsletter for 05/23/2016

New Announcements

  • Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research Deadline EXTENDED!

    The deadline to submit your poster for the poster symposium has been extended until Thursday May 26th, 2016. Please submit your posters by the new deadline for approval.

    The Division of Physical and Biological Sciences and the Jack Baskin School of Engineering are pleased to announce the 19th annual undergraduate research Poster Symposium.

    Thursday June 2, 2016 in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering Courtyard. 2:00-4:00

    This event will recognize and promote the outstanding undergraduate science and engineering research that is being carried out at UCSC while providing students with the experience of presenting their research in a professional setting.

    Applications are online: https://urps.soe.ucsc.edu/

    Deadline to apply is May 26, 2016

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  • EE 171/L is being offered this summer

    In case you would like to take this course, it is being offered through Summer Session. It is 10 weeks, so it goes from June 20-August 26. If you have housing or financial aid questions, visit their FAQ page.

  • Summer Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA)

    The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED) and Crown College are offering the Summer Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA), the first business accelerator class on the UC Santa Cruz campus, this Summer Session 2016. 
    SEA is a Summer Session 8 Weeks CRWN 90-01 CLASS 71286 5-credit course that satisfies the GE PR-C  requirement. The class is co-taught by Dr. Sue Carter and Nada Miljkovic, and available to graduate and undergraduate students. The class begins and ends with an in-person 1-day workshop, June 20 and August 5, consist of six (6) Friday morning webinars (2 to 2.5 hours) and weekly office hours with instructors and mentors. The class is mostly online and will be using the Launchpad Central platform.
    SEA is based on the Lean Launchpad/National Science Foundation Innovation Corps model, in which students build teams with entrepreneurial leads and mentors who have startup experience to discover and develop business plans. This model uses the scientific methodology to build a startup; develop a hypothesis, test it by developing and implementing experiments, invalidate and reiterate the hypothesis, and start the process over. This model pushes students to get out of the building and talk to all the stakeholders within their potential business eco-system.
    For more information, please visit SEA’s website, Startups.Sites.UCSC.edu,and  Facebook page. Here is a recent SEA article in Santa Cruz Tech Beat and SEA Promotional Video.
    I've attached a postcard. Please let me know if you would like to have some postcards to hand out.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. My number is 831-588-5866.

  • S Power Summer Internship

    We have been very busy at sPower lately, and we are making a late effort to hire interns for the summer.

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  • Summer Session EE 171 and 171L

    Electrical Engineering is offering EE 171 and 171L during Summer Session. This will be a small class and students are encouraged to enroll. If you need EE 171 and 171L, this may be a good opportunity to participate as the class size will be small.

Events This Week

  • Partners' Day Poster Session-Corporate Sponsored Senior Projects Program
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:30 PM, Engineering Courtyard

    CE, EE and CS Juniors!

    Come by and see Baskin’s Senior Capstone students present the final results of the projects they have worked on this year, satisfying their requirement for their engineering majors. 

    This is an opportunity for you to see the types of projects your fellow students have undertaken in their senior year; how the teams worked together to design and build a solution to the problem posed, demonstrating their creativity and dedication to come up with the solution, and the pride they will have in presenting their final projects. This is also an opportunity to learn more about the Corporate Sponsored Senior Projects Program and interact with some of the Program’s Corporate Sponsors. Refreshments will be provided.

    For more information on the Corporate Sponsored Senior Projects Program, please visit: csspp.soe.ucsc.edu

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Other Events

  • 2016 Sammy Showcase
    Saturday, June 4, 2016 12:01 PM, 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara (UCSC Silicon Valley Building)

    Come join us for the 2016 Sammy Showcase, a festival of student games! For one day only, come play all of the games made this year by seniors in the computer game design major, and masters students in the games and playable media MS program. Games run the gamut from virtual reality, alternate controller, multi-player cooperative and competitive, and rhetorically focused games. 28 games in all! Award winning game Ice-Bound will also be present.

    Doors open to the public at 12noon, and the event runs until 7pm at night. Games are being showcased at the new UCSC Silicon Valley Building, located at 3175 Bowers, in Santa Clara, about an hour away from campus. This event is not on the main UCSC campus. Free parking.

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:

  • NGM Biopharmaceuticals Internship

    Summer Internship at NGM Biopharmaceuticals

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

  • Summer Job for Programmer Assisting Humanities Faculty Member

    I am a faculty member in Literature with a digital project that includes an online archive of Renaissance Italian manuscripts (16th-century). Images of around 28,000 manuscripts have been loaded into an interactive platform called IDEA: http://isabelladeste.ucsc.edu. I am looking for a tech assistant who can intervene in the site as a trouble shooter and work with me to improve functionality. If you are interested in this work, please contact me at shemek@ucsc.edu for more details.


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