Undergraduate Newsletter for 09/26/2016

New Announcements

  • Attention Computer and Robotics Engineering Majors: Ethics Requirement no longer required

    Dear Computer and Robotics Engineering Students:

    Effective this Fall 2016, the ethics requirement (CMPE 80E or alternative) is no longer required for all Computer Engineering and Robotics Engineering majors because ethics is now covered in CMPE 129A. 

    This course is not required in the 16-17 curriculum, and is also being waived for any students who are following an earlier curriculum year.

    Please note that most of the ethics courses satisfy a PE Gen Ed, so if you do not take an ethics course it's recommended that you check to see that you are still satisfying a PE Gen Ed.

Events This Week

  • BSOE Orientation
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:00 AM, Engineering Buildings


    This is a reminder that the Baskin School of Engineering Fall Orientation is tomorrowTuesday, September 20

    If you are still planning on pursuing a major within the Baskin School of Engineering (Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering, Computer Game Design, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Network and Digital Technology, Robotics Engineering, or Technology and Information Management) it is important that you attend. We will be covering information that was not covered during Summer Orientation and faculty from each department will be present to talk about the majors. 

    There will be a separate session for first year and transfer students in each major - please see location and times listed below:

    Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Location: Engineering 2, Room 180, First year: 9:00 - 10:00am, Transfer: 10:15 - 11:15

    Computer Engineering, Location: Jack Baskin Engineering 152, First year: 9:00 - 10:00am, Transfer: 10:15 - 11:15

    Computer Science, Location: Media Theatre, First year: 9:00 - 10:00am, Transfer: 10:15 - 11:15

    Computer Science: Computer Game Design, Location: Thimann I, First year: 9:00 - 10:00am, Transfer: 10:15 - 11:15

    Electrical Engineering, Location: Engineering 2, Rm. 192, First year: 9:00 - 10:00am, Transfer: 10:15 - 11:15

    Robotics Engineering, Location: Engineering 2, Rm. 194, First year: 9:00 - 10:00am, Transfer: 10:15 - 11:15

    Technology and Information Management, Location: Jack Baskin Engineering 165, First year:  9:00 - 10:00am, Transfer: 10:15 - 11:15

  • IEEE Online Job Fair
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:00 AM, Online

    Please Share! Largest IEEE Online Job Fair - This Wednesday - Sept. 21 Hosted by Region 6

    Attend the IEEE Online Tech Expo whether you're looking for a new job or planning your future, visit company and resource booths. Over the past year, the online platform has grown and we are proud to say IEEE R6 now hosts the largest online job fair! 

    WHERE: Anywhere - Online from your PC, Tablet or Mobile Device
    WHEN: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
    WHAT: Visit unlimited company and resource booths and talk to recruiters live
    HOST: IEEE Region 6
    WHO: IEEE Members, US Veterans and Students can all attend FREE! 

    SHARE: If you are happily employed or retired and this event is not for you do a friend a favor and forward this message: 

    Students - Select Guest and enter in STUDENTPASS to bypass payment

    US Veterans - Select US Veteran Option to bypass payment

    CONTACT: Kyla Bonnstetter at R6TechExpo@IEEE.org to request invites. 

    The online Expo is a fun and convenient way to learn about companies and the jobs they are looking to fill. You can visit as many companies as you like and talk directly to their recruiters through IM, group chat or video chat. Our online system is easy to use and a great way to connect from anywhere on your PC, tablet or mobile device.

    Visit Companies like GW Electric, SEL, Nextiva, HP, Leidos, Doble Engineering, Made in Space, Qulsar, HIll Air Force Base and many others. 

    Meet recruiters from AccurIT and Top Talent Search

    The many resources are growing access the June webinars on demand in the theater for job search and career development content.  

    RE: Please Share! Largest IEEE Online Job Fair - This Wednesday - Sept. 21 Hosted by Region 6


  • ABET Accreditation Changes Information Meeting
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:00 PM, Jack Baskin Engineering Room 152

    There will be a meeting to discuss Computer Engineering (CE) ABET changes this Wednesday Sept 21,  1:00-2:00PM in Jack Baskin Engineering (JBE) Rm. 152. 
    As you have probably heard, the CE Department chose not to continue ABET accreditation.  For most of you, this means little: we are dropping the paperwork and not the commitment to educational quality.  All students who graduated with a CE BS degree before October 1, 2016 will have graduated from an ABET accredited program, but after that date the Electrical Engineering (EE) BS will be the only ABET accredited program at UCSC.  However, it should be known that all UCSC students are graduating from a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited program -- it is only ABET accreditation that is changing, and only for the Computer Engineering program.

    IF ABET accreditation is important to you, you have an ​option.  We have ​worked out an agreement​ to allow you to switch to the Electrical Engineering degree.  

    ​​For declared CE majors, EE has agreed to waive some lower division course requirements and count some CE courses as electives.  
    ​We believe this change will impact few students.  To borrow the words of one of our alumni from 2012 who commented on a recent City on a Hill article on our Accreditation change: 
     "CMPE class of 2012 here. I reached out to 16 of my contacts -- all of whom are either grads, former instructors, or PhDs from UCSC. Additionally, I spoke with several hiring managers and HR personnel. Not even one of my contacts expressed that ABET certification is required or even desirable in the industry. Many did not even know what ABET accreditation meant. Two were former USGOV employees." 
    We encourage you to attend this meeting to find out how, if at all, this will impact you, to answer your questions​, and find out more about the transition option to the EE degree.  Tracy Larrabee, the BSOE Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, faculty from the CE and EE Departments, as well as undergraduate advisors will be present at this meeting.  
    If you are unable to attend this meeting, you may contact the BSOE advising office and we can share the information that was covered at the meeting.  To contact us, please email advising@soe.ucsc.edu

  • CITRIS Back to school event
    Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:00 PM, Baskin 101

    The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute is holding an informational booth on 9/22 from 1pm to 3pm and on 9/23 from 11am to 1pmin front of Baskin 101. We are hoping to increase student awareness of the services and opportunities we offer here at UC Santa Cruz. CITRIS and the Banatao Institute offers a variety of resources to students, ranging from financial aid and guidance for start-ups with the CITRIS Foundry to video editing internships with Cisco. 
    CITRIS and the Banatao Institute leverage the research strengths of University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz, and operate within the greater ecosystem of the University and the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley. The institute was created by the California state legislature to shorten the pipeline between world-class laboratory research and the development of applications, platforms, companies, and even new industries. CITRIS and the Banatao Institute facilitate interdisciplinary work among hundreds of University of California faculty members, students, corporate partners, and international institutions. Together with these public and private partners, we are shaping the future of technology in ways that cross traditional boundaries. 
    Please feel free to stop by with any questions you may have and to grab some freebies!
    Are you interested in:
    • Building connections within Silicon Valley?
    • Working directly with companies like Cisco?
    • Collarborating with other UCs like Berkeley?
    • Getting help with your start-up?
    The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society can help.
    Stop by in front of Baskin 101 on 9/22 from 1-3pm and 9/23 from 11am-1pm for prizes and more information on you you can join the CITRIS team.
  • Google Panel at UCSC
    Friday, September 30, 2016 5:30 PM, E2 180 Simularium

    Bring Questions, Build Answers

    Googler Panel at UCSC.

    Please join us for two back-to-back panels with former UCSC students who are now current Google engineers to har about their journey to Google. The first panel will start at 5:00pm and the second panel will start at 6:30pm. Food and swag provided!

    Admittance to sessions will be on a first come, first served basis. The room is limited to a maximum of 95 students per session. Please arrive early.

    Questions regarding job opportunities? email: ucsctechstudents@google.com

    Questions regarding the event on 9/30/16? Please contact ccevents@ucsc.edu

    Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm and 6:30pm

    Simularium, Engineering Building 2


Other Events

  • TEE Hackathon
    Friday, October 7, 2016 9:00 AM, GSV Labs in Silicon Valley

    Attend the TEE hackathon, to be held on Oct. 7-9  at GSV Labs in Silicon Valley. The event is free, and is a great way for students or instructors to learn about TEE - a set of api’s/protocols/Standards for creating secure applications or connected devices, and how they can incorporate TEE in their application and create a secure environment for users. 

    There is also a prizepool of $9k presented by Samsung for the winning projects.

    Is this an opportunity that some of your students would go for? We would be so excited to have some brilliant developers from University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Applicants can find out the details at our Eventbrite page: http://bit.ly/GPTEEHack

  • IEEE UCSC Student Conference
    Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00 AM, Engineering Simularium and Courtyard

    IEEE UC Santa Cruz Student Branch is pleased to announce the inaugural Technology of Today and Tomorrow Student Conference to be held on Saturday October 8, 2016 at University of California Santa Cruz.

    The goal of the Technology of Today and Tomorrow Student Conference is to connect UCSC engineering students with the latest technologies, innovators, and leading companies. This event augments the classroom education by allowing students to understand real world technologies and challenges, preparing them for internships and career opportunities, and acquainting themselves with leaders in the industry.

    Our conference will feature speakers from LinkedIn, NVIDIA, Microsoft, GoogleX, and more.

    Tickets on sale soon, $20 Early Bird, $20 IEEE member, and $25 General at the door.

    Please register today at the conference page: http://ieee.soe.ucsc.edu/conference

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1238915852819495/

  • Bay Area GPS Graduate Pathways to STEM
    Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:00 AM, UC Berkeley

    GPS is a two day conference to promote graduate school, both MS and PhD, to underrepresented minorities, first generation and low income students at Bay Area, Northern California and secect Southern California Universities. 

    Workshops include: How to Apply to Grad School, Graduate Degree options, How to fund graduate school, Meet with current grad student mentors, and more!

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