Undergraduate Newsletter for 12/05/2016

New Announcements

  • Game Design BS - HAVC 49 (winter 17) to Replace HAVC 141 A, B, or C

    CS: Computer Game Design BS students following 15-16 and 16-17 curriculum year can take HAVC 49 this winter quarter 17 to replace HAVC 141 A, B, or C course requirement. 

    HAVC 49: A Short History of the Digital
    How have digital and networked technologies impacted art and visual culture? Through special interactive assignments, critical readings, and primary sources, this course explores topics like early net art, memes, surveillance, data visualization, and visual activism.

    General Education Code: PE-T
    Thimann Lecture 003
    TuTh 01:30pm-03:05pm

  • C2B2-REU Summer Research

    The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts (C2B2) is a research and education consortia that mobilizes student academic researchers and industry partners for the advancement of renewable bioenergy technologies.

    Join C2B2 in the Rocky Mountains this summer for the 9th annual Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (C2B2 NSF/REU).  The program will run May 20 to July 29, 2017!

    Participants in this program will be researching biotechnology, bioproducts and biorefining through our research thrusts:

    • Feedstock Engineering, Plant Biotechnology and Crop Science
    • Biochemical and Thermochemical Conversion
    • Process and Product Engineering
    • Lifecycle Assessment and Economic Viability

    All Majors are eligible to apply!

    Biology, Chemistry, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Crop Sciences, Economics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics & MORE

    Research fundamental scientific challenges of renewable energy. Work with research mentors at one of four C2B2 sites:

    University of Colorado Boulder

    Colorado State University

    Colorado School of Mines

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    For more information, please see http://c2b2web.org/7JobsUnd_REU.php, or contact c2b2@colorado.edu.

  • Donald A. Strauss Foundation Public Service Scholarship

    Apply for a $10,000 public service scholarship from the Donald A. Strauss Foundation! Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to submit their proposal to pursue a project of public service and social change during their junior or senior year. More information, including examples of previous projects, is available on the Strauss Foundation website. The UCSC application deadline is February 2, 2017. A flyer is attached. Interested students should contact Sara Sanchez, Coordinator of Undergraduate Honors and Research Opportunities at ugrdhnrs@ucsc.edu for information and guidance on submitting an application.


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  • Undergraduate Advising Office Reduced Hours - Thursday, 12/8 and Friday, 12/9

    The BSOE Undergraduate Advising Office will have reduced hours on Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th while the staff attend important meetings. Please plan accordingly.

    BSOE Undergraduate Advising Office Hours - Thursday, December 8th
    Reception: 9:00-11:30am
    Express Advising: 1:30-3:30pm

    BSOE Undergraduate Advising Office Hours - Friday, December 9th
    Reception: 9:00-10:30am
    Express Advising: 1:30-3:30pm

  • Enrollment in CMPS Courses During Winter 2017

    Enrollment in CMPS Classes during Winter 2017: If you feel that the enrollment system did not work correctly for you, because your prerequisites were not recognized and/or your credits were not transferred or you have some extenuating circumstances, please fill out a hard-copy enrollment petition (a copy of the petition form is enclosed) and put it inside a yellow envelope outside E2-361 (or slip it under the office door) on or before December 9, 4:00pm.

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  • State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Senior Undergraduate Scholarship

    Scholarship: Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Senior Undergraduate Scholarship


    Scholarships will be awarded for the 2017/2018 school year and have ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 in recent years. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2017/2018 school year) in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams.


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Events This Week

  • Enrollment Camp
    Friday, December 2, 2016 5:30 PM, Engineering 2 Bldg

    Enrollment Camp: will be held to assist students attempting to enroll in any CS undergraduate class being offered during Winter 2017. The CS undergraduate Director will be present at the camp. The camp will be held on December 2, Friday, 5:30-7:30pm with assistance from student volunteers. Please come to the entrance of the E2 Building across the bridge from the Baskin Engineering Building. If you are unable to come, if possible, please send a friend who can be in contact with you over phone to fill out the form on your behalf.  If you or your friend cannot come, more information will be provided in the newsletter next week on December 5.

    If you want to enroll in a CS class and have not succeeded so far, sign up for the waiting list if you can. All students from all majors attempting to enroll in any CS undergraduate class are welcome irrespective of whether they are on the wait list or not.

  • Mechatronics Public Demo
    Friday, December 2, 2016 6:15 PM, UCSC Media Theater M110

    Watch robots compete in the Mechatronics Public Demo! Cheer on their sleep-deprived creators as they run their ‘bots through the field. Thrill to battles between autonomous robots navigating the field to load ammo, find their targets, and score points by sinking their pong balls into the holes in this Slug-O-lympics competition!


    The Mechatronics class is having their public demonstration of their final design project, SLUG-O-LYMPICS: citius, altius, slimius, Friday 2-Dec-2016 at 6:15 PM in the UCSC Media Theater.



    In this thrilling competition, teams from UCSC's Mechatronics course will pit their autonomous robots against each other in an epic Slug-O-lympics. Each robotic champion will attempt to locate a valid ball loading tower, find the illuminated targets, and sink 3 balls into two different targets! The champions will compete in a wild head to head tournament, until one robot emerges victorious!
    The public is invited (you might have to duck a few ping-pong balls) and the teams will be on hand to explain their designs to one and all. Come see what these students have accomplished in 10 weeks and cheer on the competition.

    The flyer: https://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/cmpe118/Fall16/SlugOLympicsInvite.pdf
    The project specs: https://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/cmpe118/Fall16/Labs/ProjectOverview_SlugOLympics.pdf
    There will be a live webcast starting at 6PM:  www.twitch.tv/elkaim_ucsc (close up of the field)
                                                             www.twitch.tv/mdunneucsc (wide view of room)
    Feel free to forward this to any and all that might be interested, children (future engineers) especially welcome.


Other Events

  • Space Systems Loral On site Career Fair
    Monday, January 2, 2017 10:00 AM, Palo Alto, Ca.

    Space Systems Loral will be hosting an on site career fair January 2nd. They have had success in recruiting and hiring from UCSC and want to continue the relationship.

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Internship, Research, Scholarship & Employment Opportunities

  • iD Tech summer jobs

    This summer,iD Techwill hire over 1,600 instructors and staff from across the world to show students, ages 6 to 18, firsthand how their interests in technology can turn into fun learning experiences.


    We’re looking for energetic, tech-savvy, summer staff who understand the need for quality technology education for young students. Instructors teach coding, game design, robotics, arduino, 3-D printing, modeling and animation, website design, film, photography, cyber security, virtual reality and more! So why not spend your summer instructing, mentoring, and building your resume in one of our amazing programs?


    Staff members receive competitive compensation, room & board (overnight staff only), custom built apps supporting operations and curriculum, college internship credit (if applicable), guidance from our experienced team of managers, and more.


    Take the first step to a great summer!Learn more&Apply today

    For more information, please visit:

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  • Learning Support Services: Open Positions for Winter 2016

    Learning Support Services is looking for tutors for Winter 2016. If you have taken any of the courses that are open and have done well in them, please consider applying! 

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

    For more information, please visit: