BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
2019 Allen Chi Gaming Scholarship
Order Regalia from Bookstore for June Commencement
2019 Summer Programs at UC San Diego
Poster Submissions for GHC 19 are Open!
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computing
2019 Allen Chi Gaming Scholarship
Order Regalia from Bookstore for June Commencement
Western Regional Conference SASE
First Generation Student Reception
SCILL Information Session
ISMA is holding a fundraiser next week at Blaze Pizza
Please send to your students so they can explore 300+ courses. We're planning 45+ online courses, a breadth of general eds, engaging small class sizes, and neat opportunities that are hard to get in other quarters.
Tuition will be $279 per credit. Financial Aid is available, as is lots of housing in Porter College (at half the price of rest-of-year), extended library hours, on-campus jobs, and better bus service.
Baskin Engineering Courses offered are as follows:
- Biomolecular Engineering: BME 80G, BME 185, BME 188A, BME 188B
- Computer Engineering: CMPE 12/L, CMPE 13/L, CMPE 16
- Computer Science: CMPS 12A/L, CMPS 12B/M, CMPS 101, CMPS 109, CMPS 115, CMPS 140
- Electrical Engineering: EE 101/L, EE 129B, EE 129C, EE 145/L, EE 151, EE 171/L
Greetings! My name is Beto Vasquez I work with the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) at UC San Diego. As part of the CREATE STEM Success Initiative, I focus our efforts on increasing diversity in STEM. CREATE is an educational resource center committed to increasing equitable educational opportunities for all. As such, I am contacting you to inform you of a couple of great opportunities for both undergraduate students and teachers/professors.
As the coordinator for two summer programs (one for undergraduates and another for science teachers) hosted by the San Diego Nanotechnology Infrastructure (SDNI), I wanted to share these great opportunities with you in hopes that you could help forward to your students or interested parties respectively. Please encourage minority (students and professionals) and community college students to apply. Thank you in advance.
SDNI is excited to announce the following two amazing research opportunities available this summer at UC San Diego!
· SDNI-REU: Research Experience for Undergraduates (for university & community college students)
· SDNI-RET: Research Experience for Teachers (for high school & community college STEM instructors)
SDNI REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) - Summer 2019
REU: In the 10-week SDNI REU program, students will be working closely with graduate students in science and engineering fields under the supervision of faculty mentors in state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities. Faculty members from electrical and computer engineering, nanoengineering, mechanical engineering, material sciences, and bioengineering departments will host SDNI REU students.
All applicants must be United States citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in an undergraduate institution (including community colleges) for the duration of the program.
All participants are required to complete the entire 10-week program. Students who arrive late or leave early will not be accepted and no vacation leaves will be granted. Participation in the weekly seminars and social activities is mandatory for successful completion of the program.
Interested undergraduates are encouraged to visit the website for additional details and information about potential areas of study.
Please contact Beto Vasquez (email@example.com) with any questions.
SDNI REU Program details - Summer 2019
Program duration: 10 weeks
Tentative program dates: June 24 – August 30 (Move-in June 23, move-out August 31)
Positions available: 12 REU positions
Housing: On campus housing provided
Travel Expenses: Covered up to $500 in travel reimbursement (with receipts)
Application dates: November 1, 2018 through January 13, 2019
SDNI RET (Research Experience for Teachers) - Summer 2019
RET: The SDNI offers a summer RET program to enhance the quality of pre-university STEM education in our region. We are looking to recruit four (4) high school and/or community college science teachers to expose them to current science research and STEM-oriented pedagogical practices to utilize in their classrooms. Each professional participant is matched with an appropriate SDNI professor-mentor to work with. Preference is be given to teachers who work with large numbers of URM students. Contact Beto Vasquez for application details. Housing and transportation assistance is not provided for RET participants.
RET Program details - Summer 2019
Program duration: 6 weeks
Tentative program dates: June – August (soft dates)
Positions available: 4 RET positions
Classroom Supply Budget: Up to $1000
Application dates: January 1, 2019 through January 31, 2019
For information contact; Beto Vasquez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you involved in research? Consider submitting a poster for the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC 19)! All selected poster presenters will receive a complimentary registration for GHC 19.
Presenting a poster at GHC is the perfect opportunity for researchers (students or non-students) to informally present their projects to event attendees and receive feedback from experts in their fields.
Student poster presenters may opt to have their posters considered for the ACM Student Research Competition, which offers an award and cash prize to six finalists.
See our poster submission requirements and submit a poster! See how being a GHC poster presenter inspired a young woman researcher.
Ask Us Anything Twitter Chat
The process to submit a poster or any other submission to GHC 19 can seem complicated and overwhelming, so we’re hosting an Ask us Anything chat on January 31, 2019. Log into Twitter from 12 - 1 p.m. PT to ask your questions. Include #GHC19CFP and members of the GHC Program team will answer.
Apply for a GHC 19 Scholarship
Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarships provide funds for students to attend GHC 19. These scholarships cover registration, travel, hotel, and meal expenses. Scholars who attend GHC gain access to career and academic workshops, networking opportunities, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Apply now! Applications close March 6, 2019 at 5 p.m. PT.
Last Chance to Submit an Abie Award Nomination
The Student of Vision Abie Award honors young women dedicated to creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build. Undergraduate or graduate students may self-nominate for the Student of Vision Abie Award.
Each winner receives a cash prize, an opportunity to speak at GHC, and an expenses-paid trip to GHC!
Watch the video about our 2018 Student of Vision Abie Award Winner, Chiara Amisola, and submit your nomination for the 2019 Student of Vision Abie Award before February 13, 2019, 5 p.m. PT.
Research Experience for Undergraduates
NSF REU Site: Applied Computing Research in Unmanned Aerial Systems
The program offers a unique opportunity to undergraduate students nation-wide, particularly to the students of under-represented groups, to participate in applied computing research in unmanned aerial systems and their applications. The objective of the program is to provide participants unique research experiences in a stimulating environment that will involve developing secure, autonomous UAS technology and using them for knowledge discovery. The focus of this REU is to seek solutions to facilitate collection, storage, and analysis of data on the coastal environment of the Gulf of Mexico, particularly in South Texas through developing algorithms and software systems. Approximately ten students will be supported for a 10-week program from June 3, 2019 to August 9, 2019.
· A student will gain experience in applied computing research in unmanned aerial systems and their applications.
· Students will receive mentoring from experienced research faculty
· Students will be informed about graduate schools and financial opportunities such fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships to support graduate education
· Students will receive $5,000 as stipend ($500 a week)
· A travel allowance to come to and return from the site
· Furnished housing will be provided
· Expenses for meals (a fixed amount per day) will be provided for all participating students
· Must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States (Students from underrepresented minority groups such as Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, and women are strongly encouraged to apply)
· Must be a full-time undergraduate student (Preference category: Computer science students in junior or senior year), and not graduating before December 2019.
· Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
The online application and forms can be found at: http://csreu.tamucc.edu
An application must include a completed application form, essay, unofficial copies of transcripts and two letters of recommendation.
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019
For more information:
Dulal C. Kar, Ph.D.
Department of Computing Sciences
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5824
There will be a total of up to 25 awards available with individual award amount ranging from $1000 to $5000.
In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be currently attending a high school, college, or university.
- Must be studying for building a gaming related career or passionate about finding ways to promote gamification.
- Must submit the online application (including 2 essays) by the deadline of April 30th, 2019.
- Must attend the web interview (if selected) by the deadline of May 31th, 2019.
- Winner(s) will be chosen on June 30th, 2019.
Here is the direct link for the online application: https://allenchi.org/allen-
For more information about this scholarship opportunity, please visit: https://allenchi.org/
Online ordering is open from April 16 – May 31.
Regalia Distribution Dates:
June 10th – 16th. Hours and more detailed information will be available soon on this page. Distribution takes place on the second floor of the Bay Tree Bookstore.
Gowns and hoods should be returned immediately following your ceremony or reception. There will be drop-off stations marked "Gown Return" at each ceremony. Returns will also be taken at the Bay Tree Bookstore on Saturday, 8:00AM – 7:00PM and on Sunday, 8:00AM – 7:00PM. Any gowns or hoods not returned by Sunday must be returned to the Bay Tree Bookstore on Monday, June 17 during regular store hours. Students who do not return regalia will be billed for replacement costs.
Author M.G. Lord presents a talk about her work on the rocket-building program and how it relates to issues around climate changeEvent Date and Time:Sat, 02/23/2019 - 09:00
Event Location: McHenry Library
HAVE SPACESUIT WILL TRAVEL: How Robert Heinlein made me into a feminist, Elon Musk into a rocket magnate, and mid-century Americans into arm-chair astronauts
Please join us as author M.G. Lord presents a talk about her earlier work on the rocket-building program and how it relates to some of the current issues around climate change, how politics frames science and what we can learn from history. Interact with Titans of Space in our virtual reality lab. Explore detailed tabletop exhibits including Heinlien/Sci-Fi comics, posters, and video presentations.This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP
Event Location: Stevenson Event Center
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), UC Santa Cruz would like to invite students of the Baskin School of Engineering, the West Regional Conference. The event will be held at Stevenson Event Center on February 23, 2019.
The West Regional Conference is an event where eighteen SASE chapters in the West Region meet to learn from and network with industry leaders and professionals. This year, our theme is "Breaking Down Barriers", which addresses technological and societal obstacles we face today and how we are overcoming them.
At the conference, there will be multiple workshops hosted by industry and academic professionals across the science and engineering disciplines. You will be given the opportunity to learn from and network with professionals from companies like Google, Workday, etc., to further your own career.
Tickets can be purchased here, and with a UCSC email, tickets will be discounted to $10. For more information about the event, please visit our event website. For questions, comments and concerns please email us at email@example.com
We hope to see you at West Regional Conference!
Event Location: Merrill Multicultural Center
The First Generation Initiative would like to invite you to our second annual undergraduate student reception, "A Night of Number Ones." Join other students for an evening of fun, community building and celebration honoring our first generation students. This event will be February 7th, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Merrill College Multicultural Center. All UCSC students are welcome. You don't have to be first generation to attend. Dinner will be catered by Falafel of Santa Cruz.
Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/
Event Location: Biomed 200
Wednesday, January 30th 12:00PM-1:00PM
Location: Biomed 200
SCILL (Stem Cell Internships in Laboratory-based Learning) Information session
Learn about this research-focused master’s program collaboration between San Jose State University and UC Santa Cruz, sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
This meeting will cover:
• Program structure and requirements
• Application tips
• Benefits, stipend, and timeline to degree
Event Location: Blaze Pizza on Mission
The BridgeUP: STEM program at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is excited to announce that the for the Helen Fellowship is open. This fellowship is a
one-year residency for post-baccalaureate, self-identifying females,
to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and
educational outreach at the AMNH. This fellowship is an initiative at
the AMNH dedicated to increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline
by providing underrepresented students access to the skills and tools
required for the 21st Century.
To learn more about the fellowship and the application process, visit
A colorful PDF flyer can be downloaded at this website.
Who is eligible to apply?
The fellowship is intended for recent college graduates with a conferred
bachelor or master degree in computer science, natural sciences,
applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors
prior to the fellowship start date in September.
What are the benefits?
Fellows will receive an annual salary of $70,000 plus generous benefits.
Funding is also available for research, travel and equipment expenses.
How do I apply?
The online application is now open and is due by midnight of February
3, 2019. To learn more about application requirements, visit
Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students (must have completed all coursework in order to participate full time) for our fellowships in:
- Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- Health Data Science (for PhDs & Postdocs)
- Data Engineering (for all degree levels)
- Artificial Intelligence (for all degree levels)
- Data Product Management (for all degree levels)
- DevOps Engineering (for all degree levels)
- Decentralized Consensus (for all degree levels)
1800+ Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, and 700+ other top companies.
Insight Fellows Programs:
- 7 week, full-time training fellowship
- Mentorship from leading industry data scientists and engineers
- Join an active community of Insight alumni
- Self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies
- Tuition-free with need-based scholarships and loans available to help cover living costs
Upcoming Application Deadlines: February 4th for March programs, February 11th for June programs
Learn more & apply on our website: https://apply.
Not ready to apply? Sign up for our notification list: https://www.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Learning Support Services and the Disability Resources Center have gotten an urgent request for an individual tutor for AMS 132 (Classical and Bayesian Inference) to help a student who only needs this course to graduate.
If you have done well in AMS132 or AMS 206, please consider being hired by LSS or the DRC as a tutor—they have not had anyone apply for the position.
It probably doesn't help that they make it somewhat difficult to apply for the first time for tutor positions, especially after the beginning of the quarter: https://lss.ucsc.edu/job-
If you are interested in doing the individual tutoring for AMS 132 starting right away , contact Charis Herzon (email@example.com) to see if there is some way to sidestep some of the usual bureaucracy to get started immediately. The need is urgent.