BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Sara E Matthews Scholarship Opportunity
Poster Submissions for GHC 19 are Open!
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computing
Order Regalia from Bookstore for June Commencement
Deans' & Chancellor's Award Submissions Open 2018-19
The Bill H. James Scholarship For Aspiring African-American Engineers
Future Technologies Conference
Sara E Matthews Scholarship Opportunity
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
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
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.
The Deans and Chancellor wish to encourage and stimulate outstanding scholarship and creativity among undergraduate students, based on work developed in courses or programs in the normal pattern of 2018-2019 academic activity at UCSC.
All materials, including the faculty letter of support, must be received by April 3, 2019.
Fifty undergraduates, 10 from each of the academic divisions will receive a Dean's Award of $100 for outstanding achievement in their division.
CHANCELLOR'S UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS
Fifteen Chancellor's Awardees, three from each division, will be selected from the Deans' Award lists to receive the Chancellor's Award of an additional $300.
The Steck Award will recognize the most outstanding research project chosen from the fifteen Chancellor's Awardees. This student will receive an additional $1000. In addition, his or her research project will be bound and copies given to the student, the research supervisor, the UC Santa Cruz Library, and the Steck Family whose generous contributions have made this award possible.
Winners of the Deans', Chancellor's and Steck awards will be honored during Undergraduate Student Achievement Week, June 3-7 2019. The names of the winners will also be acknowledged at graduation.
All submissions must include one supporting statement by the faculty sponsor, who will be emailed a link to submit the letter of recommendation online. Faculty recommendations must be submitted by April 3, 2019.
All submissions must include either an attachment of a thesis or a URL to the project or performance.
Foreign language projects must be accompanied by appropriate translation.
Technical papers must include an abstract in non-technical language.
Projects completed in spring 2018 (not submitted in last year's competition) can be considered for the 2018-19 competition even if the student has already graduated. Students who graduated in Spring 2018 must activate their UCSC email forwarding option (UCSC email accounts are deactivated 12 months after graduation).
Previous award winners are eligible only for projects in a completely different area.
The deadline to submit the online application is April 3, 2019.
The scholarship is offered by the Bill H. James Foundation and endeavors to address the need for diversity in the engineering field and to support the education of deserving African-American students. Two scholarships will be awarded annually; one each to an undergraduate and a graduate student. The amount of the award may vary.
Consideration for this award is available to students who meet the following criteria:
· Must be an African-American/Black (non-Hispanic) U.S. citizen
· Must be pursuing a degree or course of study in an engineering program at an accredited four year college or university in California
· Must be entering their Junior or Senior year or pursuing a graduate degree in the 2019-2020 school year
· Must have a minimum GPA of 3.2
Additional information and an application portal is available at:
The application deadline is April 30, 2019.
Please share this opportunity with students, faculty, administrators and advisors and include this information on all scholarship resource databases available to engineering students.
If you have any questions, please write to us at info@BillHJamesFoundation.org.
We'd like to invite you to submit your papers/posters/demo proposals for the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2019 to be held from 14-15 November 2019 in San Francisco
FTC attracts researchers, scientists and technologists from some of the top companies, universities, research firms and government agencies from around the world. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three regular PC members or two senior PC members. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretic impact, and presentation.
The conference programme will include paper presentations, poster sessions and project demonstrations, along with prominent keynote speakers and industrial workshops.
Paper Submission Due : 01 March 2019
Acceptance Notification : 01 April 2019
Author Registration : 01 May 2019
Camera Ready Submission : 01 June 2019
Conference Dates : 14-15 November 2019
Complete details are available on the conference website : http://saiconference.com/FTC
FTC 2019 papers will be will be published in Springer series "Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing" and submitted for indexing to ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink.
Looking forward to your submissions.
The application can be found here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you at West Regional Conference!
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.
AnitaB.org Chicago Cyber Security
The AnitaB.org and ISACA Cyber Security Training Program aims to create an accessible cybersecurity training program that can help close skills gap by offering training and workforce opportunities for women in underrepresented communities in Chicago.
ISACA’s CSX Training Platform forms the base of our hands-on training program in a collaborative environment. The cohort of women will complete online training in a classroom setting. Skilled instructors will lead them through a series of online learning labs, first on the basics of cybersecurity and then with real work cybersecurity scenarios.
Following an intense program with training on Saturdays, students can move through the modules at their own pace, with support from instructors, graduate student assistants, and mentors in the industry.
Training will be held from March 23 to May 18. Applications are open from February 11 to March 11.
Volunteer for a GHC Committee
Apply to join a 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC 19) track committee, poster committee, or become a GHC 19 Scholarship reviewer. Committee volunteers help us create unique and robust GHC programming by reviewing thousands of content and poster submissions. Scholarship reviewers help us select this year’s GHC Scholar cohort. Reviews happen during the month of March. This is a very interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunity!
Submit Your GHC 19 Proposal
Interested in speaking at GHC 19? Take a look at our tracks to see what best fits your expertise. We are offering new tracks this year such as hardware, emerging technology, and virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. Submit your proposal.
New Session Formats
Poster Session Submissions
Are you involved in research? 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. See our poster submission requirements and submit a poster!
Ask Us Anything Twitter Chat
The GHC 19 Call for Participation process can seem complicated and overwhelming, so we’re hosting an Ask us Anything chat on February 21, 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.
The Call for Participation closes March 6, 2019 at 5 p.m. PT.