BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Apply Today for the Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) Program
LSS Support Available During Finals Week
Funding Support for Summer Internships
Deans' & Chancellor's Award Submissions Open 2018-19
The Bill H. James Scholarship For Aspiring African-American Engineers
Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2019
Tabling at DNA DAY 2019
NEW CSE PROGRAMMING SEQUENCE AND BSOE COURSE RENUMBERING
NCCAVS Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity
Huffman Prize Applications Open
Triebig Scholarship Opportunity for EE students
David S Lee Scholarship Opportunity for BSOE Students
Cardinal Digital Marketing Scholarship
CoinList/NuCypher Hackathon: Getting the CSE Community Involved
International Peer Mentorship Program
Apply Today for the Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) Program
LSS Support Available During Finals Week
Funding Support for Summer Internships
A Conversation with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki
SAVE THE DATE for CITL’s 2019 Convocation, How to Be a Kickass STEM Learner.
You are INVITED! Life Happens: Challenging Notions of Failure Through Stories of Resilience
Interested in what it is like being first-gen and a graduate student? Join us April 5th to find out!
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.
DNA DAY is April 25, and we'd like to invite you to join in the fun by tabling for your org or unit.
DNA DAY is a national celebration that commemorates both the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, and the description of DNA's double helix in 1953 by James Watson and Francis Crick, based on the foundational research of Rosalind Franklin. Both of these milestones occurred on April 25th. We celebrate this special day on Science Hill by offering opportunities to learn about the latest advancements of genomic research here at UCSC and explore how this research may impact our lives.
DNA DAY festivities will take place between 11AM - 1PM in the Baskin Courtyard. In addition to a poster session, photo booth, and hands-on strawberry DNAextraction, there will be a resource fair where student clubs and campus units can share information about activities and upcoming events. We hope you can join us!
Please fill out this form to reserve a table. If you have any questions, please write to me at this email address or call me at 459-1702.
Dear Baskin School of Engineering Students,
This announcement is to inform you about changes that are taking place in the Baskin School of Engineering. It’s important that you read this entire message and the linked resources so that you are prepared to enroll in your classes for future quarters.
New Programming Courses
The CSE department is restructuring the entire lower division programming sequence including shifting from Java to Python, and changing the prerequisite structure to give students a stronger programming foundation.
As a part of implementing these changes the Department is phasing out current introductory programming courses and introducing new courses. The following programming courses will have their final offerings by the end of Fall 2019.
CMPS 11 - offered Spring 2019
CMPS 12A/L - offered Spring 2019 and Summer 2019
CMPS 12B/M - offered Spring 2019, Summer 2019, and Fall 2019 (as CSE 15/L)
We have created several resources to assist you in understanding the new programming courses, including:
Renumbering BSOE Courses
Effective July 1, 2018, the Baskin School of Engineering has adopted a new set of academic departments. While this reshaping largely affects how the faculty are grouped within the school, as of Fall 2019, changes in course numbers and codes will be made to reflect the new department structure. The content of courses will not be changing, with the exception of the new introductory programming sequence.
The new course numbers will not be in effect until Fall 2019. We have created a resource to assist students with identifying the new course numbers for the classes they plan to enroll in. This resource can be found on our website here.
We expect that you will review the websites included in this email so that you are ready to enroll in your future courses. If after reviewing these sites, you still have questions related to course enrollment, or major requirements you are welcome to come by the BSOE Undergraduate Advising Office during our open hours.
The BSOE Undergraduate Advising Office
The Northern California Chapter of the AVS (NCCAVS) is awarding an undergraduate scholarship for student(s) who show exceptional promise in areas of interest to the AVS. The AVS is an interdisciplinary, professional society that supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in a variety of disciplines - chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, engineering - through common interests related to the basic science, technology development, and commercialization
of materials, interfaces, and related processing.
The scholarship is for $5,000 per year, renewable up to four years as long as the student remains in good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student must be enrolled full time in a scientific or technical area of study relevant to the AVS. The awardee will receive a complimentary student membership in the AVS and will be expected to participate and assist in the organization of the NCCAVS annual equipment exhibition, technical symposium, and student poster session.
Requirements for the scholarship include:
First or second year undergraduate student enrolled in a 4-year college or university within the geographic bounds of the NCCAVS (which includes California zip codes 93700-96099 and Nevada)
Declared major in a field that displays relevance to the AVS.
Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
To apply, submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
A one-page statement of purpose, describing the applicant's career interests and how it may be relevant and contribute to the mission of the AVS. (See http://avs.org/About for more information)
One letter of recommendation from someone who can assess the student's potential for areas of interest to the AVS. (The letter may be sent separately by the reference)
Unofficial Academic Transcript. Abbreviations of classes should be correlated with class titles if not provided on the transcript. Official Transcripts will be required prior to award
Applications are due no later than April 15, 2019. Only full submissions
will be reviewed. The award will be announced by May 17, 2019. Scholarship
payments will be made directly to the University.
Eligibility: Any senior in a BA/BS degree program of the Baskin School of Engineering who will graduate during the 2018-2019 academic year is eligible to apply.
Entry: Students submit a personal written statement that describes evidence of qualification beyond their academic record, including documentation of noteworthy academic projects or accomplishments, and at least one letter of reference from a BSOE faculty.
Deadline: Statements and supporting materials must be submitted online at:
The Robert H. Triebig Memorial Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students studying electrical engineering. The scholarship was established in 1997 by Elsie (Vermont) Triebig in honor of her late husband, Robert H. Triebig, who had worked for 47 years as an electrical engineer. Through this scholarship, the Triebig family hopes to help many other individuals reach their dream of becoming an electrical engineer. Proposed and declared Electrical Engineering students may apply. Deadline for submitting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year is April 12, 2019.
The David S. Lee Scholarship recognizes UCSC Baskin School of Engineering undergraduate students for their achievements and the diverse experiences that they bring into the engineering community. David S. Lee served as a member of the UC Board of Regents from 1994 to 2006. Two of his three children are alumni of UCSC. Students with academic merit and financial need apply online for this competitive award. Previous recipients who are still enrolled in BSOE majors may re-apply. The amount of this annual award varies (typically 1-4 awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,000). Deadline for submitting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year is April 12, 2019.
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019
- AREA OF STUDY: Any
- AWARDS: Two $500 awards
- WHO CAN APPLY: Senior high school students, full time college students
- SELECTION CRITERIA: Applicants will be judged on the content of the essay they provide and their academic achievements
Last year's fall contest winner was Mason P. from University of California Santa Cruz, an excerpt from his winning essay is published on our scholarship page.
If you have any questions, please email us at scholarship@
CoinList is excited to announce their second online hackathon, hosted with NuCypher. NuCypher builds privacy infrastructure for the decentralized web. They’ve built a phenomenal team, are backed by funds like Polychain Capital and CoinFund, and have a long track record of engaging developers through hackathons. Developers have already used NuCypher to securely share encrypted vehicle onboard diagnostic data and sensitive medical data - we can’t wait to see what participants build here.
The hackathon is focused on building the applications and tools for unconditional privacy. There will be two tracks for the hackathon, one focused on building DApps with their privacy layer, and one focused on building NuCypher tooling.
You can sign up for the hackathon now. [https://coinlist.co/build/
NuCypher is giving out more than $25k in ETH in prizes, including $5K for the winner in each track
Get $25 in ETH for every person you refer to the hackathon that ships a project
Work directly with the NuCypher team and judges like Jake Brukhman of CoinFund and Stefano Bernardi of Aragon & Token Economy.
CoinList will announce winners to its community of hundreds of thousands of crypto investors and enthusiasts
The hackathon runs from March 11 - April 7
The International Mentorship Program is recruiting for peer mentors.
They are looking for domestic and international undergraduate students with a 2.0 GPA or above, who are interested in helping International frosh adjust to life at UCSC and the USA.
Are you interested in helping new International frosh adjust to life at UCSC and the USA? Do you want to develop your leadership and intercultural communication skills? Apply to be a Peer Mentor! We are looking for responsible volunteer Peer Mentors who have strong interpersonal skills and a sincere desire to help new international students adjust to life here in Santa Cruz.
Peer Mentors selected in Spring 2019 will begin training in May 2019 and be matched a group of 3-4 mentees in Fall 2019. Mentoring continues through June 2020, making this a 13-month volunteer commitment.
For more information about being a Peer Mentor and how to apply, click here.
The deadline to apply is April 12, 2019. Flier
Are you a student interested in exploring research in computer science or faculty interested in being a research mentor? Check out the CRA-W Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program. The DREU program matches students with faculty mentors for summer research experiences at the faculty mentor’s home institution. DREU interns are directly involved in a research project with graduate students and professors, and faculty mentors work with new students from other institutions. Applications are currently open for both students and mentors.
- Click here for the Summer 2019 Student Application
- Click here for the Summer 2019 Mentor Application
Visit these locations for drop in writing help -- no appointment necessary. Tutors will a space for academic reading, writing, and working on final papers before or after seeing a tutor! Come to write and collaborate with other writers!
- Tuesday, March 19th, 4-8PM at McHenry Library Rm. 1279
- Wednesday, March 20th, 4-8PM at McHenry Library Rm. 1279
- Thursday, March 21st, 4-8PM at ARCenter Room 203
If students are planning to study at the ARCenter and will leave between 8:30PM-12:15AM, please encourage them to use the Night Escort Safety Service provided by the UCSC Police Department. Students can access the service by calling (831) 459-2100. This service is provided at no charge to students. For more information about the service, please click Night Escort Safety Service.
Any updates and changes to these services will be posted on the Learning Support Services website.--
The UCGHI Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise (COE) will fund up to $2,500 to support University of California undergraduate students pursuing internships/ fellowships during the summer of 2019. Funds can be used toward international or domestic travel and/or stipend. This opportunity is for UC undergraduate students involved in innovative research, programs, and policy development activities in the areas of women's health, gender, and empowerment, and who specifically investigate the intersection and interrelated nature of these three areas. The COE will fund four to six scholars at $1,500 to $2,500 depending on the applicant's need and the number of meritorious applications to be funded.
Event Location: Los Angeles, Ca.
April 12-14, 2019.
Los Angeles, CA.
Welcome to Los Angeles, the warm and beautiful city of angels and dreamers. In the heart of Downtown LA this spring, you are invited to a 36-hour technology hackathon that seeks to change the future of our beloved city. Alongside 800+ hackers and designers, you will re-imagine what a 21st-century city should look like and apply your ideas to the test.
This year's Verticals: Entrepreneurship, Entertainment, Transportation.
We hope you will join us!
Apply today to secure your spot at HackSC!! https://apply.hacksc.
Find out more:
Event Location: Colleges Nine/Ten Multipurpose Room
A dynamic Banana Slug duo: alumni Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube, and Dennis Troper, Product Director, Google, tell Campus Provost Marlene Tromp the inside story of their journey from the redwood forest to Silicon Valley.
Event Location: Kresge Town Hall
CONVOCATION 2019: HOW TO BE A KICKASS STEM LEARNER
The Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning is delighted to welcome Bryan Dewsbury, a leading proponent of inclusive teaching, active learning, and community-building in academia, for the 2019 Convocation, "How to Be a Kickass STEM Learner."
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Kresge Town Hall
6:00pm (5:30pm doors open)
Bryan Dewsbury will engage directly with students about how to be effective learners in STEM courses, in order to support UC Santa Cruz students and faculty alike to address equity and community-building in the curriculum. Dinner will be served.
Co-sponsored by the Academic Excellence Program (ACE), Division of Student Success, First-Gen Initiative, Genomics Institute Office of Diversity, Learning Support Services (LSS), and STEM Diversity Programs.
About the speaker: Bryan Dewsbury is Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Rhode Island and the Principal Investigator of the Science Education and Society Research program. His work focuses on questions relating to identity constructs, biases, relationships, and the effects of those variables on student learning. His interest is in how students (especially those in underrepresented groups) develop perceptions of the world and others, and how those perceptions affect their engagement with science content, career choices, and academic performance. Central to the formation of these constructs are the presence of hidden biases, stereotype threat, and mindset. Bryan’s work addresses the pressing issues of our time, such as student retention in STEM fields, under-representation of minority groups in certain STEM fields, and the role of affect domain in student learning gains.
Event Location: Stevenson Event Center
When: April 24th, 2019
Where: Stevenson Events Center
Time: 5:30pm (doors open, 6:00pm program starts) to 9:00pm.
Dinner will be provided.
At this event we will reflect on shared experiences through the power of storytelling; complicate our definition of failure by examining historical and ongoing systemic barriers that undermine success; affirm our shared strengths in resilience and resourcefulness; and build and strengthen community ties.
Performance by Kadence Keys!
See event website for more details.
Welcome remarks by Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Marlene Tromp.
Setting the stage will be presenters, Flora Lu, provost, College 9 & College 10 and, professor, Environmental Studies and Linnea Beckett, Food Justice Coordinator at Colleges Nine and Ten.
Adilah Barnes (Cowell ‘72, Individual Major in Black Theater, Theater Arts), is an award-winning actor with over 50 years of film, television, and stage credits is probably best known to television audiences for her role as Anne Marie on ABC's Roseanne for six seasons. Recent TV appearances include ABC's The Middle, NBC’s Harry’s Law and Prime Suspect, and CBS's Cold Case. Her film credits include the blockbuster award-winning Erin Brockovich and Murder by Numbers. Barnes co-founded the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, an annual multicultural solo festival now in its 25th year, and founded the Writers Well international literary retreat for women in Sharpsburg, Georgia. In 2016, Barnes was the first African American woman inducted into the Hall of Fame in her hometown of Oroville, Calif., and in 2017 she was honored, along with the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, at the Inner City Cultural Center's 50th anniversary in Los Angeles.
Travis Becker, director, Lionel Cantú Queer Center
Isis Casillas, Psychology (College Ten ‘20)
Brittany Young, PhD candidate, Psychology
Christina Yu, Cognitive Science (College Ten ‘20)
This event would not be possible without the generous gift from the Jacques M. Littlefield Foundation.
We are grateful to our growing list of co-sponsors: Alumni of UCSC; Baskin School of Engineering Undergraduate Affairs; CADrc/Rainbow Theater; Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning; College Nine; College Ten; Cowell College; Crown College; Division of Student Success; Kresge College; Merrill College; Oakes College; Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Porter College; Rachel Carson College; Slug Stories; Stevenson College; Student Health Center and more.
If you want to sponsor this event, have questions or need accommodations, please contact email@example.com.
Interested in what it is like being first-gen and a graduate student? Join us April 5th to find out!Event Date and Time: Monday, 04/15/2019 5:30 pm
Event Location: Cowell College Conference Room
Are you interested in learning what it takes to be successful in graduate school? Are you first-gen and wondering what you will need to know to navigate a PhD program?
In partnership with Matriculating, Influencing, Networking, and Triumphing (M.I.N.T.), the First Generation Initiative is hosting a panel with presenters from three disciplines who will share their experience as graduate students at UCSC. Get tips and suggestions. Hear an insider perspective.
Please RSVP for this free event as space is limited.
Date: Friday, April 5th
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Cowell College Conference Room (see directions to location)
Questions or accommodations, please contact Christina Yu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Company: Kaazing Corporation
Job Title: Software Engineering Intern
Job Location: San Jose, CA
Kaazing is the pioneer of real-time, event-driven, over-the-web connectivity for the enterprise. As one of the original pioneers of the WebSocket standard, we've been solving real-time for close to a decade. Key differentiators are scalability, security, and speed of delivery with the most cost-effective solution. Kaazing’s customers include one of the world’s largest energy-producing and trading companies, three of the world’s top ten banks, one of America’s top three professional sports franchises, one of Europe’s most sophisticated rail transportation networks and two of the top three transportation companies in the World.
kaazing.io, our recently launched iPaaS, enables our customers to stream data to mobile and desktop applications at tremendous scale with very low latency.
These technologies & services enable our DisasterAWARE Enterprise™ platform (www.disasteraware.com) to reliably process hazard-related big data in real time serving millions of people globally.
See our website at kaazing.com to learn more.
- Source control (Git)
- Containers (Docker)
- Cloud Services (AWS)
- Test methodology
- CLI tools development (Automation, DevOps)
- Issue/Defect management (Git)
- Agile methodology
- Written and oral communications skills
- Interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain relationships
- Ability to think creatively, strategically, and identify and resolve problems
- Organizational, time management, and analytical skills
Kaazing is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Please submit your resume to email@example.com