BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Google Jamboards now available in McHenry Library!
IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Opportunity
NEW CSE PROGRAMMING SEQUENCE AND BSOE COURSE RENUMBERING
Diverse Speakers: A Professional Speaker Series
Ming Ong Scholarship Opportunity
Poster Symposium: Submit your Posters!
AM 30: Multivariate Calculus for Engineers
Google Jamboards now available in McHenry Library!
IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Opportunity
Linked Like a Pro Webinar
International Humanitarian Law Dinner and Seminar
Continental Automotive Info Session
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.
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
Come listen to speakers who can help with practical job search advice and meet professionals from industry that can open doors for you.
Diverse Speakers is a professional speaker series showcasing industry leaders and BSOE students. All events start at 5pm. Pizza will be served in the courtyard at 4:30.
We are pleased to announce the availability of a Scholarship, created in the memory of Ming Ong, who was a computer science student at Merrill College, UCSC, from 1983-1986.
The scholarship provides a $2,500 stipend for STEM students of Eastern Asian descent. Recipients of the scholarship shall be designated “Ming Ong Scholars.”
- First generation immigrant (born abroad) from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, or Korea
- Major in a STEM field, undergraduate or graduate
- Submit a completed application
- Submit a 3 part essay
- Interview (optional)
- Deadline: September 3, 2019
- Interviews: September 3 to October 1, 2019
- Selection: October 8, 2019
Submit application by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce that the 22nd Annual Undergraduate Poster Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, June 6th 2019 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering Courtyard. The event will take place rain or shine.
This is a collaboration between the PB Sci Division and the Baskin School of Engineering in conjunction with the campus Student Achievement Week celebrations. Please relay this information and the provided flyer to all undergraduates in your department and faculty members who have undergraduates conducted research. Also, consider posting the flyer in public places where students congregate.
This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their work in their field. To participate, students must register for the Poster Symposium in advance. Please direct students to this website: https://urps.soe.ucsc.edu.
Any questions about the event can be directed to: email@example.com.
Hello engineering students, are you taking Math 22 or Math 23A in the coming
year to fulfill your major requirement? Did you know that AM 30, a multivariable calculus
course designed specifically for engineering students can satisfy either of those requirements? Here are some highlights:
- AM 30 is a 1-quarter course on Multivariate integral and differential Calculus with application to engineering.
- AM 30 fulfills the requirement of Math 22 or Math 23A for SOE majors, and satisfies the pre-requisite sequences for BSOE courses.
- AM 30 will be offered every academic quarter (F, W, S).
For more information (including a detailed course syllabus), visit
The Osterbrock Leadership Program and the UCSC Women in Physics & Astronomy group invite applications for the annual Bridge Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to support upper division students with financial need by partially offsetting the cost of preparing and applying for graduate school in physics, astronomy, or other STEM fields. The costs we may cover include registration for the general and/or subject GRE, graduate program application fees, and transcript fees, up to a maximum of $500. This scholarship will be awarded in June 2019 to support expenses during the 2019-2020 fall/winter application season, and will be awarded to 4-8 students.
Scholarship application site and eligibility requirements here: https://sites.google.com/ucsc.edu/olp-wipa-scholarship/
Application open: May 1 - 24, 2019
Application deadline: May 24, 2019, 11:59 PM Pacific
Decision date: May 31, 2019
Award acceptance deadline: June 7, 2019
Contact us with any questions about the Bridge Scholarship here.
New interactive whiteboards now available to use in McHenry Library!
Great for interactive collaborations, even supports remote participants
Includes free Jamboard app that lets collaborations continue with or without the board
Gather your study group and try it!
All we ask is for your feedback in a quick questionnaire.
More info and signup: its.ucsc.edu/fitc/jamboard-pilot.html
Event Location: E2 180
Join Professor Tracy Larrabee and CITL as they discuss programming plagiarism. Students can ask questions on what is and is not appropriate programming behavior and what may constitute an academic integrity (cheating) violation.
Pizza will be provided in the BSOE courtyard at 4:30pm prior to the event.
Event Location: Cowell Conference Room, or Online Via Zoom
A free workshop for UCSC Students & Alumni
Few people are maximizing LinkedIn's Power. The platform is used by hiring managers, recruiters and professionals to find candidates, showcase their company, network or gain industry knowledge. Topics include the following:
How to build a great profile, grow your connections, and get noticed on LinkedIn.
Presenter Oscar Garcia is the founder of Aspira, a community relations, workforce development and training firm. In addition to creating his own company, he is the former President of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, former Community Partnerships Manager at LinkedIn, and participated in the business development of five tech startups.
This event is offered to current students, grad students and alumni.
If you have questions regarding this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't make the webinar? Video of this event will be available here.
Event Location: Humanities 2 Room 259
UCSC strives to embody social justice in times of political, economic, and environmental strife, both locally in Santa Cruz and within the United States, as well as internationally. In times of war, the protection of human rights is realized through the basic tenets of International Humanitarian Law as outlined in the ratified Geneva Conventions and the UN Charter.
On the evening of May 15th, Engineers without Borders and the Legal Studies department have invited a guest from the Association of the Red Cross to discuss how this foundational tool is used to protect human dignity in times of war and prevent further death and suffering. We will examine the history of the Red Cross as stewards of the Geneva conventions, precedents and case studies related to war crimes, and finally, how International Humanitarian Law must adapt to technological change.
Please join us on May 15th at 6:30pm in Humanities 2 room 259 for a thought-provoking discussion over a catered Thai dinner.
Event Location: E2 180
Dirk Remde, Vice President, Head of R&D Center Silicon Valley, will be giving a talk on Multimodal Transportation in the Smart City of the Future. Come learn more about Continental Automotive and career opportunities. Refreshments will be provided! Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
If you want to volunteer to help with the BSOE Graduation Celebration this June 14th, please complete the attached google form: https://forms.gle/KNPfb4vQkjqg3SuW6
Volunteers will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card for their services and a little BSOE swag.
The BSOE Undergraduate Student Affairs Office is currently recruiting for peer advisors for next academic year. The Peer Advisor Program is an integral part of the BSOE Undergraduate Student Affairs Unit.
The deadline for application submissions is Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
This position pays $14/hr and requires a 5-7 hour weekly time commitment, as well as attendance at mandatory training sessions during Fall Welcome Week.
Any students declared in BSOE majors, who are in good academic standing, may apply. Students who are currently enrolled in their last major qualification courses, that will be declaring in Fall quarter will also be considered.
We are hoping to hire 10 applicants that have interest in being in this role for at least 2 years.
Why become a BSOE Peer Advisor?
BSOE Peer Advisors are indispensable in:
providing front-line support services and information
answering major-related questions
making referrals to campus services and resources.
Peer advisors also network together to receive advice and encouragement from each other. This is an excellent opportunity! Alumni of our program report that the skills they gained from this position have helped them develop communication skills that have been a valuable part of their engineering careers.
As a Peer Advisor you will:
Learn about BSOE programs, courses, policies, and procedures.
Develop professionalism and leadership skills.
Polish your critical thinking skills and enhance your decision making and judgement.
Become a more experienced and effective listener and communicator
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally created Shreddit, A mobile skateboarding social network on IOS and Android.
Our App has over 30,000 downloads and over 100,000 followers total on our Instagram accounts(@shredditapp) and promoters in the skateboarding world with over 1 Million followers. We have the distribution ready to go! Now its time to make the ultimate skateboarding app (new one) ready for the 2020 Olympics where Skateboarding will be a category for the first time.
Initial Internship with potential for full time Employment/Partner
Now looking for some dedicated developers that have time, and want to be part of a team that will change the way skateboarding interaction and communication is done throughout the world of Skateboarding. This will an integral change within skateboarding and allow for skaters to interact with each other without boarder limits and play a game with modules similar to SnapChat (Pun intended).
We currently have 1 Backend Developer working on the backend and a simple front end of the MVP.
Our team is not greedy. We will make sure that everyone is compensated well as long as they are a dedicated part of the team. Contingent on them staying with the team and working on the app. We will be either raising funds for versions after MVP or will be earning enough through the app.
You must have some Intermediate to expert experience with the following languages. Primarily Objective C,Swift and Java.
Some understand and experience with the rest of them:
Please reply ONLY if you are very serious.This is a commitment.
The internship program will be for 3 months - 5 months.
***When responding please supply the following:***
- Educational background.
- Examples of Apps created in the past.
- Resume (Preferred)
- Acknowledge that this is minimum of 6 month commitment you are ready to be a part of.
-Contact Information(Phone number, email)
Please send your requests and information to email@example.com
PROGRAM DETAIL: SUMMER CAMPS
1st week: Video Game Design
Start Date: 6/17/2019 End Date: 6/21/19
Schedule: Monday – Friday 9am-4pm (with 1 hour break at noon)
2nd week: Electrical Engineering
Start Date 7/22/2019 End Date: 7/26/2019
Schedule: Monday – Friday 9am-12pm
Location for both weeks: Santa Cruz High School
· Instructor will work directly with an assigned class of approximately 6-20 students
· Follow the daily curriculum
· Supervise children to maintain their health and safety at all times.
· Provide excellent customer service to all children, families, co-workers, and community members.
· Maintain a clean, safe, pleasant, and enriched environment
· Assist with opening and closing procedures each day including room set-up.
· Serve as a positive role model for elementary or Middle school students. Conduct should be respectful, and emphasize appropriate positive values.
Experience in Classroom Management
Ability to speak and write Standard English
Must clear TB and Background check
Be a positive role model
SUMMER CAMPS PAYRATE: $25.00 /HR
If you have questions regarding any of the positions, please contact Daina at Ddingman@mscbl.com