BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
NEW CSE PROGRAMMING SEQUENCE AND BSOE COURSE RENUMBERING
Diverse Speakers: A Professional Speaker Series
Ming Ong Scholarship Opportunity
Poster Symposium: Submit your Posters!
Google Jamboards now available in McHenry Library!
IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Opportunity
BSOE Commencement Ticket Information
Career Night at Palo Alto Networks
Exploring the Career Benefits of Studying Abroad for First Generation Students
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
If you have registered to participate in the BSOE Commencement Ceremony, please obtain your tickets here: TICKETS
Tickets will be available until June 10th. If you do not get your tickets by the June 10th deadline, they will not be available to you. BSOE does not have the authority to collect the tickets as they are distributed from an outside contractor.
Parking information is forthcoming.
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: Palo Alto Networks - Marketplace
Event Location: Namaste Lounge
Connecting the Dots:
Exploring the Career Benefits of Studying Abroad for First Generation Students
RSVP for this event
Wednesday, May 29
5:30 - 7:00 PM
More about the event:
We invite you to join us in exploring the benefits of studying abroad as a first generation student. In partnership with UCSC Alumni, Study Abroad, and the Career Center, the First Generation Initiative is hosting a workshop and discussion panel with an alum and two current undergraduate students who studied abroad in geographically diverse locations.
Jasmin Aleman studied in Japan during 2016. Jasmin graduated in 2017 with a double major in Philosophy and Politics and is currently working as a legislative correspondent in Washington D.C. for Congresswoman Katie Hill.
Jose Vasquez (current undergraduate) who recently returned from studying abroad in Spain.
Lisa Garcia (current undergraduate) will also join us and share her experience while studying in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.
For questions, concerns, or accommodations please contact email@example.com.
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.
We are looking for a summer scholar (intern) to join Computation Division @ Lawrence Livermore Lab this summer!
Our team is responsible for the software control system of the LLNL National Ignition Facility (NIF).
NIF is the world’s largest laser facility for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF). It is designed to generate plasma conditions similar to stars, exploring paths toward fusion energy:
and here is a “3D” youtube video, you can look around with your mouse or on a cellphone by simply turning around with the phone
Our summer project is data-centric, with Oracle as an underlying data storage system – so we are looking for candidates with knowledge/experience of SQL, scripting (Python), Java.
If interested, please email Mike, email@example.com
Please include your resume/CV
GPA > 3.0 is required
Due to processing delays, we have to focus on U.S. Citizen applicants for this summer.