BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Ming Ong Scholarship Opportunity
Google Jamboards now available in McHenry Library!
BSOE Commencement Ticket Information
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
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
Application and Essay Prompts: Ming%20Ong%20Scholarship%20Application%20and%20Essay%20Prompt_0.pdf
Submit completed application by email to: email@example.com
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: Palo Alto Networks - Marketplace
Event Location: Kresge Town Hall
UC Santa Cruz is hosting Right Livelihood Award laureate Nicanor Perlas, who received the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ for his work opposing corporate globalization. Perlas is a Philippines-based activist and a central voice on issues of globalization, sustainability, and participatory governance and direct democracy. His books include the international bestseller Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power and Threefolding, and Humanity's Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence, a Spiritual Scientific Response.
Mr. Perlas will give a public lecture on June 6th about his current research on the challenges of artificial intelligence followed by a panel discussion with Professors Anthony Aguirre (Physics), Lise Getoor (Computer Science) and Sikina Jinnah (Politics). Mr. Perlas will also lead a week-long Right Livelihood Summer Institute July 8-12th to facilitate discussions about artificial intelligence, technology, post-materialist science, and how global civil society, business and governance can work together to shape the future of humanity.
Free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE
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.
Job Description: Works with UC Observatories technical staff on instrumentation and other projects. Creates simple circuits and printed circuits. Assembles and tests electronics and integrates them to mechanical parts and assemblies. Trouble shoots and determines causes for problems and performances. Participates with software development to test and commission projects.
*Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgement and discretion.
*Strong communication skills.
*Good organizational, time management and problem solving skills.
*Experience with electronics CAD software - Altium preferred program.
*Understanding of Boolean logic.
*Ability to assemble small circuits for testing.
*Ability to debug small electronics circuits.
Pay Rate: $14.00
Schedule: Monday - Friday
To apply please go to http://www.careercenter.ucsc.edu/ers/erspub/main.cfm and search for job number 11384.