BE Undergraduate Newsletter
A Big Congratulations to Our Dean's & Chancellor Awards Winners!
The Next Gen SAM $20,000 Scholarship Opportunity
Upcoming Hackathons $$$ Prizes
The Grainger College of Engineering Announces MERGE 2022 Campus Visit Program
UC Undergraduate Experience Survey
Internship Finding Tool for UCSC Students
Learning Support Services is Hiring!
Hey fellow slugs, since taking CSE 115 (software engineering) with Jullig, we have been taking our class project to the next level and have been working on it ever since the past year along with taking upper divs, it would mean a lot if you cld check it out here - https://pathfinder.fyi/
The idea is that we don't know much about different career paths/specialties outside the ones we are exposed to (whether through family/friends, internships, etc.), yet career decisions are life changing. All careers should be made fully transparent to us (Day to day life, interview process, what career in X actually means, etc.)! So we created a place where anyone can share their job experiences, so we can learn from each other's job experience, and more about the careers we're interested in.
Open to any feedback on how we can improve this! It's still very much in beta stage. But we're trying our best to bring transparency to career paths with our CS115/183 knowledge. We will be adding new features very soon:
1. Comments/Upvotes - so you can interact and ask questions (it's like reddit AMAs) to posters (working professionals in tech)
2. Personal Feed - You can see the newest posts from the careers of ur interest all in one place (e.g. Software Engineer, Machine learning engineer, etc.)
3. More data points for more accurate bar charts
We are getting a lot of interest from other external forums (reddit, HackerNews, etc), but we want to keep it a tight knit community and have a strong UCSC presence and to give back to Slug community. If you're interested in the vision we're building , here's the waitlist - https://pathfinder.fyi/#subscribe (cap at 200 atm, we won't accept more people to join our community after 200 atm). The reason we have a waitlist for now is because we're trying to keep it a tight knit community once we launch (overcrowding diminishes quality).
Please join us in congratulating the following students who were selected to receive either a Dean's or Chancellor award for their outstanding research projects.
- Bell Jar: A Semi-Automated Registration and Cell Counting Tool for Mouse Neurohistology Analysis
Alec Leon Ray Soronow (Merrill)
- CRISPy Lettuce
Meghan Marthenia Mathers (Eight)
Meghan Anne Burr (Cowell)
Samuel Nicholas Magdaleno (Eight)
Aiden Michael Mcfadden (Eight)
- Engineering Embryonic Stem Cell Fate Using CRISPR Activation
Sayaka Kozuki (Nine)
- Inferring non-additive multi-locus selection in introgressed populations using hidden Markov models
Nicolas Maggiani Ayala (Crown)
- Organoid-Ion Pump Integration
Elana M Muzzy (Nine)
- Quantum Circuit Superoptimization
Alan Arthur Brilliant (Nine)
- Towards a Gaze-Based Immersive Virtual Reality Game for Improving Visual Acuity with Amblyopia
Rohan Jhangiani (Stevenson)
Adrian Parrales (Ten)
- Hardware Acceleration For Multi-Scalar Multiplication In Zero-Knowledge Proofs
Connor Curran Masterson (Eight)
- Labelled Control Improvisation
Eric Elijah Vin (Oakes)
- Progenie: Programmable Gene Disruption in Pathogenic Bacteria
Torrey Delphine Brownell (Porter)
Franklin Zheng (Ten)
Tobin Lior Berger-Cahn (Porter)
Denise Rosalinda Calderon (Kresge)
Yi-Chi Chu (Merrill)
Rose M Delvillar (Eight)
Alfonso Cazarez Gamino (Merrill)
Tarabryn Shepherd Grismer (Cowell)
Emily Marie Hallamasek (Eight)
Julia Andrianna Howard (Crown)
Stephen Jen-Der Hwang (Merrill)
Tanya Elise Ivanov (Crown)
Rhea Rajesh Kamath (Ten)
David James Kelaita (Porter)
Natasha Amy Liu (Eight)
Nabil Mohammed (Ten)
We are providing information on a $20,000 scholarship opportunity that may be of interest to you as a BSOE undergraduate, who may be interested in a career in Applied Mathematics and/or Scientific Computing. This scholarship to students in ALL BSOE majors wishing to pursue an MS in Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics (see below).
If you have never heard about Applied Mathematics/Scientific Computing or thought about graduate school, please watch this video to learn what Applied Mathematics is, the wide range of amazing career opportunities that a degree can open, and why continuing into graduate school for just one more year can seriously boost your chances of securing your dream job.
The Next Gen SAM scholarship program:
The Next Gen SAM program at UCSC provides 2-year scholarships (up to $10,000/year for 2 years) for low-income students interested in pursuing the 4+1 program leading to the Master of Science degree in Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics.
Students are invited to join the program based on financial needs and remarkable academic achievements, among other criteria. More specifically, applications are open to all BSOE students with junior standing, registered with FAFSA, and who have a minimum of 3.3 GPA, who are planning to graduate from their undergraduate major next academic year. Successful candidates will start receiving the scholarship next academic year (starting in the Fall) for 2 years. Read more on how to apply here.
The Next Gen SAM program has already helped many UCSC students from low-income backgrounds succeed in the 4+1 program, graduate with an MS, and secure jobs in Silicon Valley. In addition to the scholarships, the program offers a range of other critical resources. Watch this brief video to learn more.
If you want to find out more, have a look at the program website and do not hesitate to connect with the scholarship program counselor, Wassila George, or the director, Pascale Garaud (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a zoom meeting.
There are multiple big prize purse hackathons going on right now. Each one has a prize pool of $250,000 or larger.
Build the Galaxy's Best Checkout by Rapyd
Rapyd's Million Dollar – Greatest Fintech Developer Series
PRIZES: $250,000 in prizes
DEADLINE: May 26, 2022 @ 5:00pm EDT
THEMES: E-commerce/Retail, Enterprise, Fintech
JOIN THE HACKATHON: https://bit.ly/hackthegalaxyu
aelf Web3.0 Hackathon - Legend X by Aelf
Build a fully-functioning C# application on aelf to win over $500,000 in prizes!
PRIZES: $525,000 in prizes
DEADLINE: Jun 1, 2022 @ 10:00pm SGT
THEMES: Blockchain, Web, Gaming
JOIN THE HACKATHON: https://bit.ly/aelf33u
monday.com climate change app challenge by Monday
Build an app for a greener tomorrow
PRIZES: $160,000 in prizes
DEADLINE: Jun 27, 2022 @ 5:00pm EDT
THEMES: Productivity, Social Good
JOIN THE HACKATHON: https://bit.ly/mondayclimateu
TRON Grand Hackathon 2022 by Tron
Accelerate the Future
PRIZES: $1,000,000 in prizes
DEADLINE: July 25 at 5:00pm EDT
THEMES: Blockchain, Open Ended, Web
JOIN THE HACKATHON: https://bit.ly/trongrandu
The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We would like to invite qualifying juniors and seniors in your undergraduate engineering programs to apply for our 2022 Multicultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) Campus Visit Program. This year's live virtual visit event is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2022, 2:00 - 5:30 pm central time.
The UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) is one key way for students to give feedback that faculty, leadership, and staff within Baskin Engineering and throughout UC Santa Cruz will rely on to impact academic programs and student services.
The survey will be open through spring and early summer, through the end of June, and there are many prize drawings for giftcard prizes ranging from $50 to $200.
Complete the survey by going directly to https://relay.ucsc.edu/r/e3220 or read more about the survey at ucues.ucsc.edu.
Don’t know where to look for jobs & internships? Hate filling out job applications? Simplify is a free browser extension that helps you autofill job & internship applications anywhere on the web – think of it like Honey for jobs. The platform also has a database of over 100,000 open positions and includes cool job lists like Tech Internships at Unicorns and Business Roles at Top Startups.
The founders are super excited to help UCSC students get hired so they made a dedicated email for UCSC students to directly contact them at email@example.com. Great resource now that recruiting season is kicking into full swing!
Get started here: https://simplify.jobs
Kioxia Summer Intern 2022
- 2610 Orchard Pkwy, San Jose, CA 95134, USA
- Employees can work remotely
- Department: Internship
When applying, please make sure you answer the 3 screening questions, attach 1 project, and submit your current college transcript or you risk losing your opportunity for consideration.
Here at KIOXIA America Inc, our creative force in the world of Storage represents extraordinary talent of people with a diverse range of skill-sets, interests and backgrounds carefully orchestrated to architect and design innovative SSD solutions.
Our Culture is composed of intelligent, curious people who collaborate respectfully together and are stimulated when being stretched beyond technical comfort zones and who thrive on engineering challenges and technological diversity. Simply put, our internship program will engage students with the opportunity to experience real work while providing a practical understanding of SSD technologies, as well our culture.
KIOXIA is looking for passionate and driven students from all disciplines and beyond to be a part of our summer internship. We offer an invigorating program where interns will be contributing to projects with meaningful outcomes – this is not a coffee and copy internship. Our Internship runs eight weeks during the summer between June and August and is open to students with a minimum of two years of college. While our goal is to groom a talent pool of future employees, we cannot guarantee an internship will transition to full-time position – but you never know!
KIOXIA America, Inc. is looking for an intern to work in our SSD BU. The ideal candidate will interface with product marketing and R&D Engineering to develop performance characteristics methods for flash storage. The task will require to extend device drivers, characterize flash performance, data reliability methods and summarizing observations. Intern will gain expertise in low level PCIe Interface constructs, NAND flash characteristics, NVMe protocol an data reliability techniques.
- Completion of 2nd Year of Computer Science/Electronics/Electrical Engineering program preferred. Candidates enrolled in MS and Phd are also welcome.
- Understanding of system architecture, embedded system, device drivers and scripting
- Exposure to data storage and NVMe SSDs is an added advantage.
We're looking for a junior level staff person to join the Fast Sensors group here at SCIPP. It's not impossible that this would turn into a career position (Specialist track), as it has for one or two of your prior students. Although the person would likely grow into more sophisticated technical roles, for now we seek someone that has experience (or perhaps even just interest) in:
- Provide support for runs at both domestic and international accelerator laboratories, including designing and assembling mechanical supports and developing data acquisition approaches and utilities
- Load PC boards that implement and support various microelectronic designs, including ASICs and high-speed compact signal paths, and carry out characterization studies
- Have experience in, or interest in learning, the design of PC boards and associated servicing functions for precision timing and high frame rate signal applications
- Be responsible for several laboratory operational functions, including purchasing and shipping
- Oversee general laboratory organization and hygiene
Beyond this, and into future years, opportunities may exist in high-speed PC board design and layout, TCAD-simulation-base design of solid state sensors, ASIC design, and automated electromechanical assembly and prototyping.
Anyone interested in learning more about the position should contact: