BE Undergraduate Newsletter
NSF REU program at SJSU
Join the Baskin Day team!
[Misfit Lab] Focus Group Participants Wanted!
Research Mentoring Internship Program
Are you a hacker at heart? Do you dream of cracking codes, breaking firewalls, and exposing secrets? Have you ever been curious about how the internet stays safe? Tinkered around a site, trying to find exploits? Well, then Slug Security, UC Santa Cruz's Cybersecurity Club, may be for you!
Would you like to learn how to hack into servers, create malware, and avoid detection like a true hacker? Do you want to use a Pringles can to make directional antennas and scan for vulnerable networks? Do you want to compete in national competitions, going against other hackers to see who is the best?
Then join us! We are a student-led cybersecurity club dedicated to fostering a community of hackers who work to improve security.
We host workshops and actively compete in CTF and national competitions such as the NSA Codebreaker Challenge.
We meet every Monday from 2-4 PM at Baskin Engineering 2, Room 506.
Visit our site (https://slugsec.ucsc.edu) for more information. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only female students can apply for this program. https://etap.nsf.gov/award/
Target: Undergraduate Women Students
Requirement: US citizens, Enrolled female students
Living Cost: $3,500
Duration: 10 weeks (May 30 - August 4, 2023) in Summer 2023.
Baskin Day is an annual student-run event open to everyone, where we celebrate the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, its students, faculty, and its achievements over the years. We aim to hold Baskin Day 2023-24 on Friday, October 13 (tentative). The event will feature various activities and educational events for everyone to enjoy — highlights of last year's Baskin Day included faculty research panels, a career recruiting event, and an engineering-themed Jeopardy! game, plus cool swag like stickers and T-shirts.
We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our planning committee over summer break and in fall quarter to help organize our event. If you are interested, please fill out this short application form and we will get back to you!
Hope to meet you soon, and thanks for your interest in helping us with this annual event. Go Slugs!
If you have any questions, feel free to email the organizers: Alison <email@example.com> or Yogita <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Misfit lab is conducting a study (Overseen by Kate Ringland, Ph.D.). We are conducting a research study to investigate elements that contribute to safe virtual spaces to foster social growth in individuals.
Join us in an in-person focus group and chat about your experiences in online spaces and co-design an interface
you'd like. Your input will help us in designing a mobile game that will help foster social interactions.
We are looking for any undergraduates over the age of 18 to participate in an in-person focus group/workshop to discuss their experiences in gaming communities as well as social media platforms. The workshop will be approximately 2 hours long. All participants will be compensated with a $30 Amazon Gift Card for their time.
If interested, visit our Qualtrics survey to fill out our screening form: https://tinyurl.com/prosocial-
Questions? Contact Franky at email@example.com.
The Genomics Institute's Research Mentoring Internship (RMI) program is a research training program for UCSC undergraduates. RMI scholars receive hands-on experience performing wet-lab, computational, or faculty-directed research into the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic research. Award recipients will also receive a $3,000 quarterly scholarship and professional development and networking opportunities. Application cycles occur twice a year in the fall (transfer students only) and spring. Visit the RMI website to learn more about the program and RMI sponsored workshops that are open to all students.
For more information, contact Alondra Figueroa Olivo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an exciting software research opportunity for a strong candidate who wants to work on a challenging project. The candidate will contribute to our Phased Array technology at Yektasonics. Our Phased Array is a hardware-software co-designed system, which is an order of magnitude lower cost than other Phased Arrays in the market with performance breakthroughs.
The technology has applications in a wide range of medical and non-medical fields. In medicine, Focused Ultrasound is a revolutionary medical therapy, which uses harmless sound waves to cure cancer with no chemo-therapy or surgery, and brain treatment without opening the skull, to name a few. Our technology drives the transducers, which generate these sound waves at ultrasound frequencies, with fine phase and power control. We have launched our Power Module successfully, which is the power stage of our Phased Array.
Yektasonics has received numerous awards and recognitions, such as a recent award from the National Science Foundation - Innovation Corps program in 2023, a second prize from the UC Santa Cruz Chancellor at Launchpad 2022, being a finalist of American Heart Association in the Bay Area in 2022, being a finalist of the University of California Big Ideas Competition in 2021, and being part of UC Berkeley Incubator Citris Foundry in 2020, to name a few.
Our Phased Array consists of different software modules, such as our embedded computing interface, our Yektasonics OS, our feedback processor, and more. A strong candidate will mostly code in C/C++ in our challenging environment. If you are highly passionate and looking for a real challenge, please email your resume with your transcript to Navid Gougol at email@example.com.
You can check out the company website for more information at www.yektasonics.com.