BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
LSS will be offering 45-Minute Drop-in Writing Appointments as well as our Writing Studio. You do not need to sign up to attend either of these services. In Drop-in Writing, students can stop by for an individual 45-Minute appointment with a tutor. Students will be seen in the order they arrive.
Our Writing Studio will be held at the same time as Drop-in Writing. The LSS Writing Studio is an open writing, working, and reading space. Different from drop-in appointments, the Writing Studio provides students with the opportunity to check-in and ask quick questions while working on their writing assignments.
- Sunday, June 9th 12-6PM at ARCenter Room 116
- Tuesday, June 11th 4-8PM at McHenry Room 1279
- Wednesday, June 12th 4-8PM at McHenry Room 1279
- Thursday, June 13th 4-6PM at McHenry Room 1279
If students are planning to study at the ARCenter and will leave between 8:30PM-12:15AM, please encourage them to use the Night Escort Safety Service provided by the UCSC Police Department. Students can access the service by calling (831) 459-2100. This service is provided at no charge to students. For more information about the service, please click Night Escort Safety Service.
Any updates and changes to these services will be posted on the Learning Support Services website.--
PennApps is the nation’s first hackathon hosted every semester at the University of Pennsylvania and we want you to apply to be a part of the action this fall -- apply at my.pennapps.com!
Apply by midnight on Monday, July 15th 11:59pm EDT to have the opportunity to:
Win thousands of dollars worth of prizes - over 80K collectively up for grabs!
Enjoy free food and drinks for a weekend, plus a nice travel reimbursement!
Interact with amazing sponsors like Facebook, Google, Palantir, Airbnb, etc. in addition to collecting all the free swag!
Mingle and code with hackers like you from all over the world for 36 hours straight!
Attend our exciting workshops to learn more about web/app development, hardware, and real-world applications suited for beginners to gurus!
Attend fun side events including 5K race, smash tournaments, photo booth, etc.!
When: Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8
Where: University of Pennsylvania - School of Engineering and Applied Science
You can apply individually or with a team here! Decisions will be turned around in mid August! We look forward to seeing what you can bring to PennApps XX! If you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com or visit pennapps.com for more information.