BE Undergraduate Newsletter
Introducing the New Baskin Engineering Makerspace Initiative!
Join the Baskin Day team!
We Need Your Voice!
Research Mentoring Internship Program
Introducing the New Baskin Engineering Makerspace Initiative!
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>
We need to learn about your experiences as a student to understand Computer Science and Engineering departmental climate at your institution. Don’t miss the chance to provide your input into this important survey by Friday, June 30. This survey should take approximately 10 minutes.
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 email@example.com.
As part of the dean's Creative EDG2 initiative, the Baskin School of Engineering recently held Sustainable Sewing and Screen-Printing workshops in their new experiential learning and creative space (working title: SlugWorks) located in the basement of the Jack Baskin engineering building (JBEB 55).
Two successive 3 hour workshops were held in collaboration with the Rachel Carson College Earth Week festivities. Students learned about the life cycle of textiles and sustainable design practices, while creating tote bags and shirt designs to screenprint. The students and staff offering workshops in the new facility are eager to create and host casual yet progressive learning experiences where UCSC students, regardless of major, previous experience, or socio-economic background, can feel supported in making anything they can imagine using the tools and equipment available.
All students who submitted feedback were interested in further involvement, or proposing a future workshop. They also agreed that after the workshops, they could now find their way back to the SlugWorks location without guidance, overcoming the current wayfinding barrier. Lastly, the majority of students felt better connected to the Baskin Engineering facilities and what they have to offer.
Be on the lookout for upcoming Workshops and opportunities to get involved this upcoming Fall!
Students creating stencils to screen-print shirt designs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can check out the company website for more information at www.yektasonics.com.
The Baskin Engineering (BE) Undergraduate Advising Office is currently recruiting for peer advisors for next academic year. The peer advisor program is an integral part of the BE Undergraduate Advising Office.
The deadline for application submissions is Friday, June 30th.
You can find more information and a position description as well as apply through Handshake. The position is Job #794803- Baskin Engineering (BE) Peer Advisor.
This position pays $15.50/hr and requires a 5-7 hour weekly time commitment, as well as attendance at mandatory training sessions. Initial training sessions will be held during Fall Welcome Week in September.
This will be an in-person position on the UCSC main campus starting in the 2023-2024 academic year. (Interviews for the position will be conducted by Zoom this summer.) Any students declared in BE majors, who are in good academic standing, may apply. Students who are currently enrolled in their last major qualification courses and will be declaring in fall quarter will also be considered.
We are hoping to hire several applicants that have interest in being in this role for at least 2 years.
For questions about the position, please contact email@example.com.
Raspberry Pi Foundation's North America team is looking for a summer instructor who will each lead our “Introduction to Python: Variables, functions, and loops” pathway with one of our partners, Digital NEST in Watsonville. Instruction will take place at our partner sites and requires a commitment to facilitating six 60 to 90-minute Python sessions. The Raspberry Pi Foundation will provide all instructional materials and training necessary to deliver the program.
Must be comfortable with Python programming or a similar programming language.
Must be comfortable teaching a group of 10 to 20 youth, ages 13 to 18.
Must be able to work in the US.
Teaching or similar experience is a plus.
Must be available on these dates:
Dates: Thursday July 6th and Friday July 7th
Location: The Unity Council - 1900 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601
For the Watsonville Facilitator
Community Organization: Digital NEST
Program Dates: July 10th - 28th
Session Times: TBD, but your portion only runs for about 90 minutes, twice a week
We'll reimburse travel costs for students travelling from the Bay Area to Watsonville
This is a contracted, paid opportunity by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It's a very short commitment, just about 35 hours across 4 weeks.
Reach out to Alex Mora (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.