BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Software Research Opportunity
REGISTER NOW! Scientific Principles of Life (BME 18)
Students Needed for a Video Game Research Study - Earn $50 to Participate!
Opportunity for Undergraduates for a Project on Learning in Online Labor Markets
Codegeist 2021 Hackathon, $300k in prizes
Amazon Student Programs SDE Career Fairs and Internship Opportunities
Baskin Day is a celebration of Baskin Engineering and its students. This event will feature workshops, seminars, lab tours, and other exciting events to recognize the work of fellow slugs. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our planning committee to organize our third annual event. We welcome all majors, not just engineers. We are currently in the process of expanding Baskin Day. We plan on hosting multiple events throughout the year to stay engaged with the SOE community.
Roles we are looking for the following role:
Scheduling the layout of the events
Finding and presenting at various funding sources and helping create a list of our expenses
Outreach to BSOE Professors, clubs, and students
Outreach to companies and network with professionals
Advertise events on our social medias, create website, design our apparels and posters
Getting in touch with alumni and hosting a dinner, organizing speakers for the event, and planning the dinner
To learn more about Baskin Day:
Focused ultrasound (FUS) is a revolutionary non-invasive medical therapy. It sends harmless sound waves from outside of body to create a focal therapy point, with over 130 conditions in the body, including but not limited to oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, and more. We, at YektaSonics, are developing a novel hardware-software co-designed phased array to be used in focused ultrasound medical devices. The technology is an order of magnitude lower cost in compare to other phased arrays in the market, and it has the most optimum output signaling of pure sine or harmonic free (beneficial to the FUS community due to MRI compatibility and power efficiency to transducers). YektaSonics has received many awards and recognitions, such as being a company in residence at University of California Citris Foundry incubator, UC Big Ideas finalist, NSF I-Corps recommended team, and being invited to NSF SBIR for proposal submission.
We have a software intern position for this summer, where a strong candidate will develop our package as well as contributing to our machine operating system. The work will be done mainly in C/C++. The lab is in San Jose area and remote work can be done. Please email your resume as well as your transcript to Navid Gougol at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Navid is the CEO and founder of YektaSonics and a PhD admitted in ECE at UCSC. You can check the company website for more information at www.yektasonics.com.
Space is available for David Haussler's Scientific Principles of Life, which satisfies the Scientific Inquiry 5-course credit requirement!
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:20 PM - 2:25PM
Learn the basic principles of life as it exists on this planet and how they generalize -- Darwinian evolution, genomes -- scientific theories of life including mechanistic, thermodynamic and information theoretic models.
Explore the future of life from the Internet to machine learning and adaptation, artificial intelligence, genome edition and fully artificial life.
We are currently seeking CS undergraduates to participate in a video game study. Our study examines how Data-Driven Retrospective Interviewing (DDRI) can help generate insightful feedback from video game players.
Eligible participants will be asked to play four levels of a programming game and then complete a 15-30 minute interview. During the interview, participants will be asked questions regarding their gameplay data. Upon completion of the play session and the interview process, participants will be compensated with a $50 gift card.
You can participate in this study if you are at least 18 years of age and able to read and speak English. You must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate CS program and you must have access to a Windows computer. Running Windows on a Mac or Linux machine will not suffice it must be a Windows machine.
If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in participating in this study, please submit your email here: https://forms.gle/
The Tech4Good Lab is seeking 3 undergraduate students to assist a PhD student on various aspects of a developing research project in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Social Computing. Undergraduate students will be working on various tasks as need, including but not limited to, testing the study design, and reading and summarizing relevant literature. No experience necessary to apply, just an interest in the project topic, ability to work independently, and eagerness to learn. This is a great opportunity if you've ever been curious about HCI research. Expected time commitment is 10hrs/week. If interested please submit a statement of interest (1 paragraph is enough) and optional resume or CV. Please submit application materials and questions to Veronica Rivera (email@example.com). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so please apply ASAP. Project summary below:
The advance of technology and the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in an increase of workers who are turning to working on gig platforms to make ends meet. However, working conditions on various gig platforms are poor, and workers do not receive the support they need. One of these challenges is supporting workers’ learning and career goals. The goal of our project is to understand how social learning may help gig workers transition from lower-skilled platform like Amazon Mechanical Turk to higher skilled platforms like Upwork.
Build innovative cloud apps using Atlassian’s Forge platform in one of the following categories: Apps for DevOps Teams, Apps for IT, and Apps for Business.
End September 13. $300k in prizes, some prizes do not involve writing code.
More details and how to participate: https://codegeist.devpost.com/
Amazon SDE Career Fairs
Open Software Development Engineering (SDE) Opportunities: We are actively recruiting for 2022 SDEs (both full-time and intern). The links below will take you directly to the positions and include helpful information such as the basic and preferred requirements for the roles. I expect to have more information on the Amazon Propel Program in the coming weeks and will update you as soon as I have more information.
- Full Time: Software Development Engineer – 2022 (US)
- Intern: Software Development Engineer Internship – Summer 2022 (US)
Event Location: The event will be held online.
Natural language processing (NLP) is a rapidly growing field with applications in many of the technologies we use every day, from virtual assistants and smart speakers to autocorrect. UCSC has created a unique Master’s program in NLP to provide students with the skills and in-depth knowledge of NLP algorithms, technologies, and applications that are in high demand in both industry and academia.
Our program goes beyond the classroom by supplying students with industry-relevant projects for the kind of real-world experience that is essential for a successful career in NLP. Students of this 1-year intensive program participate in a 3-quarter capstone project that extensively covers both industry relevant and research focused topics in the NLP field. Students receive instruction and collaborate with experts from industry giants like IBM, Microsoft, Amazon and Bloomberg.
On Friday, August 27th, 2021, UCSC NLP MS students will showcase their capstone projects at the inaugural NLP Capstone Workshop. Each team will be given time to present and answer questions, attendees are welcome to participate in discussion. The workshop will start at 9:30am PDT and will conclude at 2:30pm PDT.
In addition to the presentations, we will be hosting a career panel with highly esteemed members of the NLP field. Please register by 5pm on August 26th to attend the workshop: https://ucsc.zoom.us/webinar/
For more information, visit our website (https://nlp271c-summer21-01.
Learning Support Services (LSS) provides small group and individual tutoring for students taking a wide variety of courses in Baskin Engineering. They are looking for students who want to be a paid Tutor or Learning Assistant for the classes they support!
LSS has plans to support the following courses in Fall 2021:
CSE: 12, 13S, 16, 20, 30, 100, 101, 102, 103, 111, 112, 120, 150, 180
AM: 10, 11A, 11B
ECE: 101, 103
STAT: 5, 7, 131
What positions is LSS hiring for?
- Small Group Tutor
- Modified Supplemental Instruction (MSI) Learning Assistant
- Embedded MSI Learning Assistant
- MSI Study Group Leader
- Student Assistant
- SI Leader (Please reach out to the LSS Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about SI or would like more information about how-to apply to this position!)
All Application will be reviewed starting early June and continue on a rolling basis through the Summer until August 18th. Please browse our position descriptions and the Open Positions page on our Website.
For more information regarding our basic qualifications, please visit our website.
Please note that applicants must be undergraduate students for Fall 2021. If you are graduating this Spring quarter, congratulations and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Please disregard this email.