BE Undergraduate Newsletter
Fall Opportunities in the Tech4Good Lab
Bioinformatics Summer Bridge Course
The Application for the CAHSI Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program is Now OPEN!
Next Gen. Scholars in Applied Math (SAM) Program Application Deadline is 8/26
The Grainger College of Engineering Announces MERGE 2022 Campus Visit Program
Internship Finding Tool for UCSC Students
New STEM, Pharmacy & Health Professions Scholarships Available
Business of Games Fall 2022
Professor David Haussler will be teaching Scientific Principles of Life (BME 18) in the Fall
This course satisfies the Scientific Inquiry 5-course credit requirement for undergraduates. Enroll at my.ucsc.edu using class # 10026
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 1:20 PM - 2:25 PM
Learn 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 editing and fully artificial life.
The Tech4Good Lab has several positions open next quarter for undergraduate students from all majors. We are looking for people who are extremely responsible, love learning, and have a strong drive to apply technology for social good. For next quarter, we have positions doing the following types of work:
- User research: interviewing and analyzing interviews to understand user needs and context,
- Usability evaluation: conducting evaluations of interfaces for usability,
- UI/UX design: designing and iterating on web interfaces in Figma,
- Web development: coding an app using an Angular/NgRx/Firebase stack,
- AI & economics: modeling economic systems using multiagent reinforcement learning,
- NLP and ML: topic modeling and ML to clusters text responses or predict annotations,
You would be contributing to a variety of projects in the lab related to designing systems to better support the future of education, work, and community engagement. Some of the platforms we are working on include:
- An app aimed at scaling apprenticeship learning, which supports people in learning through micro-roles while supporting non-profits as they learn,
- An app aimed at microlearning through small groups to create learning environments supporting curiosity, creativity, and relationships,
- An app containing short activities for team/group community building, and also creating "small group networks" that can facilitate interesting collective goals,
- An app aimed at supporting chat-based career mentorship between industry professionals and groups of students,
Joining requires a commitment of 10 hours/week for the quarter for independent study credits. If you are interested, fill out the Tech4Good Lab Interest Form and send an email to David Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Most decisions will be determined based on applications submitted by the end of August, but we may accept a small number afterwards up till one week before the start of the quarter.
We are again offering a late summer online introduction to bioinformatics, coding, and computational genomics for incoming frosh and transfer students!
The course is free and will be 100% online. The material will be delivered in short segments over four weeks allowing students time to digest the material and work on practice material before the next class meeting. The learning environment will be friendly and inclusive! The goal of this early introduction is to remove barriers, especially for first gen and BIPOC students, and to help them feel more comfortable with these computational skills.
No course credit is offered, but hopefully the experience will encourage and empower students to consider bioengineering,
Please share this information and the attached flyer with your incoming students.
Class dates and times: August 22-September 16 from 4:00-7:00 PM PDT
The application process for the CAHSI Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is now open. No previous research experience is required. Selected students will receive a stipend dependent on meeting the reporting requirements and progress toward the project goals.
The eligibility requirements are as follows:
- • Must be an undergraduate student who has completed coursework beyond Data Structures with a minimum GPA of 2.8 (students with a lower GPA can write a short paragraph describing extenuating circumstances)
- • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- • Must be enrolled in a computing program at a CAHSI institution
- • Must not be employed for more than 10 hours per week in any other position
- • Preference will be given to students from groups underrepresented in computing (African Americans/Blacks, Hispanics/Latinx, Native Americans/ Alaskan Natives, females)
Pay Rate = $20 per hour
Please apply here: https://cahsi.utep.edu/wp-
The Next Gen. Scholars in Applied Math (SAM) program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for two years to eligible senior and MS students in the 4+1 program, in addition to travel support to attend scientific conferences or career development fairs.
Summer 2022 applications (for current juniors and seniors students) are OPEN now (apply here)
Application deadline: August 26th, 2022
Announcement of the scholarships: mid-September
Scholarships are awarded starting Fall 2022.
For more information, contact the Applied Math Undergraduate Director and 4+1 program coordinator, Pascale Garaud
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.
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
Please see below for three scholarships ($2500 each) that we have launched this year:
Scholarship for single parents/children of single parents who are future healthcare professionals:
Scholarship for female students in STEM:
Scholarship for female students in Pharmacy: https://trumedical.
Students need to submit an essay to apply. All citizenships welcome. The deadline is December 20, 2022. We will announce the winners on January 20, 2023.
Business of Games (Fall 2022) - Still has space!
Please see the attached flyer for more information about this class.
CMPM 122 - Business of Games (Fall 2022)
Days/Times: MW 5:20pm-6:55pm
Room: Engineer 2 192
Instructor: Joel Dreskin
Event Location: Online
You're invited to the 2022 Natural Language Processing Capstone Workshop! UCSC's Natural Language Processing (NLP) master's program equips students with the skills and in-depth knowledge needed for a successful career in the rapidly growing NLP field. This year, NLP M.S. students worked in teams mentored by industry experts to develop Capstone projects that address real-world NLP challenges. Join us online on August 26th (1-5 PM PDT) to learn about each project and participate in our NLP Industry Panel.
To register for the 2022 NLP Capstone Workshop, please complete this form.
- Keynote Address: Hear insights about the future of NLP from incoming UCSC CSE & NLP faculty member, Professor Ian Lane.
- NLP Capstone Projects: Watch student teams present Capstone projects mentored by industry experts from IBM, Interactions, LinkedIn and Google.
- NLP Industry Panel: Join our expert panel of leading scientists for insights on career opportunities in the NLP field.
The 2022 NLP Capstone Projects and Mentors are:
- IBM Research: Probing of Language Models for Code
- Interactions: Neural Models of Supertagging for Semantic Role Labeling and Beyond
- LinkedIn: Comparing Dictionaries and Word Embeddings
- Google and UCSC: Multimodal Knowledge Extraction and Question Answering in Farming
Learn more about this year's Capstone projects and mentors by visiting nlp.ucsc.edu/capstone-
Readers/Tutors needed for CSE 120 (computer architecture) and CSE12 (computer systems and assembly), Fall 2022
I am currently looking for the readers/tutors in CSE120 and CSE12 for Fall 2022.
All interested students must have already taken the respective course or served as a tutor/reader for it in a previous quarter.
Preference for tutors will be given to students who have obtained a B+ or higher in the corresponding course.
Please apply to https://rta.soe.ucsc.edu/