BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Full Stack Web App Opportunity for Programmers/Designers
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
Okta Identity Hackathon, $20k in prizes
Part Time Web Developer Opportunity
Readers for STAT80A or STAT131
Fall Opportunities in the Tech4Good Lab
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:
We're a group of graduates currently working on an exciting full stack web application that could be monetized down the road. The website aims to help student and early career professionals decide on different career paths within the Tech Industry.
We are looking for people who are interested in learning to apply their programming/design skills to materialize an idea into an actual real product that will be used by many people, which will also be a huge resume booster of course.
Currently looking for a programmer who is fluent in Python: preferably have web scraping experiences, it's ok if you don't. (Selenium, Beautiful Soup)
Currently looking for ui/ux designers who have experience working on Rapid Prototyping projects: designing low/hi-fi designs, conducting user research, and usability testing, etc.
If you're interested in the above positions or just want to learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume (portfolio too if you're a designer).
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)
Okta is a single sign-on technology that is used by many organizations. After using Okta to sign in once, you are then able to access a wide range of services (mail, calendar, git, etc.) without needing to sign in again.
Okta is hosting a hackathon to use a new version of their product.
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use the new Okta Identity Engine Limited GA release to build a working app (SPA, server-side, or mobile) using the Okta Identity Engine developer platform. Build on your own or in teams of no more than 4 people."
$20k in prizes, including $1,900 for being the most helpful to people during the hackathon. Deadline September 14.
We're a group of new graduates working part time on a website that helps students/early career professionals explore different career paths. Looking for people who're interested in turning an idea to a real product used by many people, which in itself would also be a huge resume booster of course.
We usually meet up at least once a week with a very flexible schedule.
If interested, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Positions available for undergraduate students who'd like to work as readers/graders in STAT80A or STAT131 (Fall term). It's a requirement that applicants have taken and passed the class before, and it will be a plus if the student knows how to program in R. We expect each of the students to help with grading class assignments, for around 6h a week for a total of 60h throughout the term. The students will also meet with the TAs, other graders and/or the instructor on a regular basis, to ensure that the grading process progresses well. Meetings will take place early in the morning (between 8 and 10 am PDT); the student should be ready to adapt to that schedule. Interested students are encouraged to apply here: https://rta.soe.ucsc.edu/
Fall Opportunities in the Tech4Good Lab
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 users and analyzing interviews to understand user needs and context,
- Usability evaluation: conducting evaluations of interfaces for usability,
- Interface design: designing and iterating on web interfaces in Figma,
- Web development: coding an app within an Angular/NgRx/Firebase stack,
- DevOps: building tools to support developers and operations across lab projects,
- Multiagent RL: understanding and designing economic systems using multiagent reinforcement learning,
- NLP: use natural language processing techniques to identify topics and evaluate similarity,
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 apps we are developing include:
- Helping connect with community leaders to establish an ecosystem connecting learning on campus to community projects (see Santa Cruz Tech Beat article),
- 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 students in setting career goals and studying conversational interfaces for group mentorship from professionals,
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 (email@example.com). Please submit by September 10 if you can, but we will continue to consider applications up till the start of the quarter.
Software development company, Inoxoft announces a scholarship for talented and motivated young people interested in science, engineering, innovative and emerging technologies. Scholarships for information technology students allow smart and tech-savvy generations to be a step closer to conquering their ambitions.
We offer a $1000 scholarship for software engineering education to the most talented student as an encouragement to spend the grant for self-education purposes, obtain valuable knowledge and new skills necessary for future career growth.
To become a participant of the software engineering scholarship program one has to learn the terms and conditions on our website.
If interested please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The CSE Department is seeking an editor for its new monthly undergraduate newsletter that we plan to start.
The goal of the newsletter is to provide information on CSE events, information for undergraduates, job / research openings, and more.
The ideal editor has experience in email newsletters, graphic formatting, and creative writing, and has a keen interest in student issues/life at SOE. The editor will solicit content from student organizations, faculty, and advising staff; format the newsletter, meet with the department chair or vice-chair as each issue is finalized, and produce email and pdf versions of the newsletter. The position is compensated at $20/hour, for 20 hours / month (or 5 hours / week on average).
If interested, please apply to https://www.careercenter.
Climate Change Analyst (link to job posting) – This is a six-month temporary position for someone with interest in climate data management and analysis. This position will focus on data collection, management and analysis for the annual citywide greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory; assisting with municipal and community climate policy and programming work; policy and project implementation; and facilitating and supporting stakeholder engagement.
The position requires a relevant four-year degree and one year of experience with climate program data management and analysis. It pays $6,195 – $7,529 per month. The announcement closes on 8/30/21 at 9:00 a.m.
Did you enjoy CSE 13S? Did you do well? Do you like helping others? We need Graders (Readers) and Tutors.
Graders will be responsible for grading programs and reading program design documents. We are looking for students who are detail-oriented, conscientious, and punctual. We really do care about the quality of grading.
Tutors are expected to hold tutoring sessions. We need people who are good at communicating with others, and are confident in their ability to explain core concepts. Note that explaining concepts does not entail providing students with code solutions, as that is detrimental to their education.
Steps for the Student Applicant
- Log in to the Reader Tutor Application (RTA) system using your CruzID and Blue password.
- Submit your application. You will receive an email confirming that you have applied. An application is not a guarantee of employment.
- If your application is approved, you will receive a formal offer of employment via email. You must accept the formal offer in the RTA system within two days.
- After accepting the offer, you will receive an acknowledgment notice with instructions to complete employment paperwork.
- You are not permitted to begin working before completing the required employment forms and work authorization documents.