BE Undergraduate Newsletter
Explore Faculty Research in Computing / Design
New STEM, Pharmacy & Health Professions Scholarships Available
34th Annual Great Minds in STEM Conference - October 5th-8th in Pasadena, CA
Recruitment for a User Study related to a Microsoft Research Internship Regarding Excel
2023 Hertz Fellowship Application Open through Oct 28th
Seeking Readers/Tutors for CSE 50 (Business Information Systems) Fall 2022
Readers and Tutors Needed for CSE 163 (Data Programming for Visualization)
Job and Internship Finding Tool for UCSC Students
Explore Faculty Research in Computing / Design
We are looking for readers and tutors (especially individual, but also group) for CSE 13S. This is a very large class, so we're looking for a lot of help—we expect to hire ten or more readers and tutors. We are particularly interested in undergrads who have taken CSE 13S within the past two years and received a grade of B- or higher, but will consider other students with sufficient justification in the application. Previous reader / tutor experience is helpful but not necessary. Please apply at https://rta.soe.ucsc.edu/, and include the quarter in which you took CSE 13S, the instructor who taught it, your grade, and any other information you feel might be relevant for your application, such as external programming projects, internship experience, etc.
The tutor hours schedule will be made before the first class (September 22), and will accommodate your individual schedule. Readers can do grading at any time, as long as it's completed by the deadline, which will typically be a week after an assignment is submitted. Neither readers nor tutors are required to attend lectures or sections.
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.
Great Minds in STEM holds the GMiS Conference every year. The conference focuses on providing STEM students the opportunity to network with STEM professionals, fellow students, and recruiters from fortune 500 companies. We host events such as interactive seminars, competitions, various networking events with recruiters, and a career fair with companies and organizations that are highly motivated to hire STEM students. You can learn more at our website https://gmisconference.org
We would like to invite you to participate in a study to understand the use of spreadsheet software. Your participation will inform the design of features in Excel spreadsheets.
The study involves an hour-long session during which we will ask you to use an experimental spreadsheet software on a video conference call using Microsoft Teams’ Remote Control feature and subsequently provide feedback in a semi-structured interview. Prior to the study you will answer a demographic questionnaire. You will be given a short tutorial about how to use the prototype. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire at the middle of the study, and another at the end of the study. We will ask you questions about your spreadsheet experience. With your consent, we will record the interview on video and do a screen recording of the walkthrough on our computer (nothing on your computer will be recorded).
As a thank you for your time we will compensate you with USD $25 or local currency equivalent in Amazon vouchers.
If you use spreadsheets and are interested in this research, please email Kasra Ferdowsi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will contact you with further instructions and a research consent form and fix a date that’s convenient for the session/interview.
We look forward to your response.
Kasra Ferdowsi & Advait Sarkar
If you’d rather not be contacted regarding this in the future or have any questions about this project, please let us know.
Contact: email@example.com |
Microsoft Research, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA.
External Participants: Microsoft Privacy Statement https://go.microsoft.com/
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2023 Hertz Fellowship awards. Hertz Fellows receive five years of funding, which offers flexibility from the traditional constraints of graduate training and the independence needed to pursue research that best advances our nation’s security and economic vitality.
The Hertz Fellowship is an influential network of more than 1,200 fellows, creating lifelong connections that will accelerate your career, and have the opportunity to take part in mentoring, scientific symposia, and professional development workshops.
The deadline is October 28, 2022. You can learn more about the fellowship and apply at https://www.hertzfoundation.org/apply.
Did you enjoy CSE 50 or former TIM50? Did you do well and want to take the next step? Do you enjoy reading case studies? Do you like helping others? We need Graders (Readers) and Tutors.
Graders will be responsible for grading students' work related to case studies. 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 interested in business and are good at communicating with others and are confident in their ability to explain core concepts of MIS.
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.
Any questions, please contact the instructor by email.
The course uses D3 Interactive Visualization Software. The student must be familiar with D3.
Number of hours for the whole quarter (Fall 2022) will be roughly 150 hours that can be adjusted between readership and tutorship depending upon the skill of the applicant. Hourly wage rate is roughly $17/hr. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: Reader-Tutor for CSE 163. Please describe your preparation/skill for the course and/or academic transcripts.
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Interested in exploring computing / design research? Join CMPM 15, a 1-credit course that introduces to research areas that UCSC faculty are actively engaged in, all of whom are looking to involve undergraduate students, and some of which accept all students who have taken CMPM 15. Topics this quarter include sustainable sensor networks, explainable AI, accessible technology, 3D modeling, autonomous vehicles, design research, and educational technologies. All students are welcome! (first years, all majors, grad students, etc.)
We will accept all students off of the waitlist up until the first day of class.
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/
We are looking for readers for STAT 5 and STAT 108. We are particularly interested in undergrads who have taken the respective course within the past two years and received a grade of B+ or higher. Previous reader experience is helpful but not necessary. Please apply at https://rta.soe.ucsc.edu/, and include any information you feel might be relevant to your application.
Readers are needed for CSE103 Computational Models. Knowledge of the subject matter required. Previous experience as a Reader desired but not required. If interested contact Delbert Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reader CSE 016 Applied Discrete Math, grades HWs and may help grade Exams
Apply in the RTA system