BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Travel Award Opportunity for ERN Conference
Fall Opportunities in the Tech4Good Lab
Tech4Good Fellows Program
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Travel Award Opportunity for ERN Conference
SVIEF is hosting its 9th Annual Tech Forum/Fair this September. It is designed to be an intense, informative and interactive event which focuses on the theme "Beyond the Next Revolution", and features 100+ high-profile speakers and 150+ tech exhibitors.
Some highlights of the expo include:
* 8 Parallel Summits & Sessions: including AI Tech Summit, Global Venture Investment Summit, SVIEF Tech Night Award Ceremony, SVIEF Expo, AI Tech Training Camp, etc.
* 50+ Mainstream Media & Technology Partners: NBC News, ABC, Tencent Technology, IEEE, CCTV, People's Daily Online, Verge, TechCrunch, etc
* 80+ World-class Speakers: speakers to be invited include Andrew Ng, Founder & CEO, Landing AI; Jeff Dean, Senior Fellow, and Lead of Google Brain, etc.
* 100+ Exhibitors: global tech leaders, unicorn startups, technology service providers, etc.
* 10,000+ Professional Attendees: including C-level executives, startup founders, investors, engineers &developers
- Check out our website to learn more about the event: svief.org
- Also if you're interested, use my link to get free tickets:
The Tech4Good Lab has a few positions open 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. There are a large range of responsibilities we are looking to fill that match a broad range of interests and career goals:
- Needfinding and ideation: interviewing and analysis of interviews to understand nuances of user needs, and to ideate directions for research and products,
- Experience prototyping: early stage prototyping around a product concept, often using existing tools to approximate an experience and testing it with users,
- Interface design: designing, evaluating, and iterating on web interfaces in Figma,
- Web development: coding an app within an Angular/NgRx/Firebase stack,
- Usability and user experience: running usability studies, supporting users, and coding (Angular/NgRx/Firebase) to improve the user experience or to fix bugs,
- Data analytics and visualization: implementing data collection, analytics, and visualization for implementing metrics for research and iteration on products.
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:
- An app aimed at scaling apprenticeship learning, where people learn web development through micro-roles and help to build websites for nonprofits 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 exploring potential careers and finding a good match for them.
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).
The Tech4Good Fellows Program supports a few undergraduate students in learning to develop products for social good while also advancing research in social computing. This one-year program starts in Spring 2020, and consists of 10 hour/wk independent studies during the academic quarter and a full-time, paid summer research position for 12 weeks. Fellows are provided with tremendous learning opportunities in technical, design, product and leadership dimensions of projects within the Tech4Good Lab.
Ideal fellows are (1) curious, life-long learners always looking to expand their knowledge and skills, (2) have strong drive and motivation to apply technology for social good, (3) an effective communicator that gets things done, and (4) strong in one of the following areas: design, development, data analytics.
Apply by January 1, 11:59pm at https://goo.gl/forms/
In 1986 Congress established the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. This program’s purpose is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. UCSC has once again been given the opportunity to nominate four applicants, but in a new development for this year, the Goldwater Foundation is offering one additional nominee making us eligible for five nominees, as long as at least one of the nominees is a transfer student from a community college. This is significant, so please make every effort to encourage the incoming transfer student cohort to apply, if eligible.
Additionally, they have opened the competition to the field of Psychology, so we are including the Psychology department to this year’s call.
In brief, the eligible applicants are those who:
will be full-time college junior or senior in the 2020-2021 academic year
have a college grade point average of at least “B” (or the equivalent) and are in the upper fourth of their class
are a United States citizen or permanent resident (with intent to become a citizen)
The criteria for evaluation of applicants include:
intent to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering, a complete list of primary fields of study is attached
intent to pursue advanced degrees
commitment to career objectives and potential to make a significant contribution to his/her field
outstanding academic performance
While research in medicine is not supported by the National Science Foundation, students interested in pursuing careers in medicine or veterinary medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship IF RESEARCH IS A CENTRAL PART OF THE STUDENT’S CAREER GOALS.
Barry Goldwater Scholarship
Welcome to the student travel award application process for the 2020 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM. The ERN Conference is cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusions Programs (DEI) and the NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on February 6-8, 2020.
A limited number of travel awards are available for students who are selected for poster or oral presentations at the ERN Conference.
The 2020 ERN Travel Award covers the conference registration fee, housing, airfare, and ground transportation. The conference will begin at 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 6th, and will end at midnight on Saturday, February 8th.
Your hotel guest room cost at the conference hotel will be covered for the following nights:
Thursday, February 6th, Friday, February 7th, and Saturday, February 8th.
***For students traveling from Hawaii, hotel costs will also be covered for Wednesday, February 5th.***
Eligibility for ERN Travel Award
ERN Travel Award applicants must be:
|(A)||Undergraduate or graduate students who participate in research or education projects funded by one of the following NSF Programs*:
|(B)||Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident|
|(C)||Must be accepted to present a poster or oral presentation at the 2020 ERN Conference.|
*The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) is also working with AAAS to increase the number of African American and other underrepresented minority physics students who participate in the ERN conference.
Submitting Your Travel Award Application
All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the following criteria:
|(2)||STEM career interest|
For award finalists, we will contact faculty mentors to verify student GPAs and for an explanation of why travel support cannot be paid from their NSF grant or other sources.
To submit your ERN travel award application, please visit the ERN Conference Student Travel Award Application site here.
***The ERN Conference Travel Award Application DEADLINE is September 27th at midnight (PST).***
Student Abstract Information
For information regarding the ERN Conference student abstract submission process, please visit the ERN Conference website.
ERN Conference Staff
Readers are needed for CSE103 (formerly CMPS130) Computational Models. Knowledge of the subject matter required. Previous reader experience desired. If interested contact Delbert Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org