BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Tech4Good Fellows Program
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Alfred Sparman Scholarship Program
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
com is offering an opportunity to win 3 scholarships, $1,000x2 and $2,000x1 for undergraduate and graduate students through the "Alfred Sparman Scholarship Program". There is NO cost whatsoever in order to be considered for this scholarship.
Submissions are now being accepted, with a closing date of 18 November 2019.
Interested applicants need to complete the requirements and follow the instructions below on how to enter:
- Write an essay of at least 500 words explaining why they should win the scholarship, what they plan on doing with the scholarship, and how they plan on making a difference in the world with the scholarship award.
- Complete the required fields and submit your essay using the form found at https://www.
Event Location: E2 180
Technology of Today and Tomorrow Conference
UCSC IEEE is proud to announce the 4th annual Technology of Today and Tomorrow Conference.
Established by our officers in 2016, the Technology of Today and Tomorrow Conference brings companies directly to the Santa Cruz Campus, connecting our students to tech industry professionals. These companies showcase their latest developments and reveal future career paths for up and coming tech enthusiasts. This year, we aim to attract new companies from the Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz residence in presenting diverse topics ranging from artificial intelligence to biotechnology.
Consider purchasing your $15 ticket in order to attend the Technology of Today and Tomorrow Conference. Our conference offers you opportunities to be acquainted with professionals and establish connections for your upcoming career. A unique Technology of Today and Tomorrow t-shirt will be provided alongside a full meal.
Date: Saturday, October 12
Location: Jack Baskin School of Engineering, Event Center, Rm 180.
Price: $15 per student
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
Commitment: Full-time, starting Summer 2020. Some applicants available to start earlier will also be considered. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.
Description: Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.
Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, engineering, and computer science.
Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.
Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:
- Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models
- Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets
- Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results
- Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators
- Report writing and manuscript preparation
- Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, political science, computer science, statistics, or applied math
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social sciences or another relevant field
- Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity
- Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems
- Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
- Exceptional research and analytical writing skills
- Programming experience in R, Python, Stata, SAS, or other languages is strongly preferred
- Prior research experience and coursework in the empirical social sciences is preferred, but not required
How to apply: There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, October 14 2019. The deadline for the second round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, January 6, 2020. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. The position is visa sponsorship eligible (J-1) and applicants with OPT are also eligible for this position. Apply online at http://law.stanford.edu/
- Brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position
- Current resume
- Transcript (unofficial version acceptable)
- Short academic writing sample, preferably empirical or social science-related
- Contact information for at least two references, preferably able to speak to academic research skills
If you have any additional comments or questions, please see the FAQ on the website above.
Stanford complies with the Jeanne Clery Act and publishes crime statistics for the most recent three-year period. Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.Stanford%20Law%20School%20RF%20Posting%20-%20Class%20of%202020.pdf
Undergraduate students are needed as reader-tutors for CSE 184 (
Students must have taken and excelled in CMPS 101 or equivalent. Students must have good working knowledge of Python. Experience in web scraping skills is a plus, but not required. Being a member of Machine Learning Club or having taken machine learning classes is also a plus. Strong motivation to learn web scraping skills is required. Desire to work with and help undergraduate students learn the material is also required. Additional upper-division CS classes is a plus, but not required. The reader-tutor earns a stipend roughly $15/hour.
If interested, please send an email to the instructor, Suresh Lodha, email@example.com, with the Subject Title: Reader-Tutor for CSE 18
- CSE 20: Beginning Programming in Python
- Individual tutor needed for attending weekly labs
- Group tutor for holding weekly office hours for a group of students
- Reader for helping with grading
- CSE 118: Mobile Applications
- Individual tutor for holding office hours and answering questions about assignments
- Group tutor for meeting with project teams and troubleshoot their problems
- Reader for helping with grading reports and assignments
Students interested in these positions should contact the instructor Narges Norouzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.