BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
New Natural Language Processing Master's program
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Alfred Sparman Scholarship Program
Software Research Opportunity
Circuits Research Opportunity
Brooke Owens Fellowship Program - Paid Summer Aerospace Internships!
The Richard A. Cooley Memorial Award
KAUST Poster competition
New Natural Language Processing Master's program
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.
This is an exciting research position for software design and development here on UCSC campus. The work is design of a novel hardware-software co-designed ultrasound beam-former system for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU, which is a promising medical non-invasive therapy. The device has c++ core and machine interface, some parts in Python.
Qualified candidates please email BSOE PhD student, Navid Gougol, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your resume. The position will be paid once the device is commercialized at YektaSonics Inc, and can be counted as research credits per agreement by students advisors at BSOE.
For more information please check www.yektasonics.com.
This is an exciting research position opening for mixed-signal circuits/hardware design/debug here on UCSC campus. The work is design of a novel hardware-software co-designed system for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU which is a new medical non-invasive therapy. The candidate will get good exposure to our board-level design/debug work.
The work requires good understanding of circuits, and familiarity with electronic lab equipments. Qualified candidates please email BSOE PhD student, Navid Gougol, at email@example.com with a copy of your resume. The position will be paid once the device is commercialized at YektaSonics Inc, and can be counted as research credits per agreement by students advisors at BSOE.
For more information please check www.yektasonics.com.
The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program offers paid summer aerospace internships in engineering, science, policy, business, aviation, communications, education, operations and more to undergraduate women and gender-minority students pursuing careers in the aerospace industry. All majors are welcome! In addition to internships at top companies, each Fellow is paired with an executive mentor in the aerospace industry. These mentors include multiple CEOs, award-winning journalists, astronauts and many others.
The application information can be found on the Brooke Owens Fellowship website: www.brookeowensfellowship.org. Applications are due November 12th!
We are also pleased to support Ask A Brookie, a webpage run by Fellows where students from K-college can submit questions about college, scholarships, or aerospace careers. Based on their inquiries, students are matched with a Fellow in their region whom they can consult for short- or long-term guidance.
We are excited to offer the Richard A. Cooley Memorial Award for all undergraduate students! Please read below for more information about the award and how you can apply! If you have any questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This award of $2000 is given to one student to honor Richard Cooley, who was instrumental in the founding of the Environmental Studies program at UCSC. Dr. Cooley came to UC Santa Cruz in 1970. A strong advocate of field studies, he initiated the Alaska Field Studies Program at the same time. He wrote numerous books and articles on natural resource conservation, public policy, and environmental studies.
- This award is open to all registered UCSC undergraduates
- Applicant must be working on a field project that results in a tangible, positive action for the betterment of the natural environment or improvement in environmental quality.
- Awardee selection will be based on scholastic ability, demonstrated initiative, and potential for successful completion of project.
- Here is a link to the online application form
- Deadline to apply: 12pm (noon) on Thursday, November 21, 2019
The 9th annual Poster Competition at KAUST is now accepting applications from your top STEM undergraduate and MS students. Held between January 19 and 23, 2020, this week-long research focused experience is free for students to apply and all accepted students receive a full-package to participate. Applications accepted online at http://ugposter.kaust.edu.
sa/ until November 17th, 2019.
Our Poster Competition is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from around the world to share their research ideas with faculty and peers in an international environment while experiencing the academic culture at KAUST. Participants will gain the following benefits while on campus:
- Learn more about the future of science and technology from our faculty within a range of research topics;
- Present their research among top scholars and share ideas with an international community;
- Gain exposure to the novel research culture at a world-class institution; and
- Participate in mini-workshop sessions focused on their areas of interest with faculty and researchers.
This fully funded experience will offer accepted students, a round-trip airline ticket, all visa costs, student housing located on campus, and all meals provided. In addition, our office will organize social events for the students including—snorkeling in the Red Sea, learning about Saudi Arabia’s history, traditions and culture, and other similar activities
Up to 50 students, both International and national 3rd and 4th year undergraduate and M.S. students will be selected.
We ask that you share this flyer with your students, faculty and other partners in your network.
If you or your students have any questions regarding the process or experience difficulties with the online application please contact us.
Hello Undergraduate Students,
UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering is pleased to announce a new Master's program in Natural Language Processing! Applications are now open for Fall 2020 admission. Applications are due February 3, 2020.
NLP technologies and applications through a combination of classroom instruction and practical projects, preparing students for these careers.
- 1-year program, including a 3-quarter capstone project
- Instruction and advisement by industry professionals and Computer Science faculty
- State of the art facilities in the heart of Silicon Valley
- Morphology, the lexicon, parsing, semantic parsing, discourse and dialogue and applications
- Data Collection, Wrangling & Crowdsourcing
- Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing
- Linguistic Models of Syntax & Semantics for Computer Scientists
- Conversational Agents
- Information Extraction
- Machine Translation
- Sentiment Analysis
Event Location: E2 506
ACM-W is proud to host an event with Mayuko Inoue, a Senior iOS software Engineer at a large tech company in Silicon Valley. She’s a second generation Japanese American from San Diego, CA living in the San Francisco Bay Area and has worked in the tech industry since 2012, at companies like Intuit and Patreon. She makes Youtube videos and online content about what it's like to live as a Software Engineer living in Silicon Valley to help people find their way through the tech industry. She’s amassed over 250,000 followers online and touches upon topics such as programming and recent technologies, emotional vulnerability, diversity and inclusion, communication skills, and imposter syndrome.
Anyone interested in having a discussion about the current landscape of the tech industry, how to navigate it, and more is welcome to attend! The event is on Tuesday, November 12th from 6-7:30pm in E2-506; to guarantee a spot to the event, please fill out this form:
Event Location: SC Museum of Art and History
The Norris Center public exhibit Uniting Art and Science to Ignite Inquiry is coming up for two weekends on Sunday, Nov. 10 (at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History) and Friday & Saturday, Nov. 15 & 16 (at the Norris Center in Natural Sciences 2). You are all invited and we'd appreciate it if you spread the word! The event will be showcasing the work produced by student artists as part of our Art-Science Residency Program which pairs student artists with scientists to spark creative inquiry and communicate environmental and social justice issues.
iD Tech is looking to hire over 1,600+ staff from across the world to show students, ages 7 to 18, firsthand how their interests in technology can turn into fun learning experiences.
We’re looking for energetic, tech-savvy summer staff who understand the need for quality technology education for students. So why not spend your summer instructing, mentoring, and building your résumé in one of our amazing programs?
We are hiring both:
Camp Directors (NO Tech Experience Needed! Perfect for future Educators/Leaders)
Camp Instructors (Majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, Game Development, or Media Arts)
Staff members receive competitive compensation, housing (overnight staff only), meals, custom-built apps supporting operations and curriculum, college internship credit (if applicable), performance management training, guidance from our experienced team of managers, and more.
Take the first step to a great summer! APPLY TODAY!
The application period for the 2020 version of the International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) at CERN program opens 1 November 2019 and runs until 9 January 2020.
Attached, please find the announcement for the 2020 version of the International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) at CERN program, the 10th, and probably the last, time it will be administered at George Mason University. The program supports 6 undergraduates in an internship and training experience at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. Potential candidates will have finished their junior or senior year by Summer 2020, with majors in physics; computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering; or computer science. This year, the 9-week program will run from 15 June - 15 August 2020. The application period opens 1 November 2018, and closes 9 January 2020. Please circulate the flyer and/or this information to your advisees and other qualified students, particularly those who belong to groups historically underrepresented in STEM.
Program URL: http://physics.gmu.edu/~
Application URL: http://physics.gmu.edu/~
Please review the job posting for an opportunity to be a part-time liaison between the UCSC Career Center and BSOE. This is a 10-15 hour position until June 20, 2020.