BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Alfred Sparman Scholarship Program
Software Research Opportunity
Circuits Research Opportunity
The Richard A. Cooley Memorial Award
New Natural Language Processing Master's program
UCSB Womxn/Hacks 2020
UCSC Amateur Radio Club Licensing Opportunity!
Pathways to Careers in Genomics Seminar
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/
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.
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
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
Womxn/Hacks 2020 registration is open! Womxn/Hacks is UC Santa Barbara's first all-female-identifying and non-binary hackathon. We'd love to have UCSC engineering students come and hack with us!
Womxn/Hacks is a 36-hour all-female-identifying hackathon hosted at UC Santa Barbara. Our mission is to diversify the field of computer science by giving womxn of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to delve into coding within a supportive and inclusive environment.
Registration form: womxnhacks.com/register
When and where is Womxn/Hacks?
January 17 - 19, at UC Santa Barbara.
Who can apply? And how can you apply?
Womxn/Hacks is an inclusive space for those who are female-identifying and non-binary; however, hackers of any gender identity are welcome to apply.
When are applications due?
December 13, but priority goes to earlier applicants.
Do I need to know how to code or be a CS major?
Not at all! Womxn/Hacks welcomes all skill levels and majors. We'll have workshops and personal mentors to help you.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! You'll be provided with food and swag during the entire three days.
Event Location: E2 180
Tech talk with nVidia hardware tools and infrastructure team. Come hear about how nVidia designs the world's leading processors for graphics, compute, and AI. You will also learn about what their hardware infrastructure team does and explore the challenging problems they face to defy the impossible. Across graphics, CUDA, simulators, databases, compute farms, and more, it takes amazing software to enable these amazing processors. Learn how you can join the team and help.
Food and drinks will be provided.
Event Location: BE-152
The UCSC Amateur Radio Club is hosting a on-campus radio exam on Saturday, November 23rd at 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
We will be hosting a study session during our weekly meeting this Tuesday at 7:15pm in BE330, to help you prepare for the exam and give you an opportunity to ask questions.
With an amateur radio operator license you can:
Legally transmit radio signals!
Participate in the Amateur Radio Club weekly nets!
Experiment and play with radios!
Learn about how our wireless world works!
The exam is about 20-30 minutes long, with 35 questions. You only need to answer 75% of the questions to get your license. The entire question pool is available to view online. The questions are about electronics concepts, transmission rules and regulations, and safety.
If you have any questions feel free to email email@example.com!
Good Study Resource!: www.hamstudy.org
Register for the exam here: https://forms.gle/2vPNcaheu11ghP3m6
For more club information please check out our website: hams.soe.ucsc.edu
Event Location: E2 599
Identifying Target Genes for Regulatory Variants Through Genomic Data Integration
Jordan Hughey, Pennsylvania State University
We are proud to welcome back UCSC Akeson Lab alumnus Jordan Hughey to discuss his current research leveraging genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to reveal mechanisms for disease.
Jordan Hughey is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in Bioinformatics and Genomics at Pennsylvania State University in the Dajiang Liu Group of the Huck Institutes for Biosciences. His research focuses on the development of computational tools and statistical methods that integrate various genomic data types to ultimately elucidate the molecular mechanisms behind complex traits. He received a B.S. in Biomolecular Engineering from UCSC, where he trained in the Mark Akeson Lab.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including undergraduate scholarships from the NHGRI-RMI and NIH-MARC programs, and a graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation. In 2018 he received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation minority scientist award. As a first-generation college student and person of color, Jordan is committed to giving back to students from all backgrounds, in order to create a more inclusive and diverse science community.
Please join us! Pathways to Careers in Genomics talks are open to students, staff and faculty of all disciplines. Discussion and Q&A to follow the talk.
All are welcome!
To accommodate a disability, please contact Ben Coffey at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org, 831-459-1477).
Sponsored by the Genomics Institute Office of Diversity Research Mentoring Internship Program (RMI) with funding from the National Human Genome Research Institute
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/~