BE Undergraduate Newsletter
New STEM, Pharmacy & Health Professions Scholarships Available
Job and Internship Finding Tool for UCSC Students
Okinawa Memories Initiative is Recruiting New Students
BSFO’s Annual Scholarship is Now Open!
MIT MechE: Explore Graduate School in Mechanical Engineering
Get Funding for Your Tech Project or Event to Solve Societal Challenges!
2023 DOE Scholars Program – Accepting Applications
Opportunity to Apply to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2023 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
Study Natural Language Processing at UCSC!
CruzHacks 2023 applications are now open!
ACEC California Scholarship Application is Now Open
Explore Faculty Research in Computing / Design in a 1-credit Course
LSS is Hiring for Winter 2023!
The Education for Sustainable Living Program's Winter Class is Now Enrolling!
Internship Opportunities with the Department of Energy
Access Computing Helps Students with Disabilities
Harlem Bling Annual Scholarship is Now Open!
Baskin Day is a student ran event, where we celebrate the Jack Baskin School of Engineering, its students, its faculty, and its achievements over the years. Baskin Day will be held on February 24, 2023, from 12 PM to 4 PM. There will be various activities and educational events for everyone to enjoy.
We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our planning committee to organize our event. If you are interested, please fill out this short application form (https://forms.gle/cUwh3c7gcwyBbwix8) and we will get back to you! Hope to meet you soon and thanks for helping us with this annual event. Go Slugs!
Descriptions of Sub-Committees:
Logistics: Scheduling the layout of the events taking place on the day of
Sponsorship: Finding and presenting at various funding sources and helping create a list of our expenses
Internal: Outreach to BSOE Professors, Clubs, and Students
External: Outreach to Companies and network with professionals
Media: Advertise events on our social media accounts, create a website, design our apparel and posters
If you have any questions, feel free to email Jiewen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
With recruiting season kicking off, finding jobs and internships can be stressful and time-consuming. Simplify is a free browser extension that helps you autofill job & internship applications anywhere on the web in seconds – think of it like Honey for jobs.The platform also has a database of over 100,000 open positions and includes curated job lists like Top Summer 2023 Internships and Tech Internships for Freshman.
The founders are super excited to help UCSC students get hired so they made a dedicated email for UCSC students to directly contact them at email@example.com. Best of luck on your search and go slugs!
Get started here: https://simplify.jobs
The Okinawa Memories Initiative (OMI) is a non-profit organization and public history project that explores the postwar history of Okinawa, Japan from a global perspective through collaborative storytelling. OMI creates connections spanning across generations and borders through providing an outlet for memories and contributing to an inclusive historical narrative.
OMI is a big project and offers a multitude of opportunities including: archival work, media production, website development, oral history, community outreach, language translation, and exhibition planning. The project invites students of all backgrounds and skills to join us. As part of the OMI team, students have the opportunity to gain professional and academic skills. Those who join this project are able to choose their level of commitment and which teams they would like to work with.
For more information please visit our website! I have also attached our recruitment brochure. Interested students can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of California, Office of the President’s Black Staff and Faculty Organization (BSFO) is encouraging systemwide UC-enrolled African American students to apply for BSFO’s Annual Scholarship.
In these days and times scholarships are used to help towards the astronomical costs of completing your educational goals and meeting daily expenses. BSFO recognizes the hard work, sacrifices, and dedication it takes to reach your educational goals. We provide a $1,000 scholarship annually to students to use towards items of your choosing and help lighten some of your financial obligations.
We want to hear from you, tell us a little about yourself, your passions, motivations, and examples of your persistence throughout your educational journey. Tell us about your academic achievements, professional goals, and scholastic endeavors. The Application process is simple, complete and submit UCOP’s BSFO Scholarship Application by December 31, 2022. You will not need to wait long to receive the funds, BSFO notifies selected students of their selection status by the end of January 2023 and funds are provided by the end of February 2023. Selected students will also have an opportunity to speak at BSFO's Scholarship Awards Ceremony held in February 2023.
We look forward to receiving your application, which can be found here BSFO%20Scholarship%20Application%202022-23.pdf
The CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Tech for Social Good Program provides funding and support for UCSC student-led projects and events that explore technology-based solutions to significant societal challenges.
Teams of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students are encouraged to apply for up to $5000 to support projects and up to $1000 to support events and programming. Applications are open now, with a project deadline of November 30, 2022.
If you are interested in developing a technology for social good, please visit the Technology Development Track for more information.
If you are interested in applying for funding to support a student-led event or programming that promotes technology for social good, please visit the Student-Led Events Track for more information.
Information and matchmaking sessions for students – plus staff and faculty working with students they feel would be interested – will be held via Zoom on:
·Tuesday, October 18th, 2021 from 12:15 – 1:00 pm – RSVP here: https://ucsc.zoom.us/
·Tuesday, October 25th, 2021 from 5:15 – 6:00 pm – RSVP here: https://ucsc.zoom.us/
The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.
The DOE Scholars Program is designed to attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates to research, technical and professional opportunities within U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and organizations that support the DOE mission.
• Energy Sources and Security
• Clean Energy
• Energy Efficiency
• Climate Change
• Environmental Management
• Nuclear Security
• Artificial Intelligence
• Emergency Response
• Management and Operations
• Cyber Security
• Safeguards and Security
As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program you will have the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE and gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DOE complex.
o Undergraduate students: $700/week
o Graduate students and postgraduates: $750/week
·Inbound/Outbound Travel: Up to $1,000 for participants who relocate more than fifty miles, one-way, from the assigned hosting site.
·Other allowances: Depending on your project assignment, duration of appointment and funding availability, you may be eligible to receive an allowance for travel and training to promote the educational goals of your appointment.
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
- Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission.
How to Apply
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/
January 23, 2023, 8:00 AM EST
For more information
Opportunity to Apply to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2023 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.
Faculty: receive stipends beginning at $2,000 weekly and are encouraged to apply for up to $100,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.
Graduate students: receive a stipend starting at $950 weekly.
Undergraduate students: receive a stipend starting at $750 weekly.
All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.
10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website.
U.S. citizenship required
Previous program participants may apply.
The UCSC Natural Language Processing (NLP) M.S. Program is unique. Taught intensively over 15-18 months and building on your background in computer science, our specialized program design combines theoretical learning with hands-on practice to ensure you have the right skill set to prepare you for a professional career in the fast-growing NLP field.
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2023 admission consideration. Want to learn more about studying NLP at UCSC and get support with the application process? Join one of our upcoming information sessions starting on November 15th, 2022.
You can also meet with a current student or one of our faculty members to explore how the NLP Program at UCSC can help you advance your NLP expertise and achieve your professional goals.
Applications for the CruzHacks 2023 hackathon are now open! The deadline to apply is November 30th at 11:59 PM PST. The application can be found on our website. Come join us January 13-15th, 2023 (in-person!) for a chance to hear from inspiring speakers, participate in fascinating workshops, win some amazing prizes, and more!
The American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) will be awarding several scholarships totaling up to $60,000 for the 2023-24 academic year. In addition, students who apply may also be awarded additional scholarship funds from our local chapters & ACEC National. The application is available at Engineering & Land Surveying Student Scholarships | ACECC California (acec-ca.org)
The deadline for students to apply is January 27, 2023.
ACEC California is a nonprofit association of private consulting engineering and land surveying firms. As a statewide organization, we are dedicated to enhancing the consulting engineering and land surveying professions. We work to promote the use of the private sector in the growth and development of safe buildings, environment, transportation and water. Our members provide services for all phases of planning, designing and constructing. Such member services include civil, structural, geotechnical, electrical and mechanical engineering and land surveying for all types of public works, residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Our scholarship program not only recognizes hard working and dedicated students but serves as a valuable way for our members to identify the best and the brightest students about to enter California’s increasingly competitive job market.
Want to explore new ideas in computing / design research, meet motivated peers, or have some interesting things to talk about in interviews? Join CMPM 15, a 1-credit course that introduces you 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.)
For more information, take a look at the Fall quarter info doc and follow @tech4good.ucsc on Instagram for the themes available for Winter 2023. We will accept all students off of the waitlist up until the first day of class.
We are a student-led organization committed to empowering students to take action in the climate crisis and are seeking students dedicated to climate justice to help organize.
The 5-unit student led course we offer in winter quarter, CRSN 160, focuses on facilitation skills, problem-solving, syllabus planning, curriculum building, and more all in the context of addressing the global climate crisis.
The application for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Minority Serving Educational Institute Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) internships has just opened!
The program aims to provide students at minority-serving institutions with summer internships that introduce them to the career opportunities with the DOE, and there are lots of great opportunities for different levels of experience and areas of interest (not just STEM). They are available at DOE offices and labs all over the U.S. and may be in-person or virtual.
AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance, provides mentoring
MENTORING: Through our online community, students and mentors discuss a variety of topics. It is a place to connect with others to share your successes, ask for suggestions regarding any issues that may arise for you related to your disability, education or employment, and to support other team members when they need help brainstorming solutions.
CONFERENCES: Interested in attending a conference related to computing, diversity, or professional development? AccessComputing
RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS: Every year AccessComputing funds students with disabilities to participate in the Computing Research Association's Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates Program.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Harlem Bling, a hip-hop jewelry brand, offers an annual scholarship to help students continue their education. We understand that some students need financial support to attend college or university, and we want to help those in need.
The Harlem Bling Annual Scholarship offers 2 recipients $600 each to go towards tuition fees. Applicants must be incoming, undergraduate, or graduate students at a United States college or university.
You can find more details about the scholarship we're offering here:
Event Location: Virtual
Join us Monday to learn about careers at GRAIL, a biotech company that develops early cancer screening test for people who do not have symptoms during this informative presentation.
Learn of the opportunities at GRAIL such as careers and internships while also getting introduced to the world of biotech by an established company.
The panelists include:
- Anwell Wilbekin is the Senior National Accounts Director of Enterprise Sales and Co-president of BIPOCC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color Coalition).
- Deepshikha Bhandari is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and the Executive Sponsor of W@G (Women @ GRAIL).
- Mai Tran is the Associate Director, Clinical Development (Population Health Sciences/RWE) and a UCSC MCD Alumna.
- Neda Ronaghi is the Chief of Staff to the GRAIL President, UCSC MCD/bioinformatics Alumna, and Co-founder of W@G and BIPOCC.
Register to receive the Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/y8zz4max