BSOE Undergraduate Newsletter
Software Research Opportunity
Circuits Research Opportunity
New Natural Language Processing Master's program
Stadia and Women Techmakers partner on new scholarship for gaming
Google Developer Student Club Technical Interview Workshop
Communities of Color Career Conference (4C)
Can We Build Artificial Life?
Forensic Genomics for Investigators
UCSC’s student-run CruzHacks revamps for its 7th year- Applications now open!
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/
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 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.
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 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.
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
Courses.com.au is proud to offer 2 scholarship awards, each for $2,500 to a full time college student or senior high school student whose scholarship essay application most effectively answers the following question:
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 20 2020
- AWARDS: Two $2500 awards
- WHO CAN APPLY: Senior high school students, full time college students
- SELECTION CRITERIA: Must be at least 16 years old. Applicants will be judged on the content of the essay they provide
Stadia and the Women Techmakers Scholarship Program are proud to announce a new partnership to promote gender equality in the tech industry. Students are encouraged to apply for the Women Techmakers Scholarship for gaming for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Women Techmakers Scholars Program works to further Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of encouraging women to excel as active participants and leaders in tech. The new expansion of the Scholars Program, created in collaboration with Stadia, broadens the scope of the award to include students studying video game programming, game engineering, game design and development, games user research, or a closely related field in gaming. apply here
Event Location: Jack Baskin Engineering Room 152
BaMBA is a one-day meeting aimed at exploring the role of mathematics in biology in an informal atmosphere. Going beyond traditional applied mathematics, the topics include applications of algebraic, topological, statistical and computational methods. Our goal is to encourage dialogue between researchers and students from different disciplines in an atmosphere that promotes the open exchange of ideas and viewpoints.
In addition to the four invited lectures, this year we will have a diversity panel and a poster session. Undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs involved in mathematical and computational investigations of biological systems are invited to submit an abstract for a poster presentation.
Register now. Participation is free and open to all, but registration is required.
Attendance is limited to 150 participants, and the registration deadline is December 1st, 2019.
Sunčica Čanić, UC Berkeley
Aaron Diaz, UC San Francisco
Celina Juliano, UC Davis
Michael Stone, UC Santa Cruz
Event Location: e2 506
What: Google Developer Student Club Technical Interview Workshop
Description: "Come out to our technical interview workshop to practice Leetcode problems and discuss coding problem strategies!"
When: Tuesday, November 26, 7pm to 8pm in BSOE E2-506
Event Location: Porter Dining Hall
The Communities of Color Career Conference (4C) provides a brave space for students and alumni of color to engage in honest dialogues and networking opportunities. Students develop career strategies, establish mentor relationships with alumni, and leave equipped with knowledge that will help them thrive in the professions they pursue after graduation. It is common for students to develop lasting relationships and discover job and internship leads at this event.
Event Location: Baskin Engineering 152
Dr, Drew Endy, Associate Chair, Education Stanford Bioengineering will be speaking on campus December 4th. Please see attached. Dr.%20Drew.pdf
Event Location: Namaste Lounge
Science & Justice Visiting Scholar and UC Santa Cruz Anthropology Alum, Cris Hughes, unites academics and forensic practitioners to discuss historical and current field training, genomic technological applications in forensic investigations, the problems and limits of interpretation, the resources available, and the incentives practitioners face tied to case resolution.
In addition, the event will focus on the societal and ethical questions raised by novel uses of genetics/genomics in forensics work. Think Golden Gate killer case, in which law enforcement used a publicly available server with genomic information from thousands of individuals who have completed commercial ancestry kits, to find potential leads for the assailant in question, a use not anticipated by many users of this ‘recreational’ service. There are also many difficult questions about whether and how DNA technologies are being used to identify ‘race’ or ‘ethnicity.’ As with any science with a public impact, thinking critically about the balance between ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications) concerns and the need to solve cases is an essential part of responsible science. For example, looking at police and lay perceptions of race, ancestry, and physical appearance, as well as the caveats with new genetic tools like HIrisPlex and Parabon’s® Snapshot® that are being incorporated into case investigations at an alarming rate.
Event Location: Stevenson Event Center
Coding in the context of community
With a new slate of leaders at the helm, UCSC’s student organized CruzHacks aims to bring together 600 hackers of all backgrounds for a weekend of innovation. The non-profit hackathon hopes to create an environment in which high school and college students can work collaboratively to harness their talents and make their visions for social change a reality. While most hackathons cater to a narrowly focused tech community, CruzHacks endeavors to create engagement and value for the Santa Cruz as a whole.
Hackers, mentors, and judges apply now!
Applications are officially open for all positions and can be found at cruzhacks.com. The hacker application requires a student to fill out personal information as well as a questionnaire to gage if their values align with the hackathon’s mission. Creating a hackathon for all requires everyone involved to be committed to a vision of inclusion.
Faculty members are highly encouraged to apply as mentors and judges. The participation of faculty members is greatly desired in order to further engage the UCSC community as well as offer hackers access to a vast reserve of expertise and teaching ability. However, these mentor and judge positions are not limited to faculty members. Those with the knowledge and passion for helping others in a hackathon setting are always needed.
Act fast because applications will close on December 10th, 2019!
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/~
Get real-life administrative office experience while providing a range of support for the amazing research being done right here at UC Santa Cruz. Qualified students will help the Genomics Institute with its daily operations, as well as events logistics and meeting production. Prior customer service experience in an office environment, and excellent communication skills preferred. Understanding of genomics is helpful but not required.
Learn more: genomics.ucsc.edu
Work study is available.