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Need to Satisfy Your GE Requirements? Humanizing Tech Courses Have You Covered!
Internship in Computational Genomics
BSFO’s Annual Scholarship is Now Open!
2023 DOE Scholars Program – Accepting Applications
Study Natural Language Processing at UCSC!
ACEC California Scholarship Application is Now Open
Explore Faculty Research in Computing / Design in a 1-credit Course
Internship Opportunities with the Department of Energy
Access Computing Helps Students with Disabilities
Harlem Bling Annual Scholarship is Now Open!
Free Membership/Subscription to Lookout Local!
[Columbia University] M.A. Statistics Virtual Information Sessions are Coming Up!
LEED Green Associate (GA) Training - Webinar and Online self-Paced Options
DOD HBCU/MI Summer Research Internship Program Applications Now Open
UC San Diego’s Engineers for Exploration Summer Research Program is an NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Site centered around multidisciplinary and collaborative student research with the broad goals of protecting the environment, uncovering mysteries related to cultural heritage, and providing experiential learning experiences. Our program is a full-time paid research experience from June 26th to September 1st in which students will work in multidisciplinary research teams to aid scientists from the San Diego Zoo, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and UC San Diego in tackling problems in fields such as ecology, physical oceanography, and archeology.
During this program, students will create and apply technologies in novel ways to aid scientists in their work, and may have opportunities to accompany these technologies on field deployments around the world. Through these projects, students can expect to learn about embedded systems and software, machine learning, electronics integration, mechanical design, system building, as well as project management and team leadership. For more information, please visit our website at https://e4e.ucsd.edu.
Applications are currently being accepted at https://e4e.ucsd.edu/apply through February 15. Applications will continue to be accepted through March 30 if positions are not yet filled.
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“Humanizing Technology,” is a new certificate program that provides humanities training targeted to early-career engineering undergraduate students at UC Santa Cruz. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities under their Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions program, the project brings humanistic methods and thinking to contemporary issues in technology and engineering.
More information can be found on the webpage or check out videos on each course below:
HUMN 15 Ethics and Technology (Perspectives on Technology Gen Ed, offered Spring and Summer 2023)
This course explores ethical, social, and political issues raised by existing and emerging technologies.
Watch the video.
HUMN 25 Humans and Machines (Textual Analysis Gen Ed, offered Winter and Summer 2023)
This course explores the tension between humans and machines, between people and objects increasingly resembling them.
Watch the video.
HUMN 35 Language Technology (Cross-Cultural Analysis Gen Ed, offered Winter 2023)
This course provides a comparative, historical framing of the development of communication technologies and practices, considering a variety of cultures and societies across human history.
Watch the video.
HUMN 45 Race and Technology (Ethnicity and Race Gen Ed, offered Spring and Summer 2023)
This course examines how the construction of race connects with constructs in science and technology.
Watch the video.
HUMN 55 Technologies of Representation (Interpreting Arts and Media Gen Ed, offered Spring and Summer 2023)
Focusing on technologies of representation like photographs, selfies, and surveillance data, this course explores how viewers and makers derive meaning from images and how power operates in their creation and circulation.
Watch the video.
Undergraduate Student Research Position - Computational Genomics
The Computational Genomics Laboratory (CGL) of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute offers undergraduate research assistant positions to qualified students. We currently have unpaid internships available for winter quarter. These undergraduate student research positions at UC Santa Cruz are a fantastic way for students to learn new skills and contribute to the advancement of genomic science. Programming skills are a must. Course credit available.
If interested, please complete the application form by January 23, 2022. A select group of applicants will be asked to complete a short programming challenge and interview. We will review every applicant, but due to volume we may not be able to respond directly to your application.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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Student Lookout is a hub for students and young adults to enrich their Santa Cruz experience. Catch up on the news, and check out our affordable recommendations of fun, food, and frivolities!
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The event will feature an overview of the curriculum, admission requirements, student support and community, as well as our generous scholarship packages. During the virtual info session, students also have the opportunity to connect with the M.A. Statistics Program Director and student support team.
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- December 16, 2022 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST
- January 20, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST
- February 10, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST
- March 10, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST
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Are you or do you know a student who is studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) at an HBCU/MI?
Or, have you recently graduated from a STEM program at an HBCU/MI?
If so, spend a summer working with experts from the DoD and get paid for it all!
Applications are open until January 6, 2023, at 11:59 PM PST!
Department of Defense (DoD) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Summer Research Internship Program
DOD HBCU/MI Summer Research Internship Program participants are afforded the opportunity to perform advanced research that contributes to the world around them. This program provides experiences to explore the talents and interests of future scientists and engineers. It aims to increase the number of minority scientists and engineers working throughout the DoD.
Applications are now open for the 2023 program.
For more information, visit us online at https://www.dodhbcumiinternship.com.
The DoD HBCU/MI Summer Research Internship Program is supported by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
We are looking for readers for STAT 131-01, STAT 131-02, and STAT 17. We are particularly interested in undergrads who have taken the respective course (or STAT 7 instead of STAT 17) within the past two years and received a grade of B+ or higher. Knowledge of basic R is preferred for STAT 131. Previous reader experience is helpful but not necessary. Please apply at https://rta.soe.ucsc.edu/, and include any information you feel might be relevant to your application.
Web Development & Support
OVERVIEW OF THE JOB:
This student staff position promotes the campus-wide presence of Student Media and its organizations by: 1) updating and maintaining the Student Media website, in collaboration with the Student Media Council and staff; 2) supporting Student Media organizations in the design and maintenance of their organizations’ websites by providing workshops and being available for consultation and trouble-shooting.
To best serve Student Media and its organizations, this staff position will attend Student Media meetings and trainings as assigned, hold regular office hours, and reply to emails and inquiries in a timely manner.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE POSITION: Must have a flexible schedule that allows for meetings and communications with numerous Student Media organizations and the Student Media Council.
Web Development & Maintenance
- Experience with WordPress
- Experience with website hosting services and management
- Experience in web development with demonstrated coding skills
- Knowledge of design, functionality and security issues associated with various platforms
Strong Communication Skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, to show diplomacy, sensitivity and helpfulness in offering and receiving information and ideas.
- Experience working collaboratively with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, gender identity and expression, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Proven ability to establish collaborative working relations and contribute to a fast-paced work environment.
- Demonstrated ability to independently complete tasks and meet deadlines, exercising good judgment and initiative.
- Ability to learn, convey, and uphold established policies and procedures.
- Ability to outreach, schedule meetings, create agendas, and maintain records.
- Ability to follow and rapidly adapt to new developments in Technology
- Knowledge of Student Media and affiliated organizations
PERCENTAGE OF TIME & DUTY:
- Review, update, and maintain the Student Media website weekly and as agreed on by the Student Media Council.
- Meet regularly with supervisor, Student Media Council, student organizations, and staff.
- Design quarterly website management workshops for Student Media organizations.
- Hold office hours at the Student Media Press Center and online
- Respond to email inquiries to trouble-shoot website issues within 24 hours, Monday-Friday.
The position may be of interest to your students and alumni. The announcement will also be posted on Handshake. Please consider passing this along to your colleagues, alumni and current students interested in environmental work.
Engagement Coordinator (5640) – This permanent civil service position will co-lead the Environment Now team, a multilingual outreach team responsible for engaging with the public and promoting behavior change strategies regarding San Francisco’s environmental initiatives. The deadline to apply is January 3, 2023
- The salary range is $95,550- $116,142 per year.
- Position requires the equivalent of baccalaureate degree (four years of college education) and two years of experience.
- Benefits include a flexible schedule, hybrid work location (partially remote), and full benefits (health/dental/vision, paid leave, retirement, etc. – more info here).
- Link with more information, and to apply – Engagement Coordinator job announcement