Cal Day

Cal Day 2019 EECS Schedule of Events

Electrical Engineering

Science with the Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students (BGESS)*
9:00AM-3:00PM, 540AB Cory Hall
Get your Science at Cal passport stamped here! This module will inform visitors of our academic research, engage children interested in science, and provide an educational context for the work of other Black scientists and inventors. We intend to accomplish this through interactive activities emphasizing general science concepts, contributions from famous black scientists and engineers, and individual student projects/research. 

Information Table: EECS
10:00AM-2:00PM, 2nd floor Cory Hall 

Staff and students will be available to discuss the EECS program and share what life is like at Berkeley.

Tours of Cory Hall  (Eta Kappa Nu)
10:00AM-3:00PM, Outside 253 Cory Hall
Eta Kappan Nu (HKN), the EECS Honor Society, will provide tours of Cory Hall that depart every 20 minutes from outside 253 Cory Hall.

Supernode Tours*
10:00AM-3:00PM, 246 Cory Hall
Interested in exploring a hackerspace? Come on a 10 minute tour to see what projects we have and learn little about what we do. We are a free, student-run hackerspace, conveniently located for all electrical engineering needs. We specialize in electrical engineering projects and integrations.

PiE Robotics Demonstration*
10:00AM-3:00PM, 247 Cory Hall
Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) is a non-profit organization that provides a quality STEM learning experience for students in underserved Bay Area high schools. We run outreach workshops in the Fall and an annual 8-week robotics competition in the Spring. Come drive some of our staff-built robots and talk to PiE staff about how we develop our kits!

IEEE Micromouse Robotics Demo*
10:00AM-3:00PM, 2nd floor Cory
We're demoing student projects from IEEE's Micromouse (robotics) DeCal course!

Hand on PCB Engineering (HOPE) Demo*
10:00AM-3:00PM, 293 Cory Hall
We're demoing student projects from HOPE DeCal course!

Robot Race Cars*
10:00AM-12:00PM, 3rd floor Cory Hall

Come watch student-designed, self-driving, scale race cars sprint around a track. Using an array of sensors and actuators, students in EE192 build and tune cars to autonomously follow a 1-inch wide line as fast as possible.

Fun with Microcontrollers, HKN Workshop*
10:00AM-2:00PM, 140 Cory Hall
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) will be holding short drop-in workshops on microcontroller circuits. Join us to learn how to program TI Launchpad microcontrollers to light LEDs in patterns, create sounds, and control other fun applications!

Computer Science Mentors (CSM): Providing Support In and Out of the Classroom
12:00PM-3:00PM, 2nd floor Cory Courtyard
CSM is a student-run organization that provides personalized academic support to undergraduates in core lower-division EECS courses. We organize small group tutoring sessions and individual mentorship to help students gain a deeper understanding of course concepts and develop a feeling of community. We'd love to talk about our tips for success in courses and our experiences mentoring students!

Robot Learning Lab: A Robot that Folds Laundry, High-Fives, and Hugs!*
10:00AM-12:00PM, Kvamme Atrium, 3rd floor Sutardja Dai Hall
The Robot Learning Lab (directed by Prof. Pieter Abbeel) conducts research on artificial intelligence techniques to make robots perform challenging tasks. BRETT, the first general purpose robot to tie knots and fold laundry, will be handing out high fives and hugs!

CITRIS High-Definition Time-Lapse Project*
10:00AM-12:00PM, 345 Sutardja Dai Hall (Tech Museum)
A Time-Lapse movie captures the multi-year construction of Sutardja Dai Hall, the headquarters for the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society. 

Introduction to the EECS Curriculum through 16AB
10:00AM-11:00AM, Location TBD

EE 16A and EE16B are unique courses designed specially to introduce students to the curriculum in the EECS department. Taken by most L&S CS/EECS students their first year, these courses introduce topics from many of the upper-division courses, with a focus on building a foundation for machine learning and design principles. We will discuss the curriculum and what it takes to succeed.

What is Moore’s Law and Why Should You Care?
11:00AM-12:30PM, 210 Jacobs Hall
First we will discuss Moore’s Law and how it affects our everyday lives. The second part is a hands-on lab in which participants get to tear down a popular electronic gadget and see what’s inside.

Academic Support Structures in EECS
12:00PM- 1:00PM, Location TBD
The EECS department has the two largest majors on campus, EECS and L&S CS, but most prospective families aren't familiar with our culture of academic support initiatives aimed at enhancing new students' learning. Come learn about our mentoring, tutoring, teaching, and other services designed to support students' academic goals while providing smaller communities in the department. There will also be time allocated for Q&A.

Major Information Session for Freshmen admitted to EECS
1:00PM- 2:00PM, Location TBD
Detailed information about the BS program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley for students admitted to the 2019-2020 academic year.

EECS/CS Life from a Student Perspective
2:00PM-3:00PM, Location TBD
An open discussion with current students about the EECS and L&S Computer Science programs.

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Computer Science

The Beauty & Joy of Binary Numbers*
9:00AM-10:00AM, 306 Soda Hall
We will teach you some computer science through an interactive example, a magic trick, and show you the secret behind a very famous game so you’ll never lose again!

Information Table: CS
10:00AM-2:00PM, 3rd floor Soda Hall 
Staff and students will be available to discuss the L&S Computer Science program and share what life is like at Berkeley. 

Tours of Soda Hall  (Upsilon Pi Epsilon)
10:00AM-3:00PM, 3rd floor lobby Soda Hall
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the international honor society for Computing Sciences, will provide tours of Soda Hall that depart every 30 minutes from the 3rd floor lobby of Soda Hall.

CS Kickstart: Women in Computer Science Panel
10:00AM-11:00AM, 310 Soda Hall
CS KickStart is a student organization supporting female identifying students succeed in computer science. Our free weeklong program for incoming freshmen features introductory programming lessons, guest speakers, and industry tours. During the year, we host professional development workshops and community building events. Come hear CSK alumnae experiences, their advice for you, and how to join!

CS Upper-Division Class Projects Exhibition (Upsilon Pi Epsilon)
10:00AM-11:30AM, 320 Soda Hall
Come see what computer science is really like! Students will showcase live demos of projects from CS courses.

UCBUGG animation shorts: A decade of great animation and imagery*
10:00AM-11:30AM, 306 Soda Hall 
Continuous showing of the best animation and images created by the UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group (UCBUGG) over the past decade.

GamesCrafters: Undergraduate Game Theory Research and Development*
10:00AM-1:00PM, 380 Soda Hall 
Play some of the 2-person abstract strategy games that students have created for the GamesCrafters undergraduate research and development project.

Build an App with the iOS DeCal: Creating an iOS application from start to finish*
11:30AM-12:00PM, 306 Soda Hall 
The iOS DeCal instructors will "build an iOS app in 30 mins", going from idea to prototype to working application using Apple's drag-and-drop interface builder. We'll also highlight some of the awesome projects our students have built in the past.

Ten Principles for Social Media Privacy
12:00PM-1:00PM, 306 Soda Hall 
If you’re participating in social media, you need to attend this talk. Come learn the facts behind the news: Who's watching who on the Internet, and how you can better protect your privacy.

Computer Science Mentors (CSM): Providing Support In and Out of the Classroom
12:00PM-3:00PM, 2nd floor Cory Courtyard
CSM is a student-run organization that provides personalized academic support to undergraduates in core lower-division EECS courses. We organize small group tutoring sessions and individual mentorship to help students gain a deeper understanding of course concepts and develop a feeling of community. We'd love to talk about our tips for success in courses and our experiences mentoring students!

Robot Learning Lab: A Robot that Folds Laundry, High-Fives, and Hugs!*
10:00AM-12:00PM, Kvamme Atrium, 3rd floor Sutardja Dai Hall
The Robot Learning Lab (directed by Prof. Pieter Abbeel) conducts research on artificial intelligence techniques to make robots perform challenging tasks. BRETT, the first general purpose robot to tie knots and fold laundry, will be handing out high fives and hugs!

CITRIS High-Definition Time-Lapse Project*
10:00AM-12:00PM, 345 Sutardja Dai Hall (Tech Museum)
A Time-Lapse movie captures the multi-year construction of Sutardja Dai Hall, the headquarters for the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.

Introduction to the EECS Curriculum through 16AB
10:00AM-11:00AM, Location TBD

EE 16A and EE16B are unique courses designed specially to introduce students to the curriculum in the EECS department. Taken by most L&S CS/EECS students their first year, these courses introduce topics from many of the upper-division courses, with a focus on building a foundation for machine learning and design principles. We will discuss the curriculum and what it takes to succeed.

Introductory CS Courses at UC Berkeley
11:00AM-12:00PM, Location TBD
The first two courses in the UC Berkeley CS curriculum are CS61A and CS61B. These courses are famously intense, awesome, and unique. We will discuss the curriculum, how they differ from similar courses elsewhere, and what it takes to succeed.

Academic Support Structures in EECS
12:00PM- 1:00PM, Location TBD
The EECS department has the two largest majors on campus, EECS and L&S CS, but most prospective families aren't familiar with our culture of academic support initiatives aimed at enhancing new students' learning. Come learn about our mentoring, tutoring, teaching, and other services designed to support students' academic goals while providing smaller communities in the department. There will also be time allocated for Q&A.

Major Information Session for Freshmen admitted to EECS
1:00PM- 2:00PM, Location TBD
Detailed information about the BS program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley for students admitted to the 2019-2020 academic year.

Major Information Session for Freshmen admitted to L&S Intending CS
1:00PM- 2:00PM, Location TBD
Detailed information about the BA program in Computer Science at UC Berkeley for students admitted to the 2019-2020 academic year.

Improving Road Traffic through Autonomy
2:00PM-2:30PM, 306 Soda Hall 
Get an insight into how autonomous driving and routing via map services and mobile applications change the state of traffic for better or worse. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges to improve traffic by understanding the impacts of routing apps and the potential of autonomous vehicles.

EECS/CS Life from a Student Perspective
2:00PM-3:00PM, Location TBD
An open discussion with current students about the EECS and L&S Computer Science programs.

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