Undergraduate EECS Newsletter - Spring 2024 -
Undergraduate EECS Newsletter
 

Friday, March 15, 2024

 

AI Safety & Security Startup Panel

Speakers including ex-Deepmind researchers and AI security startup founders, and academic leaders. Enjoy a professional mixer with catering afterwards.

Tuesday, March 19th from 5-6:30pm

Register here for location.

Hosted by Clear Ventures x AI Entrepreneurs at Berkeley

 

Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarship

Receive $10,000 award for Undergraduate Students and $15,000 award for Graduate Students!

Applications due Thursday, March 21st at 11:59pm

Learn more and apply here.

 

O4U Fall Conferences

Conferences dedicated to empowering LGBTQIA2+ undergraduate students.

Round 2 deadline Sunday, March 31st

Learn more here and apply here.

 

AiiCE Computing Environment Survey (ACES)

100 students completing this survey will be randomly selected to receive a $20 electronic gift card!

Survey due Tuesday, April 30th

Review consent form here and complete survey here.

Make Your Own Boba

Enjoy some delicious bubble tea and socialize with the EECS community!

Wednesday, March 20th from
2-4pm at the Wozniak Terrace

Hosted by Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

 

HKN Movie Night

Watch “Oppenheimer”! Popcorn provided!

Friday, March 22nd at 7pm in HP Auditorium

Hosted by Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

Berkeley M.E.T. Continuing Student Applications Open

Open to current College of Engineering sophomores!

Applications due Monday, April 1st at 4pm

Learn more and apply here.

 

Falling Walls Lab

Win an all-expenses paid trip to Berlin in November!

Applications due Monday, April 1st

Learn more and apply here.

 

Stanford Science Mentorship Institute

Seeking mentors passionate about teaching and electrical engineering!

Applications due Wednesday, May 1st on a rolling basis

Learn more here and apply here.

Lawrence Hall of Science Teen Research Program Seeking Instructors

The Lawrence Hall of Science is looking to hire Berkeley students to help teach teens this summer.  The two programs that need help are 
See program posting for dates.
 
 
Teen Research Program Instructor, Summer 2024
The Lawrence Summer Teen Research Program offers week-long immersive STEM learning experiences for students in grades 7-12 across a range of science disciplines. The Teen Research Program Instructor role is perfect for Graduate or Undergraduate Students passionate about both STEM and education. As an Instructor, you’ll facilitate fun, engaging, and meaningful hands-on science learning for teens. It is a great opportunity for professional growth, and you will gain valuable experience in science communication and teaching STEM to middle and highschoolers.
 

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Clear Ventures x AI Entrepreneurs at Berkeley: AI Safety & Security Startup Panel

When: March 19th, 5-6:30PM.
Register here.
 
Looking for a technical crash course on AI safety, AI security, and building responsibly with AI? Come out for a spectacular speaker lineup including an ex-Google DeepMind researcher, founders, and academic leaders. Also meet the Clear Ventures team, and enjoy a catered event and mixer afterwards. Register here or at tinyurl.com/AIEBCLEAR.
 

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Make Your Own Boba

Get ready for a DIY boba event open to all students! Join HKN on Wednesday, March 20 from 2-4 PM at the Wozniak Terrace to enjoy some delicious bubble tea. It's a laid-back, fun event where you can socialize with others in the EECS community. Don't miss out on the boba excitement! Hope to see you there!
 
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Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarship

The FWSF Scholarship Fund provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in the fields of accounting, finance and/or the financial services industry. Since 1985, our Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $3 million in scholarship grants to Bay Area women. Beyond financial support, FWSF scholarship recipients have the opportunity to be mentored by FWSF members and attend career development and networking events. 
 
The deadline for receiving the application is no later than March 21, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Please contact FWSF at info@FinancialWomenSF.org if you have any questions. https://financialwomensf.org/application-process
 
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HKN Movie Night

Come relax & join HKN for a movie night, with popcorn provided !!
We will be hanging out and watching “Oppenheimer” on Friday, March 22 at 7PM in HP Auditorium! Hope to see y’all there :)
 
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Out for Undergrad (O4U) Fall Conferences

We are thrilled to announce that applications for the Fall 2024 Conferences are now open! 

 

O4U Engineering + Life Sciences (Pilot) Conference

Sept. 26-28, 2024 (Tentative) | Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

 

O4U Digital Conference

Sept/Oct 2024 | New York, NY

  • Out for Undergrad is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization designed to help high-achieving LGBTQ undergrads reach their full potential.
  • LGBTQ+ engineering students will have the opportunity to discuss being out in the engineering industry and hear from professionals who are out in their careers. 
  • Students will network with LGBTQ+ peers and professionals from top engineering companies from a wide range of industries across the country. 
  • Students will have the opportunity to find LGBTQ+ mentors in their field. 
  • Sponsoring companies will recruit students for jobs and internships at the career fair and throughout the conference.

We have three total rounds for applications but applying early is highly encouraged as all rounds are of rolling admissions, with deadlines on:

Round 2: Sunday, March 31st, 2024, 11:59PM PST

Round 3: Sunday, April 28th, 2024, 11:59PM PST

 

APPLY NOW HERE

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to The O4U Admissions Team: 

 O4U Engineering + Life Sciences Admissions: engineering.admissions@outforundergrad.org 

O4U Digital Admissions:
digital.admissions@outforundergrad.org  

 

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Berkeley M.E.T. Continuing Student Applications Open

The Berkeley M.E.T. Program Continuing Student Application portal is NOW LIVE! M.E.T. Students earn dual-degrees from the Haas School of Business AND College of Engineering. Berkeley M.E.T. gives you world-class instruction, industry experience, and career coaching, all in a top-notch cohort of students as talented and motivated as you are.

 

Current UC Berkeley College of Engineering sophomores majoring in an M.E.T. academic track (AE, BioE, CE, EECS, IEOR, ME, or MSE) are eligible to apply to the M.E.T. program during the spring of their sophomore year.

 

The Continuing Student Application deadline is April 1 at 4pm PST

If admitted, students will join the M.E.T. community Fall of their junior year.

 

To learn more about M.E.T. we invite you to:

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Falling Walls Lab

Win a trip to Berlin!
 
Falling Walls Labs are science/innovation slams that take place worldwide. Young researchers, students, and entrepreneurs can pitch their innovative ideas or research that creates a positive impact on science and society to an interdisciplinary jury that will select the winner. Topics can be broad and are not limited to engineering and science. All winners of the Labs worldwide will be invited to the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin in November with all expenses paid.
 
Participants can apply here by April 1, 2024. Finalists will be invited to pitch at the Exploratorium in San Francisco on April 17, 2024. If you have any questions, please email: info.sanfrancisco@dwih.org.

 

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AiiCE Computing Environment Survey (ACES)

Duke University is conducting a study titled “AiiCE Computing Environment Survey (ACES),”  which explores how university CS departments foster equitable and inclusive academic environments for all students (undergraduate and graduate). Please help with this important study by filling out the following survey NO LATER THAN APRIL 30. 100 students completing this survey will be randomly selected to receive a $20 electronic gift card (drawing to be held after May 1 and winners notified via email by May 8). Note that to be eligible for the drawing, you must provide your full name and a university-affiliated email at the end of the survey. 

 

The survey can be completed online in approximately 5 minutes. To complete it, please do the following:

  1. Review the consent form (https://bit.ly/consent-aces), which discusses the purpose of the study and other relevant information about participation.
  2. Complete the survey (https://bit.ly/survey-aces)
     
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact A. Nicki Washington at nicki@cs.duke.edu. Results will be shared with department leadership. However, instructors/faculty/department/university will not have access to any individual responses. The researchers may publish the results of this study, but they will not include any information that could identify students (e.g., individual responses). In addition, any results provided will be in a summarized form (e.g., % of students think their department faculty create an inclusive and equitable environment).

 

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Stanford Science Mentorship Institute (sci-MI)

if you're passionate about teaching and mentoring and want to help design content in electrical engineering and research for high school students, consider joining the Science Mentorship Institute as a curriculum developer and/or mentor in the Electrical Engineering Mentorship Program! The application link is: https://forms.gle/v8seEBT6Jpmyqanv6

 

We are debuting a new Electrical Engineering Research Mentorship Program for Summer 2024 and are looking for motivated, passionate individuals to help us develop this program and make it a success. We are looking for the following positions, anticipating around 5 hour/week commitment through the Spring 2024 Semester. Each position will develop didactic content (including lectures, Canvas modules, and journal clubs) about their area of expertise as well as electrical and computer engineering research in general. 

 

  • Circuits Content Developer 

  • Computer Architecture Content Developer 

  • Software Engineering Content Developer 

  • Signal Processing Content Developer 

  • Embedded Systems Content Developer 

 

In addition, we are looking for volunteers to provide meaningful mentorship in electrical and computer engineering research skills and methods to underrepresented high school students in a completely virtual format throughout the Summer 2024 semester. We rely on volunteers like you to provide equitable and accessible science education. All roles are no more than a 5 hour/week commitment over the summer, and the times are flexible based on your availability. These opportunities serve as great resources to gain new skills and expand your portfolio/resume, as we track volunteer hours. 

 

For a detailed description of the organization, please check out our website

 

If you are passionate about teaching and sharing your love for electrical engineering with young underrepresented students, please apply to any of our roles through this link: https://forms.gle/v8seEBT6Jpmyqanv6. We will reach out to you within 2 weeks of your submission for an initial interview – we onboard people on a rolling basis. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (hannah@sci-mi.org) or Rishi Ponnekanti, the other co-director of EEMP (rishi@sci-mi.org). For recruitment or role-specific questions, please contact eemp@sci-mi.org for more information!

 

We can answer questions about professors, majors, student organizations, and campus life in general. Along with academic advisors, we can assist you in tailoring your experience in the CS major.


Ready to reach out to us? Here are two ways:

💻 Virtual drop-in advising is available during any time that school is in session:
- Mondays 12:00 - 1:00 pm
- Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm
- Thursdays 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Zoom link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95409975084

 

📧 Email - peer@eecs.berkeley.edu

 

Center for Financial Wellness (formerly Bears for Financial Success) offers peer to peer financial wellness support through workshops and one-on-one appointments. Topics regarding financial wellness,  include creating a spending plan, understanding credit score and credit report, managing credit cards, saving and banking, moving out of the dorms, and eating on a budget. 

 

Workshop schedule: click here

 

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Basic Needs Center team is committed to fostering belonging and justice on the UC Berkeley campus through a robust model that includes both short-term emergency relief and long-term support services addressing students’ basic needs. All enrolled students including undergraduate, graduate, international and undocumented students are eligible for Basic Needs Center resources and services. We define basic needs as an ecosystem that at the core includes food securityhousing security, and financial stability. We recognize that basic needs must be approached in a holistic manner, and may include health/medical care, technology, and transportation needs in addition to our core ecosystem.

 

The EECS Department is committed to building a broadly diverse community and strives to create a welcoming and respectful learning environment for students. Your feedback and comments will help us work towards this goal, visit this link to fil out the forms.