Red – expiring soon. Purple – graduate school. Blue – full time work. Green – summer internships. Orange – highly recommended.
The Fung Institute is pleased to announce we will be offering three brand new summer session courses for aspiring technology leaders in Sessions C/D (3 units, 6 or 8 weeks):
- ENGIN 170A: Technology Leadership | Explore how optimally organized firms create innovation
- ENGIN 170B: Commercializing Deep Tech Innovations | Collaborate on real-world projects from leading research institutions
- ENGIN 170C: Agile Product Development | Experience a full cycle of product development by refining a series of prototypes
Enroll today and prepare yourself to solve the world’s problems through innovation, technology, and collaboration across boundaries, in teaching, research, and service. https://summer.
Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary honor society comprised of students, faculty, and other researchers and professionals within STEM. As a society, we aim to promote research excellence and foster a community of passionate researchers.
The Committee for Student Advancement (CSA) is a community within Sigma Xi. Our goal is to increase the student presence within the chapter and provide students from universities around the Bay Area (Cal and beyond!) with opportunities for networking, outreach, mentorship, and professional/scientific development.
If you are interested in applying to become a member of Sigma Xi and the CSA, please fill out the following interest form so we can send you more information, including details about our information sessions this week. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time if you have any questions regarding membership, opportunities, or anything else regarding the chapter/CSA!
Financial Wellness Workshops are designed to provide you with skills and tools to enhance your money management skills. Most workshops are organized, designed, and led by Student Financial Wellness Coaches, with a few led by esteemed guest speakers. Please see below for workshop information and details.
Salary Negotiation – Academic Positions
You’ve spent years strategizing how to get that tenure-track offer; now what?
Negotiations are about much more than salary; they also determine whether you’ll have ready access to the resources you’ll need to be successful in your new role as an assistant professor. This workshop led by Andrew Green, from Berkeley Career Engagement, offers practical tools for strengthening your negotiation skills and achieving win-win outcomes for Academic Positions.
- Registration Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rSc2ykJxS02s1JYMdjdxbw
Salary Negotiation – Industry Positions
Join us for the Salary Negotiation Workshop led by Andrew Green from Berkeley Career Engagement. Learn essential skills to confidently negotiate your salary for Industry positions. Gain insights on industry standards, effective talking points, and overcoming common challenges. Elevate your financial well-being by mastering the art of negotiation. Let’s dive in!
- Registration Link:
Credit Check-Up: Understanding and Managing Your Credit
Join us to learn about the importance of credit, explore the significance of credit reports, and discuss strategies for responsible credit usage. Whether you’re new to credit or seeking to optimize your credit management, this workshop will provide you with resources to help build a stronger financial foundation.
- Registration Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q3Ya8h9fRHibOJWYEPNXyQ
Roth IRA’s & Investing 101
In this 90 minute workshop, Rob Shaye, CFP® will cover the basics of Roth IRA’s and explain how to get started investing in one of these accounts. He’ll go over:
- What is a Roth IRA?
- How does it differ from investing in a brokerage account?
- How and where to open a Roth IRA
- Once opened, how to fund it and select an investment
- Rules and income limits regarding Roth IRA’s (only those with earned income can open one)
- Deadlines to contribute (you have until April 15, 2024 to fund a Roth IRA for 2023, if you are eligible)
- How to systematically set aside money from your paycheck after you graduate to continue funding your Roth IRA
- Common mistakes and pitfalls young investors make with their Roth IRA’s
- Why Robinhood is not the optimal place to open a Roth IRA
There will be plenty of time for questions and Rob will conduct live-polling throughout the workshop. The slides will not be distributed afterwards, so try your best to attend live. Rob teaches UGBA 135 and MBA 296 – Personal Financial Management, at Haas and has years of experience with Roth IRA’s. Note: this is not individual investment advice or tax advice. The material presented is for educational purposes only.
- Registration Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Poz8BRGbQ96XZS1hUOuU0Q
Debt Detox Management
Financial decisions involving loans can have a significant impact on your future, and learning how to manage debt is very important for maintaining financial wellness. Join us to learn about student loans, borrowing tips, and how to effectively manage existing and future debt. This workshop will empower you with knowledge needed to make informed financial decisions and foster a healthier financial future.
- Registration Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GJXxpXB2RUKaQuX_41Myzg
Budget Bites: Thrifty Eating Tips
This session, you will learn from our Financial Wellness Coach how to budget for groceries, and get tips and resources for grocery shopping and meal prep that will save you money. Join us as we uncover the art of balancing both your plate and your budget for a healthier and wealthier you.
- Registration Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XT2ApeWzRXy2EuuM-lPF3A
Smooth Move: Moving Out of the Dorms
Are you planning to move out of the dorms and into off-campus housing? Our workshop “Smooth Move” is designed to guide you through the essential steps of this significant transition.
- Registration Link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D2qaNPTxRlKo_U0yO1GYSQ
Please join us next Friday for a day filled with inspiring talks, plentiful networking and ample opportunities to contribute to the critical discourse on health tech innovation for all.
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute are proud to present the eighth annual EDGE in Tech Symposium: Advancing Health Tech for All. This year’s event explores how diversity in talent can develop inclusive and innovative health care solutions that benefit everyone.
Friday, March 8, 2024
9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. PT
The event will be held in person at UC Davis with a live stream option for those who wish to join remotely. Students, faculty and staff can attend for free!
Hone your data chops with Discovery’s exclusive workshop series this semester! From data analytics to machine learning, join us for hands-on sessions designed to inspire and empower you on your data science path. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to expand your skills, our workshops provide a supportive environment for exploration and growth.
Can’t make it – No worries! We have your back. RSVP to get your recordings after the workshop is concluded!
In this class you will:
- Learn to listen to your inner alarm bells, practice threat assessment and use assertive body language
- Practice “self-defense voice,” using language that can alert yourself, the attacker and bystanders
- Practice setting boundaries through internal boundary recognition, body language and the use of verbal skills
- Learn two powerful physical strikes two the face and groin
- Understand the importance of adrenaline management and early boundary setting in both acquaintance and stranger interactions
Open to all genders ages 16+.
The 2024 Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Programs for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech) and Medical Technology (SMDP MedTech)
Our Program Director, Dustielyn Savage will be hosting a SMDP Info Session on March 8th at 11am PST. Register in advance for this meeting:
Interested candidates are invited to apply online at http://smdp.icpdprograms.org/. Successful student applicants will receive fellowships to attend one of the programs and virtually all expenses for the one-year SMDP are covered. We are now accepting applications. The deadline is April 5, 2024.
Ethnically diverse university students and recent graduates in technical fields are invited to apply (Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans and Native Americans). To qualify, applicants must be interested in a career in biotechnology, medical technology or consumer healthcare industries and seek to receive career mentoring and training from industry leaders. Applicants must also be able to work in the Unites States without needing a visa or sponsorship.
Both year-long programs begin with a 5-day training session. SMDP Biotech will be June 1-6, 2024, in San Diego, California and SMDP MedTech will be October 12-17, 2024, in Toronto, Canada. Participants will also attend a major industry conference.
During SMDP, Scholars will be paired with industry mentors to learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching. As part of the program, Scholars and their mentors create personalized mentoring plans, which they implement over the course of the year following the training session. The mentor-mentee teams communicate regularly by telephone and email, aided by ICPD staff and the internet-based SMDP Mentoring Portal.
Bio-Tech Connect is on March 7th! Come to the Stanley Hall Atrium to network with representatives from a variety of local biotech companies and hand out your resume to companies looking to hire. The event will be open to graduate students from 2-3 PM and everyone from 3-4:30 PM. Register here!
If you want a closer look at the event, you can sign up to volunteer here! Volunteers have the chance to meet and guide company representatives and help run the event. See you there!
Join us to explore the different pathways to health graduate schools and hear from accepted students of their tips for the application cycle and success as a pre-health student!
Thursday, March 7th
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Blue Room, Career Center
The Berkeley Engineering Design Scholar Program is a 10-week summer research program open to all continuing UC Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Engineering or with relevant experience in design innovation. The Scholars actively contribute to the growing design ecosystem at UC Berkeley—participating in seminars, workshops, and special events with members of the design community, including their cohort of fellow undergraduate Design Scholars, graduate students, and faculty.
Scholars also receive a $6,500 stipend. The per week commitment will fluctuate, but students should prepare to be able to commit at least 20 hours/week towards research. Application deadline: March 18.
Wondering what to do this summer? Join Berkeley Summer Sessions and departments across campus for our Summer Opportunities Fair on Wednesday, March 6, from 2-4 p.m., in Lower Sproul Plaza. You’ll learn about exciting summer options through UC Berkeley, including summer courses, study abroad, summer minors and certificates, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more! Visit summerfair.berkeley.edu
UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) Info Session, Wednesday, March 6, 3:30 p.m., Dwinelle Hall 44B (Level C)
Interested in exploring your interests and abilities with an exciting internship in the California State Capitol? You can transfer your tuition for a semester to UC Davis while you study and live one block from the State Capitol with UCCS. Check out this flyer to learn about eligibility requirements.
Represent Berkeley students in Sacramento in the coming Summer, Fall, or Spring semesters. Berkeley students have had amazing internship experiences and stepped into their future jobs in California government and leadership positions across the state after adding this internship to their university studies.
Special invitation from the Fan Lab at MIT for graduating Berkeley Bioengineers to apply to their research position:
Dr. Angela Belcher
James Mason Crafts Professor, Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wednesday, March 6
12:00 – 1:00 PM
105 Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley
11:30 – 12noon Reception preceding in B1 Atrium Stanley Hall
“Evolving Organisms to Grow New Nanomaterials for Energy, the Environment and Medicine”
Organisms have been making exquisite inorganic materials for over 500 million years. Although these materials have many desired physical properties such as strength, regularity, and environmentally benign processing, the types of materials that organisms have evolved to work with are limited. However, there are many properties of living systems that could be potentially harnessed by researchers to make advanced technologies that are smarter, more adaptable, and that are synthesized to be compatible with the environment. One approach to designing future technologies which have some of the properties that living organisms use so well, is to evolve organisms to work with a more diverse set of building blocks. The goal is to have a DNA sequence that codes for the synthesis and assembly of any inorganic material or device. We have been successful in using evolutionarily selected peptides to control physical properties of nanocrystals and subsequently use molecular recognition and self-assembly to design biological hybrid multidimensional materials. These materials could be designed to address many scientific and technological problems in electronics, environmental remediation, medicine, and energy applications. Currently we are using this technology to design new methods for building batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, carbon sequestration and storage, environmental remediation, catalysis, and medical diagnostics and imaging. This talk will address conditions under which organisms first evolved to make materials and scientific approaches to move beyond naturally evolved materials to genetically imprint advanced technologies with examples in lithium and sodium ion batteries, lithium-air batteries, environmental clean-up and ovarian cancer imaging and treatment.
Angela Belcher is a biological and materials engineer with expertise in the fields of biomaterials, biomolecular materials, organic-inorganic interfaces and solid-state chemistry and devices. Her primary research focus is evolving new materials for energy, electronics, the environment, and medicine. She received her B.S. in Creative Studies from The University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at UCSB. She now holds the James Mason Crafts Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Engineering at MIT. She is faculty in the Department of Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and the Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research. She teaches undergraduate subjects in material sciences and engineering and biological engineering. In 2002, she founded the company Cambrios Technologies, Inc., and in 2007 she founded Siluria Technologies, Inc. Some recent awards include the Lemelson-MIT Prize for her Inventions, Eni Prize for Renewable and Non-Conventional Energy, in 2009 Rolling Stone Magazine listed her as one of the top 100 people changing the country. In 2007, Time Magazine named her a “Hero”- for her research related to Climate Change. She received the Four Star General Recognition Award (US Army) for significant contribution to army transformation. In 2000, she was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE). She was named Research Leader of the Year by Scientific American, and is a MacArthur Fellow, a Packard Fellow, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a Bose Fellow, a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Inventors, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
A graduate student from the School of Public Health and the UC Berkeley Office of Emergency Management on equitable campus emergency management requests volunteers to complete a survey on their experiences.
This research seeks to gain insight on student experiences with disasters on campus, their personal preparedness practices, and what resources would be most helpful when preparing for and responding to future disasters. The results of this research will be used to inform campus emergency resource recommendations. Equity is the foundation of this research and responses from as many of the diverse student communities as possible are crucial for us to understand the needs of the many communities on campus.
The ATP-Bio REU is a 10-week research internship targeting STEM students nationwide, including community college students, who have not participated in prior research. Students will spend their summer doing exciting, cutting-edge research to help “stop biological time” and radically extend the ability to bank and transport cells, aquatic embryos, tissue, skin, whole organs, microphysiological systems (“organs-on-a-chip”), and even whole organisms through a team approach to build advanced biopreservation technologies.
ATP-Bio REU students will work at the University of Minnesota, Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Riverside, or Texas A&M University. Lodging and travel are provided, along with a stipend.
ATP-Bio aims to enhance the diversity of future scientific communities; we strongly encourage applications from underserved, underrepresented, and underresourced groups.
Applications due March 17
Diversity in Cancer Research Postbaccalaureate Program
Looking to gain paid research experience and build the skills you need to bolster your application for a PhD or MD/PhD program? Designed to support and prepare diverse recent college graduates, the Diversity in Cancer Research Postbaccalaureate Program can get you there.
Due date unknown
Register for Illumina’s Spring Webinar: Inspiring Career Paths in Biotech
March 6 @ 4-5pm PT / 7-8pm ET | Register here
Join us for a panel discussion to hear directly from Illumina employees about their career journeys and what it is like to work in the biotech industry.
Join the SLC for “It’s Your Time: Reconnect with Your Most Precious Resource”!
In this engaging 1-hour workshop, you’ll rediscover and reconnect with your most valuable resource: time. Whether you consider yourself a seasoned time manager or are exploring new techniques, we guarantee that you’ll emerge with a transformed relationship to time, empowered with concrete tools to make the most of your schedule.
Sign up for one of the first sessions of the semester:
Workshops will be hosted each week until RRR week. New dates will be added throughout the semester.
Correlation One, Citadel and Citadel Securities will host the Spring Invitational Datathon, a data science competition that challenges students from the region’s best universities to tackle real-world social challenges in topics such as urban traffic, renewable energy, and education.
Top-performing students have the opportunity to win $15,000 in cash prizes along with exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel (both internships and full-time roles). The events are completely free and invite only.
When: April 2 – 9
Who: Undergraduates and Master’s students
Prizes: $15,000 + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel and Citadel Securities
application deadline March 22
The Career Engagement Team has counselors and peer advisors who are ready to guide you on your career journey. Through scheduled appointments and drop-ins, they can help you explore career options and translate your experiences and skills to apply for diverse opportunities. Learn about diverse ways to meet with someone: https://career.berkeley.edu/start-exploring/meet-with-us/
The Spring ’24 CAEE tutoring schedule is available at https://engineering.berkeley.edu/students/academic-support/
The CAEE’s Deep Dive Tutoring is back for the semester! Deep dives are weekly one-hour, tutor-guided sessions covering content from the week, in a small group setting (similar to discussion). All deep dives are located in Sutardja Dai Hall 240.
CS 61A: Mondays, 1-2 p.m.; Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Physics 7A: Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.
EECS 16A: Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
More courses, including Math 1A, 1B, 53, 54 and Chem 1A to be added.
Need some help with writing courses?
The Art of Writing Tutoring Program supports students taking Reading & Composition (R&C) courses in all departments. Tutors are available Sunday through Thursday evenings, and R&C students can sign up for a 30-minute online appointment. Tutoring is targeted and disciplinary-specific, responding to the parameters of R&C instruction and the challenges faced by R&C student writers in each department. More information, and signups, available here.
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Cellular Bioengineering: From Biomaterials to Stem Cells
Expected Program Dates: May 28 – August 2, 2024
For more information or to apply, go to https://sites.rutgers.edu/celleng/
Applications due March 15
Need academic advice? Can a peer adviser assist you? Ask a peer adviser about courses, clubs, research, majors/minors, campus resources, and/or general survival at UC Berkeley!
Visit a peer adviser in-person or online:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
308 McLaughlin or Zoom
See schedule online
The Photonics Undergraduate Research Summer Experience (PURSuE) program at Boston University is a 10-week REU program (6/2/24 – 8/10/24) for students who are interested in pursuing doctoral research related to photonics. The program is run with several other REU programs and includes mentoring and professional development as well as laboratory research. The PURSuE REU program is for rising seniors with some photonics experience, who seek an introduction to graduate research opportunities at BU.
Learn more, applications due March 15
We are proud to announce the launch of “Engineers Beyond Berkeley,” a program specifically designed to support and empower undocumented engineering students who are navigating the unique challenges posed by U.S. immigration policies. Check out their upcoming sessions:
- The Nuts and Bolts of Applying to a Position | December 7, 12-1:30 p.m., led by Karla Reyes, our professional consultant and expert in undocumented student contracting options.
- Entrepreneurial Mindset | February 1, 5-6:30 p.m. with Karla Reyes
- Groups Coaching | March 5, 5-6 p.m. with Karla Reyes
Workshops are open to any undocumented STEM student at Berkeley
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