BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
Call for Applications - Piatt Fellowship 2022-23
Inaugural Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Luncheon for Women in EE and CS
Google-CAHSI Dissertation Award Applications Now Open
CFA: Humanizing Technology Teaching Fellowships (Due April 29)
HACU Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarships
Transforming Structures of Whiteness in University Leadership
LEED Training - California - Winter Webinars
SDSC's HPC/CI Training Series 2022 - Register today!
Please note the following upcoming university deadlines, and ALWAYS check the Academic and Administrative Calendar for important dates and deadlines. Bookmark this year's Academic and Administrative Calendar and refer to it regularly.
Monday, April 4th Graduate Student Enrollment & Fee Payment
If you have not paid your registration fees or enrolled in the minimum number of courses by this date, you will be charged a $50 late fee. Please keep in mind that pending aid (Fellowship, GSR, TA) will not credit your account until you are enrolled in at least 5 units.
Monday, April 4th Graduate Student Part-Time Status
This is the deadline to apply for reduced course load and fees. Part-time status forms must be approved/signed by your faculty advisor and submitted to the BSOE Graduate Advising office by the posted deadline. Part-time application forms are available on the Graduate Division's website.
Thursday, April 7th Deadline To Apply For Degree
If you plan to complete your MS or PhD this quarter (Spring 2022), the degree application needs to be submitted to BSOE Graduate Advising office. This is also the deadline to pay for filing fee, if applicable. More guidelines for graduating are available on the Graduate Advising website.
Friday, April 15th Deadline to Add/Drop/Swap Courses
This is your last day to add, drop and swap courses. You will not be able to drop or withdraw from courses after this deadline has passed. If you are enrolled in a placeholder class, you MUST drop it by this deadline. More information on how to add, drop, and swap classes is available on the registrar website.
Friday, May 6th Leave of Absence Spring Deadline
Deadline to petition for leave of absence (LOA) beginning the next quarter. LOA forms must be approved/signed by your faculty advisor and submitted to the BSOE Graduate Advising office by the posted deadline. LOA application forms are available on the Graduate Division's website.
Friday, May 27th Grade Option
This is your last day to change your grading option for any courses you are enrolled in.
IMPORTANT: The system defaults to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. Instructions for how to change your grading option to letter grades (ABC) can be found here.
Friday, May 27th Late Add with Fee Deadline
The Graduate Division and the Office of Foundation Relations are pleased to invite qualified students to apply for the Henry and Vera Piatt Fellowship, underwritten by the Capitola-Aptos Rotary Foundation. Please distribute this call widely among graduate students in your departments.
UCSC Contacts: Peter Biehl, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Almut Wolf, Foundation Relations, email@example.com
Funder: Capitola Aptos Rotary Foundation
Opportunity: Henry and Vera Piatt Fellowship
Deadline: April 20, 2022
Underwritten by the Capitola-Aptos Rotary Foundation, the Piatt Fellowship will provide a single award of $15,000 to a graduate of a Santa Cruz County Public High School who is pursuing a graduate degree at UC Santa Cruz in one of the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines during the 2022-23 academic year.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
● Be a US citizen.
● A graduate of a public high school in Santa Cruz County and possessing a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
● Pursuing a Ph.D. in the science, math, technology or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. If no suitable Ph.D. candidate can be found, then a second-year Master’s student is acceptable.
● Student recipient must be in good academic standing and in successful pursuit of their graduate degree. Ranked priority for qualified recipients shall be a student who:
1. Is in the final stages of their graduate degree, i.e. conducting original research and preparing their dissertation,
2. Has passed their qualifying exam(s) and is advanced to candidacy,
3. Is a second or third-year student, or
4. Is a student entering a graduate program in the appropriate disciplines at UCSC.
1. Completed Piatt Fellowship Application/Information Sheet form (attached).
2. A letter of recommendation from the department chair, faculty advisor, or faculty sponsor that describes the student’s academic merit and how the student will benefit from the award.
3. Unofficial Transcripts
4. (Optional) Relevant material that would assist with the selection process - in the past this has included visual aids (charts, diagrams, formulas), research results, published articles/reports – Please limit optional material to 10 single spaced pages or 1 published article/report.
Selection Process and Distribution of Funds
The Graduate Division will convene a committee of faculty members from STEM disciplines to select the Piatt Fellowship awardee in early May 2022.
Piatt Fellowship funds will be awarded for the 2022-23 academic year and can be used for all costs related to successful pursuit of the graduate degree, including but not limited to fees, tuition, research, equipment, childcare or living expenses, etc. The Piatt Fellow will receive their award prior to the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year, probably in August 2022.
Please note: The selected student is required to attend at least 1-2 meetings of the Capitola Aptos Rotary Club. Typically, the first is in the fall where the recipient will be officially presented with the award and meet the benefactors, and second, later in the year, the Piatt Fellow will give a presentation to the Capitola-Aptos Rotary Club on their research supported by this award.
● Peter Biehl, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, or firstname.lastname@example.org
● Almut Wolf, Assistant Director Foundation Relations, 831-459-2902 or email@example.com
Wednesday April 20, 2022 Applications Due
May 15, 2022
May 25, 2022
June 1, 2022
Call sent: March 17, 2022
Google and CAHSI work together to offer the Google-CAHSI Dissertation Award which
Call for Applications: Humanizing Technology Teaching Fellowships
Deadline: Applications due April 29th, 2022
Award: $5,000 summer fellowship and an opportunity for a one quarter GSI position in Winter, Spring, or Summer 2023.
We are seeking applications from qualified PhD students to serve as part of an instructional community for the Humanities Division’s recently awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grant “Humanizing Technology.” The goal of the grant is to develop a 5-course certificate program at the intersection of humanistic thought and contemporary issues in engineering. Teaching fellows selected for the program will work alongside faculty to collaboratively design one of these courses during Summer 2022. All graduate students will also be able to teach the course they helped design as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) in Winter, Spring, or Summer 2023.
The five proposed courses are as follows:
Participant Requirements: All graduate students must commit to fully participating in the instructional community. Participation includes:
- Ethics and Technology (Perspectives on Technology Gen Ed): This course explores ethical, social, and political issues raised by data scientific approaches to technology.
- Global History of Communication (Cross-Cultural Analysis Gen Ed): This course provides a historical framing of the development of communication technologies and practices, considering a variety of cultures and societies across human history.
- Humans and Machines, a History (Textual Analysis Gen Ed): This course explores the tension between humans and machines, between people and objects increasingly resembling them.
- Representing the Self and the Other (Interpreting Arts & Media Gen Ed): Focusing on paintings, prints, photographs, selfies, and avatars, this course considers how the composition and form of an image is shaped by the maker’s goals, by the technology, and by its audience.
- Race and Technology (Ethnicity & Race Gen Ed): This course examines how the construction of race connects with constructs in science and technology.
- Early Summer 2022: Attend summer course design institute for all instructional community members. This institute is conducted by CITL and will be held remotely from 10am-1pm on six days in July (twice a week for three weeks): Wed. July 6, Fri. July 8, Mon. July 11, Wed. July 13, Mon. July 18, and Wed. July 20.
- Late Summer 2022: Attend regular meetings with faculty course leads to design the syllabus and prepare the course for university approval.
- Winter, Spring, or Summer 2023 (optional): Teach a 30-person (max) seminar as a Graduate Student Instructor; GSIs will be appointed under a separate contract, and they will receive additional support from faculty and peer mentors, including at least one classroom visit.
Application consists of:
- PhD students must be in good academic standing and within normative time.
- PhD students need to be engaged in research and to have taught as a teaching assistant or GSI in a graduate program at UC Santa Cruz. Students from outside the Humanities Division will be considered if their research engages the themes of the grant, broadly construed.
- Applicants must be registered and in residence during the 2022-23 academic year. Students are ineligible to apply while on leave.
- Advancement to candidacy strongly preferred.
- Cover letter of no more than 2 pages describing why the applicant wants to join the Humanizing Technology instructional community. The letter should include relevant qualifications and describe which one(s) of the five courses are of particular interest and why.
- Graduate Director Form signed by your department Graduate Director confirming that you are within normative time and in good academic standing.
- One-page CV
- Application form
Learn more and apply here: https://thi.ucsc.edu/
We would like to inform you that the applications are open for the “HACU Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarships”. Undergraduate or Graduate Students in all Studies are invited to apply.
Application Deadline: 31st July 2022
Total Award Amount: $5,000
The Center for Racial Justice is happy to announce an upcoming series centered on the research and writing of Associate Professor of Psychology Rebecca Covarrubias and graduate student Katherine Quinteros!
Please join us for the event series titled: Transforming Structures of Whiteness in University Leadership. Please save the dates and register below. More information to follow
This series will consist of three events:
Friday, February 18–Enacting Solidarities: Faculty/Staff Affinity Groups Report Back
The Faculty Community Networking Program was created to provide DEI arenas of community, development, and support for faculty from historically marginalized communities on campus. In this forum, leaders of these groups will present the issues and recommendations that emerged from their collective discussions, and report back on their groups’ experiences in trying to improve faculty community, development, and support. Discussion will focus on how to move this work forward.
Register Here (restricted to UCSC):
Friday, April 1– Calling Out Whiteness in University Structures of Leadership
Centering the voices and lived experiences of faculty of color (FOC) navigating university leadership is critical for exposing and transforming problematic structures. From a brief research talk, audiences will learn how FOC navigate and reform structures of Whiteness in leadership. Interactive discussion with divisional deans will follow, with goals of understanding how to bolster the leadership efforts of FOC and undo structures of Whiteness.
Register Here (restricted to UCSC):
TBD–Recognizing Invisible Labor in the University: Ways Forward
Recent research and social movements have highlighted ways that racism and sexism remain entrenched in the academy. Patterns of faculty workload show clear inequities, with faculty from historically minoritized groups disproportionately doing more service, diversity and mentoring work, with women faculty doing more teaching and service. These activities are essential to university functioning, yet are often invisible and unrewarded, leading to lower productivity and decreased retention. In this event, our panelists will discuss examples of promising practices and policies that have been developed both within the University of California system and beyond, for recognizing and rewarding invisible labor.
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We are looking to reach out to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff at all UC campuses who may be interested in a training program on High Performance Computing (HPC) and Cyberinfrastructure (CI). This program allows students the opportunity for hands-on experience with SDSC’s latest supercomputer, Expanse.
Event Location: McHenry Library, Information Commons South
Please join UC Santa Cruz alumni, current students, faculty, staff, trustees, and the Santa Cruz community at the 18th annual Graduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 22, 2022, 1:15 to 3:30 p.m., to learn about graduate student research and artistic endeavor through posters, talks, and alternative media in McHenry Library, Information Commons South. A reception on the library south lawn follows the judging period, with winners of the best presentation in each academic division and the best overall presentation announced by Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate Division Peter Biehl.
The schedule is as follows:
1:15-1:30 p.m. Welcome, kickoff of judging period
Info Commons South – VPDGS Peter Biehl, Chancellor Cindy Larive
1:30-3:30 p.m. Judging period open to visitors
Info Commons South – Posters and Alternative Media
Adjoining rooms and Quiet Study Lounge – Up to 5-minute talks with up to 5-minute Q&A with judges
4:00-5:30 p.m. Reception and Award Ceremony, Announcement of Winners
South Lawn, Terrace – VPDGS Peter Biehl
We are seeking smart, energetic and motivated Software Engineers to help us (BofA) continue to deliver our top-rated, J. D. Power-certified mobile app used by over 41M+ users. So, if you are a Computer Science/Related major graduating in this Spring / Summer 2022, passionate about mobile banking/fintech, get ready to work in a most supportive environment rated among the Top Companies to Work For. You will be part of a rare team that truly looks out for you to help you succeed. We have positions open in San Francisco, Plano and Charlotte locations, on a rolling basis.
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The Computer Science Laboratory at SRI is looking for a summer intern this year (see job posting below). The student will work with Dr. Huascar Sanchez and other CSL researchers on detecting emergent anomalous developer behavior in open-source projects by leveraging machine learning, data science, and source code analysis. The internship is geared towards PhD students with machine learning and code analysis interests.