BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
Apply for NextProf Nexus 2022
Transforming Structures of Whiteness in University Leadership
$3,000 Fellowship on Higher Education for Doctoral Students at UC Campuses
Missed the Diverse Voices 2022 series?
LEED Training - California - Winter Webinars
Inaugural Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Luncheon for Women in EE and CS
Google-CAHSI Dissertation Award Applications Now Open
HACU Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarships
Baskin Graduate Students: UCSC Library wants to hear from you! Earn $25.
School of Computing and Design CSUMB Open Faculty Positions
Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering
Anatomy & Physiology and Organismal Biology Lecturer Positions - Whittier College
Open Positions at University of Chicago's STAGE Lab
Intern opportunity for PhD student Computer Science Laboratory at SRI
Pursuing a graduate degree is financially challenging. According to the UCSC BLUM Center, 31% of UCSC PhD students experienced food insecurity in 2017. Although graduate students are welcome to come into the coffee shop during normal hours, there can be a stigma of using an undergraduate-focused space. To cater directly to our graduate students, we’re hosting Graduate Student Hours to destigmatize the coffee shop and better support graduate students. Only graduate students will be served during this time! We’ll be serving (free!) coffee, tea, bagels, and a different snack each week.Flyer: ccs_grad_student_flyer.png
NextProf Nexus is a three-day program that is part of a nationwide effort to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering. This preeminent event is designed to give participants the opportunity to explore and prepare for a faculty position in academia.
Join a select cohort of diverse engineering Ph.D. students, recent doctoral graduates and top faculty and deans from around the country. NextProf Nexus is designed to encourage academic careers from traditionally underrepresented U.S. demographic groups and is open to individuals of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, veteran status, socio economic status, first generation to college status, and religion.
We strongly encourage women and traditionally underrepresented groups at U.S. institutions who are senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers or early-career scientists and researchers in the field of engineering to apply.
Attendees will leave NextProf with a clear understanding of the academic job market and how to navigate the rigors of first faculty positions.
- Meet mentors and future collaborators
- Attend panel discussions with successful faculty
- Learn about the faculty search process
- Prepare for the academic job market
- Plan for the rigors of first faculty positions
- Understand how to build a successful research program
Applicants may either apply directly to the workshop or be nominated by a faculty member. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
More information here: http://nextprofnexus.engin.umich.edu/
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.
The Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at UC Berkeley invites doctoral students from all UC campuses who are conducting research on higher education to apply for the David P. Gardner Seminar.
Each year, CSHE sponsors the David P. Gardner Seminar for doctoral students who are conducting research related to higher education. Named after UC President Emeritus David P. Gardner, the seminar was expanded in 2020 beyond UC Berkeley to engage students across the University of California system. Applications are accepted from doctoral students from all the UC campuses who represent multiple academic disciplines and are studying some aspect of higher education. This broad range in the seminar participants creates a unique community of early career researchers in higher education within the University of California system.
For each session, CSHE invites diverse scholars and administrators to make presentations on key higher education topics in California, the nation and the world. Students in the seminar hear lectures from prominent education leaders including chancellors and former presidents of University of California. Past speakers have included:
- UC Regents Chairs, Cecilia Estolano and John Perez
- Professor Tolani Britton from the Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley
- Former Under Secretary for Education Martha Kanter
- Director of the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) at the University of Washington, Maresi Nerad
- Engage with a range of disciplines that are related to higher education;
- Learn from scholars about their current research;
- Broaden understanding of different research tools and methodologies;
- Present their own dissertation work;
- Explore potential career paths; and
- Create a community of early career higher education researchers
The seminar meets remotely every other week for two hours - at least 14 meetings during the academic year.
Participants in the seminar are called David P. Gardner Fellows. Upon completion of the seminar, they will receive a $3,000 stipend.
Priority consideration is given to applications received before June 20, 2022. Please note that the enrollment is kept to 11 graduate students.
We look forward to engaging a new group of doctoral students in Fall 2022!
The Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at UC Berkeley is the nation’s first established research institute devoted to the study of higher education. The Center’s mission is to produce and support multi-disciplinary scholarly perspectives on strategic issues in higher education, to conduct relevant policy research, to promote the development of a community of scholars and policymakers engaged in policy-oriented discussion, and to serve the public as a resource on higher education.
You can watch both talks on the Baskin Engineering YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfVoHb52nXTkOSZcoExo6lA
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Our engaging webinars have helped over 10K students and professionals learn the material cold AND clear the exam with a very high passing rate. The LEED Professional Designation has helped past participants attain internships and jobs and now is a great time to add this credential.
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LitFellow.com is very excited to tell you that we are offering a $1000 scholarship to students of Baskin School of Engineering.
In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the academic year 2022.
Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
Applicants under 18, must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Must apply to the contest by email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend.
Must provide your written essay by the deadline of 1st December 2022.
A winner will be chosen on 1st January 2023
All essay submissions should be sent to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about the scholarship, you can visit our website at the link below as well as review the attached flyer. If you have any questions please let us know.
Google and CAHSI work together to offer the Google-CAHSI Dissertation Award which
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
UCSC Library is seeking Baskin graduate students for informal conversations about your learning, research, and teaching experiences at UCSC.
Your responses will inform UCSC Library’s understanding of scholarly practices and student experience, which will help us prioritize library services and programming in response to BSOE needs.
What to expect:
- Conversations will last approximately 45 minutes
- A librarian and research assistant will attend
- Meetings will be either on campus or Zoom
- Questions will focus on your approach to research, teaching experience, and your professional goals
Compensation: $25 Amazon gift card
To sign up: https://forms.gle/pNzUDoovE8pRhisJA
Kioxia Summer Intern 2022
- 2610 Orchard Pkwy, San Jose, CA 95134, USA
- Employees can work remotely
- Department: Internship
- Candidates enrolled in MS and Phd are also welcome.
When applying, please make sure you answer the 3 screening questions, attach 1 project, and submit your current college transcript or you risk losing your opportunity for consideration.
Here at KIOXIA America Inc, our creative force in the world of Storage represents extraordinary talent of people with a diverse range of skill-sets, interests and backgrounds carefully orchestrated to architect and design innovative SSD solutions.
Our Culture is composed of intelligent, curious people who collaborate respectfully together and are stimulated when being stretched beyond technical comfort zones and who thrive on engineering challenges and technological diversity. Simply put, our internship program will engage students with the opportunity to experience real work while providing a practical understanding of SSD technologies, as well our culture.
KIOXIA is looking for passionate and driven students from all disciplines and beyond to be a part of our summer internship. We offer an invigorating program where interns will be contributing to projects with meaningful outcomes – this is not a coffee and copy internship. Our Internship runs eight weeks during the summer between June and August and is open to students with a minimum of two years of college. While our goal is to groom a talent pool of future employees, we cannot guarantee an internship will transition to full-time position – but you never know!
KIOXIA America, Inc. is looking for an intern to work in our SSD BU. The ideal candidate will interface with product marketing and R&D Engineering to develop performance characteristics methods for flash storage. The task will require to extend device drivers, characterize flash performance, data reliability methods and summarizing observations. Intern will gain expertise in low level PCIe Interface constructs, NAND flash characteristics, NVMe protocol an data reliability techniques.
- Completion of 2nd Year of Computer Science/Electronics/Electrical Engineering program preferred. Candidates enrolled in MS and Phd are also welcome.
- Understanding of system architecture, embedded system, device drivers and scripting
- Exposure to data storage and NVMe SSDs is an added advantage.
The School of Computing and Design at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is hiring part-time and full-time faculty. A Masters degree in the corresponding field is required.
The Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at Columbus State University (CSU) invites applications for a full time, tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering. Columbus State is leading the region with a new Bachelor's and Master's of Science degree in Robotics Engineering and is one of the few pioneering institutions offering this exciting opportunity with a 4+1 option. This innovative program was designed in partnership with industry and military experts.
Anatomy and Physiology Lecturer: The Biology Department at Whittier College is accepting applications for a Lecturer of Anatomy & Physiology starting August 2022. This appointment is for one year but is renewable subject to satisfactory performance. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Masters or Ph.D. in anatomy and/or organismal physiology or related fields, but individuals holding degrees in health professions (e.g., RN, PA, MD, DO, etc.) are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive and culturally responsive undergraduate teaching excellence that employs innovative and effective teaching to prepare a diverse student body for future success. Teaching responsibilities will include both lectures and laboratories. The Biology Department seeks to provide broad training in the biological sciences, preparing students for a variety of careers including education, research, health, and business.
Link to job flyer: A_P_Lecturer_Description.pdf
Organismal Biology Lecturer: The Biology Department at Whittier College is accepting applications for a one-year appointment as Lecturer in Biology starting August 2022. Subject to performance, this position will be renewable. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. within the Biological Sciences, but we will also consider candidates who have achieved ABD status within the biological sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in marine, invertebrate, and organismal biology. Teaching load will include lower and upper division courses that emphasize evolutionary approaches to the study of invertebrate organisms. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive and culturally responsive undergraduate teaching excellence. The Biology Department seeks to provide broad training in the biological sciences, preparing students for a variety of careers including education, research, health, and business.
Link to job flyer: Biology_Organismal_Lecturer_Description.pdf
Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts minority serving institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity. Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. It is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,650 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer. Whittier College is an equal opportunity employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity, and strongly encourages applications from women and candidates from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (1-page), and three professional references (contact information) to Hector Valenzuela, Biology Department Chair, Whittier College, 13406 E. Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608. Please email inquiries and submissions to Dr. Hector Valenzuela, email@example.com and to Dr. Sylvia Vetrone, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Chicago’s STAGE Lab has open positions. Please find brief information about STAGE (Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration) and the positions below:
Executive Director Position
The Executive Director serves as STAGE’s head administrative staff member, and is responsible for executing STAGE’s operational and strategic plans, managing STAGE staff members, and providing excellent project and administrative management to STAGE in its current growth phase.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, engineering, or technology; PhD or master’s degree a plus
For more information and to apply: https://www.uchicago.
Executive Director, STAGE; Job Requisition #: JR14807
Postdoctoral Scholar Position
STAGE Lab at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
The STAGE lab is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in science or engineering with strong interdisciplinary interests in various fields of science and technology, and the ability to curate the research of a wide variety of scientific fields, in order to inspire topics of theatrical and film productions.
In addition to a core project with a focus on conveying science through a unique storytelling process, the postdoctoral scholar will be an active collaborator on theatrical projects and participate in several aspects of the development of the theatre work. They will take part in core lab research activities of theatre making, filmmaking, game design, curricular development, etc. related to specific scientific fields. They will mentor undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines, as well as assist collaborators from various backgrounds, in understanding the central principles of scientific themes underlying the theatre work. They will also initiate new collaborations by connecting with various other departments and centers at the University and beyond.
Familiarity with and/or a strong personal interest in the arts, particularly theatre and/or film, preferred. Proficiency in a foreign language and experience working in a multicultural environment is a plus.
The research will be conducted on the campus of the University of Chicago, and will provide the opportunity to work with scientists at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and the University as a whole. Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter to Professor Nancy Kawalek (email@example.com<mailto:k
STAGE – Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration – is a full-scale laboratory embedded within a science and engineering school devoted to collaborations among scientists and artists. Specifically, it is at the helm of one of four core research themes, that of "Arts, Sciences and Technology," at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME). The STAGE Lab's distinct research focuses on creating and developing new theatre and film work inspired by science and technology. Rather than science lectures disguised as plays or films, these are emotionally engaging, entertaining stories "that happen to be about science." STAGE harnesses the power of storytelling to promote understanding of the sciences in the public arena, catalyze the development of art that depicts the scientific and technological age in which we live, and cultivate appreciation and collaboration between the two cultures of science and art.
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.