BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
Jill Hruby Fellowship
Rural Commute Study
Master's Funding Opportunity!
The Science Coalition Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge
2022 PBSci Summer Activities
Open Call - Hertz Foundation - The Hertz Fellowship
UMBC Fellows for Faculty Diversity Program
Housing Rental Reminders
Recruitment for a user study related to a Microsoft Research internship related to Excel
President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering
Always Be Pitching: Presentation Skills for Job Hunting
Iraqi Jewish Feminist Online Event
Silicon Valley LinkedIn Lab: Boost Your Professional Brand
Beyond the Professoriate free event for master's students: September 26
Faculty Positions at Computer Engineering Department, San Jose State University
Postdoctoral Opportunity at Washington University and Siteman Cancer Center
CS@RIT Permanent Lecturer Position
West Virginia University is Hiring Professors
The Rockefeller University - Fellow Position
Postdoc Opportunity at the University of Arizona
Engineering Faculty Positions at Harvey Mudd College
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.
Friday, September 30th 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.
Friday, September 30th 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, September 29th Deadline To Apply For Degree
If you plan to complete your MS or PhD this quarter (Fall 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.
Wednesday, October 12th 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.
Sunday, November 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.
Sunday, November 27th Late Add with Fee Deadline
Friday, December 9th Leave of Absence Fall 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.
We are now accepting applications for the Laboratory Director Jill Hruby Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering. The Hruby Fellowship is one of Sandia National Laboratories’ most prestigious postdoctoral fellowships. This fellowship aims to develop women in the engineering and science fields who are interested in research and technical leadership careers in national security. Jill Hruby is the first woman to have been appointed director of a large, multidisciplinary national security laboratory and has been a driving force for other women at Sandia and across the country to follow careers in technical leadership.
Jill Hruby Fellows have the opportunity to pursue independent research that supports
Sandia’s purpose: to develop advanced technologies to ensure global peace. In addition
to receiving technical mentorship, Jill Hruby Fellows participate in a unique, prestigious
leadership development program. To be considered for this fellowship, applicants
must display excellent abilities in scientific and/or engineering research and show clear
promise of becoming an extraordinary leader. Fellows may work at either of Sandia’s
principal locations in New Mexico or California. All qualified applicants will be considered
for this fellowship. Deadline: October 17th, 2022, 5PM, Mountain Daylight Time.
Qualifications We Require
• Ph.D. conferred within the past three years or completion of Ph.D. requirements by
commencement of appointment
• Evidence of strong academic achievement, excellent technical accomplishment,
leadership and ability to team effectively
• Development and submission of a compelling research proposal in areas
relevant to national security
• Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance, which requires
Qualifications We Desire
• Creativity and self-motivation
• Excellent communication skills
• Interest in leadership
• Ability to work in a team-oriented, dynamic environment
• Demonstrated interest and/or experience in service to the nation
• Broad-based background and extensive knowledge in one or more of the following
areas: bioscience, computing and information science, engineering sciences,
geoscience, materials science, nanotechnology and microsystems, and radiation
effects and high energy density sciences
For more information, please visit:
http://www.tinyurl.com/HrubyFellowship or contact: HrubyFellowship@sandia.gov
We are researchers with Baskin Engineering at UCSC conducting a study to explore the experiences and challenges of people who commute to/from rural areas of San Lorenzo Valley (e.g., Felton, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Bonny Doon) and sub/urban areas. This study involves an approximately 1 hour interview. Upon successful completion of the study, participants will receive a $40 gift certificate at either Amazon, Target, Starbucks or Walmart. Your participation will be anonymous. If you can devote 1 hour worth of your time and if you are eligible for our interview, we’d really appreciate your time and effort. If interested, please sign up on the link : tinyurl.com/2tz983xx (or scan the QR code) provided in the poster to be considered for the study.
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:email@example.com
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.
The University of Pennsylvania in partnership with 9 other institutions make up the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology <https://cemb.upenn.edu/> (CEMB). This interdisciplinary, visionary center is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues. We have launched a new fellowship program for STEM Master’s students who have a strong interest in conducting research and pursuing a PhD upon graduation. The goal of this fellowship program is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing graduate degrees in STEM-related fields, and establish long-lasting collaborations with faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) institutions.
Accepted fellows will conduct a collaborative thesis project with faculty
from their home institution and the CEMB. The summer following their first
year in a master's program, fellows will conduct research in the CEMB
collaborator’s lab. They will return to their home institution for the
second year of their master’s program. The program will offer monthly
mentoring and networking opportunities to prepare fellows for research,
grad school applications, and the PhD path. This is a co-mentorship
program, and will not remove the student from their home institution.
This is a great funding opportunity to support a master’s student in your
lab: fellows will receive a 1-year stipend of approximately $31,600 and
$10,000 in funds to support research at their home institution and travel
to collaborating labs and conferences.
Please share this opportunity with your colleagues and eligible students. I
have included the eligibility criteria below, and more information is
available in the attached document and on our website
Students that meet the following criteria are encourage to apply:
· Be currently enrolled or intend to enroll starting spring or fall
2023 in a full-time research-based master’s degree program.
· Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher
· Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
· Be a member of a group that is historically underrepresented in
STEM graduate education (African Americans, Native American including
Native Alaskans, Hispanics and Native Pacific Islanders)
· Have a strong desire to enroll in a PhD program after their
The Science Coalition’s annual Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge is back, with the goal of having graduate and undergraduate students at TSC institutions, such as UC Santa Cruz, tell Congress why science matters to them while highlighting federally funded research. There are several prizes for graduate and undergraduate submissions. Students can find more information on judging criteria and qualifications on the TSC website. The deadline for submissions is October 17.
Hi grads, this year’s PBSci Summer Activities starts on 08/01/22. All grads are welcome! Join them this summer with fun activities that will allow you to connect with the communities at UCSC and Santa Cruz. This program offers a variety of activities (most of which are free) - there’s something for everyone! See the flyer for more information.
The Office of Foundations Relations is pleased to share this open call for applications from the Hertz Foundation. Please forward the call to interested graduate students in your departments and divisions.
The Hertz Foundation is hosting an online information session (https://www.hertzfoundation.
UCSC Contact: Samantha Forde | firstname.lastname@example.org
Funder: Hertz Foundation
Opportunity: The Hertz Fellowship
Deadline: September 1, 2022
Overview: The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. Using a rigorous, merit-based process, Hertz identifies innovators with the greatest potential to create transformative solutions to the world's most urgent challenges.
Please click here for a list of FAQs.
View the list of fellows to learn more about their fields of interest.
Award Amount & Terms
The Hertz Fellowship compensation package includes a cost-of-education allowance and a personal stipend valued at up to $250,000.
August 17, 2022 6pm EST Online Information Session
October 28, 2022 Application due
- Registration for Information Webinar
- August 12, 2022 (noon-1:30 pm EST)
- September 23, 2022 (noon-1:30 pm EST)
UMBC will appoint recent recipients of a Ph.D. degree, including Ed.D, DFA, and MFA, as Faculty Fellows for a two-year term in-residence fellowship beginning July 1, 2023. Fellows receive a starting stipend of $54,500, health benefits, $5,500 for conference travel, preparation of scholarly/creative work, and technology needs. Fellows are also provided with office space, library and other privileges at the university. During the two-year fellowship, fellows are provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities. In addition to pursuing their research and or creative/artistic agenda, fellows teach one course a year in their host department.
Applications for study in any field represented at UMBC are welcome.
We are researchers at Microsoft Research Redmond. We would like to invite you to participate in a study to understand the use of spreadsheet software. Your participation will inform the design of features in Excel spreadsheets.
The study involves an hour-long session during which we will ask you to use an experimental spreadsheet software on a video conference call using Microsoft Teams’ Remote Control feature and subsequently provide feedback in a semi-structured interview. Prior to the study you will answer a demographic questionnaire. You will be given a short tutorial about how to use the prototype. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire at the middle of the study, and another at the end of the study. We will ask you questions about your spreadsheet experience. With your consent, we will record the interview on video and do a screen recording of the walkthrough on our computer (nothing on your computer will be recorded).
As a thank you for your time we will compensate you with USD $25 or local currency equivalent in Amazon vouchers.
If you use spreadsheets and are interested in this research, please email Kasra Ferdowsi at email@example.com.
We will contact you with further instructions and a research consent form and fix a date that’s convenient for the session/interview.
Kasra Ferdowsi & Advait Sarkar
Sandia National Laboratories is seeking applicants for the President Harry S. Truman
Postdoctoral Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering. Candidates
for this position have solved a challenging scientific or engineering problem in their
thesis work or to have provided a new approach or insight to a challenging problem, as
evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.
The Fellowship provides the opportunity for new Ph.D. scientists and engineers
to pursue independent research of their own choosing that supports Sandia’s
national security mission. The fellow is expected to foster creativity and to stimulate
explorations at the forefront of science and technology and high-risk, potentially
high-value research and development.
Sandia’s research focus areas are: bioscience, computing and information science,
engineering science, materials science, nanodevices and microsystems, radiation effects
and high energy density physics, and geosciences. To learn more about additional R&D
programs that support Sandia’s mission areas, please visit: sandia.gov/missions
The Truman Fellowship is a three-year appointment. Deadline: November 1st, 2022,
5PM, Mountain Daylight Time and the fellowship will begin on October 1st, 2023.
We invite applications from talented researchers who have:
• PhD conferred within the past three years at the time of application or
completion of PhD requirements by commencement of appointment
• Development and submission of a compelling research proposal in areas
meaninful to national security
• Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance, which requires
For more information, visit:
Event Location: This hybrid workshop will be held online and at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus
Finding a job is a process that is as mysterious as it is difficult. Understanding what makes the process tick, and more importantly, how you can craft your own process, is a great place to start.
Learn effective strategies to tell your story and navigate the job search experience with Professor Michael John, the Vice Chair of the Games and Playable Media Program. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop on Zoom or at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus (3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara).
To attend this workshop, please complete the registration form on Handshake.
Event Location: This hybrid workshop will be held online and at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus
Communication skills are vital throughout your job search (and in your career!). We’ll talk about presentation and interview skills, and how to sharpen them.
You can attend this workshop hosted by Professor Michael John, Vice Chair of the Games and Playable Media Program, online or at the Silicon Valley Campus (3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara).
To join the workshop, please register on Handshake.
Event Location: Online
Iraqi cantor Loolwa Khazzoom - the first woman worldwide to lead egalitarian Middle Eastern Jewish services - will teach an online class on Iraqi high holiday prayers, on September 18. If you'd like to promote this event to your students, I'll send you a code for a 20% student discount. Find out more about the program at Iraqi High Holiday Hits, and find out more about Ms. Khazzoom on her website. Please let me know if you have any questions and if you'd like to move forward on promoting this event.
Event Location: Events Center - UCSC Silicon Valley Campus
Spend your lunchtime at the LinkedIn Lab featured at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus to enhance your LinkedIn profile and boost your professional brand.
At this event, you'll be able to:
- Pose for a professional headshot
- Design impactful taglines
- Define and showcase your unique skills and experience
- Maximize the visibility of your profile
- Master LinkedIn job search tools
- Build your professional network
Join us at the Silicon Valley LinkedIn Lab from 12 to 1 PM PDT on Tuesday, October 4th. To get the most out of this professional development opportunity, please bring a cell phone and laptop with you.
This event is co-sponsored by Baskin Engineering programs and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension.
Event Location: Zoom
You’re Invited: 2022 Career Summit for Master's Students
Presented by ETS Global Higher Education Division
When: September 26th to 30th | Noon to 1 p.m. ET | Zoom Webinar
Cost: Free to attend live.
Job searching while completing your master’s can feel like a huge, daunting task. It may seem like a far away goal, but it’s also the most pressing. It’s what you’re most worried about and why you’re doing this master’s degree to begin with.
Register for this free career summit for master’s students. By attending, you will learn:
1. How to create a job search plan while managing graduate school;
2. How to find the right role and organization for you;
3. How to pitch yourself to employers;
4. And how to job search during a recession.
The Career Summit is a one-of-a-kind event where you can receive job search advice specifically designed to meet the unique professional development needs of master’s students. The seminars will help you build a foundation for your job search, so that you can start planning for your job search early and land a job when you’ve finished your degree.
Learn more and register: https://www.
Campus opportunity for STEM Grads—Oakes Scientist in Residence—is once again open. The position is set up so that a STEM graduate student is given housing at Oakes College in exchange for developing and leading regular community building programming for undergraduates. To learn more, or apply, please direct interested students to the position on handshake as Job #6684673 "Scientist in Residence."
The Computer Engineering department at San Jose State University, San
Jose, California has three tenure track faculty positions at the rank
of Assistant Professor:
Postdoctoral opportunity at Washington University and Siteman Cancer Center. Please share with any of your students who will be completing their PhD in 2023.
Details available at: siteman.wustl.edu/
The Computer Science department at RIT is hiring tenure-track faculty, please see the job description below.
The Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for Lecturer positions in computer science. Lecturers contribute to the academic mission of the Computer Science Department and will be responsible for course preparations, formal classroom and lab teaching, new lecture and lab course development in the areas of introductory and core Computer Science. Lecturers will also be responsible for student mentoring and contributing to the advancement of the Department through service assignments. A Lecturer will engage in professional growth through activities such as further study, writing, lecturing, and active participation in professional societies. We are seeking individuals with an ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration.
Anticipated Start Date: 01/03/2023
Apply online: https://careers.rit.edu/
Please submit the following:
+ A cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position.
+ A curriculum vitae.
+ A teaching statement.
+ The names and contact information of three references.
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: CSfirstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 1, 2022. We will continue to process applications until the position is filled.
Required minimum qualifications:
+ MS in Computer Science.
+ Strong written and oral communication skills.
+ Teaching experience in computer science.
+ A strong commitment to undergraduate computer science education.
+ Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Computer Science (https://cs.rit.edu) is the largest department at RIT. Our student-centered programs are home to nearly 1,400 students pursuing BS, MS, BS/MS, and PhD degrees. Student employment rates upon graduation are over 98%, often with leading technology companies. Our innovative problem-based introductory programming sequence has been continuously updated, in part through research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The BS in Computer Science program at RIT is ranked 54th in the U.S. News and World Reports 2021 ranking of Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs. We have enhanced our research presence while maintaining our commitment to excellence in student instruction. Our faculty publish in top-tier venues, and contribute to leading conferences and journals. Funded research is carried out in the areas of artificial intelligence, computing education, data science, distributed systems, graphics and visualization, pervasive computing, programming languages, security, and theory (https://rit.edu/computing/
The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is home to the departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computing Security, School of Information, and the School of Interactive Games and Media. The college's PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences was ranked 68th in the U.S. News and World Reports 2021 ranking of Best Doctoral Computer Science Programs. The college has 140 faculty and more than 3,600 undergraduate and 950 graduate students. RIT is an interdisciplinary research hub, with research groups and communities encompassing a range of domain areas, including the Global Cybersecurity Institute (https://rit.edu/cybersecurity
The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, at The Rockefeller University, expects to have a small number of postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2023. We are seeking theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with a demonstrable interest in the interface between their discipline and biology. The Fellows are to be at that stage of career as to function as independent members of the Center, free to work alone or in collaboration with any members of The Rockefeller University faculty.
This is a postdoc opportunity, funded through the office of president at the UofA, and is in a collaborative partnership with the University of California. This is great for your students who want to pursue an academic career. There is $120,000 for 2 years (60,000/year base salary), plus total of $14,000 for expenses such as research, conference, moving, etc., as well as benefits. At the end of the 2-year term there is a possibility of starting at the UofA as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor.
See more information in the flyer here: Harvey_Mudd_Flyer.pdf