BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
2023 Wild Gift Fellowship
Equity-Minded Mentoring for Graduate Students - NEW CITL Graduate Certificate Program - Winter 2023
Master's Funding Opportunity!
MS Research Opportunity
Space available in winter quarter's Leadership Certificate Program
2023 Wild Gift Fellowship
Housing Rental Reminders
Silver Slug Scholarship Opportunity
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2023 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
Graduate Student Leadership Certificate Program application period is open
Three Computer Science Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions at San Diego State University
Assistant Professor Position in Computer Engineering, San Francisco State University
Knowing Technologies - Solutions Architect
Blum Center Graduate Student Researcher
Faculty Positions at Computer Engineering Department, San Jose State University
CS@RIT Permanent Lecturer Position
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.
Equity-Minded Mentoring for Graduate Students
NEW CITL Graduate Certificate Program - Winter 2023
Five Tuesdays in Winter at 9:00 - 11:00am: January 17, January 31, February 14, February 28, and March 14
Are you a graduate student in a STEM field who is interested in developing mentorship skills to build inclusive, supportive research environments? If so, consider participating in CITL’s Equity-Minded Mentoring for Graduate Students Certificate Program.
In this program, you and your colleagues will meet bi-weekly (5 sessions total) during Winter quarter to explore and practice strategies known from research to support underrepresented students in STEM and STEM-related environments, particularly those from racially minoritized groups, including:
Establishing and co-creating clear expectations for the mentoring relationship;
Communicating effectively and with attention to how different life experiences, identities, and positions of power shape participation in and experiences in STEM fields;
Promoting students’ sense of belonging and science identities.
In between our bi-weekly meetings, you will have the opportunity to engage with brief readings and draft your own mentoring philosophy.
Join us if you’d like to be part of a new generation of researchers committed to changing research culture through equity-minded mentoring!
Register here between November 10 and December 7 at 12:00 noon. A waitlist will automatically open up at the same registration link after 25 people have registered. We will contact registrants and waitlisters about your status soon after open registration closes on December 7.
For more information, visit: https://citl.ucsc.edu/
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
Please see the opportunity here: MS-ResearchOpportunity-PNT.pdf
Space remains in the Graduate Student Leadership Certificate Program, meeting every Friday afternoon winter quarter from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of the first meeting on January 6, which meets all day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program is offered hybrid, meeting mostly in the Humanities Complex in person and also via Zoom.
Leadership Certificate Program
The Division of Graduate Studies offers graduate students a Leadership Certificate Program (GSLP), consisting of a sequence of classes on leadership theory and practical skills. The program takes place every Friday of winter quarter, 1:00–4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, with the exception of the first meeting, January 6, which meets 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Pacific. Two classes are held jointly with the Staff Leadership Academy.
To join the program, your faculty adviser or principal investigator must recommend you with an email to Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Peter Biehl at firstname.lastname@example.org and state in the email that you are in good academic standing and able to commit to attending every meeting.
Certification of completion of the GSLP will be provided by the Division of Graduate Studies. The UCSC Academic Senate Graduate Council has reviewed and approved the program, and completion of the program is recorded as an official credential on your transcript.
Zoom virtual attendance is available to those attending classes or conducting research remotely or needing to attend virtually for accessibility or to accommodate their schedules.
The maximum number of graduate students in the program cohort: 25
by December 9, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
This scholarship is intended for UCSC students, both graduate and undergraduate, who are also university career staff or dependents of career staff. Awards are typically between $1,000-$2,000 which can be very helpful toward purchase of a new computer or expenses related to research (travel, copying, paying assistants, etc) as well as life circumstances such as child care. Applications will be available at the Retirees Association website at this link beginning December 1 and will be due in February.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2023 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.
Faculty: receive stipends beginning at $2,000 weekly and are encouraged to apply for up to $100,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.
Graduate students: receive a stipend starting at $950 weekly.
Undergraduate students: receive a stipend starting at $750 weekly.
All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.
10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website.
U.S. citizenship required
Previous program participants may apply.
Faculty Application deadline: January 10, 2023 11:59 pm EST.
How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
Detailed information about the program can be found at:
For questions please email us at email@example.com.
You will find information about the confirmed presenters of the Graduate Student Leadership Certificate Program on this page, and you may apply to the program here. Deadline to apply is December 9, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. This is also the deadline to have your faculty adviser or principal investigator email Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Peter Biehl a letter of recommendation for you that states you are in good academic standing and able to commit to the entire series of Friday meetings during winter quarter.
- You may attend the program virtually via Zoom and may choose to attend some meetings in person, some virtually, whatever works with your schedule best.
- The first meeting on January 6 is all day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The rest of the meetings are 1:00-4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
- The physical location of the meetings for in-person attendees varies. Most meetings take place in Humanities 2/Social Sciences Building, Room 259. Two meetings in February, the 3rd and 17th, occur at the Arboretum, Horticulture II Building, and are held in conjunction with the staff participants of the Staff Leadership Academy. I am in the process of locating a venue for the February 24 meeting.
The Computer Science Department at the San Diego State University is hiring 3 tenure-track assistant professors starting in Fall 2023. The 3 positions are Information and Infrastructure, Intelligent Systems, and Security. A long version of our advertisement can be found at https://engineering.
To apply for the Information and Infrastructure position, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/
To apply for the Intelligent Systems position, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/
To apply for the Security position, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/
The School of Engineering enrolls 1400 students and has 23 tenure-line faculty - 30% of whom are female faculty. Among our faculty are grantees of NSF CAREER, NSF HSI, NIH RO1, DoE IAC program, and the Air Force Research Lab program. We offer four ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering programs: civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, as well as three master’s programs in civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. As a strategic investment in Engineering, the School of Engineering will be moving into a new $150M, state-of-the-art building, complete with modern engineering research and teaching labs, in early 2024. Check out our School Brochure to learn more about our students, faculty, and programs.
About Us and the Position:
At Knowing Technologies (KT) our aim is clear: Propelling schools forward with a high impact instructional technology program and high-performance infrastructure. We equip schools with the tools needed to create educational experiences students crave, while saving time, eliminating wasteful overspending, and staying competitive.
Founded in 2010, KT is a growing and highly successful educational consulting firm. Our team of motivated former educators and technology architects help clients solve problems — from complex network engineering to critical instructional design — so educators can focus on what’s most important: teaching and learning.
Over the years, KT has evolved its suite of services to more completely embrace the technology needs of our customers. We started as a technology Managed Service Provider (MSP) but realized it’s not enough to just implement technology as a reliable utility. Schools must also build strategies aligned to their unique missions and to effectively prepare students and staff. Our new service delivery model takes a proactive planning and relationship-centered approach to create Technology Solutions Partnerships (TSP) that give schools control of their mission-driven, high-performing technology programs.
The Solutions Architect (SA) sits at the forefront of KT’s mission to grow technology programs and design solutions for K-12 schools. This is a fast-paced, execution-centered, strategic role that requires excellent business acumen, technical aptitude, creativity, and an eye for sales opportunities. You'll leverage your track record of success in strategy and client services with a sharp focus on thrilling customers through crystal-clear strategic technology plans, well-timed remediation and growth projects, and proactive communication and issue management that bring comfort, clarity and joy.
This is not a Sales role, and it’s not an Engineering or Support role. Those roles exist elsewhere at KT. This role is about building trust. It’s about delighting customers with well-founded plans based on technology assessments, staying attuned to and managing the roadblocks and impediments that affect our customer’s journey. All of which makes usstand out as a top technology provider.
Successful candidates will have the professional experience to lead technical analysis and communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders to build customer confidence and stickiness. If you’re passionate about using technology for educational good and are excited about shaping the direction of a company, we’re looking for you! This role reports to the Director of Customer Solutions and Success and works closely with other technical and instructional innovation staff as part of our nimble, expanding company.
• Build Plans: You will map solutions (initiatives) into a cohesive, sequenced technology roadmap (timeline and budget) that provides clarity to the customer.
• Build Relationships: You will assume customer ownership, including the relationship side of new customer on-boarding; bring customer-first orientation to work—every day; monitor and support positive customerrelations to reflect KT’s company values and position the company as irreplaceable in the customer’s eyes. You will be seen as an irreplaceable expert in technology issues that affect our customers, and your empathic approach to communication tells them that you see their world as they see it.
• Problem-Solve: Collaborate with customers to: a) know them and their felt needs and goals; b) identify short- and long-term evidence-based solutions to reduce reactive noise and increase customer satisfaction (read: peace of mind about and positive experiences with technology), factoring school goals, ticket analyses/trends, technology assessment results and remediation plan sequencing from Technology Alignment Managers (TAMs); c) track and report on roadmap progress establishing credibility as “trusted advisor” in customer’s eyes; d) drive to effective resolution of customer needs; recognize when new customer solutions are appropriate; design and integrate solutions into the customer roadmap when data calls for it.
• Manage: Juggle the urgent vs. the important (reactive requests vs. plotting toward proactive plans), i.e. manage research-related requests sitting between the “help desk” and “project” teams to fill in needed context, determine next steps, and assign an owner to the work--escalate Issues with prudence and wisdom; keep Customer Care and Project Delivery teams accountable to effective and timely delivery; initiate new customer projects w/ specific business case, objectives, requirements, and expectations mapped; liaise with Project Delivery team to see projects to completion and keep customer apprised of progress; own maintenance of trimester reporting on tech backbone and develop micro-strategies to help customers respond to project opportunities rather than react
• Collaborate: Work with TAMs to understand technology needs surfaced from assessments, as well as remediation requirements aligned to negative findings; support Customer Care team development of internal service level agreements and report on quality assurance at KT customer sites; collaborate with Innovation Coaches to present unified message and coordinated service offerings to schools
• Reflect: Determine vital stats for tracking by customer and partner with Customer Success Manager, once hired, to design dashboard and keep pulse; discern themes and share learning on positive momentum, trending customer concerns and delivery gaps surfaced in Customer Success data; produce and present summaries of reactive tickets, time spent, root causes solved, risks identified and lowered – thereby anchoring our value and partnership; document lessons learned and share highlights at KT Town Halls; actively engage in customer prep meetings, providing recommendations and feedback to other customer-facing KT staff relative to the customer's tech roadmap and financial plan as appropriate; espouse continual learning orientation to stay well-versed in EdTech solutions and evolving school landscapes
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• 4+ years’ progressive experience in technical project management or tech consulting; delivering diverse technology solutions for education a plus
• Natural relationship-builder with high level of interpersonal maturity and poise–always thinking ahead and in the customer’s best interests
• Strong listening skills with curiosity to ask questions; an action-oriented problem solver able to deliver in a fast- paced environment using superior organizational skills to manage up and laterally, juggle changing priorities, and drive towards deadlines
• Strong verbal and written communicator, with a keen eye for detail and experience producing narrative technology summaries and plans
• Experience creating technology report templates or dashboards
• Familiarity with network infrastructure, cyber security best practices and mobile device management (e.g. Mosyle, Jamf Pro, Meraki Systems Manager, Active Directory and Google Workspace for Education)
• Sharp analytical skills that allow you to quickly assess situations, identify trends, develop insights and solutions, and apply learnings to a larger context
• Enthusiasm for the KT mission and great appreciation for the opportunity to use technology to transform learning in schools
• Preferred Qualifications: Advanced technical certification such as CCNA, broad experience designing and
delivering infrastructure projects
Location/Travel: KT Headquarters are in Redwood City, CA. Strong preference for candidates based in Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay Area, but candidates may be based anywhere on the west coast. Remote work possible when not visiting clients. Travel to customer sites and KT Headquarters will be required as needed.
Knowing Technologies is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity as a part of our mission. We do not discriminate in our hiring or employment practices on the basis ofrace, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or otherlegally protected class or status.
Unit: Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise, and Participatory Governance
Duration of Appointment: The Graduate Student Researcher appointment is for winter and spring quarters of 2023. The work time will be 20 hours per week.
Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise, and Participatory Governance. UCSC’s Blum Center focuses on four crucial aspects of poverty alleviation: fiscal equity, housing security, food access, and women and families. Our community-engaged research brings together students, faculty, nonprofit leaders, policymakers, and key stakeholders who share an interest in advancing economic justice. To learn more about us, please visit https://blumcenter.ucsc.
Job Description: The GSR will work closely with Blum Center Director and Associate Director, GSRs, staff and a team of undergraduate researchers on two studies. One study, which is being conducted in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay, focuses on the short- and long-term benefits of local Habitat for Humanity homeownership.The second study, conducted in partnership with Ventures and Monarch Services, involves assessing a guaranteed income pilot for low-income women and mothers. Both studies involve interviewing program participants in Spanish about their experiences, working with a team of undergraduate researchers, and assisting with data analysis. Findings gained from the interviews will be used to create programming, events, and reports.
Competencies and Qualifications
● Interest in community engaged research, poverty alleviation, housing security, and guaranteed income
● Fluent Spanish language speaker
● Expertise in qualitative research methods
● Familiarity with qualitative data analysis software
● Expertise in conducting interviews
● Experience working with undergraduate research assistants
● Ability to work collaboratively with undergraduate researchers and facilitate teamwork
● Strong organizational and logistical planning skills
● Excellent writing skills
● Interest multiple modes of communicating research findings
Application Process: A one-page letter of application describing your qualifications and your professional interests, and a current CV should be submitted electronically to Lisa Nishioka at firstname.lastname@example.org by
The Computer Engineering department at San Jose State University, San
Jose, California has three tenure track faculty positions at the rank
of Assistant Professor:
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: CSemail@example.com. 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