BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
New AnnouncementsGrad Slam 2023
AnnouncementsWinter 2023 University Deadlines
Silver Slug Scholarship Opportunity
Master's Funding Opportunity!
Grad Slam 2023
Winter 2023 University Deadlines
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.
Wednesday, January 18th 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.
Wednesday, January 18th 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, January 19th Deadline To Apply For Degree
If you plan to complete your MS or PhD this quarter (Winter 2023), 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.
Monday, January 30th 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, March 10th 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, March 10 Late Add with Fee Deadline
The Add by Petition form requires the signatures of both the instructor and the department adviser and needs to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
Friday, March 24th 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.
Silver Slug Scholarship Opportunity
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.
Master's Funding Opportunity!
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 find information in the flyer here: LLNL_Datathon.pdf
Grad Slam 2023
Grad Slam is a UC Santa Cruz Graduate Division-hosted competition that is open to all graduate students, except those who have won 1st, 2nd, or the people’s choice in a previous Grad Slam. Participants have a maximum of three minutes to explain their graduate research or artistic endeavor to a general audience.
The Baskin Engineering Preliminary Round is on Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. Each graduate student that participates in this round will receive a $50 e-gift certificate to a UCSC-participating vendor. The top two presenters will be awarded $500 each and will move onto the final round scheduled for March 4th, where they will compete against the other finalists from each UCSC division. Register to participate in the Engineering preliminary round.
Need help preparing for your presentation? The Grad Division is hosting a Grad Slam Public Speaking Preparation workshop on Feb. 8th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register for the workshop.
Learn more about Grad Slam 2023.
Summer Opportunities Fair - Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 11-3, Quarry PlazaEvent Date and Time: 01/24/2023 11:00 am
Event Location: Quarry Plaza
Learn how to take full advantage of your summer break. The fair is a one-stop shop for summer degree progress opportunities like programs abroad, internships, service learning, field study, Summer Session, online programs, and more! You can sign up to get reminders here.
Fly SFO 2023 Summer Student Intern Program
* Deadline to apply: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
* Starting Salary: $33.2750 per hour
* Link to apply: 2023 Summer Student Intern Program<https://www.flysfo.com
* Handshake Job #7380049 (scheduled to open at 4:00 PM on 1.9.2023.
2023 Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Accepting Applications
The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community. The research is conducted by the Postdocs, while working in partnership with a Research Advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community.
The Program supports postdocs to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States.
In partnership with the Research Advisor, the Postdoc composes and submits a technical proposal that responds to a research opportunity identified at: https://orise.orau.gov/icpostd
Join us in a IC Postdoctoral Fellowship Virtual Recruitment and Information Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. EST to learn more about the 42 opportunities available for the Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program<https://orau.us4.list-
* Stipends range from $78,000 to $82,000, depending on research location.
* Annual travel budget of up to $6,000
* Appointments for two years, and option to extend for a third year
* Host institutions receive an annual laboratory budget of up to $5,000.
* Advisors receive a $10,000 stipend and a travel budget of up to $2,000.
* U. S. citizenship required
* Ph.D. received within 5 years of the application deadline