BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
New Course this Spring! BME118/ 218: Mathematics of the Mind
National Engineers Week is February 19–25th
Science Internship Program (SIP) 2023 - Call for Mentors (All fields welcome)
New Course this Spring! BME118/ 218: Mathematics of the Mind
Winter 2023 University Deadlines
Opportunity for PhD students and Postdocs
Silver Slug Scholarship Opportunity
UCSC Graduate Student Conference: Politics of Care | Open Call
National Engineers Week is February 19–25th
Master's Funding Opportunity!
Science Internship Program (SIP) 2023 - Call for Mentors (All fields welcome)
Project from Wright Brothers Institute & T-REX Innovation Center
2023 NASA Planetary Science Summer School Applications Due March 27, 2023
GANAS VOCES Drafting Stages Workshop
Are you a student passionate about the engineering and science going on at BSOE? We're looking for volunteers to help make Baskin Day held on February 24th a success.
Baskin Day's goal is to celebrate Jack Baskin School of Engineering, its students, faculty, and its achievements over the years. We're proud of the great work & education being delivered at Baskin School of Engineering. We will be holding various fun & educational events for everyone to come enjoy. Baskin Day will host research panels, a recruiting fair, student organizations from campus, board games & a jeopardy game show for the attendees.
As a volunteer you will help run the event and showcasing our school as a great place for studying engineering.
To sign up to volunteer & learn more, visit this link: https://forms.gle/6snyJBxvgdpFfYDc6
Join David Haussler this Spring Quarter for BME 118/218: Mathematics of the Mind! This course counts for the graduate Neuroscience Designated Emphasis.
It will explore mathematical theories of brain circuits, knowledge representation, and learning in animals. As a highlight, students build Jupyter notebooks that interact with lab-grown human cerebral organoids to explore adaptive processes in neural circuits.
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
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.
The Future Faculty Career Exploration Program is a rigorous four-day program designed for historically underrepresented scholars of color to experience a "behind the scenes" glimpse into life as a faculty member here at RIT. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with RIT's diverse administration, faculty, and students while on campus. The program offers additional opportunities to enhance interview skills, practice job-talk presentations, and explore the research, teaching, and service expectations of RIT Faculty members. Attached is a flyer that outlines the program and provides additional information for potential applicants.
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.
We are writing to share with you our open call to our first-ever Graduate Student Conference - Politics of Care at UC Santa Cruz. This conference will take place from May 17th - May 19th, 2023.
The Graduate Student Conference hosted by El Centro: Chicanx Latinx Resource Center at UCSC is an event that intends to foster community and scholarship amongst graduate students. The conference planning committee invites abstracts from graduate and postdoc students inside and outside UC Santa Cruz, including global scholars, and from various disciplines whose work relates to the overarching conference theme. Scholars might pull from fields including but not limited to Latin American and Latino Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Feminist Studies, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.
This year’s theme of the conference will be The Politics of Care.
We hope the presentations during this conference will shed light on the often unseen, under-valued, and under-theorized labor involved in “care” and its associated social and political dynamics and conditions. We suggest adopting a care-centered lens to interpret the social, political, and economic challenges that different communities have faced across times and geographies, as well as forms of social justice organizing, political resistance, and mutual aid that are rooted in radical care. Through the rise of neoliberalism in the past 50 years, societal well-being has been centered on financial capital and market interests, at the same time forging a neoliberal logic that rewards individual self-enhancement, self-sufficiency, and competition. Inspired by The Care Manifesto (2020), we open this space to ask and discuss, what would society look like if we centered care?
While remaining open to many definitions of care, we envision care as, most broadly, a form of social relations that enables interdependent subjects to repair and sustain survival and resilience (Malatino, 2020). Foregrounding the power dynamics resulting in an uneven distribution of care, “care webs” cohere through collective practices of mutual aid that attend to respective needs and capacities (Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, 2018). Care practices can prefigure the radically anti-oppressive worlds of our dreams, but they can also be colonized, commodified, and co-opted to advance state and imperial control. At this critical fulcrum, we are soliciting innovative and inter/transdisciplinary, intellectual dialogue to happen in the following four tracks:
Neoliberalism, Capitalism, and Care
Global Politics, Citizen-making, and Care
Environmental Crisis and Care
Care as Radical Healing
Abstract applications are now open. Those who are interested in submitting an abstract should apply at tinyurl.com/politicsofcare by March 17th by 11:59 pm (PST). If you have issues with your submission, please contact the conference committee before the submission date at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to our Graduate Conference Committee:
Betania Santos (PhD Candidate, SOC & El Centro Graduate Intern)
Brittney Jimenez (PhD Student, LALS)
Boyeong Kim (PhD Candidate, LALS)
Graciela Sierra-Moreno (PhD Student, Literature & AIRC Graduate Intern)
Koda Sokol (PhD Candidate, SOC & Cantu Center Graduate Intern)
El Centro: Chicanx Latinx Resource Center at UC Santa Cruz
For a full conference call, details, and a shareable flyer please see attached documents. Please share widely with your networks.
Join the Baskin School of Engineering during the week of February 19, 2023, to celebrate National Engineers Week, an annual campaign that highlights the positive contributions engineers make to society and encourages more students to pursue engineering education and research. Throughout the week, we'll be hosting a variety of engaging events. Visit go.ucsc.edu/EWeek to view the lineup.
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
It’s that time of year again; the Science Internship Program (SIP) is recruiting graduate students, postdocs, research staff, and faculty to serve as mentors for the summer 2023 intern cohort. As you start to plan for this summer, please consider including a pair of high school students in your summer research project. More information on the program is listed below.
2023 SIP program dates: Sunday June 25, 2023 through Saturday, August 19, 2023
Sunday, June 25, 2023: Kickoff and orientation
Saturday, August 19, 2023: Presentation Day
Mentors must be available for a minimum of 6 weeks to participate
Ideally, please submit your research project(s) by: Friday, March 24, 2023
Mentor Application: Please fill out the SIP 2023 Mentor Application to submit your project for consideration for the 2023 SIP program. All 2023 SIP mentors will need to create an account and password to login (even if you were a SIP mentor in a previous summer). Please make sure to save your login credentials! If you cannot remember your login credentials, please use the “Forgot password” option in the mentor portal or contact us at email@example.com;
Number of interns: SIP mentors are expected to take on a minimum of three (3) high school SIP interns per research project. This will allow high school students to work collaboratively and problem-solve between themselves before bringing issues to their mentor. Feedback from past mentors indicates that having two interns reduces the pressure on the mentor to be the sole sounding board / point of contact.
Mentor agreement form: After your SIP research project is approved, a personalized agreement will be emailed to you with your specific hiring information and stipend amount, as well as the mentor responsibilities associated with the mentor position.
Live Scan requirement: In order to comply with UCSC’s rules for working with minors, non-faculty primary SIP mentors will be required to undergo a Live Scan involving fingerprinting and a background check. SIP will pay for these Live Scans. Returning SIP mentors from 2022 will likely not need an updated Live Scan.
Tracking intern whereabouts: SIP mentors will be requested to assist the SIP staff in keeping track of their interns’ daily whereabouts (whether they are working from campus, whether they took/will take the shuttle, whether they are in housing, etc.).
Stipends: The stipends for 2023 are $4,000 for graduate students (up to 100% summer salary in the combination of all UCSC summer appointments) and $2,200 for postdocs and research staff (in lieu of PTO). Questions about mentor stipends should be directed to SIP staff <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Your summer schedule: To submit a research project via the SIP mentor portal you will need to indicate your availability over the summer. SIP will run for 8 weeks this summer; interns and mentors must be available for a minimum of 6 weeks of full-time work. Please input your summer schedule to the best of your knowledge at this time, and update it by Monday, April 1, 2023 if there are any changes in your summer schedule between now and then. We will hold you to the research project schedule you submit. If anything changes and you are no longer available during a time you indicated the project is on, it is your responsibility to find a secondary mentor to supervise your interns on the research project in your absence.
Under-resourced high school students: We are working hard to increase the diversity of the intern pool, and we expect a diverse intern pool again this year. In addition to building partnerships with specific local high schools and organizations that serve under-resourced student populations, we are planning to provide support during the summer program to support the student interns as they navigate the world of research. There will be an option for mentors to be included in these scaffolding opportunities on the mentor portal.
Involving UCSC undergraduates: UCSC’s divisional deans are keen to see greater involvement of UCSC undergraduates in STEAM research on campus. We are therefore asking all SIP mentors to please consider including an undergraduate student on the research project in addition to the high school interns. The undergraduate’s involvement in the research project could certainly extend into the academic year, not just the summer. It may also be possible for the undergraduate to serve as a secondary mentor.
For more information, please visit the SIP website. The SIP mentor FAQ page is also an excellent resource for additional information. We will send notice about upcoming SIP mentor info sessions once they are confirmed.
If you have any questions, concerns, or need clarification, please feel free to reach out to the SIP staff at <email@example.com>.
We recently launched a challenge with Wright Brothers Institute & The T-REX Innovation Center -GEOINT "Match Strike Challenge" Series – Design a Geospatial Intelligence Challenge that Could Save the World
Link to challenge/project: https://www.mindsumo.com/
Please note that students must be U.S. citizens to win this. Top submissions also win from a prize pool of $1,600!
Feel free to reach out to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Offered by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, PSSS is a 3-month long career development experience to learn the development of a hypothesis-driven robotic space mission in a concurrent engineering environment while getting an in-depth, first-hand look at mission design, life cycle, costs, schedule & the inherent trade-offs.
Science and engineering doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D.s, postdocs, junior faculty, and certain master’s degree students, who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents (and a very limited number of Foreign Nationals from non-designated counties), are eligible. There is no charge to attend, travel stipends are available, and applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Diversity, equity and inclusion are important to us, and we strive to create a welcoming environment where participants’ contributions and unique perspectives are valued.
Session 1: Preparatory Sessions May 11-July 28. Culminating Week with JPL’s Team X July 31-August 4
Session 2: Preparatory Sessions May 25-August 11. Culminating Week with JPL’s Team X August 14-18
With workload of a rigorous 3-credit graduate-level course, participants act as a planetary science mission team during the first 12 weeks of preparatory webinars, with the final culminating week mentored by JPL’s Advance Project Design Team for refining the mission concept design & presenting it to a mock expert review board. The culminating week is planned to be at JPL.
Applications are due March 27, 2023. Register now for informational session February 14 11:00 am ET.
* 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.
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
The Storage Memory Architecture team in Marvell’s Storage Business Unit is
looking for a summer intern. Marvell is the industry's leading supplier of
SSD and memory controller solutions. The intern will join a team of experts
in researching new architectures and modeling techniques for SSD storage
and CXL memory applications. The ideal candidate will have prior experience
in at least one of these subjects: SSDs, NAND flash, DRAM memories, PCIe,
NVMe, CXL, storage architectures, and performance modeling.
Candidate MUST be currently pursuing a MS or PhD degree (PhD preferred) in
CS/EE or related technical field(s)
Previous experience in industry is not required
Courses and research experience related to computer architecture, hardware
design, programming, modeling techniques.
Prior experience with SSD technologies, PCIe, NVMe or CXL interface
technologies, NAND flash, DRAM and persistent memories
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Very good verbal and written communication skills
Strong Programming skills in C/C++ and Python
Experience in modeling computer architectures and storage systems
Experience in machine learning algorithms is a plus
Contact: Erich Haratsch <email@example.com>
Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor Position Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Find more information on the flyer here: ECE_Citadel.pdf