BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
Graduate Student Communication Certificate Program
University Student Research Challenge - NASA Aeronautics
UC’s Native American Opportunity Plan (NAOP)
UCSC Silicon Valley Career and Internship Fair
Predictive Modeling in Biology and Medicine Conference
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.
Thursday, October 12th 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.
Thursday, October 12th 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, October 12th Deadline To Apply For Degree
If you plan to complete your MS or PhD this quarter (Fall 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.
Wednesday, October 18th 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, December 1st 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, December 1st Late Add with Fee Deadline
Thursday, August 10th 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 application period for the Graduate Student Communication Certification Program is open!
Every fall quarter, the Graduate Division offers graduate students a Professional Communication Certificate Program consisting of a sequence of classes on how to communicate effectively in one’s academic discipline and profession, use technology tools to enhance communication, improve job prospects, and build a professional network. Certification of completion of the program will be provided by the Graduate Division. Certification is awarded to those who miss no more than two presentations. If a graduate student member of the certificate program cohort must miss a Friday meeting of the program but is able to attend the separate standalone presentation of the class or classes missed, either in person at the Graduate Student Commons or via Zoom, then that makeup attendance will count toward earning the certificate.
The program takes place every Friday of the fall quarter, 1:00–4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, in person in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (corner of McLaughlin and Hagar) except November 3, when it will meet in Kerr Hall, Room 61 (basement level), and via Zoom.
Deadline to Register: September 28
First Meeting: September 29
Schedule of Classes in the Communication Certificate Program:
- Principles of Conduct, Introductions, Syllabus and Desired Outcomes, LinkedIn and Networking, Slide Design
- Informational Interview and Proactive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Curating Your Digital Reputation and Mastodon, Threads, X: Promote Your Research on Text-Based Social Media Platforms
- Teaching Statement and Portfolio and Demonstrating Success: Creating an Equitable, Accessible, and Inclusive Academic Environment
- Conflict Resolution and Speaking Up to Bias
- Psychology of Writing and Academic Publishing, Copyright, Open Access
- WordPress Website Design and Listening, Mentoring, Coaching, Advising
- Public Speaking
- Resume and CV, Interviewing and Negotiating the Job Offer
- Final Presentations, Certificates Awarded
University Student Research Challenge is now open on NSPIRES and accepting three-page proposals due November 9, 2023.
USRC seeks to challenge students to propose new ideas/concepts relevant to NASA Aeronautics. USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants of up to $80k for their projects and the challenge of raising cost-share funds through a crowdfunding campaign. The process of creating and implementing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teacher accelerator - requiring students to act like entrepreneurs and raise awareness about their research among the public.
The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling the advancement of aeronautics-related technologies.
Information Session/Q&A Date:
Proposal Due Date:
September 18, 2023, at 2pm ET
November 9, 2023
The USRC Q&A/Info Session and Proposal Workshop will be held on the days/times above. Please join TEAMS using the meeting link, or call in via tel:+12567159946,,176038745#
Phone conference ID: 176 038 745#
Reach out to Steven Holz for any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
NCFDD Membership - FREE for graduate students!
BE Grads, you're now in a critically important stage of your academic career where you're learning how to become an excellent teacher and rigorous researcher in your discipline. NCFDD provides on-demand access to the mentoring, tools, and support needed to be successful in the Academy. They focus on four key areas that help achieve extraordinary writing and research productivity while maintaining a full and healthy life off campus: strategic planning, explosive productivity, healthy relationships, and work-life balance.
Becoming an NCFDD member you will have access to a plethora of workshops, programs, webinars, multi-week courses, and writing support. As an NCFDD member, you will be able to build a network of mentors, sponsors, and collaborators. This is an amazing opportunity to support you through this stage of your professional life.
Visit NCFDD to learn more about membership and to join their newsletter.
UC’s Native American Opportuni
If you are eligible for the Native American Opportunit
Students must use this form to submit supporting documentation verifying their membership with a federally recognized tribe and meet all additional eligibility requirements. At that time, the Graduate Division will review your documentation. If approved, we will work with your Graduate Program Coordinator/Advisor to ensure that your tuition and Student Services fees are covered.
When you submit your tribal documentation, please contact Lorato Anderson directly at email@example.com.
To be eligible for the Native American Opportunit
- Must be a current or newly admitted University of California undergraduate, graduate or professional school student.
- Must be a California Resident.
- Must be an enrolled member in a federally recognized Native American, Am
erican Indian, and/or Alaska Native tribe.
- Must be enrolled in a qualifying UC degree program.
Documentation of tribal enrollment may include any of the following:
- Certification of tribal enrollment on tribal letterhead.
- Enrollment/membership card that contains the tribal seal and/or official signature of a tribal leader.
- Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) if the CDIB includes tribal enrollment information.
- Tribal identification card with an enrollment number. You must also submit tribal contact information (address, phone, and email) if it is not evident on the submitted documentation.
UCSC and SCU-MB are partnering in a new data science grant sponsored by the California Learning Lab. As part of this grant, during the academic year 23-24, we are holding a Foundations Scholars program aimed at Faculty and Graduate students from Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. We like to invite you to be part of this cohort of enthusiastic scholars who will explore data science elements in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. In this program, we will make a survey of data science in the context of these fields and plan to discuss its implementation in current research, mentoring, and education. A main goal of this program is to nurture the different data science communities across campuses and the local region. We plan to meet a total of 12 times during the academic year. Attendance at all meetings is not necessary, however participation in most discussions is expected.
Applications close September 30th: https://forms.gle/
The program will start on October 4.
California Learning Lab: https://calearninglab.
Press release: https://news.ucsc.
Activity waitlist: https://forms.gle/
Event Location: UC Santa Cruz - Engineering Courtyard
Nucleate is a student-run nonprofit organization that facilitates the formation of new life science ventures [see our stories in STAT and Endpoints]. Our equity-free Activator program supports companies that tackle the biggest challenges in human health (Bio Track) and sustainability (Eco Track). The program connects scientific trainees and business students with a world-class advisor network of startup founders, executives, venture investors, and renowned scientists.
Strong Track Record
Over four years, Nucleate has supported 107 venture teams through our Activator program. Our alumni have gone on to raise over $170M in funding to develop technologies like protein sequencing (Glyphic), drug design (Manifold Bio), microbiome- (Concerto) and RNA-based (NextRNA) therapeutics, microbial fertilizer (Ivu Biologics) and biomanufacturing (FarmForward).
Event Location: UCSC Silicon Valley Campus
Interested in a career in AI, Games, HCI, NLP, or Semiconductor Engineering?
At the UCSC Silicon Valley Career and Internship Fair, recruiters from Intel, Cadence, NVIDIA, Marvell, Bloom Energy, and other great companies will meet with talented UCSC students and alumni with skills in AI, Games, HCI, NLP, and VLSI. Join us from 4:00 to 7:30 PM on October 10th at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara.
Sign up on Handshake to attend this event with top Silicon Valley employers: https://ucsc.joinhandshake.com/stu/career_fairs/41502
Event Location: University of California, Riverside
Predictive Modeling in Biology and Medicine Conference
University of California, Riverside, from November 17th - 19th, 2023
The conference will focus on recent progress in mathematical and computational modeling of biological systems, model translational predictions in biology and medicine and date-driven and machine learning methodologies in biology. The conference will bring together researchers at different stages of their career to exchange ideas and novel approaches as well as to promote interdisciplinary collaborations with the special focus on promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Special sub-workshop on promoting DEI in Education and Research will be held on the first day, November 17th, 2023.
Registration is Free. The number of seats in the Center is limited and, therefore, potential participants are encourages to register soon. Please register here: https://ucrmath.wufoo.com/forms/predictive-modeling-in-biology-medicine-con
Travel Support: We invite graduate students, postdoctoral associates and undergraduate students, especially those from under-represented groups, to apply for travel support to attend the conference when registering.
THE PROGRAM. The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability, or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.
AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $64,480 depending on ﬁeld and experience, beneﬁts including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12 months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.
ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION. Apply online at: https://ppfpapply.ucop.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2023
The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology expects to have a small number of postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2024. They 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. The appointment is nominally for two years with a third year implicit, but based on mutual satisfaction.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a research statement and three letters of recommendation by November 15, 2023. The contents of all letters should be addressed to:
Director, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, Box 75, New York, NY 10065-6399
Applications should be e-mailed in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org