BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
University Student Research Challenge - NASA Aeronautics
UCSA & UCGPC Optional Fees
Teaching & Learning Center - Graduate Pedagogy Fellows 2023-24
Predictive Modeling in Biology and Medicine Conference
Domo Student Case Competition
QBI Pre-Hackathon Mixer
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.
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.
Did you know that you can opt out of the UCSA or UCGPC Association charges by submitting an online form before the third-week deadline of the affected quarter? If you opted out and wish to opt-in, you will need to complete the same form. Follow the navigation below to access the form in your MyUCSC portal.
MyUCSC >> Graduate Student eForms tile >> UCGPC Registration Fee Opt-out link in the left navigation
Reminder: After the third week of instruction (the Add/Drop/Swap Deadline on the Academic and Administrative Calendar) you are no longer able to opt out of the fees for the current quarter, but you may opt out for future quarters. A refund of current fees may be directed to the UCSA or UCGPC.
The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) invites applications for the Graduate Pedagogy Fellows program, which supports the development of peer leaders in higher education pedagogy with a focus on the significance of the Teaching Assistant (TA) role in supporting equitable outcomes in student learning.
TLC Graduate Pedagogy Fellows are known for:
advancing a more equitable culture of teaching and learning on our campus,
creating more robust resources and support systems for peer graduate student educators in their teaching fields, and
strengthening their own professional development in teaching and mentoring.
In Winter 2024, Fellows participate in a 10-week course, hosted by TLC, that meets weekly on Thursdays at 2:00 - 4:00pm.
The Winter course will be held in-person in TLC’s teaching space in the McHenry Library.
There will be a remote attendance option for grads with accessibility needs.
Participants will be asked to engage in asynchronous activities between sessions.
In Spring 2024, Fellows collaborate with TLC and their home departments to develop or refine an interactive, discipline-specific pedagogy program for graduate students in their departments.
Depending on departmental needs, Fellows may design a pedagogy course, workshop series, or peer mentorship program, or a combination.
Fellows also prepare to serve as facilitators of the professional development opportunities they create, with the objective of leading those programs in the following academic year (i.e. in 2024-25).
To support this process, Fellows participate in two group workshops and two individual meetings with a TLC mentor in Spring 2024; the modalities and times of each of these commitments will be determined based on Fellows’ Spring schedules.
Fellowship Award & Recognition:
Each selected Fellow receives a $2,000 fellowship award.
Upon completion of the program, each Fellow receives a professional development certificate, issued by TLC, to indicate their leadership in utilizing and promoting effective and equitable teaching strategies in higher education classrooms.
Fellows also gain recognition from their academic departments for their leadership as they work together to plan pedagogical professional development for graduate students in the following academic year.
How to Apply:
Each department with a graduate program is invited to solicit applications from interested graduate students, and to select from that pool one candidate to be considered for the 2023-24 cohort of Graduate Pedagogy Fellows. From among this group of departmental nominees, TLC will select approximately 20 Fellows. All interested graduate students are encouraged to apply to their departments for consideration. If needed, TLC will give priority to candidates from departments that have not recently participated in this program.
To apply to the Graduate Pedagogy Fellows program, prepare and submit the application materials listed in the GPF 2024 Call for Applications to your department by Wednesday, November 8. We recommend that you check in with department staff to confirm your department’s internal application deadline and submission process.
Each department will review applications and pass along the application of their selected departmental nominee to TLC by Tuesday, November 21. TLC will notify applicants and their departments of acceptance by Wednesday, December 6.
**For more information, please visit: https://tlc.ucsc.edu/programs/
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.
Recently, Domo launched a new offering for higher education institutions to help students to learn to use data to make decisions. Domo wants to help prepare students for data-forward careers, and this program is focused on doing just that. As part of this initiative, they built curriculum that can be inserted into any university/college professor’s content. There are video content, PPT slides, quiz questions, and so much more available. Domo is trying to make it easy on educators to include data-driven content in their courses.
As part of this program, they are hosting a case competition for grad and undergrad students, where students will use Domo to solve a problem for one of our amazing customers (Regional One Health). The deadline for registering for the event is October 12th, and are giving away $50K in prizes.
Link to Case Competition: https://www.domo.com/campaign/
Event Location: Engineering 2 - RM 506
Join us for an exciting pre-hackathon mixer at QB3-UC Santa Cruz! Get ready to mingle, form teams, and start brainstorming ideas for your projects before the QBI Hackathon kicks off in November.
The QBI hackathon is a 48-hour event connecting the developer community with the scientists from the three QB3 campuses (UCSF, UCB and UCSC), during which we work together on cutting edge biomedical problems.
Whether you’ve participated in a hackathon before or are just starting out, this mixer is a great opportunity to connect with potential teammates and have some fun!
We STRONGLY suggest attending the meet and greet mixer at UCSC to begin laying the ground for your project and to give yourself ample time to deliver your product. Don't miss out on this chance to get inspired and kickstart your hackathon experience, and RSVP here.
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: email@example.com
Baylor's CS department is growing, and they have several new programs: PhD in CS, online MS in CS, data science major, and cybersecurity concentration. They also have newly built cybersecurity facilities. The wonderful faculty and staff make it a great place to work!
The Computer Science Department at Baylor University is hiring five (5) additional faculty members this year to support their research and teaching. All job descriptions and application forms are available here: https://www.ecs.baylor.edu/
All five positions start in Fall 2024:
1. Tenure/Tenure-track Professor in Computer Science
2. Tenure/Tenure-track Professor in Data Science
3. Tenure/Tenure-track Professor in Software Engineering
4. Tenure/Tenure-track Professor in Cybersecurity
5. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Data Science
The tenure/tenure-track positions each require a Ph.D. in the designated field or a closely related field. The lecture/senior lecturer position requires an M.S. or higher in data science, computer science, or a closely related field.
For any questions please contact CSSearch@baylor.edu.