BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
UCSA & UCGPC Optional Fees
2024 L'oréal For Women in Science Fellowship
NASA's University Student Research Challenge (USRC) is Open & Q&A 1/8/24
EY Open Science Data Challenge
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, 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.
Thursday, 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 18th Deadline To Apply For Degree
If you plan to complete your MS or PhD this quarter (Winter 2024), 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 29th 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 8th 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 8th Late Add with Fee Deadline
Wednesday, November 8th Leave of Absence Winter 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.
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.
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2024 L'oréal For Women in Science Fellowship
Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories. The program has awarded 100 postdoctoral women scientists over $5 million in grants to advance their research and careers.
The L’Oréal USA FWIS Program is seeking five exceptional women scientists to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM. You could be awarded $60,000 to advance your career and research!
Applications will remain open until February 16, 2024, at 5 PM ET.
Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started their postdoctoral research position by the application deadline. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.
Interested in serving as a reviewer for the 2024 L’Oréal FWIS program? Please complete this brief interest form.
University Student Research Challenge is now open on NSPIRES and accepting three-page proposals due Jan 8, 2024
USRC seeks to challenge students to propose new ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics. USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants up to $80k for their projects and with the challenge of raising cost-share funds through a crowdfunding campaign. The process of creating and implementing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teaching 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:
January 8, 2024, at 2pm ET
February 22, 2024
The USRC Q&A/Info Session and Proposal Workshop will be held on the days/times above. Please join us on TEAMS using the Meeting Link, or call in via +1 256-715-9946,,176038745# Phone Conference ID: 176 038 745#
Want to help fight climate change and win $10K? Check out the EY Open Science Data Challenge!
Are you interested in data, artificial intelligence, and the fight against climate change? Join UC Santa Cruz and EY’s Open Science Data Challenge. You could win $10,000 and a trip to Athens, Greece!
This year’s challenge, sponsored by UCSC’s Center for Coastal Climate Resilience, involves downloading datasets to build a machine-learning model to identify and detect “damaged” and “undamaged” coastal infrastructure based on the impact of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and cyclones.
The challenge is open to undergraduate and graduate students, postdoc researchers, and alumni with less than two years of professional experience. It starts on Feb. 1 and ends on April 21.
Build a team and register online: challenge.ey.com/2024.
Good luck, Slugs!
Event Location: Fireside Lounge - Graduate Student Commons
2024 Grad Slam - Baskin Engineering Preliminary
Grad Slam is a UC-sponsored competition where participants have three minutes to explain their graduate research or artistic endeavor to a general audience. In cooperation with Baskin Engineering, the Graduate Division will hold a preliminary round to determine the top two presenters from Baskin Engineering to be finalists of the UCSC Grad Slam on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.
The Baskin Engineering preliminary round will be held at the Graduate Student Commons Fireside Lounge on February 6, 2024, at 7:00 PM
GRAD SLAM FINALE
- 1st Place: $3000
- Runner-up: $1500
- People's Choice: $750
- The top two presenters in each preliminary round will win $500 each
System-wide Grad Slam rules from the UC Office of the President can be found on the Grad Divisions, Grad Slam 2024 webpage. Eligibility, technical, visuals, props, timing, and scoring are all covered items.
Register Here! The first 10 grads to register & participate will win a $50 gift card!
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) has several Postdoc Fellowship openings for distinguished candidates who have obtained their PhD degrees recently, preferably within the last 2-3 years. The various Interdisciplinary Research Centers (IRCs) where the candidates will continue their research, and the sub-areas of work in the IRCs, can be found by visiting the link below:
Appended to this message is the flyer. More details of the fellowship can be found at https://postdoc.kfupm.edu.sa
If you happen to be an interested candidate with excellent research/academic records you may apply by filling out the form at the link below:
Interested in Life Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship?
Apply for the NEW UCSC - Nucleate Innovation Fellowship
February 9th, 2024
The UC Santa Cruz Innovation & Business Engagement Hub, in collaboration with QB3@UCSC, is pleased to announce a new fellowship opportunity for graduate students interested in life sciences innovation and entrepreneurship offered through a partnership with the Bay Area Chapter of Nucleate, a student-focused organization working to empower the next generation of life sciences innovators and founders.
Fellows will gain hands-on experience in innovation landscaping and an introduction to due diligence and sourcing of new technologies. In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to work on independent projects in a specific target area with mentorship from academic and industry experts, and engage with a cohort of peers from Bay Area universities and a network of VCs to brainstorm through challenges in translating cutting-edge science into new ventures.
The inaugural cohort will launch on March 4th, 2024 and wrap up by October 4th, 2024. Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend and should expect to dedicate roughly 5 hours per week over the program period.
Apply for the 2024 cohort of fellows at https://nucleate.typeform.