BSOE Graduate Student Newsletter
Max Planck School of Cognition PhD Program
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.
Join Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 3 PM to 4:30 PM on campus to learn more about the program: https://ucsc.joinhandshake.
This program is offered by the Max Planck Society together with the German Ministry of Research and Education in the overall field of Cognitive (Neuro)Science and Psychology along with many other social and life science subjects. Our faculty cluster is a networking initiative across Germany with excellent researchers at several German universities and Max Planck Institutes from areas such as:
- artificial intelligence, biology, (cognitive) neuroscience, genetics, linguistics, mathematics, neurobiology, neuroimaging, neurology, neurophysics, philosophy, physics, psychiatry, and psychology.
They also offer a Clinician Scientist Track for medical background: https://cognition.
Please have a look at the overall program details on our webpage: https://www.maxplanckschools.
International Bachelor's or Master's students are led through a fully funded and very interdisciplinary program via 4 years of PhD work.
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: Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room - 3rd Floor of the Bay Tree Building
The Latinx Guide to Graduate School
Come say hello and get your book signed by authors Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales and Magdalena L. Barrera! In addition, students will have the opportunity to creatively visualize their ambitions to attend graduate school or map out their career goals post-grad with a side of pan dulce and coffee.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Staff and faculty are also welcome to attend!
February 23, 2024 from 10 AM to 12 PM @ Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room - 3rd Floor of the Bay Tree Building
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:
2024 Quad Fellowship - Elevating the Brightest Minds in STEM for Collective Good
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the application for the second cohort of the Quad Fellowship is now open to exceptional master's and doctoral students in science and technology who demonstrate academic excellence, exceptional results in their field, and a desire to use their talents to promote collective good. The fellowship, initiated by the Quad countries of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, and administered by IIE, sponsors exceptional master's and doctoral students to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the United States.
The Quad Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind fellowship designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists. It offers an unparalleled blend of financial support, cross-cultural exchange, and networking:
A one-time stipend of US $40,000 for academic expenses.
Networking opportunities with accomplished minds in STEM, government, and society.
Multicultural alumni network dedicated to advancing innovation and research for positive social impact.
The application, for the academic year 2024-2025 is now open to distinguished candidates from the four Quad countries of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, as well as candidates from the ten ASEAN countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.