Spring Week 8 Announcements



Smyth Service to Humanity Award - Application due May 26 - New!

Our former Department Administrative Assistant, Noni Smyth, worked in the MATE department for over 30 years. Upon retiring, she set up an award for MATEs who plan to participate in humanitarian projects in honor of her children who always chose the path of helping others. If you know of someone who fits the criterion (including yourself!), please email Dr. Chen, kcchen@calpoly.edu no later than 5/26/17 with a paragraph on how the criterion is met. 

Fill out the application here and email it to Dr. Chen! 


MAY IS inclusion excellence month! Check out the events 

Everyone is welcome to attend Teach On! lectures.  View the schedule.

You're also welcome to participate in many events this month. View the calendar.


EWB MEETINGS: Check out their google calendar

  • Mondays @ 6 PM: Sustainability Task Force Meeting -  Bldg 10-227
  • Mondays @ 7 PM: Project Meetings - 10-111 India ; 53-215 Nicaragua; 33-287 Thailand;  180-107 Malawi; 10-227 Local Projects
  • Mondays @ 9:30 PM: Intramural Frisbee (bring light and dark shirts)
  • Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM at one of the Library 2nd floor fishbowls: IMPACT - Come by if you want to make a difference locally by volunteering in SLO!
  • Fridays from 1 PM – 3 PM at the 2nd floor of the Library facing the front: EWB Tea Time - Come chat and enjoy some tea


Quality of Life Plus Student Association QL+ SA Meetings/Events

  • Tues 6-7 PM  | our lab in Bldg. 192 – general meetings
  • Blaze Fundraiser | May 22 | 5 PM - 10 PM
    • Stop by Blaze Pizza on Foothill Monday, May 22 between 5-10 PM to support QL+ SA. 20% of the proceeds of those who show the flyer (don’t worry we’ll have extras outside Blaze) will benefit the operation of our organization.
  • End of the Year Banquet | June 3 
    • Join us on June 3 for a celebration of QL+ SA’s accomplishments this year! Tickets are $15 and include entrance to the event as well as a full meal. We will be hearing from our formal design teams, introducing our challengers for next year and more!
    • This event is open to all students and faculty members, but we need you to RSVP if you would like to attend. Please fill out this Google Form to RSVP.




NAVAIR Materials Engineering Full-time Position 

The Materials Engineering Division at the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest provides technical expertise, skills and services in the manufacturing, maintenance and repair of current and emerging aviation systems in support of worldwide operations for the US Navy and Marine Corps. They are currently accepting resumes and are prepared to start interviews right away. If you have any questions, or for more information, please email David Arenas, (david.arenas@navy.mil).



St. Jude Medical/Abbott is seeking for a dynamic and energetic CO-OP to work in Materials & Technology group, who will be supporting full time engineers and scientists in the execution of materials-focused research and development projects. The candidate will utilize Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering concepts to optimize existing manufacturing processes, to develop new test methods, to perform failure analysis and much more. 

Chris Jenney (MATE Class of ‘94) sent in this notice. This co-op is with the Materials Technology group at Abbott in Los Angeles (Sylmar). The approximate duration is July 1 – Dec 20. Housing and a good salary is provided. You can find more details here.

Let Chris or the hiring scientist, Katia Katchouk, know if you have any questions. Send your resume/CV directly to Katia Katchouk.



Anamet, inc. provides materials engineering analysis and laboratory testing services to a diverse base of industries, government entities, and law firms. Anamet’s core competencies include Materials Failure Analysis, Mechanical and Metallurgical Testing, and Chemical Analysis. Anamet has built long-term relationships with our clients by consistently delivering practical, timely, and cost-effective solutions to their testing and engineering evaluation needs.

Anamet Inc. is currently seeking a full-time (40 hrs per week) Materials Engineering Laboratory Technician


Summer 2017 John Hopkins Engineering/Physics Instructor and Teaching Assistant 

CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer.

For more information about these positions, site locations, program dates, and access to our online employment application, please see our website, cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer, or contact us via email at ctysummer@jhu.edu or by calling 410-735-6219.


Enovix - Summer 2017 Internships

Enovix is looking for engineering students to work during the summer of 2017. Candidates will work in a hands-on research and development and pilot production environment producing and testing revolutionary Li-ion energy storage cells. Interns will: 
  • conduct experiments, design processes and tooling and gain experience with semiconductor front and back end process equipment including wet processing (etching & plating), mechanical processing (machining, laser dicing) and electrical testing.
  • be given self-contained projects that can be completed over the internship assignment and will report into engineers within the company
  • prepare experimental plans for their work, collect and analyze process and test data and prepare reports for their work and conclusions, including a final presentation at the on the summer presented to the engineering team and executives of the company.
Email your qualifications and resume to careers@enovix.com.  Learn more here.




UC Berkeley HAAS School of Business BASE Summer Program - Application due may 31 (only 15 spots left)

The Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley invites you to consider the BASE Summer Program (Business for Arts, Sciences and Engineering). BASE is a six-week business boot camp that enables non-business majors to take business courses while earning full academic credit. Some former BASE students have gone on to earn MBA degrees, while others have accepted jobs in marketing, product development, consulting, financial services, and technology. BASE students receive many benefits, including custom workshops, company visits, lunches, small class size with top professors and Haas Alumni Network benefits.

The ideal participant of the BASE Program is an undergraduate student majoring in liberal arts, sciences or engineering. BASE is the only premier business summer program or institute where students can earn units. To learn more, take a look at the brochure and apply online here!


IMERYS Graduates Program 

Imerys is the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with more than 16,000 employees based in 50 countries and is seeking to fill its talent pipeline with a new Graduates Program. Offering a great opportunity to talented and motivated recent graduates, the Program provides Graduates rich and diverse experiences in a multicultural and challenging environment.

The aim of the Graduates Program is to recruit top-performing graduates, enabling them to accelerate their career and become part of the next generation of key contributors and leaders of Imerys.

The Program runs for 2 years (24 months) consisting of two 12-months rotations. During the first 2 years, Graduates will hold two different positions. At the end of the 2 year program, graduates will be placed in a new challenging role. The program is open to fresh graduates and to graduates with up to 3 years of experience.

For more information, check out the brochure and apply online here!


Outreach Opportunity: Atascadero High School Cal Poly Student Speakers  |  May to June 

My students always enjoy hearing from the students at Cal Poly about their engineering projects! I am looking for people in the fields of math, science, and engineering who would be willing to come speak to my classes about your careers/majors and the technical aspects of what you do everyday. It would be great if you could bring in something you are working on or some kind of demonstration piece, although that would not be necessary. I have three periods of Calculus - see the dates and times. If you are interested in coming to speak to one or multiple periods please let me know.

Please complete and email this guest speaker bio form to me.  This way I can have my students better prepared for your presentation.
Danielle DeLuca, AP Calculus teacher  |  Atascadero High School


National Engineering CompetITion: Driver vs. Driver 

Season Two of Driver vs. Driver is about to get underway with submissions being accepted from May 2 though June 4. Season Two of Driver vs. Driver will follow the journey a product idea takes – from napkin sketch to prototype to a final, finished product – to reach the PGA Tour and be played by thousands of professional and amateur players worldwide.

If selected as a finalist, students will not only have the chance to travel and participate in the television show, but also work alongside aerospace engineers, industrial designers and product development specialists from WilsonLABS, the innovation hub at Wilson. The winning individual or team will take home a cash prize, and we will ultimately produce the driver under the Wilson brand name.

Learn more this program.



Enjoy this summer living in the beautiful city of San Sebastian while attending TECNUN University of Navarra, School of Engineering. Take Engineering classes at TECNUN and/or language classes at ILCE in Barcelona and experience the culture by exploring museums and traveling to Madrid, Barcelona and more!

For more information, visit the Cal Poly study abroad website!


Virtual Reality Research Project 

A research project on virtual reality simulations is being conducted by a graduate civil engineering student, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The purpose of the study is to analyze the possibilities of using virtual reality in a school setting. A $5.00 Starbucks gift card will be offered to each participant.

If you are interested, please visit this link! If you pass the 5- 10 minute screening test, you will be contacted with more information.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kristina Mai at klmai@calpoly.edu and/or Dr. Anurag Pande atapande@calpoly.edu.


Summer Program in Spain at the Universidad de Navarra, Tecnun - Applications due Apr 23 (Module 1) & May 29 (Module 3)

Come enjoy a fantastic summer educational experience in Spain. The Universidad de Navarra offers a summer program open to Cal Poly students. The program consists of a 2- week technical course (~2 units with more available through independent study) and a 3- week language and culture class (4 unit GE C1 or C2). This year you can choose from “Engineering Across Cultures” or “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” for the technical course. These courses are taught at the engineering campus of the Universidad de Navarra, Tecnun, in San Sebastián in the heart of the Basque country. The technical classes run from June 27th to July 7th. The language and culture class is for the first time being offered in Barcelona! This class is tracked for several levels of ability in Spanish. It will run from July 10th to July 28th. You can sign up for either or both of these “modules”.

Learn more here or contact Dr. Andrew Davol if you would like to discuss this program.

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