Spring Wk 3 Announcements



Diversity in Engineering Panel | April 17 | 6PM - 8PM | ATL

Come hear from a panel of Cal Poly alum and engineers about the unique experiences faced by underrepresented minorities in engineering! A reflective dialogue will follow. Food is provided! This event is co-hosted by Women Involved in Software and Hardware (WISH), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).


Spring Career Fair | April 18 & 19th | 9:30 AM-2:30 PM | Rec Center (Bldg 43)

The Spring Career Fair is a unique opportunity to meet and network with companies interested in connecting with students from every major. You will have the opportunity to meet with prospective employers, give out your resume, and discuss career, summer, and internship opportunities. Be prepared for interviews during the Open Forum and/or next day interviews. Bring your resume and dress professionally. 

Please note: you can get your resume reviewed the career fair by attending Drop-in or by coming to the Resume Clinic on Thursday, April 12 from 11:30 AM - 1 PM at Career Services (Bldg 124-117). Check out the Career Services Calendar for more important events! 


Emerging Markets Events

Come hear from experts in the following fields: 

  • Green Careers: Attainable Jobs in Environmental Sustainability | April 17 | 11:10 AM-12:30 PM | UU 220 (Bldg 65)
  • Physical and Mental Optimization: Careers That Fuel Success in Sports and Life | May 8 | 11:10-12:00 PM |  Career Services (Bldg 124-117)
  • Careers in Autonomous Vehicles and UAVs | May 15 | 11:10 AM-12 PM | ATL (Bldg 7-Keck Room)
  • Check out the flyer for more info!


Alpha sigma mu 18th Annual MATE Banquet | April 20 | 7-10PM | ATL 

Alpha Sigma Mu is hosting the 18th Annual Materials Engineering Banquet on Friday, April 20th at the ATL (Bldg 7). The theme is  Fiesta! The event will begin at 7 PM and end at 10 PM. The banquet is the biggest social event of the year for the MATE department. There will be time to socialize with fellow materials engineers, delicious food (it will be Taqueria Santa Cruz this year!), and some excellent skits.

Tickets will be sold during UU hour in the MATE lounge on Thursday, 4/12. The tickets cost $10 for MATEs, and $20 for non-MATEs. If you or a group of MATEs have a skit or act that you may be interested in performing at the banquet, please let an ASMu representative know. For any questions, feel free to contact Alex Pauer (apauer@calpoly.edu).



Project Meetings | Mondays | 7PM - 9PM: Feel free to try out different project teams and be sure to introduce yourselves to the PMs if you’re new to EWB! Here are the team room locations: Fiji (Room 10-231), Malawi (Room 22-211), Local Projects (Room 22-313), Nicaragua (Room 22-212), Thailand (Room 11-104)

Sustainability Task Force (STF) | Mondays | 6PM - 7PM | Bldg 10-231: STF is open to everyone and is a space to identify problems in EWB and collectively create solutions to improve our club. 

Tea Time | Thursdays | 11AM - 12PM | Library 216K (fishbowls): Tea Time is a time to chat with the president and vice president about anything and everything. It’s basically open office hours and we’d love to see you! Look out for our EWB shirts/boxes of tea!

IMPACT | Tuesdays | 11AM - 12PM | Library 216Q (fishbowls): IMPACT organizes volunteering events that unite EWB members and fellow Cal Poly students with local nonprofits dedicated to the community EWB Cal Poly knows and loves.  

Check out our Google Calendar!




James Dyson Award - NEW!

The James Dyson Award is an international engineering and design competition for students and recent graduates. They reward socially conscious, innovative students and recent graduates for developing meaningful solutions to real world problems. The brief: design somethings that solves a problem.

The best invention internationally is selected by James Dyson and is awarded $40,000 prize money. Their university department receives $6,000. Two international runners up receive $6000 each and $3000  is given to the winning project for each participating country. From March 27 through June 20, they will be looking for this year's winners and would love to give the talented students at Cal Poly the opportunity to compete! 


2018 DGR Engineering Scholarship - Apply by May 15

2018 DGR Engineering Scholarship is available for those who have completed 45 semester credit hours by June 1 of the current year in an accredited undergraduate engineering or land surveying degree program within the US. DGR Engineering has created this scholarship to promote and advance the engineering profession in this region. Students can receive up to $2000 in scholarship. To be eligible to receive the scholarship, you must have completed 45 semester credit hours by June 1 of the current year in an accredited undergraduate engineering or land surveying degree program within the US and have a minimum GPS of 3.0. Preference will be considered for those in an electrical, civil, environmental, or agricultural engineering program. To apply or for more information, visit the website!




Internship Opportunity at Tesla - NEW!

Tesla's Materials Reliability and Testing group is currently looking for strong internship candidates to work on several corrosion-related projects this summer. Both undergraduate and graduate students with metallurgical focus will be considered. If you are interested, please contact Ben Tiemens (btiemens@tesla.com)


SRAM LLC Internship Program Opportunity 

SRAM LLC has recently started a companywide internship program and are currently looking for applicants for their Global CAD Team Intern and Design Engineering Intern positions in San Luis Obispo. SRAM LLC is one of the world’s largest suppliers of components to the bike industry and continues to promote cycling through its products, its advocacy, and its employees who are dedicated to the cycling experience. For more information, check out the flyer and apply on the SRAM LLC website


Job Opening with LeFiell Manufacturing 

LeFiell Manufacturing, an ESOP company, has an opening available for a candidate who would like to work with  Aerospace alloys making forgings and specialty tube products in the Los Angeles area. We have captive heat treat and NDT facilities, along with our primary business of forming; forging, roll forming, swaging and extruding. We are experiencing extensive growth in our technical process areas and need an individual who wants to grow as we grow.

The candidate could have no experience to 5 years’ experience in the Materials or Metal Processing industries, enjoys customer interaction with Boeing, Pratt & Whitney and most primes. Must be organized and have very good communication skills.

To apply either call or email a resume to:

Ed Martinez (MATE Class of 1979), Director of Quality

13700 Firestone Blvd, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Phone: (562) 921-3411 ext. 330; Fax: (562) 926-1714


aBBOTt Materials Engineering Co-op 2018

Abbott is seeking a hands-on, proactive, high caliber Materials Technology co-op student to support full time engineers and scientists in the execution of materials-focused, medical device research and development. The candidate will utilize engineering concepts and processes to perform assignments of various scope and complexity towards developing and implementing solutions for routine to complex problems. For more information, download the co-op full description!



Applied Materials is actively recruiting upcoming graduates for our Engineering Rotation Program and Direct-Hire Positions in the Santa Clara, CA office. Interested candidates are directed to email a PDF copy of their resume to University_Relations@amat.com with the subject line “Cal Poly New Grad Applicant.” Any questions about the company or positions may also be directed to this address.

We are also actively recruiting summer 2018 interns! The official summer 2018 internships will be opening between January – March, however candidates can already submit an application online to their pipeline requisition (listed on the attached flyer). Any questions can again be emailed to University_Relations@amat.com.

Here are some of the open positions:

For more information, take a look at this flyer!




College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Ph.D. Opportunities 

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF) will be adding 100 new funded PhD students across 6 Departments including Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in Fall 2018. They are looking to recruit high quality students for this program. If you are interested in applying, take a look at the flyer and application website for more info.


UC MERCED MACES Graduate Recruitment

With the help of a $5 million award from NASA, UC Merced has established MACES (Merced nanomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing), a nexus for promoting functional nanomaterial-based research and education. MACES faculty members are looking for highly motivated students with strong academic performance to join us for Ph.D. graduate study. Students who participate in our program would benefit from multidisciplinary research training, guidance by two mentors, usually from multiple majors (sometimes even from NASA), and access to state-of-the-art facilities. Furthermore, students who are U.S. citizens will have an opportunity to participate in NASA internships by working at NASA Research Centers. This will help further develop their research skills and serve as a stepping stone for future employment at NASA. For more info, check out the brochure, cover letter, and flyer! If you have any further questions, please contact maces@ucmerced.edu.





From Dr. Harding: Here's an interesting program for study overseas in Munich Germany. There are courses in Fracture & Fatigue and also Composite Materials that would definitely count toward Technical Electives in your MATE degree.

Please feel free to set up an appointment to talk with me about this opportunity if you are interested.




Wind Energy Opportunities in Peru!

If you're interested in renewable energy, like to travel, looking for something to do this summer, and like helping people, this might be a great opportunity for you. The WindAid Program focuses on building turbines in Peru for communities without electricity.

Following a phenomenal 2017 (86 volunteers from 22 countries), they have already had 44 volunteers sign up for our 2018 programs! They are delighted to be welcoming them to help install and maintain wind turbines to deliver clean, cheap energy to rural communities in Peru. While constructing and installing the wind turbines, volunteers are directly integrated into multiple opportunities including Research AND Design, Community Engagement, and Building Skills for the Future! Apply here and check out the flyer for more info! 


Cal Poly Hunger Program Meal Vouchers

The Cal Poly Hunger Program ensures that all students have access to nutritious meals each day in order to stay focused on their education and success at Cal Poly. Any student is welcome to use these free, confidential, no-hassle services.

Meal vouchers are available to students experiencing a short-term financial need. Students can dine at 19 Metro Station (an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant) during the school year and the Avenue (food court) during the summer. Vouchers are distributed at the location shown below. Fore more information, visit the Student Affairs website.

Pick-Up Location: Dean of Students: Hillcrest, Building 81, 1A


CESAME (Center for Engineering, Science, and Mathematics Education) Opportunities 

CESAME is offering multiple programs to engage and teach elementary and middle school students subjects related to STEM. Here are some of the programs:

  • MOST (Mentors In Out Of School Time): Teach STEM-focused modules to students in an after school program at a local school. (Paid/Course Credit)
  • LBDL (Learn by Doing Lab): Engage visiting 3rd-8th grade students in hands-on labs on campus. (Course Credit)
  • TEAMS (Teacher Assistants in Mathematics and Science): Tutor or assist Math, Science, or AVID teachers in local middle school or high school classrooms. (Paid/Course Credit)

To learn more about these programs, visit CESAME, or contact them at cesame@calpoly.edu


NSERC CREATE Quanta Program

The NSERC CREATE program, called Quanta (Quantum Nanotechnology Training in Alberta), is held jointly between the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. This program is specifically designed for incoming graduate students that have an interest in developing the next generation of quantum technologies. Students can work with truly state-of-the-art equipment, such as dry dilution refrigerators, ultra-cold atom machines, Canada's best nanofabrication facilities, and a metropolitan fiber network. In addition to a rigorous academic education, graduate students will receive enhanced professional development training, to ensure that they are ready to excel in industry. For more information and to apply, see the attached poster and brochure and visit the website!  


Lehigh Microscopy School CourseS SUmmer 2018 

Lehigh Microscopy School is offering courses this coming summer from June 3-8. There will also be a limited number of half-tuition scholarships available for full-time graduate students attending the microscopy courses in 2018. Some of the courses include:

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis
  • Introduction to SEM and EDS For the New Operator
  • Focused ION BEAM (FIB): Instrumentation and Applications
  • Problem Solving: Interpretation and Analysis of SEM/EDS/EBSD Data
  • Quantitative X-Ray Microanalysis: Problem Solving using EDS and WDS Techniques

For more information, visit their website


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