Winter Week 6 Announcements



EWB MEETINGS: Check out their google calendar

  • Sustainability Task Force  |  2/13 (M)  | 6 pm |  Bldg 53-202
  • Engineers Without Borders: Travel Stories | 2/13 (M) | ATL
  • Mondays @ 7 PM: Project Meetings -- 10-227 Nicaragua; 33-287 Thailand; 53-202; 53-206 Malawi; 53-213 Local Projects
  • 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 10 AM – 12 PM at the 2nd floor of the Library facing the front: EWB Tea Time -- Come chat and enjoy some tea
  • Sundays from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM at the turf fields: Intramural Soccer -- Come play soccer with EWB friends and bring a white and black shirt!

EWB Winter Olympics | 2/26 (Sun) | 12 PM | Montana de Oro

Join us for the EWB Winter Olympics on Sunday February 26 at noon in Montana de Oro! There will be sand boarding, music, and other fun and games! There will be a fastest sled winner, most creative sled winner, and the judges choice winner. Come and support your project team! Remember in spring quarter the team with the most points gets a free EWB Olympics shirt!

Please sign up here by Thursday February 23 at midnight


Engineering Student Council Engineers Week | 2/13 – 2/17

  • 2/13 (M): Hot Cocoa with Engineers | Bonderson High Bay | 8 AM – 10 AM; Keynote Speaker: Mark Newton from Thinkfactory Media | ATL | 4 PM – 5 PM
  • 2/14 (T): Cars and Coffee | Dexter Lawn | 8 AM – 12 PM; CPSS Rocket Launch | Engineering Plaza Grass | 12 PM – 2 PM
  • 2/15 (W): Hot Cocoa with Engineers | Bonderson High Bay | 8 AM – 10 AM; Maker Faire | ATL | 10 AM – 3PM; Northrop Grumman Night Games | ATL | 6 PM – 9:30 PM
  • 2/16 (R): Hot Cocoa with Engineers | Bonderson High Bay | 8 AM – 10 AM; SWE Trivia Night | Bonderson 104 | 6 PM – 7 PM


Cross Cultural Centers Winter Calendar

Cross Cultural Centers has a lot of great, collaborative events for you to join!  Check out their calendar of events.


Sigma Phi Delta's PROVE Labs Fundraiser | 2/25 (SAT) | 5 PM - 10PM | BLAZE PIZZA

Sigma Phi Delta is back at Blaze Pizza to help Cal Poly's team working on breaking a WORLD RECORD for the fastest solar car. Come out on Feb 25h with the flyer below to raise money for a great cause.



ASM-LA Chapter Scholarship Application – Apply by Feb 28

The LA Chapter of ASM International is offering multiple merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students living in SoCal area served by the Los Angeles, San Fernando, Orange Coast and former South Bay Chapters of ASM.

Applicants must have a major in Materials Science/Metallurgy/Materials Engineering or a Science and Engineering major with emphasis in Materials Science and must be continuing undergraduate study in Fall 2017. High school seniors and college freshman students who express a desire to have such a degree are also encouraged to apply.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated strength in academics as well as leadership and character. Students must be US Citizens or legal residents living or attending school in the area served by the Southern California ASM Chapters. Applicants may receive consecutive awards and may apply in consecutive years. Scholarship amounts will range from $1000 to $7000.

Awardees will be required to provide a 5-10 minute presentation at one of our technical meetings or the ASM Scholarship Golf Tournament in June, and will also become (1 year complimentary) student members of ASM International or Materials Advantage.

Find the application on the MATE Communicator PolyLearn site.


Raytheon’s AOC Spectrum Visualization Challenge Abstracts/Storyboards due Mar 31

How would you like the opportunity to earn a scholarship, develop your future professional network and have something you imagined broadly published? The AOC Spectrum Visualization Challenge (SVC), sponsored by Raytheon, may be for you! The SVC challenge is to visually represent and explain electronic warfare (EW), which takes place within the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS). 

Up to $5,000 in scholarship money.

Learn more here!




University of North Texas Materials Science and Engineering REU 2017

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas will be hosting a summer 2017 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates. We are seeking out motivated, successful students interested in pursuing graduate research after completing their undergraduate studies.  The University of North Texas REU opportunity is a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates focused on advanced processing and materials characterization. This is a fantastic way for undergraduate students to network outside their own school system and to build experience in the Materials Science field of study as a stepping stone towards graduate research studies.

The program has started accepting applications for summer 2017. Application review begins 2/15 and ends 3/30, or until all 10 positions are filled.

Learn more here!


Materials Engineering Laboratory Technician WANTED

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


EPIC Summer 2017: Looking for Leaders

Cal Poly EPIC is looking for Leaders who are interested in teaching labs at the 2017 summer engineering camp called EPIC (Engineering Possibilities In College). This year we have added an extra week to the program which means we are looking for more labs. This also means there is a wider selection of dates that could fit into your schedule. You have the creativity to design any lab you want and the option to teach as many or as few labs sections as you like this summer. Each 2 hour lab provides 20 students with a Learn by Doing opportunity. Students are accompanied by two Cal Poly student counselors and trained lab assistants are available to help with activities and set-up. This year’s EPIC dates are as follows:

  • Session 1: Grades 7-9 July 9th-14th
  • Session 2: Grades 10-11 July 16th- 21st
  • Session 3: Grade 11- 12 July 23rd-28th
  • Session 4: Grade 11- 12 July 30th- August 4th

Many of you have taught a lab before and we really have appreciated having your activity available for the students to enjoy. We hope you would like to teach labs again at the 2017 EPIC. To those of you who are new to EPIC we hope you will sign up to teach labs as it is a great experience to get students excited about your particular field of engineering. If you have any questions please contact us at or 756-6579.
EPIC Lab submissions:


UC San Diego REU  – Applications due Feb 15

UC San Diego is currently taking applications for a 10-week paid summer undergraduate Engineering internship! The UC San Diego Engineers for Exploration program is a full-time research experience that provides the unique experience of developing technology to drive future exploration. You will be working and collaborating with explorers and conservationists at organizations such as the San Diego Zoo, National Geographic, El Zotz Maya Archaeological Site, Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute, California Wolf Center, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

To apply, visit this websiteEmail jmatsuda@eng.ucsd.eduif you have any questions.


Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University Applications due Feb 15

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. Students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience.

Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates this year are June 19 to August 18. Applications are due Feb. 15. Participants are paid a $4500 stipend, a travel allowance, and on-campus housing is provided.

For more information, please visit our websiteIf you have any questions, contact us at


University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Summer Programs Applications due Feb 15

The University of Minnesota is offering 10 week summer programs that provide outstanding educational and research experience in materials science and engineering to faculty and students from undergraduate institutions. MRSEC faculty represent six departments within the College of Science and Engineering which makes the MRSEC uniquely able to match students from varying backgrounds with appropriate faculty mentors and research projects. Students in all STEM majors are encouraged to apply for these summer programs.

Lean more hereAll applications and application materials should be submitted electronically through the web site.


Caltech Amgen Scholars Applications due Feb 15

Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Learn more here!


San Diego Nanotechnology Infrastructure REU  Applications due Mar 1

The SDNI-REU offers a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates at UC San Diego. Students are paired with leading researchers in science and engineering fields. Research areas include: NanoBioMedicine, NanoPhotonics, and NanoMagnetics. The goal is to prepare students for advanced studies in a Ph.D. program. Participants are paid a $4,500 stipend, housing, and up to $500 in travel expenses. Students from bioengineering, material science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, photonics, engineering physics, bio-physics, biology, physics, computer science, and engineering backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Learn more and apply here!


University of Nebraska Summer Research Program Applications due Mar 1

The University of Nebraska’s summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at converting cutting edge social and behavioral research into an understanding and reduction of health disparities among minorities.

During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Priority review begins February 1 and all applications must be completed by March 1.

Learn more here!


Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships  Applications due Mar 9

The NCN-SURF program provides an 11-week paid research experience for rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled in U.S. Universities who are interested in computational nanotechnology, which encompasses a wide range of cutting-edge topics across many engineering and science disciplines.  Participants work with leading nanotechnology research groups at Purdue University to develop simulation tools for physical processes, systems, and devices. Projects are interdisciplinary, and may be suitable for students with majors in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or other Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields. In addition to working with a research group in an undergraduate student - graduate student mentor - faculty adviser team,

NCN-SURF students participate in professional development activities, research seminars, present their research at the SURF Symposium at the end of the fellowship, publish a simulation tool on nanoHUB, and publish a research paper in Purdue ePubs, the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, or a discipline-appropriate research journal.

Learn more and apply here!


university of Houston Materials for sustainability in energy and manufacturing reu  Applications due Mar 18

Spend ten weeks this summer performing research in materials for sustainability in the Cullen College of Engineering at UH — and earn a $5,000 stipend!

The Cullen College of Engineering (CCoE) at the University of Houston will host a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the summer of 2017. The program is designed to inspire bright and motivated undergraduates to pursue graduate education and careers in science and engineering research. Participants will work closely with leading materials engineers at CCoE and contribute to ongoing cutting-edge research in materials for sustainability in energy and manufacturing.

Learn more here!



ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference  |  4/29 |  UCLA

The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hosting the 2017 ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference on April 29! This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research and receive recognition. If you have any questions, please direct them to Dr. Thomas Cahoon at:


SWE Partners with Michigan Engineering to Help Women Engineers Explore Graduate School - VIDEO!

Michigan Engineering and SWE have created a new partnership to provide valuable resources and information to help women engineers explore the career option of graduate school. The goal of these partnerships is to make sure women engineers are aware of the benefits of graduate school.

"To tackle society's problems, which are increasing in complexity, you need the advanced knowledge a graduate degree can provide." - Elizabeth Dreyer, Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, University of Michigan, SWE Graduate Member Coordinator

Watch their video




AIST’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Free conference registration for students – Register by Apr 17

AISTech (annual meeting and exhibition) will be held May 7–11 in Nashville. It’s the largest annual gathering of steel industry personnel in the world! Conference registration is free for full-time students who register by April 17.

All full-time students who register by April 1will automatically receive a US$250 travel grant (paid onsite at the conference).

The student events include contests with great cash prizes, a plant tour, and a reception with recruiters from the major steel companies. The AIST Foundation also underwrites a 50% discount on conference registration for faculty members (deducted when you register online).

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