Winter Week 7 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!

Seminar speaker Dr. Grant venerable II | 2/17 | 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM | bldg 180-114

Come hear Dr. Grant Venerable II's seminar on ATOMS, MENTORS, AND ANCESTORS: African American Impacts on the Rise of Modern Science at MIT, Cal Poly, and Caltech. Dr. Venerable will touch on how his teaching approach was shaped by family background and key mentors, and recount some of his own experiences in becoming Cal Poly's first tenured chemistry professor of African descent.

SWE Fourth Grade Days | 2/21 - 2/24 | 9 AM - 3 PM | Off campus elementary schools

Come out to volunteer for Cal Poly SWE's annual 4th Grade Days event, where we teach local elementary school students about engineering!
Sign up to volunteer here

SWE Phone-a-Thon | 2/24 - 3/3 | 5 PM - 8 PM | 192-106

It's college acceptance season! Come join SWE to congratulate conditionally admitted female Cal Poly engineering students and invite them to Cal Poly Open House and SWE Welcome in the spring. SWE Phone-a-thon will be held on Friday, February 24th and Friday, March, 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. FIRESTONE will be served! If you are interested, please sign up here!

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


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


CENG Student Safety Technician Wanted

Be a part of developing and instilling a safety culture throughout the College of Engineering. You'll have the chance to work with faculty, staff, and students; identify and develop best practices regarding safety in labs, projects and research; and participate in and conduct safety walks (also known as safety audits) across the college. You can now apply on Mustang Jobs or send your resume and cover letter to Karen Bangs (CENG Faculty Safety Coordinator) at The position is open and workload is expected to be approximately 10 hours per week during the academic year (flexible to your academic schedule). It will continue into next year. She will be accepting resumes through February 28th. 


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:


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!


Tennessee Tech 2017 NSF REU: Secure and Privacy Preserving Cyber Physical Systems - Applications due Mar 10

Tennessee Tech's College of Engineering is offering its 2017 NSF REU on Secure and Privacy Preserving Cyber Physical Systems from June 5 - August 11, 2017. This REU focuses on cybersecurity challenges with applications in future smart cities and provides students with cybersecurity experiences. The program will give students the opportunity to conduct cybersecurity-related research, gain valuable  experiences in topics of national interests, and learn advanced subjects such as cryptography, anomaly detection, formal verification, and hardware security. 
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




College of engineering Advancement & communications student club liaison position

The College of Engineering (CENG) Advancement & Communications Office is currently looking to fill the role of Student Club Liaison! The primary function of the position is to serve as the interface between CENG club officers and the Advancement & Communications team. This position will build stronger communication and collaboration between the clubs and the college. This position holds immense opportunity for student growth as well as opportunity for furthering the development of a supportive and inclusive culture within the College of Engineering through working with CENG clubs. The student hire will work alongside the current Student Club Liaison for about five hours per week during Spring quarter, and will transition to 10 hours each week on their own starting in Fall 2017. All training and work is paid at $10.50/hour.

The official application will come out this week on Cal Poly’s job page through the portal and will be due in 2 weeks!


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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