Winter Wk 3 Announcements

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Winter Career Fair Events - NEW!

  • Winter Career Fair | Jan 24&25 | 9:30AM-2:30PM | Rec Center Gyms Bldg 43: Don't miss this opportunity to meet with over 150 employers seeking applicants for career, internship, and co-op positions! Some employers will conduct interviews at their table in the Rec Center between 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Interviews are by invitation only and participating employers will fill their interview schedules with students they meet during the 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. open forum.
  • David Areas from NAVAIR: David Arenas (MATE alum) will be representing NAVAIR on Jan 24. North Island wants to hire 9 Materials Engineers! He will be handling direct hiring into the Engineer Scientist Development Program (ESDP), which is geared towards entry-level engineer and science professionals interested in becoming full-performance level engineers. David will be accepting resumes in-person and via email (david.arenas@navy.mil)
  • Lockheed Martin Networking Reception | Jan 23|  5PM-9PM | ATL Bldg 7: Pre-Register here and take a look at the flyer to make sure you attend the correct meeting times based on your major. Bring your resume.
  • Apple Networking Day | Jan 26 | 9AM-1PM | Rec Center, MAC: Meet employees from wellness and hardware, software, and operations engineering. Bring multiple copies of your resume and we’ll help you connect the dots. Casual attire. RSVP here and email calpoly@apple.com with any questions.
  • Delivering Effective Presentations in Interviews – Presented by Dr. Christine Hartmann | Jan 29 | 10:10AM-11AM | Bldg 124-117: Come learn how to be a more successful presenter including secrets from cognitive psychology and human experience that will help you engage your interviewers, draw their attention to your ideas, and make them remember you in a positive light. Check out the flyer for more info!
  • Internship and Research Student Panel | Jan 30 | 6:10PM-7:30PM | PCV Aliso Community Center: Come hear directly from students in all six colleges about their amazing experiences, what resources they used to secure their experience, what they learned about themselves, and how it has impacted their future career plans. No RSVP required. Check out the flyer to learn more!
  • Cybersecurity Panel and Networking Event | Jan 16 | 6PM-8PM | ATL Bldg 7: Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about careers in this exciting, high growth industry from our event sponsors: Cal Poly ITS, Career Services, White Hat Club, Wish, and Information Systems Association. Additional experts include STG, US Bank, Central Coast Cyber Forensic Lab. Learn more here!
  • Winter Quarter Workshops: Come to workshops to learn more about career-related topics. The completeslist of workshops and events can be found here!
  • Check out the Career Services Calendar for more upcoming career-related events!
 
 

January Diversity and Inclusion Events - NEW!

  • “Inclusion Starts with Me” Teach In Event 1/25: In addition to workshops, other happenings will occur on campus: an art-as-activism feature event will take place in the UU Plaza 11AM - 12PM and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, will provide a keynote address and sign books 4PM - 6PM in Chumash.

For more information, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website!

 

Volunteer at the VEX Robotics Competition  | Jan 26-27

Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers is looking for volunteers for the annual VEX Robotics Competition on January 26-27, 2018. We will welcome 40+ robotics teams to compete in this year's game, "In the Zone."

Complete this form to be put on the volunteer list. An official sign-up link to volunteer will be emailed in December. If you have any additional questions, please contact cpswerobotics@gmail.com.

 

QUALITY OF LIFE PLUS STUDENT ASSOCIATION

QL+ SA is a multidisciplinary student run association dedicated to improving the lives of those in need. General meetings are every Tuesday from 6-7 PM in our lab in building 192. Edwards Lifesciences will be attending our 1/23/18 meeting to give an info session! Please arrive on time for this event. 

We have applications opening for a team building a Filament Reclaimer for our 3D printers. We are also planning a multi meeting Arduino workshop beginning 1/30! This will go over everything you need to know to program and build basic Arduino projects. If you’re interested in either, please email us to sign up!.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at cpqlplusops@gmail.com.

Check out our newsletter!

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship – Apply by FEB 23

In 2017-18, the California Pre-Doctoral Program will award funds to approximately 73 juniors, seniors and graduate students in the CSU. These funds are designed to enable current students to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs in their chosen field of study. Awards are based on competitive review of student applications and are given to students who demonstrate academic excellence while having experienced economic or educational disadvantage, as well as committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. All matriculated students enrolled on a CSU campus are eligible to participate.

Please keep in mind that students graduating Spring 2018 will not be eligible for this award. Students must have a faculty mentor to apply for this program.  The student will work directly with the campus coordinator on the Cal Poly SLO campus, Dr. Richard Savage (rsavage@calpoly.edu), and their faculty mentor. Dr. Richard Savage will be able to give the student access to the online application.

 

CFMA Engineering Scholarship - Apply by Jan 31 

The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is welcoming applications for a $2,500 per year, two year scholarship to be awarded to a Cal Poly engineering major.  The scholarship is for a junior who is a declared engineering major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  It will be awarded in the second half of the school year (likely sometime in Q1 of 2018.) 

Each applicant is asked to complete a two page essay discussing why he or she chose to major in engineering and plans for post-graduation.  Each applicant should also provide a copy of a current transcript. 

Complete applications must be received by January 31, 2018.

Applicants should send all information via email or postal mail to:

Mr. Kevin Re, CFMA Scholarship Chairman

1255 Battery Street, Suite 450 | San Francisco, CA 94111

415.288-1636 | m415.391.1500| f415.391.1869

 

The Materials Handling Education Foundation Scholarship - Apply by March 31 

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (www.mhefi.net) is an independent charitable organization established in 1976 with a mission to promote the study of material handling, logistics and supply chains by exposing students and educators to the industry through financial support. The Foundation will offer scholarship award opportunities to students who are committed to studying material handling, supply chain and logistics for the 2018/2019 academic term. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 and are made up of funds from the Foundation and the Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship Program.

See the attached flyer for more information!

 

INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & REUs

 

Paid Summer 2018 research experiences in physics & astronomy – Apply by Feb 1NEW!

The CAMPARE program provides paid summer research opportunities for majors in any field of science or engineering in physics, astronomy & astrophysics, planetary science, astrobiology, and related fields at 15 world-class research institutions. Many sites have projects appropriate to multiple majors in both science and engineering. Past CAMPARE scholars have been majors in physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, math, and multiple majors in engineering.

Click here to read much more information about research opportunities with the CAMPARE program.

 

University of Louisville REU - NEW!

The University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering welcomes students this summer to join their research experience for undergraduates Micro/Nano Manufacturing program called “Interdisciplinary Micro/Nano Manufacturing Program Addressing Challenges Today (Impact)”. The goal of IMPACT is to recruit and train next-generation students into the interdisciplinary field of advanced micro/nano-manufacturing through exciting hands-on research projects which demonstrate how this remarkable miniaturization technology can be used to create new devices and systems capable of "impacting" the grand challenges of today in energy, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, security and the environment. For more info, take a look at the poster and visit the website!

 

University of Houston Materials for sustainability in energy and manufacturing reu - Apply by march 9NEW! 

The University of Houston is offering an REU during the Summer of 2018. Spend ten weeks this summer performing research in sustainability in the Cullen College of Engineering at UH — and earn a $5,000 stipend! For more info, check out the flyer and visit the website!

 

Summer Internship with HP 3D Printing - NEW!

Rachael Donovan (MATE Class of 2015) will be representing HP 3D Printing at the Career Fair on Jan. 24. HP is looking for a 3rd or 4th year student – a  background in polymers and understanding of different analytical tools is a big plus – to do a summer internship with them.

Get dressed up and take your resume to Rachel on the 24th!

Job Description for 3D Materials Intern:

  • Contribute to the development of 3D Printing materials for HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology.
  • Work with existing materials and product team to develop and implement technical solutions to customer problems.
  • Develop printer "recipes" to apply agents and fusing energy to materials to improve part quality.
  • Develop unique 3D applications tailored for specific markets/customers.

Education and Experience Required:

  • High School Degree + 3rd Year of University completed in an Engineering field: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Materials Science.

 

Job Opening with LeFiell Manufacturing - NEW!

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

 

CHEM Learning Assistant Jobs for Spring - Applications Due Jan 19 - New!

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will be hiring over 40 Learning Assistants for Spring term. A Learning Assistant is more than just an ISA or a grader. Learning Assistants work with faculty to facilitate student discussion and problem solving while they receive training in working with students, and significant experience in teaching in a college classroom. This experience would be particularly useful for those of you who are considering secondary or university teaching as a career. In addition, most graduate students, regardless of career path, will spend some of their graduate career as teaching assistants, and this experience will also be invaluable preparation.

The duties of the Learning Assistants will be to:

1) attend 6 hours of CHEM 110, 124, 125, 127, 128 studio per week, 
2) assist the instructor in class with course activities,
3) grade lab reports (~1.5 hrs/week) with the other assistant in your section, and
4) attend a Monday Evening, 6-8PM weekly group meeting with all the instructors and other learning assistants to discuss course teaching objectives, go over the nuts-and-bolts of the next week's lab activities, and discuss issues in facilitating student learning.

Step 1:  Go to http://schedules.calpoly.edu and use the arrows in the upper right hand corner to navigate to the Spring 2018 schedule.  Then, look up the classes you plan to take and their times. It is CRUCIAL that you accurately let us know when you will NOT be available in the Spring. Failure to accurately tell us your schedule may exclude you from the program.

Step 2: Fill out the application, by January 19 at the following URL: atom.calpoly.edu/LA/ and attend an informational meeting on 1/18 or 1/19 at 11AM in 180-338.  In the SPRING, you must be available on Mondays from 6-8 PM for our CHEM 466 required weekly meetings.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Alan Kiste.

 

Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering REU - Apply by FEB 15 - NEW!

The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings ten students each summer to campus to work closely with VINSE faculty on research projects in cutting edge areas of nanoscale science and engineering.  This summer program is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program.  Participation in the program provides students with a true interdisciplinary research experience in an environment where physicists, chemists, biologists, and all engineers collaboratively solve problems and create new scientific understanding. Each student works directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and has access to the VINSE laboratories, which are shared facilities available to all authorized users. For more info, visit the website!

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is now accepting application for its Summer Research Program. This 10-week residential summer research experience that provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more. For more information, visit their website and apply here!

 

HERE at ORNL for Undergraduates – Apply by Feb 1 

Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities for undergraduate students. The program is designed to complement academic programs by utilizing the unique resources of ORNL to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific literacy, while at the same time contributing to the Laboratory mission. For more information, check out the website!

 

SURE 2017 with USC Viterbi School of Engineering - Apply by Feb 5 - NEW!

This REU program allows talented students completing their Sophomore or Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. Housing and transportation will also be provided.

Interested students are encouraged to visit our SURE webpage to review available research projects for 2018 and to start an application: viterbigradadmission.usc.edu/sure

 

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University – Deadline 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 matched with leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. The program dates for 2018 are June 18 to August 17. Participants are paid a $4500 stipend, receive a travel allowance, and are provided with on-campus housing. Visit the website to apply and direct any questions to mrc-reu@northwestern.edu

 

US Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) - Deadline Jan 12

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities. For more information about this opportunity, visit the website!

 

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!

 

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY-NSF FUNDED RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRAD OPPORTUNITIES - APPLY BY FEB 1

Johns Hopkins University is offering a few opportunities for students to apply for paid summer research programs at the Institute for Nanobiotechnology for Summer 2018. Here are some of the programs they are offering:

REU in Nanotechnology for Biology and Engineering - Students majoring in the STEM fields participate in research projects in the exciting and rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and nanotech meet. Students receive hands-on graduate level laboratory research experience and guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors. http://inbt.jhu.edu/education/undergraduate/nanobio-reu/

Rosetta Commons REU - Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta Commons software suite includes algorithms for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures. It has enabled notable scientific advances in computational biology, including de novo protein design, enzyme design, ligand docking, and structure prediction of biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes. Students learn the inner details of the Rosetta C++ code and community coding environment. Students research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science. https://www.rosettacommons.org/about/intern

 

APPLIED MATERIALS NEW GRAD OPPORTUNITIES

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!

 

GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES 

 

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.

 

USC Campus Previewing EVents - Apply by Feb 15

The Viterbi School of Engineering welcomes students from across the U.S. and Canada to explore graduate programs at the USC campus. These events provide students the opportunity to:

  • Tour the USC campus and the engineering facilities
  • Meet current students to learn about graduate student life
  • Interact with faculty and department staff for in-depth program details
  • Receive an application fee waiver to apply for graduate programs at the Viterbi School

Events include:

  • Master’s Preview Day  | Nov 10: Students with a background in engineering, math or science are welcome to attend to learn about Master’s degree programs offered by the Viterbi School. Travel grant stipends are available for highly qualified students. Learn more and register here
  • REACH Graduate Engineering Preview  April 12-13: Sophomores and juniors with a background in engineering, applied mathematics or physical science are invited to apply to REACH to learn more about graduate study (MS and PhD) at USC. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens.This program is particularly geared toward students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of engineering: African-American, Latino and Native American. Travel expenses to and from Los Angeles, lodging, and meals are subsidized by the Viterbi School.

Apply by February 15 at: www.viterbi.usc.edu/reach

 

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

 

Engineering in China Information Session - NEW!

Interested in studying engineering in China? Attend one of these information sessions to learn more:

  • Jan 25 | 11:10 AM – 12 PM | Bldg 192-240

For additional information, check out the flyer!

 

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES MUNICH

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.

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES

 

NSERC CREATE Quanta Program - NEW!

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!  

 

People of Color First Generation College Students Discussion Group: Winter - NEW!

Gain support, a sense of community, empowerment, resources, & validation through staff, guest speakers, & peers with similar experiences. Cultivate a new understanding of how your culture, race/ethnicity, and other identities affect your college experience and potentially your future professional career.

Get connected to other students who have shared similar experiences. Discover your strengths, personal attributes, power, and resources!

PSY 251-06: Mon 2:10-4 p.m. Location 27-139 Class# 8935

PSY 251-05: Tues 2:10-4 p.m. Location 27-139 Class# 8630

For permission codes please contact: Jeff Alexander jalexa04@calpoly.edu

 

Study Sessions Available for Winter - NEW!

Study Session is committed to providing a supportive, non-lecture, collaborative group learning environment in STEM subjects, whereby students of all learning styles engage to thrive in their classes.  (Learn more here.)

Check out the Winter Study Session schedule

 

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

 

Innovation Quest 2017-2018 | Nov 15 | 6 PM - 7:30 PM | Bldg 2-210 - Deadline MarcH 23 

Have an idea that's been keeping you awake at night and been looking for some motivation to turn it into a reality? Been tinkering with a project and want to start building it into a potential career? Want to know more about the Innovation and Entrepreneurship scene at Cal Poly? Sign up for the 2018 Innovation Quest! There will be $30,000 in cash prizes for startups!

The first information session for the 13th annual Innovation Quest Competition is just around the corner. Join the growing community of Cal Poly students that used iQ as a springboard to turn a passion project into an entrepreneurial journey and took Learn By Doing to a whole new level. Apply by midnight on March 23! Check out the flyer for more information!

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