Winter Wk 4 Announcements



Winter Career Fair Events - NEW!

  • 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!
  • Winter Quarter Workshops: Come to workshops to learn more about career-related topics. The complete list of workshops and events can be found here!
  • Check out the Career Services Calendar for more upcoming career-related events!


LSAMP Research Scholars Program – Apply by Feb 9NEW!

Looking to fund your summer undergraduate research experience? LSAMP has the opportunity to fund up to three LSAMP participants for summer undergraduate research. Participants will be select to receive a $3000 stipend for summer 2018.

The Cal Poly LSAMP Program provides financial support & assistance, advising, networking & community building, professional development, and various other opportunities for its students. To help with LSAMP's Research Scholars Program application process, LSAMP will be hosting a URE Stipend Drop-in Info Session on Wed. 1/31 from 1-5:00p in offices 25-121, 25-122, & 25-129.  You are welcome to stop by at your convenience or request an appointment here. Check out the website for more details!


Innovation Quest 2018 – Apply by March 23New!

Have an idea that's been keeping you awake at night and been looking for some motivation to turn it into a reality? 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.

People working on teams that need additional help will have an opportunity to present their project and recruit people. If you don't have an idea, but want to join a team, you'll have a chance to network with teams and tell them about how you can help them win this competition. Come stop by the information session and check out the flyer for more details!

  • iQ Information Session: Jan 30 | 6 PM | Bldg 02-210



Project Meetings | Mondays | 7PM - 9 PM: 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 14-249), Malawi (Room 14-247), Local Projects (Room 26-123), Nicaragua (Room 192-224), Thailand (Room 14-247)

Sustainability Task Force (STF) | Mondays | 6PM - 7PM | Bldg 26-104: STF is open to everyone and is a space to identify problems in EWB and collectively create solutions to improve our club. 

Tea Time | Mondays | 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!

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.  

General Meeting| Wednesday | 6PM - 7:30PM| Bldg 26-104: Come join us for coffee and a talk by Emma Morley (Nica PM). She’ll be sharing her unique experience from her summer working in Tanzania on a building design for Tanzania Polytechnic University.

Check out our Google Calendar!


CPConnect Project Funding Opportunity – Apply by Feb 5 - NEW!

The Cal Poly Interdisciplinary Projects Program (CPConnect) facilitates donor sponsored interdisciplinary projects for faculty and students. The mission is to provide a link between donors and resources that are available at Cal Poly to ensure that projects are properly funded and have the technical expertise required for completion. All projects that enable students to explore the integration of technologies to solve problems will be considered. Proposals can include funding for equipment, materials/supplies, and travel to conferences and competitions. The typical range for requested funds should be in the $500 to $5,000 range. For more details, see the attached Request for Project Proposals, or go to the CPConnect website.  Please note that proposals must be submitted using the "Proposal Template”, which can be found on the website. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Interdisciplinary Projects, Dr. Lily Laiho (



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. 

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

Check out our newsletter!




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 (, 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. ( 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!




MRSEC Summer Research Programs – Apply by Feb 15 New!

The University of Minnesota MRSEC will provide up to 25 full-time summer research positions to undergraduate students during the summer of 2018. Program benefits include: $5000 stipend, $1000 research supply fund, independent research project, professional development activities, hands-on access to world-class instrumentation facilities, visits to industrial partners and academic/national labs, travel grants for post-participation conference attendance, exposure to wide variety of research projects and diverse participant base. The program takes place from June 4-August 10. Students in all STEM majors are encouraged to apply. Additional information and applications for all of the programs can be found on the website.  Check out the programs:


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!


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

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!



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:


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


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 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.

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.



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 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

Here are some of the open positions:

For more information, take a look at this flyer!




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


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:





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.




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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