Wednesday, January 30, 2013

PEER Summer Research Internship for Undergrads in Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Mitigation Planning

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is pleased to offer unique opportunities for outstanding undergraduate students to participate in state-of-the-art research focused on the theme of Engineering Earthquake Resilient Communities.

Recent earthquakes in the US and around the world have repeatedly shown that earthquake resilience is essential to building and sustaining urban communities. Earthquake resilience will play an increasingly important role in the professions associated with earthquake hazard mitigation, and the ten-week 2013 PEER Summer Internship Program will allow you to experience how many different engineering and social science disciplines interact to research the broad goal of earthquake resilient communities.

During the summer of 2013, interns will be hosted at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and University of Washington to conduct research projects in the fields of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis, public policy, and city planning.
Each participant will receive a stipend of $7,000, intended to cover summer housing and travel expenses to the summer project location. PEER will provide additional compensation for travel to an Orientation Workshop at UC Berkeley and to the 2013 PEER Annual Meeting.
The first application deadline is Monday February 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time. Application review will begin on February 25 and continue on a rolling basis until all internships are awarded. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the February 25th deadline.

APIQWTC Scholarship Application and Info

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
APIQWTC SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: February 12, 2013

AWARD OVERVIEW
APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) is a non-profit consortium of more than fifteen organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area providing support and community for nearly 500 queer Asian and Pacific Islander individuals. The APIQWTC scholarship supports queer API women and transgender people in their pursuit of technical/professional training or higher education. The scholarship hopes to recognize those who are active in the community and encourage future leaders. APIQWTC will be awarding scholarships of $750 to two Asian/Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual, or queer women or transgender individuals pursuing technical/professional training or an undergraduate/graduate degree.

AWARD CRITERIA
Current students in a certificate or degree-granting program as well as high school seniors and other future students pursuing further education or training in summer 2013 or fall 2013 are eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate academic commitment as well as community involvement.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS
Please submit:
• A cover letter
• A resume or c.v.
• A two-page double-spaced personal statement. The personal statement should address community involvement and future goals. How has your cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity influenced your life and any activities in which you have been involved? Discuss any relevant experiences up to the present and how you see yourself involved in the community in the future, either through your career or otherwise.
• An official transcript
• At least one but no more than two letters of recommendation. Letter(s) of reference should come from an instructor, employer, academic counselor, coach, community leader, or any other individual not related to you who is familiar with your personal, academic, or leadership qualities.

Please submit statements and resumes/c.v.’s electronically no later than 7pm February 12, 2013.
Letters and transcripts must be postmarked by February 12, 2013.
Send statement and resume/CV as electronic attachments to:
sueyoshi@sfsu.edu
Send letter(s) and transcripts to:
Amy Sueyoshi, Associate Dean
College of Ethnic Studies/San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Feel free to direct any questions to Amy Sueyoshi at sueyoshi@sfsu.edu.

A History of Siva Worship in Tamil South India - Seats Available


Topics - A History of Śiva Worship in Tamil South India
S,SEASN 120
105 Latimer
TTh 330-5P
Units: 4
CCN: 83242
Instructor: Wentworth, B T

Śiva worship is central to understanding south India. From Śaivism's first textual records in the early centuries CE to its contemporary practice in temples and homes in Tamilnadu and throughout the world, the history of devotion to Śiva offers great treasures of cultural expression and human thought. This course surveys the contours of this rich tradition as it has developed in the Tamil country, exploring its religious commitments, philosophies, artistic displays, and rituals in city and village; its role in the political assertions of the great imperial dynasties of medieval Tamilnadu; its use as a means of cultural resistance; and its life in the Tamil diaspora. All texts will be available in translation, and no previous experience in Tamil or South Asian studies will be required.

The Birth of Kumara by David Smith, New York University Press, ISBN: 0814740081
Speaking of Siva by A. K. Ramanujan, Penguin Classics, ISBN: 8120807847
Tale Danda: A Play by Girish Karnad, Sangam Books, ISBN: 0863115292
Worshipping Siva in Medieval India: Ritual in an Oscillating Universe by Richard Davis, Motilal Banarsidass, ISBN: 8120817478
Servants of the Goddess by C. J. Fuller, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0521040094
Fierce Gods by Diane Mines, Indiana University Press, ISBN: 0253217652

RECOMMENDED:
Poems to Siva: The Hymns of the Tamil Saints by Indira Viswanathan Peterson, Motilal Banarsidass Press, ISBN: 8120807847
Gifts of Power: Lordship in an Early Indian State by James Heitzman, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0195648765Unfinished Gestures by Davesh Soneji, Chicago University Press, ISBN: 0226768104

Freshmen and Sophomores: CP39: Global Cities - Seats Available

There is still room for interested freshmen and sophomores in CP 39:  Global Cities. It meets MW from 9:00 – 10:30 in Dwinelle 127.

GenEq Open House - Today!

GenEq Open House
THE Open House Event of the Semester!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
4-6pm
Gender Equity Resource Center (202 Chavez)

Come check out what the Gender Equity Resource Center has to offer, (re)connect with community, eat some food, play some games, buy t-shirts and start your semester off at THE Open House event of the semester! Bring a friend!
The Gender Equity Resource Center, fondly referred to as GenEq, is a UC Berkeley campus community center committed to fostering an inclusive Cal experience for all. GenEq is the campus location where students, faculty, staff and alumni connect for resources, services, education and leadership programs related to gender and sexuality.

Questions? Contact Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu
For disability-related accommodations see http://access.berkeley.edu

Summer Student Internships at Univ of Tokyo and National Univ of Singapore

Dear Colleagues,

The Univ. of Tokyo and National Univ. of Singapore are offering student internships for summer 2013. The internships are part of the Global Internship Program through the International Alliance of Research Universities (of which Berkeley is a member).
Internship offerings include:
The University of Tokyo
(Applications open until Friday, 15 March 2013)
1. Internship with the International Core Research Center for NanoBio (C2CNB)

National University of Singapore
(Applications open until Saturday, 2 March 2013)
1. Research internship with the Department of Chemistry on Green Catalysis
2. Research internship with the Department of Chemistry on Understanding Outer Membrane Assembly in Gram-negative Bacteria
3. Research internship with the Department of Computer Science on Computer Vision and Machine Learning
4. Research internship with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on Tele-rehabilitation System for Stroke Rehabilitation
5. Internship with the NUS Museum on the Portraits Exhibition
6. Internship with the Office of the Vice President (Campus Infrastructure) on Planning Assistance
7. Internship with the Office of the Vice President (Campus Infrastructure) on Web Development

For more information and how to apply, visit: http://www.iaruni.org/gei/internships. Please contact the host institution directly with any questions.

Low Cost Self-Defense starts this Saturday

Dear Colleagues,
There are a few spots left in the CalRAD Self-defense for Women* in the residence halls that starts this Saturday – that has some spots open.
CalRAD is 9-12 hrs: 2 Saturdays, Feb 2 & 9, 10-5pm in Foothill Assembly Room (2700 Hearst at Highland place above Gayley.
Please wear loose clothing that folks can move around in and bring a pen, towel and food/drink
I have attached the flyer. The fee for UCB folks is $10. The fee for non-UCB affiliated folks is $20. (cash only please)
If you are interested, please fill out this googledoc tiny.cc/selfdefenseu4 (the info about the free spots is only for people in the residence halls; if you do not live in UCB residence halls, the fee is listed above. When signing-up, please just put "GenEq referral" in the field "Unit and Building" if you do not live in UCB Residence Halls).
It is first come, first serve and we only have a limited amount of spots.

* We welcome all persons who ever have, currently or ever will identify as "woman."

Student-to-Student Peer Counseling Info Sessions

Hi Everyone,

Student-to-Student Peer Counseling is holding info sessions this week for students interested in being peer counselors. SSPC offers walk-in and phone-in services to other Berkeley students who want to talk about a range of difficulties, such as stress or depression. Being a peer counselor is a rewarding and educational experience, and SSPC is a very supportive and social community.

You only need to attend one of the two info sessions below, where we will give you more information about the club and hold short interviews. No prior counseling experience is needed. We offer extensive training once accepted into our organization.

Our normal weekly meetings will be Thursday 6-8pm and we will only be able to accept students who can make this time. Please don't hesitate to email with any questions or concerns. We hope to see you at one of the info sessions below:

Tuesday 1/29 at 7-9pm in 107 GPB (Genetics and Plant Biology)
Wednesday 1/30 at 7-9pm in 107 GPB (Genetics and Plant Biology)

Thanks for your interest!
-SSPC Coordinators

Open Critique DeCal Announcement

*Starting Feb. 4th*
*Art 198, Open Critique (The Critical Forum, Visual Semiotics, and The Avant-Garde)*

Art Dept., Spring 2013
http://opencritique.tumblr.com/
*6-8PM, Mondays, Loc. Krober Hall 120*
*2 unit course,*Sponsor: Katherine Sherwood, Facilitators: Jonathan Gomez, Yen-ting Wang (Ryo),
CCN: (request over email)
Contacts: ryocalmail@gmail.com, metajgomez@gmail.com

*Course Description:* In this class we will learn about and practice various approaches to critique, which enable student artists, designers, or any creative persons to better give constructive criticism, to understand and develop their own work, and to participate in critical discussion with interdisciplinary communities.
In the course of weeks one and two foundational learning of critique will be introduced through lectures, readings, and discussions, and readings on distinct critique approaches, creating what we may call [The Critical Forum]. Student critiques will begin week three. Students will be assigned two dates to present a past or current creative work during the semester. Two students will present during each class and will be granted 50 minutes each. Students will have the option of presenting the same work, or two separate works. Readings and review discussions will also take place throughout the semester, which will continually inquire on the nature of critique.
Open Critique will be made up of students from any level of experience in their discipline. Students will use pertinent terminology on visual semiotics, theories in contemporary art and design, unorthodox learning models, and avant-garde perspectives in the discussion of the dimensions of form, content, and context of their work. Equally important will be students’ personal methodologies about how the critique processes should be conducted. Experimental approaches for critique will be used if a student wishes to formulate those approaches with student facilitators. There will be no right or wrong way to critique the creative work of the class.
Owing to the fact that The Critical Forum is the class itself, the structure of the classroom will be non-hierarchical to provide a safe space for creative and discursive expression. Critiques are intended to allow students insight into their peers’ creative processes to provoke cross-pollination of ideas with unfamiliar creative fields. This safe space allows students to contribute to discussions that are boundlessly diverse, enabling the class to develop their thoughts articulately and collectively. Overall, critique will be a vehicle for creativity that is facilitated through critical and mindful discourses. Ultimately, the role of commumity-based critique will become an art form in it of itself, as in relational aesthetics and social practice.

*Course Pre/co-requisites:*
Students must present work for two critiques, either two different projects or develop one over the semester. Projects may be from previous courses, concurrent, or made for the class. All work will be viewed for 10-15 minutes (viewing portion) then, discussed for the remainder of a 50-minute critique.
/Form of work/Media://drawing, photography, prints, digital prints, video, film, installation, architectural rendering, sculpture, painting, performance, found objects, sound, writing, anything…/
 Please email facilitators questions about prerequisites.

BCDC GIS Internship Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO BAY CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
50 California Street • Suite 2600 • San Francisco, California 94111 • (415) 352-3600 • FAX: (415) 352-3606 • http://www.bcdc.ca.gov

GIS Internship
This is a volunteer and unpaid position.
Candidates should be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week for at least three months.

About Us. The award-winning San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
(BCDC) is a small state agency located in San Francisco. BCDC is the nation’s first state coastal
management agency and was established in 1965 to protect the San Francisco Bay and the Suisun
Marsh. The Commission has regulatory and planning authority over development in the San
Francisco Bay and along the Bay's nine-county shoreline. Our approximately 40-person staff takes
pride in its work and is committed to a high level of professionalism. More information about BCDC is located on our website: http://www.bcdc.ca.gov.

About the Job. We are seeking a Geographic Information Systems intern to assist BCDC’s GIS
Specialist with a variety of projects, including updating BCDC geospatial data layers, maintenance of BCDC's Bay Resource Analysis Tool, metadata production and editing, and other related tasks. The intern may also assist with preparation of cartographic materials for BCDC’s staff and other planning and design related projects. This is a volunteer and unpaid position. The candidates should be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week for at least three months.

Desired Qualifications. The internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate applicants should have completed three years of their college education. Preferably, applicants will have a background in urban or environmental planning, landscape architecture, architecture, natural resource management, geography or a related field. The ideal candidate has experience with the following: education and/or experience with Geographic Information Systems (ESRI Arc- products), planning and policy analysis, familiarity with BCDC and the San Francisco Bay Plan, ability to work independently and as part of a team and the ability to write clearly. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and/or graphics production as well as Google Maps & Earth is preferred.

Applying for the Job. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please send (digitally or as hard copies) your letter of interest, resume, work samples and/or writing sample and two references to:

Javier del Castillo
Geographic Information Systems Specialist
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
50 California Street, Suite 2600
San Francisco, California 94111
javierd@bcdc.ca.gov
(415) 352-3667

BCDC is an affirmative action employer offering equal employment and advancement opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation. It is the objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with state law, civil service rules and the special trust placed in public servants.


Undergraduate Research Opportunities (with Deadlines Fast Approaching)

 I. RESEARCH PROGRAM DEADLINES THROUGH MAY 2013

1/28/2013 by 4PM UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (URAP) The URAP program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to work with faculty on the cutting-edge research projects for which UC-Berkeley is world-renowned. Projects for the Spring semester will be posted in early December; the application process opens on January 15. More information at: http://research.berkeley.edu/urap/ 

1/28/2013 COLLEGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SPONSORED PROJECTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (SPUR)-- faculty initiated CNR students who have completed 30 semester units (sophomore standing) and meet the minimum GPA requirement for enrollment in an appropriate independent study or research course are eligible to apply for SPUR. Students can view all available faculty-initiated projects on the Students section of the SPUR website. All interested students are directed to visit faculty members during their office hours to discuss the research opportunities posted. Students may apply to up to three faculty-initiated projects per semester, but may work on only one project. More information at: http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/spur.php 

1/30/2013 i(GEM) COMPETITION The International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Competition is an undergraduate biotechnology "Olympics" and the pre-eminent international event for synthetic biology. iGEM challenges teams of students from universities around the world to design and implement a synthetic biology project over the summer and present their results in juried competition in the fall. iGEM is an unparalleled opportunity to experience graduate-level research from project conception to implementation and presentation in an international arena. The Berkeley iGEM team welcomes undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplines. An iGEM information session will be held on January 24 from 5-6:30 PM in 177 Stanley Hall. More information at: http://qb3.berkeley.edu/synberc/igem-ucb.html 

1/31/2013 NSF SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES This program is designed to expose participating students to core concepts of Cell, Developmental and Evolutionary Biology. Under the direct guidance of a UCB faculty mentor, usually with a graduate student or postdoctoral co-mentor, students will gain first-hand research experience and training in state-of-the-art research facilities, working on individual projects. Previous research experience not required. More information at: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/nsfreu/ 

2/1/2013 SUMMER BIODESIGN IMMERSION EXPERIENCE An 8-week, NIH-sponsored summer program which includes intensive needs-finding training and clinical immersion, guest speakers from industry & non-profits, hands-on development & use of biomedical technology, and both oral and written technical communication. You will embed in clinical specialties and observe clinical activities, acquire the communication skills necessary to interact with clinicians, and identify unmet needs that will subsequently be addressed in biomedical design projects in BioE 192. Current UC Berkeley Bioengineering Juniors and Seniors with preference given to individuals who either will be enrolled in BioE 192 or who have just completed BioE 192. More information at: http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/biodesign 

2/1/2013 AMGEN SCHOLARS The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. This program provides outstanding science undergraduates with research experience and increases participants’ competitiveness as candidates for admission to prestigious graduate and professional institutions. Additionally, this program encourages participants to pursue a Ph.D. or the joint M.D./Ph.D. degree and research careers in the sciences and biotechnology. Applicants from diverse populations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. http://amgenscholars.berkeley.edu/ 

2/1/2013 EUROPEAN UNION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE SENIOR THESIS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP The European Union Center of Excellence announces the availability of a fellowship of € 750 (equivalent in US dollars at time of disbursement) for undergraduate students proposing to write a senior thesis on a topic related to the European Union. For UC Berkeley students, this award may be used for research related expenses including travel, archive work, and book and journal purchases. http://eucenter.berkeley.edu/grants.html 

2/1/2013 EXTENDED DEADLINE! MARCO ANTONIO FIREBAUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGED SCHOLARS PROGRAM A mentoring program for AB540 students interested in research and community service. http://research.berkeley.edu/otheropps/firebaugh.html 

2/1/2013 QB3 UNDERGRADUATE BIOTECH INTERNSHIPS The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) partners with local biotech companies to offer full-time, hands-on internships to UC Berkeley undergraduates for summer 2013 through the QB3-Berkeley Undergraduate Biotech Internship Program. QB3-Berkeley seeks top applicants for internship positions at Bay Area biotech companies. Accepted students will spend approximately 10 weeks learning laboratory techniques and contributing to specific state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research projects. Interns become paid, full-time employees of the company for the duration of their internship. http://qb3.berkeley.edu/qb3/intern.cfm

2/1/2013 SROP (SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM) The goal of this program is to increase the level of diversity among students entering Ph.D. programs by providing research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to graduate research or other academic opportunities. The program strongly encourages applications from undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged, and who show potential to benefit from exposure to the environment of a research university. All applicants will be considered without regard to race or gender. http://diversity.berkeley.edu/undergraduate-research-programs 
 
2/1/2013 CENTER FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT ELECTRONICS SCIENCE SUMMER PROGRAM Engineering and physical science undergraduates receive 9 weeks of hands-on research experience guided by faculty mentors and graduate students, as well as graduate school advising, a subsidized GRE prep course, and a $4,000 stipend plus room and board. 3.25 GPA requirement; no prior research experience required. More information at: http://www.e3s-center.org/education/edu-ugrad-appl.htm 

 2/1/2013 SUMMER BIODESIGN IMMERSION PROGRAM The Biodesign Immersion Experience is UC Berkeley's NIH-sponsored summer program using clinical immersion to identify areas where BioE innovation is needed. It is open to current UC Berkeley Bioengineering Juniors and Seniors, with preference given to individuals who either will be enrolled in BioE 192 or who have just completed BioE 192. Selected participants will embed in clinical specialties and observe clinical activities, acquire the communication skills necessary to interact with clinicians, and identify unmet needs that will subsequently be addressed in biomedical design projects in BioE 192. Proteges will receive $3,400 for the 8 weeks, and Fellows will receive $3,800 for the 8 weeks. http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/biodesign

2/4/2013 ROSBERG-GEIST UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP FOR TRAVEL TO AFRICA Fellowships of up to $3,000 are available to defray the costs of travel to Africa to conduct research focused on Africa-related topics. Generally, such travel will take place during summer 2013, but other arrangements, such as during winter break 2013-2014, may be possible. http://africa.berkeley.edu/Fellowships/RosbergGeistFellowship.php 

2/4/2013 SULTAN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR ARAB STUDIES U.C. Berkeley undergraduates working on projects and theses related to Arab Studies are welcome to apply. Scholarships may be used to support research or conference travel, overseas or domestic summer Arabic language study, and/or internships. (The maximum undergraduate scholarship is $1,200. Note that most awards are below this level.) http://cmes.berkeley.edu/programs/arab-studies 

2/6/2013 PERCY UNDERGRADUATE GRANT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS RESEARCH The CSR/IGS will award up to six research grants of up to $500 each to U.C. Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy. Students from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged to apply. The grant may be used to cover research expenses such as traveling to Washington, DC, to interview lawmakers; buying a dataset; or covering photocopying costs at an archive. http://igs.berkeley.edu/research/csr/percy 

2/8/2013 PHYSICS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM The Berkeley Physics Undergraduate Research Scholars Program is designed to encourage Physics majors to engage in research. The Physics Department will award a stipend of $500 per semester to several students involved in research with Physics faculty. Only declared and registered physics majors are eligible. Students must find a professor in the Physics Department who will be the advisor. The professor and student should complete the application form, and commit to a proposed deliverable. A deliverable might be a research paper, authorship on a published paper, or a senior thesis. Summer support is not available under this program, but faculty are encouraged to seek additional support for students, such as supplemental NSF support for undergraduates, LBNL summer support, salary support from federal grants, and URAP support from the campus. http://research.berkeley.edu/otheropps/physicsunder.html

2/15/2013 COINS UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN NANOTECHNOLOGY The Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) is a multidisciplinary nanoscale science and engineering center (NSEC) funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of COINS is to develop and integrate cutting-edge nanotechnologies into a versatile platform with various ultra-sensitive, ultra-selective, self-powering, mobile, wirelessly communicating detection applications. Requirements include sophomore standing or higher, an interest in nanoscience, 3.25 GPA or better, US Citizen or permanent resident. No prior research experience required. http://susanb.physics.berkeley.edu/coins/?page_id=30 

2/21/2013 at 4 PM HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS The Human Rights Center awards summer fellowships to students of the University of California to work with human rights organizations in the United States and abroad. Student fellows have come from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, political science, law, environmental science, public policy, public health, and medicine. Applicants must identify the organization(s) they will work with, the human rights issue to be addressed, and the parameters, objectives, goals,and expected outcomes of their proposed fieldwork. Selected fellows will receive a $4,500 stipend to support their fieldwork. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/11947.htm 

2/25/2013 HAAS SCHOLARS PROGRAM (FOR ALL MAJORS!) The Robert & Colleen Haas Scholars Program funds financial aid eligible, academically talented UC Berkeley undergraduates to engage in a sustained research, field-study or creative project in the summer before and during their senior year at Berkeley. Each year, twenty Haas Scholars are selected from all disciplines and departments across the University on the basis of the merit and originality of their project proposals. Requirements are evidence of financial need and 3.450 GPA or better. International and AB540 students are welcome and encouraged to apply. http://research.berkeley.edu/haas_scholars/apply.html

2/27/2013 UCDC (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY WASHINGTON PROGRAM) The University of California Berkeley Washington Program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates from all majors to spend a semester (Fall or Spring) in Washington, D.C. pursuing full-time course work and an internship in their selected field. Applicants must be in good standing within their Colleges, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have achieved junior status (60 units) by the time their semester in Washington commences. Preference is given to students who have completed at least 30 credits on the Berkeley campus. All program participants must reside at the UC Washington Center for the duration of the semester. http://ucdc.berkeley.edu/program.htm 

2/28/2013 SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM (SURP) The program's objective is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to begin work in a research laboratory in the summer with the possibility of continuing through the following academic year. This program is very similar to the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). It differs in that students begin their work in the summer, giving them more time to dedicate to their lab experience. The program will not provide academic credit or stipends. Any academic credit or stipends will be solely up to the faculty or PI in charge of the lab. http://mcbusa.berkeley.edu/surp.php 

3/1/2013 STRONACH BACCALAUREATE PRIZE (for after graduation) The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and the public good. The award gives bright, ambitious students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a special project after their graduation. Prize recipients may be awarded as much as $25,000. The Prize is intended to cover project costs, materials, and living expenses for a period of up to one year. The Prize is open to Berkeley graduates in any area of study who are awarded an undergraduate degree in the Fall of the year before or the Spring or Summer of the year in which the Prize is awarded. Proposals for humanistic research or public service projects involving the arts, humanities and social or natural sciences are welcome. http://research.berkeley.edu/stronach/ 

3/4/2013 IMSD SCHOLARS PROGRAM The IMSD Scholars program is an undergraduate research-intensive honors program for students who are committed to pursuing a Ph.D. or combined M.D./Ph.D. in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. The program will support a community of scholars who will excel in their courses, obtain significant research experience, develop leadership and communication skills and otherwise be highly competitive applicants for graduate programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Eligibility requirements include at least rising Junior status at UCB at the time of application, prior research experience, and US citizenship or permanent resident. Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred. http://imsd.berkeley.edu/scholars.html 

3/4/2013 MELLON MAYS UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program at UC Berkeley targets students with exceptional academic promise in the humanities or social sciences and potential for academic careers that will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in the academy. The MMUF program commits to funding Fellows for two years as an undergraduate student. Applicants must be second semester Sophomores (or have at least 4 academic year semesters remaining at UC Berkeley) and have approximately a 3.4 GPA or higher. http://mellonmays.berkeley.edu/ 

3/5/2013 PRE-IMSD SUMMER RESEARCH The UC Berkeley Pre-IMSD Summer Undergraduate Research Program is designed for those undergraduates who want to explore their possible interest in pursuing a research career. The overall goal of the NIH-sponsored IMSD Program is to increase the numbers of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences who go on to earn Ph.D.s in those fields. Selected participants receive a paid 10-week intensive mentored research experience in selected faculty labs. Applicants must be currently enrolled UCB students who are least second semester freshman at the time of application, minimum 2.7 GPA, US citizens or permanent residents. http://imsd.berkeley.edu/researchers.html 

3/8/2013 LESLIE LIPSON SCHOLARSHIP AND PRIZE PROGRAM The Leslie Lipson Program at UC Berkeley is intended to encourage undergraduate students to study humanistic values and their practical application for individuals, societies, and states. The program consists of the Lipson Essay Prize, the Lipson Scholarship, and the Lipson Research Grant. One component of the Leslie Lipson Program is the Lipson Essay Prize. Eligible freshmen and sophomores are invited to submit an original, unpublished piece to the Lipson Essay Prize contest on one of the essay topics related to humanistic values. To be eligible for the Lipson Essay Prize, students must be freshmen or sophomores and have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (GPA). Students from any field of study are welcome to apply. http://students.berkeley.edu/finaid/undergraduates/lipsonresearchprize.htm 

3/8/2013 SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (SURF) L&S The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/L&S program (SURF/L&S) is designed to allow undergraduates enrolled at UC Berkeley in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis or another major capstone research project. In Summer 2013 fellows will receive a $3,250 summer stipend, which is intended to cover basic living expenses for two months. SURF Fellows receive an additional $250 when they complete projects and graduate as scheduled. Students with need-based financial aid may be eligible for additional funds. For summer of 2013 we anticipate funding about forty students. http://research.berkeley.edu/surf/ 

3/8/2013 SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (SURF) ROSE HILLS SURF/Rose Hills, run for the first time in summer 2012, allows students enrolled at UC Berkeley in certain mathematics, science, and engineering majors in the colleges of L&S, Natural Resources, Engineering, and Chemistry to immerse themselves in full-time research over the summer. Thanks to the generous support of The Rose Hills Foundation, we will offer fellowships for $5,950: $5,000 to be disbursed directly to the student, and $950 for supplies, to be disbursed to the laboratory. SURF/Rose Hills fellows can be either a) sophomores or juniors looking for a faculty-initiated research experience under the guidance of a UC Berkeley or UCSF faculty member during the summer; or b) funding for juniors planning to conduct independent research in preparation for an honors thesis. Junior applicants proposing an independent project will receive selection preference over juniors proposing faculty-initiated research, but we anticipate being able to fund most eligible and qualified applica nt s. A total of 42 students will be funded for summer 2013. http://research.berkeley.edu/surf/ 

3/15/2013 TRUST-REU The TRUST Research Experiences for Undergraduates (TRUST REU) is a nine-week summer program in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trustworthy Systems. The goal of the TRUST REU program is to increase the level of diversity among students entering graduate programs in computer science and engineering by providing research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty member and graduate student mentor. Program benefits include: approximately 9 weeks of research experience, a research stipend of $4000, a round-trip travel stipend up to $600 for students living outside of Berkeley, a double room in a residential hall, a subsidized GRE course. http://www.truststc.org/education/reu/index.html 

3/20/2013 MARC SCHOLARS PROGRAM The MARC Scholars Program is a research-intensive undergraduate honors program for UC Berkeley undergraduates who are committed to pursuing a Ph.D. or combined M.D./Ph.D. in the biomedical or behavioral sciences, in addition to becoming socially responsible leaders as research scientists. Benefits include: paid, long-term, mentored research training in the laboratories of faculty who are committed to comprehensive quality training of undergraduate researchers; generous financial support including a stipend, tuition/fee support and health insurance (SHIP) coverage; paid extramural summer research between your junior and senior year at another institution; and annual travel awards to present your research at national scientific conferences and lab supply awards to help support your research project. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 3.0 GPA, prior research experience, and fit with the goals of the program to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups pursui ng and earning Ph.D's or M.D./Ph.D.'s in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. http://marc.berkeley.edu/scholars.html 

3/22/2013 SHORT-TERM EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES FOR RESEARCH IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (STEER) The STEER program offers a paid summer internship in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Public Health. This program is available to undergraduate students at all universities. During this 8-week summer program, you will work alongside a research faculty mentor to learn about environmental health and how this may affect human health. We are looking for students who have some previous exposure to environmental health concepts or research, or who have a clear idea of what they would like to do. We are also looking for students who are enthusiastic about environmental health and who are committed to working on various aspects of research. http://coeh.berkeley.edu/steer/ 

4/5/2013 GEBALLE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES PROGRAM (GROUP) The Townsend Center for the Humanities GROUP Summer Apprenticeships Program pairs faculty members and undergraduate students in summer research projects, allowing students to develop new skills under the guidance of a faculty mentor and to experience the rigor and excitement of academic research in an area of their interest. Undergraduate apprentices will be awarded a $2,500 summer stipend. UC Berkeley undergraduate students in the humanities or social sciences are eligible to apply. Seniors are eligible only if they are enrolled in the fall semester following apprenticeship. http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu/funding/research-apprenticeships-undergraduates 

4/12/2013 CENTER FOR LATINO POLICY RESEARCH MINI-GRANT PROGRAM The Mini-grant Program is intended to promote, support, and assist in the professional development of students who are conducting public policy research on issues affecting the Latino community in the United States. The CLPR’s current research priorities are in the area of higher education access, immigration, civic engagement and political participation, technology and development. The CLPR, however, will support policy research in any field in which there is strong faculty or student interest. Awards are restricted to full-time U.C. Berkeley upper-division campus students. Proposals must demonstrate direct relevance to domestic policy issues affecting Chicanos or Latinos in the United States. http://clpr.berkeley.edu/opportunities/ 

4/15/2013 GREATER GOOD SCIENCE CENTER UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS The Greater Good Science Center offers annual fellowships to UC Berkeley Undergraduate and Graduate students whose work relates to our mission. The fellowship program aims to attract scholars from across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, with a particular focus on the social-behavioral sciences. In general, GGSC fellowships are awarded to research proposals that respond to one or more of the following themes: 1. The Biological Underpinnings of Pro-social Emotion, 2. The Context and Cultivation of Social Well-Being, 3. Compassion, Health, and Community. We are especially interested in proposals that include an application or communication of research findings to the wider community. Our goal is to gather knowledge that will be directly useful to teachers, parents, social service and mental health professionals, and communities at large. http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/about/fellowships More research program deadlines appear at http://research.berkeley.edu/opportunities.php?option=bab# Note that the list can be sorted by deadline or in alphabetical order by program name. Also note the search button on the left side of the page.

 II. WORKSHOPS and INFO SESSIONS THROUGH MARCH 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | January 28 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: Hear Program Eligibility, Benefits, Commitments; Meet current Haas Scholars
Information Session | January 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

UC Berkeley Washington (UCDC) Program Info Session
Information Session | January 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Rm. 791
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Writing a Research Proposal: Workshop B
Workshop | January 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Haas Scholars Program Info Session: Hear Program Eligibility, Benefits, Commitments; Meet current Haas Scholars
Information Session | February 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

UC Berkeley Washington (UCDC) Program Info Session
Information Session | February 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Rm. 706
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Writing a Research Proposal: Workshop B
Workshop | February 6 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Friday, February 8, 2013

Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for your post graduation project
Information Session | February 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: Hear Program Eligibility, Benefits, Commitments; Meet current Haas Scholars
Information Session | February 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

UC Berkeley Washington (UCDC) Program Info Session
Information Session | February 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Rm. 791
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for your post graduation project
Information Session | February 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 III. PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES Did you know that many scholarships that can be used to fund undergraduate research over the summer also have deadlines that are fast approaching? There are 38 scholarships with deadlines in February, and 68 scholarships with deadlines in March. The Scholarship Connection database can help you find opportunities that are right for you. Search the database here: http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/search.php?search=searchdeadline and to stay in the know, subscribe to the Scholarship Connection listserv: http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/ (look on the right-hand side of the homepage.) For example, one important nationally competitive scholarship of interest is the Beinecke Scholarship, which provides $34,000 to undergraduate students who plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Full information and eligibility requirements can be found here: http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/prestigious.php?scholarship=beinecke The application deadline is February 11, 2013 at noon.

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest - Info and Links


UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest

June 23, 2013 – August 16, 2013
Provide experience with both the ecological and social aspects of wildland environments
Introduce students to professional practice in the various resource management fields
Introduce basic subject matter in ecology, measurement and inventory systems, and resource management
Teach field skills
Develop close student and student-faculty relationships

Meadow Valley, CA
In the beautiful mountains of the Plumas National Forest, the UC Summer Forestry Field Camp provides students a unique opportunity to study the biota, soils, and geology of the Feather River Country. Tall ponderosa and sugar pines tower over the area, with white fir, Douglas- fir, incense-cedar, and black oak intermixed in the dense forests. Several streams pass through the camp. Housing is provided in cabins and bunkhouses, with a central kitchen and dining facility with a large campfire area in front. Easy hiking to waterfalls, lakes, and mountain meadows is enjoyed by residents.

The overall goal of the Summer Field Program is to provide an introduction to the scientific and professional dimensions of forest and wildland resource management. Students participating in the program learn about ecology, forest, range and wildlife management, measurements, forest operations and products. At the end of the eight-week program, students will have broad, working knowledge of concepts and techniques used by wildland resource managers. The experience of studying these topics in a field setting inevitably enriches students’ subsequent on-campus academic studies.

Application materials and camp information are attached and also can be found athttp://nature.berkeley.edu/espm/summercamp/main.html. Summer 2013 application deadline: Friday, March 15th, 5pm to 260 Mulford Hall. Applicants will be notified by email sometime in April.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Forestry Field Program Director Rick Standiford at standifo@berkeley.edu or Forestry and Natural Resources Undergraduate Advisor Eva Wong at evaw@berkeley.edu.

Diversity Career Fair - January 30 and 31

2013 Diversity Career Fair
Wednesday, January 30 - Engineering, Science and Technical Opportunities
Thursday, January 31 - Business, Nonprofit and Public Service Opportunities
Time: 11am-4pm
Place: Recreational Sports Facility, Field House Gym
This is a new location for the Diversity Career Fair! Please use the Special Event Entrance to the RSF, located on the west side of the building closest to Edwards Stadium.

Come join us for UC Berkeley's first and largest Spring Semester career fair for students seeking full time employment or internships! The Diversity Career Fair is open to all currently registered Berkeley students and Career Center Alumni Advantage members. Everyone is welcome and there are opportunities for all majors!
Different employers attend each day, and following is a sample of companies you can meet with:
Accenture, Citizen Schools, eBay, Evernote, FirstSteps for Kids, Fisher Investments, General Motors, IXL Learning, Justicecorps, Lam Research, Life Technologies, Macy's, NASA Ames Research Center, Nielsen, Oracle, Pandora, Peace Corps, Redfin, SanDisk, Siemens, Simply Hired, Sunrun, Switchfly, Twitter, UC Center Sacramento...and many more!
Make a great first impression by preparing in advance!
1. See which companies are coming and review their job listings before the fair. Log into Callisto at https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/ to review this year's Career Fair Directory. Directory information is updated up to the day of the fair - be sure to check frequently.
Hint #1 - after clicking on the link for the Diversity Career Fair, click on the Positions Recruited tab to see the job listings participating companies are recruiting for (note - not all participating companies have linked their jobs to the career fair directory - visit employers' tables for a complete list of open jobs and internships).
Hint #2 - use the Advanced Search tab to search for participating companies by industry, type of job or internship, majors sought, etc...
2. Watch the Career Center's quick clip videos with tips on how to prepare: https://career.berkeley.edu/MM/Videos-Fairs.stm3. Update your resume and bring many copies - https://career.berkeley.edu/Tools/Resume.stmAlso, be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID to the fair.
The Career Center is proud to co-sponsor this fair with IABC (International Association of Business Communicators), LBSA (Latino Business Student Association), Society of Women in Science (Cal SWIS), and Tau Beta Pi.
We hope to see you there!
- The Career Center Staff

Seats Available in Freshman and Sophomore Seminars

Freshman and Sophomore Seminars with Seats Available as of January 16, 2013:

Seminar descriptions are available online at http://fss.berkeley.edu and via the links attached to the titles above.

Seminars open to Freshmen:
Seminars Open to Freshmen and Sophomores*
Seminars Open to Sophomores

* Some seminars open to freshmen and sophomores offered for 2, 3 or 4 units have been assigned L&S breadth. Assignments are noted at the end of the descriptions.

Work Study Openings at the Center for Student Conduct

Two positions available at the Center for Student Conduct. 

The work-study position is posted on the work-study website. The job number is 2491621528.

Preferred Qualifications: The Student Assistant must be able to think critically, possesses excellent organizational skills, retain information easily, and work with limited supervision. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, who enjoys challenges, and looks for ways to make our workplace and our systems better.

How to apply?
Please email a cover letter and resume to studentconduct@berkeley.edu.

Start date is 1/28/2013.
Work hours are 10-15 hours per week for $10 per hour.

Senior-Level Jobs Available at ResComp

Need a good job next year? ResComp and Student Affairs Information Technologies are currently recruiting students for the 2013-2014 academic year! We need qualified candidates to fill a variety of high-level positions, from marketing and customer service to programming and systems jobs. Gain valuable work experience and develop your professional skills in a fun, flexible environment.

Our jobs provide:
* excellent leadership/advancement opportunities
* flexible hours to fit your class schedule
* competitive pay - $14.00-$21.25 per hour
* work-study - students eligible for work-study are encouraged to apply
* connections - we have alumni at Google, Amazon, Yelp, Apple, and more
Openings include:
* Information Security
* Desktop Management and Support
* Marketing and Design
* Administrative Support
* Programmer
* Systems Administration
* RCC Supervisor
* and more!
For job descriptions, a full listing of open positions, and to apply,visit: https://rescomp.berkeley.edu/about/jobs
Applications are due February 4th at 5PM.
Send your questions to hiring@rescomp.berkeley.edu.
We look forward to receiving your application!
- ResComp/RSSP-IT hiring team

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Carrer Counseling in Wurster begins 1/22

CED EXCLUSIVE!
Career Counseling for grads and undergrads in all CED departments
220 Wurster

Internships
Job search strategies
career exploration
resume critique
graduate schools
career fairs
networking
... and more!

Drop-in appointments
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 pm

Pre-Scheduled appointments
Thursdays 9-12 pm

To schedule an appointment go to http://tinyurl.com/CEDCareerCounseling

AA/UIC Global Workshop Info

Dear University of California Berkeley Students,

The Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London is offering a 2-week international design workshop for students interested in exploring more effective ways to make thought-provoking changes to our urban environment. The workshop, held in London at the AA from 21st June to 5th July 2013, will explore new modes of urban intervention for a hedonistic reactivation of a fatigued site in London's East End. There is a 20% “Early Bird” Discount if you enroll before March 1st, 2013.

About the AA/UIC Global Workshop:

Established in 2011, the AA/UIC Global Workshop is an international design workshop initiative between the AA and UIC Schools of Architecture. The workshop attracts pragmatic idealists wishing to explore alternative forms of practice under the instruction of professors from both the AA and UIC. Participants include students, recent graduates, and young professionals in the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape urbanism, graphic design, and related fields. The workshop is an excellent opportunity to expand your design expertise and network with an international group of likeminded students and professors, while enjoying all that London has to offer!

For more information, visit chicago.aaschool.ac.uk

Global Health Corps Fellowship at MASS Design Group

 Each year MASS Design Group hosts Global Health Corps Fellows to join our design team in Kigali, Rwanda. This year we are bringing on board a couple Design Fellows and Research and Strategy Fellows. Candidates need to hold a undergraduate degree by the spring of 2013, and so sharing the news among soon-to-be graduates of the undergraduate program, and among graduate students would be ideal. I'm including a link to the posting here (the positions can be found by setting the organization as MASS Design Group) and the application deadline is February 3rd. I'd be happy to answer any questions if you have any.

Many thanks--
Holly

Holly Jacobson | Junior Associate | MASS Design Group | Boston | Kigali | Port-au-Prince | www.massdesigngroup.org | +1.207.653.5213

Undergraduate Interns for urban Planning Project Needed

FWD: 
I am working on a research project that includes archiving and documenting a large collection of materials related to the Bay Bridge. I am hoping to hire 1-2 interns in the spring. Would it be possible to send out an announcement to the CED undergrads? Is there an e-mail list I might be able to send to? This is the formal announcement:

The Bay Bridge Collections project is looking for two undergraduate interns to help with several project tasks. One intern will focus on collecting, organizing, and documenting research materials. Another intern will be working on the social media aspect of the project - helping to research, write literature reviews, and conduct data analysis for this research project. Interns need to be organized, self-motivated, and able to carry out tasks in a timely manner. Experience in Microsoft Access is a plus! This is a 10-15 hour per week position, starting in either December 2012 or January 2013.

The Bay Bridge Collection project is a joint effort by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and UC Berkeley to organize and document all materials related to the new east span of the Bay Bridge. Gathering materials is an ongoing process and will help researchers and journalists search out key stories in preparation for the bridge opening on Labor Day, 2013. Collection materials range from official reports to informal blog posts, and will be accessible as a physical collection and, in the future, through an online database.

If you are interested in learning more about the positions, please contact Kelly Clonts at kclonts@berkeley.edu for more information.

Public Interest Design Summer Course Series - Info

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture's Center for Sustainable Development is proud to offer the third installation of its award-winning Public Interest Design summer course series.


The lexicon of Public Interest Design is becoming a robust set of tools to identify the ways in which architects and planners can help to create beautiful, sustainable, equitable communities, particularly for underserved populations who traditionally haven’t had the resources to acquire professional design services. The summer program will discuss what it means to be a public servant and a designer, and will empower students with the skills they need to apply critical design-thinking to complex social problems.



 
There are three course offerings this summer:   
Design / build studio - taught by Coleman Coker, Ruth Carter Stevenson Regents Chair in the Art of Architecture at UT Austin.  
Theory & methods seminar - taught by Steven Moore, Bartlett Cocke Professor of Architecture and Planning at UT Austin.  
Externship in San Francisco - with Public Architecture.

 

 

For more information, please visit our website:

http://soa.utexas.edu/csd/PID/

 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

 

UC Davis Education Abroad Center - Summer program enrollment now open

Dear Environmental Design students,

As you plan your courses for the rest of the year, think about including a UC Davis Summer Abroad program in your schedule. Enrollment for 2013 is now open.

Earn 8 upper division units in 4 weeks this summer

All Summer Abroad programs provide eight units of UC credit in four weeks, are taught in English, and are open to students of all majors and class levels. Summer financial aid applies and credit transfers automatically (UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have specific credit requirements related to financial aid eligibility. All students should meet with their respective financial aid office for more information).

Summer Abroad Interest Profile
Create an online profile at https://summer-abroad.ucdavis.edu/sign-up.aspx to receive updates and other news for the programs that interest you.

Want to learn more?
Browse current programs at https://summer-abroad.ucdavis.edu/ . Program-specific info sessions will be podcasted throughout the quarter and posted online.

Don’t miss:
EUROPE – Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe
Stockholm, Malmo – Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Hamburg, Germany; Lucerne, Switzerland July 15 – August 13
Landscape Architecture 191 & Environmental Science and Policy 173
Visit some of the most sustainable and vibrant cities in Europe, seeing it on foot, train, and bicycle.

GERMANY/ITALY – Community Politics and Development in the European Union
Freiburg, Germany; Treviso, Italy
July 13 – August 10
Community and Regional Development 153B & 198
Design your own learning experience by picking community development topics that interest you – politics, environment, social justice, etc.

SOUTH KOREA – Sustainable Energy Technologies
Seoul, South Korea
June 28 – July 26
Engineering Materials Science 170 & 198
Learn about environmentally friendly future energy technologies through field trips to world-leading HI-Tech companies such as Hyndai Motors and Samsung Electronics!

ISRAEL – Housing, Land Use and Conflict in Israel
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv – Israel
June 23 – July 20
Community and Regional Development 153A & 198
Learn about housing and neighborhood development plans and strategies to create a modern city while preserving the city’s rich history!

Enrollment Deadline: April 5th
Spaces fill on a first-completed, first-reserved basis. Learn how to enroll at https://summer-abroad.ucdavis.edu/students/prospective-students.aspx.

Lower Fees, More Funding!
The 2013 Summer Abroad Fee has been reduced from $750 to $500 and total funding for Summer Abroad Travel Awards has been increased to $80,000. Apply by March 5th, 2013.

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduate Programs - Info and Links

Happy New Year! I am writing to let you know of our graduate Architecture and Archectural Sciences offerings for 2013 - 2014 and to ask that you pass this information on to your students interested in professional and research based degree programs in Architecture. We are currently accepting summer and fall 2013 applications for our M.Arch I and II, MS, and PhD programs, both on our main campus and in New York City via our partnership with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).

Degrees offered:
M.Arch I
M.Arch II Geofutures|M.Arch II Environmental Parametrics (SOM)
M.S. in Architectural Sciences - Architectural Acoustics|Built Ecologies|Lighting
PhD in Architectural Sciences - Architectural Acoustics|Built Ecologies|Lighting

Research Centers:
Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE)

If you have students who are considering grad school for 2014, please let them know that we have a Diversity in Graduate Studies Visit Program that provides individualized campus visits for prospective applicants. Visits may be funded for highly qualified students.

Again, thanks for considering your students and forwarding the names of those that might be a good fit for our graduate programs.

Best,
Christina

Christina Murray
Associate Director | Graduate Admissions
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY12180
murrac3@rpi.edu | 518-276-3062

City of Los Angeles Internship Opp

  The City of LA offer unpaid internships to work in their Urban Design Studio. For more information, go to: http://urbandesignla.com/about.htm.

Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company - 2013 Summer Design Scholars App

Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company is accepting applications for its class of 2013 Summer Design Scholars. This is a juried selection, open to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and interior design.

We hope you will distribute this link to your students, friends and school acquaintances. The submission deadline is midnight Monday, FEBRUARY 11. Selection will be made by March 1. If you are not the person who should receive this information, we would appreciate your assistance in getting it into the right hands. You can learn more about our program (and applicants can apply) at this link: www.hewv.com/scholar

This is the 11th year of the program, and our scholars have reported their experiences to be rewarding and life-changing. Scholars, including international students, have come from the Savannah College of Art + Design, McGill, Universidad de Monterrey, UPenn, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Tulane, Virginia Tech, UVA, Clemson, Penn State, Ohio State, Kansas State, Iowa State, Georgia Tech, University of Cincinnati and Hampton University. Several Summer Scholar “alumni” have accepted full-time positions with our firm.

If you have other questions, please contact Nick Vlattas, nvlattas@hewv.com

Summer Business Boot Camp at UCB

Summer Business Boot Camp at UC Berkeley
The Haas School of Business and the University of California, Berkeley invite your undergraduate students to apply to the BASE Summer Program (Business for Arts, Sciences and Engineering). BASE is a six-week business boot camp that enables non-business majors to take business courses while earning nine units of academic credit. Some former BASE students have gone on to earn MBA degrees, while others have accepted jobs in marketing, product development, and consulting with Google, McKinsey & Co., IBM, and others.

The ideal participant of the BASE Program is an undergraduate student majoring in liberal arts, sciences or engineering. BASE is the ONLY premier business summer program where students can earn units.

Application Process
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible given the popularity of the Program in the past years. There is no application fee. To download the application or for more information please visit our website at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/Undergrad/BASE/

BASE Summer Program
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
URL: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/Undergrad/BASE/
E-mail: BASE@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510.642.1421

Like "BASE" on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/baseprogram

UCB Startup Competition (Bplan) - Entrant requirements and Info

The first deadline for the UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan) is just around the corner. Get your team finalized soon and submit your Executive Summary by Thursday, January 31st at 11:59pm PST! NEXT STEPS
1. Form your team. Visit the Bplan team formation web page at http://bplan.berkeley.edu/Compete/teamf.html for more information.
2. Review the rules. Visit http://bplan.berkeley.edu/compete/rules.html for the rules page.
3. Check out our Resources page at http://bplan.berkeley.edu/compete/resources.html for lots of useful information about the executive summary, business model canvas, and more.
4. Apply by Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:59pm PST at https://www.younoodle.com/podium/er/2013_berkeley_bplan_competition/enter
ENTRANT REQUIREMENTS -At least one team member must be a current student, faculty, staff or an alumnus/a of either the University of California at Berkeley or the University of California at San Francisco. -There are no restrictions on team size or the number of entries submitted by each person/team. In our experience, teams typically range from two to five people. -One person on the team must be designated as the team lead at the time of the Executive Summary submission and thus is authorized to make all decisions on behalf of the team. -Entrants may only be a member of one team per year. -Any finalist team from previous Bplan competitions cannot enter again with the same business idea, i.e. any teams that were rewarded cash prizes are ineligible. However, past competition winners may enter with new business ideas. Semi-finalists may re-enter with the same company. -Teams may add additional members between the Executive Summary and Semi-Final rounds but only until Friday, April 19, 2013.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES AND EVENTS Executive Summary Deadline Thursday, January 31, 2013 by 11:59pm PST Mentor Mixer Thursday, February 21, 2013 Launchpad Event Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Semi-Final Private Round Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Private Final Round Thursday, April 25, 2013 (afternoon) Public Final Round Thursday, April 25, 2013 (evening) ABOUT BPLAN The UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan) is one of the foremost events for University-affiliated early stage startups. It provides entrepreneurs with the best possible resources – including education, networking, team creation, mentorship and new venture financing – to help turn innovative ideas into real businesses. If you have a great business idea in biotech, software, cleantech, consumer goods, computing services, mobile applications, financial services, e-commerce or any other industry, we want to hear from you!