Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Student Job Recruitment

 
Students, Hui Zhang is looking for a student who can help on a project fabricating a number of prototype energy-efficient battery-powered heated and cooled chairs for use in offices.

This is a Student Asst. II Position from approx. Feb 15-May 15.
It is 24% employment and students with Work Study are preferred.
Pay is $12/hr.

Students should have some experience with hand tools and soldering.

Please look at the description/attachment, and email resume to Wilmer Pasut wilmer.pasut@gmail.com if interested.


CED Career Fair - March 14

CED Career Fair
Thursday, March 14, 12:00-4:00pm
International House, Chevron Auditorium

The Career Center is pleased to present this career fair with the College of Environmental Design (CED) and Alpha Rho Chi.

Open to all UC Berkeley students and current members of the Career Center's Alumni Advantage program. Bring your UC Berkeley SID (photo ID for alumni) and copies of your resume and/or portfolio!

Participating employers have job or internship opportunities for undergrads and grad students in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, City and Regional Planning, Urban Design, and Urban Studies. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with representatives from organizations such as Community Design + Architecture, ELS Architecture and Urban Design, Perkins+Will, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), ...and more!!

Make a great first impression by preparing in advance!
1. See which companies are coming 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 - use the Advanced Search tab to search for participating companies by type of job or internship, majors and degree levels sought, etc...

2. Watch the Career Center's quick clip videos with tips on how to prepare: https://career.berkeley.edu/MM/Videos-Fairs.stm

3. Update your resume and bring many copies - https://career.berkeley.edu/Tools/Resume.stm

IIS Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant

Institute of International Studies Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant

Description:
The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant supports undergraduate students who plan on traveling to a conference to present a research project, paper, or poster on any topic related to international affairs. Students from all departments are eligible and IIS encourages applications from a wide range of disciplines. The travel grant provides opportunities for individuals to gain valuable educational experience beyond the classroom and recognizes that many UC Berkeley undergraduate students engage in research projects that may require travel to national or international conferences. Grant amounts will depend on the location of the conference (domestic or international).

Application Details:
Eligible students must submit an application that includes:
1) A one-page description of the research to be presented;
2) A budget plan;
3) Confirmation of invitation or acceptance to the conference;
4) A letter of support from a faculty member, PI, or department advisor attesting to the academic merit of the trip.
Submission Instructions:
The application webform can be found on the IIS website: iis.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-conference-travel-grant. Please ask your recommender to e-mail the recommendation letter directly to iis.grants@berkeley.edu.

Eligibility:
Open to any UC Berkeley undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. Students must be registered for the term in which they are planning to attend their conference and be presenting a paper or poster at the conference. Concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.

Award Amount:
Grant amounts will depend on the location of the conference (domestic or international) but will generally be in the range of $300-$400 for conferences within California, $400-$600 for conferences elsewhere in North America, and up to $1000 for international conferences outside of North America.

Application Deadline:
The application deadline is rolling. IIS will accept applications over the course of the academic year.

Speaker Panel - Market-Inc. - Info and Announcement

"Internet Marketing Speaker Panel - Presented by Market-Inc.
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location: Blue & Gold Room, Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley)

Learn about:
Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, and Web Analytics, etc. Acquire information about a fascinating career with rapid growth in job opportunities, unparalleled work-life balance, and limitless possibilities to advance!

From alumni and Internet Marketing professionals panelists including:
eBay - Senior Product Manager, Internet Marketing
WCG - Web Analytics Associate
Webmarketing 123 - Strategic Account Director
RealPage - Online Marketing Director
SmartRecruiter - Online Marketing Manager
Alicka Inc. – CEO

Attire: Business casual
Open to all majors!
RSVP via callisto.berkeley.edu

About Market-Inc.
Market-Inc. is the first Internet Marketing student organization at UC Berkeley. It serves as a platform for Internet Marketing education, real-world project engagements, and professional network development, aiming at helping students be career ready.
http://www.facebook.com/UCBMarketInc "

Fallingwater Design-Build Studio - Info and Announcement

Announcing The 2013 Miami University and Fallingwater Design-Build Studio and Miami University and Fallingwater Summer Workshop Opportunities:
See link below for cost and dates:
Roy Young, Curator of Education at Fallingwater has granted Miami University the opportunity to continue work on site at Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned Fallingwater. Studio facilities will be in the award-winning Barn at Fallingwater designed by AIA Gold Medal winning architect and Fallingwater Visiting Scholar Peter Bohlin and The Bear Run Community School, a Miami University and Fallingwater design-build restoration project. This year, the design-build studio and workshop will construct architectural screens above the Guest House and design a three-season addition to the Student Residence at Fallingwater. Students live on site at Fallingwater in the newly renovated Kirkpatrick House. Students can access the studio in the following way:
A Six Credit Hour Design-Build Studio that includes the on-site field study and construction workshop June 11-18 at Fallingwater with an additional three-week long design studio experience at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio: May 28-June 20.
Please contact John Reynolds for more information at reynoljm@miamioh.edu or 513-529-7058

Undergraduate Research Workshops and Info Sessions Through March 2013

I. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WORKSHOPS AND INFO SESSIONS THROUGH MARCH 2013

$$ for summer research for social science students! SURF L&S, Haas
Scholars, and other opportunities
February 22, 2013, 4 - 5 p.m., Barrows Hall, room 402
Performer: Leah Carroll, Office of Undergraduate Research
View event details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ugr.html?event_ID=64147&view=preview

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: workshop B especially for math, science, and
engineering students
February 22, 2013, 4-5 p.m., 9 Durant Hall
Presenter: Nathan Shih, graduate mentor for math/science/engineering,
Office of Undergraduate Research
View event details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ugr.html?event_ID=64460&date=2013-02-22&filter=Secondary%20Event%20Type&filtersel=

SURF/L&S and SURF/Rose Hills Info Session
February 26, 2013, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Durant Hall, room 9
Performer: Leah Carroll, Office of Undergraduate Research
View event details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ugr.html?event_ID=63792&view=preview

WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL: workshop B especially for math, science, and
engineering students
February 26, 2013, 2-3 p.m., 9 Durant Hall
Presenter: Nathan Shih, graduate mentor for math/science/engineering,
Office of Undergraduate Research
View event details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ugr.html?event_ID=64461&date=2013-02-26&filter=Secondary%20Event%20Type&filtersel=

SURF/L&S and SURF/Rose Hills Info Session
March 4, 2013, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Durant Hall, room 9
Performer: Leah Carroll, Office of Undergraduate Research
View event details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ugr.html?event_ID=63793&view=preview


II. RESEARCH PROGRAM DEADLINES THROUGH THE END OF MARCH, 2013

Review of applications begins 1/31/13; rolling deadline:
UC Leads
UC Leads is a two-year program designed to identify educationally or
economically disadvantaged UC undergraduates in mathematics, engineering,
or science who show promise of succeeding in doctoral degree programs. The
program provides students with educational experiences that prepare them
to assume positions of leadership in industry, government, public service,
and academia. UC LEADS is part of the Cal NERDS program.
http://research.berkeley.edu/otheropps/UCLeads/UCLeads.html

2/15/13: Review of applications begins, open until filled
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/

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. 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 nd 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/


EXTENDED DEADLINE! 3/4/2013
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

3/4/2013
PRE-IMSD SUMMER RESEARCH
The Pre-IMSD (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development) Summer Research
Program provides an first-time research experience in the labs of UC
Berkeley faculty members for students who want to explore their interest
in a research career in the biological sciences. The overall goal of the
IMSD Program is to increase the number of students from groups
traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences
who go on to pursue and earn Ph.D.s in those fields. Projects this summer
include the fields of molecular biology, developmental biology, behavioral
endocrinology, ecology, evolution, and toxicology. The program runs from
May 28 – August 2, 2013 and includes: Paid research in selected faculty
labs, seminars and workshops on research careers and professional
development topics, students organizing and presenting their research at
an end of summer symposium, mentoring and advising by IMSD staff,
Scholars, faculty and Graduate Fellows.
http://imsd.berkeley.edu/researchers.html

CENTER FOR RACE AND GENDER 3/4/13
The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California
Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund
undergraduates for research or creative projects that address issues of
race and gender. Applications can be submitted by any Berkeley
undergraduate not graduating at the end of the semester.
http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-grants-program

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

3/11/13
BIOLOGY FELLOWS PROGRAM
The Biology Fellows Program (BFP) is a semester-long program open to all
UC Berkeley students that provides financial support for students doing
research, as well as seminars and professional development workshops on
biological research-related topics. BFP provides stipends for research
opportunities in the biological sciences for undergraduates whose
financial need would make such work difficult on an unpaid basis. The
program seeks to increase the number of students from underrepresented
groups and women doing research. However, all qualified undergraduates are
encouraged to apply and will be considered equally.
http://bsp.berkeley.edu/bfp.html

3/11/13
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. For summer of 2013 we anticipate funding about
forty students. Eligibility: 3.0+ gpa, major within the College of
Letters & Science, graduating Fall 2013 or Spring 2014; international and
AB540 welcome.
http://research.berkeley.edu/surf/


3/11/13
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 (US citizens, residents of Southern California, with 3.25+ gpa)
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. We anticipate
being able to fund most eligible and qualified applicants. A total of 42
students will be funded for summer 2013.
http://research.berkeley.edu/surf/

3/22/2013
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


3/22/13
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 pursuing 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 (estimated deadline)
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/

Rolling deadline:
ASUC Academic Opportunity Fund
The Academic Opportunity Fund awards grants for academic travel that
enhances student access to valuable educational experiences beyond the
classroom.
http://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgacademicopportunityfund

Rolling deadline:
History Undergraduate Research Grant
Sponsored by the Friends of Cal History, this grant offers up to $750 for
research-related expenses, including but not limited to travel, incurred by
undergraduate History majors. The grant is for those students enrolled
in History 101, the required senior thesis.
http://research.berkeley.edu/otheropps/HistTravel.html

Rolling deadline
Institute for International Studies Undergraduate Travel Grant
The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Conference
Travel Grant supports undergraduate students who plan on traveling to a
conference to present a research project, paper, or poster on any topic
related to international affairs. Students from all departments are
eligible and IIS encourages applications from a wide range of disciplines.
http://iis.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-conference-travel-grant

Rolling deadline
Semiconductor Research Corporation Intel
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SRC URO)
The SRC-URO Program aims to prepare undergraduates for graduate school
through research.
Eligibility:
•Students in specific fields of interest to SRC (BioE, CS, EE, ME, IEOR,
MSE, etc.)
Traditionally underrepresented students are encouraged to apply.
•US citizens or permanent residents
•GPA of 3.0 of higher
•Sophomores eligible and encouraged to apply.

Rolling deadline:
Student Opportunity Funds (SOF)
The program is designed to provide support for events/activities both
co-curricular and academic planned by and for Cal students.
https://students.berkeley.edu/myberkeley/misc/opfund.asp

Institute of International Studies - Summer Internships

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) is offering two internships in Zurich for IARU students which will run for three months this summer. The students will work at ETH Global, the international relations office of ETH Zurich, and work closely with the program managers to complete high-impact research. These internships will offer students the opportunity to gain valuable international work experience by leading projects and conducting research under the guidance of great mentors.

For more information, please visit the IARU website at http://www.iaruni.org/gei/internships. The application deadline is March 15, 2013.

Apply Now! Summer Abroad - Arch 101 in Spain and in China

Apply Now! Summer Abroad - Arch 101 in Spain and in China

The application is open, and spots are still available!
Deadline: March 15
Admission is on a first come, first serve basis

More information for Spain:
http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/berkeleyabroad/guardamar-de-segura

More information for China:
http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/berkeleyabroad/china
http://yunnanstudio2013.pbworks.com/w/page/61002494/FrontPage

Financial Aid?
For the Summer Abroad and Global Internships programs, there will be a scholarship in the amount of $1500 that we will automatically give any financial aid student with an EFC of $50,000 or less.

Questions?
Contact Jessica Bauer from Berkeley Study Abroad: summerabroad@berkeley.edu

AIA East Bay - Upcoming Events and Links

Highlighted Programs
2/21: Marketing & Business Development for Small to Mid-Sized Firms
2/21:Beyond VOCs--Finding Truly Healthy Building Materials
2/23: Design Tour--Ashland Youth Center
2/27: Office Design Charrette
3/15: ADA Day

Thursday, February 21
Noon
Business Development & Marketing for Small to Mid-Sized Firms, a Professional Practice Forum.

Thursday, February 21
6-8pm
Beyond VOCs: Finding Truly Healthy Building Materials
Location: Dahlin Group
See details, right
Click here to register

Saturday, February 23
10am
ARE Seminar: Schematic Design Instructor: Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA
Click here for details and registration

Saturday, February 23
10am
Design Tour: Ashland Youth Center See details, right.
Click here to register.

Wednesday, February 27
5:30pm
Monthly Program: Office Design Charrette
Chapter members are encouraged to join us for a special creative night. Please RSVP by 10am February 27.Click here to RSVP
See details, right

Saturday, March 2, 9, and 16
10am
ARE Seminar: Building SystemsInstructor: Shweta Mhatre, Assoc. AIA
Click here for details and registration

Tuesday, March 5
Noon
Regional Design for Aging Committee Location: AIASF

Wednesday, March 6
6-8pm
ArchiCAD User Group: Modeling Foundations for Residential& Commercial Projects
We will examine methods for modeling a residential foundation using Composites, Complex Walls and the Slab Tool as well as methods to model piles and a foundation system for a commercial project.

Thursday, March 7
Noon
Passive House & Performance: overkill or appropriate? A Small Firm Forum program. Location:Wooden Window, Oakland
Click here for details and to register
Click here for the full AIA East Bay Calendar

Don't forget to visit our Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin pages for more events, happenings, etc!
Recent Posts to the Blog
Home Tours Call for Entries
RFQ: HSIR Seismic Retrofit and Interior Renovation Projects
Beyond VOCs: Finding Truly Healthy Building Materials
Marketing& Business Development for Small to Mid-Sized Firms
Vacancy- City of Oakland, Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board
Tour: Ashland Youth Center
Space for lease

February ArchNews
The February ArchNews is now available for download. Click here to download.
This issue includes profiles on:
West Oakland Specific Plan (JRDV Architects)
Thornton Weiler, AIA
Tubay Yabut, Allied Member
Codes:Some Implications of 2010 ADA Standards for Publicly/Privately Funded Housing and Home Offices
Green:
Envelope and Systems- 2: VAV & Radiant Systems
CoolTechStuff:
Snapseed

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

EOP Achivement Award - Deadline 3/1

EOP Achievement Award Application 2013
Contact cedugblog@gmail.com for a fillable pdf application if interested.

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) honors a select number of students each year with the EOP Achievement Award. This award recognizes students who have worked to achieve academic excellence while contributing exemplary community service on campus and/or in the surrounding community.

 Achievement Award applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be an EOP student, meeting ANY of the 3 criteria below:
  a. Low income (Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship eligible as verified by Financial Aid)
  b. First generation college student
  c. Historically underrepresented student
2. Must have demonstrated leadership and service on campus and/or the community-at-large
3. Must have a minimum UCB cumulative grade point average of 3.0
4. Must have Junior or Senior standing by the beginning of the Spring 2013 semester
Transfer Students Only: Must have completed a minimum of 30 units at UCB by the beginning of the Spring 2013 semester.
5. Must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student (extenuating circumstances will be considered)

Students who meet the above criteria are encouraged to complete and return the award application, a personal essay, a statement of plans after graduation, a resume, and one letter of recommendation to:

Avisha Chugani, Academic Counselor, UC Berkeley Educational Opportunity Program
Mailing Address: 119 Cesar Chavez Student Center, Berkeley, CA 94720-4210
Email: avisha@berkeley.edu

 PLEASE NOTE: Your Letter of recommendation should come from someone familiar with your community service.

Students selected for an award will receive between $300 and $500, based upon available resources. Past award winners are not eligible for consideration.

Award ceremony will take place at the UC Berkeley Alumni House on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 4-6pm.

 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS IS FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013 BY 5PM VIA EMAIL, U.S. MAIL, OR IN PERSON
NO EXCEPTIONS

 


Student-Student Peer Counseling Event: Untold Stories - 2/20

Student-to-Student Peer Counseling invites you to Untold Stories: a safe forum to talk about anything and everything.

Whether it’s an emotional hardship or personal triumph, everyone has a story. Too often, however, these stories remain untold, silenced by fear, humility, or the stigma surrounding mental health. Untold Stories is a forum dedicated to bringing these stories to light and providing a safe space for students to tell their stories and support their peers.

Sharing is not required, only encouraged. Join us for an evening filled with amazing experiences and good company. Refreshments will be provided. Come listen, come share, and let’s break this silence together.

Wednesday February 20th
7-9pm in 166 Barrows

Portfolio Review Monday Feb 25 7-9pm 315D Wurster

Portfolio Review by professional landscape architects
Monday, February 25, 7-9pm, 315D Wurster Hall

Take advantage of this long weekend to prep your portfolio for review by professional landscape architects. This is an opportunity to get feedback from multiple working professionals on your portfolio and incorporate feedback in time to apply for summer internships or jobs.

No need to have a polished portfolio, that's what the feedback is for. But please bring printed versions of work you would like to include. This can include studio projects, drawings, photography, other creative works, but must be printed on sheets no larger than 11x17.

Brought to you by ASLA@Berkeley

Prytanean Prize Announcement and Application - Due 3/8

Please share with women students with junior standing. The Prytanean Alumnae (http://tinyurl.com/PrytaneanAlumnae) are currently accepting applications for the Prytanean Prize.

The Prytanean Society was founded at Berkeley in 1901 to recognize Cal women undergraduate students who demonstrate faith, service and loyalty to the University Of California, Berkeley.  The Prytanean Prize is awarded to a woman student with junior standing in recognition of campus and
community service as well as academic excellence (GPA Of 3.2 required).The recipient will receive at a $1250 cash prize that will be presented at the Prytanean Alumnae Brunch on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Bancroft
Hotel. 

NEW! SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED VIA BSPACE DROP BOX ONLY:
The student will need to join the PRYTANEAN & RITTER AWARDS APPLICATIONS
BSPACE SITE to create a DROP BOX where nomination packet materials will be
submitted.
(Go to bpsace.berkeley.edu, Calnet authenticate, and then choose the
"memberships" tab on left menu; type in "PRYTANEAN & RITTER AWARDS
APPLICATIONS" and join.)

The deadline is 5pm, Friday, March 8, 2013.  Nomination form is on the Resources Section of  the Prytanean Student Awards Bspace Site. You may also contact cedugblog@gmail.com for an application.

For questions, please contact the Prytanean PEP Chair, Patty Friesen at
friesen1@comcast.net

IIS Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant - Info and Application Details

Institute of International Studies Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant
Description:
The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant supports undergraduate students who plan on traveling to a conference to present a research project, paper, or poster on any topic related to international affairs. Students from all departments are eligible and IIS encourages applications from a wide range of disciplines. The travel grant provides opportunities for individuals to gain valuable educational experience beyond the classroom and recognizes that many UC Berkeley undergraduate students engage in research projects that may require travel to national or international conferences. Grant amounts will depend on the location of the conference (domestic or international).
Application Details:
Eligible students must submit an application that includes:
1) A one-page description of the research to be presented;
2) A budget plan;
3) Confirmation of invitation or acceptance to the conference;
4) A letter of support from a faculty member, PI, or department advisor attesting to the academic merit of the trip.
Submission Instructions:
The application webform can be found on the IIS website: iis.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-conference-travel-grant. Please ask your recommender to e-mail the recommendation letter directly to iis.grants@berkeley.edu.
Eligibility:
Open to any UC Berkeley undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. Students must be registered for the term in which they are planning to attend their conference and be presenting a paper or poster at the conference. Concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.
Award Amount:
Grant amounts will depend on the location of the conference (domestic or international) but will generally be in the range of $300-$400 for conferences within California, $400-$600 for conferences elsewhere in North America, and up to $1000 for international conferences outside of North America.
Application Deadline:
The application deadline is rolling. IIS will accept applications over the course of the academic year.

Four scholarships you should know about

UC Education Abroad Program Scholarships
The UC Education Abroad Program has announced a
$1 million scholarship initiativefor 2013-14. Scholarships include $1,000awards for summer and $2,000awards for semester/year programs. Students on all UCEAP programs are eligible to apply--access the application beginning in mid-February and apply by Friday, March 15for summer and fall 2013 programs.

Berkeley Abroad Scholarships
Applying to a
Berkeley Summer Abroad or Global Internships program for summer 2013? Berkeley Study Abroad will provide a guaranteed scholarship of $1,500 to all students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $50,000 or less. Qualifying participants will automatically receive the award-no application is necessary. Please note that the San Francisco Bay Area Internship program does not qualify for this scholarship.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Are you a U.S. citizen and Pell Grant recipient who is planning to study abroad? Apply by Tuesday, March 5 for the
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and you may receive up to $5,000 towards study abroad. UC Berkeley students are #1 in the nation in receiving the Gilman Scholarship. Learn how to submit a successful application at our Gilman Scholarship Workshop on Wednesday, February 13, 4:30-6 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall.

Diversity Network Summer Scholarship
The Diversity Abroad Network will offer
summer scholarships in the amount of $500 for full-time undergraduate students attending a Diversity Network member institution (includes UC Berkeley). Economically disadvantaged students, African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial/ethnic or Indigenous/Native-American, students with disabilities, and first generation college undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.
MORE SCHOLARSHIPS

Geoffrey H. Bruce Fellowship at Arcosanti

Dear Students,

Arcosanti, Paolo Soleri's architecture & urban design laboratory in Central Arizona, is accepting applications for the Geoffrey H. Bruce Fellowship. This fellowship seeks to deepen the Arcosanti experience for students and recent graduates in a variety of design-related fields. The recipient of the fellowship will receive funding for one 5-week workshop between June 2013 and June 2014.

Founded in 1970, Arcosanti is testing ground for innovations in architecture, urban design, and ecology. Designed according to Soleri's concept of arcology (architecture + ecology), this project
seeks to demonstrate new ways to improve urban conditions, lessen our negative impact on the earth, and find new strategies for communal living. During the 5-week workshop, participants learn about arcology theory as an alternative to suburban sprawl, go on field trips to sites in the Phoenix area such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West, and gain hands-on building experience through aiding in the construction of Arcosanti.

http://www.arcosanti.org/workshops
http://www.arcosanti.org/geoffrey_bruce_fellowship

Applications are due on or before May 1, 2013

UC Education Abroad Program - Application Deadline Extended to 2/25

Apply by February 25

Still want to study abroad this summer or fall with the
UC Education Abroad Program? The application deadline has been extended to Monday, February 25 for select UCEAP options in 15 countries.
Apply now for one of the programs below--UC credit and financial aid apply, and $1 million in UCEAP scholarships are available.

Argentina
Intensive Spanish Language, Univ. of Belgrano

Czech RepublicCentral European Studies

FranceFrench& European Studies, UC Center Paris
Language& Culture, UC Center Paris
Univ. of Bordeaux
Univ. of Lyon

GermanyFree Univ. Berlin
Humboldt Univ. BerlinInternational Summer School, Free Univ. Berlin
Technical Univ. Berlin

IsraelBen-Gurion Univ. of the Negev
The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem

ItalyBusiness& Economics, Univ. of Commerce Luigi Bocconi
Language& Culture, UC Center Florence (Semester)
Rome Through the Ages, UC Center Rome
Univ. of Bologna
Univ. of Padova

JapanLanguage& Culture, Tsuru Univ.
Global& International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ.

Korea
International Summer School, Yonsei Univ.
Yonsei Univ.

Mexico
Field Research, UC Center Mexico City
National Autonomous Univ. of Mexico (UNAM)

RussiaRussian Area Studies, St. Petersburg State Univ.
Russian Language, St. Petersburg State Univ.
Summer Russian Area Studies, St. Petersburg State Univ.
Summer Russian Language, St. Petersburg State Univ.

SingaporeNational Univ. of Singapore (NUS)

ThailandInterdisciplinary Thai Studies, Thammasat Univ.
Thammasat Univ.

TurkeyInternational Summer School, Bogazici Univ.

United KingdomArts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London

VietnamInterdisciplinary Studies of Vietnam, Can Tho

Markowski-Leach Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Dear Colleagues,

We are now accepting applications for the Markowski-Leach Scholarship Program for the 2013-14 academic year.  Awards are available to students at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State, and Stanford University. Further information and our on-line application can be found at http://www.mlscholarships.org/.

Bonner Leaders - Announcement and Application Info

The Bonner Leaders program is seeking interns to serve as program managers for 2013-2014. Please forward the following information out to the students you work with.
Application Deadline: March 8, 2013
Website:
http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/bonnerleaders

Passionate About Social Justice? 
Earn an $1175 AmeriCorps Education Award in the
BONNER LEADERS AMERICORPS PROGRAM!!

 Work to end homelessness in the Bay Area
Help end inequities in Berkeley public schools
Help achieve housing justice and immigrant rights for low-income Bay Area residents
Be an advocate for individuals impacted by incarceration
Assist low income communities with tax preparation

Bonner Leaders serve as interns in local non-profit organizations, community-based organizations and the Cal Corps Public Service Center including; Alternative Breaks, Cal in Local Government, Cal in the Capital, C.R.E.A.T.E., Oakland Community Builders, Magnolia Project, Residential Service Initiative and VITA. Bonner Leaders are eligible to receive a $1,175 education scholarship at the completion of the year of service.

Application Deadline: March 8, 2013
Website:
http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/bonnerleaders
Questions: e-mail
ucb.bonnerleaders@gmail.com

 **Students planning to graduate in December of 2013 are eligible to apply, however they must commit to participating in the program through April/May 2014**

Bonner Leaders is a program of the Cal Corps Public Service Center at UC Berkeley, which connects ideas, resources, and people to act for social justice, build healthy communities, and foster life-long commitments to public service. The Center partners with the community, student leaders and faculty to engage over 4,000 students each year as volunteers, and through jobs, internships, and courses.

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest - Info and Application Link

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest
June 23, 2013 – August 16, 2013
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.

Specific objectives of the Summer Field Program include:
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

Application materials and camp information  can be found at http://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.

We will have a table at the Summer Opportunities Fair next Friday 2/22, 11am-3pm at the Chevron Auditorium in the International House if you have any questions about the program. Students who have participated in our program will be there to answer questions and share their experience!

 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.

MVEI Job Opening

Students: Also check out Callisto for more info on this position/an official posting.
 
MVEI is a mid-size architectural firm, previously affiliated with MVE & Partners. We are Southern California based but we also focus on work in the Bay Area and Hawaii. We are curious if you have students or recent grads that might be interested in a part-time position. Near Berkeley, we are currently working with Oakland Unified School District on a new $60M+ school project (Downtown Education Center – Phase 2 now under construction) plus a new high-rise residential tower that is in SD phase near the Shattuck Hotel not too far from you. Our Oakland project manager is in need of a junior staff that could support him. Candidate should have Rivet experience.

I would be happy to share more details. Feel free to check out our website and portfolio of work: www.mve-institutional.com.

 Sincerely,
Judy 
Judy S.K. Cheng, LEED AP
Associate Partner
MVE Institutional, Inc. | Santa Ana + Oakland + San Diego + Honolulu
3 MacArthur Place, Suite 850, Santa Ana, California 92707 | T 949.809.3380
www.mve-institutional.com

CASA: Internship Workshop

Hello CED community,

As you already know, professional experience offers students an opportunity to sharpen their skills and gain a competitive edge when applying to jobs.

Join CASA for an evening of discussion about ways to seek meaningful internships related to your field of study.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

When: Tuesday February 19th, 2013
Where 104 Wurster

Hosted by CASA (Chican@/Latin@ Architecture Student Association)

Queer at Cal Insert in the Daily Cal

For those of you who read the Daily Cal--or maybe more importantly for those of you who don't!--there was an amazing, full-color, glossy insert in today's paper about all Cal queer organizations. This was a first-ever production brought about by the efforts of ASUC Senator Nolan Pack.

Find it here:http://nolanpack.com/first-ever-campus-wide-queer-newsletter-featured-in-the-dailycal/best,

Magnolia Project Summer Internship Announcement

Magnolia Project Summer Internship

Interested in a summer internship in New Orleans understanding the education system and where students' voices play a role? Want to experience one of America's most culturally and historically rich cities with the mission of social justice and solidarity? We are partnered with Rethink and YAYA (Young Aspirations, Young Artists)
            
Come to our office hours on Thursdays 9:45am-10:45am in 102 Sproul to learn more about the Magnolia Project program, hear from past participants, meet The Magnolia Project Team, and learn how to apply! 

Website: publicservice.berkeley.edu/magnoliaproject

Applications due: Wed, February 15th at 5pm

More Information: magnolia.katrina@gmail.com

In addition to the internship responsibilities, interns have the opportunity to reflect upon their experience, blog and bond with their peers in weekly intern meetings.

*Other internship positions address food justice, environmental justice, public health, education, media, criminal justice and more!

Feb 22 Info Session: Social Science Resarch

Dear undergraduate social science students,

I am writing to tell you about several GREAT opportunities this summer with deadlines that are still open or are still to come in March/April. There is still time for you to apply if you move quickly! These programs give you an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in full-time research this summer. With funding, you are able to spend all summer working on a project that you are passionate about, so that you can produce something you are very proud of. During the summer, you get guidance from program staff and your faculty mentor, and you learn how to make a research poster or make a polished, professional presentation. But to get this, you need to start now! For SURF L&S or Haas Scholars, you will need a faculty sponsor and a research proposal or statement. We can help you with both of those things! Scroll down to see the specific eligibility and benefits for the featured programs.

Come learn more at an info session next
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 4-5 PM, IN 402 BARROWS HALL

At the meeting, we will discuss eligibility and benefits for these programs, and give you tips for applying successfully. We also hope to have a student or two who has engaged in research who will share his or her experience with the group. Please come! Participating in one of these programs could be life-changing.
Leah Carroll
Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
 
The specifics of the programs to be covered:
Haas Scholars Program
20 scholars in each cohort
•FOR ALL MAJORS--yes, we *love* social scientists of all kinds!
•$12,600
•3.45+ gpa
•graduating Fall 2013 or spring/summer 2014
•with financial need.
•Any citizenship status is fine
Deadline: 3/4/2013

SURF L&S -- gives you $3500
A total of about 45 students will be funded
Eligibility:
•3.0+ gpa
•major within L&S
•project will become a graded senior project next year
•you will graduate Fall 2013 or Spring 2014
•any citizenship status is fine.
•You must have a faculty sponsor to apply.
Deadline 3/11/13

Other great opportunities to be touched on more briefly at the meeting:
2/15/13 -- open until filled
Human Rights Center Student Fellowships
2/21/13
Summer Research Opportunity Program
2/22/13
UCDC Internship in Washington, DC
2/27/13 for the fall semester
Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize ($25,000 to carry out a public service project after graduation)
3/1/13
Center for Race and Gender
3/4/13
Greater Good Science Center Undergraduate Fellowships
4/15/13