Monday, October 19, 2015

U.S. Department of State 2016 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the U.S. Department of State 2016 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in fourteen critical foreign languages.

The application is now live and available online at: http://www.clscholarship.org

Applications will be due November 23, 2015 by 7:59 pm EST.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website:http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants.

CLS Website: http://www.clscholarship.org

For questions or feedback on the application, please contact the CLS campus representative Alicia Hayes at ourscholarships.berkeley.edu.

The Student Technology Fund (STF) Project Proposal

The Student Technology Fund (STF) project proposal submission process is now open for fast track projects with a cap of $5000 per project.

Eligibility:
Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fund Committee. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, ASUC/GA, academic department, or other functional unit.

How to apply:
Before submitting a proposal, please review the Proposal and Funding Guidelines located at http://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply/how-apply

Instructions and link to the online project proposal form are also available here.

Deadline:
October 23, 2015: Online proposals due for the Fall 2015 Fast Track review process

The complete calendar for 2015 and future terms can be found here: http://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply/deadlines

If you have any questions about the STF project proposal submission process, please email techfund@berkeley.edu

IURD Lunch Speaker Series


CEE Career Fair: Your Connection to Jobs and Internships!

Don't miss the annual career fair tailored specifically to students interested in civil and environmental engineering careers! Employers at the fair are interested in meeting with undergraduate and graduate students at this event.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union, 3rd Floor*

ASUC Student Union Facilities Specialist position

Attention all students interested in city planning, architecture, construction, business, etc, or the lower sproul development center. The Facilities, Maintenance, and Operations (FMO) team of the ASUC Student Union is looking for 1-2 Facilities Specialists work-study* students.

The Facilities Team provides operational support and planning assistance to numerous spaces on campus, including the newly-renovated MLK Student Union and rebuilt Eshleman Hall. The Facilities Specialists will support 3 career staff with project management, planning, and evaluation of these spaces while getting a firsthand look at the full reopening of Lower Sproul after more than 5 years of planning and construction.

Pay is $12.50 commensurate with experience, with opportunity for raises.
*Work-study students preferred but we can work around it if necessary.

We would like to hire at least 1 student employee in the next week or two so apply ASAP!

Please send any questions/applications (resume/brief cover letter) to jameswork@berkeley.edu
For Questions please contact James Work jameswork@berkeley.edu
Full job description can be found here: www.tinyurl.com/facilitiesspecialist

3rd Earth Architecture Competition






3rd Earth Architecture Competition

Deadline: October 30, 2015

Nka Foundation is issuing a challenge to designers, architects and builders to use their creativity to come up with innovative designs for modest, affordable houses that can be built locally to replace the rural mud house type. The challenge is to design a mud house type of about 2400 sq feet that sleeps 8 to 10 persons to be built on a plot size of 80 x 100 feet. The construction site will be Abetenim Arts Village, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The building should be designed for use by either musicians, theatre artists, potters, sculptors, painters, textile artists, designers, writers, or media arts practitioners. Total costs of constructing the design entry must not exceed $7,000 (USD) for materials and labor; land value is excluded from this price point.

COMPETITION PRIZES: 1st: $ 1.500; 2nd: $ 1.000; 3rd: $ 500.

REGISTRATION: https://eventbrite.com/event/16829232688

SEE MORE:
http://nkaprojects.boards.net/thread/34/designing-arts-2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

ROADMAP




This summer, for our TV series, Roadtrip Nation is partnering with AT&T through their signature education initiative AT&T Aspire to send three young women on a life-changing road trip across the U.S. to talk to the people who are shaping the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). It’s your chance to have basically the best four weeks of your life as you drive coast to coast in our bright-green RV asking people who are doing awesome stuff for a living the questions you really want answered: How did you know what you wanted to do? Did you ever feel nervous or scared? What were you doing when you were my age?

Essential Details

Women ages 18 to 24 who are interested in STEM can apply.
Must be available for four weeks in June/July 2016.
This is for a TV show, so you’ll be filmed and the footage may be shared on public television.
The chosen road-trippers help plan the trip, researching and booking interviews alongside Roadtrip Nation.
All expenses are paid by us, plus a daily stipend for food.
All questions are required unless otherwise stated.
Questions? Check out our FAQ page.

To apply, fill out your contact info and answer a few questions by1/25/2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


Fall 2015 Grants for Student Research

The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $200 to $1500 for graduate students for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender. Topics should be consonant with CRG’s mandate to support critical research on race, gender, and their intersections in a wide variety of social, cultural, and institutional contexts, especially on the Berkeley campus and its neighboring communities, but also in California, the nation, or the world. Proposals that address both race and gender will are strongly preferred, and proposals that do not address race at all will be de-prioritized. Projects may be oriented toward academic research or may approach race and gender issues from the perspectives of the media, fine arts, and performing arts. 
For more information

Saturja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology- Work Study

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (formerly known as CET) is looking for a work-study eligible student office assistant. The person in this position will be exposed to the latest technology trends, top industry leaders and entrepreneurial students in our programs. The student should have an interest in the activities of our Center, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Salary:
$15 per hour (for up to 20 hours per week)

Required Skills:
Skills required include advanced knowledge of Wordpress. Familiarity with the Adobe design suite, Google tools (calendar, drive, sheets, etc.) and social media is also required. Key traits include excellent written and verbal communication skills, friendly and positive manner, highly organized and driven professional, with the ability to do quick turn editing of text for web posts.

Main Duties:
Assist with event setup and logistics for major Center events such as Collider launches, Entrepreneurship bootcamps, etc. This also position includes assisting the Founding Director and Chief Scientist, Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu and key staff at the Center.

Institute Of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.

Application Details: 
Applicants must submit a one-page research proposal and unofficial transcript. A letter of recommendation from a GSI or faculty member must be emailed directly to iis.grants@berkeley.edu. Further application details can be found on the IIS website: http://iis.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities/undergraduate-merit-scholarship.

Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. (Note: concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.)

Award Amount: Merit scholarships will be up to $2000 each.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 16, 2015.

Sheltering Those In Need: Architects Confront Homelessness.

All CED students are eligible to compete if teamed up with an Architecture undergrad. See the website http://www.berkeleyprize.org/ for more information.

The competition is now open. Stage One entries are due by Nov 1.

The Berkeley Prize is now open. Undergraduates in urban studies and in landscape architecture are also eligible to compete if teamed up with an architecture undergraduate.

For more information, contact Professor Lifchez, LIFCHEZ@BERKELEY.EDU