Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Student Technology Fund

The Student Technology Fund (STF) proposal submission process is now open for large-scale projects. The deadline to submit project abstracts is January 8, 2018.

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.

This fee, assessed at $51 per semester for seven years, provides funding to negotiate with commercial software vendors on behalf of students to secure volume licensing of software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Matlab, and most recently, Lynda.com.  It also provides funding to support additional student technology services and initiatives.  Fee funds are prohibited from subsidizing core information technology infrastructure.
Funding categories include:
  • Applications and Software Development
  • Commercial Software Licensing
  • Hardware and Technology Equipment Acquisition
  • Investigative and Planning Projects
  • Technology Events
  • Training, Support, and Access to Technology Programs
Before submitting a proposal, please review the Student Tech Fund Guidelines, proposal form, and reference materials located at http://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply

Proposal abstracts for the annual Large Scale project review process are due January 8, 2018.  The complete calendar for 2017-18 can be found at http://techfund.berkeley.edu/apply/deadlines

Abstracts are due January 8, 2018.  In February, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, which will be due March 9, 2018.  Proposals will be reviewed by the Student Technology Fund Committee (STFC) in March-April, with the intent of making decisions in the month of May and allocating funds in June.
More information about the Student Tech Fund is available at http://techfund.berkeley.edu.
If you have any questions about the STF project proposal submission process, please email techfund@berkeley.edu.

MIT Summer Research Program

Amazing | Unforgettable | Enlightening | Life-Changing

APPLY @ msrp.mit.edu! DUE: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
  • Conduct research in state of the art facilities
  • Receive supervision from MIT faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students
  • Attend weekly academic and professional development seminars
  • Participate in numerous community activities at MIT and in the Boston/Cambridge area
  • MIT provides a weekly stipend, roundtrip travel, and on-campus housing
  • Currently enrolled college Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
  • Attend a US home institution (or its territories)
  • 3.5 GPA (Based on 4.0 scale)
  • Have genuine interest in research and obtaining PhD
  • African American, Latino, Native American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, first-generation students, and students from low socio-economic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
DATES:  June 10 - August 11, 2018
MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP General) 2017 Highlight Video
Learn more about the experience of our MSRP 2017 Research Interns!
MIT faculty, departments and research groupsparticipate in MSRP based on the admitted applicants’ areas of interest.
@ MIT and beyond via Pathways of Science database

Transfer Student Success Workshops

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John Gardner Fellowship (Deadline: February 8)

Pursue your dream career in public service!

The John Gardner Fellowship selects six Fellows from among the graduating classes at UC Berkeley and Stanford University and provides each a $32,000 stipend to work in the governmental or nonprofit organization that most closely fits their public sector interests.
Apply Today
Past fellows have been placed at the Department of State, the Council of Economic Advisers, and the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center. Fellows are matched with a senior-level mentor during their 10-month fellowship. The goal of the John Gardner Fellowship is to encourage UC Berkeley’s and Stanford’s best students to pursue a career in public service.

Interested in applying to the John Gardner Fellowship? 

Join us for an information session!

January 29th
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Moses Hall, 201

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 8th

The application consists of both the applicant form and the recommender form.

If you have questions, please email Terri Bimes at csr@berkeley.edu

Sage Corps Internship Opportunity (Deadline Soon!)

Imagine working at a startup in a foreign city you’ve never been to before. Imagine working on projects that matter. Imagine having a direct impact on the growth of a scaling business.

Imagine building a global professional network by meeting the biggest startup players and business leaders in your program city.

Imagine making lifelong friends and planning weekend adventures to new sites and cities.

Sounds pretty cool, right?

Don’t just imagine it. Experience it.

Plus, all candidates who are accepted into our program and enroll by our new extended deadline December 22nd will receive $300 off of program costs! Students who commit to the program by this date will be the first students the Sage Corps team will match with startups and the first to receive their internship assignments.

High fives,
Taylor Modrowski
Community Manager
Sage Corps

Tokyo Tech Summer Program

Warm greetings from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)!

We are now pleased to share with you the official call for applications for the Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2018 and invite students
from your university.

  • Program Dates: June 5 - August 10, 2018  (10 weeks)
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students who have completed their second year by the time of participation and Graduate students in science and engineering-related fields
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Program outline: Participants conduct individual research projects under the supervision of Tokyo Tech faculty members and enroll in a Japan Studies course developed specifically for the Summer Program.

For the program and application details, please refer to the attached leaflet and the program website.

Should you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time.

The Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovation Program

The Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovation Program:
The Fung Fellowship is a unique opportunity for rising juniors to participate in an interdisciplinary fellowship experience at the intersection of public health, design, and digital technology. Students from ALL majors work in teams to create innovative health and wellness solutions to address real-world challenges alongside our community and industry partners. Fung Fellows utilize the iterative human-centered design process, public health principles, and emerging technology, such as VR, AI, machine learning, and block chain.

As a Fung Fellow you will:
  • Explore the Health + Tech space
  • Experience the design process from prototype to product
  • Embed in communities to co-create with them
  • Establish yourself as a young leader in an emerging field

Selected Fung Fellows attend a 3-unit course each semester, are supported in a summer internship, and have the opportunity to apply to a second year honors program.

Required Qualifications:
  • Registered student at UC Berkeley
  • Rising Junior with a passion for health, wellness, social impact, design, and/or technology

How to Apply:
  1. Learn more about the program at: https://fungfellows.berkeley.edu/
  2. Please apply by completing this online application form.
  3. Deadline to apply: February 1st, 2018 5:00pm PST. We will begin interviewing candidates on a rolling basis.

Leading Groups & Teams UGBA157-001 (Upper Division Course)

Groups & Teams
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UGBA157-001, M&W 11:00-12:30pm, iLab Units ProfDrBrandi PearceLeading With & Through Others
Have you ever been on a team and thought to yourself, there has to be a better wayOften, we perceive difficult team dynamics as a byproduct of challenging personalities, institutional structures, or policies outside of our control.  The astute leader, however, recognizes that supporting teams in working together effectively, like any other leadership skill, is a capability that can be developed and honed.
By the end of this course, students will develop a team leadership toolkit to support them in:
  • successfully launching a team and supporting it throughout the team life-cycle
  • composing and structuring teams
  • diagnosing critical team dynamics
  • “coaching” teams through conflicts and challenges
  • facilitating team meetings to enhance better collective outcomes
  • encouraging teams to recognize and flip misattributions, bias, and stereotypes
  • honing the leadership capabilities needed to cultivate team climate for creativity & innovation
The primary objective is for students to feel more confident and capable participating as a member of a team as well as more prepared to support the teams they lead. The course will feature short lectures, guest speakers, experiential team-based exercises, and a team project. 
What other students have to say:
  • With full-time work, just around the corner for me, I’ve been trying to do a holistic reflection of my experience to develop a better understanding of the people, classes, and challenges that have shaped who I have become. Upon this reflection, this course definitely stood out as one of my most memorable classes.  There are countless lessons from the class I will take with me. 
  • I really enjoyed being a part of this class, and truly believe that this is one of the best courses that I have taken at UC Berkeley. I learned so much about myself as a leader within teams, along with discovering ways to leverage everyone else's skills as well.
  • The course itself is engaging, educational, and applicable to all parts of life - everything from personal relationships to professional teams. The instructor is caring, genuine, personable, and ENTHUSIASTIC about the work. She gets us out of our comfort zone and out of our seats, giving us a personal stake in the course and coursework.
Brandi Pearce, PhDis a lecturer and the Faculty Director of Teams@Haas.  Prior to earning her doctorate, she worked in the Silicon Valley leading alliance teams for Oracle Corporation, one of the world's most innovative global organizations in the management of strategic alliances.  Brandi deeply values the intersection between evidence-based management and organizational practice which is at the core of the experiential design of this course and is what she enjoys most about teaching.  It is her hope that students will leave Haas feeling inspired and confident about their potential to lead teams and create value for their future organizations.  Colleagues and students describe Pearce as “collaborative and approachable” as well as “curious and passionate.”  She aims to be a student always and admires those who can lead with and through others. 
"Focus on developing soft skills. The next generation of workers cannot ignore developing soft business skills, such as the ability to give and receive feedback, work collaboratively, use emotional intelligence, manage time, and be resourceful. 
It’s these self-developed skills that will catapult you into leadership positions." ~Forbes, 2017
Hope to See You in the Spring