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<< Week of January 23 >>

Monday, January 21, 2019

Davis Projects for Peace $10K campus-wide award application deadline: 10k Grant Award Opportunity for Undergrads

Deadline | January 21 |  International House


International House


Projects for Peace is an initiative open to UC Berkeley undergrads to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2019 - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.

We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict......   More >

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Programming gene circuits with genome and transcriptome engineering to combat disease

Seminar | January 22 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Patrick Hsu, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Bioengineering (BioE)


Rapid advances in genome profiling and analysis have illuminated many genomic changes related to human disease. The ability to interrogate the functional roles of such variants in pathogenesis and their potential as therapeutic targets is critical for the development of new medicines. CRISPR tools that systematically reverse-engineer cellular processes through rapid and precise perturbations......   More >


Peter Zhang - Dynamic optimization on networks: designing biodefense supply chain

Seminar | January 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall


Peter Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research


Abstract: Bioattacks, i.e., the intentional release of pathogens or biotoxins against humans to cause serious illness and death, pose a significant threat to public health and safety due to the availability of pathogens worldwide, scale of impact, and short treatment time window. I model the defender’s static antibiotic inventory prepositioning decision and dispensing capacity installation......   More >


Texas Instruments: Hands-on workshop: "Power Your Project"

Information Session | January 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)


Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Attendees will:

1. Assemble (and keep) a Power Starter Kit, including enclosure,
breadboard, power module, and 9V battery.

2. Learn why voltage regulators are needed, how they work, and key concerns when choosing them for their projects.

3. Use TI’s WEBENCH online tool to quickly choose and/or
rapidly design a power supply for your projects.

Food will be provided!...   More >

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Salary Negotiation Workshop

Workshop | January 23 |  McLaughlin Hall


Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership


Master of Engineering students are invited to a Salary Negotiation Workshop led by Holly Schroth. Catered lunch will be provided....   More >


Attendance restricted to current Master of Engineering students.


The Promise of Smart Materials in Earthquake Resistant Design

Lecture | January 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Reginald DesRoches, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering, Rice University

UC Berkeley EERI Student Chapter


Damage from recent earthquakes underscores the importance of developing new approaches and technologies to improve the performance of structures during earthquakes. The presentation will highlight applications of one class of smart materials — shape memory alloys — in improving the performance of structures subjected to earthquake loading....   More >


Capital One Info-Session

Information Session | January 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)


Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


At Capital One, we are much more than a finance company. We are innovating the way people interact with money through the use of cutting edge technology.

Come learn more about what a Day in the Life of a technology associate looks like at Capital One. We will talk about what a software engineer does at Capital One as well as discuss our company culture. Please come with questions!

Note: We......   More >

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Optics-free spatio-genetic imaging with DNA microscopy

Seminar | January 24 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Joshua Weinstein, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Bioengineering (BioE)


Complex cell populations, from the brain to the
adaptive immune system, rely on diverse gene variants, somatic
mutations, and expression patterns for some of their most essential
functions. This genetic heterogeneity not only endows intrinsic
properties to individual cells, but it also often operates at the
level of inter-cellular interactions. Technologies that jointly
resolve both gene......   More >

Friday, January 25, 2019

Plate Mechanical Metamaterials and Their Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall


Prof. Igor Bargatin, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Recently, we introduced the concept of plate mechanical metamaterials—cellular plates with carefully controlled periodic geometry and unique mechanical properties—as well as its initial realization in the form of freestanding corrugated plates made out of an ultrathin film.

We used atomic layer deposition (ALD) and microfabrication techniques to make robust plates out of a single continuous......   More >


Arista Info-Session

Information Session | January 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)


Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


We're a couple of Cal alumni working as software engineers at Arista. In this info-session, we'll talk about the kinds of engineering work we do at Arista, how Arista fits into the tech industry, and what it's like to work at Arista. Food will be provided and resumes will be collected at the end.

About Us:
Arista Networks delivers software-defined networking for large datacenter and......   More >