Opportunities for Students
From Undergraduate Engineering Handbook
ThinkChicago Lollapalooza Aug 1-4
100 university students from across the country will be invited to take a tour of Chicago’s fast growing tech scene and attend the 3-day Lollapalooza music festival. Each admitted student to will receive a ticket to Lollapalooza as well as the opportunity to attend company career fairs, interview with local companies, and participate in panels featuring Mayor Emanuel, business leaders, and Chicago-based technologists. Apply by May 31st at the ThinkChicago site
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Other REU Possibilities from Every SoE Department
Amazing research goes on within Stanford’s School of Engineering and you can be a part of it. Through the REU program, undergraduates have a unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge research guided by Stanford faculty. Professors are excited to work with bright, enthusiastic undergraduates. If you are interested, look below to learn more:
Who Should Apply for REU?
If you are a Stanford undergraduate interested in engineering research, you should consider applying. Each engineering department has its own requirements for applicants; visit the links in the How to Apply section for more information.
How to Apply
The application process is department-specific, so pick one (or several!) departments that interest you and visit the department's website to learn more. Most departments open up applications for summer research in mid-winter or early spring quarter. Not all majors are listed below. If you want to work with one of your professors in an area not listed, talk to them directly about opportunities.
Here are the departments that have offered REU in the past. Some provide a webpage and application, in others a person within the department to contact about possible research opportunities:
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Contact the AA professor you would like to work with. For help, you may contact Patrick Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit BioE REU site and contact Teri Hankes email@example.com. Applications are due by Fri, Feb 8, 2013.
The deadline is 4pm on March 4; REU details on the CHE REU page. Contact Pamela Dixon firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof Andrew Spakowitz, email@example.com
Civil and Environmental Engineering
This year's application for summer research is due by 5pm on Friday, Feb 22, 2013, and will be posted here:
For summer research, apply to CURIS (http://curis.stanford.edu/) by 5pm on Friday, Feb 15, 2013.
For summer research, apply to the REU Summer Program (http://ee.stanford.edu/reu.php)
Applications are now open. Contacts are Meo Kittiwanich or Olav Solgaard.
Management Science & Engineering
Contact Lori Cottle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Materials Science and Engineering:
This year's application for summer research has not opened yet. Last year's application (http://mse.stanford.edu/current/vpue.html) was due on March 15th
For summer research, consider SURI (http://me.stanford.edu/current_students/ug_research.html)
There is no application; students should contact affiliated ME faculty directly by the end of May to secure a position for the summer.
I've never had any research experience before. Is the REU program really a possibility?
Everyone starting research has that question, so do not be deterred. Around 200 students are part of the program each summer. If you are eager and ready to learn you will almost certainly succeed. Be persistent.
I missed the deadline for applying to my department's summer research program. Can I still get involved in research?
Try contacting a particular professor in the department that you would like to work with, and ask if he or she still has openings for undergraduates. Realize, however, that the number of positions in limited.
What is the stipend?
For the most part, a summer research program will provide a full-time stipend of up to $6000 for the 10-week summer session.
Pay for ECON Research Participation
Interested in participating in economics research studies? The Stanford Economics Research Laboratory (SERL) is recruiting participants for ongoing studies in economic decision making and behavior.No skills are required, and we are located centrally in the Landau Economics Building on the Stanford campus. All participants are paid. Studies are conducted year round, and can be as short as 30 minutes. To participate, please visit our website: http://econ-lab.stanford.edu. Signing up takes less than two minutes. Also, please feel free to pass this message on to friends, classmates, or housemates who are Stanford students, faculty, or staff.
Tutor for Athletes
The Academic Athletic Resource Center (AARC) provides drop-in tutoring hours, as well as course-specific group tutorial sessions, for Stanford student-athletes. We’re seeking graduate students or advanced undergraduates to fill tutoring positions in CME 102, Engr 14, and Engr 30. The typical time commitment is two evening hours per week; the pay is competitive. For information on how to apply, contact Lindsay Shaffer at <Shaffer4@stanford.edu> in the UAR.
China Summer Internships
Would you like to spend the summer in China? Both declared undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to gain work experience interning at a company in China. Find out more at the China Internship website.
Scholarship for UGs in Semiconductor/Nano Fields
Critical Systems is now offering the Breakthrough Technologies Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to 3rd or 4th year engineering/science students pursuing a career in Semiconductor and related specialty areas such as Nanotechnology, MEMS, Solar PV, Thin Film, or other advanced technologies. There are currently 2 scholarships being awarded annually – one Summer Award, and one Winter Award. The purpose is to help those students to meet the financial requirements as they pursue their degree, over and above any financial aid or other scholarships that they may receive.
Find more at the CSE Scholarship website
Engineers in the Arts Scholarship
Sponsored by the School of Engineering to encourage engineering students to continue their music studies while at Stanford. To be considered, applicants must be officially declared in the School of Engineering (graduate or undergraduate programs). The fund is for private music lessons and the applicant must be in financial need.
Haas Center Public Service Fellowships
For public service opportunities, visit the Haas Center's Fellowships Database: http://bit.ly/uUXMuG
For more information, go to the Haas Center website.
Haas Center Undergraduate Summer Fellowships
Offering over 100 fellowships which provide nine-week-long public service experiences in the U.S. and abroad. http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/haas/fellowships
Contact: Jeff Hawthorne at email@example.com
Stanford in Government (SIG) Summer Fellowships
SIG is a non-partisan student group, dedicated to promoting political awareness and connecting students with opportunities in public service. SIG offers 40 paid fellowships annually and this year is launching a stipend program to support students with self-identified public service internships.
Events & Courses of Interest to UG Engineering Majors
Energy Seminars for Spring Quarter
Please check the Energy Seminar website periodically for changes.
Request Funding for School of Engineering Activities
Student Group Funding
Starting this Fall Quarter, there is a new process for School of Engineering Requests for Funding: The SoE will now be combining forces with VPUE to review student requests, so the form and deadlines are slightly different than what you have used in the past. To file your request, go to https://ssfd.stanford.edu/ and follow the instructions. Note that the new deadlines are
Oct 14, 2012
Jan 14, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
If you have any questions, send them to the Contact link at the bottom of the SSFD Instruction page.
Grants will not exceed $5,000; proposals are accepted and reviewed quarterly.
Tutoring for Engineering Courses
Tutoring for Engineering Classes from CTL or TBP:
If you need help finding tutoring for an engineering course, please use this link for Center for Teaching and Learning tutoring services:
OR attend Tau Beta Pi Honor Society Engineering Help Hours every Tuesday from 8-10PM in 305 Huang Engineering Center. Members are there to answer questions about engineering or help with the weekly problem set. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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How to Explore Engineering by Topic
Frshman and Sophomore IntroSems are designed to explore a topic that often isn't otherwise part of the curriculum for a particular major, and do it with a faculty instructor in a small-class setting. To get a further hint of the emphasis of the class, check the offering department in column two. See page 3-4 of the 2011-12 UGHB for a list of this year's offerings.
Engineering Fundamentals by Topic:
BioE and/or ChemE:
ENGR 20. (S, 3 units) Overview of chemical engineering through discussion and engineering analysis of physical and chemical processes.
ENGR 25B. Biotechnology (S, 3 Units) Biology and chemistry fundamentals
ENGR 50M. Intro to Materials Science, Biomaterials Emphasis (W, 4 units) relationship between atomic structure and macroscopic properties of man-made and natural materials; mechanical and thermodynamic behavior of surgical implants
ENGR 80. Intro to Bioengineering (S, 4 units) Overview of bioengineering focused on engineering analysis and design of biological systems
ENGR 90. Environmental Science and Technology (A, 3 units) Introduction to environmental quality and technology of understanding environmental issues
ENGR 60. Engineering Economy (A, Sum 2012 is last offering; 3 Units) Fundamentals of economic analysis
ENGR 62. Intro to Optimization (A, S, 4 Units) Formulation and analysis of linear optimization problems
ENGR 40. Introductory Electonics (A, S; 5 units) Overview of electronic circuits & applications.
ENGR 40N. Engineering Wireless Networks (S, 5 units) A hands-on introduction to the design and implementation of modern wireless networks.
ENGR 40P. Physics of Electrical Engineering (W, 5 units) How everything from electrostatics to quantum mechanics is used in common high-technology products
ENGR 25E. Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use (W, 3 units) An introduction and overview to the challenges and opportunities of energy supply and consumption.
ENGR 50E. Introduction to Materials Science - Energy Emphasis (A, 4 units)
Materials structure, bonding and atomic arrangements leading to their properties and applications
ENGR 50. Intro to Materials Science, Nanotechnology Emphasis (S, 4 units) The structure, bonding, & atomic arrangements in materials leading to their properties & applications.
ENGR 14. Introduction to Solid Mechanics (A, W, S; 4 units) Introduction to engineering analysis using the principles of engineering solid mechanics.
ENGR 15. Dynamics (A, W; 4 units) The application of Newton's Laws to solve static and dynamic problems, particle and rigid body dynamics, freebody diagrams, and writing equations of motion.
ENGR 30. Engineering Thermodynamics (A, W, Sum; 3 units) The basic principles of thermodynamics
ENGR 70A (same as CS 106A). Programming Methodology (A,W,S,Sum; 5 units) Introduction to the engineering of computer applications
ENGR 70B (same as CS 106B). Programming Abstractions (A,W,S,Sum; 5 units) Abstraction and its relation to programming. Uses the programming language C++
ENGR 70X (same as CS 106X). Programming Abstractions Accelerated (A, 5 units) Intensive version of 106B
ENGR 10. Intro to Engineering Analysis (A, Sum; 4 units) Integrated approach to the fundamental scientific principles that are the cornerstones of engineering analysis
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