Week 2 Announcements

Posted on: Jan. 18, 2018


The Biomedical & General Engineering Department sends out a weekly email announcement of items we feel may be of interest to all of our students.  If not interested, please delete.



Week Two Online Announcements

  1.  John Hopkins- Undergraduate Research Opportunities 
  2. HMB Lab – Biomechanics Job Opportunity
  3. Regenerative Medicine Program Info Session – Jan 18
  4. Hannah Forbes Funding- Applications due Jan 26
  5. Winter FE Review Information (see attached)
  6. Career Services: Winter CENG Announcements 
  7. BMES Weekly Announcements
  8. QL+ Student Association Announcements




1.     John Hopkins- Undergraduate Research Opportunities 


Greetings from Johns Hopkins University.

The application deadline for the following REU programs is approaching fast- on February 1, 2018. Please share these paid NSF summer research opportunities with your students so that they will have time to apply.

REU in Nanotechnology for Biology and Engineering- Students majoring in the STEM fields participate in research projects in the exciting and rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and nanotech meet. Students receive hands-on graduate level laboratory research experience and guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors. http://inbt.jhu.edu/education/undergraduate/nanobio-reu/


inbt.jhu.edu - Nanobio REU


Program. 2018 program dates: June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018. 10-weeks of research in a graduate-level laboratory. Professional development seminars on scientific ...


Rosetta Commons REUA Cyberlinked Program in Computational Biomolecular Structure & Design Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta Commons software suite includes algorithms for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures. It has enabled notable scientific advances in computational biology, including de novo protein design, enzyme design, ligand docking, and structure prediction of biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes.

Students learn the inner details of the Rosetta C++ code and community coding environment. Students research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science.


Rosetta Commons Summer Internships | RosettaCommons


Rosetta Commons Summer Internships The Rosetta Commons is pleased to be offering undergraduate student internships for the summer of 2018. The program:





Camille Mathis   Director of Academic Programs   Institute for NanoBioTechnology 

Johns Hopkins University   Croft Hall 100   3400 N. Charles Street   Baltimore, MD 21218

cmathis@jhu.edu   inbt.jhu.edu   Phone: (410) 516-6572   Fax: (410) 516-2355


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2. HMB Lab- Biomechanics Job Opportunity



Cal Poly’s Human Motion Biomechanics Lab (hmblab.calpoly.edu) is looking to hire several undergraduate and/or graduate engineering students to join our interdisciplinary student research team. Funding is available for these positions: students will be paid hourly for their work.


The position should be considered as a serious commitment. Students will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week during the 2018 Spring quarter in order to receive sufficient training and full-time (40 hours per week for 10 weeks) during the 2018 Summer quarter.


There will be a mandatory information session at the HMB Lab in building 52, room D17. Applications will be due at noonon Friday, January 26th. Please see the following website for more information on the information session, work focus areas, and application instructions: http://hmblab.calpoly.edu/student-positions/.

Student Positions - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo





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3. Entry Regenerative Medicine Program Info Session – Jan 18

Regenerative Medicine Program


Offered through MS Degree Specializations in Regenerative Medicine through-

Biomedical Engineering


Biological Sciences

Animal Science


The program is sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

and includes a paid internship ($22,500) in year 2 at a Cell-Therapy Company or

Academic Lab


Info Session on January 18th from 11:10-12pm

in the 38-133 (Math & Science)


regenmed.calpoly.edu for more information




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4. Hannah Forbes Funding- Applications due Jan 26 




Hi all,


We have another round of Hannah Forbes funding.  Applications are due next Friday 1/26 - see attached.  If you have senior thesis students, please encourage them to apply.


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5. Winter FE Review Information 


The Winter 2018 FE/EIT Review Sessions will be held at the end of January and early February. Please see the attached calendar for a tentative schedule of the sessions. We will have sign ups 1/23, 1/24, and 1/25 between 11 AM and 1 PM out front of Kennedy Library. Tickets to the review sessions cost $50 ($25 for members of Chi Epsilon) and include seven professor-lead review sessions and practice material at each session. The sessions are open to all engineering majors


In addition, I've attached a "how to" for signing up for the actual FE exam. This step-by-step guide will hopefully assist you.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me! I look forward to seeing you at the review sessions!


All the Best,


Brandon Friedman

Vice President, Chi Epsilon 
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Student Chapter



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6. Career Services: Winter CENG Announcements 


Hello engineering students!


This winter, take advantage of the many events and workshops offered by Career Services.



  • For all five career fairs listed below, students should login to MustangJOBS (Powered by Handshake) to view the list of participating employers and to narrow down who they want to network with based on major/career interests.

·         Students should dress in professional attire for career fairs.

  • Come to one of the “Preparing for the Career Fair” workshops to help you be successful.

Winter Career Fair: Jobs and Internships

  • Wednesday and Thursday, January 24 & 25, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Rec Center Gyms, Building 43)

·         Don't miss this opportunity to meet with over 150 employers seeking applicants for career, internship, and co-op positions!

·         Interviews: Some employers will conduct interviews at their table in the Rec Center between 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Interviews are by invitation only and participating employers will fill their interview schedules with students they meet during the 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. open forum.

Construction Management Career Fair: Jobs and Internships

  • Wednesday, January 31 – 5:00 to 8:00 pm (Chumash Auditorium, Bldg. 65)
  • Come to this career fair if you are interested in internships or career positions in construction management.


Local Career Fair: Jobs and Internships

  • Thursday, February 8 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Chumash Auditorium, Bldg. 65)
  • If you are interested in internships or full-time career positions with local companies, plan to attend this career fair.


Architecture & Environmental Design Career Fair: Jobs and Internships

  • Thursday, February 15 – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Chumash Auditorium, Bldg. 65)
  • Attend this career fair for structural engineering, construction management, or other positions that may be of interest to CENG students.

Packaging Career Fair: Jobs and Internships

  • Wednesday, February 21 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Chumash Auditorium, Bldg. 65)
  • If you are interested in internships or full-time career positions related to the field of packaging, plan to attend this career fair.



  • Cybersecurity Panel & Networking Event – Tuesday, January 16, 6-8 pm at the ATL (Bldg. 7) – Refreshments will be served! Flyer attached.
  • Special Workshop: Conducting an Effective Interview Presentation by Dr. Christine Hartmann of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Monday, January 29 – 10:10 to 11:00 a.m. at Career Services (124-117). Flyer attached.
  • Internship & Research Panel (no flyer) – Tuesday, January 30, 6:10 to 7:30 p.m. at Poly Canyon Village, Aliso Community Center. Food provided! Come hear from students from all six colleges about their amazing internship and research experiences, how they found their internships, and advice for students seeking experience.

WINTER QUARTER WORKSHOPS  – see attached flyer


Come to our workshops to learn more about career-related topics. The complete list of workshops and events can be found on MustangJOBS (Events tab) and our Google Calendar: http://careerservices.calpoly.edu/explore-services/your-events


Here are some of the workshop titles offered during Winter Quarter:

  • Preparing for the Career Fair
  • Interview with Confidence
  • Writing Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Resume and Career Fair Prep Clinic: Thursday, January 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Career Services, Bldg. 124, Room 117)
    • Career counselors will be available to review your resume and/or answer your career fair questions. Students served on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to have your resume reviewed, we kindly request that you please bring a PRINTOUT of your resume.
    • Negotiating Offers and Salaries
    • Grad School Chat
    • Creating & Enhancing Your LinkedIn Profile
    • “How I Found My First Year Internship” Student Panel (Freshman Internship Series)
    • Navigating Your First-Year Internship Search (Freshman Internship Series)




In addition to the workshops and events noted above, there are many companies coming to campus this quarter to provide networking sessions and conduct interviews with students in our office for internship, co-op, and career positions. View Networking Sessions on our Google Events Calendar or Events tab in MustangJOBS. To apply for On-Campus Interviews, login to MustangJOBS/Handshake to submit your resume for the positions you are interested in. Deadlines are approaching quickly for submitting your resume for on-campus interviews, so submit your resumes soon!



  • If you are interested in changing your major into or within a major in the College of Engineering, it is highly recommended that you attend a change of major workshop.
  • The Engineering Change of Major Workshop (offered three times during Winter quarter; dates below) will include: an overview of each of the 13 undergraduate majors in the College of Engineering, provide additional career exploration resources, summarize change of major requirements by major and will conclude with a question and answer session with the College of Engineering academic adviser and career counselor.

Winter Quarter Dates for Change of Major Into or Within the College of Engineering workshops:

  • Friday, January 19 – 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. (Career Services – Bldg. 124, Room 117)
  • Friday, February 9 – 1:10 to 2:30 p.m. (Career Services - Bldg. 124, Room 117)
  • Wednesday, February 28 – 3:10 to 4:30 p.m. (Career Services – Bldg. 124, Room 117)

Need to be seen ASAP? Come to GENERAL DROP-IN!

  • Monday thru Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.mat Career Services (Bldg. 124, Room 224) – 15 minutes maximum
  • No pre-scheduling necessary—students seen on first-come, first-served basis for any of your career-related needs!
  • If you need to be seen for more than 15 minutes, please schedule an appointment thru MustangJOBS or by calling 805.756.2501

How to see Tammy Martin, Career Counselor/Specialist for the College of Engineering

  • Schedule an appointment via MustangJOBS/Handshake or by calling the Career Services front office at 805.756.2501, ext. 1.
  • Come to my drop-in hours:
    • Wednesdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (excluding job fair days and quarter breaks) at Career Services (Bldg. 124). Please note: There is no CENG Drop-in on Wednesday, January 24th due to the Winter Career Fair.

Drop-in is great for resume or cover letter review or short discussions (10-15 minutes or less) on career related topics.

I hope you have a terrific Winter Quarter, and I hope to see you soon!


Tammy Martin

Career Counselor, College of Engineering Specialist| Career Services




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7. BMES Weekly Announcements



Following are the announcements from BMES for this week!


1. General Meeting: Writing Effective Resumes
2. BMES T-Shirts
3. Biotechnology and Biomedical Career Fair
4. BMES Committee Meeting(s)

General Meeting: Writing Effective Resumes
Thursday, January 18th
11 AM - 12 PM, Bonderson 104

This week Tammy Martin from Career Services will be coming to give us some helpful tips on resumes! Pizza will be provided. Please bring 2-3 copies of your resume if you'd like to participate in an activity during the meeting!

BMES T-Shirts
Feel free to contact Morgan (morgan.jawitz@gmail.com) about buying a BMES T-shirt, if you're interested. Shirts will be available for those that pre-ordered to pick up at the meeting this week! Also, there will be additional shirts for purchase.


Biotechnology and Biomedical Career Fair
Monday, January 22nd
Chumash Auditorium

10:30 - 11:30 AM, Professional Panel with Genentech, Hardy Diagnostics, Cepheid, and Promega Employees

12 - 4 PM, Open Career Fair for all students with all companies

Please sign up to volunteer at the Biotechnology and Biomedical Career Fair here!

BMES Committee Meeting(s)
Thursday, January 18th
6 - 7 PM, Library Fishbowl 216R

Interested in getting more involved in BMES? Joining a committee is a great way to do so! Fundraising, Membership, and Social Committees will all meet at the designated time.





Gabriella Graham

Biomedical Engineering Society, Secretary

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate

California Polytechnic State University, SLO

calpolybmes@gmail.com | 702-672-1729

*Add us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2213950794/
*BMES club website:  http://calpolybmes.wix.com/bmes



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8. QL+ Student Association Weekly Announcements


Quality of Life Plus Student Association 


QL+ SA is a multidisciplinary student run association dedicated to improving the lives of those in need. We run a variety of developmental workshops and projects throughout the year to support engineering students. This quarter, we’ll be hosting a quarterly design project, as well as a few workshops and socials. 


Our general meetings are every Tuesday from 6-7PM in our lab in building 192. 




Edwards Lifesciences Info Session


Edwards Lifesciences will be attending our 1/23/18 meeting to give an info session! Please arrive on time for this event (6PM). This will be hosted in the QL+ Lab in building 192. 



This Quarter


We have applications opening for a team building a Filament Reclaimer for our 3D printers. If you would like to hear more about this project, or want an application for the team please email the address below. We are also planning a multi meeting Arduino workshop beginning 1/30! This will go over everything you need to know to program and build basic Arduino projects. If you’re interested please email us to sign up!. 



If you have any questions or would like to subscribe to our emailing list please contact us at cpqlplusops@gmail.com



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