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AWE Newsletter: Week of 2/2


We have a lot of events this week and 3 BIG updates that come with the new semester. 
 

1. Get more involved with AWE by joining the Committee!

Committee members work on high impact projects with our AWEfficer board, and many end up becoming AWEfficers. Previous work done by Committee members range from hosting events like the Perler Bead Social and Intern Panel to starting our Instagram page. More info below and apply here!
 

2. Join the #donut_be_lonely channel on Slack.

Want to meet more AWE members? Every week, the #donut_be_lonely channel matches you with a new person to have a one-on-one with. It's a great way to make a new friend. 
 

3. Meet our new AWEfficer team.

President: Cara Wolfe
Internal VP: Amber Xie
External VP: Katherine Shu
Senior Advisors: Imaani Choudhuri, Michelle Mao
Activities Coordinators: Eileen Liu, Erica Wo
Industrial Relations: Enya Xing, Jennifer Yang
Mentorship Coordinators: Catherine Bumagat, Trevina Tan
Operations: Catherine Hwu
Publicists: Emily Mistica, Grace Lin
Technical Coordinators: Anna Chang, Rachel Gregory






 

 

These are the officers working tirelessly to make AWE what it is! Feel free to contact any of us directly via Slack or through our feedback form
 
Overview

Upcoming Events

 2/3  | Paths to Apple: AI & ML Panel
 2/5  | Breaktime with Intel
 2/5  | Mentorship Kickoff
 2/6  | Committee Infosession
 2/7 | Breaktime with C3.ai

AWEfficer Hours

Come to our office (Cory 286) to meet / learn from / chill with AWEfficers. We're looking forward to talking with you!
 
 2/4 2-3:30  | Michelle & Jennifer
 2/5 2-3  | Cara & Immani
 2/6 11-12  |  Amber & Grace

Opportunities

ON CAMPUS: Fung Fellowship (health x tech program), talk with Vincent Vanhoucke (Director of Robotics at Google)
INDUSTRY: Google Hash Code 2020 (annual coding competition), BlackRock's Find Your Future Forum (learn about internship recruiting & BlackRock)
INTERNSHIP OPENINGS: Full stack engineer at Prelude (all-female technical team), Backend engineer at besora (use AI to create solutions to climate change), full stack engineer at Aila Health (use ML to identify autoimmune diseases)
OTHER: Rewriting the Code (national community of female college students in CS)

Upcoming Events

Paths to Apple: AI and ML Panel
 
     Monday, February 3 @ 6:30-7:30pm
     Sibley Auditorium (in Bechtel Engineering Center)

Apple is coming to campus to host a panel of engineers representing various AI and ML groups. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP here! Please submit any questions for the panelists before the event to ucberkeley@apple.com with the subject line “AI/ML Panel Q&A Submission”.
 
RSVP and Share!
Breaktime with Intel
 
     Wednesday, February 5 @ 11:30-12:30pm
     630 Sutardja Dai Hall

Join Intel team members for a casual lunch and Q&A. Find out about 2020 Intern and Fulltime Job opportunities and what characteristics Intel looks for. Feel free to bring your resume!

If you can’t attend, feel free to apply here: INTEL Talent Form

Scheduled to attend:
Jeff Dunn, Campus Relations Manager, Cal Alum
Arun Jangity, Programmable Solutions Group, Cal Alum
Winston Yung, Memory Group
Rachel Tan, Fab Sort Manufacturing Group, Cal Alum
Anthony Amour, Logic Technology Development Group, Cal Alum
Rakesh Jeyasingh, Memory Group
Bunmi Ekundare, Intern Program Manager

 
RSVP and Share!
Mentorship Kickoff
 
     Wednesday, February 5 @ 7:00-8:00pm
     Soda 310

Join us for a semesterly kickoff of our Mentorship Program! This is a night where mentors and mentee pairings will be revealed and have dinner together. 

 
RSVP and Share!
Committee Infosession
 
    Thursday, February 6 @ 6:30-7:30pm
     Soda 405

Interested in being more involved with AWE? Come learn what role each AWEfficer fills and how you can contribute by joining our committee! Many current AWEfficers have previously been committee members and will also talk about their personal experiences. We will go over the high-impact projects committee members can work on and the structure of the program. Come with questions!

Note: Applications will be due Saturday 2/8 11:59PM.
 
RSVP and Share!
Breaktime with C3.ai
 
     Friday, February 7 @ 12:30-1:30pm
     Cory 400

C3.ai is a leading enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation. The comprehensive and proven C3 AI Suite uses a model-driven abstraction layer to enable organizations to develop, deploy, and operate enterprise scale AI applications 40x to 100x faster than alternative approaches. Visit www.c3.ai for more information. C3.ai was named by GlassDoor as “Best Place To Work” with the “Top CEO.” They are hiring full-time software engineers, data scientists, and summer interns. Come learn more about the meaningful work C3.ai is doing with AI and how you can be a part of the excitement!
 
RSVP and Share!
On-Campus Opportunities

Fung Fellowship

The Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.

What is the Fung Fellowship?

The Fung Fellowship is a unique opportunity for rising juniors 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. 

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 (current Sophomore standing) with a passion for health, wellness, social impact, design, and/or technology 

How to Apply: 

  1. Learn more about the program at: fungfellows.berkeley.edu.

  2. Please apply by completing the application here: https://tinyurl.com/ffapp20 

  3. Deadline to apply: February 21st, 2020 11:59pm PST.  

Questions? Please reach out to fungfellowship@berkeley.edu.

2/5 CITRIS Research Exchange: Vincent Vanhoucke

Vincent Vanhoucke, principal scientist and director of Robotics at Google, will present "Closing the Perception-Actuation Loop using Machine Learning: New Perspectives and Strategies". Sign up here.

More about CITRIS Research Exchange:
Free and open to the public, the CITRIS Research Exchange offers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. Each hour-long seminar is on Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Lunch included with registration (first-come-first-serve basis). See the full schedule here.

Industry Opportunities

Google Hash Code 2020

Get a glimpse into software engineering at Google during Hash Code, a team programming competition that tasks developers with solving a Google engineering problem. In past years, teams have tackled challenges like optimizing video streaming on YouTube and scheduling rides for self-driving cars.

Hash Code 2020 will take place over 2 rounds:

  • an Online Qualification Round on February 20 from 9:30am to 1:30pm (PST)

  • a Final Round for top teams at Google Ireland on April 25

BlackRock's Find Your Future Forum

Want to learn how to sell yourself on your resume? Not sure how to prepare for an interview? BlackRock is hosting an educational 1-day program for college sophomores that will introduce students to BlackRock’s mission, principles, and opportunities. Join us at this event to learn more about BlackRock and our recruitment process!

Where: San Francisco BlackRock office 
When: April 17
Application Deadline: Monday, March 2nd @ 8:00am EST
 
Eligibility Requirements:
We are seeking talented sophomores with strong academic credentials across any major or discipline. Applicants should self-identify as female, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American, LGBTQ+ and/or disabled, and have an expected graduation date between September 2021 and June 2022. Prior internship experience is not necessary, to be considered.

CLICK HERE to learn more and apply!

Internship Opportunities

Full-stack Engineer Intern at Prelude

Prelude is a process management system - combining budgeting, task management, and collaboration with a powerful workflow engine. Prelude automates the routine, so planners can focus on what they do best: craft unique experiences.

We have built an all-female technical team and are looking for an ambitious engineering intern to join us during a very exciting chapter of growth and product development. As an early engineer you will play a crucial role in the development of the product. Prelude is currently built on a no-code platform (Bubble) and you will have an opportunity to take the prototype and refactor it in code.

What we are looking for:

  • Full-stack engineer, ideally with experience working with modern web technologies (React / VueJS, etc.)
  • Experience building database-driven web applications
  • Intrinsically motivated and tenacious
  • Self-starter who LOVES to solve problems with automation and technology
  • Industry experience is a plus but not required so long as you are eager to grow

To Apply:
Please email Adriana (CEO and founder) at adriana@tryprelude.com and we can schedule a call or time to meet in person. Can’t wait to chat! To learn more about Prelude and this opportunity, visit this link.

Backend Software Engineer Intern at besora

besora is looking for a Backend Software Engineer Intern that has some experience with computer science or has taken relevant courses at EECS (CS8, CS9G, 9H, CS61B, etc) or other similar programs. If you are interested in getting hands-on experience building AI to help combat climate change, join us! If interested, please send your resume or an email of interest to amaanihamid@berkeley.edu.

More details:

  • Spring 2020 semester; 4-6 hours/week (if you can do more, great!) 
  • Design and create API services and system architecture for the product
  • Proficient in Java/Python 
  • Familiarity of web server technologies such as NGINX, Apache 
  • Interest in sustainability, climate change, data analysis, machine learning models, AI 
  • Experience in building machine learning models (nice to have but not required) 

About besora:
besora is a knowledge platform that helps solve the information gap within the climate space by aggregating solutions as they emerge. besora operates on three key principles: aggregate, validate, and communicate. By aggregating publically available climate 'solutions,' validating them through a team of experts, and communicating them to relevant users, we hope to improve the information architecture of climate change information and data, globally. 

Full-stack Developer Intern at Aila Health

We are an early stage precision medicine start-up seeking to fundamentally change the way autoimmune diseases are diagnosed and managed.

There are currently 25 million Americans living with an autoimmune disease, but don't know it yet. That's because there is no easy way to diagnose these illnesses and patients keep suffering unnecessarily. What's more is that many treatments don't work for patients even when they are diagnosed. We are looking to leverage each individual patient's personal data and lifestyle information to help them manage their condition properly and identify potential autoimmune conditions they might have based on our proprietary machine learning algorithm.

If you are interested in changing the healthcare system and having an impact on millions of patient lives and their families, please reach out - email rory@ailahealth.com.

Our ideal first full stack developer to build our native app would have an eye for customer centricity and have the following technical profile:

  • Major: Computer Science or Information Systems
  • Expertise: JavaScript [Angular and React Native]; CSS and HTML5
  • Platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows Backend development (preferred): SWIFT, MongoDB or similar
  • Unit testing (nice to have): Mocha/Jasmine  
MORE Opportunities

Rewriting the Code

Rewriting the Code is a national non profit dedicated to empowering college women in tech. We believe that through participation in a supportive, all-female tech community, college women will feel inspired and supported to rise together to become the next generation of exceptional engineers and tech leaders.

RTC membership offers:
  • Access to a private discussion forum through RTC’s Facebook Group of 4,000+  1st-4th year women in tech from 425+ schools across the US & Canada
  • Webinars with tech leaders and RTC company partners
  • 2020 Internship and Full-Time opportunities that are available now
  • Access to insights from our research efforts
  • And, there is NO COST to students
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