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Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Information Session

March 14th, 2014 by laurel

MFE Information Session and Lunch in San Francisco

If you have a passion for problem-solving and are enrolled in a degree program in engineering, math, physics, statistics, computer science, operations research, economics, or a related field, the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program wants to speak with you about career paths in finance. Students from all disciplines are welcome. This event is open to the public.

Berkeley MFE Information Session in San Francisco
General session on campus, open to the public.  Q&A with alumni  and executive director.  Bring your resume for an on-the-spot review of your background. Lunch Provided  
Date: Wednesday, March 19
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Location: The Hyatt Embarcadero, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
Contact the Berkeley MFE Admissions Team for more information about this and other upcoming events:
+1 (510) 642-4417
Twitter: BerkeleyMFE

2014 Math Department Scholarships

March 11th, 2014 by laurel

Now Accepting Applications!

Applicants must be Undergraduate or Graduate students in the Mathematics and Statistics Department. Scholarship applications can be submitted to the Department Office, MH 308.

Application Deadline is 4:00 pm, April 1st

Only complete applications will be considered.

Download the Scholarship Application Spring 2014 (pdf) or pick one up in MH 308.


Undergraduate Graduation Workshops

February 24th, 2014 by laurel

Prerequisites to Attend:

  • At least 90 units earned
  • 2 semesters away from completing degree requirements
  • Good academic standing

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Boccardo Business Complex, Room 32
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boccardo Business Complex, Room 205
Monday, March 17, 2014
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Boccardo Business Complex, Room 32
Thursday, March 20, 2014
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boccardo Business Complex, Room 203
No reservation required. Campus advisors are welcome to attend.
Questions? Email:

College of Science Scholarship Nominations

February 19th, 2014 by laurel
 The College of Science has two scholarships that are faculty nominated; the Frederick Fitting Scholarship and the Jiles Williams Scholarship.  Please nominate any students you know that are eligible.
Nominations must be received by Friday, March 21, 2014,  5pm.
Requirements for these scholarships are as follows: 
Frederick Fitting Scholarship: ($1,000.00 Spring 2014 –one time award)
The Frederick N. Fitting Award in Science is to provide for a student who shows creative potential based upon the scientific knowledge and principles that he/she has acquired as a student.
1.       Applicant shows creativity or promise in using his/her knowledge for productive purposes (other than becoming a teacher/professor)
2.       Applicant must be a graduating senior, carrying a minimum of 12 semester credit hours.
3.       Applicant must have had a minimum of 2 semesters of calculus in support of his/her major and a minimum of 3 semesters of physics, chemistry, or biology.
Jiles Williams Scholarship: ($700.00 Spring 2014 -one time award)
Background: Retired Major Jiles B. Williams graduated from San Jose State University in 1951 with a B.A. degree in Biological Sciences. “The purpose of the [Endowment] Fund [he established] is to provide scholarships for students in the College of Science who face challenges in achieving their university education.”
1.      Must be a College of Science student
2.      Currently facing challenges* in achieving their university education
         *Challenges” can include socioeconomic, disabilities, single parenthood and anything else you feel should qualify.
NOTE: Both these scholarships have no application forms. Please send to Kimberly Boudreaux ( the name(s) of your nominee(s) and specify which scholarship you are nominating the student(s) for. Also, please include their SJSU ID number(s) and a short memo on why you are nominating the student(s).

Applications Invited for Sigma Xi Student Science Research Grants

February 17th, 2014 by laurel

Sigma Xi, a society of research scientists and engineers that rewards excellence in research and cooperation among scientists in all fields, has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences and financial support for more than eighty years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the society promotes scientific achievement through hands-on learning.

Through its Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program, the society awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from any  science or engineering discipline. In addition, designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision-related research. Funding can support travel expenses or nonstandard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

While membership in Sigma Xi is not required for an applicant to receive funding, approximately 75 percent of the Grants-in-Aid of Research funds are restricted for use by dues-paying student members or students whose project advisor is a dues-paying member. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.

Complete program guidelines and application instructions are available on the Sigma Xi Web site.

Application Deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually

Link to Complete RFP