One word: Plastics The purpose of this award, up to $2,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year, is to support graduate student research in plastics as they relate to health, the environment, and global waste and recycling systems. The specific project of the fellowship will be to research, write, and update the Ecology Center’s “Report of [...]
Are you interested in the latest energy-and-resources breakthroughs in science, engineering, policy, economics, and more? Then you might want to mark your calendar for what’s happening at Berkeley on the 20th and 21st of October. It’s the BERC 2011 Energy Symposium, the largest student-run energy conference on the West Coast. BERC — the Berkeley Energy and [...]
With 19 out of 150 fellowships awarded — over an eighth of the total, more than any other university — UC Berkeley welcomes the lion’s share of students in energy studies across its college and departments who will be studying here for up to three years, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
An instrument box mounted in the depths of a campus classroom and office building is hardly a headline-grabbing weapon against climate change. But because buildings are estimated to be responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse-gas emissions, cutting-edge monitoring systems in fact are crucial tools for reducing global warming. On the UC Berkeley campus, which [...]
Walter Hood recently won a public art competition to design a planned solar energy array at the North Campus of the University of Buffalo in New York. Hood, a 20-year member of Berkeley’s landscape architecture faculty, earned two graduate degrees here (M.L.A. ’89, and M. Arch. ’89).
At least once or twice a year, you can happen upon David Charron’s “Case Studies in Entrepreneurship” course in the Haas School of Business. In this class, students are confronted with a case study of the early days of a young start-up company called Aurora Biofuels, and asked to tackle a problem its founders, Matt [...]
China and the United States — the world’s top emitters of greenhouse gases — should be at the forefront of clean energy solutions for an ailing planet. That’s the bold vision of the U.S.-China Green Tech Summit, a gathering that drew more than 400 green technology executives, venture capitalists, academics and others to Beijing last fall.