The Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency is a $10,000 fellowship awarded to one UC Berkeley graduate student in a Ph.D., Masters, J.D. or professional program who is committed to research on energy efficiency. This includes technical, social science and … Continued
Berkeley students, staff, and faculty are taking action at home and around the globe to reduce our own carbon footprint and find real and lasting solutions to climate disruption. Our collective actions — saving energy, walking and riding bikes, choosing … Continued
InFEWS (Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems) supports a new generation of students working at the critical juncture of food, energy, and water. These students will master the interdisciplinary skills needed to create actionable and impactful research … Continued
Berkeley’s Cleantech University Prize (#CleantechUP18) is now accepting applications. The Berkeley CUP is a clean energy startup competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and hosted by the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) and the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC). Students at universities … Continued
Wednesday, January18, 2017, 5 – 6 pm Learn about exciting opportunities to participate in the BERC Innovative Solutions (BIS) Program for Spring 2017. BERC Innovative Solutions works to link company projects, with interdisciplinary teams of graduate students from the UC Berkeley … Continued
Before you leave for break, please do your part to make sure all non-essential systems in your work area — lights, computers and monitors, printers and copiers, coffeepots and microwaves, power strips, etc. — are turned off. If you will be … Continued
Have experience in construction or media relations? The Solar Decathlon Club is working on a two-year Department of Energy competition in which an 800 square foot Net Zero Energy home will be designed and built in Richmond, California. The team begins construction in February … Continued
MIT Portugal Program, a Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) initiative, is a strategic partnership between Portuguese Universities and Research Centers, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and partners from industry and government. Launched in 2006 and renewed in 2013, … Continued
The E2e Project is hosting an energy efficiency research design competition and seeks innovative proposals from junior faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and Ph.D. students. E2e aims to encourage talented young researchers to work on energy efficiency issues. With generous funding from … Continued
The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) is a graduate-student cooperative that aims to connect and educate members about complex energy and environmental problems. Past activities have included field trips to the Calpine Delta Energy Center, membership socials, and a carbon-negative panel … Continued
Two funding opportunities are available from the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program of the California Energy Commission, focused on pre-commercial, proof-of-concept research in natural gas and transportation innovation. More information is available on their website. The application deadline is: April 10, … Continued
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 … Continued
We last reported on doctoral candidate Laura Stachel in 2010, when she won the Graduate Student Award for Civic Engagement at the Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service ceremony in 2010 and also became a Bay Area winner of the Jefferson … Continued
A Berkeley-trained engineer, Arun Majumdar Ph.D. ’89, is President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as U.S. Under Secretary of Energy. Majumdar, a longtime member of the College of Engineering faculty, is already working with a familiar colleague, Secretary of Energy Steven … Continued
Sandia’s Summer Institute: Technology and Policy Tools for Energy in an Uncertain World is a new cross-discipline week-long research program for top graduate students from the nation’s premier universities. Twenty select graduate students will collaborate in small teams, working side-by-side with leading scientists from Sandia. Participants will develop new career skills by solving challenging problems in a fast-paced, collegial work environment.
Connecting with Energy For the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC), the word “collaborative” is key. The graduate-student-led organization brings together people across campus — in the sciences, business, law, and policy — to address pressing energy and natural resource … Continued
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.
Laura Stachel is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health. She’s also an M.D. — an obstetrician who earned that degree at UCSF. In 2003, she left private practice to pursue public health. She earned her M.P.H. at … Continued
Apparently the most-Berkeley person in the Obama cabinet, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (former director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley Ph.D. ’76), makes scientific contributions, and news, even while he takes it easy. “In his down time, often while flying somewhere,” reported AP science writer Seth Borenstein, Chu “relaxes by tackling a scientific conundrum and stretching the limits of technology.”
Recognizing the proven leadership of campus faculty and students in addressing climate change, poverty and public health, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in May selected the University of California, Berkeley, as one of 10 universities worldwide to launch a new master’s degree program in development practice.