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8 August 2017

Call for applications: Smogathon (due August 15th)

Do you want to fight air pollution and win $100,000? On October 3rd, BERC will be hosting a combined North and South American continental semi-final of the Smogathon 2017 Global Edition – a worldwide competition for projects that have the potential to fight air pollution with innovative science and technology. Semi-finals will be taking place around the world throughout October […]

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29 November 2016

7th Annual C2M Symposium

Join us for an exciting, in-depth presentation of emerging cleantech solutions from Caltech, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. For the first time in C2M’s seven-year history, all participants are existing start-ups, including five from Cyclotron Road.

29 November 2016

Automating Us – The entanglement of people and machines

Technologies like touchscreens, smartphones and the Internet have already transformed the way we interact with the world around us. However, many of these changes will soon be overshadowed by a dramatic reshaping of the way in which we make decisions and carry out tasks, a shift brought along by the development of automation technologies.

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29 October 2015

Tour and Networking Event at Sungevity!

Join us on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM for an afternoon at the Sungevity headquarters for a tour, presentations, and a networking event.

28 September 2015

Apply for the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award

Graduate students from any department at UC Berkeley are welcome to submit their current or ongoing projects in order to fuel their global social impact work. The team with the winning entry will be awarded a Grand Prize of $10,000 and the runner-up team awarded $2,500. The deadline is Monday, October 19th 2015 at 12:00PM PST.

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21 September 2015

BERC Engineers: Passive Radiative Cooling

BERC-E held a lively discussion of a new cooling technology detailed in a recent Nature paper, “Passive radiative cooling below ambient air temperature under direct sunlight.” The new cooling method uses panels to passively cool by sending heat out to deep space. This technology is currently being studied by a team in the Cleantech to Market class.

2 September 2015

The BERC 2015 Kickoff Meeting is Coming!

Come one, come all to BERC’s Fall 2015 Kickoff Meeting! It’ll be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Tuesday September 8 – Blum Center, B100. Prospective members can get an idea of what BERC is all about and current members can catch up and meet the incoming group. We will go over all of the exciting things we have planned for this year and talk about how you can get involved.

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26 August 2015

Join the American Jobs Project Team!

We are a national research project focused on creating good-paying, middle-class jobs by building clean energy economic clusters. Our team is led by former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and Professor Steve Weissman. To create an interdisciplinary team, we are looking for students in public policy, law, business, engineering, and other relevant disciplines.