member spotlight
1 October 2015

BERC Member Spotlight: Lisa Becker

This week, we’re shining the spotlight on BERC’s VP of Finance, Lisa Becker!

1 October 2015

Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Sungevity BERCShop!

On Wed, October 7, 6pm to 8pm in the Wells Fargo Room of the Haas School of Business, we will host a BERCShop with Sungevity. The discussion will focus on Sungevity’s recent installations on Jacobs Hall, and there will be ample opportunity for networking afterwards.

1 October 2015

Catching Up with Past Big Ideas Winners

BERC recently caught up with 2014 Big Ideas winners Rami Ariss and Othmane Benkirane to talk about their project, Solidge, and their Big Ideas experience.

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.

Etosha Cave - Berkeley Lab Cyclotron Road PI in her lab at Bldg 62.
24 September 2015

Drive your energy innovation to impact at Cyclotron Road

Cyclotron Road is building a new model to advance breakthrough energy technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Applications for the next cohort of Cyclotron Road innovators open on October 1st.

23 September 2015

Molten Salt Reactors – A Cleaner And Safer Nuclear Option In The Future

MSRs are believed to be a promising option to generate safer, greener and cheaper nuclear energy with a potential to help solve climate change. They differ from conventional nuclear radiators in important ways, and today there is renewed interest in MSRs from countries including China, Russia and Japan, as well as a few private companies.

23 September 2015

Student Efforts Pay Off in Fossil Free UC Divestment Campaign

Just under a year after deciding to not do so, the University of California has quietly sold off their investments associated with coal and oil sands, as of September 9th. The UC’s divestment from these first two forms of fossil fuels is incredibly important – but we must realize how much longer the road to climate justice really is.

member spotlight
23 September 2015

BERC Member Spotlight: Katie Pickrell

This week, we’re shining the spotlight on our other BERC Co-President, Katie Pickrell!