Welcome to BERC!
BERC connects, educates and motivates students, alumni, faculty and industry professionals to address the world's energy and resources challenges
The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) hosts conferences and events covering key topics within energy and resources, including the annual Energy Summit, Resources Symposium, monthly BERCshops and regular social gatherings.
We provide our members with opportunities to engage with cutting-edge research and current industry applications through programs such as the Innovation Expo and Berkeley Innovative Solutions consulting projects, to name just a few.
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