Programs

Alternative Energy Speaker Series

The Alternative Energy Speaker Series is a series of speakers held at The Haas School of Business during the Fall Semester. Speakers are alumni or friends of UC Berkeley who are leaders in the energy, resources, or impact investing industries.

Speakers typically talk about their firm and their role and also share their story about how they navigated the often complicated and difficult to break-into clean energy industry.

 

BERC External Events Funding Program

FUNDING POLICY
Funding is distributed based on funding requests submitted to the BERC Executive Team. All BERC members are eligible to apply for reimbursement for approved events, including:

  • Energy & Resource Case Competitions
  • Energy & Resource Conferences

Note: academic conferences outside of BERC’s purview are not eligible

Students for Environmental Energy Development

SEED (Students for Environmental Energy Development) is a group of UC Berkeley students and community members educating local public school students about the science of energy use and conversion using activity-based lessons and student-driven projects.

Please contact us at seed.berc@gmail.com(link sends e-mail) if you are interested in volunteering with SEED.

 

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

US DOE Cleantech University Prize (CUP)

For the last several years, BERC has sponsored Berkeley Cleantech University Prize (CUP). The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Cleantech University Prize aims to inspire the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs and innovators by providing them with competitive funding for business development and commercialization training and other educational opportunities.

 

BERCshops

BERCshops are events that BERC hosts throughout the school year. They typically include a speaker or panel of speakers and a moderator. BERCshop events cover the latest topics and trends in the energy and resources sectors and are typically held once per month.

Past BERCshop topics have included:

  • The Future of Transportation

  • Climate and Energy Policy in the Trump Era

BERC Treks

BERC Treks entail visits to leading energy, resource, finance and impact investing firms throughout the Bay Area. Treks typically include a tour of the office and a discussion about the firm’s missions, goals, culture and growth opportunities.

Such visits give BERC members a chance to learn about various companies first hand through in person visits to companies’ offices or power plants. They provide an excellent way for students to connect with alumni and for companies to get access to students at UC Berkeley.

Programs

BERC runs a number of programs in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the larger Bay Area community.

BERC Innovative Solutions (BIS) connects local companies, non-profits, and government agencies with multi-disciplinary teams of UC Berkeley graduate students for semester-long consulting projects.

BERC Communities

Are you a leader of a group that would like to be affiliated with BERC? Fill out an application here.