College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events and Announcements

September 24, 2012

Sept 25 | 7th Annual Biology Majors Fair
Sept 28 | "Clean Flow" at Climate One
Sept & Oct | Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session
Sept & Oct | Career Center Events
Sept & Oct | Undergraduate Research Workshops and Deadlines

Sept 25 | 7th Annual Biology Majors Fair

The Biology Majors Consortium invites you to the:
7th Annual Biology Majors Fair!
Tuesday September 25th, 2012 10:30am-1:30pm
Valley Life Sciences Bldg (VLSB) Courtyard

**Considering a major in biology? Did you know Berkeley offers more than a dozen bio-related major options? Come meet representatives from the biology majors all across campus! Additionally, representatives from other affiliated departments will be distributing information about study abroad options, bio-related career info, health education opportunities, and more!

*Raffle prizes include a FREE Princeton Review or Kaplan Review MCAT Prep course -- a $2000 value! *

There will also be two workshops for you to attend:
**Labs and Research**
Upper class students from several of the biology majors will discuss their experiences with undergraduate research and how they succeeded at Cal.
11am -- 12pm @ 2063 VLSB

**Beyond the BA: Graduate School and Career Center Services**
The Career Center will discuss tips and strategies to help you prepare for graduate school, as well provide information about their resources for professional school and career planning.
12pm -- 1pm @ 2063 VLSB

**Please visit us online at https://www.facebook.com/events/535275079821302/ for more info. See you there!


Sept 28 | "Clean Flow" at Climate One

The funding outlook is cloudy for parts of the clean energy sector. Production tax credits for wind energy may expire at the end of the year and some members of Congress are taking aim at military spending on innovative biofuels as Pentagon budget cuts loom. After the Solyndra disaster, there is a vigorous debate about what level of risk government should take with taxpayer money. Yet many major advances in American energy and transportation – from jet engines to interstate highways and nuclear power – involved public private partnerships.

Can government and business partnerships around clean fuels be forged in the current political climate? What technology areas are most promising? What policies are having the most impact? Join a discussion about getting the money flowing so clean energy can flow.

Dennis McGinn, President, American Council on Renewable Energy
Other speakers to be announced

Date: Friday, September 28
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, 12 p.m. program, 1 p.m. networking reception
Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
Cost: $20 standard, FREE for members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Purchase Tickets


Sept & Oct | Global Poverty & Practice Minor Information Session

The Global Poverty & Practice Minor is the largest Minor on the UC Berkeley campus, providing students with the knowledge and real-world experience to become dynamic participants in the fight against poverty. The Minor is organized around five courses and a Practice Experience, through which students are given the opportunity to connect the theories and practice of global poverty alleviation. The Practice Experience may be completed in the U.S. or abroad and financial support is available for students.

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to undertake the Minor and investigate the ways in which the requirements supplement their major field of study.

We encourage you to learn more about the Minor by visiting our website: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/gppminor and attending a GPP Minor Info Session on one of the following dates:

Monday, September 24 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 3* 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Monday, October 8 1:00pm – 2:00pm

All info sessions will be held in Blum Hall B100A/B unless otherwise noted. Blum Hall can be located on the following map: http://bit.ly/Blum-Hall-Map

*Held in the Transfer, Re-entry, and Student Parent Center (105 Cesar Chavez). This session will have a special emphasis on completing the Minor as a Transfer student, but all students are welcome to attend.

The application to declare the Minor can be downloaded from the GPP Minor website and the deadline to submit it this semester is Wednesday, October 10th. Students may declare without having taken any of the courses; additionally, there are no pre-requisites.

Feel free to contact the GPP Minor Advisors at gppminor@berkeley.edu with any questions.


Sept & Oct | Career Center Events

1. Interview Preparation & Practice for Health Professional School, 9/27

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2011
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Place: Eshelman Hall - Library, 7th Floor

Will you be interviewing for pre-med or pre-health professional schools this year? Then you won't want to miss this interactive preparation and practice interview workshop customized for pre-med/pre-health school applicants.

Learn about the skills you'll need to present yourself effectively during medical school and other health professional school interviews. We will also spend some time practicing so you can get feedback on your interviewing strengths and areas for improvement.

RSVP on Callisto by going to "Workshops" under the Events tab:
https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/.


2. Law School Fair, Tuesday, October 2, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Graduate School Fair, Wednesday, October 3, 11:00am to 3:00pm

- Learn about application procedures, prerequisites and steps in the admissions process
- Find out where graduates from their programs get jobs
- Get your questions answered in a personalized and risk-free setting
- Obtain brochures and information

Both events take place at the MLK Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom (3rd Floor)

The Career Center is pleased to host these events with: ASUC Legal Clinic, Latino Pre-Law Society, and Partnership for Pre-professional Pilipinos.

Please check the web directory on Callisto for a full list of schools that will be attending the fairs: https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/
See below for examples of participating schools.

Get a head start on your future today!

Participating Law Schools include highly-ranked programs such as:
Boston College
Boston University School of Law
Duke University School of Law
Fordham Law School
Northwestern Law
Stanford University
UCLA
University of Michigan
University of Southern California
University of Washington School of Law
Vanderbilt University
Washington and Lee University School of Law
...and many more, including many California schools

Participating Graduate and Professional Schools represent fields such as:
Alternative Medicine
Architecture
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Biological Sciences
Business Management (MBA)
Chemistry & BioChem
Dentistry
Education
Engineering
Fashion
Finance
Human Medicine
Information Systems
International Relations
Journalism
Nursing
Pharmacy
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy
Social Welfare
Sports Management
Theology
Veterinary

3. Diversity Scholarship Program

As a keystone to our commitment to diversity, Acxiom is pleased to announce that its Diversity Scholarship Program will be offered in fall 2012. The Diversity Scholarship is created for students who are at least juniors who are members of a diverse group that are historically underrepresented in the information technology field and who desire to utilize those skills at Acxiom.

The application is available on our website www.acxiom.com/diversity. The deadline to apply will be October 5, 2012. If you have any questions contact Candice Davis, Recruiting Specialist, Diversity & Metrics, 501-342-0682 / candav@acxiom.com.

4. CAREER WEDNESDAYS@HAAS: ACCOUNTING

Drop-Ins@Haas (1-4:00pm): Located in the Haas Undergraduate Advising Office, sign up anytime before 3:10pm each Wednesday to speak with someone about your business career! Drop-Ins@Haas will take place every Wednesday that classes are in session.


Sept & Oct | Undergraduate Research Workshops and Deadlines

Now is a great time to start thinking about your plans for the spring and the summer. Did you know that many deadlines for the spring and summer occur NOW, during the fall?

But never fear: there are workshops to help you learn about these opportunities, and to help you prepare a great application for them as you get ready to embark on a successful and meaningful research experience. Right now research workshops are small, and the presenters will be able to give you individualized attention.

1. Undergraduate research workshops ("Getting started" and "Writing a research proposal") in the next few weeks

2. Research Program deadlines and info sessions through mid-December

3. Undergraduate Research Journals: Be an author or an editor of research written by Berkeley undergraduates. See this section to view undergraduate research journals' web sites to learn about their calls for editors and submissions -- fall 2012 deadlines are fast approaching!

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I. WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 12

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Writing a Research Proposal: Workshop B
Workshop | September 25 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Thursday, September 27, 2012
How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | September 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Monday, October 1, 2012
How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | October 1 | 9-10 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Writing a Research Proposal: Workshop B
Workshop | October 2 | 9-10:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Thursday, October 11, 2012
How to get started in undergraduate research: Workshop A
Workshop | October 11 | 9-10 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Later workshop dates in October appear at
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ugr.html

Workshop content is described at this link:
http://research.berkeley.edu/haas_scholars/schedule.html

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II. UPCOMING RESEARCH PROGRAM DEADLINES

09/26/2012 (for Spring 2013 program) UCDC (internship in DC w/ associated research) http://ucdc.berkeley.edu/
If you would like to meet with Kathy Slusser, Program Coordinator, you may drop in at M24 Wheeler Hall between 9-12 and 1-4 Monday-Thursday or e-mail her to schedule an appointment:
ucdc@berkeley.edu.

10/9/2012
MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM (all majors, for students considering pursuing a PhD)
A prestigious national program, McNair Scholars Program prepares selected UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. Twenty to thirty McNair Scholars are selected each year to participate in both academic and summer activities. The McNair Scholars Program aims to increase the numbers of first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students in doctoral programs. Benefits include thorough guidance through the process of carrying out an independent research project, GRE prep, help applying to graduate school, application to grad schools for free, and public speaking training, as well as a summer stipend.
http://aap.berkeley.edu/mcnair.shtml
http://aap.berkeley.edu/mcnair-app.shtml

INFO SESSIONS:
-Thursday Sept .27 12:00 -2:00 PM 105 Cesar Chavez Center (TRSP)
-Monday Oct. 1 10:00-12:00 PM 9 Durant Hall

10/15/2012 by 3p.m.
CENTER FOR RACE AND GENDER (indep. projects, 2 deadlines/year)
http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-grants-program

10/17/2012
PERCY UNDERGRADUATE GRANT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS RESEARCH--$ for Indep. Projects on American Politics (Fall, Spring deadlines)
http://igs.berkeley.edu/csr/csr_percy_grant.html

10/19/12 by 4 pm
Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues Undergraduate Mini-grant Program
http://crnai.berkeley.edu/research/mini-grants

11/1/2012 Estimated deadline
BIOLOGY FELLOWS PROGRAM
http://bsp.berkeley.edu/bfp.html

11/2/2012 Estimated deadline
Center for Middle Eastern Studies Undergrad Research Grant
http://research.berkeley.edu/otheropps/CMEStemp10-5-11.html

11/06/2012
Berkeley Big Ideas--Emerging and Neglected Diseases Competition
http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/contest/emerging-neglected-diseases-competition

11/15/2012
CENTER FOR THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RIGHT-WING MOVEMENTS
UNDERGRADUATE MINI-GRANT
http://ccsrwm.berkeley.edu/programs

11/21/2012 Estimated Deadline
Minority Health and Global Health Fellowship Program
http://globalhealth.berkeley.edu/mhirt/

11/26/2012
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS IIS is seeking to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted while in EAP, or independently. The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. After completing their research projects, award recipients are required to submit a four-page research summary and attend the IIS Junior Scholars Conference held on-campus at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. Several Junior Scholars will be asked to present their work in poster format at the conference. Junior scholars with the strongest research project, as determined by an IIS faculty panel, will each receive an additional $1000 prize. There will also be an opportunity to compete for the Best Poster Award, an additional $250 prize. Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply.
http://iis.berkeley.edu/content/undergraduate-merit-scholarships

11/30/2012 Estimated Deadline
VIGRE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM IN STATISTICS
http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/27

SPONSORED PROJECTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (SPUR - CNR)--student initiated 12/10/2012
http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/spur.php

More research program deadlines -- most are in the early spring -- appear at
http://research.berkeley.edu/opportunities.php?option=bab

Note that the list can be sorted by deadline or in alpha order by program name. Also note the search button on the left side of the page.

III. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNALS SEEK EDITORS AND AUTHORS

Berkeley Undergraduate Journal Since 1989 has published UCB undergraduate research in the social sciences and humanities. Affiliated with the Office of Undergraduate Research.
http://escholarship.org/uc/our_buj

Berkeley Scientific Journal (Publishes research in the sciences, and also has features articles written by staff members; affiliated with the Office of Undergraduate Research)
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bsj/
http://escholarship.org/uc/our_bsj
bsj.berkeley@gmail.com, editor in chief Manisha Rai: rai.manisha@gmail.com

Troika (Slavic Studies)
http://troika.berkeley.edu/

Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
http://ucb-cluj.org/

For more information about research opportunities and resources at UC Berkeley, visit the Research @ Berkeley website at http://research.berkeley.edu/