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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | January 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



SURF L&S ($4250) and SURF Rose Hills ($6K)--support and guidance for summer research (surf.berkeley.edu): Benefits, eligibility, application tips for these 2 undergraduate research programs (surf.berkeley.edu)

Information Session | January 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Leah Carroll, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, will discuss eligibility criteria for these two programs, benefits of the programs and tips for a successful application.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SURF L&S ($4250) and SURF Rose Hills ($6K)--support and guidance for summer research (surf.berkeley.edu): Benefits, eligibility, application tips for these 2 undergraduate research programs (surf.berkeley.edu)

Information Session | January 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Leah Carroll, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Leah Carroll, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, will discuss eligibility criteria for these two programs, benefits of the programs and tips for a successful application.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Professional Email Communication: (or: how to email your professor so you get a favorable response!)

Workshop | January 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will teach you how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression.



Stabilization of the Leaning Tower of Pisa: GeoSystems Lecture

Lecture: GeoEngineering: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | January 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Prof. Carlo Viggiani, University of Napoli Federico II

Prof. M. Jamiolkowski, Technical University of Torino

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


The Leaning Tower of Pisa is founded on weak, highly compressible soils. Experts convened to stabilize the tower without disturbing its architectural beauty. The ultimate solution used a novel method of removing a volume of soil from underneath the foundation in order to return the tower to its 1838 AD tilt, thereby stabilizing it.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

Information Session | January 23 | 1:30-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall | Note change in date


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.



A Senior Capstone Experience For All Majors - The Robert and Colleen Haas Scholars Program

Information Session | January 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek; current Haas Scholars, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

Office of Undergraduate Research, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors


Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence--both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. In this information session, you will learn about the program's benefits, commitments, and eligibility requirements, then meet several current Haas Scholars to hear about their experiences.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Competitive games among plants and their implications for the global carbon cycle

Colloquium | January 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall


Caroline Farrior, ERG Faculty Search Candidate, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Faculty Search Candidate - Research Talk

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ERG Faculty Search Candidate Caroline Farrior - Teaching Talk

Lecture | January 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall


Caroline Farrior, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Faculty Search Candidate - Teaching Talk



SURF L&S ($4250) and SURF Rose Hills ($6K)--support and guidance for summer research (surf.berkeley.edu): Benefits, eligibility, application tips for these 2 undergraduate research programs

Information Session | January 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall


Kristi Govella, SURF Social Science & Humanities Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Kristi Govella, Social Science and Humanities Advisor for the SURF program, will discuss eligibility criteria for these two programs, benefits of the programs and tips for a successful application.



International Student Volunteer Information Session: Volunteer and Travel Overseas in South Africa this Summer!

Information Session | January 27 | 3-5 p.m. | 15 Haviland Hall


Elise Cappadona, International Student Volunteers

International Student Volunteers


Learn more about a four-week Community Development Project and educational adventure tour in South Africa, led through International Student Volunteers (ISV) this summer 2015. Space is limited to only 12 participants, so if you are interested don't hesitate to come out and learn more!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



The role of N2-fixing plants and biodiversity in the tropical carbon sink

Colloquium | January 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Sarah Batterman, ERG Faculty Search Candidate, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Faculty Search Candidate - Research Talk

Thursday, January 29, 2015

ERG Faculty Search Candidate - Sarah Batterman - Teaching Talk

Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 791 Barrows Hall


Sarah Batterman, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Faculty Search Candidate - Teaching Talk



Choosing a Research Topic

Workshop | January 29 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop is designed to help you turn a general area of interest into a focused, feasible, and interesting research topic. Over the course of an hour, you will identify your academic interests and learn techniques to help you select among them.


Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



SURF L&S ($4250) and SURF Rose Hills ($6K)--support and guidance for summer research (surf.berkeley.edu): Benefits, eligibility, application tips for these 2 undergraduate research programs

Information Session | January 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Tim Siauw, SURF STEM Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


Tim Siauw, STEM Advisor for the SURF program, will discuss eligibility criteria for these two programs, benefits of the programs and tips for a successful application.

Friday, January 30, 2015

A Senior Capstone Experience For All Majors - The Robert and Colleen Haas Scholars Program

Information Session | January 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek; current Haas Scholars, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

Office of Undergraduate Research, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors


Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence--both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. In this information session, you will learn about the program's benefits, commitments, and eligibility requirements, then meet several current Haas Scholars to hear about their experiences.