The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) is a multidisciplinary network of UC Berkeley students, alumni, faculty, industry professionals, and advisors who seek to turn world-leading research into world-changing solutions by tackling tough and timely energy and environmental challenges. BECI provides core operational funding to BERC.
More specifically, BERC’s mission is to connect, educate, and engage its members in order to foster innovation and action. To that end, BERC:
- Connects nearly 3,000 members as a part of a broad, cross-disciplinary network of students, faculty and professionals in the fields of energy and resources;
- Educates students about cutting edge work in energy and resources through organizing events, lectures, and treks; and
- Engages members by providing opportunities to address global energy and resources issues and collaborate on real-world projects.