Education

Cal Energy Corps

Each year, the Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute coordinates 20 to 25 undergraduate student placements in 8 to 12 week internships with energy-focused organizations around the world through the Cal Energy Corps, a program created to engage the best and brightest students from UC Berkeley in the design, development, and delivery of sustainable, international energy and climate solutions.

The paid internships – offering a stipend of $600 per week and travel support – challenge students to apply their skills and knowledge in new and creative ways, and to engage with meaningful energy-based work in a professional setting. The program to date has enabled students to travel to sites in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, People’s Republic of China, Singapore, and Taiwan, to work on projects such as urban design for high-density cities, novel battery formats and advanced manufacturing, solar energy solutions for rural communities, and more.

Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC)

BECI supports the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) which 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.

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.

Curriculum Innovation

Sponsored development in new curriculum.

NEW COURSE TITLE: CLIMATE CHANGE AND CALIFORNIA’S FUTURE

NEW COURSE TITLE: DESIGN OF CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

  • Professor Steven Glaser (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Professor Raja Sengupta (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Professor Scott Moura (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

NEW COURSE TITLE: ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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