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Research Opportunities in Physics

  Berkeley students are lucky to study at a research university: new knowledge is being produced around us all the time. Many students would like to make research part of their undergraduate experience, but some aren’t sure how to begin. Recently, graduate student mentor Micah Brush led Berkeley Connect Physics students through a discussion of […]

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The future of fission (and other sources of energy)

  How do you envision the future? Self-driving cars, virtual reality, Hyperloop passenger pods? Whatever gadget or gimmick might reveal itself in the future, all technologies have one commonality: their reliance on energy. Tackling the question “How can physicists shape our future?,” Berkeley Connect Physics students broke into teams of three or four to brainstorm […]

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Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Politics

Despite what some politicians may tell you, the scientific evidence is clear: climate change is a real problem, and it’s a big problem. At a recent event jointly organized by Berkeley Connect in ESPM (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management) and Berkeley Connect in Physics, a panel of professors spoke to students about this pressing environmental […]

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Breaking into Research as an Undergrad

The topic of research can be daunting for an undergrad. You know you’re supposed to be doing it to build your resume, but you’re not sure how or where to find a research position, or what exactly research even entails. Luckily for Berkeley Connect Physics students, a panel of Physics majors recently came together to […]

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Beyond the Laboratory

Berkeley Connect Physics encourages students to reach out and give back At the recent outreach/teaching fair organized by Berkeley Connect Physics, students learned how they can use their knowledge and skills to improve science education, at every level from kindergarten through college. I first stopped by the table of Community Resources for Science (CRS). A nonprofit based in […]

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Careers Outside of Academia

Berkeley Connect Physics students talk to graduates about careers in industry Proving once and for all that there are many paths open to physics majors, a panel of UC Berkeley alums spoke to Berkeley Connect Physics students about their careers outside of academia. Invited to speak were Geena Kim, co-founder of ChemiSense; Micah Ledbetter, a physicist at […]

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The Ethics Choice of a Scientist: the Example of Robert Oppenheimer

Berkeley Connect Physics panel discusses social responsibility of scientists  On November 26, Berkeley Connect Physics tackled the tough questions. Assembled to talk about Robert Oppenheimer’s life and to answer questions about ethics in science were faculty from diverse backgrounds: Professors Joonhong Ahn (Nuclear Engineering),  Cathryn Carson  (History), Steven Glazer (Civil and Mechanical Engineering), Raymond Jeanloz (Earth and […]

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Becoming scientists

Berkeley Connect in Physics speakers share with undergraduates why they became scientists On September 24, Berkeley Connect in Physics hosted a panel of scientists from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who spoke about the challenges and rewards of being a scientist. Undergraduates were given the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists, who weighed in on […]

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Science and Policy

Berkeley Connect Physics students explore science and policy On April 17th, I joined Berkeley Connect Physics mentor Jesse Livezey and his students as they discussed and debated policy suggestions for climate change and space travel. The discussion began with the very pressing issue of climate change.  Why have companies & countries been so slow to react to […]

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Physics Panel on Undergraduate Life

Berkeley undergraduates and graduates talk about everything from balancing life and work to co-op living in physics panel From left: Nick Kellar, Sophia Elia, Arielle Little, Rebecca Jolitz Mentorship is what this program is all about, and it was evident in the panel of undergraduates and graduates who came to speak to the Berkeley Connect […]

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