Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Planetary Science

Berkeley Edge Conference: Apply by November 9th, 11:59PM PST

Thursday, October 8, 2020

UC Berkeley's pre-application conference for prospective mathematical and physical science graduate students! 

 

About the Berkeley Edge Conference

The Annual Berkeley Edge Conference introduces a diverse cohort of prospective applicants who are competitively eligible to our faculty, graduate student and administrators in the physical and mathematical sciences. It provides pragmatic advice about Berkeley's graduate application process and the process for winning fellowships.  It offers students the opportunity to learn about Berkeley's scientific research facilities and resources for graduate students. The Berkeley Edge Conference encourages and inspires talented students from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented in our MA and Ph.D. programs to apply for advanced study at Berkeley.

The Berkeley Edge Conference is offered in support of the University of California's commitment to the full realization of its historic promise to recognize and nurture merit, talent, and achievement by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in its education, research, and creative activity. The Berkeley Edge Conference particularly acknowledges the acute need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented students from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented.  
 About the Berkeley Edge Conference

The Berkeley Edge Conference is designed for students who are competitively eligible for our MA and Ph.D. programs, and is offered by invitation only. The Conference inspires and supports participating students as they prepare applications for graduate study and fellowships. The 2020 Berkeley Edge Conference (BEC) will be take place virtually on Friday, November 13th & Saturday, November 14th. Join us!

Eligibility

Applicants should be in one of the following academic majors: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Logic, Statistics, Geophysics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Geology. Applicants should intend to enter a Ph.D. or MA program in Fall 2021. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Students must currently be in good academic standing. US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Undocumented students will be considered. Priority is given to students currently in their final year of study for the bachelors or masters degree.

Consideration will be given to applicants' potential to contribute to higher education through understanding the barriers facing talented students from historically excluded populations who continue to be underrepresented in higher education and scientific careers, as evidenced by life experiences and educational background. Examples include (but are not limited to)  attendance at a minority serving institution; experience with or ability to articulate the barriers facing women and minorities in science and engineering fields; participation in higher education pipeline programs such as UC Leads, or McNair Scholars.

Application Process

Applicants should be in one of the following academic majors: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Logic, Statistics, Geophysics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Geology. Applicants should intend to enter a Ph.D. or MA program in Fall 2021. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Students must currently be in good academic standing. US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Undocumented students will be considered. Priority is given to students currently in their final year of study for the bachelors or masters degree.

Consideration will be given to applicants' potential to contribute to higher education through understanding the barriers facing talented students from historically excluded populations who continue to be underrepresented in higher education and scientific careers, as evidenced by life experiences and educational background. Examples include (but are not limited to)  attendance at a minority serving institution; experience with or ability to articulate the barriers facing women and minorities in science and engineering fields; participation in higher education pipeline programs such as UC Leads, or McNair Scholars.