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Berkeley Edge Conference now November 5th

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
text Berkeley Edge Conference Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th, 2021 superimposed on close-up photo of Campanille at UC Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley Edge Conference for Prospective Graduate Students in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Friday, November 5th


THE CONFERENCE—The Berkeley Edge Conference is designed to encourage undergraduate students who are competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs to apply to UC Berkeley. The conference has a long history of removing barriers to the advancement of students from populations that have been historically underrepresented in science.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES—The conference program includes workshops on preparing competitive applications for graduate admission and for fellowships, pre-arranged meetings with UCB faculty for each participating student, meetings with current graduate students, and virtual tours of Berkeley’s science departments and research facilities.

ELIGIBILITY—Applicants from the following academic majors are eligible: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Logic, Statistics, and Earth and Planetary Sciences (Atmosphere, Oceans, Climates, Geochemistry, Geobiology, Geophysics, and Planetary Sciences). Applicants should intend to enter a Ph.D. or MA program in Fall 2022. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Students must 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.

THE NOMINATION/APPLICATION PROCESS—Faculty, research scientists and mentors must complete an online nomination for a student to attend the Berkeley Edge Conference AND students must also complete an online application. The online nomination/application is available at:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 25th at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time

Organized by Berkeley Edge Conference, University of California, Berkeley Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Diversity and Education Center

Phone: (510) 642-0919



Note: This conference was originally scheduled over two days for October 15th & 16th but has been consolidated into one day and moved to November 5th.


Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division

Applied Mathematics
Earth and Planetary Science
Atmosphere, Oceans and Climates Geochemistry and Geobiology
Planetary Sciences