Discovery Event Archive

Utilizing the Discovery Event Archive: 

The Discovery Hub hosts a variety of events that support undergraduates at different phases in their student career - from recently admitted new students to seniors finalizing capstone projects. Utilize the event recordings below to get to know undergraduate discovery opportunities at Berkeley better, sharpen your tool kit, and build your community.

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Cal Day Campus Conversation: Crafting a Journey of Meaning and Purpose

Join Professor Bree Rosenblum, the faculty director of Berkeley Discovery, and three inspiring students in conversation about their journey of Discovery as an undergraduate. Hear how students connected to campus, immersed in engaging courses, and developed personalized culminating projects.

Cal Day Campus Conversation: Crafting a Journey of Meaning and Purpose

How Do Undergraduates at Berkeley Make the Most of Their Education? A Cal Day Presentation for Newly Admitted Students

At UC Berkeley undergraduates develop their academic passions and ideas into hands-on projects that bring a strong sense of purpose to their education and help better the world. We call these projects: "Discovery Projects." In this session, hosted by the Discovery Hub, a variety of students will share their discovery projects as researchers, artists, inventors, community activists, entrepreneurs, and more. Prepare to be inspired!

Cal Week 2022: Academic Opportunities


Undergraduates Working on Environmental and Climate Justice Projects

Environmental justice and climate justice are urgent and essential social movements of our era. This panel discussion, hosted by the Discovery Hub, brings together a range of undergraduates working on research and community projects that support environmental justice and climate justice. The purpose of the event is to share ideas with all Cal students about opportunities on campus to get involved in EJ and CJ work. Student panelists include: Kathryn Wilson (Zero Waste Coalition Chair, DeCal leader), Noah Bussell (renewable energy research, SURF fellow), Mia Campbell (sustainable housing / solar decathlon), Yueyi Che (climate science research, Fung Fellow, SURF fellow), Brooke Chang (Student Environmental Resource Center).

Undergraduates Working on Environmental and Climate Justice Projects


Undergraduate Projects on Community-Engaged Arts and Design

How can art and design make a social impact and build community? How can you get involved in creative discovery and community service? Join us for a conversation with undergraduates from wide ranging disciplines who are deeply involved in campus projects or programs that use arts and design to engage communities.

Undergraduate Projects on Community-Engaged Arts and Design


Undergraduate Projects Exploring CRISPR-Cas9 Technology

UC Berkeley is at the forefront of advancing CRISPR-Cas9 research and associated technologies, and many of our undergraduates are centrally involved in this cutting-edge scientific work. This panel discussion brings together a handful of students to share stories about their work in novel applications of CRISPR and its implications, how they developed their projects, and what people and resources at UC Berkeley have supported their projects. We welcome all students to this event to learn more about opportunities to get involved with discovery projects. Student panelists include: Ted Daniel LIera, Anne Chen, Samantha Lieberman and Allison Bien. The event will be moderated by Dr. Megan Hochstrasser (Education Program Manager at the Innovative Genomics Institute and hosted by Dr. Sean Burns, Director, Undergraduate Discovery Hub.

Undergraduate Projects Exploring CRISPR-Cas9 Technology


Undergraduate Research In the Field of Carceral Studies

UC Berkeley is an important place for innovative research, teaching, and organizing on issues of mass incarceration and racialized state violence. Undergraduates are at the forefront of this urgently important work, and this panel discussion brings together a handful of students to share stories about: their work and its implications, how they developed their projects, and what people and resources at UC Berkeley have supported their projects. We welcome all students to this event to learn more about opportunities to get involved in the field of carceral studies.

Undergraduate Research In the Field of Carceral Studies


Undergraduate Makers, Inventors, and Designers @ Cal

Are you interested in what innovation as a Berkeley undergraduate student looks like? Join us for a conversation with five undergraduates who are deeply involved in maker, inventor, and design communities on campus. Learn about their experiences in building solar cars, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and software. And find out more about what you can do at Berkeley.

Undergraduate Makers, Inventors, and Designers @ Cal