“We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.” – Bill Bryson
CalDay is the perfect opportunity for potential new undergraduate students to get to know one of the most prestigious universities on the planet. This coming Saturday, April 16th, high school seniors, their families, and the already Cal-bound community will be participating in a series of events, exhibitions and lecture series that intend to depict what is it like to be a member of Berkeley: a community that never ceases to innovate, disrupt, and be curious enough to try and enact change that matters.
What is CalDay? Each year UC Berkeley hosts an open house to welcome the community, prospective students, current students, kids, families, and other visitors to campus. This year there will be over 400 events taking place, so there will definitely be something for everyone! Featured events include a celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, a panel of politics experts working to make sense of this unique election season, and a community coloring event (i.e.
Today, students came together for the first annual IEOR Graduate Student Symposium. PhD students presented on a broad array of topics representative of the many areas where IEOR tools are applicable including supply chains, energy systems, robotics, health care, neuroimaging, and others. This first symposium was initiated and organized by graduates with the goal of helping PhD students connect and share research.
The latest U.S. News rankings have just been released and the UC Berkeley Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) department is now ranked #2 (tied) overall for IEOR graduate programs. Congratulations to the IEOR faculty, students, and staff for their hard work to consistently deliver a high-ranking program. Berkeley IEOR was previously ranked #3 according to the report.
Last night, IEOR alumni convened at ThirstyBear Brewing Company in San Francisco to see old friends and professors, meet the IEOR staff, and get re-connected with UC Berkeley. Thanks to everyone who participated! We look forward to seeing you at the next event.
The cockroach — elusive, prolific, and disgusting. Most would be happy to never see the little pest again. But what if cockroaches, (or what we can learn from them), could actually help humanity?