Berkeley Edge Conference for Prospective Graduate Students

University of California, Berkeley

Fourteenth Annual Berkeley Edge Conference for Prospective Graduate Students in the Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, and Mathematics

Thursday, October 24-Saturday, October 26, 2013

THE CONFERENCE—The Berkeley Edge Conference supports and encourages students to apply to UC Berkeley’s PhD programs in science, mathematics and engineering. UC Berkeley will provide all travel, lodging and meals.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES—The conference program includes workshops on preparing competitive applications for graduate admission and fellowships. A highly valued aspect of the conference is the pre-arranged individual and group meetings with UC Berkeley faculty for each participating student in their department of interest.

Participants also are given tours of the science and engineering departments and research facilities.

The National Laboratories in the San Francisco Bay Area: LBNL, LLNL and Sandia, showcase the research opportunities they offer to Berkeley graduate students. Several formal and informal sessions with current students on graduate studies and graduate student life at Berkeley are lively, informative, and enjoyable.

There are opportunities for participants to tour the local area.

ELIGIBILITY—Science, Mathematics, or Engineering Ph.D. goal. Minimum G.P.A. of 3.2 and currently in good academic standing. Academic major in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering. US Citizenship or Permanent Residency. Please visit for additional eligibility information.

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: September 22, 2013 

For more information, contact:

Tiffany Shaleen Reardon
Academic Achievement Adviser/Diversity& Achievement Coordinator
Engineering Student Services/Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
UC Berkeley College of Engineering