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S.T.E.M Careers Lunch Talk: What is Berkeley Doing About Climate Change? – Wed., May 4 @ 12:30 pm, Rm 431

2 May 2016

Interested in clean energy and urban resilience? Come learn about the City of Berkeley’s climate action and how you can contribute!

Join us for a presentation by Katie Van Dyke and Sarah Moore of the Office of Energy and Sustainable Development, City of Berkeley, on Wednesday, May 4, from 12:30 – 1:15 pm in Room 431.

Katie Van Dyke and Sarah Moore work to implement Berkeley’s Climate Action Plan, the community’s blueprint for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They’ll explain how and why they track these emissions and what Berkeley is doing to reduce greenhouse gases and to prepare its residents, students, and businesses for the impacts of climate change.

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Spring 2016 Science Seminar Series: Innumerable Globes Like This One? – Dr. Tori Hoehler, Thurs., April 28, from 7 – 8 pm

24 April 2016

Is there life beyond our solar system? The Berkeley City College Biotechnology Program invites you to a fascinating presentation by Tori Hoehler, Ph.D., to explore  “Innumerable Globes Like This One?” on Thursday, April 28, from 7 – 8 PM in the BCC Auditorium. Reception from 6:30 – 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public.


OCloseup of a satellite in orbitur galaxy probably hosts billions of planetary systems. How many of those globes are “like this one” and how can we determine whether life has taken hold there? What is the science of searching for life beyond our solar system and how will we seek evidence of inhabited worlds in the future?


Dr. Tori HoehlerTori Hoehler is a Research Scientist in the Space Sciences and Astrobiologyy Division of NASA Ames Research Center. He was part of the Mars Curiosity Rover science team and NASA’s new Europa Multiple Flyby Mission science plannign team. He is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, and was the American Geophysical Union’s 2009 Carl Sagan Lecturer.


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Seminar Announcement


CIRM logo and the Berkeley City College Biotechnology Program

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S.T.E.M. Caeers Lunch Talk: The Road to Environmental Engineering ~ My Role in the Water Crisis by Dr. Jessica Ray on Thurs., April 7, 12:30 pm, Rm 431

1 April 2016

Dr. Jessica RayThe  next S.T.E.M. careers lunch talk speaker is Jessica Ray, Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley Miller Institute. Her talk “The Road to Environmental Engineering: My Role on the Water Crisis”  will be on April 7, Thursday, from 12:30 till 1:15 pm in room 431.


Jessica received a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009. She remained at Washington University to receive a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering. Her research interests included transport of nanoparticles in water treatment processes and using nanoparticles to improve water treatment technologies. In 2015, Jessica received the UC Berkeley Miller Institute Research Fellowship. She examines engineered geomedia used to treat urban storm water for water conservation.


View the S.T.E.M flyer below:

S.T.E.M. Careers Talk Flyer

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S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk: Energy Efficiency – How to Make Buildings Smarter – Tues., Dec. 1, @ 12:30 – 1:15 PM, Rm 431

22 November 2015

Jason Trager, Ph.D., presents our next S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk about Energy Efficiency: How to Make Buildings Smarter, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 12:30 – 1:15 PM, in Room 431, at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley.


Dr. Jason TragerJason is an energy scientist and sustainability engineer with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He is CEO and Co-Founder of Persistent Efficiency Inc. which was founded with the goal of providing cost-effective, sustainable energy-monitoring solutions. He also founded the Art Rosenfeld fellowship for energy efficiency at UC Berkeley and has created several job positions at UC Berkeley for undergraduates through his Sustainability Champions Internship program.


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Flyer on Energy Efficiency talk

For more information about the S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talks, please visit the Berkeley City College Science Department website.

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Science Seminar Series – Dr. Christopher Change Presents: A Synthetic Leaf for Solar-to-Chemical Conversion, Thurs., Dec. 3 @ 7-8 PM, Auditorium

22 November 2015

Can we create artificial photosynthesis systems to make fuels, food, and biodegradable materials? Join us for Dr. Christopher Chang’s presentation at our next Science Seminar Series on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 7 – 8 pm in the Auditorium at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley. This event is free and open to the public.


Dr. Christopher ChangDr. Chang is Professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. His research is focused on chemical biology and inorganic chemistry, with particular interests in molecular imaging and catalysis applied to neuroscience, metabolic and infectious diseases, and sustainable energy. Most recently Dr. Chang was awarded the 2013 American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award in Graduate Education, the 2013 Baekeland Prize, and the 2015 Blavatnik Award in Chemistry.


The Fall 2015 Science Seminar Series is hosted by the Berkeley City College Science and Biotechnology Department, and sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Peralta Colleges.


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Flyer for Dr. Chang's Presentation


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BCC Science Seminar Series: Dr. Daniela Kaufer Presents “Your Brain on Stress” – Thurs., Nov. 5 @ 7 pm, Auditorium

28 October 2015

Dr. Daniela KauferThe Berkeley City College Science Department continues the Science Seminar Series this semester by inviting distinguished speakers from diverse areas of scientific research to speak about their fields.


The next lecture will be on Thursday, November 5,  at 7 pm. Please join BCC students, faculty, staff and friends for a fun and informative lecture by Dr. Daniela Kaufer,  professor of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute UC Berkeley,  presenting Your Brain on Stress.


Dr. Kaufer was featured in the SF Chronicle.  The article  is about the effect of brief periods of stress on mental performance. Fascinating!


Please see the lecture flyer below for more details about the event.

Daniela Kaufer flyer


All of the seminars are free and open to the public. The reception starts at 6:30pm.

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S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk: Biomechanics – How Forces Act in Bones, Lungs and Cancer, Wed., Oct. 28, Rm 431, 12:30 – 1:15 pm

12 October 2015

Claire Robertson, Ph.D., presents our next S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk on Biomechanics: How Forces Act in Bones, Lungs and Cancer. The presentation will be held in Room 431, 4th floor, from 12:30 – 1:15 PM, Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley.


Dr. Robertson is a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. She will discuss airway biomechanics and extracellular matrix proteins. This knowledge is important to our understanding of human diseases.


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Biomechanics flyer



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Fall 2015 Science Seminar Series: David Sedlak, Ph.D., Presents “The Fourth Urban Water Revolution” on Thurs., Oct. 15, from 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium

6 October 2015

Urban water systems undergo rapid change to meet societal needs. We have the potential to solve some of the most difficult water problems. What are the new technologies and management approaches?


Join us on Thursday, October 15, 2015, for Dr. David Sedlak’s presentation on “The Fourth Urban Water Revolution”, in the Berkeley City College Auditorium, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. This event is open to public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, in downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station. There are two parking garages, one adjacent to BCC and the other across the Center Street from the college.


Dr. David SedlakDr. Sedlak is the Malozemoff Professor at UC Berkeley and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure. His research focuses on developing cost-effective, safe, and sustainable systems to manage water resources. He is the recipient of the 2014 Clarke Prize for excellence in water research and the author of the book, Water 4.0.


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The Fourth Urban Water Revolution flyer


The Fall 2015 Science Seminar Series is hosted by Berkeley City College and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine,






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