Category: UC Berkeley

2020’s wake up calls stir action in STEM

As scientists, we’re taught to believe in objectivity; in washing our hands of biases in pursuit of truth. As academics scrambling up an increasingly precarious career ladder, we’re taught to believe in meritocracy; that anyone who tries hard enough can succeed. But clinging to objectivity, meritocracy, and apoliticism often blinds scientists to the inequities they
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A Framework That Makes the Farm Work

Wisconsinite sheep did not have a good year in 2019. Farmers’ losses made the headlines — “ lost in Wood County,” “dozens of sheep slaughtered by wolves.” These deaths were most, if not all, of these farmers’ livestock. While the United States Department of Agriculture compensated these farmers for their losses because grey wolves
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The Berkeley Science Review at Cal Week

As many campus activities moved online after the Bay Area’s shelter-at-home order, UC Berkeley’s Cal Day has done the same. Newly-admitted undergraduate students and their families can explore the university through Cal Week, a virtual open house from April 18–24 that will showcase what the Berkeley campus has to offer. Join the Berkeley Science Review
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Clarity of Thought: An Interview with Somayeh Sojoudi

This article is part of STEMinism in the Spotlight, a monthly interview series. Somayeh Sojoudi is an assistant professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) and Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Shahed University (in Tehran, Iran), her master’s degree in ECE from Concordia University, and
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