Science at Cal thanks you for your enthusiastic support of our year-round live events and activities. While these efforts are on hold, we’re compiling a virtual celebration of the wonders of Berkeley STEM research through a new weekly newsletter called "Science at Cal @Home".

Starting with this edition, we’ll be sharing videos, lectures, articles, and activities for you and your family to enjoy. There’s a lot here to get you started, and we promise more wonders and delights to come…so please stay tuned!

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And most of all, take care and be well!
The Science at Cal Team
March Highlights
A special section featuring science and scientists from our postponed March events
The Many Uses of Geometry
 Prof . Carlo H. Séquin
Carlo H. Séquin , Professor of Computer Science, had an early fascination with numbers which led him on a career path to utilize geometry in diverse situations from designing buildings and electronics to geometric art sculptures. Check out some of Carlo's other videos on Numberphile!
Editing the Code of Life: The Future of Genome Editing
Prof. Jennifer Doudna
Jennifer Doudna, Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, discusses gene-editing with CRISPR. Learn more about CRISPR gene editing from the Innovative Genomics Institute .
Demystifying Plant Science
Daniel Wescott interview, video by Julian Temblador 
Daniel Wescott, graduate student in the Plant & Microbial Biology, explains how better understanding photosynthesis can help the agricultural sector minimize environmental impact. Learn more about the CLEAR Project .
Caminos en Ciencia
Dr. Enrique Lin
Science at Cal’s newest program, Caminos de la Ciencia , engages UC Berkeley scientists with the Spanish-speaking community through valuable partnerships.

One of our March speakers for Caminos de la Ciencia, Enrique Lin, postdoctoral researcher at the Innovative Genomics Institute, co-hosts a Spanish-language podcast named similarly to our monthly seminar series in Spanish. Check out and share the Caminos en Ciencia Podcast!
Deep Look - KQED
Need a quick dose of some cool and tiny natural history? Check out Deep Look, a video series created by KQED. These selections feature Berkeley researchers.

The Science of Happiness
Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe
There's a mysterious dark substance that appears to be causing the accelerated expansion of the universe. This lecture features Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy at UC Berkeley.


Discover the latest news in science, technology, and university life. All content created, managed, and written by UC Berkeley graduate students. Check out their latest journal release and blog!

Hear from BSR undergraduate staff about their research at Berkeley, interviews with faculty members, reviews of recent scientific publications (books), and articles on current issues in science.
Citizen Science
Notes from Nature: CalBug!
This week's featured Citizen Science project is Cal Bug! Organized by the Essig Museum of Entomology, you can help catalog 100+ years worth of data about North American butterflies and make it available to everyone.

Head on over to the Essig Museum citizen science page to learn how to join the project, and while you're there, don't forget to sign up for their newsletter!
Cal Bug - Butterfly catalog project
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