Science at Cal brings the wonders of STEM research at UC Berkeley to the community

Celebrate Science!

Science at Cal brings the wonders of STEM research at UC Berkeley to the community. Join our mailing list for updates on public events and programs!

Kepler-69c, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star like our sun, located about 2,700 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. Image: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

East Bay Science Cafe

Thursday, February 13 - Dr. Howard Isaacson

Ignacio Chapela

Caminos de la Ciencia

Wednesday, February 26 - Prof. Ignacio Chapela

Science at Cal

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Our vision

In 2008, Science at Cal was envisioned as a unifying effort to raise public awareness, understanding and appreciation of scientific research at Berkeley. 

To realize this vision, we engage the vast Berkeley STEM community as science communicators and foster creative collaborations among campus and community-based groups who share our commitment to equity and inclusion in STEM education and careers. 

Throughout the year, Science at Cal presents ongoing, free outreach programs in STEM and other disciplines, helps promote other groups’ related efforts, and creates new programs and initiatives at Berkeley and in the community. This broad scope of activities is made possible by Science at Cal’s dynamic network of campus alliances and valuable community partnerships.

Our Mission

Science at Cal connects UC Berkeley Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) researchers with diverse community groups of all ages and backgrounds, for science engagement and learning. Accessibility, inclusiveness, creativity and innovation are hallmarks of Science at Cal events, which reach tens of thousands of people annually.

    • Monthly, free lectures and science cafes with leading researchers in fields from Astronomy to Zoology
    • Hands-on science learning at numerous community events
    • Many more opportunities for science learning throughout the Bay Area
  150 Years of Women at Berkeley

October 3, 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the UC Regents’ unanimous approval of  a resolution by Regent Samuel F. Butterworth: “That young ladies be admitted into the University on equal terms in all respects with young men.”

Cal Day

Save the date! Saturday, April 18, 2020

Get ready for fun new Science Adventures at Cal Day this year!