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Pipeline Programs

SRC Intel Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

EECS undergraduates may participate in the Semiconductor Research Corporation Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SRC-URO), piloted in Spring 2006 (then called the Intel Undergraduate Research Program). SRC-URO matches undergraduates with EECS faculty mentors for summer or academic year research.

SUPERB-Information Technology for Sustainability (ITS)

Since 1990, EECS has invited a diverse group of undergraduates to spend 8 weeks on campus conducting research with supervision by EECS faculty and graduate students. Nine former SUPERB students have earned Ph.D. degrees. SUPERB is supported by the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates(REU) Program.

The Berkeley Edge Program

The annual fall Berkeley Edge Conference brings underrepresented students who are competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs to the Berkeley campus. The conference introduces prospective students to physical science faculty members. It provides pragmatic advice about Berkeley's graduate program application process and the process for winning fellowships.

Engineering Preview Day

Engineering Preview Day is a brand new program put on by Berkeley's College of Engineering. Engineering Preview Day is designed for juniors interested in applying to Berkeley Engineering Ph.D. Programs.  Students selected for this program meet individually with faculty members and receive guidance about how to put together a competitive application to Berkeley. To receive more information please contact: Meltem Erol merol@berkeley.edu

CS KickStart

This is a one week introduction to computer science designed for entering undergraduate female students. In this student-led program, incoming students learn how to program and about different areas of computer science, and meet computer science students and professionals. This program targets incoming students to UC Berkeley who are curious about computer science and are interested in math, science or engineering. Students need no prior skills in programming. The goal is to show participants the creativity and power of computer science and to give them a hands-on experience in programming.

CS Scholars


Launched in Fall 2013, CS Scholars offers a "home" within Cal for undeclared Letters and Science students interested in the Computer Science major. In this program, students receive comprehensive support based on their individual needs, including a cohort-based discussion section for CS 61A and CS 61B, advising, study groups and a community of fellow students interested in computer science. CS Scholars is a community of Berkeley students - diverse in terms of their ethnic, academic, cultural and economic backgrounds - and committed to each others' success.  Priority is given to applicants who are low income and first generation college students.

UC LEADS

UC Leads is a two-year program designed to identify educationally or economically disadvantaged UC undergraduates in mathematics, engineering, or science who show promise of succeeding in doctoral degree programs. The program provides students with educational experiences that prepare them to assume positions of leadership in industry, government, public service, and academia.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. Twenty to thirty McNair Scholars are selected each year to participate in both academic and summer activities. The McNair Scholars Program aims to increase numbers of groups underrepresented in doctoral programs.

Student Organizations

Graduate Student Organizations

Women in Computer Science and Engineering
(WICSE)

Graduate women's group in EECS, meets each Friday at noon.

Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students (BGESS)

Graduate group, founded in 1987 by a group of African American graduate students enrolled at Berkeley. BGESS has dedicated itself to the nurturing of academic and social support systems for students of African Heritage, whose contributions to the fields of Graduate Engineering and Physical Sciences have been historically underrepresented.

Latino Association of Graduate Students in Engineering and Science (LAGSES)

LAGSES provides a cohesive group for incoming and continuing Latino graduate students.

Queers in Computer Science and Engineering (QICSE)

QICSE is the organization of queer graduate students in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at UC Berkeley. QICSE is a social group that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, or queer grad students and their allies within the EECS department by offering them opportunities to connect to each other and with the broader campus community.

Undergraduate Student Organizations

Association of Undergraduate Women in EECS (AWE)

AWE is a student organization at UC Berkeley that supports fellow undergraduate women interested in CS or EE to succeed in all aspects.

Black Engineering and Science Students Association
(BESSA)

Berkeley Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers

Society of Hispanic Engineers and Scientists (HES)

Berkeley Chapter

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Berkeley Chapter

EECS Faculty Alumni

Many graduates of Berkeley's EECS Program are now faculty.

EECS Women Faculty

Fourteen outstanding women faculty teach and conduct research in EECS.

National Engineering Diversity Efforts