STAR Community Highlights Blog

Welcome to our micro-blog on living the dream - a look into our UC Berkeley NERDY life. We will be writing about events, people, programs, books, resources, etc. We will also answer the age old question - how do you know if you are a NERD?

September 13, 2023 | By

Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS): UC Berkeley Initiatives

Electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) have become increasingly significant in innovation in today's technological landscape; however, there remains a large disparity in the representation…


Celebrating 100 years
July 6, 2023 | By Yulissa Oceguera Barragan

Opto Camp

Many students don’t realize that UC Berkeley has its own school of optometry. Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science offers two programs: a PhD program and a Doctor of Optometry…

June 29, 2023 | By Yulissa Oceguera Barragan

Resource Highlight: UC Berkeley Food Pantry

The UC Berkeley Food Pantry is an emergency relief program that is designed to meet the short-term food security needs of the UC Berkeley community, which includes all UC Berkeley students, staff,…

Three students celebrate with medals around their necks
August 31, 2022 | By Diana Lizarraga

UC LEADS pre-PhD program puts students on the path to success

Now over 20 years old, UC LEADS boasts a 75% success rate of their scholars going on to STEM graduate programs.