Berkeley Edge Program Student Application Form

Thank you for your interest in the Berkeley Edge Conference, November 5 - 7, 2015, at the University of California, Berkeley. If you are invited to the conference, UC Berkeley will provide you with travel (airfare and airport transfer to/from Oakland or San Francisco airport), lodging and meals during the duration of the conference.

Application Instructions:

The Berkeley Edge Conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students who are competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs to apply to UC Berkeley. The Conference is an opportunity for each participating student to start preparing her or his application for graduate study. Accordingly, the conference application helps students start preparing the materials they will need to submit when they apply to doctoral programs in the biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, or physical sciences.

  • Before applying, please review the student eligibility criteria listed on the conference homepage.
  • For each degree you are working towards or have earned (AA/AS, BA/BS, MA/MS), send an official or unofficial transcript to be received by September 25, 2015. Send all documentation to berkeleyedge [at] berkeley.edu (i)young [at] berkeley.edu or The Berkeley Edge Program, 101 Durant Hall #2920, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-2920. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • You must request an online recommendation from a faculty member or program director with whom you have had direct teaching or research interaction. Please direct your recommender to the Berkeley Edge website to complete the recommendation form. All recommendations must be submitted online by the September 25, 2015 deadline. Your application will NOT be reviewed without a recommendation.
  • The online application and recommendation forms must be completed by September 25, 2015. Please read carefully the form instructions:
    • All questions with * must be completed. Your information may be lost and the form may need to be completed again if it is submitted without completing all fields with an *. If there is missing required information, it will prevent the form from being submitted and all the information you filled out likely will be lost and will need to be re-entered. Avoid using the "back" button of your web browser when completing the form.
    • Review the form before you begin. You will be asked over 100 questions. It is important to have all of the required information on hand while completing the form. Some questions will require research and preparation (i.e.: specific Ph.D. program of interest, faculty of interest, and statements). You may want to print out this form to serve as a worksheet before completing the form on-line. You may also want to prepare in advance your statments in a word processing program and "cut and paste" them into the form fields.
    • You must have a valid email address to use this form. We will use the address in our initial correspondence with you.

For more information, please see the Berkeley Edge Conference homepage or contact Ira Young at 510-642-5777 or via email at iyoung [at] berkeley.edu or write to the Berkeley Edge Program, University of California, 101 Durant Hall #2920, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-2920.

Student Application

Recommender information
Student information
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Academic year mailing address
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You must enter a valid email address in this field; we will use it for our initial communication with you.
Enter month, day, and year as mm/dd/yyyy. Enter "N/A" if not applicable.
Permanent mailing address
Please enter duplicate information if permanent address is the same as academic year mailing address.
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If different from above.
Enter month, day, and year as mm/dd/yyyy. Enter "N/A" if not applicable.
Personal information
Scholastic information
Enter "N/A" if not currently enrolled.
Enter "N/A" if not currently enrolled.
Enter "N/A" if not currently enrolled.
Enter "N/A" if not currently enrolled.
Please list the courses in which you are enrolled during the current term, one course per line. Enter "N/A" if not currently enrolled.
If you know your course schedule for the following term, enter those courses, one per line.
GRE information
Enter month, day, and year as mm/dd/yyyy
GRE scores
Scholastic background
AS or AA
Enter month, day, and year as mm/dd/yyyy
BS or BA
Enter month, day, and year as mm/dd/yyyy
MS or MA
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Education and research goals
Universities of interest
If you are considering applying for a PhD program, please list three universites in which you are most interested.
Chemical sciences: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Engineering: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physical sciences: Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Departments are listed in the previous question.
Faculty preferences
Please list five Berkeley faculty you would like to meet if selected to participate.
First choice
Second choice
Third choice
Fourth choice
Fifth choice
Research project preferences
Please list three research projects or laboratories you are interested in.
First choice
Second choice
Third choice
If you need to elaborate on any answers provided above, please do so.
Describe briefly your career objectives, and why you would like to attend the conference. 100 word maximum.
Describe your scientific research experience. Explain the purpose of the project(s) and your specific role in the research. 500 word maximum.
Confirmation
By entering my initials below, I confirm the information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand providing false or incomplete information will result in my application being disqualified. Important Reminder: Review this form to be sure you have answered all required fields. If you have completed all questions that have an *, submit it now. If not, please do not attempt to submit the form, as all the information you have entered likely will be lost. Avoid using the "back" button of your web browser until you have submitted the application form. We would like to share your application to the Berkeley Edge Conference with other UC campuses' graduate programs. This will enhance your chances of being provided with information and opportunities by all 10 UC campuses. Please check the following box if you do NOT want your application shared with the other 9 University of California campuses.
I confirm the information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand providing false or incomplete information will result in my application being disqualified