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Cal NERDS Updates

It is always wonderful to share updates with our NERD community. #CalNERDS @CalNERDS


Cal NERDS Summer Student Center Hours: Monday through Wed, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cal NERDS Summer Research Program: Monday, June 10th to Friday, August 2nd, 2023 (eight weeks)




Cal NERDS STAR.berkeley.edu data validation project team (May 2023)
Cal NERDS STAR.berkeley.edu data validation project team
Lawrence Livermore National Lab Field Trip (May 2023)
Lawrence Livermore National Lab Field Trip (May 2023)
Congratulations to all of our Cal NERDS Graduates!
Congratulations to all of our Cal NERDS Graduates (May 2023)!

April 2023 Update | We have just re-opened after being closed for 18 months due to outside building wall reconstruction. Our hours for the spring semester are 10:30 am to 9 pm. Please text Diana if you have any questions at #510.778.5165.

Stephens Hall rennovation is still in progress (November 2022)
Stephens Hall renovation is still in progress (November 2022)
Intro to Python Coding Boot Camp provides critical computational skill building exposure to first time coders!
Intro to Python Coding Boot Camp provides critical computational skill building exposure to first time coders!

UC Outreach & Recruitment Statewide meeting hosted by UC Davis' Graduate Studies (March 2023)































































































































































































































































UC Outreach & Recruitment Statewide meeting hosted by UC Davis’ Graduate Studies (March 2023)

Cal NERDS Alumni & Author Dr. Jessica Hernandez
Cal NERDS Alumni & Author Dr. Jessica Hernandez

2023 National Edge in Tech Athena Award
2023 National Edge in Tech Athena Award

Thank you to our Cal NERDS staff and donors for making this possible.

Executive Director Diana Lizarraga holding the National Edge in Tech Athena Award (March 2023)
Executive Director Diana Lizarraga holding the National Edge in Tech Athena Award (March 2023)

Images from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium

Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium
Snapshots from our February 2023 NSF CAMP Statewide Symposium

Cal NERDS Staff Holiday Luncheon (December 2022)Upcoming 2023 Panel in Livermore for High School Students from the Girls Who Code Club & Math Club

Cal NERDS Student Directors Holiday Luncheon & Celebration, WFC (December 2022)
Cal NERDS Student Directors’ Holiday Luncheon & Staff Celebration, WFC (December 2022)

Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Puerto Rico Convention Center (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Puerto Rico Convention Center (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Graduate School & Career Expo (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Graduate School & Career Expo (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Our Salsa Instructors prepared us well for dancing in Puerto Rico (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Our Salsa Instructors prepared us well for dancing in Puerto Rico (November 2022)

Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Undergrads & Graduate Students Connecting (November 2022)Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Undergrads & Graduate Students Connecting (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: National Poster Winner Alfred Vargas (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: National Poster Winner Alfred Vargas, UC Irvine Faculty Mentor Dr. Matt Law (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: National Poster Winner Estephanie Alvarez, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tyrone Hayes (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: National Poster Winner Estephannie Alvarez, UC Berkeley Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tyrone Hayes (November 2022)

Cal NERDS SACNAS Trip: La Cueva del Indio, Puerto Rico

Cal NERDS at SACNAS: La Cueva del Indio, Puerto Rico (November 2022)

Cal NERDS at SACNAS: E&I Leadership Dinner Sponsored by VCEI Dania Matos (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: E&I Leadership Dinner Sponsored by VCEI Dania Matos (November 2022)

Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Big NERDY family (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Big NERDY family (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Visit to Arecibo Observatory (November 2022)
Cal NERDS at SACNAS: Visit to Arecibo Observatory funded by NSF (November 2022)

Executive Director Diana Lizarraga organized a new luggage raffle for students. A special thank you to VCEI Dania Matos for sponsoring the costs of the luggage. Cal NERDS is taking 50 NERDS to the 2022 diversity STEM SACNAS Conference.
Executive Director Diana Lizarraga organized a new luggage raffle for students. A special thank you to VCEI Dania Matos for sponsoring the costs of the luggage. Cal NERDS is taking 50 NERDS to the 2022 diversity STEM SACNAS Conference (October 2022).

UC LEADS Statewide Steering Committee Member Professor Filippenko with Cal NERDS UC LEADS & NSF CAMP Scholars
UC LEADS Statewide Steering Committee Member Professor Filippenko with Cal NERDS UC LEADS & NSF CAMP Scholars (October 2022)

Community Building Dinner with Berkeley Collegium Professor Ma
Community Building Dinner with Berkeley Collegium Professor Ma (October 2022)

Cal NERDS STEM Role Model Luncheon (September 2022)
Cal NERDS STEM Role Model Luncheon (September 2022)

NSF LSAMP Statewide Site Visit Student Luncheon
NSF LSAMP Statewide Site Visit Student Luncheon (September 2022)

Excited to welcome Astro Major Kate join our team as a Student Director
Excited to welcome Astro Major Kate join our team as a Student Director
Cal NERDS Scholar Martin Beshara earns top research presentation at Statewide Conference (Feb. 2022)
Cal NERDS Scholar Martin Beshara earns top research presentation at Statewide Conference (Feb. 2022)
Cal NERDS Student Salsa Instructors Isaac and Astrid
Cal NERDS Student Salsa Instructors Isaac and Astrid (February 2022) teach 50 NERDS at our Student Center!

Fall 2021 | By the end of the semester, we were open 10 am to 9 pm (Monday through Friday).

McNair High School Students Visit Our Cal NERDS Student Center
McNair High School Students Visit Our Cal NERDS Student Center
Graduate Students and Undergraduate STEM students connecting!
Cal NERDS Graduate Students and Undergraduate STEM students connecting after our Taco Tuesday Event
STAR.berkeley.edu GIS Mapping Scavenger Hunt
STAR.berkeley.edu GIS Mapping Scavenger Hunt
Student Director Reunion
Cal NERDS Student Director Reunion
Cal NERDS Student Directors Putting Together Our Sewing Table
Cal NERDS Student Directors Putting Together Our Sewing Table
Cal NERDS Student Directors help install our STEM joke wall
Cal NERDS Student Directors help install our STEM joke wall
Cal NERDS Director Diana Lizarraga after all the food is stocked up in the 'cube'
Cal NERDS Director Diana Lizarraga after all the food is stocked up in the “CUBE”
Cal NERDS Director Diana Lizarraga shopping for our Cal NERDS Micro-Food Pantry, the 'cube'
Cal NERDS Director Diana Lizarraga shopping for our Cal NERDS Micro-Food Pantry, the “CUBE”
BioEngineering Oriented Community College Students visit our Cal NERDS Student Center
Bioengineering Oriented Community College Students visit our Cal NERDS Student Center

bright flyer announcing a summer speaker of the week with a headshot photo
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 1: Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Romina Rodriguez and Cal NERDS Supporter Dr. Josephine Moreno
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 1: Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Romina Rodriguez and Cal NERDS Supporter Dr. Josephine Moreno
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 2: Cal NERDS Alum Tony Lai, Director Diana Lizarraga, and Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Crystal Bray.
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 2: Cal NERDS Alum Tony Lai, Director Diana Lizarraga, and Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Crystal Bray.
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 3: Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Mireille Kamariza and Cal NERDS Supporter Dr. Joseph Brown.
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 2: Cal NERDS Alum Tony Lai, Director Diana Lizarraga, and Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Crystal Bray.
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 5 (FYI No Week 4 due to 4th of July Holiday): Dr. Ian Mitroff and Cal NERDS Supporter Dr. Alberto Ledesma
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 2: Cal NERDS Alum Tony Lai, Director Diana Lizarraga, and Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Crystal Bray.
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 6: Cal NERDS Alum Renata Barreto-Montenegro, Derek Haseltine, Dr. Jessica Seeliger, and Graduate Student Jordan Doman.
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 2: Cal NERDS Alum Tony Lai, Director Diana Lizarraga, and Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Crystal Bray.
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 7: Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Franklin Dollar, Director Diana Lizarraga, and Graduate students Nafisa Elghazali, Luis Valentin-Alvarado, and Anthony Garcia
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 2: Cal NERDS Alum Tony Lai, Director Diana Lizarraga, and Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Crystal Bray.
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 8: Cal NERDS Student Director Nick Melamed and Cal NERDS Supporter Rebecca Anderson.
Featured Cal NERDS Summer Speaker Series Week 2: Cal NERDS Alum Tony Lai, Director Diana Lizarraga, and Cal NERDS Alum Dr. Crystal Bray.
Mentoring Session with Cal NERDS Faculty Mentor Professor Scott Moura
Business Core Competencies Workshop
Business Core Competencies Workshop

Feb Cal NERDS Mixer
Feb Cal NERDS Mixer
Undergradaute Research Opportunities Feb 2021 Flyer
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Feb 2021 Flyer
STEM Speaker Series Speaker
STEM Speaker Series
UC LEADS 2019/2020 Scholars Prepare for our March Statewide Symposium
UC LEADS 2019/2020 Scholars Prepare for our March Statewide Symposium
Cal NERDS Alum Areidy Returns to Give a Talk
Cal NERDS Alum Areidy returns home to us and delivers a great talk!
We hosted graduate student and first gen python coding bootcamps during fall 2020
We hosted graduate student and first gen python coding bootcamps during fall 2020
Inspiring talk by Professor Grace O'Connell
Inspiring fall talk by Professor Grace O’Connell
We hosted three Cal Fresh workshops during fall 2020
Kudos to Student Directors Nick Melamed and Karla Palos Castellanos for hosting Cal Fresh workshops during fall 2020
Cal NERDS Scholar Gael is featured by Cal
Cal NERDS Scholar Gael is featured by Cal, check it out: https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/05/13/student-gael-flores-on-his-journey-from-sheet-metal-worker-to-physicist/