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 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (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.

Our Mission

Science at Cal connects UC Berkeley 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.
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 Thanks

Science at Cal gives special thanks to:
  • UC Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for their generous support.
  • Members of the Science at Cal Advisory Council for contributing their expertise and experience toward the sustainability and advancement of our work.
  • Members of the Science at Cal network whose participation is the foundation of Science at Cal.
  • Bernard Sadoulet, Professor of Physics and Director of UC Institute for Nuclear/Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, for guidance and in-kind support.
  • COPUS for creating a dynamic national forum for the ongoing celebration of science.

Who do we serve?

The Public!

Over 70% of our audience in 2021 were community members.

Cal’s STEM Community!

We feature cutting-edge research from across UC Berkeley’s STEM departments.
Learn more about Science at Cal’s impact on our communities by reading our Annual Report.


Your gift to Science at Cal will help support programs and activities that engage and inform the public about the wonders, excitement and relevance of science research at UC Berkeley. We thank you for your support! Donate online at give.berkeley.edu. Donate by check made payable to UC Regents. On the memo line, please note “for Science at Cal Gift Fund.” Mail to: U.C. Berkeley University Relations P.O. Box 774 Berkeley, CA 94701-0774   Gift acknowledgement letters are sent upon receipt so that you may use this record for tax reporting purposes. The University of California is a public, nonprofit educational institution exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Tax Code. The University’s Tax ID (EIN) # is 94-6002123.

Contact Us

We’re happy to hear from you! Please direct inquiries about Science at Cal to scienceatcal@berkeley.edu