Science at Cal offers a series of four monthly public lectures, offered at different times and locations in order to serve the public.

Lecture Series

On Campus | Second Saturdays at 11 AM PT

Originating in 2009 and bit more formal than the rest of our offerings, the Science at Cal Lecture Series features in-depth public science lectures from renowned UC Berkeley researchers.

Grounds for Science

In-Person | Weekday Evenings

Grounds for Science is a public science talk series that includes exciting short talks on cutting-edge topics organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students.

Midday Science Cafe

Virtual | Third Thursdays at 12 PM PT

Brought to you by UC Berkeley’s Science at Cal and Berkeley Lab’s Government & Community Relations Office, Midday Science Cafe is a virtual series that highlights compelling and complementary research from both institutions.

Caminos de la Ciencia

Evento presencial | tardes de lunes a viernes

Ciencia en Cal invita a científicos e investigadores de la Universidad de California, Berkeley a compartir su inspiración y entusiasmo por la ciencia con nuestra comunidad.

In-Person | Weekday Evenings

Caminos de la Ciencia is an effort to bring STEM research at UC Berkeley to the Spanish-speaking community through partnerships and cooperation. We present Spanish-language science talks and bilingual hands-on activities in local neighborhood spaces.

Archive: East Bay Science Cafe

This science cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. We encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!