The Center offers programs to stimulate undergraduate students’ interest in science and engineering, and particularly in energy efficient electronics science. There are E3S programs for undergraduates at different stages of their undergraduate studies. In addition, the Center also provides educational opportunities for faculty in undergraduate institutions. Our initiatives, while open only to US Citizens and Permanent Residents, are designed to ensure and promote the inclusion of diverse groups in science and engineering. In particular, the Center seeks undergraduates and their instructors who are from under-represented minority communities, women, veterans, and/or first in the family attending college.
ETERN: Research Program for Undergraduates of the Center’s Member Institutions
ETERN, E3S Internship, provides a stipend for undergraduates of the Center's member institutions, UC Berkeley, MIT, and Stanford, as they undertake research projects with E3S faculty at their home institution. In addition, the program offers enrichment activities to develop the participants professionally and prepare them for graduate school. - Learn more.
E3S REU: Summer Research Program for Juniors and Seniors
E3S REU, a residential summer research internship program,
offers rising juniors or seniors in Bachelor of Science or Engineering programs nine weeks of research opportunity at
the laboratories of E3S faculty. Participants of this competitive merit-based program undertake cutting edge electrical engineering,
material science, physics and chemistry research projects. They also have access to enrichment activities including seminars,
field trips, as well as one-on-one advice regarding graduate school programs, the process to apply for fellowship,
and a subsidized GRE prep course. The Fall after the completion of the E3S summer internship, participants are expected to continue
their Bachelor of Science or Engineering studies and eventually apply for graduate school.
- Learn about past E3S REU projects.
The program’s main focus is to provide research experiences at the Center for undergraduates from academic institutions that are not member of the Center. However, the program will consider a small number of undergraduates from member institutions who are interested in the research of E3S faculty who are not part of their home institution.
In summer 2014, E3S faculty at UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford and UTEP are hosting upper-division undergraduates to participate in the Center's research.
- Learn more about the 2014 Program.
Transfer-to-Excellence: Program for California Community College Students
Transfer-to-Excellence (TTE), a competitive merit-based program, seeks to inspire California community college students through participation in campus life at UC Berkeley so that they will ultimately transfer and complete their Bachelor’s degree in science and engineering. Before the completion of their community college studies, qualified students are UC Berkeley students during their participation in one of two programs:
TTE REU: a residential program providing nine-weeks of hands-on research experiences in the laboratories of UC Berkeley professors - Learn more about TTE REU.
TTE X-Enroll: a non-residential cross-enrollment program providing free access to a credited undergraduate science, engineering or math course that is listed in UC Berkeley's Schedule of Classes. – Learn more about TTE X-Enroll.Transfer advising is provided to support the TTE goals that program participants will continue a science or engineering curriculum at a community college and eventually transfer to a four-year institution. TTE participants also have access to enrichment activities to enhance their overall preparation and confidence to pursue studies in science and engineering and, eventually, a career that applies their technical education.
E3S Summer Research Workshop
The goal of the Summer Research Workshop is to prepare lower-division undergraduates for future research opportunities. This one-week residential program at Berkeley:
- provides hands-on laboratory experience;
- exposes participants to the field of and careers associated with energy efficient electronics science;
- shares information on where and how undergraduates can secure summer research opportunities;
- motivates students to set their academic goals to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.
This merit-based program is open to freshmen and sophomores in Bachelor of Science or Engineering programs, as well as community college students who are majoring in science or engineering. Successful applicants receive room, board, and travel support. – Learn more.
E3S Teacher Fellows
The Center offers summer fellowships for teachers as a vehicle to support engineering and science instructions in community colleges. Engineering and physical science faculty in California community colleges spends six to nine weeks at the Center engaged in research and curriculum development. The teacher fellows are expected to implement new knowledge and/or novel delivery methods into classroom activities when they return to their home institutions.
The Center is particularly seeking community college instructors, who are interested in enhancing electronic technology curriculum.