These popular talks are held every Wednesday at
noon in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building on the UC Berkeley campus and are
all free, open to the general public, broadcast live online, and archived on the
An SF Chronicle article details the efforts of three UC Berkeley engineering students who have been recognized by campus
officials for their efforts to help people in impoverished areas of India, Sri
Lanka and Mexico secure clean drinking water and save lives by reducing a
potentially devastating threat to public health.
Two agricultural proposals’one on supporting
urban agriculture in Mexico City and the other on alleviating water scarcity in
California farming’are co-winners of the first annual CITRIS White Paper
competition and will receive $7500 each.
Work by CITRIS researcher Steve Glaser is helping to preserve Masada, a World Heritage Site in Israel. In mid-August, Glaser will set up seismic monitoring stations at the visitors
center at the base of the mountain and at the watchtower on top.