The 2017 UC LEADS Symposium was held at UC Los Angeles on March 11, 2017


    UC LEADS scholars engage with faculty judges and fellow scholars as they present their research


    UC LEADS Scholars present their research


    UC LEADS Scholars present their research


    Scholars take in the research and experience of faculty keynote speakers


    Scholars race around UCLA on a team building scavenger hunt


    Scholars receive Top Honors and Honorable Mentions for their poster presentations

  • UC LEADS Scholars

    UC LEADS scholars celebrate a successful day

UC Berkeley

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2017 Visiting UC LEADS Scholars


*We will be hositing five UC LEADS summer visiting research scholars. We would like to congratulate the following five visiting scholars.

*Liya Oster, Biophysics, UCLA

*Christine Rahal, Chemistry, UCSD

*Carlos Osuna, Nano-Engineering, UCSD

*Bonnie Lam, UCLA

*Melvin Abzun, Engineering, UCSC


*Visiting Scholar Program Dates:

Sunday, June 18th to Sunday, August, 13, 2017

--Move in: Sunday, June 18, 2017 (after 3 pm)

--Program Orientation: Monday, June  19, 2017

--First day in Lab: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

--Last day of Program: Friday, August 11, 2017

--Move out: Saturday, August 12, 2017 by noon

*Please note: we do not provide parking, those arrangements will have to be made on your own. You will be getting two meals a day and staying in a single room. Your research stipend should be organized by your home campus. You must take your home campus research safety course before you come to our campus. Your lab may ask you to take addtional safety training and acquire additional identification - so please submit those requirements to Director Lizarraga by the end of May 2017.


*UC LEADS is housed in the Cal NERDS program along with a few other diversity STEM programs. Please text or call Director Lizarraga at #510.778.5165 if you are interested. Our website is http://calnerds.berkeley.edu


UC Berkeley Graduate School Information and Resources


*Eight short Youtube videos on How to Apply to Graduate School



*UC Berkeley Graduate Division Admissions



*UC Berkeley Graduate School Application Fee Waiver for  UC LEADS Fee Scholars (update August 2016)

--The Graduate Divison at our campus has let us know that current UC LEADS Scholars can receive a free fee waiver to apply to UC Berkeley graduate program during their senior year. Please select the box on the applicaiton that says "UC LEADS". The Graduate Division may ask to you to verify your participation after you have applied.

--If the student is no longer an undergraduate then they are not eligible at this time for a fee waiver.


*UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Services

If you would like to learn about UC Berkeley's efforts to help support Undocumented Students, please consider visiting our website:



*UC Berkeley Graduate Diversity At Our Campus - Graduate Division Contacts (contact them!)


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