2010 Berkeley Edge Conference, the application deadline is September 8.

Date: Thursday, October 7-Sunday, October 10, 2010
Dear Colleague,

UC Berkeley is pleased to announce a new application deadline of September
8 for the eleventh annual Berkeley Edge Conference, October 7-10, 2010. We
invite you to recommend science, mathematics and engineering students for
the conference.
The Berkeley Edge Conference, sponsored by the National Science
Foundation's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP),
is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students who are
competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs in science, math and
engineering to apply to UC Berkeley.

If a student you recommend is chosen, UC Berkeley will provide all travel,
lodging, and meals for your student.

The conference program includes workshops on preparing competitive
applications for graduate admission and fellowships. A highly valued
aspect of the conference is the pre-arranged individual and group meetings
with UCB faculty for each participating student in their department of
interest. Participants also are given tours of the science and engineering
departments and research facilities. The National Laboratories in the San
Francisco Bay Area—LBNL, LLNL and Sandia, showcase the research
opportunities they offer to Berkeley graduate students. Several formal and
informal sessions with current students on graduate studies and graduate
student life at Berkeley are lively, informative, and enjoyable. There are
opportunities for participants to tour the local area.

The application deadline is September 8, 2010 for faculty, research
scientists, and other mentors to recommend students for the Berkeley Edge
Conference 2010. This is also the deadline for recommended students to
complete their applications on-line. Applications will be reviewed on a
first come, first served basis and students will be informed of their
application status in late-September. An emergency deadline may be
established for those students on the quarter system, and will be
published in late-August.
To recommend your students on-line and for more information, please visit
our website:

Please let your students know that you have recommended them.  Please
inform them that their on-line applications and transcripts are due by
September 8 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Thank you for your ongoing support for the Berkeley Edge Conference and
our work to increase diversity at the graduate level in science,
mathematics and engineering.

Colette Patt, Ph.D., Director
NSF-AGEP/Berkeley Edge Program -- Elizabeth RookstoolManager,Berkeley Edge
(NSF-AGEP & LPFI), Cal Teach, Math for America, and Science Diversity
Programs Mathematical and Physical Sciences Diversity and Education
Center101 Durant HallUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeley, CA
94720-2920Phone: (510) 643-3813Fax: (510) 643-2261Office:  475 Evans Hall