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CalDay 2018

April 21, 2018



The weather in Berkeley (and the Bay Area) can vary greatly throughout the day.  It is best to dress in layers, bring a sweater/sweatshirt, a hat and/or sunglasses, apply sunscreen (and bring it with you to re-apply during the day).  The campus is quite large and comfortable walking shoes are a must for exploring. 


All events will take place in 3107 Etcheverry Hall, unless otherwise noted

Nuclear Engineering Information and Q&A Session
Time: 10am-10:50am

Speaker: Karl van Bibber, Professor

Description: Get all of your questions answered about the Nuclear Engineering Major and the Department!


Nuclear Engineering: What’s That?
Time: 11am-11:50am

Speaker: Massamiliano Fratoni, Assistant Professor

Description: “Nuclear engineering” – What does that mean?
Nuclear engineers – what do they do? Have you ever wondered? The answers to these questions may be more varied than you expect. Come hear about all of the different things nuclear engineers do, and what these career options look like.


Dosimeter Talk
Time: 1pm-1:50pm

Description: Come learn about Berkeley’s international dosimeter network Dosenet, a radiation sensor network that helps to illustrate naturally occurring background radiation. Dosenet is also a public educational outreach program that teams Berkeley students with local high school students to build understanding of scientific and technologic thinking while engaging and informing the community.

Tour of 1140 lab (former nuclear reactor room)
Time: 2pm-2:50pm

Description: Take a tour of the nuclear engineering lab at Berkeley. This facility formerly housed a nuclear reactor! Meet outside of 3107 Etcheverry Hall for laboratory tours. Safety requirements for tours: long pants/skirts, closed toe shoes, no high heel


*All-day events*

Department of Nuclear Engineering Open House
Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Location: Etcheverry/Soda Hall Breezeway

Description: Come help the Department of Nuclear Engineering celebrate its 60th birthday with experiments and demonstrations, information sessions, our popular tour of the Nuclear Technology Innovation Lab, and more!


Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC)
Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Location: Etcheverry/Soda Hall Breezeway

Description: NSSC representatives will be available to answer questions regarding their work


Nuclear Engineering Student Group: American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Etcheverry/Soda Hall Breezeway

Description: ANS students will be available to answer incoming students’ questions about life as an engineering student at Berkeley


Nuclear Engineering Student Projects
Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Etcheverry/Soda Hall Breezeway

Hosted by: ANS and NSSC students

Description: A backyard nuclear reactor? A mousetrap fission chain-reaction model? See what students have made, and use a Geiger counter to test Fiestaware.


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