Naomi Sagan on the HKN Zoom panel, Cal Week 2020

EECS Cal Week

EECS students, faculty, and staff host a variety of events on Cal Day to introduce the world to our community. During the COVID campus shutdown, this event will be held as Virtual Cal Week and will focus exclusively on students admitted to our undergraduate programs.

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Are you interested in attending our events?

Check the Berkeley Admitted Students website and your My Application Portal (MAP@Berkeley) for updates and information on how to register for Cal Week events. For any further questions about registration, please check any communications from the Office of Admissions and contact them directly.

Date

Saturday, April 24 to Friday, April 30, 2021

Accessibility

If you require an accommodation for effective communication or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in our virtual events, please contact Gina Garcia at eecs-calday@eecs.berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 days in advance of the event.

Information Sessions

Computer Science Major Information Session for Students admitted to L&S 

Sunday, April 25th  |  View Pre-recorded Video

John Canny, CS Division Chair and John DeNero, Vice Chair of EECS Undergraduate Matters

Detailed information about the BA program in Computer Science at UC Berkeley for students admitted to the 2021-2022 academic year.


EECS Major Information Session for Students admitted to COE

Sunday, April 25th  |  View Pre-recorded Video

Prof. Jeff Bokor, EECS Chair

Detailed information about the BS program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley for students admitted to the 2021-2022 academic year.


The Beauty & Joy of Binary Numbers

Tuesday, April 27, 4:00-5:00PM | Video of Presentation

Prof. Dan Garcia

We will teach you fundamental principles of computer science through an interactive example, a magic trick, and a very famous (yet simple) game you’ll never lose again!


CS/EECS Advising Q&A

Wednesday, April 28, 12:00-1:00PM | Video of Presentation

After watching our major information sessions, join our advising team for Q&A. Ask your questions over live chat!


EECS/CS Life from a Student Perspective

Friday, April 30, 12:00-1:00PM  | Video of Presentation

Come to an open discussion with current students about the EECS and L&S Computer Science programs.

Student-led Events

AWE Student Panel for Women in CS/EECS

Sunday, April 25, 11:30AM - 1:00PM  | Video of Presentation

The Association of Women in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (AWE) invites you to our virtual panel. You will learn about the life of a Berkeley CS or EECS student, understand what our organization does, meet other prospective Cal students, and connect with current women in CS and EECS at Cal. Join the  AWE Facebook group​ for new admits to connect with us and each other! Send us your questions in advance here.


HKN Mythbusters: EE/CS Edition

Sunday, April 25, 2-3pm | Video of Presentation

What does student life at Berkeley look like, really? There are a lot of rumors floating around, but we’re here with the candid truth! Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the EECS Honor Society, as we explore the facts and fiction about being a Golden Bear! Bring all of your questions!


CS Kickstart: Exploring Double Majors and Minors as an EE/CS Student

Sunday, April 30, 4:00-5:30PM | Video of Presentation

Did you know that CS and EECS are only two of the 150+ majors and minors offered at Cal? Discover how our members combine their passion for CS with business, linguistics, political science, public health, math, and more!

Bonus: CS Kickstart offers a free introductory CS program for incoming female-identifying freshmen! Join our panel to learn more.


UPE CS Upper-Division Class Showcase

Monday, April 26, 12:00-1:00PM | Video of Presentation

Students from Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the Computer Science Honors Society, will be presenting their projects from upper division CS classes. The main presentation will introduce each class and relevant project(s), followed by an optional question session. We hope to show you the wide breadth of topics (algorithms/theory, systems, AI/ML, etc.) you will learn as an upperclassman at Cal!


IEEE: Projects Outside of Class

Wednesday, April 28, 4:00-5:00PM | Zoom Event

IEEE offers tons of enrichment opportunities where students can use the skills they learn in classes to build cool projects in both EE and CS while making close friends. Learn about the fun projects you can do outside of class using the EECS skills and hear about our student-taught Micromouse DeCal.


Pioneers in Engineering Q & A

Thursday, April 29, 2:00-3:00PM | Zoom Panel

Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) is a nonprofit, student-run organization that strives to provide quality STEM educational experiences. Each year, we design and build an annual eight-week robotics competition from the ground up for local underserved and underrepresented high schoolers in the Bay Area. Come to our Q&A panel to learn more about how we code, manufacture, and create everything in our competition -- from the software, the mechanical and electrical components, the game, and the curriculum!


UCBUGG: The Art of Creating an Animated Film

Thursday, April 29, 4:00-5:00PM | Video of Presentation

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Graphics Group (UCBUGG) ​ is a passionate group of students dedicated to 3D modeling and animation. Each semester, our DeCal guides students of various backgrounds through the animation pipeline — from concept art all the way to a finished short film. In our presentation, we'll give you an overview of the process with a live demonstration.


GamesCrafters: Solving the World's Board Games and Puzzles with Computational Game Theory

Friday, April 30, 4:00-5:00pm | Zoom Event

The ​ UC Berkeley GamesCrafters​ research and development group explores the fertile area of combinatorial and computational game theory and puzzles (e.g., Tic-Tac-Toe, Connect Four, and Rubik’s Cube). Join us to see this semester’s projects, meet Professor Dan Garcia and the students, and see a demo of our awesome system