Climbing trees is every kid's right of passage, but climbing a 200-foot coastal redwood tree is something else altogether. Yet that's exactly what master tree climbing instructor Tim Kovar and redwood biologist Cameron Williams with the Department of Integrative Biology at UC-Berkeley, will be doing in late March.
A breed of octopus that was not to have known to exist until 20 years ago is being bred and raised in a lab here on campus! According to Professor Roy Caldwell, they are the "most beautiful octopuses I have ever seen." Read more details on the SF Gate web page: http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Rare-octopus-breeding-in-Alameda-bedroom-4299276.php
Is Biology Just Another Pink-Collar Profession?
By Marlene Zuk and Sheila O'Rourke
More women than men are earning degrees in biology, contradicting those people who used to claim that girls simply weren't interested in science, or that the mathematics required for a biology degree was, in the immortal words of Barbie, too "tough." ..... READ MORE
Berkeley’s CalTEACH program, which graduated its first credentialed teacher in 2011 and its first full cohort of students this year, places undergraduates in local classrooms to beef up math and science education and to serve as college-going role models.