After graduating as the Department Citation Winner in the Spring of , Michael entered UC Berkeley Law School in the Fall where he hopes to further develop his knowledge of the intersections between law and economics. During his undergrad years, Michael Obuchi combined the fields of Sociology, History, and Economics to write a thesis concerning the relationship between economic inequality and international free trade agreements in Latin America. Michael also participated in numerous academic research endeavors as a research assistant for the Institute of Labor Research and Economics as well as for for various professors in the Political Science department. Jonathan Parker McDonald graduated in Jonathan made two research trips to the Dominican Republic where he got to live in the homes of missionaries and in an orphanage while heading out into barrios and schools for research every day. Philine graduated in Spring , receiving the ISF departmental citation award.
Environmental Sciences at UC Berkeley: Senior Thesis Projects
For detailed information on SURF please visit: surf. Skip to main content. The SURF program Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is made up of five different fellowship programs that all, in their own way, provide UC Berkeley undergraduates with financial and intellectual support to carry out dynamic research projects during the summer. The SURF Rose Hills Experience fellowship allows UC Berkeley sophomores and juniors from Southern California in certain math, science, and engineering majors to immerse themselves in full-time summer research supporting a research project that is designed and directed by a faculty member. The SURF Rose Hills Independent fellowship is for UC Berkeley juniors in the summer before their senior year who are intending to do research projects of their own design as part of a senior thesis for a major. Graduating seniors are also eligible. The program provides summer funding for both graduate and undergraduate participants and opportunities to share research results on campus and at national conferences.
The focus will be on two thinkers: Plato and Galileo. Two watersheds in the history of Western thought were the introduction of the logic of the concept and the practice of experimentation. In The Republic Plato introduced us to analysis of our everyday concepts to show how unstable, vague, poorly understood and arbitrarily applied they are. Thinking had to turn on the concepts through which we ordinarily think, and Plato gave us our still greatest dialectical example of this in his dialogues on the meaning of justice in The Republic.
UC Berkeley economics professor Dr. Martha Olney explains the importance of diversity in the field, and why she supports initiatives designed to welcome underrepresented groups to the major. Among undergraduates, economics is sometimes regarded with suspicion or good-natured ribbing as a major for students hoping for lucrative post-graduation jobs at big banks and trading companies. Olney is quick to challenge that stereotype.