We are heading into the end of our last week here at UC Berkeley and students have been working rigorously on their final papers, projects, and presentations.
The photography workshop has perfected their cyanotype:
The Community Service Workshop hiked out to the Botanical Gardens today to volunteer their time and make our Berkeley Community even more beautiful:
Our summer has flown by, we can not believe it is already nearing the end of our fourth week. Tomorrow we will have our final awards ceremony and dance. Follow us live on Instagram tomorrow at 8:00pm @summerfuelberkeley2018 to see who receives awards of excellence in each seminar.
Over the weekend we had two full days of excursions! On Saturday we headed over to Santa Cruz to spend some time at the beach and boardwalk. 32 students had a surf lesson to catch some waves (thank goodness we had wetsuits) while the other 60 students caught some rays on the beach!
On Sunday, we took a trip over to the beautiful Stanford Campus. We had a picnic on the Oval and then students had different options of what interested them: Campus Tour, Manchester United vs San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Match, a Climb up the Hoover Tower, a walk over to the Rodin Garden and Art Museum. We all finished our trip at the Stanford Shopping Center, we LOVE shopping!
The Hiking Berkeley workshop has went on hikes on and around campus, take a look at photos from Fridays adventure:
Basketball workshop ventures down to the Hearst Gym to perfect their skills and shoot hoops:
Yoga meets on the octagon and students find themselves taking deep breaths and taking the experience they are having followed by a relaxing yet intense yoga/pilate mix of workout!
The Hip Hop Dance class is learning the moves and gaining strength (dancers are strong) through dance. Take a look at their attempts of headstands!
The students who signed up for Film & Food have experienced films from all over the world and tastes to match around Berkeley.
The Summerfuel fair (carnival) was a huge success on Tuesday evening. Students snacked on churros, popcorn and cotton candy while participating in some typical fair games: ring toss, ball toss, and corn hole. Students won tickets for fun prizes — the coolest of all …. PIES to the face of some of our best RAs and Staff Members!
We had a ‘fair’ amount of fun:
The International Law and International Human Rights classes have been presenting topics to their peers on: Bullying, Rwandan Genocide, Middle East Conflict, Feminism, Prohibition of use of Force in International Law and the Human Right to Education.
In Robotics, students were coding today and testing their robots to travel straight for 12 inches!
In International Relations students are talking about pop culture and politics in their countries as well as trying to understand why political parties/leaders would or would not do a said ‘thing’. The classroom is set up like a morning business meeting with croissants and fruit to spark the discussions.
In Psychology and Social Behaviors students are taking online tests to find subconscious bias that they may have and then studying to learn how to reverse them or make them conscious! The brain is so intriguing!!
Introduction to Architecture is finishing up their final sketches to begin building their models!
The Medical Science students traveled down to the bio-sciences library to do more research on their final project topics.
We have kicked off week three with a running start! Afternoon activities offered in between classes were a trip to UC Berkeley’s fossils and dinosaur exhibit and a board game tournament. The evening’s activity was “Urban Campout”. All the essential camping activities and aesthetics were created indoors. We had an artificial fireplace paired with music, smore’s dip, and large group games including cornhole, giant jenga, and cards. The activities were a hit with the students and ended the night with a game of werewolf.
Students have been working together in groups to create a solution about climate change on Berkeley campus and how to achieve zero waste in a better way. They have went out into the community to observe and interview those around campus. Then students created a plan within their team members to present to a successful entrepreneur from the community.
The entrepreneurship students today after their presentations with guest speaker, Hap Klopp who is an author, an investor, and a serial entrepreneur who ran the North Face for 20 years as a president. We posed with him: serious, fun, and creative!