March 15, 2016

Record-setting warmer temperatures are becoming the norm across the planet, and sea-level rise poses a real threat to humanity. What are your solutions?

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The University of California Carbon Slam will offer solutions. The system-wide event, part of the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, will bring students from all 10 UC campuses to Silicon Valley to present their climate science and carbon reduction research in three-minute pitches at a live competition before a panel of esteemed judges and guests for a chance to win cash prizes.

Any student, undergraduate or graduate, in the UC system is invited to submit an application to represent their campus in either the Climate Science or Climate Solutions competitions. A UC Berkeley committee chaired by Professor Whendee Silver will select our campus representatives. To learn more about the categories of competition and to apply, check out the Apply page. Applications are due April 18.   The Carbon Slam take place on May 23, in silicon valley.

The spirited contest will offer guests an opportunity to see talented scholars in action and provide a unique window into the breadth and impact of climate research taking place across UC campuses. In addition to student competitors, Carbon Slam will bring together researchers, investors, non-profit and for-profit industry representatives, and community leaders to stimulate new partnerships that will use UC science and innovations to inform state and local policies and drive commercial markets. As such, invitations will be extended to state and local community leaders, key industry leaders, investors, and others interested in transitioning the global economy to support scientific discoveries that provide insight into the impact of climate change and technologies and policies that promote sustainability of the world’s limited resources.

Attendance is by invitation only. For more information on Carbon Slam, contact Sue Carter at carbon-slam@ucsc.edu.

For more information about Berkeley's process contact sustainability@berkeley.edu.