Cal Science Corps

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The Cal Science Corps (CSC) will place teams of scientists and engineers from UC Berkeley research programs at universities and research institutes in developing countries to share expertise and collaborate with local partners. Modeled after the Global Science Corps proposed in 2001 by Dr. Harold Varmus,1 the six- to nine-month CSC program will offer UC Berkeley students and researchers a unique opportunity to participate in scientific research in a middle-income country while helping develop the scientific capacity of the developing world. By assuming temporary roles in science education and research, CSC Fellows will
offer a valuable service to fledgling science programs in poorer nations, gain an exceptional experience in applying their scientific understanding in the developing world context, and provide a service to UC Berkeley and the United States by developing goodwill between two distant countries.