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For students who want a pre-collegiate experience at a college they’re interested in attending or who just want to get away for the summer and explore a new city, Digital Media Academy offers the best of both worlds. Learn on the University of California’s Berkeley campus, eat in the same dining halls as UC Berkeley undergrads and students ages 12+ can even stay overnight.
See the gold nugget that’s believed to have set off the California Gold Rush in Bancroft Library or pet the “lions” outside of Durant Hall. Digital Media Academy selected UC Berkeley not only because of its cutting-edge programs and acclaimed research, but because of its scenic location in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out Telegraph Avenue, a main shopping and dining district, or visit the UC Berkeley University Library, ranked in 2008 as the No. 1 public research university library in North America by the Association of Research Libraries.
Founded: 1866 (by the College of California)
Campus Size: 178 acres, situated on the east side of the scenic San Francisco Bay.
Local Attractions: Students visiting Berkeley have a huge range of entertainment options, including scenic local parks, the UC Botanical Garden and Berkeley Marina. Or “get your science on” with visits to the Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Lawrence Hall of Science.
Famous Discoveries: As a center of scientific discovery, Berkeley has few rivals. Its researchers have been associated with the discovery of no less than six chemical elements of the periodic table. All total, Berkeley researchers have discovered 16 chemical elements — more than any other university.
Berkeley’s connection to modern science also extends into physics. Berkeley physicist Robert Oppenheimer headed the Manhattan Project, which led to the development of the first nuclear weapon and the end of World War II. Berkeley still co-manages Los Alamos National Laboratory, located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Famous Alumni: Berkeley is widely known for launching the careers of some of technology’s most important superstars — like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman. The university also graduated newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst Jr. and Dilbert creator Scott Adams. Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick also attended the university.
Cool Fact: The hats worn by National Park Service rangers and fire safety mascot Smokey the Bear are inspired by the senior sombreros worn by Cal students a century ago.
The University of California, Berkeley remains a strikingly influential institution of higher learning, with a reputation as a leading research facility. Since 1866, when the school was founded by the College of California, UC Berkeley has remained at the forefront of public discourse and higher thought. These days, although Berkeley is still politically active, the school is known more for its amazing research in technological areas. UC Berkeley offers its students more than 350 undergrad and graduate programs.
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