Welcome to Compass.

The Compass Project is a self-formed group of graduate and undergraduate students in the physical sciences at UC Berkeley. Our goals are to improve undergraduate physics education, provide our participants with opportunities for professional development, and increase retention of students, especially those from populations typically underrepresented in the physical sciences. Compass fosters a diverse, collaborative student community by providing a wide range of services, including a summer program, fall and spring semester courses, mentoring, a research lecture series, and other academic and social support. Our efforts have been recognized by the American Physical Society, who presented Compass with the 2012 Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education.

The 2014 Summer Program application is now open! Click here to apply!

Are you an incoming Berkeley undergrad?

Compass provides a great set of programs for incoming Berkeley freshmen and transfer students interested in the physical sciences, including a summer program, several classes, and mentoring. To learn more about how you can become part of Compass, click here.

Are you a grad student in the physical sciences?

Compass provides many ways for graduate students to give back to the science community while growing as an educator and developing other important professional skills. To learn more about how you can give to and benefit from Compass, click here.

Are you interested in donating to Compass?

Compass relies on the generous support of many individual donors for its financial stability, and we do remarkable things with every dollar we receive. To learn more about why you should consider donating to Compass, click here.