Undergraduate Research Opportunities with BFI

Gain an understanding of the UC Berkeley food system while gaining research and mapping skills! BFI seeks 6 creative and motivated undergraduates to join the “Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley: Foodscape Mapping Project” through the SPUR and URAP research programs.

Since 2015, the project has brought together active collaborators from across campus to help bridge the gaps between food and justice. Toward this end, we are creating a dynamic “Foodscape Map” that aims to both reveal barriers to the full participation of historically marginalized community members in food-related learning and practice, and highlight opportunities and successes in overcoming such obstacles. See the map in progress here.

Applications open until January 23, 2018.

The URAP team will perform in-depth research on food in the UC Berkeley Greek System and Berkeley Student Cooperatives. URAP is open to all Berkeley undergraduate students. Read project description and apply here.

The SPUR team will use their design, illustration, data visualization, and programming skills to create graphics of 10-15 datasets related to the Foodscape Map. SPUR is open to College of Natural Resources students of at least sophomore standing. Read the project description and apply here.