REYES Frequently Asked Questions

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Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions:

I see that the Physics Berkeley department is hosting REYES, does this means that REYES is only for those interested in Physics?

No. REYES is meant for individuals interested in all Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Health (STEM-H) fields. The Berkeley Physics department is just providing the support for this program. 

Do I need to provide transcripts or letters of recommendations to participate?

No. REYES is meant to lower the barriers of entry into STEM-H. We believe that all should be welcomed to participate and learn about the various exciting discoveries taking place in these fields regardless of their academic level. 

What happens if I am not ready to understand the material covered in the lectures?

All lectures will be recorded and posted in our YouTube page. You can just watch them when you are ready!

I can not join most lectures because of the time difference or because of my other responsibilities, will the lectures be recorded?

Yes, all lectures will be recorded and made available in our YouTube page. 

I registered for REYES, how will I know when events are taking place?

We will be e-mailing you regularly with reminders about events as they come up. 

I registered for REYES, and I want do be paired with a mentor. What do I do?

We will be e-mail you with a registration form for the mentoring program. We will try to match you with a mentor, but we can not promise that all students interested will be matched with a mentor. If you are not paired with a mentor this year, you can try again next year!

Will I receive credit for my participation in REYES?

At this point, REYES can not provide college credit. REYES can provide electronic certificates of participation. 

Do I need to attend all sessions?

No, you can attend as many or as little sessions as desire. You can pick and choose which sessions you desire to attend.

REYES has already started; can I still register?

Yes, you can register at any point. 

Wasn’t REYES previously an ODU program?

REYES is a program run by faculty and staff from different institutions. Started in 2020 during the pandemic, Old Dominion University (ODU) served as the main host of REYES. Since then other institutions, including UC Berkeley, have joined the effort to make REYES possible. Today UC Berkeley is proud to serve as host of this multi-institutional program, in collaboration with members from ODU and other academic institutions. 

Still have questions?

Contact the REYES Program

366 Physics North
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-7300