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What is the Meaning of Life?

It seems as if the answers to this important question are as abundant as the stars. Philosophical giants have wrestled with this question for ages.

The meaning of life is different for every individual. But we do know that having a higher aim creates purpose and meaning for most people. We’ve all heard the expression, “Shoot for the stars.” Why?

Having a higher aim in life creates purpose because it gives us something to move towards.

The H2H8 community believes that it’s through building a lasting and enlightened community for STEM advancement and justice that we create purpose and meaning for our lives and move humanity forward towards a better future.

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”

Carl Sagan

Welcome to H2H8

Hearts to Humanity Eternal (H2H8) is a nonprofit community with a collective aim to advance humanity through sciences through the ages.

Our community consists of university students and postdocs pursuing STEM research, members who share H2H8 core values, contribute to advance humanity through sciences, and pay back to our community. H2H8 Association is a Delaware 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation operating in the Bay Area, Northern California.

Today H2H8 offers research grants to UC Berkeley undergraduate, & graduate students

in L&S Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, and the College of Engineering, at University of California, Berkeley. We awarded over 135 research grants to our cohort of graduate and undergraduate students in the last 3 years. H2H8 will continue to expand our research grant programs in the future.

A philanthropic innovation strives to advance humanity through science and community | UCB Letters & Science Article

Accepting Research Grant application starting 1/1/2025. DEADLINE – February 28, 2025

For UC Berkeley students in the divisions or colleges stated above, please click the link below for more information and to apply for research grants.

Apply for or Learn More About Research Grants

Why H2H8 is focus on building our community.

“I am inspired by UC Berkeley students who are dedicated to advancing humanity through science, and to give back to society. They represent the future of our community.”
Bill Chu, H2H8 President
"The alliance between H2H8 and Berkeley is a wonderful example of building community and investing in the next generation of student education and research."
Steven Kahn, Dean Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division, UCB
“The support of H2H8 is of great value to our students. Both the research projects enabled which are so broad and impactful, and the community spirit amongst the researchers.”
Prof. Richard Allen, EPS; Interim Dean MPS Division 20-21, UCB
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.“
Margaret J. Wheatley