William Tarpeh at the Berkeley Water Center

Launching "dev eng"

Development engineers elude easy definition, but they are trained as multi-tooled tacticians creating holistic solutions to technical challenges that are interlaced with social and political complexities.

Launching "dev eng"

Berkeley faculty and students are creating a new academic field

9/12/2014, by Daniel McGlynn Today, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty — defined as subsisting on the equivalent of $1.25 a day or less. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has set a goal to drastically reduce that number by 2030. Now, a new research field taking root at Berkeley —...

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The Demilune walker team with their prototype

Ninja walker

10/7/2014, by Thomas Walden Levy One team in Professor Amy Herr’s senior capstone bioengineering course came up with an elegant solution to improve on walkers for the elderly and infirm that don’t fit into tight spaces: the Ninja Walker.

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Waller honored with Packard Fellowship

10/20/2014 The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has named Laura Waller, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, as a recipient of the 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. The Fellowship was awarded to 18 innovative early-career scientists. Waller will receive a grand of $875,000 over five years to pursue her research.

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Laura Waller
  • Scientists consider repurposing robots for Ebola

    10/23/2014 New York Times - Robotics scientists, pondering the intriguing possibility of repurposing existing search-and-rescue robots to help contain the Ebola epidemic, are planning a nationwide series of brainstorming meetings, including one Nov. 7 at UC Berkeley.

  • American Physical Society honors Gadgil

    10/14/2014 Berkeley Lab - The American Physical Society has given its 2015 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award to Ashok Gadgil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "for applying physics to a variety of social problems and developing sustainable energy, environmental and public health technologies."

  • Engineering improvements for the world

    10/6/2014 Washington Post - A new generation of development engineers, “dedicated to using engineering and technology to improve the lot of the world’s poorest people,” is emerging around the world, write Dean Shankar Sastry and Lina Nilsson, innovation director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies, in a Washington Post op-ed article.

  • Cybertools offer new channels for free speech, but grassroots organizing still critical

    10/2/2014 - Scholars from CITRIS, the Blum Center and EECS assess the ways the Internet and online tools have changed how social movements operate and communicate in the 50 years since the Free Speech Movement.

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