Super-cute robot bug gets $1.4M to teach kids to code
4/27/2015 Venture Beat - Dash Robotics, which began as a research project at Berkeley Engineering and CITRIS, has secured $1.4 million in seed funding to help refine and market its small bio-inspired origami robots that teach kids how to program while they play.
UC grad students deliver solutions, startups
4/24/2015 University of California - Grad students from across the UC system will descend on Sacramento April 28 for Graduate Research Advocacy Day. Among them will be Berkeley civil engineering grad student André Carrel, who is studying how bus service reliability affects ridership.
CITRIS launches "People and Robots" initiative
4/23/2015 CITRIS - The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society has launched the CITRIS People and Robots Initiative, a multidisciplinary, multi-campus research program that builds on 40 years of robotics research, a network of alumni, and many active labs and projects.
CEE chair Madanat appointed dean of engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi
4/23/2015 - Samer Madanat, chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering from 2012-present, has been named dean of engineering at New York University's Abu Dhabi campus, and will be leaving Berkeley in July.
This weeklong campuswide open house (May 4-8) features design projects from engineering, architecture, business, public health and more. UCSD's Don Norman, pioneer of human-centered design, will kick off Design Fest 2015 with a public seminar about his latest project, Human-Technology Teamwork.
Monday, May 4, Noon-1 p.m.
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall