Discovery advances ferroelectrics in quest for lower power transistors
12/17/2014 CITRIS - A new study led by engineers at UC Berkeley and CITRIS describes the first direct observation of a long-hypothesized but elusive phenomenon called “negative capacitance” in ferroelectric material, which could open the door to a radical reduction in the power consumed by transistors and the devices containing them.
Students show off ‘autonomous vehicles’ at L.A. Drone Expo
12/16/2014 - Berkeley Engineering students joined civil engineering professor Raja Sengupta at the first-ever Drone Expo in Los Angeles on Saturday, demonstrating their “unmanned autonomous vehicles” to a crowd of hobbyists and enthusiasts.
Gearing up for the Hour of Code
12/9/2014 NBC Bay Area - To mark CS Education Week, Jessica Aguirre interviews EECS professor Dan Garcia about the Hour of Code. At Berkeley, CS Education Day on December 9 brings 500 local high school students to campus for a full day of activities related to computer science.
Got an earache? S.F. startup says a smartphone’s the cure
12/9/2014 SFGate - CellScope, a San Francisco startup born in Dan Fletcher's bioengineering lab, believes that telemedicine’s next frontier is buried under earwax. On Tuesday, the company started selling a device that transforms an iPhone into an ear-viewing otoscope.
The end of the fall 2014 semester is fast approaching. Students looking for help or a place to study can find it at the Center for Access to Engineering Excellence. The center offers a variety of free services to support academic success, including review sessions, study groups, tutoring and more.
Year-end academic calendar
- Classes end: Dec. 5
- Reading week: Dec. 8–12
- Last day of instruction: Dec. 12
- Final exams: Dec. 15–19
- Fall semester ends: Dec. 19
- Spring semester begins: Jan. 13
- Spring classes begin: Jan. 20