Engineers' guide to Cal Day

Join us this Saturday for Cal Day 2015! Here is a quick guide to selected engineering-related events, along with a map to help navigate the north side of campus.

Engineers' guide to Cal Day

4/9/2015 Cal Day is designed to give prospective students, families of current students and the wider community a behind-the-scenes look at some of the world's most cutting-edge research and academic programs. More than 300 events across campus are planned for Saturday, April 18, 2015. All events are free and open to...

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Xiang Zhang

The waves of the future may bend around metamaterials

3/24/2015 In recent years, scientists have learned how to construct materials that bend light, radar, radio, even seismic waves in ways that do not naturally occur. A key pioneer of these metamaterials is Berkeley Engineering's Xiang Zhang, whose lab has created optical “superlenses” that may one day surpass the power of today’s microscopes.

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Society of Women Engineers hosts new admits

4/1/2015, by Huong-Nam Truong The campus chapter of the Society of Women Engineers invites newly admitted students to experience life at Berkeley for a weekend. (See video.)

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  • The cyber-bio-physical research frontier

    4/16/2015 - Cyber-bio-physical systems, our newest research field, integrates sensing, computational and communications networks with human biology.

  • UN honors nanotech pioneer

    4/13/2015 UNESCO - Connie Chang-Hasnain, Whinnery Distinguished Professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, was awarded a medal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in recognition of her innovative nanotechnology research.

  • Students race car with just a few drops of gas

    4/8/2015 ABC-7 News - A team of mechanical engineering students race through the streets of Detroit in a car that employs cutting-edge materials and tools — but very little gas.

  • Synthetic coatings: Super surfaces

    3/26/2015 Nature - Characteristics adapted from lizards, ivy and other natural materials could help to engineer everyday objects with remarkable properties. Professor Phillip Messersmith, a Berkeley materials scientist and bioengineer, is studying mussel adhesive, which is ideal for securing objects underwater.

Don Norman
at Design Fest

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

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