President honors 3 from Berkeley Engineering as outstanding mentors
3/31/2015 White House - President Obama on Monday named Sheila Humphreys, EECS director emerita of diversity, as one of 14 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Also honored were Berkeley Engineering alumni Gary May (M.S.'87, Ph.D.'91, EECS), engineering dean at Georgia Tech, and Lorraine Fleming (Ph.D.'85 CEE) of Howard University.
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.
Michael Stonebraker wins $1 million Turing Award
3/25/2015 MIT - MIT researcher Michael Stonebraker, who revolutionized the field of database management systems in his nearly three decades as a Berkeley EECS professor, has won the Association for Computing Machinery’s A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as “the Nobel Prize of computing.”
The waves of the future may bend around metamaterials
3/24/2015 New York Times - 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.
Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Imagine seeing the most exciting, outrageous, informative aspects of Berkeley and the College of Engineering, all in one day! It’s called Cal Day, an extravaganza of events that showcase the brilliance and fun of Berkeley. On Cal Day, Berkeley Engineering will present more than 70 events, including demonstrations, lab tours, exhibits and lectures.