Trio stokes 'star-making machinery behind the popular song'1/13/2015, by Nate Seltenrich Three engineers work by day at one of the nation’s premier research labs; by night, they color-code transcriptions of pop songs. It could be the setup to a new prime-time sitcom. Or, perhaps, the wacky backstory of another successful startup. X
Forbes' "30 Under 30" includes Eko stethoscope
1/20/2015 California magazine - The Skydeck | Berkeley startup accelerator landed two teams on Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" list of the brightest entrepreneurial stars, including Eko Devices (founded by Berkeley bioengineer Connor Landgraf), which developed the Core digital stethoscope.
Mainstreaming science in the movies
1/13/2015 berkeleyByte - Energy engineering undergrad Alison Ong discusses how Hollywood has been giving STEM fields a boost lately — The Imitation Game, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything — and notes the tension between good science and good storytelling.
Identifying Seaborg's lost plutonium
1/8/2015 Physics Central - A tiny radioactive fleck — rediscovered in a bucket on its way to a disposal site — may well be the first sample of plutonium big enough to be seen by the naked eye, produced in 1942 by the element's discoverer, Glenn Seaborg.
The impact of falling oil prices on your wallet
1/5/2015 WalletHub - In a recent Ask the Experts column, Robert Bea, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, discusses the precipitous drop in oil prices and its likely effect on the economy.
E-Week, February 23 – 27, is UC Berkeley’s largest on-campus celebration of engineering, innovation and design, and is open to all Berkeley students. Students, faculty and staff can join in a variety of friendly competitions, such as a massive tug-of-war and a trebuchet design contest. Networking opportunities abound during the week, along with talks from prominent engineering leaders such as Gwynne Shotwell, president & COO of SpaceX, Chris Martin, CTO of Pandora, and Bob Shanks, CFO of Ford Motors. This year’s week of events begins with milk and cookies on Monday morning, and will finish off on Friday with a carnival and barbecue on Memorial Glade.