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Jacobs Hall opening ceremony

On August 20, 2015, Berkeley Engineering celebrated the opening of Jacobs Hall, the new headquarters for the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.

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Jacobs Hall opening ceremony

8/26/2015 On Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, the College of Engineering held a public celebration to mark the opening of Jacobs Hall , a new educational building featuring four floors of studios and makerspaces for classes and projects in digital design, prototyping, fabrication and manufacturing. Jacobs Hall is the headquarters of the...

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A student sketch from the Interactive Seating class

Interactive seating: New course models design innovation education

8/14/2015, by Daniel McGlynn A new course from the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation reinvents the chair and models a new form of engineering education at Berkeley.

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David Dornfeld to lead Jacobs Institute

8/17/2015, by Karen Rhodes, Berkeley Engineering David Dornfeld, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley and recognized worldwide as an expert in smart and sustainable manufacturing, has been named faculty director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.

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David Dornfeld
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Welcome back!

Students new and old are heading to Berkeley for the Fall 2015 term, with classes starting on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Deadlines and other important info for Berkeley Engineering students are available from Engineering Student Services, 230 Bechtel Engineering Center. Dates for the full campus are listed on the Student Calendar, while activities are on the central Berkeley Events calendar.

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