Introducing Berkeley Engineer

In mailboxes and in kiosks around campus, the college’s venerable Forefront magazine, first published in 1970, is now Berkeley Engineer. The new name change, in the works for a year, better defines our sense of place and purpose and celebrates the human values that are at the core of our work.

Within the magazine’s pages, readers will find the same high-quality news, articles and alumni updates—along with new editorial features, such as a Q & A with some of the college’s most interesting people. You’ll see more reflection and analysis—the story behind the story—and comments from our readers and followers. Knowing how engineers like data, the editors have emphasized informative graphics and photography to show, rather than tell, how game-changing technology takes shape.

The redesigned magazine also supports our efforts to build a strong Berkeley Engineering community and forge connections among our students, faculty, alumni, parents, donors and friends. Reader surveys have demonstrated support for the new direction. And trends in publishing open up new and more flexible ways of telling stories. A new website, more multimedia, new editorial features and redesigned e-newsletter are also in the works.

Consider Berkeley Engineer your gateway to the college—and an invitation to give us your own perspective on what it means to be a Berkeley Engineer. We are always glad to hear from you.

S. Shankar Sastry
Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering
Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies
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