Berkeley Engineering in the News

A constantly updated archive of press clippings about Berkeley engineers and the College of Engineering.

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  • Victorious CalSol team members surround their car, Zephyr, at the track in Austin, Texas.
    CalSol finishes 1st at Formula Sun Grand Prix

    8/17/2017 Daily Californian - Berkeley Engineering's CalSol student team has won the Formula Sun Grand Prix, an annual solar vehicle track race for college teams from around the nation. CalSol’s four-year-old Zephyr took first place in the July race in Austin, TX, completing 228 laps with zero penalties.

  • Launching an autonomous glider guided by artificial intelligence in the Nevada desert
    Can artificial intelligence fly a plane?

    8/17/2017 New York Times - IEOR professor and roboticist Ken Goldberg discusses the problems of robots and uncertainty: getting machines to mimic the way humans intuitively plan for their next action and deal with events they’ve never before experienced.

  • David Sedlak by the reflecting pool in front of Hearst Memorial Mining Building
    Reduce and reuse: Surprising insights on making cities more water resilient

    8/17/2017 The Water Blog - In a Q&A, civil and environmental engineering professor David Sedlak, co-director of the Berkeley Water Center, discusses the World Bank's Water Scarce Cities Initiative, which aims to develop integrated and innovative water management solutions.

  • Anca Dragan
    Ensuring that robots and humans work and play well together

    8/17/2017 MIT Tech Review - EECS assistant professor Anca Dragan is working to distill complicated or vague human behavior into simple mathematical models that robots can understand. Her visionary work has landed her a spot on MIT Tech Review's 35 Innovators Under 35 list.

  • Eko Devices founders Tyler Crouch, Jason Bellet and Connor Landgraf
    Heart and asthma monitors? There’s an app for that

    8/10/2017 New York Times - Two startup companies spun out of Bioengineering's Senior Capstone Design program are taking the world of remote health monitoring by storm. Monitoring devices by Eko Devices and Knox Medical Diagnostics are changing the landscape of medicine, the New York Times reports.

  • Davis Hall
    Introducing the Henry and Joyce Miedema Chair in CEE

    7/31/2017 - Civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Stacey has been appointed to the newly created Henry and Joyce Miedema Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Alumnus Henry Jay Miedema (CE BS ’61, MS ’63) and Joyce Miedema created the award to support faculty teaching about California water issues.

  • Down the Lawson adit

    7/27/2017 - Hidden on the north side of campus are 900 feet of UC Berkeley's mining history. Berkeley Engineering's own Scott Shackleton, assistant dean, shares the fascinating history of the Lawson mine shaft, which is currently used for earthquake monitoring.

  • Thumbnail of video: Bouncing Around with Salto-1P
    Salto-1P, the amazing jumping robot

    7/18/2017 IEEE Spectrum - Thanks to some mechanical fine-tuning and the clever addition of a pair of thrusters, Salto-1P, the tiny jumping robot from EECS professor Ronald Fearing's Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, is leaping longer, faster and higher than ever. Prepare to be amazed.

  • Fleet of electric cars
    I-Corps supports entrepreneurs building STEM companies

    7/13/2017 - The regional I-Corps program, an NSF-funded collaboration among UC Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford, teaches committed entrepreneurs from STEM disciplines to take a hard look at their ideas and turn them into real, sought-after products in the market.

  • Single nanowires shown emitting different colors.
    'Soft' semiconductors could transform HD displays

    6/29/2017 Berkeley Lab - A class of semiconductors called halide perovskites could usher in new generation of optoelectronic devices, according to Berkeley Lab scientists led by materials science and engineering professor Peidong Yang.