Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • Thumbnail of video: Berkeley Students Mentor Future Engineers
    PiE brings robotics to budding young engineers

    4/26/2016 - Hundreds of Bay Area high school students gathered at the Lawrence Hall of Science over the weekend to pit robots they had built against one another in a competition hosted by Pioneers in Engineering (PiE), a Berkeley student mentorship program.

  • Traffic jam
    How the daily commute is going to change

    4/25/2016 Wall Street Journal - Susan Shaheen, a researcher at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at UC Berkeley, says ride-sharing carpool services being developed by Uber and Lyft could help fix some of the "first-mile, last-mile" issues with U.S. transportation grids, providing shorter trips to and from public transportation systems.

  • Michael I. Jordan
    Who's the Michael Jordan of computer science?

    4/22/2016 Science - Semantic Scholar, an AI-driven search engine from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, has added a service that ranks researchers' influence. The top star among computer scientists, according to the new tool? Michael I. Jordan, an EECS professor at Berkeley and a pioneer of AI.

  • Robert Birgeneau
    Birgeneau wins prestigious National Science Board award

    4/22/2016 - UC Berkeley Chancellor Emeritus Robert Birgeneau, professor of physics, materials science and engineering and public policy, has won the National Science Board’s 2016 Vannevar Bush Award. He was cited for his extraordinary public service, scientific leadership, and relentless support for equity and inclusion in higher education.

  • Jacobs Hall (Photo © Tim Griffith)
    Architects name Jacobs Hall a top green project

    4/22/2016 American Institute of Architects - In an Earth Day announcement, the AIA's Committee on the Environment selected Jacobs Hall as one of ten top examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.

  • Jay Keasling and Scott Shenker
    Two engineering professors elected to AAAS

    4/20/2016 - Professors Jay Keasling (chemical and bioengineering) and Scott Shenker (EECS) are among nine UC Berkeley faculty members elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.

  • Robot by a mirror
    Robots that act differently when you’re around

    4/19/2016 The Atlantic - Roboticist Anca Dragan, head of Berkeley's Interactive Autonomy and Collaborative Technologies lab, is working on algorithms that can help robots coexist with people in the real world.

  • Jeremy Fiance
    Meet VC Jeremy Fiance, young Berkeley superconnector

    4/18/2016 Tech Crunch - Jeremy Fiance, 24, whose 2014 interdisciplinary studies degree combined engineering, design and business, is giving back to his alma mater in a unique way with the launch of the House Fund, a $6 million venture capital fund whose sole goal is to invest in startups coming out of UC Berkeley.

  • Arduino Day at Jacobs Hall
    Arduino Day: Underwater robots, R/C trains and more

    4/8/2016 Make - Arduino's founders and fans gathered at Jacobs Hall on April 2 for Arduino Day, a worldwide celebration of the open-source electronics platform that allowed makers and enthusiasts to show off their projects, share ideas and participate in workshops.

  • From left, Xiang Zhang, Yu Ye, Jun Xiao, and Yuan Wang are part of a team of scientists that made a big advance in valleytronics.
    Scientists push valleytronics a step closer to reality

    4/4/2016 Berkeley Lab - Scientists led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering, have taken a big step toward the practical application of “valleytronics,” a new type of electronics that could lead to faster and more efficient computer logic systems and data storage chips.