Berkeley Engineering in the News

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

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  • Nuclear engineering postdocs explain DoseNet to high school science students in Moraga, CA
    Radiation 101: DoseNet delivers environmental data as an educational tool

    5/25/2016 Berkeley Lab - Stretching from East Bay high school science clubs to a Japanese city hall, DoseNet measures natural background radiation levels as an international education and outreach project, run by UC Berkeley nuclear engineering faculty and postdocs working with Berkeley Lab researchers.

  • Tiny solar cells developed at UCLA
    This is how cities of the future will get their energy

    5/23/2016 Washington Post - In a paper written for Science magazine, UC Berkeley professor of energy and resources, public policy and nuclear engineering Daniel Kammen explores the potential for using renewable energy technologies in urban areas to promote low-carbon, resilient and livable cities.

  • Susan Shaheen speaking at the Smart City Challenge kickoff
    San Francisco, UC Berkeley team up to tackle transit challenges

    5/5/2016 - UC Berkeley transportation researchers joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in inviting the region’s tech companies to join the Smart City Challenge, a Department of Transportation competition that could bring $40 million to the city and UC Berkeley to create the nation’s first smart transportation network.

  • Armando Fox
    MOOC pioneer Armando Fox cited for leadership in education

    5/5/2016 Association for Computing Machinery - EECS professor Armando Fox, a trailblazer in technology-enhanced education and the Massive Online Open Courses field, has been selected to receive the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.

  • Stephen Mahin and Anil Aswani
    Siebel Energy Institute announces new grant winners

    5/5/2016 Marketwired - The Siebel Engineering Institute has awarded a second set of $50,000 seed grants to teams developing proposals that accelerate energy science research. The fifteen teams include two Berkeley Engineers, structural engineering professor Stephan Mahin (a lead researcher) and IEOR's Anil Aswani.

  • Bridge dedication in Mendocino County honoring Lowell Allen
    Longtime Caltrans engineer honored at bridge he designed

    5/5/2016 Redwood Times - Lowell C. Allen (B.S.'51 CE), a longtime Caltrans bridge construction engineer, was honored last week by the naming of a U.S. Highway 101 bridge over the Eel River after him.

  • 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.