Berkeley to lead energy and water consortium
10/5/2015 - Berkeley, in partnership with UC Irvine and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was awarded a five-year, multi-million dollar international research consortium that tackles water-related aspects of energy production and use. Civil and environmental engineering professor, Ashok Gadgil, will lead the new consortium.
EECS-linked startups boost entrepreneurship ranking
9/30/2015 - With 118 startups under their collective belt, faculty and alumni in EECS have contributed heavily to UC Berkeley's #2 ranking for VC-backed undergraduate entrepreneurs and companies, as measured by the venture-capital research firm PitchBook.
Peidong Yang receives MacArthur 'genius award'
9/29/2015 - Peidong Yang, a UC Berkeley chemist and materials scientist who is trying to capture carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into a sustainable transportation fuel, has been named a MacArthur “genius” Fellow.
Pocket-sized docent tours
9/24/2015 - For years, Arthur Bart-Williams (B.S.’88 CE) had plans to build better tour-guide technology. Now he’s done just that.
A new kind of development professional: The development engineer
9/23/2015 devex - At UC Berkeley, engineers and computer scientists are in the same rooms as economists and political scientists, working together to test, implement and scale technologies in a way that can reframe global development as we know it.
Spinning synthetic spider silk
9/21/2015 MIT Technology Review - A California company founded by UC Berkeley alumni may have figured out how to use genetic engineering to make extremely versatile fibers the way spiders can.
GM Foundation funding connects engineers with underserved communities
9/18/2015 - A poster session focused on community engagement and improvement brings together students in the Engineering Scholars as Engaged Scholars program and their supporters from the GM Foundation.
Researchers talk new diagnostic methods at global tech conference
9/18/2015 - Four Berkeley Engineering professors took part in the World Economic Forum’s ninth Annual Meeting of the New Champions last week in Dalian, China, leading a discussion on how breakthroughs in medical diagnostic technologies are transforming healthcare.
Welcoming new students
9/17/2015 - The college community welcomes new students to campus with ice-breaking games, a showcase of student group activities and, of course, a Top Dog lunch. (See slideshow.)
Better Managing California's Droughts with Data, Modeling, and People
2015-10-07, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 310, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
From Vision into Practicality: The Question of How to Get Carbon Out of Buildings
2015-10-07, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | 126, Barrows Hall
Sungevity BERCshop: Jacob's Hall -- Embodying innovation in design
2015-10-07, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business
Disaster-Resilient Building and Economic Development in Emerging Nations
2015-10-08, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center