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  • Participants in the annual Bioengineering Honor Society High School Competition
    Early research

    4/27/2016 - Berkeley’s Bioengineering Honor Society recently hosted 22 high school teams for an annual competition designed to make engineering and STEM more accessible.

  • 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.

  • Postdoc researcher Chinmayee Subban and Ashok Gadgil are refining an affordable water treatment technology to produce fresh drinking water from brackish water
    The search for smarter energy and water strategies

    4/25/2016 Berkeley Research - Environmental engineering professor Ashok gadgil, principal investigator for a $64 million joint U.S.-China research center, is seeking innovative ways to meet the energy and water needs of both developing and industrial societies.

  • David Breslauer speaking at SXSW
    Spinning a new market for synthetic silk

    4/25/2016 Foundation Capital - David Breslauer (Ph.D.'10 BioE), co-founder and and chief scientific officer at Bolt Threads, spoke at SXSW this month about what it takes to bring a technology like synthetic silk out of a lab and into a marketplace of your own creation.

  • 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.


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