Development engineers elude easy definition, but they are trained as multi-tooled tacticians creating holistic solutions to technical challenges that are interlaced with social and political complexities.
Mechanical engineering's bright future
9/29/2014 CBS SF Bay Area - Mechanical engineering chair David Dornfeld is interviewed by San Francisco’s CBS affiliate station about the state of the field and industry. “The future is bright for mechanical engineers,” says Dornfeld. “Most importantly, you’ll be amazed at how exciting and meaningful mechanical engineering can be.”
Spanish version of the California Report Card
9/24/2014 - On National Voter Registration Day, CITRIS launched a new Spanish version of their California Report Card to introduce Spanish-speaking Californians, 30 percent of the state’s population, to this high-tech civic engagement tool developed by Berkeley engineering faculty.
Lyda Sohn's cellular research gains White House notice
9/22/2014 Office of Science and Technology Policy - A post to the White House blog last week recognized mechanical engineering professor Lydia Sohn for her prize-winning submission to a foundation-sponsored competition seeking the most compelling ideas for revolutionary life science platform technologies. Sohn's idea? A low-cost, label-free platform to screen, and subsequently sort, single-cells for multiple surface markers.
PEER issues preliminary report on Napa quake
9/22/2014 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center - PEER has published a preliminary report on the Aug. 24 South Napa earthquake, drawing on the extensive observations of faculty, staff and students who were deployed to the region in the days following the magnitute 6.0 quake.
What could collapse the Golden Gate Bridge?
9/19/2014 KALW - At the movies, the Golden Gate Bridge has been leveled by earthquakes, apes, even a mega-shark. But how would the iconic span fare in more realistic disaster scenarios? Civil engineering professor Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl helps KALW radio figure it out.
ME alumna Tami Bond receives MacArthur ‘genius grant’
9/19/2014 Daily Californian - Tami Bond (M.S.'95 ME), a civil and environmental engineering professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was named a MacArthur Fellow on Wednesday for her research on the effects of black carbon emission and atmospheric pollution on global climate and human health.
USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems
9/17/2014 Los Angeles Times - Seeking entrepreneurial solutions to poverty, the US Agency for International Development has bet a million dollars on Gram Power, the brainchild of two Berkeley Engineering grads who aim to bring electricity to rural India while slowing climate change at the same time.
EECS researcher creates controllable flying insects using TI technology
9/12/2014 Texas Instruments - EECS associate professor Michel Maharbiz spends his days studying the "beautiful systems" of the insect world, and applying that knowledge to building the tiniest of flying objects.
Defining development engineering
9/12/2014 - Development engineers elude easy definition, but they are trained as multi-tooled tacticians creating holistic solutions to technical challenges that are interlaced with social and political complexities.
8 grad students named Siebel Scholars
9/11/2014 Siebel Scholars Foundation - Eight Berkeley Engineering graduate students — five from bioengineering and three from EECS — have been selected as Siebel Scholars for 2015, joining a class of 83 of the most talented students from the world’s leading graduate schools.
An Address by Ro Khanna
2014-09-30, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
UrbanSim Model of Urban Development
2014-10-01, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Sutardja Dai Hall 310, Banatao Auditorium
Simons Institute Open Lecture: The Revolution in Graph Theoretic Optimization
2014-10-06, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am | Sutardja Dai Hall Banatao Auditorium
Data Analytics in Energy
2014-10-08, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Sutardja Dai Hall 310, Banatao Auditorium