A screen fix for vision-impaired among top 10 world-changing ideas of 2014
11/25/2014 Scientific American - Technology to pre-correct displays on computer screens for vision-impaired users, developed by professor Brian Barsky in collaboration with MIT colleagues, has been named one of the top 10 “world-changing ideas” of 2014 by Scientific American magazine.
Self-driven to solve transportation problems
11/21/2014 San Jose Mercury News - Mechanical engineering professor Karl Hedrick, director of Berkeley's Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory, has spent decades researching the nonlinear control systems that set the foundation for today's smart cars.
Bioengineer Zeleznick selected for Silicon Valley Bank Trek
11/21/2014 Silicon Valley Bank Trek - Bioengineering undergraduate Zachary Zeleznick was one of 18 students from around the country selected to participate in the 2014 Silicon Valley Bank Trek. The Trek brings together top student innovators for a 3-day series of events with a “who’s who” of influential investors and entrepreneurs in the tech community.
Engineering’s Fiona Doyle named new dean of the Graduate Division
11/20/2014 - Fiona Doyle, Berkeley Engineering's executive associate dean, has been named dean of the Graduate Division for UC Berkeley, a position she will take over Jan. 1. Doyle, the Donald H. McLaughlin Professor of Mineral Engineering, has been at Berkeley since 1983, serving in many leadership capacities.
The unknown start-up that built Google’s first self-driving car
11/20/2014 IEEE Spectrum - The story behind Google’s innovative self-driving car and the revolutionary Street View camera technology that preceded begins with 510 Systems, a tiny Berkeley start-up launched by IEOR grad (and later Google engineer) Anthony Levandowski and fellow Berkeley Engineering student Bryon Majusiak.
Stabilizing Strawberry Creek
11/17/2014 - New construction repairs antiquated erosion control systems.
Professors honored for excellence in semiconductor technology and design research
11/13/2014 Semiconductor Industry Association - Tsu-Jae King Liu, EECS chair and TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics, and engineering professor Kenneth O of UT Dallas have received University Research Awards from the Semiconductor Industry Association in recognition of their outstanding contributions to semiconductor research.
Ekso Bionics receives first NIH grant for CHORI partnership
11/12/2014 Today's Medical Developments - Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc., founded by mechanical engineering professor Homayoon Kazerooni and ME graduate Nathan Harding, has been awarded a P20 Exploratory Grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue development of an exoskeleton prototype for children. The work will be done in collaboration with the pediatric rehabilitation department at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
What's the Big Give?
Cookstove case study
11/7/2014 - Students in the new development engineering class make lunch on cookstoves.
Biocapitalism and Culture
2014-12-02, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Wheeler Hall 300
Berkeley Innovators Series: Jack McCauley
2014-12-03, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Sutardja Dai Hall Banatao Auditorium
NSTA Regional Conference in Long Beach in Collaboration with CSTA
2014-12-04, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm | Long Beach, CA
EERI Distinguished Lecture by Dr. David Wald: “Challenges in Estimating Real-time Earthquake Shaking and Impact”
2014-12-04, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Sutardja Dai Hall 250