PEER grant to improve seismic safety of natural gas infrastructure
5/17/2019 PEER - The California Energy Commission awarded a $4.9 million grant to the Pacific Earchquake Engineering Research Center on May 15 to improve the seismic risk assessment of natural gas storage and pipeline infrastructure.
Berkeley links up with Facebook, but wants to see tech giant’s accountability
5/17/2019 - Stung by bad press and government investigations, Facebook is investing $7.5 million in a partnership with three universities — UC Berkeley, Cornell and Maryland — to develop new methods to improve detection of fake content, fake news and misinformation campaigns. At Berkeley, the work will be led by EECS professors Hany Farid and Alexei Efros.
Building tech solutions for social good
5/15/2019 - Tech for social good — that’s not just the motto of Berkeley’s Blueprint club, but an accurate description of the work they’re producing.
Berkeley's top graduate, engineer Tyler Chen, is an aspiring Elon Musk
5/10/2019 - Tyler Chen, a joint major in materials science and bioengineering, is this year’s winner of the University Medal, Berkeley's highest honor for graduating seniors. He's also an inventor, a black belt in taekwondo, and a relentless optimist.
The latest edition of Berkeley Engineer magazine includes features on the impact of self-driving vehicles, tiny machines that heal, the future of food and more.