Alessandro Chiesa, John Schulman and Chelsea Finn

Three Berkeley engineers named as top young innovators

An EECS professor, graduate student and recent alumnus have been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2018 list of “35 Innovators Under 35.”

Three Berkeley engineers named as top young innovators

6/29/2018, by Julianna Fleming A Berkeley professor, graduate student and recent alumnus — all affiliated with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences — have been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2018 list of “35 Innovators Under 35.” Assistant professor Alessandro Chiesa, Ph.D. student Chelsea Finn and 2016 Ph.D. John Schulman were selected for the prestigious honor, which recognizes exceptional young innovators whose...

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Young interns in the CITRIS Invention Lab

Young interns design and create in CITRIS Invention Lab

7/16/2018 Teenagers from Bay Area junior high and high schools are spending two weeks in the CITRIS Invention Lab this summer, using things like laster cutters and 3D printers to spread their maker wings and fly.

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Alice Agogino wins top U.S. award for mentoring

6/27/2018, by Julianna Fleming Mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino has been named winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the government’s highest honor for mentors in STEM fields.

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Alice Agogino with BEST Lab students on staircase
  • A seismic change in predicting how earthquakes will shake tall buildings

    6/28/2018 New York Times - "There are going to be large changes coming" in the calculation of risk faced by by tall buildings during a major West Coast earthquake, adjunct civil and environmental engineering professor Norman Abrahamson told a conference of earthquake engineers in Los Angeles.

  • Eugene Haller, leading expert in semiconductor materials, dies at 75

    6/28/2018 - Eugene E. Haller, professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, founder of Berkeley Lab's Electronic Materials Program and a pioneer in the field of ultrapure materials, died June 22.

  • CRISPR reduces autism symptoms in mice

    6/26/2018 - Scientists have used a CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique developed by Berkeley bioengineer Niren Murthy to lessen some autism symptoms in mice with a form of fragile X syndrome, the most common known single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder.

  • New technique could speed synthesis of DNA

    6/18/2018 - A team of scientists in chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Jay Keasling's lab has made a breakthrough in the synthesis of new genes, offering promise for cheaper, faster and safer development of medicines.

150 years of innovation

Berkeley Engineering 150As Berkeley Engineering celebrates a century and a half of making our mark on history, we're highlighting people with the pioneering spirit, creative energy and social responsibility that characterize the college. This week: John Neerhout Jr. , Chunnel engineer.

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