Whooshing into the future

Sketch of bLoop's hyperloop pod model

6/21/2016 California magazine - Aiming to make speed-of-sound commutes a reality, the bLoop team, made up of 40 UC Berkeley students and faculty, is heading into the final round of the hyperloop competition sponsored by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

San Francisco, UC Berkeley team up to tackle transit challenges

Susan Shaheen speaking at the Smart City Challenge kickoff

5/5/2016 - UC Berkeley transportation researchers joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in inviting the region’s tech companies to join the Smart City Challenge, a Department of Transportation competition that could bring $40 million to the city and UC Berkeley to create the nation’s first smart transportation network.

Learning to levitate

Diagram of Berkeley Hyperloop prototype, showing air bearings, safety features, signals and controls.

5/1/2016 This August, the Berkeley Hyperloop (bLoop) team will shoot its transportation pod down a test track at high speeds for a design competition. But first, the team of 40 students must make their Hyperloop pod levitate.

Early research

Participants in the annual Bioengineering Honor Society High School Competition

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.

PiE brings robotics to budding young engineers

Thumbnail of video: Berkeley Students Mentor Future 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.