6/21/2016 - President Obama announced $140 million in funding on Monday for an advanced manufacturing institute headquartered at UCLA; Berkeley will host a regional center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12/18/2015 - An Internet of Things payments platform, DotDashPay, created by two computer science Ph.D. candidates, has won the inaugural UC Berkeley Startup Challenge sponsored by Pejman Mar Ventures.
11/30/2015 3Dprint.com - Several Berkeley engineering and design organizations held a 3D Printing Designathon for assistive technology at Sutardja Dai Hall on Nov. 14-15 commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
10/30/2015 - Lavanya Jawaharlal, a senior in mechanical engineering, and her engineer sister Melissa founded STEM Center USA to open up access to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to more diverse students.
8/14/2015 - A new course from the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation reinvents the chair and models a new form of engineering education at Berkeley.
7/7/2015 - Pejman Mar Ventures, known for investing in Stanford University startups, is on the hunt for UC Berkeley entrepreneurs, and has created a new $250,000 competition to find one.