4/22/2015 The Verge - More than a century after his graduation from UC Berkeley with an engineering degree, Rube Goldberg's whimsical machines — symbols of "man’s capacity for exerting maximum effort to accomplish minimal results" — are the focus of national competitions and a loving retrospective.
4/8/2015 ABC-7 News - A team of mechanical engineering students race through the streets of Detroit in a car that employs cutting-edge materials and tools — but very little gas.
9/22/2014 Office of Science and Technology Policy - A post to the White House blog last week recognized mechanical engineering professor Lydia Sohn for her prize-winning submission to a foundation-sponsored competition seeking the most compelling ideas for revolutionary life science platform technologies. Sohn's idea? A low-cost, label-free platform to screen, and subsequently sort, single-cells for multiple surface markers.
9/11/2014 Siebel Scholars Foundation - Eight Berkeley Engineering graduate students — five from bioengineering and three from EECS — have been selected as Siebel Scholars for 2015, joining a class of 83 of the most talented students from the world’s leading graduate schools.
9/3/2014 - The Hearst Museum of Anthropology is seeking participants for a hackathon this month that will create apps or web interfaces to enable easier, open-source exploration of the museum’s digitized collections data and images.
8/4/2014 Daily Clog - The Cal Seismic Design student team finished second in the world in late July's 2014 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition, held in Anchorage, Alaska.
6/17/2014 - While working in their garage at the Richmond Field Station, the machine shop in Cory Hall, or the Hackerspace, CalSol — the UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team — has completely redesigned their competition vehicle. They will have the opportunity to test their new design in an upcoming endurance race that will take them across eight states, from Texas to Minnesota.
5/14/2014 - The annual Big Ideas@Berkeley competition continues to spur Berkeley students to change the world via life-changing innovations. This year’s winning projects, honored at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, included a host of Berkeley Engineers representing several disciplines.
5/1/2014 Students in the hands-on Interactive Device Design course researched the distillery business to design an elegant solution to an age-old challenge.
5/1/2014 California magazine - Things were looking bleak for the Berkeley Engineering Human-Powered Vehicle team last weekend, and the timing couldn’t have been worse. Just a day before the big ASME regional race, their state-of-the-art vehicle, nicknamed Reuben, crashed and broke in two on the first practice run. Then came a bigger surprise.