Education & outreach

Meet the future engineers

3/12/2019 - About 350 students from across the East Bay descended on the Berkeley campus last weekend for Engineering for Kids (E4K), a one-day Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event for low-income fourth-to-sixth grade students. The annual event is organized and hosted entirely by Berkeley students.

Disrupting the male dominated field of blockchain


3/1/2019 Newsweek - UC Berkeley student Sara Reynolds (B.S. EECS '21) and fellow female coders started She(256), a nonprofit dedicated to diversity in the burgeoning blockchain industry. (The name is a play on SHA-256, a secure hash algorithm in the cryptological community.)

Dean Liu chats with EngineerGirl

Dean Liu and Angela Zheng outside the dean's office in McLaughlin Hall

1/30/2019 EngineerGirl - In an interview with Angela Zheng from EngineerGirl, Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu talks about her path to electrical engineering, her priorities as dean, and her advice to students from all backgrounds considering a career in engineering.

Minority STEM PhDs fare better with clear expectations, acceptance

Ph.D. graduates taking a selfie at commencement

1/9/2019 - Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields are more likely to advance professionally, publish more research and secure postdoctoral and faculty positions if their institutional culture is welcoming and sets clear expectations, according to a new study.

New STEM podcast

Sally Winkler and Kayla Wolf

11/14/2018 Bioengineering grad students launched the Double Shelix podcast to discuss the challenges women face in pursuing STEM careers.

Expanding the pipeline

NextProf Nexus participants outside Blum Hall.

11/14/2018 The NextProf Nexus workshop prepares diverse graduate students for careers in higher education.

Q+A with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu

Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu

11/14/2018 New Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu elaborates on her priorities and long-term vision for the college.

The latest course catalog trend? Blockchain 101

Students in lecture hall

9/19/2018 Wired - From a course teaching students to think like blockchain entrepreneurs to "collider sprints" at the Sutardja Center's Blockchain Lab, Berkeley is at the forefront of universities incorporating this multidisciplinary technology into the curriculum.

NextProf career workshop provides pipeline for diverse faculty

Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu talks with NextProf Nexus participants

9/11/2018 - Nearly 70 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from around the country gathered at UC Berkeley for a three-day workshop designed to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering. The event, called NextProf Nexus, is hosted by Berkeley Engineering and Michigan Engineering.