Education & outreach

Building tech solutions for social good

Cal Blueprint Handoff

5/15/2019 - Tech for social good — that’s not just the motto of Berkeley’s Blueprint club, but an accurate description of the work they’re producing.

Next-gen engineers

Participants in the Engineering 4 Kids event

5/1/2019 Engineering for Kids is a one-day STEM event for fourth- to sixth-graders, hosted by Berkeley students.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launches effort to increase STEM diversity

Alexis Waller, a Meyerhoff Scholars Program affiliate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, working with postdoc Pengfei Ding

4/9/2019 - In an effort to increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in science, engineering and mathematics, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is partnering with UC Berkeley and UC San Diego to expand a successful program begun 30 years ago at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Prepping students to become Berkeley engineers

PREP Design Presentations

4/2/2019 - Every summer, about 120 incoming Berkeley Engineering students from nontraditional backgrounds arrive on campus to participate in the Pre-Engineering Program (PREP) and Transfer Pre-Engineering Program (T-PREP), which aim to prepare students for a successful academic experience.

Ellen Ullman on her life in code

Ellen Ullman onstage with Dean Liu

4/1/2019 - In a Berkeley Talks podcast, programmer and author Ellen Ullman chats with Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu about digital technology’s loss of innocence, and reckons with all that has changed — and so much that hasn’t.

Dean Tsu-Jae Liu and Congresswoman Jackie Speier encourage girls to dream big

Tsu Jae Liu

3/30/2019 ABC 7 - Over 400 elementary and middle school girls gathered in South San Francisco Saturday to hear the message that they can do and be anything. The annual "When I Grow Up" event was hosted by Congresswoman Jackie Speier for Women's History Month. Among the inspiring speakers was UC Berkeley Dean of Engineering Tsu-Jae King Liu — the first woman to ever hold that position.

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

She256

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.

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