Education & outreach

ESS turns 10, Bechtel becomes a welcome center

Ribbon cutting

10/7/2019 - The heart of Berkeley Engineering for students is expanding. On the 10th anniversary of Engineering Student Services, the Bechtel Engineering Center will also become the site of Berkeley Engineering's Welcome Center, a place where visitors and prospective students can come to learn about everything the college has to offer.

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.