Education & outreach

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bears building bridges

Steel Bridge Team members and their product on the McLaughlin terrace

8/20/2018 - Cal's Steel Bridge Competition Team was one of many student groups tabling for new members as Golden Bear Orientation continued into a second week. See more on Instagram

Working in sync

8/2/2018 Cal Sports Quarterly - The Sutardja Center's unique Sports Tech Collider Sprint brings together a cross-section of student athletes and STEM majors to explore ways that entrepreneurship and technology innovation can create competitive advantages for athletes and sports teams.

Alice Agogino wins top U.S. award for mentoring

Alice Agogino with BEST Lab students on staircase

6/27/2018 - Mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino has been named winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the government’s highest honor for mentors in STEM fields.