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.