11/16/2015 - United Nations World Toilet Day on Nov. 19 is environmental engineering doctoral student William Tarpeh’s main chance — a time to proselytize about all things sanitation. For mechanical engineering grad student Emily Woods, it's a boost for Sanivation, the company she co-founded to convert human feces into charcoal for a poor community in Kenya.
9/24/2015 - For years, Arthur Bart-Williams (B.S.’88 CE) had plans to build better tour-guide technology. Now he’s done just that.
9/18/2015 - A poster session focused on community engagement and improvement brings together students in the Engineering Scholars as Engaged Scholars program and their supporters from the GM Foundation.
6/24/2015 - A new study from the Nature Conservancy, co-authored by environmental engineers and other researchers from UC Berkeley, highlights the toll that the illegal cultivation of thirsty marijuana is taking on the environment, particularly on fragile watersheds.
6/17/2015 Washington Post - Photos of the pipeline that spilled oil on the Santa Barbara coast in May show extensive corrosion and suggest that a pressure leak tied to the restart of failed pumps caused the break, said Robert Bea, a civil engineering professor emeritus.
5/1/2015 Clarity is a wearable air pollution monitoring and reporting device.
3/30/2015 - A free, smartphone-based guided tour, developed by CNR experts in partnership with a Berkeley Engineering alum’s software company, highlights the campus’s landscape and cultural history through 16 exemplary trees.
3/9/2015 IEEE Spectrum - Named one of IEEE Spectrum's Engineering Heroes for 2015, the civil and environmental engineering professor's work on water purification, cookstoves and arsenic removal has helped tens of millions of people worldwide.
3/2/2015 KQED Quest - KQED’s new Engineering Is… e-book series launches with the Berkeley Darfur cookstove, developed by environmental engineering professor Ashok Gadgil to improve the lives of refugees in the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan.
2/23/2015 Berkeley Research - The indigo that dyes your favorite pair of jeans blue is wildly popular, but very "dirty" to synthesize chemically. Bioengineering professor and Bakar fellow John Dueber thinks he has found an environmentally green way for industry to churn out the dye without toxic compounds.