9/9/2019 U.S. News & World Report - Berkeley Engineering was again ranked the number three program overall and the top public engineering school, in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.” Eight individual engineering programs were ranked top 5 in their respective fields, and all were in the top 10.
Honors & awards
9/5/2019 - Three Berkeley Engineering professors have been named 2019 - 2020 Bakar Fellows. The fellows are Niren Murthy (BioE), Raluca Ada Popa (EECS) and Kenichi Soga (CEE).
8/9/2019 - The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million to researchers from UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and the University of Washington to develop CloudBank, a suite of managed services to remove barriers to public cloud access for data science and computer science research and education.
7/29/2019 - Berkeley Engineering has been recognized as an exemplar bronze medalist by the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE’s) Diversity Recognition Program.
7/3/2019 - Anca Dragan and Javad Lavaei have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Newly hired faculty members Alvin Cheung and Barna Saha were also honored.
6/25/2019 - Two Berkeley Engineering professors — mechanical engineering’s Grace Gu and EECS’ Raluca Ada Popa — were included in MIT Technology Review’s list of “innovators under 35” today. This honor is given annually to technologists whose work has great potential to change the world
6/14/2019 - Aaron Streets, assistant professor of bioengineering, is one of 22 early-career researchers joining the 2019 Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences.
5/10/2019 - Tyler Chen, a joint major in materials science and bioengineering, is this year’s winner of the University Medal, Berkeley's highest honor for graduating seniors. He's also an inventor, a black belt in taekwondo, and a relentless optimist.
5/1/2019 Eli Yablonovitch was awarded the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering.
5/1/2019 - EECS professor Scott Shenker is one of eight UC Berkeley faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year. He is considered to be one of the top computer scientists in the country and has designed new ways to configure complex computer networks.