5/5/2016 Association for Computing Machinery - EECS professor Armando Fox, a trailblazer in technology-enhanced education and the Massive Online Open Courses field, has been selected to receive the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.
Honors & awards
5/1/2016 The startup company suitX won a Robotics for Good competition this spring for their plan to adapt one of their exoskeleton designs to assist children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida or spinal muscular atrophy.
5/1/2016 Several alumni have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering for their contributions to engineering research, practice, or education and the National Academy of Medicine for their contributions to the advancement of medical sciences.
4/22/2016 American Institute of Architects - In an Earth Day announcement, the AIA's Committee on the Environment selected Jacobs Hall as one of ten top examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.
4/22/2016 - UC Berkeley Chancellor Emeritus Robert Birgeneau, professor of physics, materials science and engineering and public policy, has won the National Science Board’s 2016 Vannevar Bush Award. He was cited for his extraordinary public service, scientific leadership, and relentless support for equity and inclusion in higher education.
4/20/2016 - Professors Jay Keasling (chemical and bioengineering) and Scott Shenker (EECS) are among nine UC Berkeley faculty members elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.
4/15/2016 - Michael Yartsev, an assistant professor of bioengineering, was one of three young UC Berkeley faculty members appointed Searle Scholars this week. He will receive $300,000 for the next three years to support his research into the neural basis of spatial habit learning using free-flying echolocating bats.
3/30/2016 - EECS professors Ruzena Bajcsy and Vern Paxson have been selected as 2016-17 Signatures Innovation Fellows, receiving funding to pursue their commercially promising research to assess personal injury and recovery (Bajcsy) and network cyberattacks (Paxson).
3/28/2016 Office of Sustainability & Energy - Jacobs Hall, new home of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, has won a 2016 Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Award for its efficient use and reuse of energy and water.
3/23/2016 - Lisa Pruitt, professor of mechanical engineering, is one of five 2016 winners of UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for educators.