Breaking new ground for TBSI

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Tsinghua University President Yong Qiu sign a billboard at the TBSI groundbreaking

5/23/2018 - The Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute reached a major milestone this month as ground was broken on a new campus in Shenzhen, China.

Scarred by attack, student entrepreneurs fight global terror

Archer team members Anjali Banerjee, Tyler Heintz and Alice Ma at Caffe Strada

4/30/2018 - In the wake of the 2016 terrorist attack in Nice, France, that claimed the life of a classmate, Berkeley students in the European Innovation Academy technology entrepreneurship program have embarked on a new mission — fighting global terrorism through startups that are gaining traction far beyond campus.

Designing resiliency for the pandemic flu

Pandemic Resiliency team members Suyasha Gupta, Jasodhara Raj and Arnaud Bard de Coutance

2/23/2018 Fung Institute - For their capstone project at the Fung Institute, a trio of master of engineering students are working on a software solution to combat the inefficiencies that currently impede efforts to report and track outbreaks of influenza.

Reducing air pollution with smart design

Clarity team working on computers

2/13/2018 CITRIS - Air pollution is a global epidemic that kills more than 3.2 million people prematurely each year. Clarity, an environmental tech startup out of the CITRIS Foundry, produces smart air-quality monitoring systems designed to reduce this number.

Cheap, efficient cookstoves are small-tech solution with big payoff

Thumbnail of video: Getting the Smoke Out of Our Eyes: Ashok Gadgil

2/13/2018 - Ashok Gadgil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, redesigned a simple technology — the wood cookstove — to help women in refugee camps in Darfur, Sudan. The inexpensive and efficient Darfur stove not only reduced the danger of gathering firewood in the war-torn region, it also reduced health and climate risks from excessive smoke.

Christopher Ategeka: Health care access for all

Thumbnail of video: This entrepreneur says health care for all starts with keeping local talent

8/22/2017 PBS NewsHour - In a Brief but Spectacular video on PBS, Berkeley Engineer and entrepreneur Christopher Ategeka (B.S.'11, M.S.'12 ME) tells how he is using his influence to recruit health professionals to work in underserved parts of Africa.

Thinking inside the cardboard box

Roofing material made from recycled cardboard on a home in Ahmedabad, India

6/30/2017 Berkeley Science Review - Traditional aid programs import finite resources that require an agency to distribute and maintain. Blum Center development engineers are changing the game by helping communities use their own resources, knowledge and people-power to solve their problems, says mechanical engineering alum Sonia Travaglini.