Makers

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.

Young interns design and create in CITRIS Invention Lab

Young interns in the CITRIS Invention Lab

7/16/2018 CITRIS - Teenagers from Bay Area junior high and high schools are spending two weeks in the CITRIS Invention Lab this summer, using things like laster cutters and 3D printers to spread their maker wings and fly.

The HAB project: A platform for space research

Thumbnail of video: High Altitude Balloon Launch I

4/30/2018 - The student group Space Technologies at Cal is developing a balloon-based platform for near-space research. They recently launched a high-altitude balloon from Memorial Glade.

PREP by design

10/23/2017 - Electrical engineering and computer science freshman, Rebecca Chery, reflects on the lessons learned during a design challenge undertaken as part of the college's PREP program.

Behind the scenes with PREP

10/23/2017 - Matthew Brueckmann (ME’15) found his calling early — he wanted to be an amusement park engineer. This summer, he returned to campus to lead a tour of California’s Great America so that PREP participants could learn about the science and technology behind the scream-inducing machines.

Inside the studio: Teaching design innovation

Working on projects on laptops at Jacobs Hall

7/12/2017 Jacobs Institute - Two years on from the opening of Jacobs Hall, faculty share a look at how they’re bringing design innovation into the classroom, fostering creativity and collaboration.

3-D printers and the future of tissue engineering

Grace O'Connell in her lab

4/27/2017 Medium - The Fung Institute sat down with mechanical engineering professor Grace O'Connell to discuss her research into engineering complex tissues and cartilage with the help of a 3-D printer.

Cal students pull a marathon to engineer disability solutions

Students on a Tikkun Olam Makeover team that created a special glove that will allow a man who has little use of his hands to communicate with his computer.

3/23/2017 Jewish News of Northern California - Fueled by energy drinks, adrenaline and a strong sense of wanting to make the world better, 11 teams of Berkeley students spent last weekend at Jacobs Hall, working with people with disabilities to create devices that could improve their lives.

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