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Redesigning wind power

Diagram of the parts of the new efficient wind turbine: Tower, blades, concentrator and camouflage

6/1/2018 Berkeley Engineering students have designed a wind turbine that is quiet, efficient and protects birds.

Solar cruiser

6/1/2018 Berkeley’s CalSol team designed a new solar-powered vehicle that can hold four passengers.

Out of the GAIT

Tanisha Randhawa with insole prototypes

6/1/2018 Students in the Fung Fellowship are building digital health technologies to meet the challenges of aging.

Introducing FEMTech

Emily Orosco Nuñez Lisanne van Engelen on staircase in Sutardja Dai Hall

6/1/2018 FEMTech is Berkeley’s first interdisciplinary tech club for women and underrepresented students.

Those four-wheeled robots on campus, explained

Kiwi robot transporting food in downtown Berkeley

5/31/2018 - The presence of talented EECS student engineers, along with plenty of hungry students and a gourmet local food scene, goes a long way to explain the decision by Felipe Chavez to launch his robot-powered meal delivery startup Kiwi in Berkeley.

Now and forever Berkeley Engineers

Masters degree candidates at Commencement

5/16/2018 - The 2018 Berkeley Engineering commencement ceremonies were filled with celebration, words of inspiration, and a Berkeley Citation for departing Dean Shankar Sastry. Relive the ceremonies in video and photos.

Alexa and Siri can hear this hidden command. You can't

Illustration of person reading a book with digital assistant in foreground

5/10/2018 New York Times - EECS Ph.D. candidate Nicholas Carlini and other Berkeley cybersecurity researchers have been embedding commands into music and spoken text that human listeners can't hear but smart devices can. Carlini hopes to secure AI systems against attacks that he assumes "malicious people" are already working on.

Berkeley water engineer lands 2018 'Slammy'

Joseph Charbonnet and his Grad Slam presentation

5/4/2018 Graduate Division - At the UC-wide Grad Slam competition on May 3, environmental engineering doctoral student Joseph Charbonnet brought home the first-place ‘Slammy’ — and $9,000 in prize money — for his three-minute talk on using manganese-coated sand to capture, clean and re-use stormwater.

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.

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