A tiny step into the final frontier

Berkeley undergrads holding examples of their tiny SpinorSats

10/15/2018 Medium - Six undergrad engineers are developing "SpinorSats" — each less than 10 grams, about the size of an Apple Watch — that they hope will be the smallest maneuverable satellites in space.

Student's 'astounding' solution to quantum puzzle

Urmila Mahadev giving a computer science seminar

10/8/2018 Quanta Magazine - Berkeley computer science postdoc Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school solving one of the most basic questions in quantum computation: How do you know whether a quantum computer has done anything quantum at all?

Eight Berkeley engineers honored as Siebel Scholars

Portraits of eight Siebel Scholars

9/14/2018 - Eight Berkeley engineers — representing bioengineering, computer science and energy science — have been named to the Siebel Scholars Foundation’s 2019 class, recognized for their academic achievements and demonstrated leadership.

NextProf career workshop provides pipeline for diverse faculty

Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu talks with NextProf Nexus participants

9/11/2018 - Nearly 70 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from around the country gathered at UC Berkeley for a three-day workshop designed to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering. The event, called NextProf Nexus, is hosted by Berkeley Engineering and Michigan Engineering.

Calling out fake photos on the web

Illustration of fake photo detection

8/21/2018 Wired - Fake photos are the bane of internet junkies. SurfSafe, a browser plugin from RoBhat Labs (computer science undergrads Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte), can warn users that they're viewing a Photoshopped fake in real time — like an antivirus for photos.

Bears building bridges

Steel Bridge Team members and their product on the McLaughlin terrace

8/20/2018 - Cal's Steel Bridge Competition Team was one of many student groups tabling for new members as Golden Bear Orientation continued into a second week. See more on Instagram

Building bears

Students shoot a group selfie as part of the Bear Building scavenger hunt for orientation

8/17/2018 - New freshmen and transfers brought enthusiasm, ideas and selfies to this fall's Golden Bear Orientation. Check out more shots on Instagram

'Location history' off? Google's still tracking you

Map plotting location history of Google account user

8/17/2018 AP News - Computer science graduate student K. Shankari tipped the Associated Press off to the persistence of Google's movement tracking, even for users who explicitly tell the company not to do so.

Evan Rambo making plays in world of sports technology

Evan Rambo at football practice in Memorial Stadium

8/13/2018 San Francisco Chronicle - Cal football safety Evan Rambo teamed up with students from materials science and engineering, chemical biology and EECS to develop force-tracking wearable technology, a concept that won the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship of Technology' Collider Cup competition.

Working in sync

8/2/2018 Cal Sports Quarterly - The Sutardja Center's unique Sports Tech Collider Sprint brings together a cross-section of student athletes and STEM majors to explore ways that entrepreneurship and technology innovation can create competitive advantages for athletes and sports teams.