03/03/20 - Alumni develop algorithms that will help predict possible heart failure
02/18/20 - Pines, the current dean of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, will start his appointment July 1.
10/25/19 - Class notes and other updates about Berkeley Engineering alumni and faculty.
08/01/19 - Berkeley Engineering's contributions to the rise of the semiconductor industry were featured in a recent library podcast, while mechanical engineering professor emeritus George Leitmann was interviewed for an oral history project.
05/15/19 - Tech for social good - that's not just the motto of Berkeley's Blueprint club, but an accurate description of the work they're producing.
05/01/19 - Class notes and other updates about Berkeley Engineering alumni and faculty.
11/14/18 - Alessandro Chiesa, Chelsea Finn and John Schulman were recognized on MIT Technology Review's list of “35 Innovators Under 35.”
08/23/18 - It's been a long, strange trip for George Crow (B.S.'66 EE), from proofreading textbooks for his Berkeley professors in the sixties to developing the original, groundbreaking Apple Macintosh computer (and its many offspring) with Steve Jobs and the Mac team.
07/24/18 - Berkeley Engineering alumnus William R. “Bill” Baker, who died May 4 at age 103, was a lifelong engineer with an unrelenting mind, boundless ingenuity and dozens of patents to his credit. He was the first electrical engineer hired by Ernest O. Lawrence for what would eventually become Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
06/29/18 - An EECS professor, graduate student and recent alumnus have been named to MIT Technology Review's 2018 list of “35 Innovators Under 35.”
06/04/18 - In an op-ed published in the Sacramento Bee, Berkeley Engineering alum and former Google exec Eric Schmidt (M.S. '79/Ph.D. '82 EECS) advocates for more government support of public universities, including the University of California. Schmidt, who is a member of the UC Berkeley Board of Visitors, points out that the investment in public universities has paid Californians back many times over.
06/02/18 - Class notes and other updates about Berkeley Engineering alumni and faculty.
03/16/18 - Barbara Simons, a founding member of Women in Computer Science and Engineering (which is celebrating its 40th anniversary), has been sounding the alarm about the potential pitfalls of internet and electronic voting for more than a decade.
03/13/18 - A herd of stuffed animals with mix-and-match parts paid a visit to a Sutardja Center classroom to help students learn how they can design products to have a social impact - a subject dear to the heart of Animoodles CEO (and industrial engineering alumna) Marissa Louie.
02/23/18 - It's not often a female engineer steps before hundreds of male colleagues at a major conference and gives a tutorial on the institutional sexism in their profession. But that's what happened at this month's International Solid State Circuits Conference, where Berkeley alum Teresa Meng (M.S.'84, Ph.D.'88 EECS), Stanford professor and Atheros Communications co-founder, addressed “Winning the game in a male-dominated industry.”
02/13/18 - The Black Engineering and Science Students Association and the Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students celebrated milestone anniversaries with a daylong event at Alumni House on Feb. 10, including a keynote address by alumnus and UC Davis Chancellor Gary May.
02/09/18 - Drew McPherson (B.S'17 ME) recently took the stage in San Francisco to give a talk at “People That Don't Normally Lecture.” He talked about the accident he had at 19 that left him paralyzed. He also talked about what came next: a desire to design and build things that help people meet a need.
02/07/18 - EECS professor Constance Chang-Hasnain is among 83 new members elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Two alumni also were elected to the academy.
02/06/18 - Telling a Newton Lecture Series audience that he got "really good at failing," Berkeley alumnus Nikita Bier recounted his difficult journey to creating TBH, a viral app that allows teenagers to anonymously compliment each other through a series of polls.
12/20/17 - Aerospace engineer and astronaut candidate Warren "Woody" Hoburg (M.S.'11, Ph.D.'13 EECS) has been named Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine for his pioneering work creating the Jungle Hawk Owl extended-flight drone.