01/29/15 — Charles Hard Townes, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for invention of the laser and subsequently pioneered the use of lasers in astronomy, died early Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Oakland.
12/11/14 — On December 9, 2014, UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele, made the following announcement: Dear Colleagues, We are writing to announce the retirement of Professor Ronald Gronsky who will be stepping down from his position as Director of the Global Engagement Office (GEO) at the end of December. Ron […]
12/08/14 — The Jacobs Institute is supporting five design courses in spring 2015, ranging from a course on sketching for designers, to an interactive seating design competition, to a new lower-division engineering course in which students will gain hands-on and simulated experience with a wide range of manufacturing processes.
11/21/14 — Fiona Doyle, Berkeley Engineering's executive associate dean, has been named dean of the Graduate Division for UC Berkeley, a position she will take over Jan. 1. Doyle, the Donald H. McLaughlin Professor of Mineral Engineering, has been at Berkeley since 1983, serving in many leadership capacities.
11/01/14 — Follow the fall 2014 Berkeley Engineer magazine, now online.
11/01/14 — This summer, the college launched an outreach program for middle school girls designed to bring engineering to life and inspire the girls to pursue an education in the STEM fields.
11/01/14 — A new Ph.D. specialty in development engineering teaches students how to build, scale and evaluate technologies designed to combat extreme poverty and other complex international issues.
11/01/14 — Globalized markets and leapfrog technologies, including mobile telecommunications, now offer opportunities to eradicate the root causes of global poverty.
10/28/14 — Dean Shankar Sastry represented Berkeley at a White House meeting Monday announcing steps to strengthen U.S. advanced manufacturing, spur innovation and continue to make the nation a magnet for new jobs and investment.
10/27/14 — General Motors representatives joined members of Engineering Scholars as Engaged Scholars (ES)2 to celebrate the collaboration between the GM Foundation and Berkeley Engineering.
09/06/14 — UC Berkeley and Tsinghua University have signed an agreement to establish a joint institute in the city of Shenzhen in South China to promote research collaboration and graduate student education. First areas of focus for the institute will be nanotechnology and nanomedicine, low-carbon and new energy technologies, and data science and next-generation Internet.
09/03/14 — The excitement mixed with trepidation at the RSF gym and on Memorial Glade can mean only one thing: A new academic year is underway.
08/20/14 MIT Technology Review — An EECS post-doc and two Berkeley Engineering alumni are named to the 2014 MIT Technology Review “35 Innovators Under 35” list. All three are part of the humanitarian category. Post-doc Kurtis Heimerl, 30, developed the Village Base Station, which brings cellular telecommunications to remote places of the world. Heimerl is CEO of Endaga, a company […]
08/14/14 — After a year in development, Berkeley Engineering launched its reconceived website at the opening of the 2014–15 academic year. The URL is also new: engineering.berkeley.edu. The mobile-first site is designed to be user-friendly and compatible with a variety of mobile devices. The robust new platform enables the college to better tell its story with news, […]
08/14/14 — Students zip around campus on electric scooters while learning about energy, transportation and vehicle-to-grid systems in a new civil engineering class.
08/11/14 — This slide show tells the story of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation's first year.
08/08/14 — STEM fields come to life for East Bay middle schoolers at summer camp.
07/18/14 Business Insider — In a roundup of university robotics options from around the country, UC Berkeley lands at the top of the list, described as "an incredibly robust college for robotics that will likely meet your interests no matter what they are."
07/10/14 U.S. News & World Report — Sheila Humphreys, director of diversity for Berkeley Engineering's electrical engineering and computer science department, talks about efforts in her department to encourage minorities and women breaking into the field.