11/01/17 — The award-winning Tabla, a device that digitizes chest sounds for diagnosing pneumonia (and other ailments), began as a class project in Jacobs Hall.
10/23/17 — A joint Berkeley/University of Denver team's prototype for a stackable solar home took third place in the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, a collegiate competition to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses.
10/18/17 Denver Post — A collaboration between UC Berkeley and the University of Denver took third place in the Solar Decathlon 2017, a challenge for student teams to build and operate highly energy-efficient and innovative solar houses. The team's RISE house was designed specifically for the city of Richmond, Calif.
09/12/17 — Tabla, a low-cost medical device to diagnose pneumonia, has won the student category of Fast Company's 2017 Innovation by Design Awards. Tabla was created by a trio of mechanical engineering and bioengineering students as a classroom project for the Jacobs Institute's Interactive Device Design course.
08/17/17 Daily Californian — The CalSol student team has won the Formula Sun Grand Prix, an annual solar vehicle track race for college teams from around the nation. CalSol's four-year-old Zephyr took first place in the July race in Austin, TX, completing 228 laps with zero penalties.
04/27/17 SCET — Moving on from its plant-based meat course last semester, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is now tackling the challenge of creating plant-based seafood alternatives to combat the environmental problems caused by overfishing.
04/17/17 ASCE — A group led by Berkeley civil engineering students will take an innovative, zero net energy house into a Denver competition this fall, organized by the U.S. Department of Energy.
03/22/17 Fortune — Imagine a future where self-driving cars zip beside interstates at 120 mph, with absolutely zero congestion. That future could exist as soon as 2050, according to grad students Baiyu Chen (B.S.'14 CEE, M.S.'15 CEE, M.S.'17 EECS) and Anthony Barrs, whose Hyperlane idea was awarded top prize and $50,000 at the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge.
01/25/17 San Francisco Chronicle — Most UC Berkeley students will tell you that they're shooting for an A. But the 45 young men and women enrolled in the “Challenge Lab” at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology are pursuing more ambitious goals: saving the world, and perhaps winning $5,000 in the process.
11/18/16 University of California — Berkely Lab startup CalWave Power Technologies and its novel “wave carpet” earned second place (and a $500,000 prize) out of an initial 92 teams vying for the U.S. Department of Energy's Wave Energy Prize.
11/01/16 — A team of Berkeley students took two years to build a 171-square-foot eco-friendly house for a statewide alternative housing competition. The tiny house integrates advances in sustainable and affordable design.
06/21/16 — President Obama announced $140 million in funding on Monday for an advanced manufacturing institute headquartered at UCLA; Berkeley will host a regional center.
06/21/16 California magazine — Aiming to make speed-of-sound commutes a reality, the bLoop team, made up of 40 UC Berkeley students and faculty, is heading into the final round of the hyperloop competition sponsored by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.
05/05/16 — UC Berkeley transportation researchers joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in inviting the region's tech companies to join the Smart City Challenge, a Department of Transportation competition that could bring $40 million to the city and UC Berkeley to create the nation's first smart transportation network.
05/01/16 — This August, the Berkeley Hyperloop (bLoop) team will shoot its transportation pod down a test track at high speeds for a design competition. But first, the team of 40 students must make their Hyperloop pod levitate.
04/27/16 — Berkeley's Bioengineering Honor Society recently hosted 22 high school teams for an annual competition designed to make engineering and STEM more accessible.
04/26/16 — Hundreds of Bay Area high school students gathered at the Lawrence Hall of Science over the weekend to pit robots they had built against one another in a competition hosted by Pioneers in Engineering (PiE), a Berkeley student mentorship program.
02/10/16 Cult of Android — The suitX team designing medical exoskeletons for children with cerebral palsy, led by mechanical engineering professor Homayoon Kazerooni, won the $1 million international grand prize at the “Robotics for Good” competition in Dubai.
12/18/15 — An Internet of Things payments platform, DotDashPay, created by two computer science Ph.D. candidates, has won the inaugural UC Berkeley Startup Challenge sponsored by Pejman Mar Ventures.
12/01/15 3Dprint.com — Several Berkeley engineering and design organizations held a 3D Printing Designathon for assistive technology at Sutardja Dai Hall on Nov. 14-15 commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.