01/29/18 Jacobs Institute — A reconfigurable lampshade, a novel musical instrument, an affordable tool for surgery planning: these are among the student projects that used resources in Jacobs Hall to explore digital fabrication technology during the fall 2017 semester.
11/01/17 — Executive Associate Dean Phil Kaminsky writes about how the emerging triad of technology, entrepreneurship and design are being used to reimagine how engineers are prepared.
11/01/17 — In a Q&A with Berkeley Engineer, Dean Shankar Sastry outlines his vision for the future of the college and beyond.
10/23/17 — Matthew Brueckmann (ME'15) found his calling early - he wanted to be an amusement park engineer. This summer, he returned to campus to lead a tour of California's Great America so that PREP participants could learn about the science and technology behind the scream-inducing machines.
10/23/17 — Electrical engineering and computer science freshman, Rebecca Chery, reflects on the lessons learned during a design challenge undertaken as part of the college's PREP program.
07/12/17 Jacobs Institute — Two years on from the opening of Jacobs Hall, faculty share a look at how they're bringing design innovation into the classroom, fostering creativity and collaboration.
05/09/17 — The 2017 Jacobs Spring Design Showcase capped a semester that saw students develop sustainable products, prototype innovations, apply technology to combating extremism and race Bluetooth-controlled vehicles through an obstacle course.
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.
04/13/17 — A group of Berkeley students is developing the tools and technologies for humanity's next big step - exploring the deep reaches of space.
03/23/17 Jewish News of Northern California — Fueled by energy drinks, adrenaline and a strong sense of wanting to make the world better, 11 teams of Berkeley students spent last weekend at Jacobs Hall, working with people with disabilities to create devices that could improve their lives.
03/13/17 — Every Thursday afternoon, students gather in a light-filled teaching studio of Jacobs Hall to develop technology-based solutions to a very tangible problem: ideologically motivated violence in the United States.
12/12/16 — On the morning after the election, post-its beginning with the phrase, "How might we" covered a white board in a Jacobs Hall studio - products of an impromptu brainstorming session in Design Methodology - with questions that spanned a wide range of topics, from policy to issues of tolerance, safety and community.
12/07/16 — Jacobs Hall, home of the College of Engineering's Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, has won platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program.
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.
10/24/16 — Berkeley Hyperloop, currently crowdfunding for a January 2017 launch, is taking on an ambitious design challenge — and it’s part of a rich ecosystem of Berkeley students applying classroom learning and hands-on design skills to real-world challenges.
10/24/16 — A team of Berkeley students recently designed and built a tiny house for a statewide competition encouraging alternative and environmentally sustainable housing.
10/10/16 Jacobs Institute — Elizabeth Gerber from Northwestern University discusses "Understanding and Designing for Collective Innovation." October 13, Noon-1 p.m., 310 Jacobs Hall
08/02/16 Medium — Jacobs Hall, Berkeley's hub for design innovation, welcomed a new addition this spring: an M1 3-D printer from Bay Area company Carbon, which takes a new, photochemical approach to additive manufacturing.
07/15/16 — During the college's weeklong Girls in Engineering program, young makers build kid-size prosthetic hands from 3-D-printed parts to donate to children in need.
07/13/16 — An eight-week summer program for Berkeley juniors and seniors, the BIE prepares bioengineers to bridge engineering innovation and unmet clinical needs.