05/17/16 Medium — After a semester in which nearly 30 courses took place in Jacobs Hall, the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase offered a look at how an interdisciplinary ecosystem at Berkeley is fostering a focus on design for real impact.
04/22/16 American Institute of Architects — In an Earth Day announcement, the AIA's Committee on the Environment selected Jacobs Hall as one of ten top examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.
04/08/16 Make — Arduino’s founders and fans gathered at Jacobs Hall on April 2 for Arduino Day, a worldwide celebration of the open-source electronics platform that allowed makers and enthusiasts to show off their projects, share ideas and participate in workshops.
03/28/16 Office of Sustainability & Energy — Jacobs Hall, new home of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, has won a 2016 Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Award for its efficient use and reuse of energy and water.
03/15/16 — Sonia Travaglini, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, studies the properties of fungus to discover the composite materials of the future.
03/15/16 — Ocean waves constantly generate energy. Berkeley engineers are trying to build a device to harness that power and convert it to electricity.
01/15/16 Medium — Jacobs Hall was buzzing with the sounds of new creations as the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation welcomed guests to the Winter Design Showcase.
12/09/15 — Prynt, a San Francisco-based startup founded by two graduates of a Berkeley Engineering entrepreneurship program, is bringing instant print photography to smartphones.
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.
11/01/15 — In August, the campus community celebrated the opening of Jacobs Hall, headquarters of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, with high hopes for the impact to emanate from the facility's studios and maker spaces.
11/01/15 — Prolific inventor and designer Jack McCauley (EECS '86) has made a $2.5-million gift to establish the McCauley Family Fund in Design Innovation to support programs within the Jacobs Institute.
10/30/15 — Lavanya Jawaharlal, a senior in mechanical engineering, and her engineer sister Melissa founded STEM Center USA to open up access to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to more diverse students.
10/20/15 — The new EnableTech student group aims to develop creative solutions to minimize challenges presented by disability.
08/26/15 — On August 20, Berkeley Engineering celebrated the opening of Jacobs Hall, the new headquarters for the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.
08/21/15 — With balloons, ribbon-cutting and four floors of student demos, the College of Engineering on Thursday threw open the doors of Jacobs Hall, where the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation will immerse students in hands-on, human-centered design.
08/19/15 — On Aug. 20, a public celebration marks the opening of Jacobs Hall, with four floors of studios and maker spaces for digital design, prototyping, fabrication and manufacturing.
08/17/15 Insight@Berkeley — As vice president of design and engineering at TiVo, Margret Schmidt (B.S'92 EECS) is passionate about the dynamic and fulfilling nature of product creation. She got a dose of that in her favorite Berkeley class, an E110 Venture Design course that required creation of a business plan and a final idea presentation.
08/17/15 — David Dornfeld, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley and recognized worldwide as an expert in smart and sustainable manufacturing, has been named faculty director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.
08/15/15 — A new course from the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation reinvents the chair and models a new form of engineering education at Berkeley.
07/13/15 California magazine — The Volta, a chair that harnesses the rocking motion of the sitter to generate energy, has won a National Maker Faire award for its inventors - four Berkeley undergrads taking part in the interdisciplinary Interactive Seating Design Competition sponsored by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.