12/08/14 berkeleyByte — In an interview with the student-run berkeleyByte design blog, Björn Hartmann of EECS and the Jacobs Institute discusses what led him to human-computer interaction, where he thinks design education is heading, and the importance of interdisciplinarity.
11/07/14 — Students in the new development engineering class make lunch on cookstoves.
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.
10/07/14 — One team in Professor Amy Herr's senior capstone bioengineering course came up with an elegant solution to improve on walkers for the elderly and infirm that don't fit into tight spaces: the Ninja Walker.
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.
06/18/14 National Science Foundation — In an article on how the "maker movement" shines a spotlight on DIY design and manufacturing, mechanical engineering professor Paul Wright talks about how more affordable tools, like 3-D printers and design software, are helping young inventors move rapidly from prototype to product.
06/17/14 — While working in their garage at the Richmond Field Station, the machine shop in Cory Hall, or the Hackerspace, CalSol - the UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team - has completely redesigned their competition vehicle. They will have the opportunity to test their new design in an upcoming endurance race that will take them across eight states, from Texas to Minnesota.
05/01/14 — Paul Jacobs, whose lead gift helped launch the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, joined student speakers Eric Mica, Kate Rakelly and Lavanya Jawaharlal for the April 12 groundbreaking celebration for Jacobs Hall, to open Fall 2015. (Photo by Noah Berger)“I’m not an engineer because I like following procedures. I’m an engineer because of those moments […]
05/01/14 — Students in the hands-on Interactive Device Design course researched the distillery business to design an elegant solution to an age-old challenge.
04/18/14 — A student team that included EECS undergrads Kevin Casey and Craig Hiller took first place in HackFSM, a 12-day hackathon organized by the Bancroft Library and Digital Humanities@Berkeley that shared the Free Speech Movement's aim to create a free marketplace of ideas.
04/15/14 Texas Instruments — As the first anniversary of the Texas Instrument-funded Electronics Design Lab approaches, TI highlights some of the cool student projects -- from a tic-tac-toe board to an autonomous quadcopter -- that were made possible through this $2.2 million teaching lab and adjoining "maker lounge."
01/10/14 — Through the Cleantech to Market program, UC Berkeley students work with campus and Berkeley Lab scientists to bring new, environmentally friendly innovations to the world via commercialization.
11/01/13 — A $20 million gift from Qualcomm executive chairman Paul Jacobs launches a new center for design innovation.
11/01/13 — A $20 million gift launches the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, a hands-on design center primarily for undergraduates.
11/01/13 — At Hawkes Ocean Technologies, alum Adam Wright builds manned submarines capable of underwater flight.
09/11/13 — While some educators debate the pros and cons of online learning, we think there's a far more pressing and promising innovation that we need to offer today's engineering students: Immersion in experiential design.
08/21/13 Daily Californian — Berkeley Engineering is planning a new minor in engineering design aimed at giving students more opportunities for hands-on education and experience. The minor, expected to be implemented in fall 2014, will be an expansion of Engineering 10, a hands-on course that focuses on design and analysis.
08/19/13 Daily Californian — Jacobs Hall, set for completion in fall 2015, is part of a plan to make the campus's engineering program focus more on design and hands-on experience.
06/24/13 Daily Californian — In an op-ed article, Dean Shankar Sastry and Executive Associate Dean Fiona Doyle write about how a recent $20 million gift from the Jacobs Foundation will pave the way for a complete reinvention of engineering education at Berkeley, providing all students - especially undergraduates - with opportunities to design and build early and often.