Education & outreach

Four decades of WiCSE presidents at a reunion meeting

‘A network of our own’

07/21/20 — In celebration of 150 Years of Women at Berkeley, Sheila Humphreys tells the story of Women in Computer Science and Engineering, a student organization launched in the 1970s.
Anne Mayoral leads campers on a live Zoom tour

Virtually engaging

07/14/20 — During COVID-19, Girls in Engineering camp gets creative online
Kimberly Ferry in the lab

Transferring excellence

04/14/20 — A summer program for prospective transfers gives California community college students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley researchers.
Students in classroom in Jacobs Hall

New master’s degree programs

10/25/19 — Berkeley Engineering is joining with other units on campus to offer a master of design degree and a joint MEng/MBA degree program.
Participants in the Engineering 4 Kids event

Next-gen engineers

05/01/19 — Engineering for Kids is a one-day STEM event for fourth- to sixth-graders, hosted by Berkeley students.
Alexis Waller, a Meyerhoff Scholars Program affiliate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, working with postdoc Pengfei Ding

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launches effort to increase STEM diversity

04/09/19 — In an effort to increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in science, engineering and mathematics, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is partnering with UC Berkeley and UC San Diego to expand a successful program begun 30 years ago at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
PREP student present their cornerstone project designs

Prepping students to become Berkeley engineers

04/02/19 — Every summer, about 120 incoming Berkeley Engineering students from nontraditional backgrounds arrive on campus to participate in the Pre-Engineering Program (PREP) and Transfer Pre-Engineering Program (T-PREP), which aim to prepare students for a successful academic experience.
Ellen Ullman onstage with Dean Liu

Ellen Ullman on her life in code

04/01/19 — In a Berkeley Talks podcast, programmer and author Ellen Ullman chats with Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu about digital technology's loss of innocence, and reckons with all that has changed - and so much that hasn't.
Tsu Jae Liu

Dean Tsu-Jae Liu and Congresswoman Jackie Speier encourage girls to dream big

03/30/19 ABC 7 — Over 400 elementary and middle school girls gathered in South San Francisco Saturday to hear the message that they can do and be anything. The annual "When I Grow Up" event was hosted by Congresswoman Jackie Speier for Women's History Month. Among the inspiring speakers was UC Berkeley Dean of Engineering Tsu-Jae King Liu - the first woman to ever hold that position.

Meet the future engineers

03/12/19 — About 350 students from across the East Bay descended on the Berkeley campus last weekend for Engineering for Kids (E4K), a one-day science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) event for low-income fourth- to sixth-grade students. The annual event is organized and hosted entirely by Berkeley students.

Disrupting the male-dominated field of blockchain

03/01/19 Newsweek — UC Berkeley student Sara Reynolds (B.S. EECS '21) and fellow female coders started She(256), a nonprofit dedicated to diversity in the burgeoning blockchain industry. (The name is a play on SHA-256, a secure hash algorithm in the cryptological community.)