05/15/19 — Tech for social good - that's not just the motto of Berkeley's Blueprint club, but an accurate description of the work they're producing.
Education & outreach
05/01/19 — Engineering for Kids is a one-day STEM event for fourth- to sixth-graders, hosted by Berkeley students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
01/30/19 EngineerGirl — In an interview with Angela Zheng from EngineerGirl, Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu talks about her path to electrical engineering, her priorities as dean, and her advice to students from all backgrounds considering a career in engineering.
01/09/19 — Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields are more likely to advance professionally, publish more research and secure postdoctoral and faculty positions if their institutional culture is welcoming and sets clear expectations, according to a new study.
11/14/18 — The NextProf Nexus workshop prepares diverse graduate students for careers in higher education.
11/14/18 — New Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu elaborates on her priorities and long-term vision for the college.
11/14/18 — Bioengineering grad students launched the Double Shelix podcast to discuss the challenges women face in pursuing STEM careers.
10/26/18 — A Berkeley-only leadership boot camp, led by the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, uses an innovative approach to teach students skills that are vital to entrepreneurial success.
09/19/18 Wired — From a course teaching students to think like blockchain entrepreneurs to "collider sprints" at the Sutardja Center's Blockchain Lab, Berkeley is at the forefront of universities incorporating this multidisciplinary technology into the curriculum.
09/11/18 — Nearly 70 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from around the country gathered at UC Berkeley for a three-day workshop designed to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering. The event, called NextProf Nexus, is hosted by Berkeley Engineering and Michigan Engineering.
08/21/18 — Cal's Steel Bridge Competition Team was one of many student groups tabling for new members as Golden Bear Orientation continued into a second week. See more on Instagram
08/02/18 Cal Sports Quarterly — The Sutardja Center's unique Sports Tech Collider Sprint brings together a cross-section of student athletes and STEM majors to explore ways that entrepreneurship and technology innovation can create competitive advantages for athletes and sports teams.
06/27/18 — Mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino has been named winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the government's highest honor for mentors in STEM fields.
06/15/18 — A popular Berkeley DeCal course on blockchain - the complex, bewildering bookkeeping technology that underpins things like bitcoin - will soon be available free online to the public via edX.