Education & outreach

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.)
Dean Liu and Angela Zheng outside the dean

Dean Liu chats with EngineerGirl

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.
Ph.D. graduates taking a selfie at commencement

Minority STEM PhDs fare better with clear expectations, acceptance

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.
NextProf Nexus participants outside Blum Hall.

Expanding the pipeline

11/14/18 — The NextProf Nexus workshop prepares diverse graduate students for careers in higher education.
Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu

Q+A with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu

11/14/18 — New Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu elaborates on her priorities and long-term vision for the college.
Sally Winkler and Kayla Wolf

New STEM podcast

11/14/18 — Bioengineering grad students launched the Double Shelix podcast to discuss the challenges women face in pursuing STEM careers.
Students in lecture hall

The latest course catalog trend? Blockchain 101

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.
Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu talks with NextProf Nexus participants

NextProf career workshop provides pipeline for diverse faculty

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.
Steel Bridge Team members and their product on the McLaughlin terrace

Bears building bridges

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

Working in sync

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.
Alice Agogino with BEST Lab students on staircase

Alice Agogino wins top U.S. award for mentoring

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.
Eric Schmidt at commencement

Eric Schmidt calls for greater investment in public universities

06/04/18 — In an op-ed published in the Sacramento Bee, Berkeley Engineering alum and former Google exec Eric Schmidt (M.S. '79/Ph.D. '82 EECS) advocates for more government support of public universities, including the University of California. Schmidt, who is a member of the UC Berkeley Board of Visitors, points out that the investment in public universities has paid Californians back many times over.
Emily Orosco Nuñez Lisanne van Engelen

Introducing FEMTech

06/02/18 — FEMTech is Berkeley's first interdisciplinary tech club for women and underrepresented students.
Panelists at she(256) conference

Blockchain comes to campus

06/01/18 — Blockchain at Berkeley, a student group, is bringing together those interested in engineering, business and technology law.
Stephanie Tena teaches middle schooler Bianca Castro coding and AI during an after- school club

The future of AI depends on high school girls

05/23/18 The Atlantic — From a coding summer camp for high schoolers at Stanford to a project showcase for teens and their mentors at Berkeley, AI4All is working to widen the pipeline of women entering the field of artificial intelligence.