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.
Education & outreach
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.
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.
06/02/18 — FEMTech is Berkeley's first interdisciplinary tech club for women and underrepresented students.
06/02/18 — Dean S. Shankar Sastry considers Berkeley's role during this age of artificial intelligence, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.
06/01/18 — Blockchain at Berkeley, a student group, is bringing together those interested in engineering, business and technology law.
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.
05/21/18 — Blockchain at Berkeley hosted she(256), the university's first women in blockchain conference, last month at Memorial Stadium.
04/16/18 Mercury News — More and more women are getting computer science and electrical engineering degrees from Berkeley and Stanford, reversing a national trend. But the growing and heated debate over the technology industry's male-dominated culture hasn't escaped the attention of those female students, said EECS professor John DeNero.
04/03/18 — The Double Shelix podcast, hosted by Berkeley bioengineering Ph.D. candidates Sally Winkler and Kayla Wolf, is posting a special series of episodes this month on the the theme of belonging in STEM.
03/29/18 — The fastest-growing course in UC Berkeley's history - Foundations of Data Science - is being offered free online this spring for the first time through the campus's online education hub, edX.
03/19/18 — EECS professor John DeNero has been named a winner of Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award, one of the university's highest honors. DeNero uses technology and teaching assistants to scale popular computer and data science courses without losing academic rigor. His work was recently featured in Berkeley Engineer magazine.
03/13/18 — Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, like EECS postdoc Amal El-Ghazaly, are moving into the pipeline for coveted faculty positions thanks to a creative coalition of four elite universities, led by UC Berkeley.
03/13/18 — A herd of stuffed animals with mix-and-match parts paid a visit to a Sutardja Center classroom to help students learn how they can design products to have a social impact - a subject dear to the heart of Animoodles CEO (and industrial engineering alumna) Marissa Louie.
02/23/18 EE Times — It's not often a female engineer steps before hundreds of male colleagues at a major conference and gives a tutorial on the institutional sexism in their profession. But that's what happened at this month's International Solid State Circuits Conference, where Berkeley alum Teresa Meng (M.S.'84, Ph.D.'88 EECS), Stanford professor and Atheros Communications co-founder, addressed “Winning the game in a male-dominated industry.”
02/13/18 — The Black Engineering and Science Students Association and the Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students celebrated milestone anniversaries with a daylong event at Alumni House on Feb. 10, including a keynote address by alumnus and UC Davis Chancellor Gary May.
02/02/18 University of California — A UC-wide collaboration that strengthens research ties with the nation's historically Black colleges and universities has helped more than 400 students to participate in summer internships. Among them: Tsegereda Esatu, now a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering at Berkeley.
12/20/17 — Thanks to a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Robert Full, professor of integrative biology and EECS, can realize a dream to show students how hacking the secrets of biology can help them design their future and give back to their communities.
12/09/17 — As part of its effort to attract talented women and minority graduate computer science applicants, Berkeley Engineering has joined the NSF-funded FLIP Alliance (Diversifying Future Leadership In the Professoriate).
11/15/17 CLTC — Applications are being accepted for a new, online master's of information and cybersecurity program at UC Berkeley's School of Information, in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the I-School's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.