Education & outreach

Women in Industry panelists

Women in blockchain

05/21/18 — Blockchain at Berkeley hosted she(256), the university's first women in blockchain conference, last month at Memorial Stadium.
EECS senio Tammy Nguyen in a Soda Hall computer lab

More female computing grads challenge tech’s bad bros

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.
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You do belong in science

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.
John DeNero

John DeNero honored for distinguished teaching

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.
Postdoc Amal El-Ghazaly with EECS professor Jeffrey Bokor

California Alliance improving pipeline to the professoriate

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.
Marissa Louie with several of her plush friends

The hidden social mission behind a trending toy

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.
Teresa Meng

An engineer’s guide to sexism

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.”
Gary May speaking with students

Celebrating diversity in engineering and science

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.
Tsegereda Esatu

HBCU partnership brings new students to UC grad programs

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.
Robert Full showing students the adhesive pads of a gecko

New course to tap Berkeley’s diversity and maker spirit

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.
FLIPalliance: Dragan, Forbes, Fox, Joseph, Stephens-Martinez, Garcia, and Taylor

Berkeley’s FLIPalliance for diversity

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).
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Berkeley offers new cybersecurity degree

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.
John DeNero teaching CS 61A

The future of engineering education

11/01/17 — Executive Associate Dean Phil Kaminsky writes about how the emerging triad of technology, entrepreneurship and design are being used to reimagine how engineers are prepared.
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NSF awards support Berkeley data science institute, national workshops

10/27/17 — The UC Berkeley Institute for Data Science and its partners have received one award from the National Science Foundation to deepen the theoretical foundations of data science in a new transdisciplinary institute, and another to strengthen educational strategies through national workshops.
FEMtech leaders Lisanne van Engelen, Gresshaa Mehta, Andrea Lombard and Maia Rosengarten

Berkeley’s first campuswide tech club for women

09/19/17 — Young women interested in STEM fields founded FEMTech in 2015. Now, the group offers a full plate of workshops, events, tutoring services and even a robot building team - all helping make tech fields accessible to women of all majors.
Max Chilton with Berkeley Formula SAE students and their car

IndyCar driver Max Chilton spreads the gospel of STEAM

09/15/17 IndyCar — Speaking to a spirited group of students of all ages at Berkeley, IndyCar driver Max Chilton spread the word on the importance of STEAM - science, technology, engineering, arts and math - to successfully educate the leaders of tomorrow.
Boot camp participants at California Memorial Stadium.

Fresh ideas for nuclear power

08/24/17 — Two dozen students from all over the world gathered at Berkeley for two weeks over the summer to discuss, plan and help start building a new nuclear energy sector. The students, along with professional mentors and speakers, were part of the 2017 Nuclear Innovation Boot Camp.