08/21/17 — Berkeley Engineering sophomores Alex Montanez and Miriam Almaraz are part of the inaugural class of Hallac Scholars - a program sponsored by the global asset management firm BlackRock that's a combined scholarship, mentorship and internship all rolled into one. The goal of the new program is to teach engineers how to develop innovative tech for delivering financial services.
Education & outreach
07/12/17 Jacobs Institute — Two years on from the opening of Jacobs Hall, faculty share a look at how they're bringing design innovation into the classroom, fostering creativity and collaboration.
06/22/17 — Associate dean Oscar Dubón, professor of materials science and engineering, has been selected as UC Berkeley's next vice chancellor of equity and inclusion.
04/28/17 Daily Californian — UC Berkeley's College of Engineering and Haas School of Business are offering a highly selective two-degree program - the Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MET) program - that will begin in fall 2017.
04/24/17 Business Insider — UC Berkeley's new Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology program aims to launch future tech leaders by teaching the wide variety of skills required of them in the real world, allowing them to earn dual degrees in business and engineering in four years.
04/05/17 Wareable — Allen Yang, head of the Center for Augmented Cognition, discusses the burgeoning augmented and virtual reality programs at UC Berkeley, including efforts to build a multidisciplinary VR classroom - a sort of 21st century computer lab.
04/04/17 New York Times — Computer science professor Daniel Garcia explains an all-important concept in computer science - abstraction - in terms of milkshakes. It's part of a hot trend in education: Demystifying the "magic" of computers and computational thinking.
02/06/17 — Eicke Weber, a global leader in solar energy research, has been appointed director and chief executive officer of BEARS, the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore. Weber returns to UC Berkeley after 10 years as director of the University of Freiburg's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
01/19/17 — UC Berkeley has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the State of California to help leading centers and programs accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship on campus.
11/01/16 — The College of Engineering and Haas School of Business launch the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology double-degree undergraduate program.
10/24/16 — A team of Berkeley students recently designed and built a tiny house for a statewide competition encouraging alternative and environmentally sustainable housing.
09/29/16 — "Women in Technology: Recognizing Leaders, Inspiring the Next Generation," a daylong symposium on diversity in the tech sector, on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Banatao Auditorium.
09/20/16 — The goal of the new M.E.T. program is to prepare future tech leaders by combining business savvy and engineering.
08/23/16 — Cameron Baradar (B.S'15 EECS) is launching the startup of startups in hopes of bolstering Berkeley's entrepreneurship community.
08/23/16 — The M.E.T. Program, our exciting new partnership with the Haas School of Business, will guide students to earn two full B.S. degrees - one in engineering, one in business.
08/04/16 Campus Technology — A cyber security program sponsored by the National Security Agency has wooed 23 students to attend a six-week course at the Berkeley. The CYBEAR initiative is part of a nationwide effort to introduce K-12 students to safe online behavior and spark their interest in pursuing careers in the field.
08/01/16 — The Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program, a new undergraduate offering that integrates the study of engineering and business, is designed to give students a seamless understanding of technology innovation, preparing future leaders who will create real-world impact.
07/22/16 Medium — Facing the dearth of women in senior positions in the field, the Women in Technology Leadership Round Table encourages participants to measure what they want to change, and to be bold.
07/15/16 — Using computer code and a little ingenuity, an introductory engineering course helped solve a confounding problem for the Cal Marching Band.
07/15/16 — During the college's weeklong Girls in Engineering program, young makers build kid-size prosthetic hands from 3-D-printed parts to donate to children in need.