05/25/16 Berkeley Lab — Stretching from East Bay high school science clubs to a Japanese city hall, DoseNet measures natural background radiation levels as an international education and outreach project, run by UC Berkeley nuclear engineering faculty and postdocs working with Berkeley Lab researchers.
Education & outreach
05/05/16 Association for Computing Machinery — EECS professor Armando Fox, a trailblazer in technology-enhanced education and the Massive Online Open Courses field, has been selected to receive the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.
05/01/16 — Georgia Institute of Technology engineering dean Gary S. May returned to campus in March to deliver the 2016 Kuh Lecture on broadening participation in STEM.
04/29/16 — The Hopper-Dean Foundation has donated $1 million to the EECS Department to support diversity initiatives in computer science. This expanded outreach effort, led by CS professor Dan Garcia, will touch thousands of students at Cal and high schools nationwide over the next two years.
04/27/16 — Berkeley's Bioengineering Honor Society recently hosted 22 high school teams for an annual competition designed to make engineering and STEM more accessible.
02/16/16 — In an EECS colloquium, Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe talks about how to increase the number of women in technology.
01/15/16 NPR — President Obama wants hands-on computer science classes for every student. Computer science professor Dan Garcia, creator of "CS10: The Beauty and Joy of Computing," spends part of each day trying to figure out what that would look like.
01/07/16 Fortune — Biomedical engineer Lina Nilsson, former innovation director for the Blum Center, talks with Fortune's Most Powerful Women about educational programs that have successfully attracted large number of female engineers, and why we shouldn't fear “pink engineering.”
12/16/15 Blum Center — Mechanical engineering senior Lavanya Jawaharlal talks about her hopes that STEM Center USA, the nonprofit startup she founded with her sister, can help shatter the glass ceiling for women in STEM fields.
12/16/15 CITRIS — No one likes to be reminded that there's a 99.7% chance that California will experience a major earthquake in the next 30 years. But a little preparedness can go a long way, and a new mobile-friendly website called QuakeCAFE can help.
12/07/15 — The lack of women in technology-related positions might seem like an overwhelming challenge. But that didn't stop a group of motivated women engineers, data scientists and senior tech managers from taking steps to tackle the problem in a summit held at Berkeley earlier this fall.
11/18/15 — Civil engineering undergrad Akol Kuan brought tales of his native South Sudan to Oakland's Beacon Day School, where sixth graders had just finished reading A Long Walk to Water, a novel that follows the hardships and heartbreaks of two Sudanese 11-year-olds.
11/02/15 NPR — Berkeley Engineers And Mentors (BEAM), a student volunteer group that teaches an after-school STEM program at a Berkeley elementary school, was featured in a Morning Edition report on the budget a policy hurdles facing STEM education.
10/28/15 — With the opening of the Graduate Professional Services Center in Sproul Hall, UC Berkeley graduate students and postdocs now have a place to go for help exploring how their studies can prepare them for career paths, both within and beyond academia.
10/26/15 — Some 200 guests turned out Oct. 20 for a ceremony to inaugurate the new Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) in Shenzhen, China. The joint research institute provides a platform for innovative research and graduate student education to fuel economic growth, solve global problems and train industry leaders.
09/23/15 devex — At UC Berkeley, engineers and computer scientists are in the same rooms as economists and political scientists, working together to test, implement and scale technologies in a way that can reframe global development as we know it.
09/18/15 — A poster session focused on community engagement and improvement brings together students in the Engineering Scholars as Engaged Scholars program and their supporters from the GM Foundation.
09/01/15 — Girls learn to make, connect and discover in a Berkeley Engineering summer camp.
07/16/15 — At UC Berkeley's Girls in Engineering summer camps, middle schoolers go from robots to cow legs to edible juice caviar, all in one whirlwind week.
07/15/15 Blum Center — When historians get around to investigating the trials and triumphs of women scientists in the late 20th century, they would do well to spend some time looking at the career of Alice Merner Agogino, a pioneer in mechanical engineering, development engineering and STEM gender equity.