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.
Education & outreach
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.
07/06/15 KGO-TV — It is summer camp season and at UC Berkeley it is the government's cyberspies - the National Security Agency - who are sponsoring the summer fun. Instead of cloak and dagger, it's all about codes and hackers.
06/17/15 — An electrical engineering professor and a graduate researcher designed a massively open online course to teach an intro to hacking electronics course.
06/17/15 — Berkeley engineers attended the National Maker Faire in Washington, DC and got the chance to meet other engineers, makers and government officials while showcasing recent projects.
06/17/15 — From Dean Sastry: In order to increase the representation of women in engineering, we are moving beyond good intentions with proven strategies for sustaining their interest and fostering leadership.
05/05/15 — Data scientist and University of Washington professor Cecilia Aragon co-founded Latinas in Computing, an international professional association that mentors Latinas working in technology, because she believes in numbers. For Aragon, who earned an undergraduate degree in math from Caltech and a Ph.D. from Berkeley in computer science, the numbers reported by the National Science Foundation […]
05/01/15 — In this special issue, engineering faculty look at how design innovation is used to solve "wicked problems."
04/27/15 New York Times — In a New York Times op-ed article, Lina Nilsson, innovation director for the Blum Center, writes that the key to increasing the number of female engineers may be to focus engineering projects and curriculums on achieving societal good.
04/22/15 — Berkeley Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology celebrated its 10-year anniversary by announcing a generous gift from Pantas Sutardja and Ting Chuk that will help hundreds more students invent products, start companies and chart their course as industry innovators.
04/01/15 — The campus chapter of the Society of Women Engineers invites newly admitted students to experience life at Berkeley for a weekend. (See video.)
03/31/15 White House — President Obama on Monday named Sheila Humphreys, EECS director emerita of diversity, as one of 14 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Also honored were Berkeley Engineering alumni Gary May (M.S.'87, Ph.D.'91, EECS), engineering dean at Georgia Tech, and Lorraine Fleming (Ph.D.'85 CEE) of Howard University.
03/05/15 TechCrunch — In a guest column, Omotayo Olukoya, a native of Nigeria who is studying electrical engineering and computer science, offers practical tips to tech companies struggling to find and hire a diverse team of engineers.
12/09/14 NBC Bay Area — To mark CS Education Week, Jessica Aguirre interviews EECS professor Dan Garcia about the Hour of Code. At Berkeley, CS Education Day on December 9 brings 500 local high school students to campus for a full day of activities related to computer science.
12/02/14 Berkeleyside — A crowdfunding website, build by Berkeley Engineering computer science students from the Blueprint club, is helping teachers in the Berkeley public schools raise money for everything from books to robotics kits.
11/01/14 — Assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department since 2013, Grace O'Connell discusses her background, her first year at the college and her work in tissue engineering and spinal biomechanics.
11/01/14 — This summer, the college launched an outreach program for middle school girls designed to bring engineering to life and inspire the girls to pursue an education in the STEM fields.
10/27/14 — General Motors representatives joined members of Engineering Scholars as Engaged Scholars (ES)2 to celebrate the collaboration between the GM Foundation and Berkeley Engineering.
09/29/14 CBS SF Bay Area — Mechanical engineering chair David Dornfeld is interviewed by San Francisco’s CBS affiliate station about the state of the field and industry. “The future is bright for mechanical engineers,” says Dornfeld. “Most importantly, you’ll be amazed at how exciting and meaningful mechanical engineering can be.”
09/24/14 — On National Voter Registration Day, CITRIS launched a new Spanish version of their California Report Card to introduce Spanish-speaking Californians, 30 percent of the state's population, to this high-tech civic engagement tool developed by Berkeley engineering faculty.