09/08/14 San Francisco Chronicle — American University of Armenia, an unusually open institution in a typically authoritarian region, gets lots of support from the University of California, including AUA's new president, Armen Der Kiureghian, a civil engineering professor on leave from UC Berkeley.
Education & outreach
09/03/14 — The Hearst Museum of Anthropology is seeking participants for a hackathon this month that will create apps or web interfaces to enable easier, open-source exploration of the museum's digitized collections data and images.
08/30/14 — The Division of Equity & Inclusion provides leadership, accountability & inspiration to the UC Berkeley campus in integrating equity, inclusion, and diversity into all aspects of university life.
08/30/14 — DSP promotes an inclusive environment for students with disabilities, equipping them with appropriate accommodations and services to achieve their individual academic goals.
08/27/14 California magazine — Melissa and Lavanya (B.S.'15 ME) Jawaharlal created their affordable Pi-Bots and founded STEM Center USA to engage kids - especially girls - who otherwise might never discover their aptitude for science, technology, engineering and math.
08/08/14 — STEM fields come to life for East Bay middle schoolers at summer camp.
07/21/14 — UC Berkeley professor and synthetic-biology pioneer Jay Keasling was on Capitol Hill Thursday, stressing the need for a federal strategy to ensure continued U.S. leadership in a field he said can yield significant medical benefits for people throughout the world.
07/10/14 U.S. News & World Report — Sheila Humphreys, director of diversity for Berkeley Engineering's electrical engineering and computer science department, talks about efforts in her department to encourage minorities and women breaking into the field.
06/24/14 SciDev.net — The open access Journal of Development Engineering is due to launch in 2015, a move that could encourage more researchers to enter this nascent and holistic field, where UC Berkeley's Blum Center for Developing Economies plays a leading role.
06/11/14 San Francisco Chronicle — In an op-ed article, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and IEOR professor Ken Goldberg write about the California Report Card, a mobile-friendly web-based platform from the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative that streamlines and organizes public input for the benefit of policymakers and elected officials.
05/01/14 — Paul Jacobs, whose lead gift helped launch the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, joined student speakers Eric Mica, Kate Rakelly and Lavanya Jawaharlal for the April 12 groundbreaking celebration for Jacobs Hall, to open Fall 2015. (Photo by Noah Berger)“I’m not an engineer because I like following procedures. I’m an engineer because of those moments […]
05/01/14 — Lavanya Jawaharlal, with her sister Melissa, co-founded STEM Center USA and developed the affordable Pi-Bot robot kit to increase access to science, technology, engineering and math fields.
04/04/14 — Berkeley Engineering's newest offering: Executive and Professional Education, extends the college's educational mission by providing non‐degree engineering and leadership education to executives and engineering professionals.
03/11/14 U.S. News & World Report — In the U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs released Tuesday, Berkeley Engineering ranked 1st in computer science, environmental engineering, civil engineering, and electrical engineering. Bioengineering moved from 10th to 7th. All programs remain ranked in the top 10.
02/27/14 SiliconValley.com — A special report on women in computing profiles Ayushi Samaddar (B.S.'13 EECS), having a "marvelous" time in her first post-graduation job as an associate software engineer, and talks to EECS chair David Culler about the need to involve more women in shaping information technology, "something that is so important to our future."
02/25/14 San Jose Mercury News — Ayushi Samaddar (B.S.'13 EECS), having a "marvelous" time in her first post-graduation job as an associate software engineer at Pleasanton's Workday, would love to see more women follow her into the traditionally male-dominated field.
02/18/14 San Francisco Chronicle — A gender flip in computer science classes -- with more women than men enrolled in an introductory course -- shows UC Berkeley at the vanguard of a tech world shift, beginning to see a payoff in efforts to attract more women to a field where they have always been vastly underrepresented.
02/13/14 — An unprecedented alliance formed among four elite West Coast universities aims to remedy a seemingly intractable nationwide problem: Too few underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in the mathematical, physical and computer sciences and in engineering are advancing to postdoctoral and faculty ranks at top-tier research universities.
11/01/13 — A $20 million gift from Qualcomm executive chairman Paul Jacobs launches a new center for design innovation.
05/13/13 — As engineers we compete. New ideas, technologies and solutions come about only if we act as their champion. Sometimes the difference between an idea being realized or being left to wither in the planning phases can be a competitive spark that makes us want to improve things. As I take stock of the 2012–13 academic year, I am again impressed by the achievements of our students-and by their competitive nature.