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Exterior of Skydeck offices in downtown Berkeley

Accelerating Berkeley startups at SkyDeck

06/11/18 TechCrunch — TechCrunch profiles SkyDeck, the UC Berkeley tech incubator that has developed an acceleration program to launch a series of successful startups, including Chirpo, LimeBike and Kiwi.
Chirp Microsystems

Chirp Microsystems acquired

03/23/18 — Chirp Microsystems, a startup enabled with technology developed at UC Davis and UC Berkeley, has been acquired by Japanese electronics giant TDK Corporation. Based in Berkeley, Chirp Microsystems makes tiny, ultra-low power sensors that function like sonar or echolocation. The micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology enables extremely precise sensing and has applications in drones, robots, vehicles, smart home products, augmented reality and virtual reality systems.

Inventing the future

11/01/17 — In a Q&A with Berkeley Engineer, Dean Shankar Sastry outlines his vision for the future of the college and beyond.
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.
Tie-wearing Rally Committee members

Berkeley is #1 school for Silicon Valley tech hiring

05/03/17 Business Insider — Silicon Valley tech firms hire more alumni from UC Berkeley than any other school, including Stanford and the Ivy League, according to a new analysis from online recruiting company HiringSolved.
Shell and Berkeley officials at signing ceremony

EBI signs partnership with Shell to fund energy tech research

03/15/17 — UC Berkeley's Energy Biosciences Institute has entered into a five-year, multimillion dollar research agreement with Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. to fund research that meets the growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.
A crystallized version of malonic acid, made by yeast, at Lygos

Clean tech rises again, retooling nature for industrial use

01/04/17 New York Times — Clean tech companies are aiming for a comeback in their quest to use genetic editing to make industrial chemicals. Among them is Lygos, spun out of Berkeley bioengineering in 2011 to create malonic acid from yeast (instead of the usual cyanide) for use in fragrances and cosmetics.

Hashtagging the way to safer infrastructure

11/29/16 — Civil and environmental engineering professor Kenichi Soga delivered a CITRIS talk about using social media and sensor-laden environments to build smart infrastructure.
Nuclear engineering assistant professor Rachel Slaybaugh

New nukes

11/01/16 — Nuclear power production is on track for a reboot, with advanced nuclear technologies holding promise for cost-effective energy production.
Chai Mishra

SCET alum builds the supermarket of the future

09/27/16 Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology — SCET alum Chai Mishra believes his new food delivery service, Movebutter, will not only change the way we shop for food, but will make the entire food value chain more affordable, equitable and ethical.
Rachel Slaybaugh, nuclear engineering professor and founder of the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp

Nuclear innovators on campus

08/12/16 — Answering the call for clean energy solutions, the nuclear engineering department hosted a two-week intensive Nuclear Innovation Boot Camp.
Women in Technology Round Table participants

Women in tech: Taking matters into their own hands

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.
Tsu-Jae King Liu

Tsu-Jae King Liu named to Intel board

07/13/16 Fortune — Intel has added Berkeley Engineering associate dean and EECS professor Tsu-Jae King Liu to its board of directors, marking just the second woman on the chipmaker's governing body.