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Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer.

EECS adjunct professor Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier talks about the risks posed by the current energy grid and possible solutions moving forward.

Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer.

10/11/2019 This week, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company took the unprecedented step of cutting power to nearly 750,000 Northern California customers, including much of the UC Berkeley campus, in an effort to mitigate the risk that active transmission lines could spark a wildfire during dry and windy conditions. Berkeley News spoke with Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier, an adjunct professor of...

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ESS turns 10, Bechtel becomes a welcome center

10/7/2019, by Linda Vu The heart of Berkeley Engineering for students is expanding. On the 10th anniversary of Engineering Student Services, the Bechtel Engineering Center will also become the site of Berkeley Engineering's Welcome Center, a place where visitors and prospective students can come to learn about everything the college has to offer.

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Andy Packard, professor, pioneer in robust control systems, dies at age 56

10/7/2019 Professor Andrew (Andy) K. Packard, professor of mechanical engineering and a pioneer in robust control theory who holds the FANUC Chair of Mechanical Systems, passed away at age 59 on September 30, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

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  • Berkeley receives grant to grow public interest technology

    10/7/2019 - UC Berkeley received a $180,000 grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network to develop an innovative curriculum that encourages students to work across disciplines and understand the ethical, political and societal implications of technology.

  • Berkeley researchers help secure water future

    9/27/2019 - The National Alliance for Water Innovation , which includes researchers from Berkeley Engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $100 million Energy-Water Desalination Hub by the U.S. Department of Energy to address water security issues in the United States.

  • Eight Berkeley engineers honored as Siebel Scholars

    9/25/2019 - Eight Berkeley Engineering graduate students — five from bioengineering, two from computer science and one from energy science — have been named to the Siebel Scholars Foundation’s 2020 class.

  • Kresge Engineering Library unveils a new diversity and inclusion collection

    9/24/2019 - Today, Berkeley Engineering unveiled a new diversity, equity and inclusion resource collection at the Kresge Engineering Library. The collection consists of physical books as well as electronic books and other electronic resources.

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Homecoming is Oct. 18-20

Experience the full Cal and Berkeley Engineering communities at their best during Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming. Lectures, tours, celebrations and football fill the weekend with fun activities for alumni, parents, families and students.

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