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“Though I didn’t realize it at first, my research at Berkeley Engineering led me down a path that allowed me to believe that these two sides of myself – the Laura that was content to be covered in mud and bug bites, and the Laura that loved elegant dynamic and mechanical systems – didn’t necessarily need to be at odds with one another.” —Laura Treers (Ph.D’23 ME)
Here’s a glimpse of the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) Bootcamp Program at Sutardja Dai Hall on August 15! (Photos by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
Help us honor Joseph Gier’s legacy. Your support of the Joseph Gier Memorial Fund will help us place a permanent statue of him on the Berkeley campus.
Fog harvesting offers regions devoid of lakes and rivers another source for freshwater, but in urban centers, air pollution poses a challenge. Now, Berkeley researchers have developed a way to simultaneously collect water from fog and remove harmful contaminants.
This week on The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer, we are joined by Oscar Dubón, associate dean for students at Berkeley Engineering, to discuss what it means to belong, how to find your place and how to support others trying to do the same.
Berkeley Engineering collected highlights from this past school year into our annual Year-at-a-Glance report!
Here’s a look at the Berkeley M.E.T. Innovation Academy’s “Shark Tank” session on July 27.
“I recently had an exciting trip to Washington D.C. with my PI, Dr. Shuvo Roy, and lab mate Alonso Torres. Our purpose was to advocate for funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and KidneyX, and it turned out to be an incredibly impactful experience.” —Nicholas Higgins (Ph.D’25 BioE)
On Friday, the Jacobs Summer Design Showcase opened with an intricate obstacle course where students put their design skills to the test!
Get all of the construction updates on our Engineering Center!
Transfer-to-Excellence Summer Research Program students presented their work inside Hearst Mining Memorial Building on August 8. (Photos by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
This week on The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer, Marvin Lopez, director of programs at Engineering Student Services, joins us to discuss career readiness.
Here’s a look back on the PREP & T-PREP Design Studio Showcase on July 28. (Photos by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
Did you know that you can find the CITRIS Tech Museum on the third floor of Sutardja Dai Hall?
“One of my favorite memories in Berkeley Engineering was being part of a close-knit cohort where we held each other accountable and encouraged diverse perspectives.” —Kangogo Sogomo (MDevEng’22)
Girls in Engineering runs a summer camp for middle schoolers that immerses students into campus culture and the exciting world of engineering and design.
Pack up those shower sandals! Now’s the time for incoming students to prep their move to UC Berkeley. Luckily, Berkeley Life put together a Move-In Checklist tailored for students, by students.
On July 28, nuclear engineering professor Karl van Bibber joined an expert panel to discuss J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Berkeley years.
Alice Agogino, a distinguished professor in mechanical engineering, and Elizabeth Hausler (Ph.D.’02 CEE) are featured on the Forbes 50 Over 50 2023 list!
UC Berkeley is going all-electric as part of the Clean Energy Campus Plan!
Tsu-Jae King Liu’s leadership of Berkeley Engineering is continuing for a second term!
This week on The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer, Revae Contreras and Jesselle Hoque join us from the Career Center. Learn about the many resources they have to prepare you for finding a job and/or internship.
Berkeley EECS professor Matei Zaharia worked with Stanford professors to test ChatGPT’s performance.
Chartered in 1974, the Society of Women Engineers, UC Berkeley section, has worked as an organization to support the growth and development of women engineering students at Berkeley for more than 45 years.
“The Maker Design Studio is the best part of T-PREP because it helps us to solve societal scale problems by building our prototype from scratch in just 3 weeks.” —Muhammad Sohaib (B.S.’23 CEE)
Did you know that today is NASA’s 65th anniversary? Here’s a look back on our profile of EECS alum Warren “Woody” Hoburg, who headed to the International Space Station with the SpaceX Crew-6 mission.
Immerse yourself in our new Engineering Center, coming in 2025!
Neural Radiance Fields, or NeRF, can transform static photos into 3D navigable scenes. But support for development has been lagging, leaving it largely inaccessible. That’s where a team of Berkeley researchers comes in.
This week on The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer podcast, Marvin Lopez, director of programs for Engineering Student Services (ESS), gives us many of the reasons that learning outside of the classroom is important to having a well-rounded education. Plus, you’ll get to learn more about the programs offered by ESS and the team that makes it all happen.
Here’s a look at the wind tunnel installation in the Hesse Hall basement on January 18. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
“My favorite memory in EECS is when I led a tour of aspiring Black engineering students through Cory Hall for BESSA. They were SO excited when they saw the cool projects that bring Cory to life.” —Bridget Agyare
Throwback to when Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer was filmed on campus. (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small)
Want to learn more about J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Berkeley years? Nuclear engineering professor Karl van Bibber joins an expert panel on Friday, July 28, to discuss the impact this “American Prometheus” had on UC Berkeley’s teaching and research.
On Space Exploration Day, we want to shout out the first cohort of our new aerospace major, who just completed their first school year in May!
Berkeley EECS Professor Stuart Russell says that AI programs like ChatGPT may be “running out of text” to train on.
Here’s a glimpse of the construction for the Engineering Center!
“As the second cohort of the MSSE program, our group was still fairly small. This naturally fostered a strong sense of camaraderie amongst us.” —Anna Weber (M.S.’23 MSSE)
Arman Shehabi (Ph.D CEE’09) of Berkeley Lab spoke to The New York Times about the demand for energy efficiency amid the growing field of AI. “There has been a lot of growth, but a lot of opportunities for efficiency and incentives for efficiency,” he said.
Faced with Bay Area’s housing prices, Bill Zhou (MEng CEE ’23) hatched a plan to commute to UC Berkeley – from his Los Angeles home.
Researchers may have found a way to significantly reduce the charging time of the batteries used in electric vehicles.
In a study published in October, Hannah Stuart, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and her team demonstrated one of the first legged robots that can self-burrow vertically.
“Where my experience at Berkeley allowed me to move toward building my own structural engineering firm was that the school provided me with a well-rounded base understanding of the material.” —Joe Igber
Berkeley Engineering has joined the fray on Threads!
Here’s a look back at the Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) Silicon Valley closing ceremony on June 7. (Photos by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
If bursts of blue and gold explode this July 4th, chances are that UC Berkeley students and alumni are on the fireworks crew. And it all started with a cannon. (Rally Committee photo)
Increasing access to clean water and flush toilets could be an effective way to curb the rise of antibiotic resistance, particularly in urban areas of Africa and Southeast Asia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/jarun011)
According to Berkeley experts, there’s reason for hope that we’ll make it through the environmental bottleneck. The technology is already here and improving all the time. (Courtesy California magazine)
“Bike Builders of Berkeley started out as an idea to merge my love for biking with my passion for engineering. Our club is a welcoming community to all and is my proudest legacy I will leave at Cal. Go Bears!” —Ziven Posner
You are why Berkeley Engineering is the place to BE! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Engineer Tomorrow Challenge Match. Your gift will have an incredible impact on our student programs and faculty research, advancing work that will transform our world.
“We’re facing a situation in California and the Southwestern United States that’s been referred to as aridification or basically this idea that it’s just going to become a hotter and drier climate in the future,” civil and environmental engineering professor David Sedlak told Marin Living.
To learn more about generative AI tools, UC Berkeley founded a group called the Large Model Systems Organization where users can rate chatbots. (Courtesy Mohamed Hassan / Pixabay)
“Being a first-generation immigrant and coming from a single-mother household, the weight of making the most out of my education and opportunities to ensure financial stability for my family can be overwhelming.” —Yen Do (B.S. ME ’24)
Famed architect Julia Morgan, who studied in Paris after her 1894 graduation from Berkeley, returned to work on several campus landmarks, including the Hearst Memorial Mining Building and the Greek Theatre.
Did you know that self-guided walking tours are available for Berkeley Engineering?
Mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Drew Lilley and adjunct professor Ravi Prasher, working with Berkeley Lab researchers, have developed a new method of heating and cooling.
UC Berkeley Bioengineering Professor Aaron Streets says it is important for those who conduct scientific research “to represent the full diversity of human genetic variation.”
Here’s a look at Wonjun Cha, civil and environmental engineering graduate student in professor Kenichi Soga’s lab, collaborating with EBMUD staff on an inspection of an underground water tunnel using UC Berkeley’s robotic dog, Spot, in Oakland on June 9.
This week, our guests on The (Not So) Secret Guide to Being a Berkeley Engineer are returning students Andrew Ji and Christopher Zavala. They both talk about what resources they found to be the most helpful as freshmen during the past school year.
Buckle up, construction is about to begin on the new Engineering Center! Here’s a glimpse of workers putting up fencing around the site.
UC Berkeley is among the 13 universities partnering with the Northwest University Semiconductor Network to build a semiconductor workforce of the future.
The Berkeley Engineering Fund makes it possible for Engineering Student Services (ESS) to help students navigate their academic path and become empowered to be their best. Ahead of our Engineer Tomorrow Challenge Match, Romy Mastel filmed a day in her life as an ESS peer adviser and Berkeley Engineering student!
Now, a team of researchers led by Boubacar Kanté, Chenming Hu Associate Professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and faculty scientist at the Materials Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated the first on-demand quantum light source using silicon.
Berkeley researchers may be one step closer to making robot dogs our new best friends. Using advances in reinforcement learning (RL), two separate teams have developed cutting-edge approaches to shorten training times for quadruped robots, getting them to walk — and even roll over — in record time.
We’re bringing back our social media series, Voices of Berkeley Engineering! 📢🐻 We want to highlight the BEars that make our community so great.
Gifts to the Berkeley Engineering Fund will support signature programs in our new Engineering Center, where students can create, innovate, collaborate, and continue Berkeley Engineering’s excellence for generations to come.
Gridware’s founders (left to right) — Tim Barat, CEO; Hall Chen, CTO; Abdulrahman Bin Omar, COO — are shown holding Gridscope, a device for real-time monitoring of power lines. (Photo courtesy Gridware)
In pursuit of more climate-friendly farming practices, Ana Claudia Arias and Kristofer Pister, professors of electrical engineering and computer sciences, are working with Whendee Silver, professor of ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, to develop a tracking system for agricultural land.
Irina Conboy is studying the role blood plays in the aging process and its connection to such seemingly distinct diseases as dementia and certain cancers.
Three years in the making, Cal’s first-ever liquid-fueled rocket was entirely designed by Space Enterprise at Berkeley (SEB). Call that a Eureka-1 moment.
Scott Moura’s team is electrifying UC Berkeley’s RSF parking garage with the Smart Learning Research Pilot for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (SlrpEV), which aims to provide a blueprint for the future of electric vehicles.
The National Science Foundation recognized Hannah Stuart, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Grigory Tikhomirov, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, with Faculty Early Career Development awards.
The Spring ‘23 issue of Berkeley Engineer magazine is here!
Class of 2023 Baccalaureate Commencement for the UC Berkeley College of Engineering at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
Computer science professor Jelani Nelson has been named the winner of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within computer science and informatics.
The Innovative Genomics Institute brought an innovative new course to Nairobi, Kenya, with a focus on empowering scientists from across Africa to use CRISPR.
During last month’s groundbreaking for the Engineering Center, we asked a couple Berkeley Engineering student organizations for their thoughts on the new building, set to arrive in 2025.
Berkeley Engineering alum Steve Wozniak (B.S. ‘86, EECS), the keynote speaker at today’s commencement ceremony!
The view of the Campanile from the Civil & Environmental Engineering department’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni Induction and Banquet for the Class of 2022 at California Memorial Stadium on April 27. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
Berkeley engineers have devised a way to produce an economical and compact light-emitting device with limitless colors that could greatly increase resolution in spectral imaging.
Five UC Berkeley faculty members will join the AI Institute for Agent-based Cyber Threat Intelligence and Operation (ACTION).
You belong at Cal, and that connection extends well beyond your years on campus. The My Berkeley Alumni Portal is now live and ready to welcome our new 2023 graduates and all alums!
In a new paper, Berkeley researchers reveal the “hidden” costs of drinking water treatment technologies, including “affordability, labor burden and user acceptance.”
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has presented Stuart J. Russell, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, with the AAAI Allen Newell Award.
Sustainability is the backbone of the reimagined Engineering Center that opens in 2025.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized electrical engineering and computer sciences assistant professors Yakun Sophia Shao and Gireeja Ranade with Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards.
The Marie Pelagie Elimbi Moudio Fellowship will support the next generation of scholars working to advance operations research for the benefit of society. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)
There’s been an increase in humans “tele-operating” robot fleets when the robots become unreliable during tasks. Berkeley AI Research is bringing this trend to academia.
Here’s a 360-degree view of last Friday’s groundbreaking for the Engineering Center!
Berkeley Engineering holds onto the No. 3 spot of the top graduate engineering schools nationwide, and remains the top public engineering program, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Ahead of John Schulman’s Wednesday lecture on campus, the ChatGPT architect spoke about his AI journey as a doctoral student at UC Berkeley.
This Earth Day, we want to shout out CITRIS for helping to keep the University of California at the forefront of climate mitigation and adaptation efforts!
Scenes from today’s groundbreaking for the Engineering Center!
Tsu-Jae King Liu, dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, joined Chancellor Carol Christ in an open letter outlining plans to expand and diversify the nation’s semiconductor workforce.
Berkeley Engineering alum Andrea Kritcher (M.S.’07, Ph.D.’09 NE) was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023!
Harvesting miscanthus, a quickly-growing grass that can be used as a bioenergy crop or harvested, salted and buried to sequester the carbon it took in from the atmosphere. (Photo by Erik Sacks, courtesy of Joint Genome Institute)