Berkeley Engineering in the News

A constantly updated archive of press clippings about Berkeley engineers and the College of Engineering.

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  • A tableful of students take part in the Cal Hacks hackathon
    'I don't really want to work at Facebook'

    11/15/2018 New York Times - A visit to Cal Hacks finds that for many young engineers, including Berkeley computer science students, the stigma of working for Facebook is beginning to outweigh the financial and other benefits.

  • MRI scans showing changes in the brains of young football players
    Playing high school football changes the teenage brain

    11/15/2018 - A single season of high school football may be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study by researchers from three universities led by Berkeley EECS professor Chunlei Liu.

  • Blood-oxygen  sensor made of an alternating array of printed light-emitting diodes and photodetectors
    Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen levels anywhere in the body

    11/7/2018 - A new flexible sensor developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can map blood-oxygen levels over large areas of skin, tissue and organs, potentially giving doctors a new way to monitor healing wounds in real time.

  • Stock photo of colored pins and networking connections
    Data science division to connect teaching and research across campus

    11/1/2018 - UC Berkeley is forming a new academic division, provisionally referred to as the Division of Data Science and Information, to facilitate interactions among researchers, students and faculty in a wide variety of disciplines.

  • Smartphone in hand in winter
    Berkeley ingenuity keeps lithium-ion batteries at temps even Goldilocks would love

    10/22/2018 - Berkeley engineers have come up with a clever and inexpensive solution to automatically regulate the temperature of lithium-ion batteries. Their technology could expand the practical use of electric vehicles and consumer electronics in more extreme temperatures.

  • Students with computers listen to a lecture in David Wagner's foundations of data science course.
    Data science, the 'new Latin' for students, in demand in Silicon Valley

    10/19/2018 SF Chronicle - Data science is one of the fastest-growing fields of study at Berkeley, but the field is in such demand that jobs far outstrip the supply of graduates in the Bay Area

  • Computer science students waiting to enter a job fair at UC Berkeley
    As companies embrace AI, it's a job-seeker's market

    10/16/2018 Reuters - With artificial intelligence expanding into ever more applications, the number of students trained in AI hasn't kept pace with the demand for workers — a mismatch reflected at a recent UC Berkeley career fair.

  • Tara deBoer holding synthetic urine samples being tested with DETECT solution
    New test rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

    10/15/2018 - A new test dubbed DETECT, co-developed by Berkeley bioengineers, can diagnose patients with antibiotic-resistant infections in a matter of minutes and help limit the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” which kill as many as 700,000 people worldwide each year.

  • Floating ice melting in the water
    Can the world change course on climate change?

    10/15/2018 - In an episode of the Knowledge‌‌@‌Wharton podcast, Berkeley professor of energy Daniel Kammen and Wharton's Brian Berkey discusses a new United Nations report warning that severe impacts of global warming are likely to occur by 2040.

  • Illustration showing UC Berkeley ranked number two
    Berkeley ranked #2 for blockchain

    10/9/2018 CoinDesk - A new survey ranks UC Berkeley second in the nation for blockchain education (and the only public school on the list). Berkeley was praised for its engineering prowess, its interdisciplinary courses and its vibrant on-campus community, including the Blockchain at Berkeley student group.