Faculty panel: Innovation with impact

For one weekend every fall (October 18-20 in 2019), the Berkeley campus opens its doors to alumni, parents, families and students for a fun-packed schedule of activities, ranging from classroom lectures to the homecoming football game. It’s a chance to experience the full Cal and Berkeley Engineering communities at their best. Join us on campus for alumni reunions, Cal Parents events, faculty seminars, tours, open houses and much more.

Visit the homecoming weekend website to register and view the campuswide schedule of events.

Engineering events for Homecoming 2019

Friday, Oct. 18

AI and Robots Will Diversify Human Thinking, Not Replace It
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Maude Fife Room, Third Floor, Wheeler Hall
Ken Goldberg professor of industrial engineering and operations research, with secondary appointments in electrical engineering and computer sciences, the School of Information, art practice and the UCSF department of radiation oncology.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Engineering Homecoming Kickoff!
9 – 10 a.m. | Garbarini Lounge, Bechtel Engineering Center
Engineering alumni, students, parents and friends are invited to join us for refreshments and informal conversation with our college deans, faculty and fellow members of the Berkeley Engineering community. Create your own homecoming souvenir at the Berkeley Engineering photo booth. We hope to see you there!

Innovation with Impact: Berkeley Engineering Faculty Panel and Discussion
10 – 11 a.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
From artificial intelligence to seismic research to advanced manufacturing, Berkeley engineers are developing groundbreaking innovations to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Join Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu and fellow engineering faculty from across the college and learn about the newest technologies we’re creating in service to society. Featured speakers: Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering, electrical engineering and computer sciences; Pieter Abbeel, professor, electrical engineering and computer science; Matthew DeJong, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering; Grace Gu, assistant professor, mechanical engineering. Grace Gu, a pioneer in the field of smart additive manufacturing, recently developed a self-correcting 3D printer.

Issues Facing African Americans in Engineering & Science Fields: BESAC Faculty & Alumni Panel
11 -12:30 | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center
Panelist: Boubacar Kante, professor, EECS, Nerayo Teclemariam, (Ph.D. ’07, ChemE) Sandia Nat’l Laboratories,  Kirk Tramble, (B.S.’93, EECS) Oracle Corp., CAA Board of Directors. Moderator Fatima Alleyne, Ph.D., Director, Faculty Engagement Equity & Inclusion

Designing the Future: Jacobs Institute Open House
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Jacobs Hall, First Floor
At Berkeley’s interdisciplinary hub at the intersection of design and technology, meet student makers who are developing thoughtful solutions to real-world problems — and get an up-close look at design processes in activities for makers of all ages. From prototypes in fields like health and sustainability to new community initiatives, explore how students are working to invent a better future.

Bear Affair BBQ – Engineering
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Campanile Esplanade
Join us at this traditional barbeque with special seating for Berkeley Engineering alumni and families. Pre-register for the barbeque online at homecoming.berkeley.edu. Day of event registration will be available at Homecoming Headquarters.