03/12/19 — About 350 students from across the East Bay descended on the Berkeley campus last weekend for Engineering for Kids (E4K), a one-day science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) event for low-income fourth- to sixth-grade students. The annual event is organized and hosted entirely by Berkeley students.
Education & outreach
03/01/19 Newsweek — UC Berkeley student Sara Reynolds (B.S. EECS '21) and fellow female coders started She(256), a nonprofit dedicated to diversity in the burgeoning blockchain industry. (The name is a play on SHA-256, a secure hash algorithm in the cryptological community.)
02/07/19 Mercury News — The 25 students enrolled in UC Berkeley's new “Hacking4Local” class are shooting for more than a good grade. They also intend to help solve the Bay Area's housing shortage, prevent wildfires in the East Bay hills and slow climate change. Those lofty goals, and more, are all part of the syllabus.
01/30/19 EngineerGirl — In an interview with Angela Zheng from EngineerGirl, Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu talks about her path to electrical engineering, her priorities as dean, and her advice to students from all backgrounds considering a career in engineering.
01/09/19 — Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields are more likely to advance professionally, publish more research and secure postdoctoral and faculty positions if their institutional culture is welcoming and sets clear expectations, according to a new study.
11/14/18 — The NextProf Nexus workshop prepares diverse graduate students for careers in higher education.
11/14/18 — New Berkeley Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu elaborates on her priorities and long-term vision for the college.
11/14/18 — Bioengineering grad students launched the Double Shelix podcast to discuss the challenges women face in pursuing STEM careers.
10/26/18 — A Berkeley-only leadership boot camp, led by the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, uses an innovative approach to teach students skills that are vital to entrepreneurial success.
09/19/18 Wired — From a course teaching students to think like blockchain entrepreneurs to "collider sprints" at the Sutardja Center's Blockchain Lab, Berkeley is at the forefront of universities incorporating this multidisciplinary technology into the curriculum.
09/11/18 — Nearly 70 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from around the country gathered at UC Berkeley for a three-day workshop designed to strengthen and diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering. The event, called NextProf Nexus, is hosted by Berkeley Engineering and Michigan Engineering.
08/21/18 — Cal's Steel Bridge Competition Team was one of many student groups tabling for new members as Golden Bear Orientation continued into a second week. See more on Instagram
08/02/18 Cal Sports Quarterly — The Sutardja Center's unique Sports Tech Collider Sprint brings together a cross-section of student athletes and STEM majors to explore ways that entrepreneurship and technology innovation can create competitive advantages for athletes and sports teams.
06/27/18 — Mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino has been named winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the government's highest honor for mentors in STEM fields.
06/15/18 — A popular Berkeley DeCal course on blockchain - the complex, bewildering bookkeeping technology that underpins things like bitcoin - will soon be available free online to the public via edX.
06/04/18 — In an op-ed published in the Sacramento Bee, Berkeley Engineering alum and former Google exec Eric Schmidt (M.S. '79/Ph.D. '82 EECS) advocates for more government support of public universities, including the University of California. Schmidt, who is a member of the UC Berkeley Board of Visitors, points out that the investment in public universities has paid Californians back many times over.
06/02/18 — FEMTech is Berkeley's first interdisciplinary tech club for women and underrepresented students.
06/02/18 — Dean S. Shankar Sastry considers Berkeley's role during this age of artificial intelligence, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.
06/01/18 — Blockchain at Berkeley, a student group, is bringing together those interested in engineering, business and technology law.
05/23/18 The Atlantic — From a coding summer camp for high schoolers at Stanford to a project showcase for teens and their mentors at Berkeley, AI4All is working to widen the pipeline of women entering the field of artificial intelligence.