06/10/22 — For 10 years, CITRIS Invention Lab's carefully cultivated community of makers has helped thousands of students and researchers develop creative skills and prototype novel products
01/04/22 — A ventilator startup finds its life force at Berkeley Engineering
11/02/20 — Remote learning has inspired creative thinking for Berkeley Engineering courses that emphasize team collaboration and maker projects
04/15/20 — Engineers develop powered air-purifying respirators that can be rapidly manufactured using widely available components
04/03/20 CITRIS — Makerspaces on campus allowed to operate to support projects in response to the pandemic.
04/16/19 — A trio of undergraduates, including M.E.T. freshman Luofei Chen and EECS junior Aayush Tyagi, have launched Oki Karaoke, a startup that hopes to bring soundproof karaoke pods, already popular across Asia, to the United States.
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.
07/16/18 CITRIS — Teenagers from Bay Area junior high and high schools are spending two weeks in the CITRIS Invention Lab this summer, using things like laster cutters and 3D printers to spread their maker wings and fly.
04/30/18 — The student group Space Technologies at Cal is developing a balloon-based platform for near-space research. They recently launched a high-altitude balloon from Memorial Glade.
10/23/17 — Matthew Brueckmann (ME'15) found his calling early - he wanted to be an amusement park engineer. This summer, he returned to campus to lead a tour of California's Great America so that PREP participants could learn about the science and technology behind the scream-inducing machines.
10/23/17 — Electrical engineering and computer science freshman, Rebecca Chery, reflects on the lessons learned during a design challenge undertaken as part of the college's PREP program.
07/12/17 Jacobs Institute — Two years on from the opening of Jacobs Hall, faculty share a look at how they're bringing design innovation into the classroom, fostering creativity and collaboration.
04/27/17 Medium — The Fung Institute sat down with mechanical engineering professor Grace O'Connell to discuss her research into engineering complex tissues and cartilage with the help of a 3-D printer.
03/23/17 Jewish News of Northern California — Fueled by energy drinks, adrenaline and a strong sense of wanting to make the world better, 11 teams of Berkeley students spent last weekend at Jacobs Hall, working with people with disabilities to create devices that could improve their lives.
02/17/17 — With more than 100 3-D printers on campus, at least 600 pounds of plastic trash is generated each year. Undergraduates Nicole Panditi, a mechanical engineering senior, and Scott Silva, a CNR junior, have a solution.
07/15/16 — During the college's weeklong Girls in Engineering program, young makers build kid-size prosthetic hands from 3-D-printed parts to donate to children in need.
07/01/16 California Council on Science & Technology — UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, both located in world-renowned hubs of engineering education and high-tech innovation, have both invested in facilities that break the mold of traditional engineering education, looking to the Maker movement for inspiration.
05/17/16 Medium — After a semester in which nearly 30 courses took place in Jacobs Hall, the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase offered a look at how an interdisciplinary ecosystem at Berkeley is fostering a focus on design for real impact.
04/08/16 Make — Arduino’s founders and fans gathered at Jacobs Hall on April 2 for Arduino Day, a worldwide celebration of the open-source electronics platform that allowed makers and enthusiasts to show off their projects, share ideas and participate in workshops.
12/16/15 — Three energy-related devices developed by students in the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership's Master of Engineering capstone project course are featured in a video from the Berkeley News team.