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Sep 19, 2006 The Mercury News It pays to be a genius -- $500,000
Claire Tomlin, 37, is an aviation engineer at Stanford University and the University of California Berkeley who uses mathematical principles to help pilots and air traffic controllers avoid mid-air collisions...
Sep 18, 2006 SF Chronicle Stretching could be stem cell catalyst
The study by University of California [at Berkeley] bioengineering graduate student Kyle Kurpinski is one of several at the 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting to show that physical manipulation of stem cells may be an important step in transforming them into tissues that could heal injuries or cure diseases.
Sep 08, 2006 The Chronicle A Berkeley Engineer Searches for the 'Truth' About the Twin Towers
"From the day that I stood there and watched it collapse" on television, he says, "I was thinking that this is impossible. That there's something strange here."
Sep 08, 2006 Wall Street Journal (*requires registration) Majoring in IBM
Dissatisfied With Graduates, Companies Design and Fund Curricula at Universities.
Sep 06, 2006 Washington Monthly The Washington Monthly's Annual College Guide
In a new university ranking released this week, Washington Monthly called the University of California, Berkeley "about the best thing for America we can find. It's good by all of our measurements. The same goes for the rest of the schools in the UC system, four of which make our top 10, the rest of which make our top 80."
Sep 04, 2006 KTLA News Errors, Costs Stall Nuclear Waste Project
Academic experts agree the U.S. is losing its expertise in nuclear engineering. There are 35 universities in the U.S. with nuclear engineering departments, half as many as in the 1970s, said Joonhong Ahn, a UC Berkeley expert on nuclear waste.
Aug 27, 2006 USA Today Editorial: Piecemeal federal response won't protect New Orleans
A team study led by experts from the University of California at Berkeley found that the Army Corps of Engineers — the federal government's builder of canals, dams and levees — made errors in the basic design and structure of the levees....
Aug 25, 2006 U.S. News & World Report Berkeley Engineering ranks 2nd in the nation
with Stanford University, behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Aug 25, 2006 Newscientisttech.com New test for liquid explosives revealed
Potential bomb attacks on aircraft could be more easily detected thanks to a new test for hydrogen peroxide, one of the liquids that have sparked dramatic security clampdowns at airports around the world, according to UC Berkeley researchers.
Jul 28, 2006 NPR Professor Monteiro on NPR
program. Monteiro discussed the basics of structural engineering and materials.
Jun 12, 2006 NPR Figures on Chinese Engineers Fail to Add Up
A report cited in The New York Times and quoted on the House floor claimed China graduates nine times as many engineers as the U.S. Skeptical, a Duke professor had students check the numbers.
Jun 09, 2006 Washington Monthly The Washington Monthly's Annual College Guide
In a new university ranking released this week, Washington Monthly called the University of California, Berkeley "about the best thing for America we can find..."
Jun 09, 2006 SF Chronicle Op-Ed: Leadership needed for better health-care research
Christopher Wolf is a student in the College of Engineering, department of bioengineering and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Jun 07, 2006 NCIIA The NCIIA Recognizes Collegiate Biomedical Engineering Innovations
The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Presents BMEidea Awards to Four Student Teams With Breakthrough Discoveries for Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer and Anemia
Jun 02, 2006 NY Times (*requires registration) Army Builders Accept Blame Over Flooding
Robert G. Bea, an engineering expert at the University of California, Berkeley, who has been critical of the corps, said he was impressed by the level of criticism in the report. "This report has got a tone in it that is not like anything we have seen before," Dr. Bea said. "They're coming forward now."
May 31, 2006 Breit Bart New Orleans Sinking Faster Than Thought
The federal government, especially the Army Corps of Engineers, hasn't taken the dramatic sinking into account in rebuilding plans, said University of Berkeley engineering professor Bob Bea, part of an independent National Academy of Sciences-Berkeley team that analyzed the levee failures during Katrina.
May 31, 2006 Tech News New Metamaterial Could Transform Ultrasound Imaging
The University of California-Berkeley researchers say they used the same principles that help create a guitar's complex tones to develop the substance -- called an "ultrasonic metamaterial" -- that responds differently to sound waves than any substance found in nature.
May 30, 2006 NY Times An Autopsy of Katrina: Four Storms, Not Just One
"This is a national issue," said Raymond Seed, a professor of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and an author of a stinging report released last week. That report has identified flaws in design, construction and maintenance of the levees that contributed to the failures. But underlying it all, the report stated, were the problems with the initial model used to determine how strong the system should be.
May 25, 2006 NY Times Levees Rebuilt Just in Time, but Doubts Remain
Raymond Seed, a professor of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, who is one of the corps' most consistent critics, said he did not doubt that the system was, to use the mantra of the corps, "better and stronger" in many ways. But, he asked, "Better enough?"
May 23, 2006 USA Today Op-Ed: Corps' goal is safety
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is examining the levee analysis report by the University of California, Berkeley-led investigation team. While the report is solid, it contains several conclusions we're concerned about, including references to our work to rebuild the levees and to our organizational processes.
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