May 23, 2013 New York Times Engineers see a path out of green card limbo
In a video and story, foreign engineering graduate students at U.C. Berkeley reflect on how immigration reform could make it easier for highly skilled workers like them to stay in the United States.
May 20, 2013 Sacramento Bee Corrosion plagues new Bay Bridge span
A comprehensive investigation by the Sacramento Bee of constructions problems on the new Bay Bridge quotes Berkeley materials science & engineering professor Thomas Devine as saying Caltrans used the wrong tests for corrosion, resulting in "essentially useless" findings. He called the agency's research "woefully inadequate" and "meaningless" for detecting "environmentally assisted cracking."
May 20, 2013 Information Week How password strength meters can improve security
Password strength meters aren't just window dressing, but can result in stronger passwords when users are forced to change "important" accounts, according to a new study by UC Berkeley researcher Serge Egelman and colleagues at the University of British Columbia and Microsoft Research.
May 15, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Students' 'Big Ideas' tackle societal problems
UC Berkeley’s annual Big Ideas contest honored this year’s crop of outstanding social projects targeting money matters, water technology and cultural taboos during a special awards celebration at the Blum Center for Developing Economies.
May 14, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Ugandan AIDS orphan discovers power of the pedal
The humble bicycle propelled AIDS orphan Chris Ategeka from rural East Africa to UC Berkeley, driving him to success as a mechanical engineer, inventor and social entrepreneur. Now he is empowering his former countrymen, one bicycle at a time, to repay the random acts of kindness that allowed him to live his dream.
May 14, 2013 Forbes Student entrepreneurship is humming at elite universities
“I am young, have time and am willing to take the risk. We want to innovate and deliver awesome engineering products,” says mechanical engineering major Timothy Lee in a story examining the passion of student entrepreneurs and UC Berkeley's expanding efforts to nurture them.
May 14, 2013 CNN Tech Molding the next generation of computer scientists
Kevin Wang always had the teaching bug in him. Now the 2002 EECS alumnus and Microsoft developer is combining his passion and his profession through Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS), an initiative founded by Wang and supported by Microsoft that places high-tech professionals as part-time teachers in high schools.
May 14, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Wireless signals could transform brain trauma diagnostics
New technology developed by engineers at UC Berkeley is using wireless signals to provide real-time, non-invasive diagnoses of brain swelling or bleeding. The device could potentially become a cost-effective tool for medical diagnostics and to triage injuries in remote areas.
May 13, 2013 Innovations Berkeley engineer is Oxford-bound
Graduating senior Daniel A. Price, who will pursue research in medical diagnostic equipment at Oxford University this fall as a Rhodes Scholar, talks about his studies, his research and future plans.
May 13, 2013 Innovations Plate piles keep levees intact
In the basement of Davis Hall, Hamed Hamedifar (Ph.D.’12 CEE) is rattling scale models of levees on a shake table, aiming to bolster the strength of levees in places like the California Delta.
May 09, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter University Medal goes to wunderkind Ritankar Das
Ritankar Das, a double major in bioengineering and chemical biology, caps off his whirlwind tenure at UC Berkeley this month by being named the year’s top graduating senior. At 18, Das is the youngest University Medalist in at least a century.
May 02, 2013 Daily Californian Breaking news: engineers will get jobs
Reporting on the Wall Street Journal’s annual “Highest-Paid College Majors” list, the Daily Clog notes that seven out of the 10 majors listed were off-shoots of engineering, which is good news for Cal students.