Mar 04, 2014 National Inventors Hall of Fame Gadgil's inventions win him spot in hall of fame
Ashok Gadgil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, had been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Gadgil was honored for two inventions that have helped millions of people in remote areas: UV Waterworks, a low-powered water disinfection system that uses UV light to kill pathogens, and the Berkeley-Darfur Stove, which reduces fuel demands of those in displacement camps.
Feb 28, 2014 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Berkeley team takes its energy innovation to Capitol Hill
A research team from Berkeley Engineering and the Berkeley Lab appeared on Capitol Hill Thursday to show off their innovation in energy efficiency: a backpack-mounted system for quickly mapping energy use throughout a building and identifying ways to reduce it.
Feb 27, 2014 National Geographic What does an ‘energy transition’ look like?
On National Geographic's Great Energy Challenge blog, Daniel Kammen, professor of energy and society at Berkeley Engineering, talks about first-hand experience with the kind of dramatic transition to a clean-energy economy that he studies as director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory.
Feb 27, 2014 SiliconValley.com Women missing out on lucrative careers in computer science
A special report on women in computing profiles Ayushi Samaddar (B.S.'13 EECS), having a "marvelous" time in her first post-graduation job as an associate software engineer, and talks to EECS chair David Culler about the need to involve more women in shaping information technology, "something that is so important to our future."
Feb 26, 2014 National Public Radio Portable potables: How to fight drought by reusing water
David Sedlak, professor of civil and environmental engineering, talks with NPR's All Things Considered about the many methods of capturing and reusing drinking water.
Feb 25, 2014 San Jose Mercury News For this software engineer, computer science is 'key to the world'
Ayushi Samaddar (B.S.'13 EECS), having a "marvelous" time in her first post-graduation job as an associate software engineer at Pleasanton's Workday, would love to see more women follow her into the traditionally male-dominated field.
Feb 24, 2014 Insight@Berkeley Rex Walheim - NASA astronaut and Berkeley engineer
Rex Walheim (B.S.'84 ME), veteran of more than 500 hours in space, talks about the value of tenacity, the power of passion, and the need for engineers to lay down their computers and polish their people skills.
Feb 19, 2014 Berkeley Lab In Memoriam: Electron microscopist Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas, founder of Berkeley Lab’s National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM), a professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at UC Berkeley, and one of the world’s foremost experts on electron microscopy, passed away on February 7. He was 81.
Feb 18, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Revamped computer science classes attracting more women
A gender flip in computer science classes -- with more women than men enrolled in an introductory course -- shows UC Berkeley at the vanguard of a tech world shift, beginning to see a payoff in efforts to attract more women to a field where they have always been vastly underrepresented.
Feb 18, 2014 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Time is now for a new revolution in urban water systems
As California grapples with what state water officials have called a drought of “epic proportions,” UC Berkeley urban-water expert David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been watching for signs that people are ready for a water revolution.
Feb 13, 2014 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, Caltech unite to boost number of minority Ph.D. students, faculty
An unprecedented alliance formed among four elite West Coast universities aims to remedy a seemingly intractable nationwide problem: Too few underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in the mathematical, physical and computer sciences and in engineering are advancing to postdoctoral and faculty ranks at top-tier research universities.
Feb 12, 2014 Daily Californian Startup founded by students aims to revolutionize stethoscope
Family doctors’ iPhones may soon be incorporated into regular checkups to help monitor and detect heart conditions, thanks to a startup company run by UC Berkeley students and led by CEO Connor Landgraf (B.S.'13, M.Eng.'14 BioE).