Aug 27, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Office too hot or cold? Researchers aim for comfort, energy efficiency
Researchers at Berkeley, including EECS professor David Culler, are refining a new set of tools that will enable more efficient temperature control in commercial buildings by using input from building occupants, a network of web-based applications, and a user-responsive Personal Comfort System.
Aug 26, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter New scholarship program supports students in STEM fields
Eight talented first-year Berkeley students, notable for their extraordinary achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and their commitment to giving back to their communities, are being rewarded by a new scholarship program announced by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and the campus
Aug 21, 2013 Daily Californian College of Engineering plans to implement design minor for fall 2014
Berkeley Engineering is planning a new minor in engineering design aimed at giving students more opportunities for hands-on education and experience. The minor, expected to be implemented in fall 2014, will be an expansion of Engineering 10, a hands-on course that focuses on design and analysis.
Aug 21, 2013 MIT Technology Review Tekla Labs founder Lina Nilsson named one of '35 Innovators Under 35'
Lina Nilsson, founder of the Berkeley-born Tekla Labs and innovation director for the Blum Center for Developing Economies, has been selected to MIT Technology Review's prestigious “35 Innovators Under 35” list.
Aug 20, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter New theory points to ‘zombie vortices’ as key step in star formation
Computational physicist Philip Marcus, professor of mechanical engineering, and a team of other fluid dynamics experts at UC Berkeley have proposed a new model of how “zombie vortices” help lead to the birth of new stars.
Aug 19, 2013 Daily Californian College of Engineering presents design plans for new Northside building
The College of Engineering presented designs for a new building to be built north of Soda Hall at a community open house on Aug. 15. Jacobs Hall, set for completion in fall 2015, is part of a plan to make the campus’s engineering program focus more on design and hands-on experience.
Aug 15, 2013 Berkeley Engineering Berkeley and Stanford launch nanofabrication partnership with TSI Semiconductors
UC Berkeley's Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory, along with Stanford University’s Nanofabrication Facility, have initiated a virtual technology transfer exercise with TSI Semiconductors, LLC, a specialty foundry offering flexible technology development and advanced manufacturing solutions.
Aug 15, 2013 Inside Science New technique analyzes shadows to spot photo fakes
A new algorithm, developed by Berkeley computer science professor James O'Brien and colleagues at Dartmouth, can spot fake photos by looking for inconsistent shadows that are not always obvious to the naked eye.
Aug 15, 2013 UC Berkeley NewsCenter Berkeley hosts nuclear science and security conference
Challenges and careers at the intersection of nuclear science, technology and public policy are prime topics this week as budding scientists and seasoned experts gather at UC Berkeley for the inaugural Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Summer School. The consortium is directed by Jasmina Vujic, professor of nuclear engineering.
Aug 14, 2013 Bioengineering Elena Kassianidou wins HHMI Fellowship
BioE graduate student Elena Kassianidou has been awarded an International Predoctoral Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Kassianidou, from Cyprus, is pursuing her dissertation in Berkeley bioengineering professor Sanjay Kumar’s lab.
Aug 14, 2013 CNN Will we ride the Hyperloop before decade's end?
In an op-ed article for CNN, Berkeley Engineering alumnus Saurabh Amin (Ph.D. '11 CEE), an assistant professor at MIT, writes that in putting his Hyperloop transportation system before the public in conceptual form, Elon Musk might be able to minimize the design bottleneck that slows most massive infrastructure projects to a crawl.
Aug 06, 2013 SFGate Trillions of smart sensors will change life as apps have
An array of small, high-tech water monitors being installed in the Sierra by a team led by Steven Glaser, systems engineering professor at Berkeley, represent of a new kind of sensor: one that feels as well as thinks, while using very little power.