Sep 12, 2013 Innovations With Melt app, Shane Wey rediscovers the power of voice
For some, the explosion of visual media and the Internet’s transformation as a space dominated by images feels inevitable. But Shane Wey (B.S. ’10 EECS) sees things differently. Bucking the digital visual trend, Wey cofounded Melt, an audio-based micro-blogging app that underscores the power of voice. Have a listen.
Sep 12, 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Bike path flaws add millions to Bay Bridge bill
Robert Bea, CEE professor emeritus, says design and construction errors in the new Bay Bridge's bike and pedestrian path, which have already cost $3.8 million to remediate, are "symptomatic of a systemic problem ... I think it's becoming clear that the required level of scrutiny and checking has been deficient."
Sep 09, 2013 Daily Pennsylvanian Berkeley Engineering team builds lamp robot at hackathon
A reporter for the Daily Pennsylvanian student newspaper shadows four Berkeley Engineering students as they try repeat the Berkeley team's 2012 victory at the PennApps Hackathon, the largest such student-run event in the country.
Sep 06, 2013 Siebel Scholars Foundation 8 Berkeley Engineers among 2014 Siebel Scholars
The Siebel Scholars Foundation has named 85 talented graduate students to its Siebel Scholars class of 2014, including five bioengineering students and three computer science students from UC Berkeley.
Sep 06, 2013 CITRIS Foundry@CITRIS startup aims to get out the (robotic) bugs
Dash Robotics, one of the first projects to come through the Foundry@CITRIS, has created a low-cost “origami” robot that runs fast on six legs, weighs half an ounce, is controlled with a smartphone and can easily be built at home.
Sep 06, 2013 Daily Californian Berkeley’s computer science major places first in new ranking
UC Berkeley won the top spot for computer science majors’ return on investment in a new ranking compiled by Affordable Colleges Online, surpassing second-place Stanford in the comparison pitting lifetime earnings against educational costs.
Aug 29, 2013 Bancroft Library Oral history project recounts engineering marvels of the Bay Bridge
With the new Bay Bridge opening this holiday weekend, Berkeley Engineers Chuck Seim (CE '51) and Bob McDougald (CE '54) are two of more than a dozen people interviewed for the Bancroft Library's Bay Bridge Oral History Project. Seim has the rare distinction to have worked on all ten automobile bridges spanning the San Francisco Bay.
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.