UC Berkeley Alumna Wins MacArthur Fellowship

UC Berkeley alumna, Tami Bond, was recently named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow for her work on measuring black carbon emissions on human health and the atmosphere.

Paul Hertelendy

Memorial Fund Benefits Berkeley Students for Half a Century

In 1965 when Paul Hertelendy graduated from Berkeley with a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, he established a fund in memory of his colleague Tse-Wei Liu who died in an auto accident. For half a century, the fund has been benefiting students in Berkeley.

Students in Skydeck

Getting ready to start your startup

At Berkeley today, budding entrepreneurs can test their mettle in competitions, team up with like-minded thinkers, bend the ears of faculty and industry experts, and find guidance toward funding, all on campus or very nearby.

Arun Majumdar

Obama nominates Arun Majumdar as U.S. Under Secretary of Energy

A Berkeley-trained engineer, Arun Majumdar  Ph.D. ’89, is President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as U.S. Under Secretary of Energy. Majumdar, a longtime member of the College of Engineering faculty, is already working with a familiar colleague, Secretary of Energy Steven … Continued

the people behind Austin Whitney and the "Austin" robotic exoskeleton

Grad students extend Austin’s powers

So how did a graduating senior double-majoring in history and political science and a team of engineering graduate students and their professor manage to grab more YouTube viewers than Denzel Washington, Conan O’Brien, the Dalai Lama, and Tom Hanks?


Threesomes get noticed

Two trios of grad students made the news recently, not for their trinity but for the interesting work they’ve been doing in very different fields. Three journalism students each made 26-minute documentaries as their master’s theses, and all three were … Continued

Karl Brown

Energy-efficiency expert (and grad alum) Karl Brown is a champ

An instrument box mounted in the depths of a campus classroom and office building is hardly a headline-grabbing weapon against climate change. But because buildings are estimated to be responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse-gas emissions, cutting-edge monitoring systems … Continued

Fire in Space: A Berkeley Lab Group is Focused on How to Prevent Disasters

Reno native and triathlete Sara McAllister has a lot going for her these days. The newly minted Berkeley mechanical engineering Ph.D. and current post-doc not only successfully participated in some 16 triathlons–including a grueling half-Iron Man Aquabike race, she also recently appeared on the History Channel series “The Universe,” …

Investing in Science Futures: the ARCS Foundation

When the Russians sent Sputnik I, the world’s first artificial satellite, into space on October 4, 1957, they unknowingly launched a women’s movement in America which would bring good fortune to higher education — Berkeley in particular — for years to come.