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.

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.

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.

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 in fact are crucial tools for reducing global warming.

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.