Students with novel solutions to urgent social issues are encouraged to apply to the Big Ideas contest to receive funding and support they need to get their projects off the ground. The deadline for pre-proposals is Nov. 15.

This year’s deadline for the Big Ideas contest’s pre-proposals is Nov. 15.

Berkeley startup to train robots like puppets

Robots today must be programmed by writing computer code, but imagine donning a VR headset and virtually guiding a robot through a task, like you would move the arms of a puppet, and then letting the robot take it from there.

Climate video series: ‘stillsuits’ for cities

David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, addresses our planet's uncertain water supplies. 

Student Opportunities: November 2017 List

November 2017 

This is an informal list of opportunities offered in the Arts + Design units on campus and in similar fields off campus that is assembled each month. This list is not comprehensive, nor is it updated when a position is filled. If you are interested in an opportunity, verify that it is still available before applying.

UC Berkeley's Arts + Design Rental Spaces

Whether you're planning an event for the holidays, looking for a space to present a workshop or symposium, need a music venue, or want a small room to book for a meeting, UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design campus community features a variety of large and small venues that are available to rent.

Joan Gibbons realized she’d made a huge mistake: She’d forgotten to label the roof beams of her prototype solar house, and now they were all in a huge, mismatched and unorganized stack.

The Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership is collaborating with the Arts + Design Initiative on a Masters of Engineering Capstone Course for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 with UC Berkeley students Luna Izpisua-Rodriguez, Alexandre Vincent, Jiahe Zhou, Yuyang Pan, and Shuo You Chang.

Arts + Design Communications Chronicle

What a dramatic beginning to the new academic year! I joined the Arts + Design Office as its first communications manager in the Spring of 2017.

Student Opportunities: October 2017 List

October 2017 

This is an informal list of opportunities offered in the Arts + Design units on campus and in similar fields off campus that is assembled each month. This list is not comprehensive, nor is it updated when a position is filled. If you are interested in an opportunity, verify that it is still available before applying.

Journalist Franklin Foer was ousted as the head of The New Republic when a Facebook co-founder bought the magazine and shifted the focus away from longform journalism. Foer says this is just one of many changes that signal a seismic shift to a media focused on “clickbait” and web traffic.