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DIL State of the Lab

The DIL State of the Lab publication provides a snapshot of our progress in the last year, highlighting some of the transformative science and engineering collaborations and innovations happening at UC Berkeley and beyond.

DIL State of the Lab Winter 2016-2017-01

Winter 2016 – 2017

Fall 2015

Winter 2014-2015

Fall 2014

Featured News

How to Attract Female Engineers

New York Times

By Lina Nilsson, DIL Director of Innovation

Why are there so few female engineers? Many reasons have been offered: workplace sexism, a lack of female role models, stereotypes regarding women’s innate technical incompetency, the difficulties of combining tech careers with motherhood. ... But maybe one solution is much simpler, and already obvious.

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GSM White Spaces

November 17, 2016

Over one billion people lack access to cellphone coverage. Without mobile coverage, people miss out on important services, such as emergency communications, market price information and job opportunities. Yet, the …


Press Coverage

CEE Grad Students Take First Place in Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition

UC Davis College of Engineering, July 12, 2015

Improving Lives with Physics

APS Physics, July 1, 2015

More women in engineering – whats working?

Berkeley Engineering, June 17, 2015

A new journal covers engineering for global development

Engineering for Change, June 10, 2015

Four students carry ‘Big Idea’ to Haiti

College of William & Mary, June 4, 2015

The Economics of Change

Berkeley Research, May 15, 2015

Big idea boosts children’s reading

Monash University, May 13, 2015

Off the grid, but not powerless

Business Standard, May 2, 2015

How to Attract Female Engineers

New York Times, April 27, 2015

Now, SMS on Water Supply Schedule

New Indian Express, April 21, 2015

DIY Telecoms

Economist, March 7, 2015

Ashok Gadgil: The Humanitarian Inventor

IEEE Spectrum, February 28, 2015

Five questions with Yashraj Khaitan

Engineering for Change, February 25, 2015

A drop to drink

Berkeley Engineering, February 18, 2015

In the charity world, cash is the new goat

The Globe and Mail, December 18, 2014

Project uses tech to help boost vaccination rates in India

UC Berkeley NewsCenter, December 2, 2014

Cookstove Case Study

Berkeley Engineering, November 7, 2014

Medicine: Diagnostics and Delivery

BBC World News, November 1, 2014

Outback technology

Berkeley Engineering, October 29, 2014

Shedding New Light on the Off-Grid Debate in Power Africa Countries

Center for Global Development, October 16, 2014

Engineering improvements for the world

Washington Post, October 5, 2014

Defining Development Engineering

Berkeley Engineering, September 12, 2014

Professor Ray & Team Selected For 2014 Obama-Singh Award

Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley, August 25, 2014

5 Q’s for CITRIS Deputy Director Camille Crittenden

Center for Data Innovation, August 13, 2014

Saved By a Solar Suitcase

Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2014

Identifying the Best Ways to Increase Energy Access

Energy Institute at Haas, August 4, 2014

Inventor’s projects serve the neediest

University of California Newsroom, July 23, 2014

“Big Ideas” Contest Goes Open-Source

HESN Newsletter, July 21, 2014

Five questions with Evan Thomas

Engineering for Change, May 14, 2014

How a Yellow Suitcase Saves Moms and Babies

Huffington Post, May 12, 2014

Evan Thomas: Technology and Global Health

Ted Talk - Youtube, May 1, 2014

Opportunities for Improving Panama’s Potable Water

UCB Center for Latin American studies, March 20, 2014

ASME Demand Magazine: Ashok Interview

ASME Annual Review, March 1, 2014

Cancer diagnosis as simple as a pregnancy test

NewScientist, February 24, 2014

A ‘game-changer’ for HIV/AIDS

Innovate, February 8, 2014

Strengthening the Sanergy Movement

Sanergy Blog, January 23, 2014

Five Questions with Lina Nilsson

Engineering for Change, December 19, 2013

Why your iPhone Upgrade is Good for the Poor

Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2013

Science for All

Science Magazine, May 31, 2013

Why Clean Water is Key to Keeping Girls in School

The Girl Effect, February 21, 2013

When E.T. and I.T. Meet ID

NY Times, February 12, 2013