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CITRIS Invention Lab
Paulos lab creates wireless, biodegradable heater from a leaf
Researchers in the laboratory of Eric Paulos, faculty director of the CITRIS Invention Lab, have developed a low-cost, wireless heating system out of natural materials.
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Hailey Windsor (Class of ’20, CED)
Hailey Windsor was introduced to the CITRIS Invention Lab as a freshman and found a place where she could combine her interests in environmental design, engineering, art, and new media. In the lab, Windsor worked with Visualize, a nonprofit organization co-founded in 2014 by Julia Kramer (PhD 2020 ME) and Loyola University medical student Maria Young, prototyping training devices for nurses in Ghana to identify cervical cancer. Windsor also had the opportunity to work with the Berkeley AI startup Covariant.ai. She graduated from UC Berkeley in spring 2020 with an Individual Major in Human-Centered Design.
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Lieyah Dagan (Class of ‘18, CED)
Lieyah Dagan graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 with an individual major in Design for Urban Life, which explored a variety of fields, including art, architecture, design, and fashion. She currently works as an Industrial Designer. She was first introduced to the CITRIS Invention Lab when she took Critical Practice and Critical Making with EECS Professor and CITRIS Invention Lab Director Eric Paulos for her concentration in design.
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Uzoma Nwakuche (Class of ‘21, EECS)
Uzoma Nwakuche is a senior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. When he was younger, Nwakuche attended UC Berkeley summer camps and […]
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Daniel Lim (Ph.D. Student, ME)
Daniel Lim received his Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2015. He was also a UC Berkeley Ph.D. student from 2016-2018 […]
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Tomas Georgiou (Ph.D. candidate, ME)
Tomas Georgiou is a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley. Hailing from Minnesota, Georgiou earned his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering at the […]
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Eldon Schoop (PhD, CS)
Eldon Schoop is a Ph.D. student in computer science at UC Berkeley. He first saw the CITRIS Invention Lab through the Berkeley Engineering T-PREP program […]
2 UC Berkeley makerspaces provide remote access to services amid COVID-19 pandemic
Daily Cal: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the makerspaces of UC Berkeley’s CITRIS Invention Lab and Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation have added remote […]
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Nicole Repina (Ph.D., Bioengineering)
Nicole Repina is a recent Ph.D. graduate from UC Berkeley bioengineering. She is originally from Boston and earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular […]
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Chau Van (Class of ‘21, EECS)
Chau Van is a UC Berkeley senior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, who was first introduced to the CITRIS Invention Lab when she took […]
CITRIS Invention Lab – no maker pass required for fall 2020
During Fall 2020, the CITRIS Invention Lab will be operating in a job shop model for student, staff, and research support while the UC Berkeley […]
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Tina Taleb (Class of ‘20, EECS)
Tina Taleb is a recent UC Berkeley graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, who also earned a certificate of design […]
During COVID-19, Girls in Engineering camp gets creative online
Every summer, the UC Berkeley campus hosts more than 100 kids from across the Bay Area at its Girls in Engineering (GiE) camp, which provides […]
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Dorotea Macri
Dorotea Macri is a third-year mechanical engineering student from Washington, D.C. who was introduced to the CITRIS Invention Lab early on in her college career. […]
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Adam Hutz
Adam Hutz, a recent Ph.D. recipient from UC Berkeley’s Rhetoric Department, first learned of the CITRIS Invention Lab through a Critical Making course taught by […]
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Jeremy Rine
Jeremy Rine, a senior studying mechanical engineering, came to UC Berkeley from Diablo Valley College, where he had very limited access to makerspace equipment like […]
CITRIS Goes Virtual for Cal Week 2020
Cal Day has now become Cal Week (April 18 – 24, 2020) Cal Day, a free public UC Berkeley spring tradition that generally draws upwards […]
CITRIS Invention Lab Superuser Spotlight: Sam Good
Sam Good is a fourth-year civil and environmental engineering student who was inspired to help improve water quality after her experience attending a high school […]
CANCELED-Join us for Cal Day 2020!
Cal Day 2020 at UC Berkeley has been canceled. For the latest information on how UC Berkeley is preparing for coronavirus, visit the UC Berkeley website.
High-rez 3D printers now free for Maker Pass holders in CITRIS Invention Lab
Maker Pass holders, students who qualify to use a variety of makerspaces on the Berkeley campuses, can now access high-resolution Form 2 3D printers in the CITRIS Invention Lab in Sutardja Dai Hall, thanks to a grant from the Student Tech Fund at UC Berkeley.
Making Together: Crossing Borders and Connecting Communities
In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, we’re highlighting the CITRIS Invention Lab’s collaboration with the INNOVaction GYM maker space at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, a multi-campus university based in Monterrey, Mexico.
Superuser-turned-entrepreneur designs novel tech to combat Alzheimer’s with light
A young scientist pursuing a career in academic research walked into the CITRIS Invention Lab wanting to build mice cages for a doctoral project. “It was like, ‘This is intimidating, I don’t know what I’m doing at all.’ But my entire career changed based on the experience I had at CITRIS.” She went on to found a company developing novel photonic technology to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Prosthetic Hand Challenge
CITRIS has partnered with the Lawrence Hall of Science on an exhibit that spun from the Sophie’s Super Hand and Million Hands projects out of […]