by Saemmool Lee Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women globally, and about 90 percent of deaths from the disease occur in […]
A mysterious white box welcomes users with a sign that reads, “Feeling inadequate? Come on over.” If you put your hand into it, a glowing […]
Berkeley City Councilmembers Tour CITRIS and learn about ways CITRIS is advancing information technology in the interest of society. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and City […]
“Eyeris,” described by Mechanical Engineering PhD student George Moore as a “performative wearable that aims to tackle the issue of sexual harassment– specifically, non-consensual touch.” […]
Hand prosthetics have come a long way since Daniel Lim created a “super hand” in the CITRIS Invention Lab in 2015 for an eight-year-old with symbrachydactyly, thanks to CITRIS seed-funded projects led by Professors Alice Agogino and Grace McConnell and collaborators across campus and beyond.
The CITRIS Invention Lab has launched a summer internship program for junior high and high school students. From mid-June to early August, nine students from California schools are spending two weeks designing and creating in the 1700-sf makerspace on the first floor of Sutardja Dai Hall.
At a showcase in April at the Banatao Auditorium, undergraduate and graduate students presented their work developing novel tech ideas, addressing issues from gait impairment in the elderly and robots for disaster relief to connecting refugees to social services.
In the CITRIS Tech Museum in Sutardja Dai Hall, a new exhibit is designed to encourage “womxn, femmes, and gender-nonconforming community members” to express and share their anger. “The Bank of Hysteria Toll-free Rage Hotline” enables visitors to vent their thoughts at what looks like an automated teller screen, via text-message or phone. Then the installation prints out transcriptions of these messages into an overflowing crate of “rage receipts” below.
Five years ago, CITRIS launched the first makerspace on the UC Berkeley campus: the CITRIS Invention Lab. This fall, the CITRIS Invention Lab is announcing its […]
FEMTech, UC Berkeley’s first campuswide tech club for women is featured in UC Berkeley News. FEMTech is supported by our Tech for Social Good program and […]
On June 16, 2017, UC Berkeley Chancellor-Designate Carol T. Christ visited CITRIS and learned about our labs and programs. CITRIS welcomed UC Berkeley Chancellor-Designate Carol […]
WheelSense: An Open-Source Smart Add-On System for Wheelchairs Tomás Vega and Corten Singer both describe themselves as being “passionate about assistive technology,” which is designed […]
Nearly 100 innovators, makers, students, and people with disabilities will gather at the UC Berkeley Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation for a three-day technology-building makeathon to […]
Bay Area makers and UC Berkeley students join global movement to collaborate and develop custom solutions with people with disabilities in the 48-hour TOM:Berkeley Makeathon. […]
CITRIS Day 2017 was held on November 1st at the newly-opened UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus in Santa Clara, where invitees discussed the theme […]
Improving the number of women in technology will require effort from industry executives, higher education administrators and faculty, K-14 leaders and teachers, and families. With […]
Clearing the path to innovation and making at UC Berkeley, two of the campus’ flagship facilities, the CITRIS Invention Lab and the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, […]
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is a multi-campus institute within the University of California charged with creating information […]
Reposted from Berkeley Engineering | 11/1/15 | By Daniel McGlynn Sophie is eight years old. Her favorite animal is the cheetah. Her career aspirations, in […]
The inaugural CITRIS Day on October 13, 2015, delivered timely panel discussions and keynote talks, and the videos are now online. Please also enjoy the […]
In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we highlight activities core to our mission: bringing innovative methods, insights, and tools from the classroom to the marketplace […]
For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Data Points at Cal (BIDS DP@C) series hosted directors from various data science-related research units on campus who delivered 10-minute overviews of […]
The CITRIS Invention Lab is featured in the recent Huffington Post article “Democratizing the Maker Movement” (9/8/15) which highlights NSF’s investments in Maker spaces, tools, and […]
Reposted from Berkeley Engineering | 8/14/2015, by Daniel McGlynn A place to sit It’s late, early morning really — during Reading Week at Berkeley at the […]