“I have learned so much this summer about design and manufacturing and gotten to work with some great people! Thanks to Bio-Tech Connect, I had the valuable opportunity to network with industry professionals and jumpstart my career.”
“Being surrounded by a group of people who are patient and never hesitate to share their knowledge has helped me become more confident and comfortable with who I am as a student (and now as a researcher). Now more than ever I feel that Bioengineering is what I love.”
“From the very beginning, BioESP has offered me countless opportunities that have allowed me to excel in my learning and gain first hand experience in my field.”
“Without the Design Loft, students would only learn the theory of design, without the essential and frustrating experience of real-world debugging. These skills are essential for getting jobs in industry and for excelling in graduate school or medical schools. “
“I spent four days networking with and learning from over 10,000 other women engineers. Throughout the week, I attended technical workshops, professional development sessions, and was continually inspired by those around me.”
“The conference took our work beyond the classroom and helped me to see the design process that we had gone through with our project mirrored in other groups’ work.”
“The reality of math, technology and medicine all in the same specialty was very engaging to me, and very exciting. That’s exactly why I chose BioE and Berkeley.”
Alumni startup Bolt Threads has taken synthetic spider silk from fiction to fashion. Forbes magazine delves into their history and future creating multiple synthetic fabrics inspired by nature and accomplished through bioengineering.
The 2018 Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), an assessment of 500 top institutions around the globe by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, placed UC Berkeley at #3 in the world in the field of Biotechnology. Hey, that’s us! Go BioE Bears!