SCET Operations Director, Jesse Dieker, has just been awarded the 2021 UC Berkeley Excellence in Management Award. Jesse was nominated by her colleagues at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology for her superb leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this unprecedented event, Jesse helped the management team plan for different scenarios and outcomes that…

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Eric Schmidt

Dr. Schmidt discusses being tested as a CEO, near misses, why everyone needs a coach, and the most important leadership skill The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology was honored to welcome Dr. Eric Schmidt (PhD 1982, Computer Science) in conversation with Jessica Mah (BS 2010, Computer Science) to the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series:…

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Ikhlaq Sidhu

SCET Faculty Director & Chief Scientist, Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu has been awarded the University of California, Berkeley’s Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award for demonstrating his commitment to students and excellence in teaching, even under extraordinarily difficult circumstances. Ikhlaq was nominated for his work on the SCET Data-X course, Applied Data Science with Venture Applications.…

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Purpose Academy Students

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce a new partnership with The Purpose Academy, a program by 1M1B (One Million for One Billion) in partnership with the Innovation Acceleration Group (IAG) to engage the brightest young minds to solve the world’s most complex problems,…

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SCET Faculty Director and Chief Scientist, Ikhlaq Sidhu, has created a new model for the academic innovation center that embraces innovation in both academia and industry. This model has led to new ways of teaching and practicing technology innovation for university students and professionals that includes frequent interaction between academia and industry, learning of entrepreneurial…

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The Data-X course (Applied Data Science with Venture Applications, INDENG 135/290) has just announced its top projects from Fall 2020. 140 students submitted twenty-eight high quality data science innovation projects to leverage the latest mathematical techniques and tools to solve highly relevant industry problems with the most impact. The faculty and staff wish to congratulate…

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SCET will offer its Deplastify the Planet course in collaboration with Schoolab in Spring 2021. Participating students will have the opportunity to create a venture project that creates practical solutions for companies to reduce their use of plastic. In a video released to commemorate the 5th anniversary of of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty…

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SCET Collider Cup VII

The SCET held its premier event, Collider Cup, on December 11, 2020 in an accelerated virtual format. The top student venture project teams from the Fall 2020 presented on topics including peer-to-peer delivery, mental health, plant-based meats, AI for physical therapy, and sustainable packaging. SCET also presented teaching awards to the semester’s best instructor and…

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