By Alison Huh

Marked by a record-high number of over 700 registered attendees, students, faculty, and guests gathered online in our virtual auditorium to celebrate the 10th annual Berkeley MEng Capstone Showcase on Thursday, May 6, 2021. …

The Mastercard Foundation Scholarship supports future leaders in Africa. In this article, MEng student and scholarship recipient, Cecil Chikezie, speaks about what it means to be a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and his long term bio-engineering goals of supporting the financial stability and respiratory health of Kenyan communities.

How did your personal background lead you to your area of study?

While pursuing my…

Capstone in real-time: Following the journey of the 2020-21 Post Road Foundation team and how they aligned with stakeholders

Previous: Read about how the Post Road Foundation team avoided getting stuck

Third challenge: Alignment with stakeholders

At our final check-in with the Post Road team, the team was well-functioning in the “performing” stage and familiarized with each other’s leadership and working styles.

They were now in the position to bring all relevant stakeholders…

Capstone in real-time: Following the journey of the 2020-21 Post Road Foundation team and how they addressed coding errors in a timely manner

Previous: Read about how Post Road Foundation team fostered effective communication

Second challenge: Figuring out coding errors in a timely manner

The communication standards the team established earlier on in the capstone experience (see Part 1) paid dividends in promoting rapport and effective teamwork. …

Capstone in real-time: Following the journey of the 2020-21 Post Road Foundation team and how they fostered effective team communication

Every year, Berkeley Master of Engineering candidates embark on a two-semester capstone experience where they work with faculty or industry partners to bring solutions to life with engineering skills and leadership practices. …

Capstone in real-time: Following the journey of the 2020–21 Blue Goji team and creating additional value for the industry sponsor

← Previous: Read about how the Blue Goji team found a work-around their resource constraints

Third challenge: Creating additional value for the industry sponsor

At our final check-in with the Blue Goji team, the team was well-functioning in the “performing” stage and familiarized with each other’s leadership and working styles.

The improved communication (see Part 1) between the sub-teams…

Capstone in real-time: Following the journey of the 2020–21 Blue Goji team and finding alternative resources and solutions

← Previous: Read about how Blue Goji team established task interdependence

Second challenge: Finding alternative resources and solutions

At the time of our second check-in, the Blue Goji team was in the “norming” stage of team development and had worked together for a couple of months already.

Before COVID, Blue Goji teams would have had in-person lab…

Capstone in real-time: Following the journey of the 2020–21 Blue Goji team and establishing task interdependence

Every year, Berkeley Master of Engineering candidates embark on a two-semester capstone experience where they work with faculty or industry partners to bring solutions to life with engineering skills and leadership practices. …

The Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership welcomes its class of 667 full-time Master of Engineering students.

Each year, the UC Berkeley Master of Engineering (MEng) program admits students from around the world who go on to become leaders in their respective fields. …

Insights about the capstone experience from 2021 Berkeley MEng Capstone Awardees

Each year we celebrate remarkable achievements of our graduates, you can find more about the 2021 capstone awards. Below, we’ve asked the winners and nominees to reflect on their Berkeley MEng capstone experience and how the capstone selection process went for them.

What are the criteria you used to pick your capstone project?

“I wanted to take on a capstone project…

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