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Gloria Whitaker-Daniels, Director of the Greene Scholars Program.

California Alliance of African American Educators Wins “Super Bowl 50” Grant

The California Alliance of African American Educators (CAAAE) has received a Super Bowl 50 Fund Playmaker grant for extraordinary community efforts and community impact.   The award also recognizes the outstanding contributions of Gloria Whitaker-Daniels, [...]
This team of UC Berkeley researchers has developed algorithms that enable their PR2 robot, nicknamed BRETT for Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks, to learn new tasks through trial and error. Shown, left to right, are Chelsea Finn, Pieter Abbeel, BRETT, Trevor Darrell and Sergey Levine. Photo courtesy of UC Berkeley Robot Learning Lab.

As “Artificial Intelligence” Advances, Robots Learn Via Trial and Error

By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley News   UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, [...]
Jesse Jackson met with young musicians during his visit Wednesday to Oakland Technical High School.

Jesse Jackson Visits Oakland Technical High School, Promotes Silicon Valley Diversity

Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Oakland Technical High School this week to continue his advocacy for increased technology instruction in American schools and greater representation of women, minorities, and low-income students in the fields of computer [...]
TekPerfect founder Alfonso Hooker (left) and PIC Planning Director Richard deJauregui.

TekPerfect, PIC Raise Skills of Formerly Incarcerated

TekPerfect, an Information Technology (IT) consulting, design, and support firm serving Alameda and Contra Costa County businesses, has partnered with the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC) to design and provide a specialized IT training program [...]
Mural at MLK Jr. Elementary School in West Oakland.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Develops Literacy and STEM Programs

West Oakland’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School is on the rise. A highly involved administration and staff, along with growing parent involvement and community support, has provided the school with the resources to blossom [...]
Oakland Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

Intel Partners with Oakland Schools to Expand Computer, Engineering Programs

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) celebrated a new partnership with Intel that will expand computer science and engineering offerings in the district and is designed to create a technology jobs pipeline from Oakland public schools [...]
The National Academy of Sciences elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks on April 28. The new members (L to R) are Martin Head-Gordon of chemistry, Jitendra Malik of electrical engineering and computer sciences, Daniel Neumark of chemistry, and Eva Nogales and Jeremy Thorner of molecular and cell biology. Nogales and Thorner photos by Mark Joseph Hanson.

Five Berkeley Scientists Named to National Academy

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley The National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious scientific organization, has elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks, raising the number of members on campus [...]