Summer Fellowships


The CITRIS Invention Lab in 141 Sutardja Dai Hall provides prototyping resources such as 3D printing, laser cutting, soldering stations, hand and power tools. The lab is open to the entire UC Berkeley community, including students, staff, faculty and alumni, to work on projects outside of formal classes. More information about the lab, equipment and opening hours is at The Invention Lab Fellowship is a merit-based program for students that will cover the registration fee for the semester. Fellowship recipients and their projects will also be highlighted on our web site and in media coverage of the lab.

We will award up to 10 fellowships based on a combination of compelling project proposals for this semester and a track record of successful past projects. The fellowships will be funded by the Lab Director.

To apply, complete this online application form:

by Friday, 10 June at 5:00PM. We will notify winners during the following week.

All current undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at UC Berkeley for Summer 2016 are eligible to apply. .

Sophie’s super hand

Born with symbrachydactyly, eight-year-old Sophie doesn’t have fully developed finger bones in her left hand, but with the help of a CITRIS Invention Lab team, she is the new user of a 3-D printed super hand.

Learn more about Sophie’s journey in this article published in Berkeley Engineering Magazine by Daniel McGlynn.

Read the article

Summer 2016 Enrollment

User enrollment for Summer 2016 is open


Invention Lab  has been discounted this semester to the following two levels:
$75 General Individual User
$200 Research User — for work on sponsored research projects that have funding support from a PI





The CITRIS Invention Lab @ UC Berkeley supports faculty, student and community innovation by providing the knowledge, tools and support to rapidly design and prototype novel interactive products, embedded sensing systems and integrated mobile devices. The new facility will be a vital piece of the CITRIS pipeline running from the minds of researchers through CITRIS laboratories, and into the markets, industries, and streets of the world.

The 1,700 ft2 Invention Lab is located in 141 Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley and supports 3 major functions…

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" Our mission is to usher the best IT and engineering ideas into the real world where they can make a difference for the better. We want to see a strong California economy, but we also want to see the evolution of excellent devices that promote human dignity, make cities work better, restore and strengthen health, preserve the environment, and bring people closer to each other and to the nature of the world they live in. "Paul K. Wright, Director Emeritus, CITRIS