Across 26 years of dedicated service, Dr. Wright influenced new fields of study, launched and led influential programs, and guided more than 100 students who have gone on to become pioneers in their own right. On Thursday, February 15, 2018, we celebrated the retirement and remarkable career of Dr. Paul K. Wright, the A. Martin Berlin Chair in Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), and the founder of CITRIS Invention Lab.
The Invention Lab is thrilled to host the Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts kickoff where the inaugural grant recipients met Jacobs and Invention Lab staffs and learned the detail of the program.
The Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts, made possible by the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation, is a new grant program that provides an avenue for Berkeley’s student innovators to unlock new potential in their projects. After a selection process led by the Jacobs Institute’s Student Advisory Board, we are pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of grant recipients, who will receive funding, mentorship, and resources at Jacobs Hall and the CITRIS Invention Lab as they build on their project ideas over the spring semester. The cohort encompasses a broad swath of student design innovation, with 16 majors or degree programs represented and a mix of projects that have emerged from courses, individual experimentation, and more.