Funded Projects

In Spring 2014, UC Berkeley students voted to enact the Student Technology Fund (STF), a fee which collects $51/semester from all graduate, professional, and undergraduate students at UC Berkeley, in support of technology initiatives to improve student life.  From each fee paid, $17 is returned to financial aid, up to $20 / student can be allocated by the STF Committee to fund software licensing negociated at scale, and up to $14 / student can be allocated to student technology projects.  

From its inception through Spring 2019, the STF Committee allocated nearly $8M in project funding.  You can review all funded projects by funding cycle here.  Funding decisions are made by the STF Committee.   

FEATURE PROJECTS 

Project: Student Computing @ Cal
Grantee(s): Student Affairs IT, Educational Technology Services, and the University Library
Description: Project consisting of: 1) a campus­wide student help desk, modeled after SAIT's successful ResComp program, to help students configure, use, and troubleshoot campus technologies and their personally ­owned devices; 2) a proactive outreach program and web presence to help students find technology resources available on campus; and 3) a common student computing lab platform across SAIT­, Library­ and ETS ­managed facilities featuring essential software and hardware.
Duration: 4 years 
Total Allocation: $2,229,000 

Project: Modernizing & Expanding UCB’s Course Capture Service
Grantee(s): Educational Technology Services
Description: Program consisting of 1) a modern, full-featured video capture system, 2) a video content management platform, and 3) adequate staffing for the expanded service to support increased functionality and reach.
Duration: 3 years
Total Allocation: $1,185,000

Project:
 Human Rights Investigations Lab 
Grantee(s): Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law
Duration: 6 grants for various single and multi-year projects awarded between Fall 2016 and Spring 2019
Total Allocation: $345,000 

Project: Open Computing Facility Operations
Grantee(s): Open Compting Facility, an ASUC-chartered program
Description:
 Operational support for student staff compensation, upgrading hardware in the OCF's lab, maintenance and expansion of services.
Duration: 8 grants for various single and multi-year projects awarded between Fall 2015 and Spring 2019
Total Allocation: $266,856

Project: Moffitt Makerspace
Grantee(s): University Library, Student Affairs IT, and Educational Technology Services
Description:
 Makerspace on the first floor of Moffitt Library
Duration: 1 year
Total Allocation: $124,722

Project: Library Laptop Rental Program
Grantee(s): ASUC 
Description:
 Laptops and devices for free two-week laptop checkout program
Duration: 1 year 
Total Allocation: $91,500

Project: Technology Installation to Support Graduate Student Professional Development 
Grantee(s):
Gradute Division
Description:
Installation of state-of-the art technology in the Graduate Division's new Graduate Professional Services (GPS) Center in 309 Sproul Hall to support workshops, events, conferences, academic courses, and meetings offered in this space
D
uration: 1 year 
Total Allocation: $77,012

Project: EOP iClicker Free Rental Program
Grantee(s): Educational Opportunity Program 
Description: 
iClickeers for free checkout to all EOP-qualifying students, STEM mentorship program,
Duration: 8 grants for various single-year projects awarded between Spring 2016 and Spring 2019
Total Allocation: $19,986

Project: GradBook
Grantee(s): Graduate Assembly (GA)
Cycle:
Spring 2018 
Description: GradBook is an events calendar and resource app curated by the Graduate Assembly and Graduate Division, hosted on the Guidebook platform. The app serves as a single-stop source of information to get graduate and professional students better connected to events, content, and resources that are tailored for them. Student Tech funding will be used to pay for the annual Guidebook fees.
Duration: 2 years 
Total Allocation: $12,600