Grantee Project Profiles

The tiles below expand to provide detailed profiles of some of the Student Technology Fund's hundreds of grantees since 2015.  To see a complete list of all funded projects, click here.

Accessible Design Learning

Funds were used to support the continuation of the Accessible Design Learning program. The program offers low-income and underrepresented minority students access to free art classes.

ASUC iClicker Rental Program

STF funded to expand the ASUC iClicker Rental Program, purchasing more iClicker units to distribute to the student body.

ASUC Long Term Laptop Rental Program

Funds were used for a long-term laptop rental program, aimed to increase student accessibility with Chromebooks on a rental basis.

ASUC Senate Chamber Live Stream

STF provided fund to ASUC Communications to support the installment and operations of webcasting hardware and software to make ASUC senate meetings more accessible.

ASUC Student Union AV Engagement Project

Funds were granted to support AV upgrades, including the addition of state-of-the-art audio and video intergration, throughout the Student Union.

BerkeleyTime Maintenance and Upkeep is a course catalog website used by 90% of undergraduates. STF grants allow it to expand its features and continue to provide services as the student population rises.

Bridges All-Purpose Room Multimedia Project

The Bridges Multicultural Resource Center used funds to install the infrastructure necessary to facilitate program planning and service distribution in the all-purpose room.

Bridges Makerspace

Funds were used to create an open space serving students from all departments through a makerspace, purchasing hardware and furnishing for the space. The space functions as an innovation space on campus.

Cal Hacks

Cal Hacks is the largest hackathon in the country. Each year, 2000 hackers are invited for a weekend innovation, building, and learning. STF provided funds to ensure the successful operations of the event.

Career Center Enhanced Online Services Request

STF funds licenses for state-of-the-art, customizable, web-based tools that assist students with developing effective resumes and preparing for job interviews.

CLPR Technology Upgrades 2017

Fundings were used for technological upgrade of the Conference Room and new Gallery Space with AV technology at CLPR, creating a specially dedicated art space for the Latinx community.

Computer Lab

The College of Environmental Design used funds to upgrade 50 computers in its student computing lab.

Creative Discovery Fellows

The Creative Discovery Fellows program is a collaboration between American Cultures Center and Academic Innovation Studio. Funding was provided to support programs that help students better leverage Adobe.

Creative Lab Maintenance and Upgrades

STF provided funding for repairs and equipment upgrades to the Creative Lab, which offers cutting-edge services and workshops for community.

Data Science for All at UC Berkeley

Two years of funding was provided to scale up the successful peer consultation model and provide additional services to reach more students interested in data science.

Developing 3D Models of Cultural Heritage Materials

Funding helped students work with visualization technologies to develop content and exhibitions that engage the broad audience that visit campus museums.

Digital Eye Chart Project

The School of Optometry's pre-clinic practice space used funds for up-to-date visual acuity tests to enhance optometry students' learning experience and to help them utilize new technology to optimize patient care.

Diversity STEM Technology Access Project

Funds were used for computers, scanners, printers, LCD projectors, etc. at their student center that serves underrepresented Undergraduate and Graduate in STEM.

ECEP Security Project

Early Childhood Education Program used funds for installation of panic buttons, alarms, and access control systems to increase the safety and security for families and staff at its five campus childcare centers.

EOP STEM Community Space

Funding was provided to procure technology for the EOP STEM Community Space that are accessible to over 1000 undergraduates.

GPS Center Technology Installation

STF funded the installation of state-of-the-art technology in the Graduate Professional Services Center to support events and courses offered in this space for over 10,000 graduate students.


GradBook is an events calendar and resource app. The app serves as a single-stop source of information to get graduate and professional students better connected to events and resources.

Human Rights Investigations Lab

Fund was granted to support an initiative on training students to conduct real-world open source investigations of human rights, disinformation, and hate speech.

iClicker Free Rental Program

Every semester, EOP rents out iClickers to students in hopes to decrease financial stress of low-income students. STF grants allowed EOP to provide over 500 EOP students a free iClicker each semester.

Industrial Robots for Student Applications

Funds were granted to purchased mobile robot arms that are instrumental in teaching students the foundations of robotics. Online video tutorials offers educational online videos on web, business, design and etc. STF provided fundings to continue subscription for all graduate and undergraduate students.

MLK Entertainment Project

ASUC Student Union used funds for installation of an Audio and Video system in the MLK SU dining area, allowing the MLK dining room to be a more active, lively place for student interaction.

Mobile Multi-Purpose 8-Channel Audio System

STF funded a rapidly deployable, state-of-the-art, mobile, modular, multi-channel audio system to enable support of immersive concert events, audio installations and film screenings in any suitable space.

Modernizing & Expanding UCB's Course Capture

STF funded the new course capture system which will be implemented in Fall 2020. It provides a range of improvements including better reliability and deeper bCourses integration.

Moffitt Library Laptop Rental Program

Moffitt library with the AAVP office has provided a laptop rental program that is accessible to all students. Funds were granted to buy more laptops so this critical student service continues.

Moffitt Makerspace

Supporting students’ interest in technology and design, STF funded the creation of a Makerspace in Moffitt Library. The goal is to create equal opportunities for all to explore maker-related activities. 

Moffitt Renovation Tech

STF funded tech components of Moffitt's 4th and 5th floor renovation including a new room reservation system, a presentation practice studio,video conferencing capabilities, and devices for students to check out.

Music Technology Lab

The Music Technology Lab serves to ultimately advance the musical arts by using funds to provide essential tools to conduct research, compose, and carry out various music projects.

Open Computing Facility

The STF funded the Open Computing Facility, which is a student-run Chartered Program of the ASUC dedicated to providing free computing for all. Its services ranged from printing to expiration-free web hosting to Unix shell accounts to email.

Physics Tinkering Studio

Funds were provided to support the development of the Tinkering Studio, a space provided for students to develop skills to apply in research labs, learn machining and how to use research equipment.

Physics' Solidworks Training and Product Fabrication Module

Funds were provided to purchase software licenses, computers, and the CNC milling machine.

Stata for Public Policy

Fund was granted to purchase 200 perpetual Stata licenses for students in the Master of Public Policy program. Licenses will be used for at least 6 cohorts of students (700 students).

Strengthening the UC Gill Tract Community Farm

With funding for an upgraded website plan, renewed phone plan, crop management software, training, and compost tea brewing system, UCGTCF strengthens its operations and outreach.

Student Helpdesk and Tech Tools Outreach

The STF funded the student-staffed IT helpdesk, which is available by phone and at multiple campus locations, plus the outreach program to help students find technology tools.

Student Resource and Advising Center Revitalization

Funds were used to revitalize the CNR Student Resource and Advising Center and foster a stronger community and greater peer-to-peer collaboration.

Student Staffing for Mobile Berkeley Platform

Funds were used to hire students to engage student organizations and collaborate with campus IT/Public Affairs to build content for a high-quality mobile experience for students.

TAO Connect - Online Tools for Behavioral Health

Funds were granted to purchase software licensing of TAO Connect, an platform that provides education and skill development to support students’ mental health.

Technology Access Program

Student Technology Fund Logo Emergency funding to create a laptop and hotspot lending program for students in need as courses moved to an online only format and campus service offerings changed due to shelter in place.

Technology for Active Learning Classroom

This grant aided the transformation of a classroom into an Active Learning Classroom (ALC) in the School of Social Welfare.

The Daily Californian's Digital Accessibility Expansion

Through this grant, the Daily Cal expanded its offering of office computers and aimed to provide equal opportunity to every student in content creation.

The Quantum Computing Project

The Quantum Computing Project aims to set up a permanent quantum mechanics and computation training program. Funds were granted for compensation and initializing lab processes.

Universal Tester to Validate Student Innovations

Funds were used to purchase a new universal-testing machine to exclusively support student projects, teams and independent research.

World Human Powered Speed Challenge

Funds were granted to purchased equipments and components needed to build the Human Powered Vehicle.