Hopelab Site VisitMarch 8, 2019
Fung Fellows visited Hopelab to learn about how Hopelab is utilizing technology and human-centered design to combat loneliness and isolation in the student community. Fellows provided Hopelab professionals with feedback on their concepts, wireframes, branding, and moodboards.
Leadership RetreatMarch 1, 2019
Fung Fellows participated in a variety of activities and workshops aimed at building leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills. Through problem-solving and team collaboration, Fellows built trust, growing as individuals and as a cohort.
Fall Final Project PresentationsDecember 4, 2018
Fung Fellows presented their final project pitches to Fellows, Fellowship staff, and a panel of external judges, summarizing their work on the Purple Asaparagus platform. Fellows used a multi-media approach while keeping the customer at the center of their innovations.
Entrepreneurial Mindset WorkshopDecember 1, 2018
Sponsored by VentureWell, the Fung Fellowship hosted an impactful workshop focused on the entrepreneurial mindset. Not limited to entrepreneurs, the workshop focused on how to approach challenges, mistakes, and opportunities, while continuously improving your skill set throughout a career.
New Partnership with Purple AsparagusOctober 8, 2018
Purple Asparagus, an organization that educates children and communities about healthy eating for the body and environment, drives the second design challenge with the question: “How might we use technology and the Purple Asparagus program to improve childhood nutrition?”
New Cohort Redesigns MoffittAugust 15, 2018
A new Fung Fellow cohort of 55 students kicked off their Fellowship journey together in a three-day bootcamp, with a focus on creating innovations for Moffitt Library to ultimately improve student wellbeing. Read this design challenge here!
Fung Fellow CollectionMay 1, 2018
The inaugural class of Fung Fellows showcased their year-long, innovation lab projects at an exclusive event at BAMPFA. Harnessing meaningful customer engagement, their innovations leveraged emerging technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, connected devices, and more.
FI Winter SpotlightDecember 5, 2017
For the first time, the Fung Fellows and Masters of Engineering students presented their projects side by side. Nine Fellowship teams shared their health and wellness innovation to guests from across the Bay. Read more here!
CITRIS Award RecipientsNovember 15, 2017
Congratulations to Fung Fellow team, GAIT! GAIT won funding for their health + tech innovation that supports mobility in older adults from the CITRIS Tech for Social Good Program.
Kicking off Year-2September 11, 2017
Fellows back at UC Berkeley exploring partner organizations and potential projects for the academic year. Fellows form their own teams and work directly with community and industry to bring a project from ideation to product development.
Fung Fellows in the WildAugust 15, 2017
To kick off the second year of the Fellowship, Fellows met for an overnight retreat to reconnect as a cohort and get the design juices flowing for final projects.
Video-Storytelling WorkshopAugust 15, 2017
Fung Fellows spend two days learning about videography and editing, compelling storytelling techniques, and the unique stories each Fellow holds.
Fellows at Kaiser PermanenteJuly 10, 2017
Fellows brought their unique experience and knowledge to each internship site. Three Fellows interned in different departments at Kaiser Permanente. Read more about their work here
Summer Internships Near and FarJune 15, 2017
In the summer bridging the two years of the Fellowship, Fellows participated in internships across the globe. Check out interactive internship map
Fellows Present at YTH ConferenceMay 9, 2017
Three Fellows presented their innovations to improve sexual health education at the Youth + Tech + Health conference. Read more here
FF Spring ExpoMay 1, 2017
At the end of second semester, Fellows pitched their innovations to reduce social isolation for older adults and veterans to the wider FF community.
Inside the ClassroomApril 17, 2017
Trained in the Design Process, Fellows embrace the iterative process by seeking feedback from peers, experts, and customers throughout the product development.
FungMakesApril 7, 2017
Fellows participate in a workshop on rapid prototyping using a variety of lo-fi mediums. Here they reimagine a Bart Station designed to optimize the experience for older adults. Learn more here
Fellows Launch VentureJanuary 4, 2017
Sparked from a the final FF Design Challenge, two Fellows started their own start-up to build healthier sleeping habits for young children.
FF Fall ExpoDecember 5, 2016
During the final event of first semester, Fellows showcased innovations sparked by the following question: ‘How might we use game play to enhance emotional development in kids who have experienced trauma?’
Collaboration in ActionNovember 15, 2016
Fellows work closely in interdisciplinary teams in Lab sections each week, focusing on team dynamics, effective communication, and human-centered design.
Fellows Win Stanford MedX CompetitionOctober 22, 2016
Two Fung Fellows won the Stanford’s MedX Youth Changemakers Competition and are now developing their product to transform the transition from pediatric care to adult care. Read more details here
Community in the ClassroomOctober 17, 2016
Our Community Judges Panel from Alameda County Public Health Department, Tiburcio Vasquez Clinic, and UC Berkeley Wallace Center give constructive feedback on sexual health education innovations as part of a design challenge on teen pregnancy.
5 Year Open HouseOctober 7, 2016
Fung Fellows share about the new addition of the Fellowship to the Institute and demonstrate Blue Goji VR technology with guests.
First Design ChallengeSeptember 6, 2016
Focusing on youth during semester one, fellows embarked on their first FF Design Challenge by talking with experts in person and virtually about socialization of babies.
Inaugural FF BootcampAugust 15, 2016
Fung Fellows came together for the first time during a week of bootcamp to begin technical learning, storytelling practice, and cohort building.