ASSIST: Technology for Living2000

Prof. Chenming Hu

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Group meetings for the Fall 2000 semester are now every other Tuesday in 504 Cory Hall. The next meeting is November 7, 2000 at 5 P.M. Please continue to check this website for updates in information or contact Stella Loh at for any concerns.

What Do We Do?

Technology for Living is a student group in its fourth year of existence (also EECS 199) at the University of California, Berkeley, aimed at involving engineering students in community service projects. Our mission is to, by participating in community service oriented projects and applying personal and academic skills, ease the life of disabled children. Most members work on a 1-on-1 basis with a handicapped child.  Student members provide computer support, teach valuable computer and other practical skills, serve as mentors, research the market for the most appropriate technology, and, when necessary, modify the existing technology so that it better fits the needs of a particular child. 

Why Should You Join?

Being a part of Technology for Living is rewarding in many different ways; not only will you be able to apply your academic knowledge and become an expert in the current assistive technology, but you will also develop your own communicational, organizational, and interpersonal skills.  Above all, you will be in the position to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs and even become his/her friend.

The group is also a great opportunity to meet people, help others, learn more, and have fun.  Semester stipends are available and EECS majors can earn EE 199 units.

Last updated October 25, 2000.