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Welcome to the STC

Adobe and Microsoft downloads for all Berkeley students
All registered Berkeley students and newly admitted students who have stated their intent to register at Berkeley may download Adobe's Creative Suite 6 (the latest) and Microsoft products, including MS Office and an operating system upgrade to Windows 8.  Go to the STC's Downloads page for instuctions.

"Like" the STC's Facebook page to keep up with announcements about software availability.

Vote YES on the Student Technology Referendum

The Student Technology Referendum is a $51 per semester fee for student technology projects and commercial software licensing. Student organizations and campus departments will be able to submit proposals for innovative technology projects to benefit students and a student-majority committee will review these proposals, determining how the money is allocated. Examples of potential student-proposed projects are laptop/phone charging stations around campus, smart-room collaborations spaces, subsidized printing, improved computing facilities…etc.

In addition, because the current Adobe and Microsoft license agreements are set to expire this August (as they were funded by one-time discretionary funds from Operational Excellence), if the fee does not pass continued use of existing commercial software without a valid license would be illegal.

Please visit to learn more about the referendum!

Congratulations to the winners!

Congratulations to the winners of STC's 4th annual Web App Competition! Thank you to our judges and to all the teams who submitted applications!

The results are:

1st place

2nd place

3rd place

To see the descriptions of these apps and to see the other submissions, please visit our Competitions page.

Join the STC's 4th Annual Web App Competition!

Do you have a great idea for an application for Berkeley students? Interested in sharing your idea with influential IT leaders? Want the opportunity to win cash prizes for your application?

Sign up and submit an application for the Student Technology Council’s Annual Web Application Competition! The grand prize for the winning application will be $3,000! Check out for registration and more information. The deadline to register is February 5th!

Please feel free to send any questions to


Introducing this year's Student Technology Council!

From left to right:

Back Row: Spencer Brown, Emily Truax, Anne Marie Richard, Ben Vanderheyden, Davinci Lam, Iris Tien, Larry Conrad
Front Row: Angela Dai, Rachel Lim, Skyler Rojas, Cassie Xiong, Jenny Lo

Join the discussion about replacing Telebears and other student systems!

Come learn about how the Student Information Systems (SIS) Replacement project will impact the way students interact with technology as the campus begins a project to modernize student systems.

If you filled out the survey to determine requirements for new campus systems to replace TeleBears, BearFacts, DARS, etc, then this is your chance to find out how you can become involved in the project and help to define what new student systems should include.

What is the campus doing wrong with student systems applications? What is it doing right? If you're concerned about any of following, then this meeting is for you!

- Open campus data (APIs)
- Improving Campus services/applications
- Fixing TeleBears, BearFacts, DARS, FinAid, etc

Food will be provided!

FB event:

It's time for a change...

The university is working on a new Student Information System (SIS). This project will replace some of the current student systems impacting areas such as undergraduate admissions, financial aid, student accounts and billing, registration, student records, academic advising...etc. We want to include everyone who will be impacted by implementation of the new system in the planning process, which includes students!

The next step in the SIS Replacement project is to get broader campus input on the initial set of requirements for the new system. DecisionDirector® is the online tool we will be using to get campus-wide feedback. From now until Oct. 13, you can participate in a survey to help us in the planning process of the SIS Replacement project!

If you are a student, click HERE to provide feedback.
For more information, visit

The STC is Hiring for 2013-2014!

The UC Berkeley Student Technology Council is currently recruiting new graduate and undergraduate student members for 2013-2014. Members advise the Chief Information Officer and campus community on students' information technology needs, and host activities to enhance the student technology experience. Application is open to students from all majors and no technical expertise is required. 

Pay rate is $15/hour.  

Apply by September 18th at


The Third Annual STC Web Application Competition winners!

1st prize - $3,000 2nd prize - $2,000 3rd prize - $1,000

To learn more about the winners, go to our Competitions page.

Hackathon winners!

Who were the winners of the 2013 Hackathon?  Read about them and their apps on our Competitions page.

Welcome to Larry Conrad, the new AVC for IT and CIO

The STC welcomes Larry Conrad, the new Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer to campus!

First row, from left to right:  Seema Puthyapurayil, Cassie Xiong, Larry Conrad, Rachel Lim, Iris Tien, and Skyler Rojas.

Second row, from left to right:  Jospeh Lim-Effendy, Benjamin VanDerHeyden, Michael Rigg, and Chris Nguyen. 

Missing:  Katy Nomura.


Welcome to the 2012-2013 STC!

From left to right:  Joy Chen, Skyler Rojas, Cassie Xiong, Chris Nguyen, Gracie Walovich, Katy Nomura, Lyle Nevels, Ara Rachel Lim, Seema Puthyapurayil, Iris Tien, and Joseph Lim-Effendy.

The Student Technology Council (STC), chartered in 2009, is a group of undergraduate and graduate students who identify and prioritize students' information technology needs and opportunities in support of the University of California's mission.  The STC reports to Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer Lyle Nevels.

The STC meets during the academic year on Mondays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in Earl Warren Hall, just across the street from the main campus at the intersection of Oxford and Hearst.  All meetings are open to anyone, unless a Human Resources issue is being discussed.  To let us know if you would like to attend, please email[at] so we can arrange access to the building. Every attempt is made to post agendas in advance of the meetings.  Please go to our Meetings page for more information.


The STC's mission is to connect, innovate, and sustain in order to meet student technology needs.

In pursuit of this mission, we

Guiding Principles


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