headshot of Jonathan Balkind from the shoulders up, wearing an olive green hooded jacket, black rimmed glasses, and smiling

This past May, CS Assist. Prof. Jonathan Balkind was awarded the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) Open Hardware Trailblazers Fellowship. This year-long fellowship provides $50,000 or $100,000 grants to individuals who are paving the way for open source hardware in academia. 

Through this new initiative, OSHWA will bolster the expansion of open source hardware into academia by developing a library of resources for others to follow. This library will be comprised of the fellows documented experiences as they create their own open source hardware across a diverse range academic environments. 

Jonathan received a $100,000 grant to disseminate knowledge from his OpenPiton and BYOC open source hardware projects, as well as from others across the UC.