UC Davis Engineering Week Schedule

February 21-24, 2017

The UC Davis College of Engineering, joining colleges and universities across the country, will celebrate National Engineers Week this month.

Come celebrate engineering at UC Davis with this four-day long event featuring activities and speakers. Engineering Week (E-Week) includes hands-on activities like launching bottle rockets, participating in an Ideathon that showcases the latest technology in engineering and making your own electric circuit. Featured speakers will discuss entrepreneurship, women in STEM and what it’s like to work in the engineering industry.

For more information, contact Mary Ramirez by email at or call 530-752-1979.

TUESDAY, February 21:

Morning Breakfast
9-10 a.m. | Kemper Lobby

ESSC Open House
1-3 p.m. | 1122 Bainer Hall

Bottle Rockets!
Hosted by CALESS | Chicano and Latino Engineers and Scientists Society
Need we say more? Come create and launch your very own bottle rocket all while putting those Physics concepts to good use.
2-4 p.m. | Grass outside Bainer Hall

WEDNESDAY, February 22:

Donuts with the Dean
Join Dean Curtis for complimentary donuts.
​9-10 a.m. | Kemper Lobby

Midday Industry Speaker: Anna Sadovnikova
Anna Sadovnikova is the CEO and co-founder of LiquidGoldConcept breastfeeding education technology and a current UC Davis MD/PhD candidate. She will discuss her pathway, with an emphasis on being a woman entrepreneur.
3:10-4:00 p.m. | Location TBA

Tea with SWE
Hosted by SWE | Society of Women Engineers
​Join the Society of Women Engineers for tea and other warm beverages.
6-8 p.m. | MU: DeCaril Room

THURSDAY, February 23:

Morning Breakfast
9-10 a.m. | Kemper Lobby

Guest Speaker: Dr. Choi
Dr. Choi will speak about her time in Industry with Johnson & Johnson and the transition to industry. Dr. Choi teaches courses for the Department of Biomedical Engineering and researches engineering education.
​10:10-11 a.m. | Kemper 1065

Hosted by the ESSC
Likely the most exciting and anticipated event of the entire week! The Ideathon will display current technological advances and allow you to try them out for yourself. View Flyer
1-5 p.m. | Kemper Lobby

Evening Engineering Activity: One Helmet of an Activity!
Hosted by BMES | Biomedical Engineering Society
Bring your friends and challenge each other to build the best working helmet prototype from everyday materials to protect a falling water balloon.
5-7 p.m. | Kemper Lobby

FRIDAY, February 24:

Morning Breakfast
9-10 a.m. | Kemper Lobby

Rube Goldberg Machine Workshop
Hosted by BMES | Biomedical Engineering Society
Likely the most creative event of the week: bring your friends and various household items to team-up and create a massive Rube Goldberg Machine. Video Example.
BRING: Ping Pong Balls, Marbles, Rulers, Dominoes, Rubber Bands, Water Bottles, String, or anything else!
11-1 p.m. | Kemper Lobby

Afternoon Engineering Activity: Make Your Own Electric Circuit
Hosted by IEEE | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
This event with feature circuit-gilding pens, similar to a 3D-printing pen, that can be used to create real, working circuits with glowing LED stars and coin batteries on a coaster plate. All materials provided.
4-5 p.m. | Kemper 1127

Engineering Club Fair
Ice Cream Sundays Provided by Gold Sponsor.
Limited Drawstring Bags provided by the College of Engineering.
5-7 p.m. | Kemper Hall and Courtyard