Engineering News


  • Picnic Day 2018: College of Engineering Events

    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; April 16, 2018 – Picnic Day is a longstanding UC Davis tradition to showcase the great breadth and excellence of all that UC Davis brings to the community of Davis and beyond. This year, the College of Engineering’s students, faculty and staff will host 15 interactive events across Kemper Hall, Bainer Hall, Academic ...

 

 

 


  • Calling All UC Davis Creators and Makers: Join the 2018 Creator Challenge
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; April 16, 2018 – Virtual reality, wearables, artificial intelligence – these are just a few of the emerging technologies that students will have a chance to explore during the 2018 UC Davis Creator Challenge Series. Now in its second year, the annual student maker competition helps student teams grow ideas into viable ...
  • Picnic Day 2018: College of Engineering Events
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; April 16, 2018 – Picnic Day is a longstanding UC Davis tradition to showcase the great breadth and excellence of all that UC Davis brings to the community of Davis and beyond. This year, the College of Engineering’s students, faculty and staff will host 15 interactive events across Kemper Hall, Bainer Hall, Academic ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Technology Innovator Andy Botka, ’87
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; April 6, 2018 – Andy Botka (’87, electrical and computer engineering), is the vice president of strategic planning for Keysight Technologies, a U.S. technology company that designs, tests, manufactures and optimizes electronics and software for a wide range of applications. This includes wideband satellite communications, wireless and the Internet of Things devices, cloud ...
  • UC Davis Students Compete for Amazon’s 2018 Alexa Prize
    “Hey, Alexa…” By Bonnie Dickson Davis, Calif.; April 3, 2018 – A University of California, Davis student team is one of eight teams worldwide who were recently selected to compete in Amazon’s 2018 Alexa Prize Challenge – an artificial intelligence competition to advance the technology behind the company’s popular social bot, Alexa. Team Gunrock includes 12 graduate students ...
  • College of Engineering Student Spotlight: Ann Willis
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; March 27, 2018 – Ann Willis, a first-year Ph.D. student in civil and environmental engineering, recently achieved a milestone typically reserved for a senior researcher or faculty member: she secured a $492,000 grant through the state of California Wildlife Conservation Board for studying reconciliation ecology. Developed by University of Arizona ecologist ...
  • Freshman Decision Day 2018
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; March 30, 2018 – The UC Davis College of Engineering faculty, staff, student organizations and design teams look forward to welcoming incoming freshmen students on Saturday, April 7 for Decision Day 2018. The event is a free one-day program for admitted students and their families to experience campus life and discover what ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Water Pioneer Jeffery Szytel, ‘98
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; March 27, 2018 – Jeffery Szytel (’98, civil and environmental engineering), is founder and CEO of Water Systems Consulting, Inc. (WSC), a full service civil and environmental engineering consulting firm that specializes in providing innovative One Water solutions to public agency clients throughout the western United States. The One Water ...
  • UC Davis College of Engineering Makes Gains in 2019 Grad School Rankings
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; March 20, 2018 – The UC Davis College of Engineering is ranked 33 out of nearly 200 public and private graduate engineering programs, up one place from last year according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings of America’s Best Graduate Schools. “It’s been a good year for our ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Jackson Hull ’00
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; March 15, 2018 – Jackson Hull (’00) was a double major in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering at UC Davis, and also has a master’s degree in information systems from UC Berkeley. He and his wife Aurelia (’01, communications) live in the U.K. with their three young children and their dog, ...
  • UC Tech Company Acquired by Global TDK Corporation
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; March 14, 2018 – Chirp Microsystems, a technology company that develops high-performance, 3D-sensing technologies based on research at the University of California, has been acquired by Tokyo-based global electronics company, TDK Corporation. Over the last five years, Chirp has developed a line of extremely low power, ultrasonic smart sensors that enable products ...
  • Rosalind Christian Receives Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement
    By Holly Ober DAVIS, Calif.; March 6, 2018 –  Rosalind Christian has been selected as the staff awardee of the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement. She was presented with the award at the UC Davis Global Affairs’ annual International Connections Reception on March 2. Through her service to students as an undergraduate advisor in biomedical engineering, ...
  • Caltech’s Katherine T. Faber Discusses the (W)hole Truth about Porous Materials
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 27, 2017 – Earlier this quarter, Katherine Faber, the Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology, delivered the College of Engineering’s Winter Distinguished Lecture to students, staff and faculty in the Student Community Center. Her talk, titled “Probing Pore Space: Crafting Porous Ceramics for Applications ...
  • UC Davis Engineering Week 2018
    DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 20, 2018 – This week, the UC Davis College of Engineering will join colleges and universities across the country to celebrate National Engineers Week. The annual event is hosted by the UC Davis Engineering Joint Council – a group of student representatives from each of the Engineering Student Organizations and professional society chapters ...
  • Saif Islam Named International Society for Optics and Photonics Fellow
    By Hannah Fong and Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 09, 2018 – Electrical and computer engineering department chair and professor M. Saif Islam has been named a Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics, formerly known as Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Islam was one of 73 SPIE members from around the globe who ...
  • UC Davis Chancellor May, Professor Lund Elected to National Academy of Engineering
    By Andy Fell DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 7, 2018 – Gary S. May, chancellor of the University of California, Davis, and Jay Lund, distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the university’s Center for Watershed Sciences, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today (Feb. 7). Election to the academy is ...
  • College Celebrates Distinguished Alumni
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 06, 2018 –The UC Davis College of Engineering gathered alumni, faculty, students and friends on Friday, Jan. 19 for the college’s annual Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal awards ceremony and alumni celebration at the Mondavi Center. More than 120 people attended the event to recognize notable graduates whose professional and personal achievements have brought ...
  • Jean VanderGheynst Selected for HERS Institute Women in STEM Leadership Program
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 2, 2018 – Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) announced yesterday that Jean VanderGheynst, executive associate dean of research and graduate studies at the UC Davis College of Engineering, was selected to attend the 2018 HERS Luce Program for Women in STEM Leadership – an intensive, two-week residential program designed to prepare women to ...
  • Moving Beyond Silicon to More Powerful Electronics
      By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 2, 2018 – Researchers from UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara have developed and scaled a high-voltage, more efficient power transistor that has the potential to increase the efficiency of smartphones, high-speed trains and electric cars. Modern power converters are based on solid-state devices: electronic devices with no moving parts, ...
  • NASA Engineer and UC Davis Alum Shares “Curiosity” With Students
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif.; Feb. 1, 2018 – Last month, UC Davis alumnus Adam Steltzner, now a chief engineer for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars 2020 Project, returned to Davis to tell students about his role in the 2012 landing of the Mars Curiosity rover and to share his insights on the power of human ...
  • UC Davis and NAIST Students Take on Thermodynamic Challenge
    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; Feb 1, 2018 – On Thursday January 25, visiting graduate students from Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan and UC Davis chemical engineering graduate students collaborated in an engineering design challenge to create a container for a temperature-sensitive drug to be shipped overseas. Eight teams consisting of four or ...