Engineering

100th Anniversary of Picnic Day

April 12, 2014
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

The College of Engineering will host a number of activities for the 100th Anniversary of Picnic Day, on Saturday, April 12, 2014. For more information on Picnic Day, visit http://picnicday.ucdavis.edu/

People traverse a laser maze during UC Davis Picnic Day 2012. The Optics Club sets up this "obstacle course" maze in Kemper Hall, and it usually draws large crowds; three hundred people attempted the maze this year. If a visitor steps in the path of the laser beam, the signal to a photo-diode will be broken and the music will stop playing.

People traverse a laser maze during UC Davis Picnic Day 2012. The Optics Club sets up this “obstacle course” maze in Kemper Hall, and it usually draws large crowds; three hundred people attempted the maze this year. If a visitor steps in the path of the laser beam, the signal to a photo-diode will be broken and the music will stop playing.

31st annual Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast
7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Freeborn Hall
$10 for CAAA l Parent Association Members/$15 for Nonmembers/$8 for Children 12 and under

Join UC Davis College of Engineering Dean Enrique J. Lavernia and friends at the annual Picnic Day Breakfast. Alumni, students, parents and the Davis community are invited to enjoy a hearty breakfast while reconnecting with friends on Picnic Day. You’ll be entertained with special student performances as well as the Cal Aggie Marching Band Alumni Association. Please note we appreciate your RSVP in advance. Be sure to arrive early as tickets typically sell out. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Our program will begin at 8:05 a.m. Registration will be available until Thursday, April 10 after this time, registration will be available at the event, space permitting.

Picnic Day at the College of Engineering

The College of Engineering at UC Davis will host a number of activities for the 100th Picnic Day, on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Since its inception in 1909, Picnic Day has become the crown-jewel event of the UC system and the signature event of UC Davis. Believed to be the largest student-run event in the nation, Picnic Day showcases the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research, teaching, service, and campus life. This year, the whole community celebrates its 100 years of tradition and success.

Build and Play Your Own Robots Using Robot Modules
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Bainer Hall
Short Description:  Come to see, play and program modular robots developed by UC Davis C-STEM Center and its industrial partner Barobo, Inc. Create the robot of your imagination.

Laser Maze (SPIE/OSA Optics Club)
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1003 Kemper Hall
Navigate your way through a maze made entirely of laser beams. The Laser Maze is one of Picnic Day’s most popular attractions. Get there early to avoid long lines.
 
LED Cube/Muscial Staircase (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kemper Hall Lobby

Meet Undergraduate Advisors (College of Engineering Dean’s Office)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kemper Hall Lobby
Come ask an adviser your questions about engineering majors.

Meet the Deans (College of Engineering Dean’s Office)
11 a.m.– 2 p.m., Kemper Hall Lobby
Meet the College of Engineering Deans and learn more about engineering at UC Davis.

Biomedical House of Horrors (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and BMES (our student group)
12 – 2:30 p.m., 1127 Kemper Hall
Brave your way through creepy corridors of health horrors.  Watch biomedical engineers save the day.  Ticket Distribution:  11 a.m. at 1127 Kemper.

Rube Goldberg Competition (Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity)
12 – 3 p.m., Ghausi Hall
Come watch student teams compete to create a machine that will run in the most complicated and inefficient way possible.

Tours, Demos of Student Projects & Student Panel (Dept. of Computer Science & CS Club)
12 – 3 p.m., 1131 Kemper Hall

Tours by Theta Tau (College of Engineering Dean’s Office)
12 – 3 p.m., Kemper Hall Lobby

Baja Car & Engineering Fabrication Lab (College of Engineering Dean’s Office)
1220 Bainer Hall

Location
UC Davis

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