Aerobrick and AMAT are two separate teams that apply different design philosophies to the same competition. Students design and build heavy-lift radio-controlled airplanes. Each year these two teams compete in the International SAE Aero Design West competition. The goal of the competition is to lift the most weight given constraints of wingspan, engine size, and required take off distance.
Aerobrick faculty advisor:
Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn email@example.com
AMAT faculty advisor:
Valeria La Saponara firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Robinson email@example.com
Baja SAE is a college based team competition in which schools from all over the country compete against each other in off-road style racecars designed and built completely by students.
Steve Velinksy firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chemical Car Challenge is a competition between universities, sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The objective is for students to design and construct a small chemical powered model car with a chemical energy source that will carry a specified load over a given distance and stop. The load and distance is unknown ahead of time, and is given to the teams at the time of the event.
Tonya Kuhl email@example.com
The National Concrete Canoe Competition is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The goals of the competition are to provide civil engineering students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and to promote an awareness of the versatility and durability of concrete as a construction material. Students make a canoe out of concrete, and then race the canoe over a specified course.
Dawn Cheng firstname.lastname@example.org
The Environmental Engineering Project is an inter-collegiate challenge sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The competition requires students to design and construct a water treatment system that will contain, treat, and discharge a sample of water contaminated with organic and inorganic matter.
Thomas Young (email@example.com)
GeoWall is a student run design competition in which a model retaining wall is fabricated using paper sheets. This wall is designed to hold back a series of different loading scenarios. Throughout the year, students will learn and apply important concepts from Soil Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering while gaining valuable hands on experience. The project culminates in a national competition hosted by the Geo-Institute, the Geotechnical Engineering branch of ASCE, where we compete with other top-ranked universities.
Bruce Kutter firstname.lastname@example.org
The Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Team designs an aerodynamic and highly-engineered land vehicle. They participate in an annual national competition which provides an excellent opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real-world applications.
Mike Hill email@example.com
The Hybrid Electric Vehicle team designs, builds and races high-performance, plug-in hybrid vehicles. Students learn hands-on skills and realistic use of technology to build a vehicle that could potentially be sold to a manufacturing firm. Students organize, finance and manage every aspect that is required to build an entirely new vehicle.
Jae Wan Park firstname.lastname@example.org
The Design Clinic is a forum for teams of students to work on projects provided by industry. Recent projects have included a thrust vector control system for rockets, a rescue helicopter winch system, a design for a hybrid vehicle, an elevator position system, a hostage situation vehicle, a CD jukebox, a pavement crack sealer, a bottle measurer, and a torque tester. Mechanical Engineering students participate in the Design Clinic through the required capstone design course sequence (EME 185A/B). Students from other programs may be able to obtain independent study/design units. Lectures on design methodology and team management are provided by Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty.
Jim Schaaf email@example.com
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsors a competition among universities proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability.
Frank Loge firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Student Steel Bridge Competition is co-sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Students design and build a scaled-down steel bridge to specifications. The bridge is designed to carry a specified load, and is judged on speed of assembly, strength, lightness, design, appearance, and efficiency.
Dawn Cheng email@example.com
This student branch exists to promote professional relationships for students; familiarize students with technical interests and developments; and provide a basis for professional aspirations and transition from academic to professional careers.
SOBE introduces students to the opportunities within Biological & Agricultural Engineering.
The BMES student chapter introduces students to the profession, social role, and obligations of a biomedical engineer.
AIChE introduces chemical engineering students to the professional world while acting as a social focal point to increase cooperation and communications between students and faculty.
The UC Davis chapter of ISPE caters to all majors with an emphasis on the life science industry.
The student chapter of the ASCE serves as a connection between the civil engineering student and the profession.
Civil Engineering honor society.
ITE at UC Davis provides our aspiring transportation professionals with exposure to transportation projects, people, and important topics via guest speakers, company or site visits, and conferences. We also hold social events for our members.
This organization supplements academic education with an exposure to real-world engineering practice while providing a connection between students and professionals.
The Davis Computer Science Club (DCSC) organizes and connects UC Davis students interested in the field of computer science. We cultivate the professional development of our members, connect them with other fellow passionate students, and present new opportunities to apply computer science in novel ways.
IEEE is an international organization that allows electrical and electronics engineers to express their ideas while maintaining contact with new developments.
Tau Beta Pi is the national engineering honor society for students in the top eighth of their junior class or the top fifth of their senior class.
As the only Professional Engineering Fraternity on campus, the Theta Tau Omicron Gamma Chapter is dedicated to professionalism, brother/sisterhood, and academic excellence.
A non-profit student organization established to help developing areas worldwide with their engineering needs, while involving and training internationally responsible engineering students.
The AIAA is an interdisciplinary organization made up of people interested in the aeronautics and aerospace field.
The ASME student chapter advances and disseminates knowledge about mechanical engineering, presents a proper perspective on engineering work, and promotes professional awareness and fellowship.
A Student Club that designs and builds autonomous robots with the goal of entering them into The SAE Walking Machine Challenge. Contact Professor Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn for more information.
Club that designs, builds, and launches rockets on-campus and for national competitions. Contact Professor Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn for more information.
AISES identifies and supports American Indian youth and college students studying science and engineering while helping them to preserve their rich cultural heritage.
BEA is a student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) promoting Black student interest and active participation in engineering.
CALESS, a student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), is a service-oriented organization of engineering and physical science students.
PASE is an independent student organization that orients and assists students of similar cultural and educational backgrounds through the academic rigors of engineering.
The student chapter of SWE is open to both women and men and is dedicated to encouraging and assisting young women to enter the engineering profession.
Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) is a developing program that establishes engineering and sciences as a place for women to reach their goals.