Current Engagement Opportunities and Events

Seeking Veteran Engineering Alumni – Fall Quarter 2019

The Student Startup Center is looking for 4-5 veteran alumni interested in mentoring teams working on Department of Defense-related projects during fall quarter 2019.

The time commitment is 1 weekly session for 10 weeks (virtual or in-person), 1-3 hours per week scheduled at alumni’s convenience. If the time commitment is too great, veteran alumni can also sign up to serve as an advisor to provide “on call” support throughout the quarter. Entrepreneurship experience is preferred, but not required.

If interested, please contact Liz Tang, Program Director, at ectang@ucdavis.edu.


Attend Alumni Celebration – November 22, 2019

This annual event celebrates the 2019 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal recipients, while displaying our innovative current students through interactive student-led demonstrations.

Friends, family and classmates are invited to celebrate our college’s alumni and their profound achievements. The evening will include a cocktail reception and dinner, as well as opportunities to reconnect with faculty and alumni. Learn more about the Alumni Celebration and look out for registration, opening later this summer!


photo of veterans ceremony Support ENG 3 Intro to Design Spring Showcase – December 11, 2019

ENG 3  – Introduction to Engineering Design is a 4-unit communication elective offered to over 160 College of Engineering undergraduates. Student teams diligently apply their engineering design, technology and communication skills to address “problems looking for a solution” on the UC Davis Student Farm.

Alumni are invited to attend the ENG 3 Design Showcase on December 11, 2019 to show support for students’ work and provide feedback on their communication and design skills. To serve as an evaluator, please fill out the Volunteer Form


photo of alumnus and family at picnic day 2019 Picnic Day – April 18, 2020

For the second year, we will welcome alumni back to campus for Picnic Day to celebration excellence in engineering and milestone anniversaries for the classes of 1965, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00, ’05, ’10 and ’15.

Be a class reunion leader! For more information, contact Molly Bechtel, Alumni Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, at mmbechtel@ucdavis.edu or (530) 400-3213.


Attend Engineering Design Showcase – June 4, 2020

The Engineering Design Showcase is the culminating experience for graduating seniors. This event brings together project teams from all eight departments for an opportunity to share student designs with the public.

Industry partners and UC Davis College of Engineering alumni are invited to attend and see first-hand the work of our students. Visit the Evaluator Information webpage to learn more.


Share Your Knowledge and Experience as a Speaker

Interested in presenting at a College of Engineering event or for a class on campus? Please share it! Complete the Speaker Interest Form to give us details of what you have in mind. We’ll review and get back in touch with you to determine next steps.


Give Back by Mentoring with AvenueE

AvenueE serves high-potential , low- resource transfer students to improve preparation and increase participation, resulting in a new generation of promising STEM talent and leadership.

As alumni from the College of Engineering, we invite you to connect with an undergraduate student, share your academic and professional experience, and make a difference!

Learn more about being a mentor and complete the mentor application online.


photo of baums in the esdc Make a Gift

Join us in making an impact and invest in the College of Engineering. There are many ways to participate and show your support. You can select to advance the college’s excellence by giving to college-wide initiatives, to a specific department or program, to scholarships, to faculty initiatives or in support of college facilities.

With your support strengthening our educational environment, engineering students and faculty can reach higher and go farther than they had ever imagined. Learn more here.

Other Alumni Events

To learn more about other events for alumni, parents, families and students, check out the One Aggie Network’s complete listing of upcoming events.