Upcoming Events

Engineering On Tap – October 24, 2019

UC Davis professor and former astronaut Dr. Steve Robinson ’78, mechanical and aeronautical engineering, presents, “There’s No Place like H.O.M.E.” at Drake’s: The BARN in West Sacramento at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of networking, learning and a cold drink at the College of Engineering’s inaugural Engineering On Tap event – a new series designed to connect engineering alumni with each other and the college.

Sacramento native and Aggie Engineer Dr. Steve Robinson will discuss his experience in space and research plans as director of UC Davis’ Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration (H.O.M.E.) Space Technology Research Institute.

This is a free event and alumni attendees will receive light refreshments and one drink ticket. Additional food and drinks are available for purchase. RSVP today to secure your spot!


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 register to attend by November 8.


photo of veterans ceremony 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.


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.

Current Volunteer and Engagement Opportunities

Register to be an Alumni Mentor with Mentor Collective

The Mentor Collective program connects first-year engineering students with a recent UC Davis engineering graduate. Alumni mentors are ready to listen, inspire and help students navigate challenges and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in classes, how to approach new experiences and gain career advice and valuable insights from alumni in the field. Alumni mentors will grow their networks and hone their management skills to become better professionals and leaders.

Learn more and register to be an Alumni Mentor today.


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.