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Current Volunteer Opportunities and Events

photo of bill ristenpart from coffee center Understanding Extraction with Dr. William Ristenpart – March 22, 2019

Join William Ristenpart (Director of the UC Davis Coffee Center, Professor of Chemical Engineering, and one of the world’s preeminent coffee scholars) on March 22, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at The Crown in Oakland, CA for Understanding Extraction.

This free evening event is tailored to those interested in coffee extraction and its sensory impacts. What happens when we brew coffee a certain way, and why do we find certain cups of coffee better than others? If these are the sorts of questions you’re asking yourself when you make a cup of coffee, then this is the presentation for you! Learn more and register to attend here.


Celebrate Picnic Day and Support Give Day – April 13, 2019

UC Davis College of Engineering welcomes Alumni Aggie Engineers back to campus for Picnic Day! The Engineering Alumni Lounge will be open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in 1131 Kemper Hall. Stop by to rest your feet, enjoy the A/C, charge your phone, and say hello!

For the third year in a row, Picnic Day also coincides with UC Davis Give Day. Alumni and friends are encouraged to donate to the College of Engineering on Give Day.


Serve as Evaluator for Engineering Design Showcase – June 6, 2019

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. As an evaluator, you will be asked to provide specific feedback to a small number of teams as well as discuss the design process with team members. We hope to provide students with an opportunity to practice “pitching” their ideas in a setting similar to what they will find during their careers. 

Visit the Evaluator Information webpage to learn more. To serve as an evaluator, please fill out the Volunteer Form by Wednesday, May 15.


Support ENG 3 Design Showcase – June 10, 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 June 10, 2019 to show support for students’ work and provide feedback on their communication and design skills. Please email Molly Bechtel to learn more and RSVP


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.

Alumni Events

March 2019

  • March 20: Adventures in Planet Formation: Giant Impacts and the Mysteries of the Moon in The Woodlands, TX [Event Details]
  • March 23: Nature Hike in Lodi, CA [Event Details]
  • March 26: UC Davis World Water Initiative Event in Chicago, IL [Event Details]

April 2019

  • April 2: UC Davis Night at the Warriors Game in Oakland, CA [Event Details]
  • April 6: Marin Headlands Hike in Sausalito, CA [Event Details]
  • April 13: Picnic Day in Davis, CA [Event Details]
  • April 24: AGCCESS Student Alumni Mentoring Event in Davis, CA [Event Details]