2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal (DEAM) ceremony

Alumni Spotlights

Since its founding in 1962, over 28,000 students — and counting! — have graduated from the UC Davis College of Engineering. Our alumni have pursued careers in a wide variety of technical fields in industry, public service and academia, occupying positions of leadership and making a global difference.

Alumni Spotlights

Our alumni have become pioneers in their respective fields with achievements that have been far-reaching. Here are some outstanding examples of how our graduates are changing the world:

A Key to the College of Engineering's Past

The Bent Monument's design, initially a watch key, symbolizes Tau Beta Pi, the oldest U.S. engineering honor society. Erected on campus in 1973, its installation involved student ingenuity and collaboration. The monument, now a popular photo spot, embodies UC Davis' spirit of breaking ground, collaborative excellence and looking toward the future.