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  • College of Engineering Announces 2017 Faculty Awards
    DAVIS, Calif.; July 17, 2017 – The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Faculty Awards. Faculty members were nominated by their respective departments and selected by the college’s faculty awards committee. The four professors will receive awards honoring their exceptional accomplishments at a special reception at ...

 

 

 


  • UC Davis Robotics Camp Grows, Expands Curriculum
    By Bonnie Dickson DAVIS, Calif., July 28, 2017 – A popular UC Davis robotics camp that teaches middle school girls how to code is expanding, and will soon offer an advanced-level camp for high school girls. Harry Cheng, a UC Davis professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is the director of the UC Davis Center for Integrated ...
  • Tahoe State of the Lake Report for 2016 Released
    From Treetops to Lake Bottom, Tahoe’s Annual Report Card By Kat Kerlin The Tahoe Keys community, built in the 1960s, illustrates the challenge of balancing the natural and human environments at Lake Tahoe. (Brant Allen/UC Davis)  Quick Summary Annual report looks at long-term trends and current questions From forests to lake, climate change continues to be overarching factor Boats may be ...
  • Engineering Professors Swim for Science Across Tahoe
    By Dateline Staff DAVIS, Calif.; July 25, 2017 – UC Davis environmental scientists and teammates were in their element — or elements — last Saturday (July 22), swimming across Lake Tahoe for adventure and science. Faculty members Heather Bischel and Verónica Morales, assistant professors, and Deb Niemeier, professor, all of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, ...
  • Biomedical Engineering News: Working Around Spinal Injuries
    By Andy Fell DAVIS, Calif.; July 25, 2017 – A new study in rats shows that changes in the brain after spinal cord injury are necessary to restore at least some function to lower limbs. The work was published recently in the journal eLife. “After injury, the spinal cord cannot go back to its original state before the injury. If ...
  • College of Engineering Announces 2017 Faculty Awards
    DAVIS, Calif.; July 17, 2017 – The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Faculty Awards. Faculty members were nominated by their respective departments and selected by the college’s faculty awards committee. The four professors will receive awards honoring their exceptional accomplishments at a special reception at ...
  • Engineering Alum Killed in Marine Corps Plane Crash Remembered for Enthusiasm
    By Cody Kitaura DAVIS, Calif., July 14, 2017 – To committed skiers, it’s important to get first chair — to be the first one up the mountain. To Sean Elliott, it was even more important to clean the cabin first. Elliott ’09 would always be blasting music and energetically cleaning by 6 a.m. on trips with the ...
  • Verizon Project Provides a Cutting-Edge Learning Experience
    By John Stumbos DAVIS, Calif., June 28, 2017 — More than a half century ago, UC Davis researchers invented a mechanical harvester and specially bred tomato that revolutionized the processing tomato industry. Today, a new generation of scientists is developing innovative technologies to help farmers grow crops like this more efficiently. Faculty and students from the Department ...
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Melvin R. Ramey, Mentor and Role Model
    DAVIS, Calif., June 28, 2017 — Dr. Melvin R. “Mel” Ramey, a beloved civil engineering professor who also served as a UC Davis assistant track coach and the university’s faculty athletics representative, passed away on Monday at the age of 78. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ramey lettered in both track and field and basketball while earning his ...
  • Emmet Francis Receives 2017 M.S. Ghausi Medal
    DAVIS, Calif., June 20, 2017 – Emmet Francis from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the 2017 M.S. Ghausi Medal at the College of Engineering’s spring commencement ceremony. The award, named for former College of Engineering dean, Mohammed S. Ghausi, is the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating senior in engineering. A Regents Scholar, Francis ...
  • Michael Savageau Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
    DAVIS, Calif., June 13, 2017 — Distinguished Professor Michael Savageau, who holds dual appointments in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the College of Biological Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Pioneering Systems Biology Savageau’s research explores the function, ...
  • Bruce Edwards, Bill Chancellor Honored With UC Davis Medal
    By Andy Fell DAVIS, Calif., June 16, 2017 — Alumnus and businessman Bruce Edwards of Saratoga, and the late William J. “Bill” Chancellor, professor emeritus of biological and agricultural engineering, have been honored with the UC Davis Medal, the highest honor the university presents to an individual. Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter presented Edwards’ medal at a gala event in ...
  • Kasumi Kanetaka Named 2017 Student Commencement Speaker
    Update: Photos from the College of Engineering 2017 spring commencement ceremony are available on Flickr. DAVIS, Calif., June 2, 2017— Kasumi Kanetaka, an aerospace and mechanical engineering senior, will be the student speaker at the College of Engineering’s 2017 Commencement. After graduating from high school in Japan, Kasumi came to UC Davis for her undergraduate studies. During her ...
  • Alfred Chuang, Magnet CEO and UC Davis Alumnus, to Speak at Commencement
    Update: Photos from the College of Engineering 2017 spring commencement ceremony are available on Flickr. DAVIS, Calif., June 2, 2017 — Alfred Chuang, UC Davis engineering alumnus and chairman and chief executive officer of the Palo Alto-based company, Magnet Systems, Inc., will deliver the keynote address at the UC Davis College of Engineering’s 2017 Commencement. More than 650 ...
  • 2017 Engineering Design Showcase
    Update: Photos from the 2017 Engineering Design Showcase are available on Flickr. DAVIS, Calif.; May 30, 2017 – The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to share with the campus community the efforts of the senior design teams and engineering clubs at the 2017 Engineering Design Showcase. The event will take place from 2 – 4 ...
  • 2017 College of Engineering Undergraduate Student Awards
    Update: Photos from the Undergraduate Student Awards are available on Flickr. DAVIS, Calif.; May 22, 2017 – The UC Davis College of Engineering will recognize outstanding students and scholars at the college’s 2017 Undergraduate Student Awards on May 31. These students demonstrate the best in leadership, academic achievement, and service both in and out of the classroom. Student ...
  • 2017 College of Engineering Outstanding Staff Award Winners
    DAVIS, Calif.; May 22, 2017 –The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the college’s first annual Outstanding Staff Awards. The awards recognize and honor staff whose performance demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission and vision of the college. The awards carry the same distinction as the existing faculty awards. ...
  • UC Davis Solar Boat Team Places Second at the SMUD California Solar Regatta
    DAVIS, Calif.; May 16, 2017 – The UC Davis Solar Boat Team placed second overall at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s May 6 California Solar Regatta college competition. The annual event, now in its sixth year, is sponsored by SMUD to promote renewable energy and sustainability among California high schools, colleges and universities. The engineering team and their solar boat, Helios, ...
  • Hussain Al-Asaad Wins Distinguished Teaching Award
    DAVIS, Calif.; May 9, 2017–UC Davis College of Engineering Associate Professor Hussain Al-Asaad is the recipient of a UC Davis 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award for his outstanding undergraduate teaching in electrical and computer engineering. In nominating Al-Asaad for the award, students cited his mastery of electrical and computer engineering and expressed heartfelt affection for his teaching style. Undergraduate ...
  • UC Davis DryCard invention wins competition to reduce food loss in Africa
    By Brenda Dawson DAVIS, Calif.; April 27, 2017 – A new, low-cost invention from the University of California, Davis, to help prevent food spoilage has been named as the top emerging technology for reducing food loss and waste across the African continent. The tool, called the DryCard, shows farmers whether their dried food products are dry enough to store ...
  • Eric Berg Receives 2017 Munir Award
    DAVIS, Calif.; May 1, 2017 – The College of Engineering’s Awards Committee has selected Dr. Eric Berg as the winner of the 2017 Zuhair A. Munir Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation. Berg’s award-winning dissertation, “Detectors, Algorithms, and Scanner Technology for Total-Body PET,” focuses on developing a whole new paradigm for medical imaging. As part of his research, ...