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Dawn Strickland: Fostering an Inclusive, Entrepreneurial Community

March 01, 2021

The Student Startup Center (SSC) at UC Davis is a community of students and mentors interested in using innovation and entrepreneurship to make the world a better place. The center is designed to introduce students to entrepreneurs and early-stage investors, allow students to practice the work of entrepreneurs and early-stage investors and teach students useful knowledge and skills for their journeys as student entrepreneurs.

Postdoc Profile: Tho V. Le, Ph.D., Institute of Transportation Studies

March 01, 2021

As a five-year-old, Tho V. Le watched a black-and-white movie and asked his mom: “Why is nobody in our community a singer or actor?” But as soon as he started school, Le fell in love with numbers, computers and science. He no longer wanted to become a singer or actor.

2021 College of Engineering Graduate Student Awards

February 22, 2021

Starting this year, the UC Davis College of Engineering is proud to recognize four outstanding graduate students with the College of Engineering Graduate Student Awards.

These awards honor the achievements and contributions of engineering graduate students for their research and service. Nominations were open to any M.S. and Ph.D. student enrolled in a graduate program in the college. Each award recipient will receive a $500 scholarship and their name will be added to a permanent display located in the Kemper Hall lobby.

Ralph Aldredge: Uplifting Voices in Engineering

February 18, 2021

As part of Black History Month, the UC Davis College of Engineering is engaging our faculty and staff in considering our roles in implicit bias and systemic racism. We all play a part in addressing these long-standing issues and are making spaces to have open, collective dialogue that moves our college and university forward.

Ralph Aldredge wins NSBE Lifetime Achievement Award

February 02, 2021

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has honored Ralph C. Aldredge, associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Engineering and professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with the 2021 NSBE Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Academia.

February 2021 Engineering Crowdfunding Opportunities

February 02, 2021
Crowdfund UC Davis is a grassroots fundraising movement that enables a variety of campus groups led by faculty, students and staff to impact groundbreaking research, provide student support and bolster public service. There are six crowdfunding opportunities in the College of Engineering during February ranging from support for student clubs to furthering research at the UC Davis Coffee Center.

Staff Spotlight: Stacey Cook

January 20, 2021

Stacey Cook recently joined the College of Engineering as the Director of Undergraduate Affairs in the College of Engineering Undergraduate Office.

As part of her role, she provides leadership and strategic planning and participates on various committees. Managing and supervising also comprise about 90 percent of Stacey's major job functions and responsibilities. She started her career at UC Berkeley, has held many roles in the community college system and brings 32 years of higher education professional experience to the position.

Senior Spotlight: Derek Lee

December 14, 2020

Our next #SeniorSpotlight is Derek Lee, a computer engineering major and Class of 2020 graduate!

One of Derek’s favorite memories from his time at UC Davis was working with the College of Engineering and his professors to sponsor SacHacks, the first major intercollegiate hackathon in the Sacramento area, as that made him feel closer to the faculty.

Derek starts his software engineering job in January and his advice to incoming engineering students is to focus on extracurricular activities if you do not plan on going to grad school.

Senior Spotlight: Zoren Habana

December 11, 2020

Our first #SeniorSpotlight is Zoren Habana, a mechanical and aerospace engineering Class of 2020 graduate! Some of Zoren’s favorite memories were made in the Bainer Hall computer lab, where he solidified many friendships with fellow engineers.

“I would spend nights at the computer lab finishing up homework and projects, but it wasn't so bad since I was around my friends and colleagues,” said Zoren. “I cherish the memories I made in the computer lab because of how much time I spent there struggling with my colleagues to get work done. Misery definitely loves company.”

UC Davis Center for Neuroengineering & Medicine Aims to Improve Quality of Life for All

December 10, 2020

With an increase in cognitive and neurological disorders such as dementia, stroke and Alzheimer’s, researchers worldwide are actively seeking pathways to help people restore neural function and improve their quality of life. The UC Davis College of Engineering announces the launch of the UC Davis Center for Neuroengineering & Medicine (NE&M), an integrated, multi-disciplinary effort that seeks to repair, restore and augment human capacity to benefit society.

UC Davis Students Put Engineering and Professional Skills Into Global Practice

December 10, 2020
In the remote learning environment, students in a UC Davis University Writing Program engineering writing class have a new way to engage in global collaborations. Ten small-scope, high-impact projects offered by companies based in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, and Spain are giving undergraduate engineering students in UWP102E the opportunity to put professional writing and communication skills into practice.

Marina Radulaski: Inspiring Women in STEM

December 08, 2020

UC Davis Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Marina Radulaski holds a Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University, but her science career started in Serbia with a double major in physics and computer science from the University of Belgrade and the Union University. Serbia has a rich history in physics with Nikola Tesla being the most famous Serbian-American inventor—for now.


Tanya Whitlow: increasing diversity and first-generation student retention through LEADR

December 08, 2020

The Leadership in Engineering Advancement, Diversity and Retention (LEADR) program is a student support program within the College of Engineering.

LEADR’s mission is to recruit, retain and graduate a diverse population of students from the College of Engineering and to prepare students for post-graduation careers, whether it be in industry or graduate school.