Staff Spotlight: Leon Szeto

July 20, 2020
In January, UC Davis internally launched its new “Outgrow the Expected” brand campaign with a big 2020 Kickoff Celebration drawing more than one thousand staff and faculty. Chancellor May was joined by leaders throughout the university to articulate a vision designed to help UC Davis become better known, better understood and better supported. To align with campus’ vision, many College of Engineering staff have been collaborating throughout spring and summer to update and re-brand our college website.

Staff Spotlight: A Day in our New Work Life

April 28, 2020

Since campus has moved to suspended operations, everyone is working hard to keep things running smoothly for the students and each other. Whether it’s connecting with colleagues and faculty virtually more than ever before, or seeing close to no one in our engineering buildings, work looks a lot different for all of us as College of Engineering staff.

2020 College of Engineering Outstanding Staff Award Winners

April 28, 2020

Each year, the UC Davis College of Engineering recognizes and honors staff members who show a strong commitment to the mission and vision of the College of Engineering and consistently perform above and beyond expectations.

Staff Spotlight: Ken Gribble and Jim Moersfelder

February 07, 2020
Before coming to UC Davis, Ken Gribble worked in Sacramento for a legislative database that tracked all state and federal regulations and legislation. When Jim Moersfelder was in college, he worked as a student assistant for the Department of Water Resources and then got hired where Ken was working. Now, Ken and Jim both work for the college’s computer science department as senior system administrators.

Staff Spotlight: Jose Mojica

December 10, 2019

Jose Mojica grew up in South Central Los Angeles and moved to UC Davis to pursue his biological and agricultural engineering degree. After graduating, he worked for the Air Quality Group at Crocker Nuclear Lab where he managed a group of engineers and student assistants that were responsible for maintaining a nationwide network of aerosol samplers for the Environmental Protection Agency. After his time at the Air Quality Group, he worked for DMG MORI Manufacturing USA Inc.

Staff Spotlight: Alex Villanueva

November 09, 2019
Alex Villanueva recently joined the College of Engineering as the communications associate on the marketing and communications team in the Dean’s Office. The marketing and communications team provides comprehensive communications and marketing support to ensure maximum visibility for the College of Engineering’s accomplishments. Alex’s main responsibilities in this new role involve project management, graphic design and administrative support.

Dean Bunn: An engaging spirit

July 31, 2019
Mentoring students at campus computer programming and robotics contests, greeting families at Move-In Weekend or just tweeting pictures about his daily UC Davis adventures, Bunn’s warm, welcoming and well-known presence is part of the fabric of the college and university. A UC Davis employee since 2003, he lives the university’s Principles of Community each and every day, wherever he is.

Engineering Staff Spotlight: Heidi Arnold

May 06, 2019
Heidi has been at UC Davis in the College of Engineering for nearly 40 years. She started out in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering doing administrative work, began taking computer programming classes and in 2013, became a programmer for the college’s IT Shared Services. Currently, Heidi is their systems administrator and after many years of service, she is preparing to retire this June.

2019 College of Engineering Outstanding Staff Award Winners

March 22, 2019

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Outstanding Staff Awards. The third annual awards honor staff members who show a strong commitment to the mission and vision of the College of Engineering and consistently perform above and beyond expectations. These awards distinguish staff in the same way as faculty who receive a faculty award. The winners will receive an engraved plaque and an award from the college.

Engineering Staff Spotlight: CNM2 Research Administrator Paula Lee

January 17, 2019
The campus and College of Engineering have made significant investments in CNM2 in recent years and staff members like Paula Lee are key to the evolution and success of these shared facilities. Paula is a research administrator II who supports all administrative aspects of the CNM2.