Alumni Spotlight

Master's Program Opens Doors for Alum's Rocket-Focused Career

Kellen Ochi '22 cites his master's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from UC Davis as the reason he now gets to shoot rockets into space as an engineer at The Aerospace Corporation, and how an early interest in planes, trains and automobiles fueled his passion for engineering.

John Bissell '08 Develops Bioplastics for the Masses

In 2008, John Bissell, a senior in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, and a group of his peers were encouraged by Frank Loge, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, to enter a project into the Environmental Protection Agency's People, Prosperity and the Planet Award.