Engineering Design

Engineering creative solutions for teaching remotely

June 02, 2020

When Yolo County issued a shelter-in-place order on March 18, the College of Engineering’s graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) and faculty members had less than two weeks to transition their spring classes online. While spring 2020 will be remembered as anything but a normal quarter, innovation in teaching and community among students and TAs have helped keep the college running and make the best of the situation.

College of Engineering’s Virtual Design Showcase

June 01, 2020

The Engineering Design Showcase is the culminating experience for graduating seniors. This event brings together project teams from all eight departments for an opportunity to share their design projects with their peers, professors and the public. This year, the College of Engineering will host the showcase virtually on the UC Davis Now app. Although this event has shifted online, more than 120 senior design teams and engineering clubs have signed up to share their efforts with industry partners, alumni and the campus community.

Update on Engineering Student Design Center

May 27, 2020

To meet the rapid growth demands of our engineering and computer science programs, the new Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC) will include areas to accommodate instruction, student-client collaboration, rapid prototyping and more. This expansion of the current space from 9,000 sq. ft. to 23,000 sq. ft. will allow many more of our outstanding students to learn engineering design and entrepreneurship in a revitalized space. The new ESDC will also house the Student Startup Center, which is accessible to student entrepreneurs throughout campus.

UC Davis engineers respond to COVID-19 challenges

March 26, 2020
Anticipating a scarcity of medical devices and a lack of treatment options for COVID-19, UC Davis College of Engineering researchers are investigating innovative technology to manufacture masks, ventilators and other critical equipment.

Wearable device assists people with loss of bladder function

March 12, 2020
UC Davis medical and engineering experts are teaming up to develop an under-clothing biosensor that can recognize in real time when someone’s bladder is full. Most people take that kind of biological awareness for granted, but it is lacking for the approximately half a million individuals in the United States with spinal cord injuries or spinal anomalies.

Introducing engineering design

March 10, 2020

Assistant Professor of Teaching Jennifer Mullin steps into a large room of staff, faculty, alumni, students and industry partners, ready to address them before the quarterly “Introduction to Engineering Design” (ENG 3) Showcase.

New student team designs and prototypes Mars rovers

November 26, 2019

A new interdisciplinary engineering design team is setting its sights on Mars. RoveCrest brings together engineering students with backgrounds in artificial intelligence, programming, robotics and biology to design and prototype a Mars rover. Their goal is to compete in the Mars Society’s 2020 University Rover Challenge, held in annually at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.

Engineering Student Design Center

November 20, 2019

The Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC) is a facility within the UC Davis College of Engineering that provides manufacturing education, resources and support for students of every engineering discipline, faculty and staff.

A glimpse of the 2019 Engineering Design Showcase

May 31, 2019
The Engineering Design Showcase is an opportunity for senior design teams and engineering clubs to share their efforts with industry partners and the campus community. These students have put in hours of drafting, modeling, prototyping, testing and analysis to complete a product, device, process or software system—on top of an already rigorous curriculum.