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Dr. Jennifer Nill receives the 2020 Zuhair A. Munir Award

February 24, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Nill is this year’s recipient of the Zuhair A. Munir Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the College of Engineering. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering in December 2019.

Student Startup Center: Inspiring undergraduate innovators

November 06, 2019

The UC Davis Student Startup Center (SSC) is designed to provide all UC Davis students with an opportunity to experience the entrepreneurial process while developing, refining and prototyping their ideas for technology startups. The center was established by the UC Davis College of Engineering but is open to all majors, students and faculty.

The SSC’s primary focus is on undergraduate students and aims to make the world a better place through innovative startups. The center provides resources, programs, coursework and networking to support their needs.

Using STEM to improve lives

August 07, 2019
Alex San Pablo ’18 has found a support structure at UC Davis that sustains her in uncertain times, just like the structures she hopes to build one day as a civil engineer.

PEGS21: Reducing barriers for first-generation students

July 24, 2019
The Preparing Engineering Graduate Students for the 21st Century (PEGS21) project at UC Davis seeks to support first generation students as they advance from undergraduate to graduate school in pursuit of their career dreams. First-year biomedical engineering graduate student Shahin Shams is a 2018 PEGS21 participant, working with biomedical engineering professor Eduardo Silva on polymeric biomaterials for gene and cell therapies.

Destined for success

July 17, 2019
Destiny cannot be contained. After a decade in the College of Engineering, Destiny Garcia is now mere months away from earning her Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering. An energetic and warm young woman, she is finally taking a moment to reflect on her experiences at UC Davis.

UC Davis climbs two spots in 2020 engineering graduate school rankings

March 12, 2019

The University of California, Davis rose two places from last year in U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of engineering graduate schools. The College of Engineering is now ranked 31st out of over 200 public and private institutions across the country, tied with Virginia Tech and the University of Colorado, Boulder. This is the second increase in ranking in as many years.

“Our college continues to increase in national visibility and our growing prominence is being recognized by both our academic peers and industrial leaders,” said Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis.

Engineering Graduate Students Travel to Germany for Biophotonics Exchange Program

November 13, 2018

Six UC Davis Ph.D. students from the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group traveled to Jena, Germany this September for a weeklong summer school on clinical biophotonics. These students attended lectures, visited cutting-edge research labs and presented their research to their German peers and leading experts in the field while immersing themselves in German culture.