Mechanical and aerospace engineering

Giving a Hand to Hands-on Engineering

Giving students hands-on learning experiences has been a pillar of the College of Engineering for decades. Thanks to support from donors from the 2022 Give Day, it is sure to continue for decades to come. Give Day is a 29-hour online fundraiser held every year in conjunction with UC Davis Picnic Day. This past Give Day the university raised a record-breaking $4.1 million from more than 5,000 gifts to support colleges and departments across the university.

EcoCAR EV Challenge

Over the next four years, UC Davis students will be designing the car of the future as part of the EcoCAR Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge. The competition challenges students to convert a Cadillac LYRIQ EV into an autonomous, next-generation battery-electric vehicle with vehicle-to everything connectivity so it can interact with devices and the environment.

Meet Our New Faculty

The UC Davis College of Engineering welcomed six new faculty members to campus this fall, for a total of nine in 2022. Their arrival strengthens the college’s expertise in teaching and research in aerodynamics, bioinstrumentation, molecular dynamics, public transportation and bio-integrated electronics.

Space and Satellite Systems Club at UC Davis Reaches for the Stars

After nearly six years and the contributions of more than 300 undergraduate students in the Space and Satellite Systems (SSS) Club at UC Davis, the university’s first student-built satellite will be going to space for proof-of-concept experiments as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.

Making Prosthetics More Lifelike

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Jonathon Schofield is part of a team of engineers, scientists and surgeons at UC Davis working to make life easier for amputees through a combination of surgery, advanced machine learning and smart prosthetics.

UC Davis Office of Research Celebrates $1 Billion in Funding

The UC Davis Office of Research celebrated an unprecedented milestone in university history on Nov. 1, bringing together changemakers and leaders from across the campus and the University of California system to acknowledge surpassing $1 billion in research funding. Four College of Engineering faculty members were among a select group of featured speakers invited to share their most bold and grand visions.

UC Davis Hosts Inaugural Ujima Day

On September 2, 40 Black/African American middle and high school students and 10 staff from across Northern California visited UC Davis for Ujima Day—the culmination of the first year of the Ujima Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Project.

Eye on the Sky: Sarahi Granados '21

The path from passionate second-grader to James Webb Telescope engineer wasn’t an easy one for Sarahi Granados '21, especially as a first-generation Latina woman in engineering, but she’s incredibly grateful for the education, resources and connections at UC Davis that helped her get there.