Student organizations

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.

Cybersecurity Club at UC Davis brings new education, competition opportunities to campus

October 08, 2019

As stories of data breaches and malware attacks make headline news, students at UC Davis have taken it upon themselves to become cybersecurity experts to protect themselves online. The Cybersecurity Club at UC Davis (CSC) is a community for anyone interested in cybersecurity to learn, network and hone their skills to prepare themselves for a field that’s increasingly important to the world’s security.

UC Davis Formula Racing team succeeds at 2019 Formula SAE Electric competition

July 11, 2019

UC Davis Formula Racing’s racecar, FE6, placed second in endurance, second in cost and fourth overall out of 30 teams at this year’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Electric international competition on June 19-22 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

UC Davis Formula Racing is an engineering student-led research team that is challenged with designing, building and racing a high-performance electric vehicle that complies with the rules annually released through SAE to compete in the annual Formula SAE Electric competition.

Students design greenhouse for Mars

April 26, 2019
A student team from the UC Davis Space and Satellite Systems club was one of five university teams invited to present their plans for a Mars greenhouse at the NASA Langley Research Center last Tuesday, April 23. The UC Davis students entered the Martian Agricultural and Plant Sciences project for this year’s BIG Idea Challenge, organized by the National Institute of Aerospace in collaboration with NASA.

UC Davis Wins Amazon’s 2018 Alexa Artificial Intelligence Challenge

November 27, 2018
UC Davis Team Gunrock won the global 2018 Amazon Alexa Prize for creating the best conversational chatbot and advancing modern artificial intelligence. The announcement of this $500,000 prize was made yesterday at the annual Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.