We invite industry partners and UC Davis College of Engineering alumni who would like to see first-hand the work of our undergraduate students to join us as evaluators (formerly referred to as judges) at the Engineering Design Showcase.

Save the date for our next event on June 4, 2020.

Registration is open now — click here and sign up today!

As an evaluator, you will be asked to provide specific feedback to a small number of teams as well as discuss the design process with team members. We hope to provide students with an opportunity to practice “pitching” their ideas in a setting similar to what they will find during their careers. We appreciate the time and effort evaluators will share with our budding engineers. Click the following link to see a sample 2019 Evaluator Form.

To learn more about last year’s Engineering Design Showcase, browse the event program.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 4. 2020


9-11 a.m. Optional Tours of College of Engineering Facilities
11:30 a.m. Check-in (ARC Ballroom)
12-1 p.m. Evaluators Lunch with Dean Jennifer S. Curtis (ARC Ballroom)
1-4 p.m. Engineering Design Showcase (ARC Pavilion)

Tour Details

Are you interested in exploring College of Engineering labs and/or centers? Led by our Engineering Ambassadors, tours will be offered at the following spaces:

To learn more about tours, please contact Molly Bechtel, Alumni Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, by phone (530-400-3213) or via email.

2019 Program and UC Davis NOW App

This year, team details, including abstracts, members and more, will be accessed via the UC Davis NOW app. Printed programs will not be provided.

Please download the app (or access via web) in advance of the event to avoid any technical difficulties that may be associated with day-of downloads.

  • Click on the link here.
  • Visit your app store, search and download UC Davis NOW.
  • In the UC Davis NOW app, search and download the Engineering Design Showcase guide.

Don’t want to download the app? Access the information using your preferred browser using the link here.

Download the event program as a PDF. Printed programs will not be provided this year.

Directions and Parking

Parking will be available in the Pavilion Parking Structure. Directions to the Pavilion Parking Structure can be access via Google Maps here. Parking is free for evaluators.

Once you’ve parked, walk north on Dairy Road to the ARC Pavilion. Evaluators will enter from the South East entrance. Directions are available via Google Maps here

Additional Information

The Engineering Design Showcase is open to members of public.


Questions regarding serving as an evaluator at the Engineering Design Showcase may be directed to Reina Gonzalez Smarkel at the Internship and Career Center, by phone (530-752-8305) or via email.