Picnic Day 2017

Dean Curtis on Picnic Day 2017

Picnic Day is a UC Davis "open house" tradition to showcase the great breadth and high excellence of what UC Davis and the city of Davis have to offer. This year's theme, “Growing Together,” highlights the growth of UC Davis since its start in 1908 as the University Farm School and the concurrent growth of the City of Davis, which is celebrates its centennial this year. Because Picnic Day also falls on Saturday, April 22, the same day as Earth Day, the theme also recognizes UC Davis’ commitment to sustainability and celebrates our recent title as the greenest campus in the world. The complete schedule for Picnic Day 2017 is available online. Below are the scheduled events specific to the College of Engineering. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for live updates from students, faculty, and staff on Saturday.


College of Engineering Schedule of Events

Flight Simulator and Aerospace Displays

Location: Academic Surge 1113
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Brief description: Visit the HRVIP Lab to fly an aircraft simulator and view aerospace displays!

AIChE Kids Craft

Location: Bainer Hall East Lawn
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Brief description: Join the AIChe community in a craft for the whole family! We will be creating silly putty out of borax and elmers glue! Don't miss out!

Interactive Electronic Exhibits!

Location: Kemper Hall Lobby
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Brief description: Play a robotic glockenspiel! Assemble a light-up jigsaw puzzle! Be illuminated on a light-up wall! Plant seeds by controlling a robot spider!

Engineers solving biological systems problems

Location: Bainer Hall 1330
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Brief description: Food, people, science, plants, agriculture, energy, waste management, sensors, robots, tractors and more... Everything we need to feed the world!

Rube Goldberg

Location: Hart Hall 1150
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Brief description: Are you interested in intricate ways to get things done? Come to see a Rube Goldberg and maybe even make one for yourself!

Game Development Arcade Extravaganza

Location: Kemper Hall Lobby
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Brief description: Run, jump, and smash with the Game Development Club! Go head to head with the developers at their own game!

Shake it Off: Earthquake Engineering

Location: Ghausi Hall Lobby
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Brief description: Build K’Nex structures & test them under real earthquake shaking, create your own earthquakes & sculpt mountains with our augmented reality sandbox.

CHMS Alumni Barbecue

Location: John A. Jungerman Hall Lawn (formerly Crocker Nuclear Lab)
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Brief description: The CHMS Department welcomes graduates to the annual Alumni BBQ! This is an opportunity for Alumni to reconnect, network, and socialize with peers.

Meet the Dean and Snag Some Swag

Location: Kemper Hall courtyard
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Brief description: Meet College of Engineering Dean Jennifer Curtis, learn about the College, and grab some engineering swag.

Materials Magic Show

Location: Science Lecture Hall 123
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Brief description: The Material Advantage Student Chapter presents a show for all ages, showcasing the magic of materials engineering. Three shows at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

Engineering Student Design Center Open House

Location: Bainer Hall 1220 & 1230
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Brief description: Come see our shop! This is where an engineering student builds their dreams. Come spin a Gyroscope and check out cool tools.

Biomedical House of Horrors

Location: Kemper Hall 1127
Time: 11:30 AM - 2:40 PM
Brief description: Brave your way through creepy corridors of health horrors! Watch Biomedical Engineering save the day! Ticket Distribution starts at 10:30 AM at 1127 Kemper.