Engineering Weekly Archive

Communications to College of Engineering faculty and staff is streamlined each week via Engineering Weekly. Note: If available, resources linked to each “Did You Know?” are hyperlinked within each title. To search this page, use CTRL+F (PC) or Control+F (Mac).

Archiving is currently in progress and will be current by Feb. 5, 2018.  Questions? Contact Bonnie Dickson, bkdickson@ucdavis.edu or 530.400-4012. 

Issue 47: September 6, 2017: NIH Funds BME Project to Model Atrial Fibrillation with Heart-On-A-Chip, Jamal Lewis Receives NIH Award for Promising Young Investigators, MAE Student Teams Tie for Second Place in NASA Design Competition, Registration Open for LabVIEW Boot Camp, Save the Dates for Fall Events [more…]
Did You Know? Bridge funds are available for faculty to ensure continuation of a research project for an interim period until extramural support can be reestablished. Details on the program can be found online.

Issue 46: August 29, 2017: Reminder: 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations, Dr. Steven George Named Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow, Yong Jae Lee Wins Army Research Office Young Investigator Award  [more…]
Did You Know? The UC Davis Staff Assembly is one of the five recognized campus constituent organizations. Learn more about the functions of the Staff Assembly.

Issue 45: August 22, 2017: UC Davis Hosts 6th Annual International ICSC Conference, What Can I Do With My Major? Blog [more…]
Did You Know? The UC Davis Office of Strategic Communications publishes each month a Points of Pride Aggie Tip Sheet. This month’s Tip Sheet can be found [here]. Previous Tip Sheets can be requested from Tom Hinds, thinds@ucdavis.edu.

Issue 44: August 15, 2017: Call for Nominations: 2017 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal, Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky Elected to World Academy of Ceramics, MAE Robotics Paper Recognized at International Engineering Conference, Owens Group Wins “Test of Time” Award for Highly-Cited Paper, Nominations for National Academy of Inventors 2018 Fellows and Other Awards, Departure of College’s Interim Director of Marketing and Communication [more…]
Did You Know? A list of research equipment available for your use from university research core facilities can be found online. Contact Julie Auger jauger@ucdavis.edu with any questions.

Issue 43: August 8, 2017: Chancellor May Facebook Live Q&A, Zhongli Pan Receives Technology Transfer Award, Carole Bustamante Named ECE Chief Administrative Office [more…]
Did You Know? On average, each of our engineering faculty members advises four Ph.D. students.

Issue 42: August 1, 2017: Update on College of Engineering Strategic Planning Effort, Subhash Mahajan Recipient of 2018 Acta Materialia Gold Medal, College Welcomes New Research and Education Decision Analyst Daniel Black, Marketing and Communications Team Members Move to Academic Surge [more…]
Did You Know? UC Davis Canvas has replaced SmartSite as the university’s learning management system. Find resources and learn more about Canvas online.

Issue 41: July 25, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Welcomes Chief Operations Officer Julie Hirota, CEE Professor Emeritus Receives Honorary Doctorates [more…]
Did You Know? Department rankings in the U.S. News & World Report are based solely on voting by other department chairs/heads in that department’s discipline. No other factors are involved in department rankings.

Issue 40: July 18, 2017: Outstanding COE Faculty Award Winners Announced: Patrice Koehl, Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Miguel Jaller, Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Raissa D’Souza, Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Research Award, Bryan Jenkins, Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award [more…]
Did You Know? The spring 2017 edition of our college’s biannual magazine, Engineering Progress, is available online. [more…]

Issue 39: July 11, 2017: Amit Kanvinde to Participate in 2017 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Departure of Regan Scott-Chin [more…]
Did You Know? The college’s Shared Services Unit is now part of the newly formed Academic Unit Shared Service Center (AUSS-C). The purpose of the AUSS-C is to create a shared center of staff experts across campus in anticipation of the July 2018 launch of UCPath, the university’s priority program to implement a single payroll, benefits, human resources and academic personnel solution for all UC employees.

Issue 38: July 3, 2017: M. Saif Islam Named Chair of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Passing of Professor Emeritus Melvin R. Ramey [more…]
Did You Know? College faculty, staff and students can view conference room availability and submit reservation requests using the Community Web Scheduler, COWS.

Issue 37: June 27, 2017: Melinda Seevers Joins College as Assistant Dean of Development and External Relations, Pam Swartwood Retires from Internship and Career Center, College of Engineering Retiring Faculty: Bruce Kutter, Roger Davis and Fidelis Eke, and Bruce White. Spring Commencement Photos Posted [more…]
Did You Know? There were 650 engineering bachelor’s degrees, 85 master’s degrees and 94 doctoral degrees conferred during the College of Engineering and the Office of Graduate Studies 2017 spring commencement ceremonies.

Issue 36: June 20, 2017: Kurt Kornbluth Receives Chancellor’s International Engagement Achievement Award, Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy Accepting Applications, Appointment of Jean VanderGheynst as Executive Associate Dean, Retirement of Kim Reinking and Appointment of Alin Wakefield As Research and Graduate Studies Coordinator, Retirement of Jackie Simmons and Appointment of Zaid Khan in COE IT Shared Services, Shared Services Welcomes New Purchasing and Accounts Payable Specialist, Incoming Ph.D. Student Named “Top 30 Under 30” [more…]
Did You Know? The 2015-2016 average research expenditure per faculty in our college of engineering is $474K (U.S. News & World Report).

Issue 35: June 13, 2017: Alexander Forrest (CEE), Cindy Rubio Gonzalez (CS) and Yong Jae Lee (CS) Named 2017 Hellman Fellows, Michael Savageau Elected Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology, Greg Gibbs Accepts New Position, Engineering Design Showcase Photos Posted [more…]
Did You Know? Thirty percent of undergraduate students in our college are female, compared to the national average of 21 percent, and 23 percent of engineering undergraduates are from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, compared to the national-average of 18 percent.

Issue 34: June 6, 2017: Spring Commencement Speakers Announced: Alfred Chuang and MAE senior, Kasumi Kanetaka, New Engineering Course: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, BME Prototyping Facilities Produce Another Big Bang! Success [more…]
Did You Know? Our college has a Flickr account where you can find photos of people, places and events.

Issue 33: May 30, 2017: Engineering Design Showcase, Engineering’s Ransomware Risk High, Spring Into Action: Staff and Faculty Food Drive [more…]
Did You Know? Our college is ranked #1 for percent of female engineering faculty among the top 50 ranked engineering programs in the country (2016 ASEE data).

Issue 32: May 23, 2017: Congratulations to Our Four Staff Award Recipients, Professor Matt Farrens Named New Chair of Department of Computer Science, Faculty Attendance at Spring Commencement, Undergraduate Student Awards Ceremony [more…]
Did You Know? A list of research equipment available for your use from university research core facilities can be found online.

Issue 31: May 16, 2017: Four BME Faculty Inducted Into 2017 AIMBE College of Fellows, ECE’s Dr. Gomez-Diaz Wins Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics, Staff Appreciation Day 2017 [more…]
Did You Know? Our college will be hosting the National Academy of Engineering’s EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium on campus from November 16-18, 2017.

Issue 30: May 9, 2017: Update on Strategic Planning, Annual College of Engineering Faculty Meeting, Prof. Al-Asaad Receives Distinguished Teaching Award, Jennifer Nill Wins Poster Award at Symposium for Biotechnology for Fuels, FirstGEN Faculty Project Seeking Participants [more…]
Did You Know? The College of Engineering hired 30 new faculty members during fiscal year 2015-2016, including 14 women, and 5 underrepresented minorities. [more…]

Issue 29: May 2, 2017: Reminder: Nominations Due on May 5 for Outstanding Staff Awards, Eric Berg Announced as Munir Award Winner, Feminist Research Institute Spring Symposium, Formula Race Team Featured on Good Day Sacramento
Did You Know? Our staff in the Engineering Shared Services Unit support close to 1,600 faculty,staff, students, and other academics in the college. Shared Services handles payroll and processes more than 600 new hires and 30,000 purchasing, accounts payable and travel and entertainment documents each year. [more…]

Issue 28: April, 25 2017: Campus Support for Instructional Needs, UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovation Awards Nominations, UC Davis ADVANCE Scholar Awards Nominations, Call-To-Action Campaign for Importance of Federal Investment in Research, Thank Goodness for Staff Volunteers Needed, NAE Reception Recap, Picnic Day Photos [more…]

Issue 27: April 18, 2017: First Annual Outstanding Staff Awards, Complete Survey for College’s Strategic Plan by Tuesday, April 18, Spring Commencement Volunteers Needed, UC Davis Give Day and Picnic Day Outreach, Thank Goodness for Staff Celebration RSVP, Decision Day 2017 Photos [more…]

Issue 26: April 11, 2017: Please Complete Survey for College’s Strategic Plan, Please Engage in a Highly Interactive, Two-Hour Strategic Planning “Conversation,” Dr. Zhaojun Bai Elected as 2017 SIAM Fellow, Please Join in Celebration of Profs. Niemeier and Boulanger’s Election to the NAE, David Spight Chosen as Mentor for NACADA’s Class of Emerging Leaders, Upcoming College Portrait Session [more…]

Issue 25: April 5, 2017: Staff and Faculty Input Needed for the Development of College’s Strategic, Matlab Software Free for Students Spring Quarter 2017, Dr. Bruce Gates to Receive 2017 Michel Boudart Award for Advances inCatalysis, Dr. Klaus van Benthem Announced as 2017 Richard M. Fulrath AwardRecipient, UCD Computer Science Rankings Show UCD#2 in Visualization and #15 in Crytography [more…]

Issue 24: March 28, 2017: Staff and Faculty Input Needed for the Development of College’s Strategic Plan, UCD No. 1 in the World in Software Engineering, Thank Goodness For Staff (TGFS) Celebration [more…]

Issue 23: March 22, 2017: Staff and Faculty Input Needed for the Development of College’s Strategic Plan,  Interested in the Photos from the College of Engineering Alumni Awards Dinner? Call for Mentors of Students for the Engineering Student Startup Center(ESSC), Please Complete Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey, Welcome to Communications Specialist Bonnie Dickson [more…]

Issue 22: March 15, 2017: Sign Up to Participate in the Development of the College’s Strategic Plan, Prof. Frank Loge, Steve Pigg Team Up to Secure Sensitive Research Data [more…]

Issue 21: March 7, 2017: Please Complete Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey, Search Underway for New Director of Safety [more…]

Issue 20: February 28, 2017: Kanvinde Honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction [more…]

Issue 19: February 22, 2017: UCD Partner on Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES) Awarded $15 million by NASA, Gates Wins 2017 Michel Boudart Award for Advances in Catalysis [more…]

Issue 18: February 14, 2017: Deb Niemeier and Ross Boulanger Elected to NAE, Engineering-Week Activities from February 21-24, Upcoming Career Tracks Sessions Announced, Free Tailgate & Gymnastics Meet for COE Staff, Faculty and Their Family, Calling all UC Davis Entrepreneurs! [more…]

Issue 17: February 7, 2017: Congratulations to New Endowed Chairs Shuguang (Robert) Cui, Alyssa Panitch and Dr. Stephen Robinson, Safety Tip: National Burn Awareness Week Feb. 5-11, Updated Event Dates – TGFS, Staff Appreciation [more…]

Issue 16: January 31, 2017: College of Engineering Strategic Planning Committee Formed, Professor Ian Davidson Named Institut d’études Avancées Fellow, College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner at the Mondavi Center, Victor Duraj Receives Chancellor’s STAR Award, Memorial Fund Established for Dr. Chao Wei Yu [more…]

Issue 15: January 24, 2017: Kelley Weiss Named Interim Director of Communications [more…]

Issue 14: January 17, 2017: Princeton Professor Poor to Give College Distinguished Lecture [more…]

Issue 13: January 10, 2017: Professor Simon Cherry Elected to National Academy of Inventors, Professors Jeoh and Kendall Named Chancellor’s Fellows, Paul Dorn to Retire as Marketing and Communications Director, ECE Welcomes New Chief Administrative Officer [more…]

Issue 12: December 06, 2016: Faculty and Staff Advisory Committees to the Dean, Simon Cherry Elected AAAS Fellow, Jeff Gibeling Named Department Chair of MSE through 2020 [more…]

Issue 11: November 29, 2016: Professors Cui and Mukherjee Make List of Highly Cited Researchers, Amit Kanvinde: Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering through 2020

Issue 10: November 22, 2016: Executive Associate Dean Bruce White Retires, Scott Cooling Joins COE as New Facilities Project Manager [more…]

Issue 9: November 15, 2016: Metropolitan Transportation Commission Honors Brian Maroney, Upcoming Training: Electrical Safety in Research [more…]

Issue 8: November 8, 2016: Maureen Kinyua and Veronica Morales Welcomed as New Faculty Scholars, Staff Volunteers Needed for Fall Commencement [more…]

Issue 7: November 1, 2016: Prof. Adam Moule Receives $1.1 mil Scalable NanoManufacturing Grant, Great Opportunity for ‘Broader Impacts’ in Proposals, Staff Requested to Complete Training on New Purchasing System, Changes to Disability Insurance [more…]

Issue 6: October 24, 2016: Fabian Bombardelli Receives Young Alumni Achievement Award, Professor, Karen McDonald’s Ph.D. Student Wins International Award, $1 Million NSF Grant Funds “BugSwarm” Research to Fix Software Glitches, Encourage Students to Participate in College’s Alumni Mentor Network [more…]

Issue 5: October 17, 2016: Upcoming College Portrait Session, Professor Raissa D’Souza Elected Fellow of American Physical Society, Laura Hackett Receives Campus Outstanding New Advisor Award, Professor Ross Boulanger Named Cross Canada Tour Lecturer, Engineering Student Startup Center Grand Re-Opening in Bainer Hall [more…]

Issue 4: October 10, 2016: Jean VanderGheynst Named a Congressional Woman of the Year, Geoff Schladow Receives American Water Resources Association Award, Prof. Jason DeJong and his Ph.D. Student Win ‘Paper of the Year’ Award, Grace Greenwich Joins College’s Development Team, COE’s LEADR Program Prepares First-Generation Students for College, C-STEM’s Annual Conference at UC Davis Attracts Prominent Speakers [more…]

Issue 3: October 4, 2016: Faculty Awards and New Faculty Wine & Cheese Reception, New Mac Operating System Upgrade Incompatible with COE Software, Oliver Ramsey Joins College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Engineering Student Startup Center (ESSC) Moves to Bainer Hall, Distinguished Prof. Mukherjee Delivers International Keynote Lectures [more…]

Issue 2: September 26, 2016: Outstanding Faculty Awards, New Mac Operating System Upgrade Incompatible with COE Software, Engineering Student Startup Center (ESSC) Moves to Bainer Hall, CS Distinguished Prof. Mukherjee Delivers International Keynote Lectures [more…]

Issue 1: September 12, 2016: “Drop in on the Dean,” Peet’s Coffee pledges $250,000 for UC Davis Coffee Center, College Hires First Dedicated Safety Officer, Engineering Student Startup Center Welcomes New Director, Liz Tang [more…]

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