Engineering Weekly Archive

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2021

Issue 241: July 27, 2021: CEE Associate Professor of Teaching Colleen Bronner wins 2021 NACADA Outstanding Advising Award for Faculty Academic Advising, Interim Dean Jeffery C. Gibeling Named ASM International Fellow, Campus Network Security Improvement - FireEye Blocking [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
To place an order for a customized Dell or Apple computer through AggieBuy [link], be sure to get an e-quote on the price and include it in the pre-purchasing notes. This makes the process faster and ensures the Shared Services Purchasing and Accounts Payable staff places the order correctly.

Issue 240: July 20, 2021: CEE Professor Emeritus Deb Niemeier Elected to American Philosophical Society, Executive Director of Communications and Strategic Priorities Aditi Risbud Bartl to Leave the College, New Director of Corporate Relations Daryl Fitzgerald, Travel Card Drive-Through Distribution, Campus Network Security Improvement - FireEye Blocking [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The Department Safety Coordinators Safety Committee met earlier this month to discuss COVID-19 policies and future goals for safety in the College of Engineering. A synopsis of this meeting can be found on the college intranet [link]. [more…]

Issue 239: July 13, 2021: Computer Science Professor Patrice Koehl Receives 2020-2021 Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award, Campus Network Security Improvement - FireEye Blocking, Important OPP Order Entry Information from Purchasing [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
On July 1, 2021, monthly hangtag parking permits expired in favor of daily parking rates, and all employees with automatic payroll deduction will be unenrolled. Payroll deduction options will return in the fall and UC Davis Transportation Services is offering a new monthly parking option [link] for employees who drive every day. [more…]

Issue 238: July 6, 2021: Four Faculty Receive 2020-2021 Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Awards, Parking – Payroll Deduction Suspended Until Fall; Monthly Hangtag Permits Will Expire [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
On July 1, 2021, monthly hangtag parking permits expired in favor of daily parking rates, and all employees with automatic payroll deduction will be unenrolled. Payroll deduction options will return in the fall and UC Davis Transportation Services is offering a new monthly parking option [link] for employees who drive every day. [more…]

Issue 237: June 29, 2021: Professor Fadi Fathallah Named BAE Department Chair – Effective July 1, Four College Faculty Named 2021-22 UC Davis Hellman Fellows, Parking – Payroll Deduction Suspended Until Fall; Monthly Hangtag Permits Expire, Internal Recruitment for Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Upload completed documents in the pre-purchasing system (OPP) and provide detailed explanations for the purpose of each purchase to ensure that requests will be processed efficiently. Following up and communicating quickly with the Shared Services team in OPP’s notes section will also improve processing time.

Issue 236: June 22, 2021: Juneteenth Holiday to be Observed June 28, BME Professor Ramsey Badawi Wins Distinguished Investigator Award, Melvyl Catalog Retires on July 27; Summer Course Reserve Lists Due Early, Internal Recruitment for Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Make Appointment with IT to Ensure Productive Return to Campus, International Graduate Students May Work Overseas Through Fall 2021 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?

Payments made with gift cards or coupons are not reimbursable by the Purchasing and Accounts Payable unit. To get reimbursed, make purchases with cash or cash-equivalent methods such as credit or debit cards. [more…]

Issue 235: June 15, 2021: CHE Professor Karen McDonald Wins 2022 D.I.C. Wang Award for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering, Coffee Center Brochure Wins CASE Circle of Excellence Grand Gold Award, Internal Recruitment for Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Make Appointment with IT to Ensure Productive Return to Campus, International Graduate Students May Work Overseas Through Fall 2021, Campus Expands Health and Wellness Programs for Students, Staff Networking Groups, Submit Reimbursements by June 21 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis Design and Construction Management has a live construction camera for the new Diane Bryant Engineering Student Design Center to watch the facility being built in real time. [more…]

Issue 234: June 8, 2021: Internal Recruitment for Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, 2021 Commencement Celebrations June 10-13, UC Davis Library VPN Will Require Duo Authentication Starting June 14, Staff Networking Groups, Register All Research Computer Systems Providing Internet Services by June 11, Submit Reimbursements and Approved Supplier Requests Before June 30 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
June is UC Davis Safety Month, and Safety Services is hosting a variety of interactive virtual activities and trainings each week to keep the campus community safe and healthy all year long. [more…]

Issue 233: June 1, 2021: MSE Assistant Professor Roopali Kukreja and CS Assistant Professor Aditya Thakur Win DOE Early Career Awards, BAE Professor Ruihong Zhang Receives UC Davis STAIR Grant, Staff Networking Groups, Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference June 7-11, Register All Research Computer Systems Providing Internet Services by June 11, Melvyl Catalog Retires on July 27; Summer Course Reserve Lists Due Early  [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
To get reimbursed for entertainment expenses, fill out and upload the entertainment reimbursement form [link] and provide receipts and a list of attendees in the Prepurchasing System (OPP). Also be sure that the event is allowable by campus at this time [link]. [more…]

Issue 232: May 25, 2021: Celebration of Life for Tanya Whitlow: Today, BME/MAE Distinguished Professor Emeritus Maury Hull Wins 2021 ASME Robert M. Nerem Education and Mentorship Medal, College of Engineering Staff Appreciation May 27, 2021 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Recipients, ENG 3 Intro to Engineering Design Showcase Seeks Evaluators – Sign Up by May 28, Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference June 7-11, U.S. Department of Energy CyManII Request for Proposals  [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Transaction time for orders placed with the Shared Services Purchasing and Accounts Payable unit is 3-5 days, and reimbursement time for travel, entertainment and supplies [link] takes between 5-10 days. Upload all documents [link] and information in the PrePurchasing System (OPP) for a quick processing time.

Issue 231: May 18, 2021: CEE Professor Fabian Bombardelli Elected Environmental and Water Resources Institute Fellow, 2021 Outstanding Staff Award Winners, Accellion Data Breach: Check Email for Notice from UC, Memorial Service Honoring Tanya Whitlow May 20, College of Engineering Research Compliance Workshop May 18, NSF CAREER Proposal Submission Logistics Webinar May 19, College of Engineering Research Funding Support Workshop May 19, 2021 College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Awards Call for Nominations, Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference June 7-11, Register All Research Computer Systems Providing Internet Services by June 11, U.S. Department of Energy CyManII Request for Proposals  [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The Shared Services – Purchasing and Accounts Payable unit will only process College of Engineering accounts when received in the Pre-purchasing System (OPP). Orders from non-college accounts will be denied.

Issue 230: May 11, 2021: MAE Professor Harry Cheng Receives UC Davis Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, New Engineering Undergraduate Office Academic Advisor Cindy Alvarenga, Kemper Hall to Silo Bike Path Closed Starting May 17, Submit Travel Reimbursements for Conference Fees After a Conference, Even if Virtual, Spring Quarter Staff Town Hall May 12, NSF CAREER Program Webinars May 14 and 20, College of Engineering Research Compliance Workshop May 18, College of Engineering Research Funding Support Workshop May 19, 2021 College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Awards Call for Nominations, Register All Research Computer Systems Providing Internet Services by June 11 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
All media posted on the web or social media should be made accessible to people with disabilities, including those with visual and hearing impairments. On social media, it is not compliant to share text in a graphic, such as a flyer. On websites, it is important to include alternate text to describe images to visitors who are unable to see them. Visit UCOP’s web content accessibility guidelines [link] for recommendations on making web content more accessible. [more…]

Issue 229: May 4, 2021: CHE Distinguished Professor Jennifer Sinclair Curtis Receives the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, UC Data Breach - Experian Alert Guidance and Town Hall, Academic Personnel Analyst Melanie Christensen to Leave the College, Spring Quarter Staff Town Hall May 12, UC Davis Library Survey to Guide Strategic Plan, NSF CAREER Program Webinars May 14 and 20, Call for Nominations for College of Engineering Master’s Thesis Excellence Award, Research Compliance Workshop May 18, College of Engineering Research Funding Support Workshop May 19, UCOP Electronic Accessibility Guidelines, Mileage Reimbursement Guidelines [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Entertainment events require the presence of an in-person host, with the expectation that events are either in-person or on-premises. Reimbursement and Purchasing is not permitted for morale or business entertainment meal expenses related to a virtual or Zoom meeting, including gift cards and expenses from a food delivery service. [more…]

Issue 228: April 27, 2021: Proposed UC COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, UC Data Breach – Three Actions to Take Now, College of Engineering High-Performance Computing Town Hall April 27, College Servers and Faculty Websites May Experience Downtime Due to Maintenance, Requests for Proposals: 2021 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award, Staff Professional Development: Change Management, Call for Nominations for College of Engineering Master’s Thesis Excellence Award, 2021 College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Awards Call for Nominations [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
All virtual conference registration fee reimbursements must have a completed travel reimbursement form [link]. Step-by-step instructions are available at on the college intranet [link]. Refer to the sample form [link] for more help.

Issue 227: April 20, 2021: UC Data Breach – Take Actions to Stay Safe, Chancellor Announces Limited In-Person Commencement Ceremonies for Spring 2021, College of Engineering Staff Return to Campus Survey Due April 23, Apply to Join the College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee by April 23, College of Engineering High-Performance Computing Town Hall April 27, NSF CAREER Program Webinars May 14 and 20, Guidelines for Time-Sensitive Purchasing Requests, UC Davis Healthy Aging Initiative Survey [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
On April 22 from 3 – 5 p.m., UC Davis Transportation and Parking Services will be discussing the July 2021 parking operations updates, including parking reservations, electric vehicle usage fees, parking options for retirees and payroll reduction for daily parking. [more…]

Issue 226: April 13, 2021: ECE Associate Professor Omeed Momeni Receives $1.3M Grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Apply to Join the College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee by April 23, 2021 Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Open Through April 16, Annual College of Engineering Budget Meetings for Faculty and Staff, Staff Professional Development Opportunities This Spring, Call for Nominations for College of Engineering Master’s Thesis Excellence Award, Adding Details is Important to Increase OPP Order Efficiency [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
On March 12, the UC Office of the President released updated travel guidelines [link] for the UC community in response to new CDC guidelines. Non-essential travel remains prohibited and international travel on UC business still requires approval from the Travel Review Committee. Approved leave requests in My Info Vault are not approval for international travel. [more…]

Issue 225: April 6, 2021: MAE Assistant Professor Jonathon Schofield Wins 2021 UC Davis Award for Innovation and Creative Vision, Updated COVID-19 Travel Guidelines, Apply to Join the College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee by April 14, 2021 Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Open Through April 16, Requests for Proposals: 2021 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award, Staff Professional Development Opportunities This Spring [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?

April 11-17 is National Student Employment Week, which recognizes and honors the value of student employees. For ideas on how to appreciate the hard work and support your student employees provide to the college, including financial recognition unique to UC Davis, visit the Student Employment page on the intranet [link].

Issue 224: March 30, 2021: Requests for Proposals: 2021 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award, Save the Dates: Annual Budget Presentations for Faculty and Staff, 2021 College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Awards Call for Nominations, 2021 Zuhair A. Munir Award Call for Nominations [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?

From April 5 to May 15, Safety Services invites all faculty and staff to participate in the Walker Tracker Challenge to track your steps from walking or other physical activities. Register online [link] and join the College of Engineering team [link], or form a team of 5-10 colleagues to participate. [more…]

Issue 223: March 23, 2021: Research Activities to Ramp Up to Phase 3 on March 25, 2021 Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Open Through April 16 – Updated Criteria, 2021 Zuhair A. Munir Award Call for Nominations [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?

U.S. Congress is moving toward re-instituting "earmarked" community-directed funding for the 2022 fiscal year. Though UCOP guidance discourages seeking earmarked funding, requests for exceptions can be made [link] by Friday, March 26 at 5 p.m. Contact Director of Federal Government Relations Brandon Minto at bjminto@ucdavis.edu for questions. [more...]

Issue 222: March 16, 2021: College of Engineering Graduate Student Award Celebration, 2021 Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Open Through April 2, Requests for Proposals: 2021 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award, 2021 College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Awards Call for Nominations, Winter 2021 ENG 3 Introduction to Engineering Design Showcase March 19 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The College of Engineering has created a new template [link] for PowerPoint presentations following the new UC Davis brand [link]. The template can be used by anyone for lectures, presentations or social events. [more…]

Issue 221: March 9, 2021: CHE Professor Karen McDonald Named AIChE Fellow, Interim Dean Jeffery Gibeling Wins UC Davis Foundation Lifetime Stewardship Award, College of Engineering Graduate Student Award Celebration, 2021 College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Awards Call for Nominations, Winter 2021 ENG 3 Introduction to Engineering Design Showcase March 19 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
CHE Ph.D. student Spencer Dahl and BME Ph.D. student Abby Niesen were named finalists in this year’s UC Davis Grad Slam competition, an annual contest where graduate students compete by presenting their research in clear, direct and interesting ways. The final round is on April 8 [link]. [more…]

Issue 220: March 2, 2021: CS Professor Dipak Ghosal and ECE Professor Jeremy Munday Named IEEE Senior Members, Dean Gibeling Virtual Office Hours March 8, College of Engineering Graduate Student Award Celebration, 2021 Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Now Open, 2021 Zuhair A. Munir Award Call for Nominations, Monthly Restart Reminders for IT Managed Windows and Mac Computers, High-Performance Computing Cluster Node Additions [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The College of Engineering intranet now has a faculty and staff page to share diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and feature resources, trainings, volunteer opportunities and more. [more…]

Issue 219: February 23, 2021: BME Professor Julie Sutcliffe Named AIMBE Fellow, MSE Assistant Professor Scott McCormack and ECE Assistant Professor William Putnam Win NSF CAREER Awards, In Memoriam: ECE Professor Emeritus Wayne Current, 2021 College of Engineering Graduate Student Awards, Staff Town Hall February 24, National Engineers Week February 22-26, Springer-Nature Publishing Webinar February 24, Monthly Restart Reminders for IT Managed Windows and Mac Computers, High-Performance Computing Cluster Node Additions, Call for Proposals to Advance AI for Energy and Climate Security, UC Davis Online Faculty Leadership Program [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The UC Davis Optics Club is hosting its first annual symposium virtually on February 26 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will feature keynote talks, lectures from UC Davis faculty, poster presentations and a panel discussion on research during the pandemic. [more…] [Register]

Issue 218: February 16, 2021: CS Professor Prem Devanbu Named ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award, BAE Professor Fadi Fathallah Wins ASABE 2021 SMV Technologies Ergonomics, Safety and Health Award, NSF Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Division Virtual Office Hour February 17, National Engineers Week February 22-26, Staff Town Hall February 24, Springer-Nature Publishing Webinar February 24, Call for Proposals to Advance AI for Energy and Climate Security, All Purchases Including Service, Labor and/or Repair Must Go Through a Purchase Order, UC Davis Online Faculty Leadership Program [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
February 22-26 is UC Davis Principles of Community Week, a celebration of campus values. The week features a lineup of seminars, panels, information sessions, film screenings and workshops that reaffirm the way Aggies treat each other and want to be treated. [more…]

Issue 217: February 9, 2021: CEE Professor Michele Barbato Named ASCE Fellow, CS Assistant Professor Aditya Thakur Wins NSF CAREER Award, CHE Assistant Professor Ambar Kulkarni Named UC Davis Graduate Mentor Fellow, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel February 11, Staff Town Hall February 24, 2021 Zuhair A. Munir Award Call for Nominations, All Purchases Including Service, Labor and/or Repair Must Go Through a Purchase Order, UC Davis Online Faculty Leadership Program [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
This year, four student organizations—Formula Racing, OneLoop, Remote Experimentation and Analysis of Low Orbit Phenomena (REALOP) and Engineers Without Borders—and two centers—the Translating Engineering Advances to Medicine (TEAM) lab and the Coffee Center—were selected for Crowdfund UC Davis, a grassroots fundraising platform for campus groups. [more…]

Issue 216: February 2, 2021: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Ralph Aldredge Wins NSBE Golden Torch Lifetime Achievement Award, Three College Faculty Members Win NSF CAREER Awards, Eduroam Certificate Update February 3, Dean Gibeling Virtual Office Hours February 8, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel February 11, UC Davis Online Faculty Leadership Program, AggieAccess Coming to Tupper Hall March 1 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
A new webpage on the College of Engineering intranet [link] is dedicated to health and well-being resources. Visit the page and share your thoughts in a brief online survey [link] to inform future wellness opportunities for the college community.

Issue 215: January 26, 2021: MAE Professor J.P. Delplanque Named ASME Fellow, In Memoriam: BAE Professor Emeritus Thomas Rumsey, In Memoriam: CS Professor Emeritus Richard “Dick” Walters, Eduroam Certificate Update February 3, Dean Gibeling Virtual Office Hours February 8, AggieAccess Coming to Tupper Hall March 1, Health and Well-Being Resources for Faculty and Staff [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Results and next steps from the HR Staff Experience Survey and the Administrative Officers of the Future Program (AOFTF) Staff Survey are now available on the college intranet. These data will be used to support staff engagement and strengthen our organizational culture. [more...]

Issue 214: January 19, 2021: University of California Plans for In-Person Instruction, Research for Fall 2021, Chancellor and Provost Announce No Mid-Year Budget Reductions, Save the Date: Staff Town Hall February 24, Health and Well-Being Resources for Faculty and Staff, Results From Campus and College Staff Surveys; Next Steps, New COVID-19 Reporting Requirement in 2021, College of Engineering Targeted by Recent Gift Card Scam [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Academic Technology Services is accepting proposals for Educational Technology Research Awards, which gives recipients up to 16 hours of design and illustration time for presentations, infographics and illustrations to support undergraduate courses. [more…]

Issue 213: January 12, 2021: ECE Assistant Professor Marina Radulaski and CEE Assistant Professor Jon Herman Win NSF CAREER Awards, BME Associate Professor Cheemeng Tan Named 2020-21 UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow, Save the Date: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel February 11, New COVID-19 Reporting Requirement in 2021, UC Davis COVID-19 Symposium January 13, College of Engineering Targeted by Recent Gift Card Scam, High-Performance Computing Cluster Node Additions, COE Receiving New Hours – Effective January 4 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Effective January 1, UC authors who want to publish in Springer journals will have their articles designated as open access by default, and UC libraries will pay the first $1,000 of the fee, or the entire fee upon request. This agreement makes publishing in these journals easier, more affordable and more accessible. [more…]

Issue 212: January 5, 2021: ECE Professor John Owens Named IEEE Fellow, CS Professors Vladimir Filkov and Hao Chen Named ACM Distinguished Members, MAE Professor Cristina Davis Receives $4M to Study COVID-19 Diagnostics, Citrus Health and Vaping Safety, University of California and Springer Nature Reach Publishing Agreement, Engineering Undergraduate Office Academic Advisor Natasha Coulter to Leave the College, UC Davis COVID-19 Symposium January 13, Campus Parking Daily Rates to Replace Monthly Permits – Effective January 1, COE Receiving New Hours – Effective January 4 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
ECE Associate Professor Houman Homayoun has launched a beta app to visualize COVID-19 pandemic data. Part of his NSF RAPID-funded project, the app helps researchers visualize pandemic data and its predictive models can inform public policy decisions. [more…]

2020

Issue 211: December 15, 2020: Dean’s Executive Committee Member and ECE Alumna Diane Bryant Gives $6.5M to Name Engineering Student Design Center, In Memoriam: MAE Professor Emeritus Fidelis Eke, College of Engineering Establishes UC Davis Center for Neuroengineering and Medicine, ECE Professor Houman Homayoun Launches Beta App to Visualize COVID-19 Pandemic Data, Redeem AggieAccess Mobile Credential Invites By December 23, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel January 14, PIVOT Database for Funding Opportunities, Campus Parking Daily Rates to Replace Monthly Permits – Effective January 1, Limited IT Support During Winter Holiday, COE Receiving Closed December 21 – January 1; New Hours – Effective January 4, 2021, COE Shared Services Purchasing Will be Closed From December 21 – January 1, CNM2 Closed December 21 – January 1 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The college’s marketing and communications team recently launched Engineering an Inclusive Future, a new platform showcasing college-wide efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion, as told through the viewpoints of faculty, staff, researchers and students. [more…]

Issue 210: December 8, 2020: MAE Professor David Horsley Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, CEE Assistant Professor Katerina Ziotopoulou Wins 2021 ASCE Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, Dean Curtis Appreciation December 10, Provide Feedback to College Budget Committee, Curriculum Enhancement Through Global Learning Program, COE Receiving Closed December 21 – January 1; New Hours – Effective January 4, COE Shared Services Purchasing Will be Closed From December 21 – January 1, CNM2 Closed December 21 – January 1, Shields Library and Services Closed December 19 – January 3, Campus Parking Daily Rates to Replace Monthly Permits – Effective January 1, Staff Town Hall Presentation Recap [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?

UC Davis and the Universidad de Desarrollo in Chile are collaborating on a free online Technical Exploration Symposium on Wednesday, December 9 from 10 – 12 p.m. featuring speakers from both universities, including ECE professor and chair Andre Knoesen. Register [link] to attend. [more…]

Issue 209: December 1, 2020: COVID-19 Saliva Test Required to Enter Campus Facilities, BAE Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Farzaneh Khorsandi and Professor Fadi Fathallah’s Childhood Agricultural Safety Center Receives $6M, Staff Town Hall December 2, Dean Curtis Appreciation December 10, Provide Feedback to College Budget Committee, Reschedule Arrival of Visiting Scholars [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
College faculty and staff with Mac laptops or computers should avoid updating their operating systems to macOS Big Sur, as there are significant compatibility issues with this new operating system, such as problems connecting to the campus’ virtual private network (VPN). If you have upgraded from Catalina to Big Sur, please contact coeithelp@ucdavis.edu for help.

Issue 208: November 24, 2020: COVID-19 Saliva Test Required to Enter Campus Facilities Starting December 1, BME Professor Laura Marcu and ECE Professor John Owens named AAAS Fellows, Staff Town Hall December 2, Reschedule Arrival of Visiting Scholars, Department and College Staff Will Be On Vacation or Holiday From 12/21/2020 - 1/1/2021, COE Shared Services Purchasing Will be Closed From December 21 – January 1, COE Receiving Will be Closed November 26-27 and December 21 – January 1, CNM2 Closed December 21 – January 1, Do Not Update to macOS Big Sur [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The tenth annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM), organized by MAE professor Harry Cheng, will be held virtually from December 7 – 10. The free conference will focus on integrating hands-on coding and robotics into K-12 curriculum. [more…]

Issue 207: November 17, 2020: Faculty Workshop: COE Fundraising and Development, November 18, Staff Town Hall December 2, Save the Date: Dean Curtis Appreciation December 10, Department and College Staff Will Be On Vacation or Holiday From 12/21/2020 - 1/1/2021, Do Not Update to macOS Big Sur, Supplemental NSF Funding for Graduate Student Professional Development [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The marketing and communications team has added eight new College of Engineering Zoom backgrounds in the university’s new brand. These are in addition to the backgrounds made earlier this fall for departments and the Dean’s Office, with different options for each. [more…]

Issue 206: November 10, 2020: ECE Assistant Professor William Putnam Receives Air Force Young Investigator Program Grant, MSE Professor Jeff Gibeling Receives 2021 TMS Oleg D. Sherby Award, ECE Distinguished Professor Zhi Ding Wins 2020 IEEE Communications Society Education Award, Department and College Staff Will Be On Vacation or Holiday From 12/21/2020 - 1/1/2021, New Assistant Director of Development Mary McCormack [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The college offers a virtual three-part Zoom training with optional customized support that all staff need to take to stay up to date during remote work for fall quarter. This training teaches faculty, staff and students to navigate the web interface and desktop application for everyday use. Hiring managers should take this training before starting a recruitment. [more…]

Issue 205: November 3, 2020: MSE Professor Jeffery Gibeling Named Interim Dean – Effective January 1, Department and College Staff Will Be On Vacation or Holiday From 12/21/2020 - 1/1/2021, College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture: Shafi Goldwasser, UC Berkeley, Keycard Access to Bainer and Kemper Hall Begins in November, In-Person IT Support Must Now Be Scheduled by Appointment [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The College of Engineering has created a new template [link] for PowerPoint presentations following the new UC Davis brand [link]. The template can be used by anyone for lectures, presentations or social events. [more…]

Issue 204: October 27, 2020: CS Professor and Chair Matt Farrens Named ACM Senior Member, CEE Associate Professor of Teaching Colleen Bronner Receives 2020 UC Davis Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, CS Associate Professor Cindy Rubio Gonzalez and Professor Prem Devanbu Receive $1.4M from NSF, BAE Associate Professor Stavros Vougioukas Receives $1.2M from USDA, Keycard Access to Bainer and Kemper Hall Begins in November, In-Person IT Support Must Now Be Scheduled by Appointment, Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC) “Dig Into the Details” October 29, UC Davis Distinguished Speaker: Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna, October 30, Flu Vaccination Required to Enter UC Davis Facilities Beginning November 1, College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture: Shafi Goldwasser, UC Berkeley, UC Davis Staff Experience Survey, Office of Research Pathways to Impact Launch Event October 29 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis Public Scholarship and Engagement is accepting applications for the next cohort of Community Engaged Learning Faculty Fellows. This development program recognizes those faculty who are eager to incorporate community-framed problems and questions into their teaching. [more…]

Issue 203: October 20, 2020: MAE Professor Steve Robinson Receives $1.2M from NASA for Spaceflight Engineering Projects, Four Faculty Members Named IEEE Senior Members, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Zuhair Munir Receives 2021 James I. Mueller Memorial Award, Chancellor May Virtual Office Hours October 26, College of Engineering Celebration of Faculty Excellence October 20, Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Sandra K. Johnson, Global Mobile Finance October 22, New Director of Strategic Change in Safety Culture and Programs John Orawiec, Flu Vaccination Required to Enter UC Davis Facilities Beginning November 1, UC Davis Staff Experience Survey, ESDC Expansion Groundbreaking Follow-Up, UC Davis Distinguished Speaker: Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna, October 30, COVID-19 Policies on New College Intranet, Supplemental NSF Funding for Graduate Student Professional Development [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The UC Davis Office of Sustainability is supporting the upcoming Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education from October 20-22 [link]. The free conference will discuss the higher education sustainability movement on campuses, and how to focus on and empower those most impacted by ecological and economic destruction. [more…]

Issue 202: October 13, 2020: ECE Distinguished Professor Neville Luhmann Receives $1.6M from Department of Energy for Experimental Fusion Device, ECE Assistant Professor Weijian Yang Receives $1.45M NIH Brain Initiative R01 Grant, CEE Assistant Professor Alejandro Martinez Wins Young Professor Paper Competition, New AvenueE Program Coordinator Shannon Long, College of Engineering Celebration of Faculty Excellence October 20, Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Sandra K. Johnson, Global Mobile Finance October 22, COVID-19 Policies on New College Intranet, UC Davis Staff Experience Survey, 2020-21 Poster Calendars Now Available for 2020-2021 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The UC Davis Global Connections Database stores and publicly shares searchable data about faculty across with international and global interests and experiences. It’s used to find collaborators working on projects in the same countries, identify opportunities for students and colleagues and connect people with partnership, exchange and funding opportunities. [more…]

Issue 201: October 6, 2020: CHE Professor Robert Powell Elected American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fellow, BAE Professor Ruihong Zhang Receives $3 Million from EPA to Study Anaerobic Digestion, BAE Assistant Professor Andre Daccache Part of $4 Million USDA National Resources Conservation Service Grant, CEE Assistant Professor Veronica Morales Receives Hydrological Sciences Early Career Award, CHE Professor Adam Moule Wins 2020 UC Davis Lab Safety Awards Grand Prize, Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC) Groundbreaking October 9, 2020-21 Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series Begins October 12, Participate in UC Davis Global Connections Database, 2020-21 Poster Calendars Now Available for 2020-2021 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?

Student Health and Counseling has compiled resources for faculty to provide guidance on how they can support students, including faculty response protocols people and resources to connect students to for the upcoming quarter. [more…]

Issue 200: September 29, 2020: CHE Professor David Block Receives $3.5M from NSF to Study Cultivated Meat, CEE Professor Michele Barbato Receives Fredrick Panhorst Structural Engineer Award, Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis Elected 2020 American Physical Society Fellow, W.M. Keck Research Grant Information Session September 30, 2021 College of Engineering Graduate Student Award Nominations Due October 1, Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC) Groundbreaking October 9, 2020-21 Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series Begins October 12, Information Technology Support Is Now Remote by Default [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The marketing and communications team has created a set of new Zoom backgrounds in the university’s brand for each department. Each department has four different background options to choose from. [more…]

Issue 199: September 22, 2020: CS Professor Vladimir Filkov Receives $3M From NSF to Study Open Source Software, Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis Wins 2020 ASEE Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, New Director of Avenue-E Program in the College of Engineering, New Department-Specific Zoom Backgrounds, Complete Return to Campus eLearning Course by September 25, Engineering Student Design Center Groundbreaking October 9 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?

UC Davis WorkLife is hosting a webinar from 1 – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22 that covers childcare options available to UC Davis employees, answers COVID-specific questions and demonstrates how to find, choose and access options. [more...]

Issue 198: September 15, 2020: New College of Engineering Website, Complete Return to Campus eLearning Course by September 25, 2021 College of Engineering Graduate Student Awards – Applications Now Open, College of Engineering Staff Survey, Fall Staff Welcome September 22, Important Zoom Training for Staff [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The Center for Educational Effectiveness is hosting its fourth annual Academic Assessment Symposium for UC Davis faculty and staff on September 22-24 focused on exploring the intersections between equity and assessment so the campus can enact its commitment to equitable student outcomes. [more…]

Issue 197: September 8, 2020: Best Teaching and TA Awards Recognition Video Premiere September 10, Complete Return to Campus eLearning Course by September 25, College of Engineering Staff Survey, Staff Town Hall Presentation Recap, Important Zoom Training for Staff, Fall 2020-21 Teaching Assistant Orientation, 2021 College of Engineering Graduate Student Awards – Applications Now Open [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
In 2019-20, UC Davis set a new record for external research funding in a fiscal year with $941.2 million awards in total, a $94.5 million increase from 2018-19. The College of Engineering had the largest funding increase, up $60 million from last year. [more…]

Issue 196: September 1, 2020: CS Professor Ilias Tagkopoulos Receives $20 Million from NSF, USDA for New Artificial Intelligence Institute for Next-Generation Food Systems, COE Safety Director Candidate Presentations, Summer Staff Town Hall September 2, Save the Date: COE Best Teaching and TA Awards Recognition Video Premiere September 10, 2021 College of Engineering Graduate Student Awards – Applications Now Open, Save the Date: Engineering Student Design Center Groundbreaking October 9 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Last year, the college received a bronze level recognition as part of the American Society of Engineering Education’s inaugural Diversity Recognition program, which publicly recognizes engineering colleges that make significant and measurable progress in increasing diversity, inclusion and degree attainment outcomes. Bronze is currently the highest level of recognition. [more…]

Issue 195: August 25, 2020: BME Professor and Chair Steven George Wins 2020 TERMIS-AM Senior Scientist Award, MAE/CS Professor Raissa D’Souza Named to Science Magazine Board of Reviewing Editors, MSE Assistant Professor Jeremy Mason Receives UC Davis Hellman Fellowship, Save the Date: Summer Staff Town Hall September 2, Zoom Large Meeting Licenses Available for Fall Quarter, COE Safety Director Candidate Presentation, Updated MATLAB Licenses Required by September 1, Bainer Hall Elevator Modernization [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
For university business, all international travel is subject to review by the UC Davis Travel Review Committee. The Global Affairs website has specific information and ongoing updates for international and domestic travel. [more…]

Issue 194: August 18, 2020: CEE Distinguished Professor Jay Lund Receives Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water Management and Protection, CHE Assistant Professor Ambarish Kulkarni Receives Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award, Bainer Hall Elevator Modernization Begins August 24, Save the Date: Summer Staff Town Hall September 2, Engineering Buildings to Require Keycard Access, International Travel Must Be Reviewed by Campus Committee, Campus Provides Additional Updates on Fall 2020 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis is one of three charter members of the STEM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change Initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Membership is a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and success for all in STEM. The initiative offers a community for member institutions to form partnerships and share best practices. [more…]

Issue 193: August 11, 2020: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Ralph Aldredge and MAE Professor Vinod Narayanan Elected ASME Fellows, New Director of Undergraduate Affairs Stacey Cook Starts August 17, Engineering Buildings to Require Keycard Access, International Travel Must Be Reviewed by Campus Committee, Campus Provides Additional Updates on Fall 2020, DOE Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, led by CEE professor Geoffrey Schladow, recently released its annual State of the Lake Report. The report surveys the factors affecting the health of Lake Tahoe while providing scientific underpinning for ecosystem restorations and environmental management decisions. [more…]

Issue 192: August 3, 2020: New BME Chief Operations Officer Megan Villasenor, Campus Provides Additional Updates on Fall 2020, Save the Date: Summer Staff Town Hall September 2, 2021 College of Engineering Graduate Student Awards – Applications Now Open, DOE Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research (CINR) Funding Opportunity, NSF Supplemental Funding to Support Graduate Students from Underrepresented Groups, Zoom Recordings Only Stored 100 Days on the Cloud, Fall 2020-21 Teaching Assistant Orientation [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) is hosting the webinar, “Foundations of Social Justice for Engineers,” at 10 a.m. on August 17. The webinar will explore how engineers can build social justice into their work as researchers and educators. Register [link] to attend. [more…]

Issue 191: July 28, 2020: ECE Associate Professor Houman Homayoun’s CHEST Center Receives $3M in Congressional Support, ECE Associate Professor Josh Hihath Receives Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award, Zoom Recordings Only Stored 100 Days on the Cloud, Fall 2020-21 Teaching Assistant Orientation, Campus Updates Return-to-Work Plan for Administrative and Office Work [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The college sends a quarterly e-newsletter to all engineering alumni. Launched in winter 2019, “Alumni Network News” highlights current news, features alumni and promotes events and activities to enhance the alumni experience. [more…]

Issue 190: July 21, 2020: Campus Updates Return-to-Work Plan for Administrative and Office Work, ECE Professor Chen-Nee Chuah Receives 2020 UC Davis ADVANCE Scholar Award, CEE Associate Professor of Teaching Colleen Bronner Receives Chancellor’s Fellowship for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, CEE Professor and Chair Chris Cappa Receives Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award, Director of Strategic Change and Safety Culture Jonathan Klane to Leave the College, New Campus Racial Trauma Resource Page [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
On Thursday, July 23, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is hosting a free live webinar on COVID-19 from an aerosol science perspective, presented by San Jose State professor Sheryl Ehrman. All are welcome to attend. [more…]

Issue 189: July 14, 2020: CHE Professor David Block Elected AIChE Fellow, BAE Associate Professor Isaya Kisekka Wins Irrigation Association Excellence in Education Award, MAE Professor Steve Robinson Receives Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award, Webinar for International Students and Scholars July 16, Save the Date: Summer Staff Town Hall September 2 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers an extensive diversity and inclusion calendar with regular events throughout the summer for the UC Davis community. [more…]

Issue 188: July 7, 2020: Chancellor May Joins NAE Charles Stark Draper Prize Committee, Understanding Merits and Promotions Workshop Recording [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The college provides financial support for proposal preparation and submission, as well and travel funds to visit program managers of federal funding agencies. Visit the college website for details. [more…]

Issue 187: June 30, 2020: 2019-20 College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award Winners, Chancellor Gary May Joins New NAE Committee on Racial Justice and Equity, Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis Wins 2020 CSHEMA Campus Leaders Who Care Award, July 2 UC Davis LIVE to Feature CHE Professor Bill Ristenpart, Understanding Merits and Promotions Workshop Recording, Information on Presidential Proclamation Suspending Some Non-Immigrant Visas, College Blocks Remote Access in Response to Ransomware Attacks, New Director of Strategic Analysis and Decision Support Everett Wilson Starts July 10 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
This year’s Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) will be held on July 22-24, with the theme, “Remotely Possible: Moving Beyond the Emergency.” This free event is open to all instructors and is an opportunity to learn from other instructors and experts. [more…]

Issue 186: June 23, 2020: Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis to Step Down in January, Epidemiologist Mary Croughan Will Be UC Davis’ Next Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, College Blocks Remote Access in Response to Ransomware Attacks, Faculty Workshop: Understanding Merits & Promotions – June 24, New Web Content Specialist Leon Szeto, COVID-19 Reporting Protocols  [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Starting in summer session, Testing Services Center will become Accommodated Exam Services, part of the Student Disability Center. This center will help integrate accommodated exams and provide streamlined communication and immediate technical support to both faculty and students. [more…]

Issue 185: June 16, 2020: CS Assistant Professor Aditya Thakur wins Facebook Probability and Programming Research Award, Zoom Account Consolidation June 17, College to Block Remote Access in Response to Ransomware Attacks, Faculty Workshop: Understanding Merits & Promotions – June 24, CHE/MSE Administrative Assistant Debbie Snyder to Retire on June 30, Kemper Hall West Elevator Renovation, Fall 2020-21 Teaching Assistant Orientation [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Nominations are now open [link] through Friday, July 17 for the annual Development and Alumni Relations (DEVAR) Excellence Awards. The program recognizes DEVAR employees for excellence in six categories: customer service, collaboration, behind-the-scenes work, Aggie Pride, leadership and overall excellence. [more…]

Issue 184: June 9, 2020: Professor Yayoi Takamura Named Next MSE Department Chair – Effective July 1, Professor Andre Knoesen Named Next ECE Department Chair – Effective July 1, CHE Distinguished Professor Robert Powell Receives 2020 Oliver Johnson Award for UC Leadership, ECE Associate Professor Houman Homayoun Receives NSF RAPID Funding to Respond to COVID-19, Celebrate the UC Davis Class of 2020, ENG 3 Design Showcase Seeks Volunteer Evaluators on June 9, Safety Learning Series: Mental Wellbeing Workshop – June 10, 12 – 1 p.m., Faculty Workshop: Understanding Merits & Promotions – June 24, Kemper Hall West Elevator Renovation, COE Staff Awards Recognition Video, Slides from Online Privacy and Security Workshop [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
17 researchers, including MAE professor and chair Cristina Davis, ECE professor and chair Saif Islam, BME professor Tingrui Pan and CEE assistant professor Maureen Kinyua received seed funding from the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute for COVID-19-related projects. [more…]

Issue 183: June 2, 2020: Guidelines for Reinstating Reduced Operations on the Davis Campus, CS Associate Professor Cindy Rubio Gonzalez Named Honorable Mention for Two CRA-WP Awards, 2020 Dean’s Collaborative Research Award Winners, Third Virtual COVID-19 Virtual Symposium on Vaccines June 3, Director of Strategic Change in Safety Culture Jon Klane Elected CSHEMA Vice President, COE Staff Awards Recognition Video Premiere, ENG 3 Design Showcase Seeks Volunteer Evaluators on June 9, Safety Learning Series: Mental Wellbeing Workshop – June 10, 12 – 1 p.m., Kemper Hall West Elevator Renovation [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
With most employees working remotely, campus has seen a rise of phishing attacks recently, so be on guard against attacks and look out for unusual emails. [more…]

Issue 182: May 26, 2020: ECE Professor Jeremy Munday Receives DARPA Director’s Fellowship Award, Update Zoom to Version 5 by May 30, Faculty Workshop: Department of Defense Funding Landscape May 28, Safety Learning Series: Online Privacy and Security – May 29, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., COVID-19 Reporting Protocols, Limited Access to Kemper Hall Basement May 26 – June 2, Kemper Hall West Elevator Renovation, Annual Budget Presentation Slides [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis researchers seek participants for an online survey to understand people’s diverse emotional and behavioral responses to the pandemic and social distancing measures. The survey is 30 minutes long and includes a series of questionnaires. [more…]

Issue 181: May 19, 2020: Annual Budget Presentation Slides, 2020 College of Engineering Faculty Awards – Applications Now Open, COVID-19 Reporting Protocols, Faculty Workshop: Department of Defense Funding Landscape May 28, Research Compliance Workshop Recording, Safety Learning Series: Online Privacy and Security – May 29, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., DocuSign Training with IT May 20, Update Zoom to Version 5 by May 30, Report Travel and Entertainment Expenses Within 30 Days to Avoid Tax Consequences [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
FacultyConnect, a weekly meeting series hosted by the Center for Educational Effectiveness, connects faculty members across campus to discuss strategies, lessons learned and resources for engaging, effective and high-quality remote instruction. [more…]

Issue 180: May 12, 2020: BME Professor Soichiro Yamada Receives 2020 Chancellor’s Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Research, ECE Professor Saif Islam Receives CITRIS COVID-19 Seed Funding, Annual College of Engineering Faculty Meeting and Budget Presentation, 2020 College of Engineering Faculty Awards – Applications Now Open, Research Compliance Workshop Recording, Second Virtual COVID-19 Virtual Symposium May 14, Report Travel and Entertainment Expenses Within 30 Days to Avoid Tax Consequences, Update Zoom to Avoid Technical Difficulties, Safety Learning Series: Online Privacy and Security – May 29, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., IT Survey for Technology Needs [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Campus is launching a new COVID-19 live podcast series, which debuted on May 7. This series features interviews with UC Davis scientists, clinicians and engineers who are using their knowledge to support the campus’ COVID-19 response. [more…]

Issue 179: May 5, 2020: CEE Assistant Professor Heather Bischel Receives ASEE Early Career Teaching Award,
Annual Budget Presentations for Faculty and Staff, 2020 College of Engineering Faculty Awards – Applications Now Open, Research Compliance Workshop Recording, Update Zoom to Avoid Technical Difficulties, Virtual MATLAB Training May 6, IT Survey for Technology Needs [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The marketing and communications team has created a set of College of Engineering-specific Zoom backgrounds based on the four engineering buildings that anyone can use. This week’s link is accessible to all. [more…]

Issue 178: April 28, 2020: ECE Associate Professor Erkin Şeker Receives Distinguished Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentoring Award, CHE Faculty Receive Grant for COVID-19 Research, UC National Lab 2021 In-Residence Graduate Fellowship, College of Engineering Research Compliance Workshop April 29, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Candidate Virtual Public Forums, NSF Engineering Research Center Program Webinar April 29, Dave Griffiths Named College of Engineering Facilities Manager, IT Survey for Technology Needs [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The marketing and communications team has created a set of College of Engineering-specific Zoom backgrounds based on the four engineering buildings that anyone can use. [more…]

Issue 177: April 21, 2020: CEE Professor Michele Barbato Receives ASCE Walter L. Huber Research Prize, BME Assistant Professor Randy Carney Receives $2.5 Million NIH Grant, Remote Instruction to Continue Through Summer 2020, 2020 College of Engineering Faculty Awards – Applications Now Open, Check Zoom Settings After Every Update, Online Ergonomics Training for Working from Home, Virtual COVID-19 Virtual Symposium April 23, College of Engineering Research Compliance Workshop April 29, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Candidate Virtual Public Forums [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The UC Research Grants Programs office is immediately funding six-month research projects related to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are accepted continuously until available funds are expended. [more…]

Issue 176: April 14, 2020: Remote Instruction to Continue Through Summer 2020, MAE Professor Cristina Davis and BAE Professor Gang Sun Receive Grants for COVID-19 Research, BME Chief Administrative Officer Julie Hirota to Leave the College of Engineering, 2020 College of Engineering Faculty Awards – Applications Now Open, University of California COVID-19 Research Seed Funding, Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations Open Through April 15, Give Day 2020, Online Ergonomics Training for Working from Home, Annual Budget Presentations for Faculty and Staff, Zoom Now Requires Meeting Passwords, Remote Work Training with IT [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The college’s marketing and communications team has created an organizational chart outlining roles and responsibilities for all staff in the dean’s office. Find the organizational chart here [link] and contact Alex Villanueva at anvillanueva@ucdavis.edu for questions.

Issue 175: April 7, 2020: 2020 Outstanding Staff Award Winners, MSE Distinguished Professor Emeritus Alexandra Navrotsky Named ACerS Distinguished Life Member, COE Purchasing – Continue Submitting All Forms Online, Annual Budget Presentations for Faculty and Staff,  Zoom Now Requires Meeting Passwords, University of California COVID-19 Research Seed Funding, Online Ergonomics Training for Working from Home, Fast-Track Funding for Research on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation, ITS Requests Proposals for Statewide Transportation Research Program, New Student Startup Center Administrator Dawn Strickland, Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations Open Through April 15, Resources for Mentoring Graduate Students During COVID-19, Give Day 2020 – Give Early to Help Students in Need, Requests for Proposals: 2020 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The campus Faculty Work Life Advisors group [link] has set up a page with tips, ideas and resources to help faculty balance instruction and mentorship with family commitment during COVID-19. [more…]

Issue 174: March 31, 2020: MSE Distinguished Professor Subhash Risbud Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Ceramic Society, College of Engineering Instructional Resources Slack Channel,  Tell Students Spring Lectures Will Be Recorded, Advice for Managing Instruction and Faculty Needs, Resources for Mentoring Graduate Students During COVID-19, COVID-19 Research Accelerator Funding Track, Research Efforts to Create and Adapt Medical Devices for COVID-19,  Grassroots Efforts and Other Research Opportunities to Combat COVID-19, Remote Work Training and Resources, College of Engineering’s Instructional Needs Survey,  Requests for Proposals: 2020 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Campus has set up a coronavirus information line, which can be reached at 800-809-6097. All coronavirus-related inquiries from students, parents and community members should be directed to this number.

Issue 173: March 24, 2020Research Activities Must Be Ramped Down, College of Engineering Instructional Resources Slack Channel, Tell Students Spring Lectures Will Be Recorded,  Research Efforts to Create and Adapt Medical Devices for COVID-19, Grassroots Efforts and Other Research Opportunities to Combat COVID-19, Engineering Buildings Will Be Locked Starting March 27, New Shipping and Receiving Hours and Protocol, Shared Service Purchasing Changes, COVID-19 – Avoid All International Travel, Coronavirus Information Hotline, Remote Work Training and Resources, Information Technology Support Is Now Remote by Default, New Faculty Awards Coordinator Constanze Ditterich, Parking Enforcement Update, Give Day 2020 – Give Early to Help Students in Need, Mental Health Resources for Faculty and Their Graduate Students, Child Care Resource for Faculty and Staff, Requests for Proposals: 2020 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award, Teaching Assistant Orientation April 3 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Cisco Jabber is an application that allows you to access your desk phone remotely and forward or receive calls. It is free for desktop computers and available on smartphones for a small fee [link]. Contact coeithelp@ucdavis.edu for setup assistance or questions. [more…]

Issue 172: March 17, 2020: COVID-19 – Must Avoid All Non-Essential Travel, Tips and Resources for Remote Work, COVID-19 – COE Shared Service Purchasing Changes, Remote Work Training with IT, Child Care Resource for Faculty and Staff, Watch Out for Coronavirus-related Web and Email Scams, Requests for Proposals: 2020 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award, New Human Resources Business Partner Penny Schafer, New Assistant Director of Development Gina McAdam, Cancelled – COE Safety Event: Suicide Prevention Awareness March 23, Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations Now Open [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The College of Engineering will host TA Orientation on Friday, April 3 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. This one-day event is open to all Teaching Assistants (TAs) and provides practical skills and strategies to support your role as a TA. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all registered attendees. Register by Monday, March 30 [link].

Issue 171: March 10, 2020: Professor Chris Cappa Named Next CEE Department Chair – Effective July 1, Planning for Instructional Continuity in Winter Quarter and Beyond, BME Professor Julie Sutcliffe Receives $4 Million for Pancreatic Cancer Research, COE Safety Event: Suicide Prevention Awareness March 23, Volunteers Wanted for ENG 3 Design Showcase March 19, Requests for Proposals: 2020 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award, Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations Now Open, Teaching Assistant Orientation [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Nominations for the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award are now open. The award recognizes the contributions of graduate students to teaching and learning at UC Davis. Nominate an outstanding graduate student by Friday, March 20. Self-nominations are accepted. [more…]

Issue 170: March 3, 2020: CS Assistant Professor Cindy Rubio-González Named Faculty Director for Diversity and Inclusion, CHE Ph.D. Graduate Jennifer Nill wins 2020 Zuhair A. Munir Award for Best Dissertation, College of Engineering Strategic Plan Implementation Update: Year 1, College of Engineering High Performance Computing Town Hall, COE Safety Event: Suicide Prevention Awareness March 23, Volunteers Wanted for ENG 3 Design Showcase March 19 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
If you plan to travel, you should set up or update your list of delegates [link] within AggieTravel. Reimbursements will be delayed if delegates are not entered or updated, and this also impacts the 60-day travel policy [link].

Issue 169: February 25, 2020: College of Engineering Strategic Plan Implementation Update: Year 1, Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Due February 25, Winter 2020 Faculty and Staff Portrait Session February 25, Share Your Thoughts on Elsevier Journal Access by February 29, College of Engineering High Performance Computing Town Hall, Spring 2020 Staff Town Hall April 14, Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations Now Open, Beware of Ongoing Gift Card Scams [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Through a partnership between the College of Engineering and the Office of Research, the Principal Investigator Bridge Program provides one-time funding to PIs who have lost, or will lose, their primary extramural funding. Contact Ricardo Castro at rhrcastro@ucdavis.edu for questions. [more…]

Issue 168: February 18, 2020: BAE Distinguished Professor and Chair Bryan Jenkins Wins ASABE Leadership Award, COE Safety Event for Staff, Graduate Students and Faculty: Ergonomics Training, Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Now Open, Requests for Proposals: 2020 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award, Winter 2020 Faculty and Staff Portrait Session February 25, Beware of Ongoing Gift Card Scams [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Starting March 7 through the end of May, Kemper Hall elevators will be modernized, starting with the passenger elevator on the east wing. At least one elevator will be working at all times. Contact Roland Faller at rfaller@ucdavis.edu or Dave Griffiths at dgrif@ucdavis.edu for questions.

Issue 167: February 11, 2020: BME Assistant Professor Randy Carney receives ACS Research Scholar Grant, Next Steps on Kemper Break-ins and Thefts, Winter 2020 Faculty and Staff Portrait Session February 25, COE Safety Event for Staff, Graduate Students and Faculty: Ergonomics Training February 25, 2020-2021 Academic Senate Research Grant Programs, UC Davis Emeriti Association Seeks Participants for Video Records Project [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The College of Engineering’s marketing and communications team offers photography services for staff and faculty. The team’s student photographers can take portraits and photograph research groups, labs and facilities. Fill out the team’s form [link] to request a photographer.

Issue 166: February 4, 2020: Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Now Open, CITRIS Seed Funding Applications Open [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The college provides financial support for proposal preparation and submission, as well and travel funds to visit program managers of federal funding agencies. Visit the college website for details. [more…]

Issue 165: January 28, 2020: Associate Dean and MAE Professor Ralph Aldredge Honored by 2020 Black Convocation, CEE Assistant Professor Alejandro Martinez Receives NSF CAREER Award, BME Associate Professor Aijun Wang Named 2019-2020 Chancellor’s Fellow, Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Now Open, CPR/AED Class January 29, 2020 Faculty Grant Writing Workshop, CITRIS Seed Funding Applications Open [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis Strategic Communications offers a monthly four-hour communications training for faculty and graduate students on the first Friday of each month, starting February 7.  The course equips participants to communicate their research to public audiences such as media, legislators, donors and alumni. RSVP required. [more…]

Issue 164: January 21, 2020: In Memoriam: MAE Professor Emeritus Hector Baldis, In Memoriam: CEE Professor Emeritus Jim Cheney, Winter 2020 College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture January 23, Interested in CPR/AED Training?, 2020 Faculty Grant Writing Workshop, CITRIS Seed Funding Applications Open, Meet the College of Engineering’s Staff Advisory Committee, Monthly Communications Training for Storytelling and Messaging, UC Davis Emeriti Association Seeks Participants for Video Records Project [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Latitude, a new 500-seat dining commons featuring international food, is now open on Bioletti Way, south of Hutchison Drive and across from Giedt Hall. It is open to the public for lunch and dinner Mondays through Fridays. [more…]

Issue 163: January 14, 2020: MSE Professor Sabyasachi Sen receives Otto Schott Research Award, Winter 2020 College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture January 23, Chancellor May Office Hours, Faculty Workshop: Intellectual Property, Duo Required for Staff to Access Office 365 and DavisMail Accounts after January 15, HR Business Partner Gisele Morris to Leave the College [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
All staff and faculty are invited to the UC Davis 2020 Kickoff Celebration on Monday, January 27 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at the Pavilion. The celebration is an interactive experience where campus leadership will unveil plans for the next decade. Register here [link].

Issue 162: January 7, 2020: College Seeks Internal Candidate for Faculty Assistant for Diversity and Inclusion, ECE Associate Professor Jane Gu Named 2019-20 Chancellor’s Fellow, Facilities Manager Justin Hall to Leave the College of Engineering, Staff Town Hall January 14, CHE and MSE Tie for Win in Safety Survey Percent Participation, Meet the College of Engineering’s Staff Advisory Committee, Take Action Now before Windows 7 is Rendered Obsolete on January 14, Faculty Workshop: Intellectual Property, Duo Required for Office 365 Accounts after January 15 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
A new student club called Rovecrest aims to design Mars rovers ahead of the 2020 University Rover challenge in May. The team brings together students with expertise in mechanical engineering, computer science and engineering and biological engineering. [more…]

2019

Issue 161: December 17, 2019: CS Assistant Professor Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez named 2020 Better Scientific Software Fellow, 2020 Faculty Grant Writing Workshop, Submit All Planned Leave Requests for AY 2020-21 by January 1, 2020, Take Action Now before Windows 7 is Rendered Obsolete on January 14, Staff Must Enroll in Duo by 2020 or Risk Losing Access to Their Accounts, Re-Enroll to Receive Electronic W-2 in UC Path [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Though class is not in session, campus services such as the libraries, Repro Graphics, the CoHo, Information and Educational Technology and the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art will all remain open with limited hours throughout winter break. [more…]

Issue 160: December 10, 2019: College Seeks Internal Candidate for Faculty Assistant for Diversity and Inclusion, ECE Associate Professor Houman Homayoun Establishes NSF IUCRC Program for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust, BAE Professor Emeritus Paul Singh Received IAEF Distinguished Service Award, Executive Director of Communications and Strategic Priorities Aditi Risbud Bartl selected to 2020 UC-Coro Systemwide Leadership Collaborative, Complete Short Safety Culture and Risk Survey by December 13, Staff Town Hall January 14, College of Engineering Trumba Training, Submit All Planned Leave Requests for AY 2020-21 by January 1, 2020, Staff Must Enroll in Duo by 2020 or Risk Losing Access to Their Accounts [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
ECE is hosting a holiday toy drive to benefit patients at the UC Davis Pediatric Cancer Center. Donations can be dropped off at ECE’s main office in Kemper 2064 before December 20. [more…]

Issue 159: December 3, 2019: MAE Professor Cristina Davis Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow, ECE Professor Rajeevan Amirharajah and MAE Professor Cristina Davis Elected AAAS Fellows, ECE Professor Saif Islam named IEEE Fellow, Please Complete Short Safety Culture and Risk Survey, College of Engineering Trumba Training, Submit All Planned Leave Requests for AY 2020-21 by January 1, 2020, Kemper Hall Wing 1 HVAC Controls Upgrade – Expect Room Temperature Fluctuations [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The college’s marketing and communications team has created an organizational chart outlining roles and responsibilities for all staff in the dean’s office. Find the organizational chart here [link] and contact Aditi Risbud Bartl at arisbudbartl@ucdavis.edu with questions.

Issue 158: November 26, 2019: CEE Professor Michele Barbato Receives $4.8M 2020 UC Laboratory Research Fees Grant, Safety Culture and Risk Survey, Dean’s Office Organizational Chart with Roles and Responsibilities, Submit All Planned Leave Requests for AY 2020-21 by January 1, 2020 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
With the conversion to UC Path, employees need to re-enroll to receive their W-2 electronically. The 2019 tax year is the only year that they will need to access two W-2 tax forms from UC Davis to report their earnings. Find W-2 forms for January through August/September in At Your Service Online (AYSO), and forms for September through December in UCPath. Both will be available in late January 2020. [more…]

Issue 157: November 19, 2019: CEE Professor Emeritus Bruce Kutter Receives 2020 H. Bolton Seed Medal, ECE Professor Jeremy Munday Elected Optical Society of America Fellow, Submit All Planned Leave Requests for AY 2020-21 by January 1, 2020, Active Shooter Awareness Session November 20, Fall Quarter Feature and Fun November 20, 3 Revolution Future Mobility Program Call for Proposals, Re-Enroll to Receive Electronic W-2 in UC Path [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis Occupational Health is conducting trainings to equip staff, faculty and TAs to speak to students about mental health concerns and refer them to appropriate resources. Sessions are on November 20 and 21 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Student Health and Wellness Center. Contact support-wellness-study@ucdavis.edu to learn how to participate.

Issue 156: November 12, 2019: Staff Town Hall Save the Date, Active Shooter Awareness Session November 20, LGBTQIA+ Workshop November 18, Fall Quarter Feature and Fun November 20, Submit All Planned Leave Requests for AY 2020-21 by January 1, 2020, Department of Energy ARPA-E Informational Seminar December 12 [Link to complete issue]

Issue 155: November 5, 2019: CS Distinguished Professor Kwan-Liu Ma Inducted to IEEE Visualization Academy, LGBTQIA+ Workshop November 18, November 6 Faculty Workshop: Maximizing Your Research Dollars, Active Shooter Awareness Session November 20, Department of Energy ARPA-E Informational Seminar December 12 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
To prepare for fire season and other disasters, emergency alerts are available from campus [link], Yolo County [link] and the City of Davis [link] to ensure safety of all community members through timely and effective communication.

Issue 154: October 29, 2019:CS Assistant Professor Cindy Rubio-González wins Facebook Testing and Verification Award, Active Shooter Awareness Session November 5, CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Class November 6, New ESDC Manager Jose Mojica, November 6 Faculty Workshop: Maximizing Your Research Dollars, Nominations Open for Munir Award, Participate in Fall Commencement, Seed Grants for International Activities Calls for Proposals [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
When the NSF migrates to a new web platform, users will be unable to access services, prepare or submit proposals or project reports and cash requests from Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. EST to Tuesday, November 12 at 6 a.m. EST. Contact rgov@nsf.gov for system-related questions.

Issue 153: October 22, 2019: CS Associate Professor Hao-Chuan Wang receives Distinguished Paper Award, Fall 2019 Faculty and Staff Portrait Session October 23, CNM2 Tour October 25, Open Forum with Renetta Garrison Tull, UC Davis Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Active Shooter Awareness Session November 5, CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Class November 6, Richard and Joy Dorf Engineering Graduate Fellowship Recipients Announced, Nominations Open for Munir Award, Ensuring a Safe and Inclusive Campus: Celebration Reminders, MathWorks MATLAB Technical Seminars November 4 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the UC Davis Information Security Office and IT Express are spreading the word with new informational videos on what you can do to be cyber-safe. [more…]

Issue 152: October 15, 2019: MAE Professor Francis Assadian Co-PI on $7M U.S. Department of Transportation Grant, COE Break-ins: Steps Being Taken, Fall 2019 Faculty and Staff Portrait Session October 23, College and Department Points of Pride for Presentations [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
SDPS is hosting another round of anti-bullying training sessions on the topic, “Is It Bullying? Awareness and Strategies” for the 2019-2020 academic year. Five sessions are planned so far this quarter to teach participants how to identify and respond to abrasive behavior in the workplace. [more…]

Issue 151: October 8, 2019: Celebration of Faculty Excellence – All Staff and Faculty are Invited, Fall 2019 Distinguished Lecture Postponed, Thefts in Bainer: See Something, Say Something, Fall 2019 Staff Town Hall—All Staff are Invited, Nancy Davis Appointed Interim Director of Undergraduate Affairs, College and Department Points of Pride for Presentations, UCPath is Here, Faculty Seminar: Graduate Student Mental Health, Pick Up Your Staff Gift From the Dean’s Office by October 11 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
ECE and the physics department are starting a multidisciplinary group for all faculty, students and staff interested in quantum information. The group’s first meeting is October 9 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. in the Physics Building, room 432 and will meet on the first Wednesday of the month. [more…]

Issue 150: October 1, 2019: Celebration of Faculty Excellence – All Staff and Faculty are Invited, Fall 2019 Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Sandra K. Johnson, Global Mobile Finance, Thefts in Bainer: Steps to Take, UCPath: What to Expect When You Log In, UCPath: Paycheck Information, UCPath: Enroll in Duo without a Smartphone or Token, UCPath: Emeriti Faculty are Unaffected and Do Not Need Duo, Fall 2019 Staff Town Hall, Pick Up Your Staff Gift From the Dean’s Office by October 11 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The College of Engineering’s marketing and communications team offers photography services for staff and faculty. The team’s student photographers can take portraits and photograph research groups, labs and facilities. Fill out the team’s Qualtrics form [link] to request a photographer.

Issue 149: September 24, 2019: Celebration of Faculty Excellence – All Staff and Faculty are Invited, 2018-19 College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award Winners, Fall 2019 Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Sandra K. Johnson, Global Mobile Finance, UCPath: Open Job Recruitments on PeopleAdmin End September 25, UCPath: Emeriti Faculty are Unaffected and Do Not Need Duo, MAE Professor Niels Grønbech-Jensen Re-Appointed COSMOS Statewide Executive Director, Thefts in Bainer Hall and the Chemistry Building, UCPath: Check Your New Employee ID to Access Campus Computing Accounts [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The Physical Sciences and Engineering Library will remain closed through summer 2020 as the building undergoes a renovation and seismic retrofit. Physical journals can still be accessed through Shields Library. Contact researchservices@ucdavis.edu (for reference) or psecirc@ucdavis.edu (for circulation) if your research items are affected.  [more…]

Issue 148: September 17, 2019: MAE Professor Stephen K. Robinson elected AIAA Associate Fellow, COE Receiving Moves to 1014 and 1014A Ghausi Hall, UCPath: Check Your New Employee ID to Access Campus Computing Accounts, UCPath: AggieTravel Unavailable September 18-19, UCPath: Open Job Recruitments on PeopleAdmin End September 25, Fall Staff Welcome, CNM2 Tour [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis received $845.5 million in research funding during the 2018-19 year, nearly matching its record total from 2017-18. The campus received a total of 4,519 awards and the federal government remained the top source of funding. [more…]

Issue 147: September 10, 2019: College of Engineering climbs in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” Ranking,
UCPath: Check Your New Employee ID to Access Campus Computing Accounts, UCPath: AggieTravel Unavailable September 18-19, UCPath: Open Job Recruitments on PeopleAdmin End September 25, Fall Staff Welcome, Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The Wall Street Journal Times/Higher Education College Ranking named UC Davis as the No. 5 public university in the nation and No. 36 among all institutions. The rankings highlight the campus’ diversity and outcomes. [more…]

Issue 146: September 3, 2019: UCPath: Do Not Submit August Timesheets on TRS until September 9 if Paid Monthly, Update WarnMe to Be Prepared, New Senior Director of Development Craig Jackson, Jr., Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis was ranked one of the nation’s top five universities by Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges” ranking. The university was ranked No. 4 among public universities and No. 5 overall. The ranking was based on quality of education, affordability and outcomes. [more…]

Issue 145: August 27, 2019: In Memoriam: CEE Professor Emeritus Don Brush, 1923-2019, UCPath: Enroll in DUO by August 31, UCPath: Save Leave Balances and Earnings Statements by August 31, MSE Distinguished Professor Emeritus James Shackelford wins Albert Easton White Distinguished Teaching Award [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The University of California is launching a monthly newsletter called UCNetwork for staff across the UC system, aiming to keep staff in the loop about system-wide news, benefits and learning opportunities to nurture a sense of community. [more…]

Issue 144: August 20, 2019: UCPath: Enroll in DUO by August 31, UCPath: Save Leave Balances and Earnings Statements by August 31, AvenueE receives INSIGHT Into Diversity’s 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award, Participate in Envision UC Davis 2019 November 1-3 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis was ranked the No. 5 university in the nation by Money Magazine and fourth among public universities. The ranking was based on quality of education, affordability and outcomes. [more…]

Issue 143: August 13, 2019: Get Ready for UCPath, CS Professors Premkumar Devanbu and Vladimir Filkov’s group receives ESEC/FEC 2019 Test-of-Time Award, Sandia Partnership Event August 13-14, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Molly Bechtel named UC Davis Staff Assembly Chair-Elect, MATLAB Renewal Deadline Extended, Participate in UC Davis Major/Career Fair September 21 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis Staff and Faculty Health and Well-Being is offering a weekly four-part gentle lunchtime yoga series starting on Wednesday, August 14 from 12:10-1 p.m. at the Mondavi Center. The series will focus on breathing, stretches and poses. [more…]

Issue 142: August 6, 2019: CS Assistant Professor Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez receives DOE Early Career Research Award, BME Assistant Professor Jamal Lewis invited to NAE’s U.S. Frontiers in Engineering symposium, Welcome to New CHE Assistant Professor Harishankar Manikantan, Sandia Partnership Event August 13-14, MATLAB Renewal Deadline Extended, Participate in UC Davis Major/Career Fair September 21 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
2018-19 was the second best fundraising year in UC Davis history, as the university received $234 million from 36,800 different donors, including a $5 million gift to the ESDC and $1.5 million to establish the Prem Chand Jain Family Presidential Chair in the College of Engineering. [more…]

Issue 141: July 30, 2019: BME Professor Jinyi Qi’s lab receives SNMMI 2019 Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD, Best Paper Award, CHE Assistant Professor Coleman Kronawitter receives ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award, Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis receives Elsevier Particle Technology Forum Award for Lifetime Achievements, BME Assistant Project Scientist Gerard Arino-Estrada wins NIBIB Trailblazer R21 Award, New COE Facilities Project Manager David Griffiths, Update MATLAB license by July 30, Sandia Partnership Event August 13-14, Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
All College of Engineering faculty, staff and students have access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com), an online resource of video-based trainings on topics ranging from office software to programming to social media. [more…]

Issue 140: July 23, 2019: ECE Professor John Owens’ paper wins Test-of-Time Award from High Performance Graphics Forum, BAE Adjunct Professor Zhongli Pan elected ASABE Fellow, UC Davis Coffee Center hires first full-time staff member, NSF workshop for new and future PIs, Update MATLAB license by July 30, Funding Opportunities Webinar from the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Office, New IT leads for MAE, CEE, MSE and CHE, PrePurchasing reminders, Add COE Shared Services as delegates in AggieTravel to avoid delays [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
In light of the fires and heavy smoke last fall, campus has issued guidance for smoke emergencies and power outages, creating campus operation policy and authorizing the chancellor to reduce or suspend services or close facilities as needed. [more…]

Issue 139: July 16, 2019: ECE Adjunct Professor Shu Lin receives 2020 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, Contribute to Sustainable Development Research at UC Davis Global Affairs, UCPath Town Hall July 17, Sandia Partnership Event August 13-14, Participate in Envision UC Davis 2019 November 1-3 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Elsevier has discontinued the University of California’s access to content from January 2019 onward in its journals. The UC Community has permanent access to articles published in 2018 or earlier, but can no longer directly access 2019 articles in any Elsevier journal. Visit the UC Davis Library website [link] if you need to find a workaround. [more…]

Issue 138: July 9, 2019: Professor Cristina Davis named Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Chair, Professor Tonya Kuhl named Chemical Engineering Department Chair, Aditi Risbud Bartl Joins Leadership Team as Executive Director of Communications and Strategic Priorities, Welcome New Director of Strategic Change and Safety Culture Jonathan Klane, Reminder: Engineering Student Design Center closed from July 4-12, Sandia Partnership Event August 13-14, Participate in Envision UC Davis 2019 November 1-3 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
For summer plans that involve international travel for study, research or collaborations, remember to register your trip with the university. Registration provides travelers and companions with benefits including emergency evacuation, medical care, travel alerts and reimbursement for property loss or delays. [more…]

Issue 137: July 2, 2019: Engineering Student Design Center Receives Funding from Campus Leadership,UC Davis receives Bronze Award for Inaugural ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, MAE and CS Professor Raissa D’Souza named Lead Editor of Physics Research Review, CEE Assistant Professors Veronica Morales and Jonathan Herman Receive UC Davis Hellman Fellowships, Welcome New Director of Strategic Change and Safety Culture Jonathan Klane, Engineering Student Design Center closed from July 4-12, Contribute to Sustainable Development Research at UC Davis Global Affairs [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The College of Engineering sponsors faculty trips to meet project managers at funding agencies to fund proposals and opportunities. [more…]

Issue 136: June 25, 2019: ECE Professor Emeritus Richard “Dick” Dorf wins UC Davis Medal, Retirement Celebration for ESDC Manager Mike Akahori and IT Shared Services Systems Administrator Heidi Arnold June 27, New Associate Director of Development Kristy Peterson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Mini Faculty Sabbatical Program [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The UC Davis Academic Senate provides travel grants to faculty for expenses during research meetings, if they are presenting original work. [more…]

Issue 135: June 18, 2019: AHMCT Research Center Receives $18 Million Continuation Grant from Caltrans, CHE Professor Roland Faller Named Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning, MAE/CS Professor Raissa D’Souza Named Network Science Society Fellow, Receives Inaugural Euler Award, Executive Associate Dean and BME Professor Alyssa Panitch receives STAIR Grant, Farewell Happy Hour for Case van Dam on June 21, Retirement Celebration for ESDC Manager Mike Akahori and IT Shared Services Systems Administrator Heidi Arnold June 27, Sarah Hodge to Resign as Director of Development, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Mini Faculty Sabbatical Program, Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The College of Engineering partners with the Office of Research to provide Bridge Program funding to support faculty who have lost, or will lose, primary extramural funding, enabling research to continue during a funding gap. [more…]

Issue 134: June 11, 2019: Farewell Celebration for Associate Dean Jim Schaaf on June 12, Carrie Chown to Resign as Executive Analyst to the Dean & Administrative Support Manager, Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The Silo will close for major renovations after Friday, June 14 and remain closed through early 2020. In lieu of the indoor vendors, the South Silo and food trucks will remain open and will be joined by a Peet’s Coffee truck. [more…]

Issue 133: June 4, 2019: ACCELERATE Fellows Program for Academic Senate Faculty Members, Register for the Data Science Institute Workshop in Livermore on July 23-24 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The Division of Student Affairs is supporting six sessions of “Gatekeeper Training” this summer to equip faculty, TAs and staff with tools they need to comfortably and confidently speak with students about mental health issues. [more…]

Issue 132: May 28, 2019: CEE Professor Michele Barbato named ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Fellow, 2019 State of the College Presentation, Faculty Workshop: Allocable Costs in Research Funding, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Jim Schaaf to Retire, ACCELERATE Fellows Program for Academic Senate Faculty Members, Register for the Data Science Institute Workshop in Livermore on July 23-24, Be Aware of Ransomware Attack Targeting Developers, Pick Up Your Staff Pin at the Dean’s Office by May 30 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The College of Engineering finished second in ASUCD’s pantry donation drive competition, earning 954 points. All donated items from all colleges go to students in need

Issue 131: May 21, 2019: Team of CS Faculty Members wins Mozilla Responsible Computer Science Challenge, CS Assistant Professors win Facebook Probability and Programming Research Award, Three COE Faculty Members Chosen for 2019-20 Faculty Leadership Academy, Evaluators wanted for ENG 3 Design Showcases, Faculty Workshop: Allocable Costs in Research Funding, Pick Up Your Staff Pin at the Dean’s Office by May 30 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The Office of Research’s Funding Opportunities Program, part of the Interdisciplinary Research Support unit, offers researchers assistance and resources for identifying funding opportunities. [more…]

Issue 130: May 14, 2019: CEE Distinguished Professor Lev Kavvas elected ASCE Distinguished Member, BME Professor Eduardo Silva receives 2019 Innovative Project Award from the AHA, MSE Lecturer Susan Gentry wins 2019 ASM Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers, ECE Assistant Professor Hooman Rashtian wins ASUCD Academic Excellence in Education Award, ESDC Manager Mike Akahori and IT Shared Services Systems Administrator Heidi Arnold to Retire, MAE Alumnus Konstantin Zamuruyev wins 2019 Zuhair A. Munir Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation, Be Aware of Ransomware Attack Targeting Developers, Office of Research Leadership Outreach Meeting, Evaluators wanted for ENG 3 Design Showcases, Information Session for NSF Innovators in Graduate Education Program, Engineering Design Showcase [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The Physical Sciences and Engineering Library will be closed this summer from June 14 to September 23 for renovations and a seismic retrofit. Contact researchservices@ucdavis.edu (for reference) or psecirc@ucdavis.edu (for circulation) if your research items are affected. [more…]

Issue 129: May 7, 2019: Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Jim Schaaf to Retire, Two CEE Faculty Honored with National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, National Academic Advising Association Recognizes Nancy Davis, New College of Engineering Director of Strategic Change in Safety Culture and Programs, New College of Engineering EH&S Lab Safety Professional Named, Office of Research Leadership Outreach Meeting, University Commencement Changes to Begin Spring 2020, UC Staff Engagement Survey On the Way in May [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis rose two places from last year in U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of engineering graduate schools. The College of Engineering is now ranked 31st out of over 200 public and private institutions across the country, tied with Virginia Tech and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Issue 128: April 30, 2019: Today: Chancellor May Office Hours, BME Professor John Boone Earns Top Honor from AAPM, College Kicks Off Engineering Pub Talks at Gunrock, Engineering Teams Win Picnic Day Awards, OPS to OPP Transition Happens Tomorrow [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
During the 2019 UC Davis Give Day April 12 – 13, the BAE Department won the bonus prize of $1,000 for most donors and highest alumni participation. Gifts to each of the departments and college can be found [here]. Thanks for supporting our students and research. [more…]

Issue 127: April 23, 2019: Nominate Your Colleagues for 2019 College of Engineering Faculty Awards, College Kicks Off Engineering Pub Talks at Gunrock, Lunchtime Faculty Workshop: Research Funding Support, WarnMe Test Set for April 24, Chancellor May Office Hours, Be Aware of Email Scams, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Thank Goodness for Staff [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The UC Davis Center Academic and Staff Assistance Program offers confidential, cost-free assessment, intervention, consultation and referral services to all UC Davis and UC Health faculty, staff and their immediate families. [more…]

Issue 126: April 16, 2019: MAE Chair Stephen Robinson’s HOME Team Awarded $15M NASA Center Grant, Nominate Your Colleagues for 2019 College of Engineering Faculty Awards, College Kicks Off Engineering Pub Talks at Gunrock, Lunchtime Faculty Workshop: Research Funding Support, BME Senior Morgan Bertsch Joins WNBA’s Dallas Wings, Transition from OPS to OPP, Be Aware of Email Scams, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Thank Goodness for Staff, Participate in Engineering Spring Commencement, Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers, Volunteers Wanted for Undergraduate Research Conference [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The UC Davis Center for Nano- and Micro-Manufacturing (CNM2)—a unique innovation hub enabling nanometer-scale lithography, deposition, etching and characterization capabilities—just finished a major renovation featuring new equipment and infrastructure. [more…]

Issue 125: April 9, 2019: CMGI Research Scientist Douglas Rowland named Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Honoree,
College of Engineering Spring 2019 Distinguished Lecture April 15, COE Wellness Events: Self-Care/De-Stress, Information Session for NSF CAREER Applicants April 22, Lunchtime Faculty Workshop: Research Funding Support April 24, Call for Nominations for 2019 College of Engineering Faculty Awards, Submit Travel Reimbursement within 45 Days to Avoid Tax Consequences, Volunteers Wanted for Undergraduate Research Conference, Sign Up for the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge, Pre-Purchasing System for Order Requests is Changing, Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis will be hosting a free, daylong innovation and entrepreneurship conference on Friday, April 12. The “Think. Do. Discover.” conference will feature presentations and panels from leaders on campus and in industry. [more…]

Issue 124: April 2, 2019: CS Professor Prem Devanbu’s Paper Wins 10-year Most Influential Paper Award, CEE Assistant Professor Heather Bischel Wins Top Prize from U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, MAE’s Carlos Ruvalcaba Selected to Professors for the Future Program, COE Staff Survey Results, Sign Up for the 2019 Cool Campus Challenge, Requests for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award, Pre-Purchasing System for Order Requests is Changing, Information Session for NSF CAREER Applicants April 22, Submit Travel Reimbursement within 45 Days to Avoid Tax Consequences,  Participate in Engineering Spring Commencement, Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
On April 16-17, the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative is hosting a series of tree plantings on campus to help the UC system reduce its carbon footprint. Refreshments and training will be included. [more…]

Issue 123: March 26, 2019: 2019 Outstanding Staff Award Winners, MSE Professor and Associate Dean Ricardo Castro named ACerS Fellow, COE Staff Survey Results, Requests for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award, Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers, The Office of Naval Research NEPTUNE Program Calls for Abstracts, The Data Science Institute calls for proposals for Annual Workshop, Pre-Purchasing System for Order Requests is Changing [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis and City of Davis are partnering to offer their third annual “Biking with Confidence” series this April to teach university faculty, staff, students and retirees how bicycles work and how to safely ride, maintain and fix them.  [more…]

Issue 122: March 19, 2019: College of Engineering Rises Two Spots in 2020 Graduate School Ranking, COE Staff Survey Results, COE Safety Director Candidate Presentations, Faculty Workshop: Proposal Writing Support March 20, Requests for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award, Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers, The Office of Naval Research NEPTUNE Program Calls for Abstracts, The Data Science Institute calls for proposals for Annual Workshop [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
On April 4, UC Davis is hosting a half-day symposium on administration and diversity in the public university with panels and discussions on gender, ethnicity and diversity from experts across the state. The symposium take places from 1-5 p.m. in the Student Community Center multipurpose room. [more…]

Issue 121: March 12, 2019: BME Assistant Professor Cheemeng Tan named NIBIB Trailblazer, COE Staff Survey Results, UC Ends Contract with Elsevier in Push for Open Access to Publicly-Funded Research, Seeking Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations, COE Safety Director Candidate Presentations, Watch Out for Phishing Emails that Look Like They’re from Dean Curtis or Other Authorities, Faculty Workshop: Proposal Writing Support March 20, The Data Science Institute calls for proposals for Annual Workshop, Requests for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award, Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
Strategic Communications hosts a monthly communications training or faculty and graduate students that focuses on storytelling, messaging and connecting with a variety of audiences, including media, legislators, donors, alumni and the public. [more…]

Issue 120: March 5, 2019: CS Assistant Professor David Doty Receives NSF Early CAREER Award, CS Professor Biswanath Mukherjee Wins Faculty Distinguished Research Award, MAE Professor Cristina Davis Wins 2019 Academic Senate Scholarly Public Service Award, UC Ends Contract with Elsevier in Push for Open Access to Publicly-Funded Research, COE Wellness Event: Mindfulness Meditation and Gentle Yoga, Seeking Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations, Watch Out for Phishing Emails that Look Like They’re from Dean Curtis or Other Authorities, The Data Science Institute calls for proposals for Annual Workshop, Requests for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis Chancellor Gary May delivered his second annual State of the Campus address on February 21. He reviewed the campus strategic plan and addressed questions of ranking, research, campus closure and faculty and staff housing. [more…]

Issue 119: February 26, 2019: ECE Assistant Professor Weijian Yang receives NSF Early CAREER Award, BME Prof. Julie Sutcliffe receives 2018 UC Davis Health Dean’s Award of Excellence, LEADR Director Tanya Whitlow receives Michele Dyke Humanitarian Award, Seeking Outstanding Staff Award Nominations, Submit Travel Reimbursement on Time to Avoid Tax Consequences, Volunteer for Tau Beta Pi’s “Pi a Professor” Day Fundraiser Event, Requests for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award, RSVP by March 1 for Winter Quarter Feature and Fun, Biophotonics Workshop at UC Davis March 5-6, The Data Science Institute calls for proposals for Annual Workshop, Seeking Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations, Evaluators wanted for ENG 3 Design Showcases [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
IBM will collaborate with UC Davis as part of the Aggie Square Launch Facility. The center will foster a creative and collaborative environment for entrepreneurs, companies, researchers and workers at the university and in industry. [more…]

Issue 118: February 19, 2019: CEE Professor John Harvey receives 2019 ASCE Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, MSE Lecturer PSOE Susan Gentry receives 2019 ASEE Materials Division New Educator Award, COE Wellness Event: Wellbeing Discussion, Chancellor May Office Hours, Seeking Outstanding Staff Award Nominations, Submit Travel Reimbursement on Time to Avoid Tax Consequences, Requests for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award, RSVP by March 1 for Winter Quarter Feature and Fun, At Your Service Online will be Read-Only Starting March 1, Seeking Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations, Evaluators wanted for ENG 3 Design Showcases [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
February 18-22 is National Engineers Week. The annual event celebrates and promotes interest and understanding in engineering. The Engineering Joint Council at UC Davis will be hosting a week of events for the UC Davis community. [more…]

Issue 117: February 12, 2019: ECE Professor Emeritus Jonathan Heritage elected to National Academy of Engineering, BME Assistant Prof. Jamal Lewis named 2019 Regenerative Medicine Workshop Young Investigator, BAE Professor David Slaughter wins ASABE McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal, MSE Professor Subhash Risbud receives Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, Chancellor May Office Hours, Seeking Outstanding Staff Award Nominations, Submit travel reimbursement on time to avoid tax consequences, Sabbatical Leave Requests for AY19-20 must be submitted by March 1, Requests for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award, RSVP by March 1 for Winter Quarter Feature and Fun, STAIR Grant Program proposals due March 5, Seeking Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations, UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovation Award Call for Nominations, Evaluators wanted for ENG 3 Design Showcases, Duo Enrollment Required, Resources for NSF Re-Opening [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
The university is looking for nominations of current students, faculty and staff who are actively engaged in the UC Davis community, give back and serve others to recognize as part of their Aggie Heroes campaign. [more…]

Issue 116: February 5, 2019: Internal Search for New Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning, Internal Search for New Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, MAE Professor Valeria La Saponara named 2019 ASME Fellow,Outstanding Staff Award Nominations, Faculty Workshop: Proposal Submission Success, Aggie Square town halls planned for February, Monthly Grant Writing Retreats from the Office of Research,Resources for NSF Re-Opening, National Academy of Inventors calls for nominations for senior membership, Sabbatical Leave Requests for AY19-20 must be submitted by March 1, STAIR Grant Program proposals due March 5, Duo Drop-In Enrollment Sessions, Requests for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award, Participate in Engineering Spring Commencement [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis is hosting its biannual Information Security Symposium on June 18-19. The event is calling for proposals from people who wish to present to technical professionals and administrative managers from all UC campuses and around the state. [more…]

Issue 115: January 29, 2019: Internal Search for New Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning, Internal Search for New Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Engineering Student Design Center Open House for Women in Engineering, College of Engineering Night at UC Davis Women’s Basketball vs CSUN, Sabbatical Leave Requests for AY19-20 must be submitted by March 1, Faculty Workshop: Proposal Submission Success, Monthly Grant Writing Retreats from the Office of Research,
Duo Drop-In Enrollment Sessions, Participate in Engineering Spring Commencement [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?
UC Davis Safety Services maintains a helpful “Who Do I Call?” [list] for common requests including turkeys, bats, biohazards and more.

Issue 114: January 22, 2019: Internal Search for New Associate Dean for Facilities and Capital Planning, Internal Search for New Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Engineering Winter Distinguished Lecture, College of Engineering Night at UC Davis Women’s Basketball vs CSUN, CEE Prof. Ross Boulanger to Deliver 2019 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Distinguished Lecture, CEE Prof. Ross Boulanger Recognized by Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, ECE Professor Chen-Nee Chuah’s Project Receives $4 Million Grant from DoD, Meet-and-Greet Reception with New Assistant Dean Leigh Ann Hartman, Sabbatical Leave Requests for AY19-20 must be submitted by March 1, Duo Drop-In Enrollment Sessions, Picnic Day 2019 Exhibit Applications Due Jan. 27, Participate in Engineering Spring Commencement [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) offers confidential, free assessment, intervention, consultation and referral services to all UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty, staff and their immediate families.

Issue 113: January 15, 2019: Internal Search for New Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Sabbatical Leave Requests for AY19-20 must be submitted by March 1, IT-Hosted Duo Enrollment Sessions for Staff and Student Staff, Picnic Day 2019 Exhibit Applications Due Jan. 27. [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? On Thursday, Jan. 17, Lynda.com will become LinkedIn Learning. All COE staff have access to this high quality, web-based training resource on thousands of topics including office software, data analysis, business, design, communication, programming, marketing and more.

Issue 112: January 8, 2019: Alyssa Panitch Named Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Personnel and Planning, CS Professor Xin Liu Co-PI on $1.6 Million NSF Grant, MAE Professor Ronald A. Hess Receives American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics deFlorez Award for Flight Simulation, EUO Advisor Nancy Davis Recognized for Outstanding Advising by NACADA, Chancellor’s Office, College of Engineering Winter Distinguished Lecture, UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee Seeking Seed Grant Proposals, CITRIS Seed Grant Information Session, UC Institute for Mexico and the U.S. Call for Seed Funding Proposals, Engineering Student Design Center Open House for Women in Engineering, UCD-wide Mandatory Multi-Factor Computer Authentication by February 2019 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UC Davis Police and Facilities Management will host a Campus Safety Lighting Walk on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 5-8 pm to ensure exterior lighting systems are functioning properly, identify lights that may be out and to report safety concerns around campus core. [more…]

2018

Issue 111: December 18, 2018: Retirement of Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Jim Schaaf, Cherry and Badawi’s EXPLORER Named ‘Breakthrough of the Year,’ BAE Assistant Professor Isaya Kisekka Recognized as ASABE Associate Editor, NSF Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure-2 Funding Opportunity. UC and Elsevier Systemwide Subscription Negotiations May Impact Access, Upcoming Kemper Hall Nitrogen Delivery System Shutdown, Duo Enrollment Multi-Factor Authentication Coming to College of Engineering, Are You Up to Date on Adobe Acrobat?, Happy Holidays from UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May and LeShelle May, Happy Holidays! See You in 2019 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Will you be working alone over the holidays, or after hours? Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) template available [here].

Issue 110: December 11, 2018: BAE Prof. Ken Giles Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow, CS Prof. Premkumar Devanbu Named Association for Computing Machinery Fellow, ECE Professor Shuguang Cui on Global List of Most-Cited Researchers, CEE Prof. Michele Barbato Named ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Fellow, Miguel Jaller Receives Council of University Transportation Centers New Faculty Award, Upcoming Kemper Hall Nitrogen Delivery System Shutdown, Navigating the New Arctic FY 2019 NSF Solicitation [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Will you be working alone over the holidays, or after hours? Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) template available [here].

Issue 109: December 4, 2018: ECE Chair and Prof. M. Saif Islam Elected AAAS Fellow, CS Professor Xin Liu Named 2019 IEEE Fellow, BME Professor Julie Sutcliffe Receives $1 Million Grant to Fight Pancreatic Cancer, Chancellor May Office Hours, NSF Issues Revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, Are You a Member of the Order of the Engineer? [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?  The College of Engineering now has a LinkedIn Showcase page, which appears under the main UC Davis LinkedIn page. [more…]

Issue 108: November 27, 2018: Team Gunrock Wins Amazon’s Alexa Prize AI Challenge, Chancellor May Office Hours, Office of Research Faculty Grant Writing Workshop, NSF Issues Revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, 2018-19 Chancellor’s Awards for International Engagement Call for Nominations, Global Affairs Opportunities and Resources for Faculty, New College of Engineering LinkedIn Showcase Page, Are You a Member of the Order of the Engineer?, Request for Faculty and Staff Volunteers at Fall Commencement [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? College of Engineering swag is now available online. [more…]

November 20, 2018: No Engineering Weekly. Campus closed due to Camp Fire.

Issue 107: November 13, 2018: Professional Development Program for Eligible Unit 18 Members, UC Davis COSMOS Seeking Proposals for New Four-Week Summer Courses, 2018 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, UC Davis Travel Policy Requires Trip Registration for International Travel, UC Davis Seeking “Big Ideas” From Faculty, Staff and Students [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Open Enrollment will end at 5 pm Tuesday, Nov. 20. Changes can be made through At Your Service Online [link] and are effective Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

Issue 106: November 6, 2018: College Startups Recognized at Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, ECE Prof. Charles Hunt and LLNL Receive $1.5 million DOE Grant, Nancy Davis Receives Outstanding Staff Advisor Award, Improve the Tracking of Your Publications: ORCID iD Information Session, UC Davis COSMOS Seeking Proposals for New Four-Week Summer Courses, Thank You To Our Veterans [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The Student Startup Center now offers a Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

Issue 105: October 30, 2018: ABET Preparation: Frequently Asked Questions and ABET Term Glossary,MAE Professor Vinod Narayanan Receives $2.2 Million Department of Energy Grant, MSE Ph.D. Student Catherine Harvey Receives Fulbright Fellowship, Improve the Tracking of Your Publications: ORCID iD Information Session, Open Enrollment Presentations and Help Desks [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The Information and Educational Technology Faculty Support Group provides training to faculty on developing online courses, using applications such as CANVAS and employing other technology tools.

Issue 104: October 23, 2018: ABET Preparation: Frequently Asked Questions and ABET Term Glossary, Aditya Thakur Earns 2018 Facebook Testing and Verification Research Award, COE and UC Davis Library ORCID iD Information Session, College Seeking Faculty Participation in Fall Commencement, Change to EndNote Licensing Requires Action, Open Enrollment Presentations and Help Desks [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UC Davis is ranked third among top U.S. colleges doing the most for low-income students (The New York Times College Access Index).

Issue 103: October 16, 2018: ABET Preparation: Frequently Asked Questions and ABET Term Glossary, Change to EndNote Licensing Requires Action, New American Ceramic Society Award Named After Alexandra Navrotsky, Katerina Ziotopoulou Receives Wakeham Mentoring Fellowship, Global Affairs Seed Grants Available Global Affairs, College of Engineering Alumni Celebration Faculty [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UC Davis enabled the foundation of 16 commercial companies during the fiscal year ending June 30, an all-time high for the university. [more…]

Issue 102: October 9, 2018: ABET Preparation: Frequently Asked Questions and ABET Term Glossary, College of Engineering Staff Development Survey, Computer Science Paper Wins Test of Time Award, College of Engineering Fall Distinguished Lecture, Solar Decathlon Team Recognized by Structural Engineers Association of California, CHE Adjunct Professor Nir Goldman Named American Physical Society Fellow, Melinda Seevers Joins University of Washington, Change to EndNote Licensing Requires Action, Upcoming Test of New Campus Network Security Service, Faculty Encouraged to Share Student Resource Page, Faculty and Staff Review of Dean Curtis’ Performance [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UC Davis recently released its strategic plan, “To Boldly Go,” which creates a 10-year vision for the university.

Issue 101: October 2, 2018: ABET Preparation: ABET Preparation: Remove Outdated Publications From Common Areas, Celebration of Faculty Excellence Event Tomorrow, College of Engineering Fall Distinguished Lecture, 2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Winners and Alumni Celebration, $1 Million Keck Foundation Grant Funds Multi-College Virology Research, MSE Prof. Roopali Kukreja Receives Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, Office of Research Grant Writing Workshop for Early-Career Faculty, Faculty and Staff Review of Dean Curtis’ Performance, College of Engineering-Hosted Wellness Events, Reminder: RSVP for CHE and MSE Fall Staff Feature and Fun [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UC Davis recently released its strategic plan, “To Boldly Go,” which creates a 10-year vision for the university.

Issue 100: September 25, 2018: ABET Preparation: Update Research Posters, Celebration of Faculty Excellence Event on Oct. 3, CHE’s Jiandi Wan Receives $2.8 Million National Institutes of Health Grant, Professor and Chair Saif Islam Elected Named Optical Society Fellow, MAE Professor Bahram Ravani Receives ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Award, BME Prof. Emerita Katherine Ferrara Receives Outstanding Leadership Award, Faculty and Staff Review of Dean Curtis’ Performance, CHE and MSE to Host Fall Staff Feature and Fun, College of Engineering IT Service Desk (ITSD) Launch, Mini-Course Opportunity: Fundamentals of Surface Topography Measurement, Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Recruitment Town Halls [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? “Pregnancy and the University Workplace” is the title of one of more than 150 “SafetyNets” produced by Environmental Health & Safety. With a recent major update, it provides valuable information for employer and employee.

Issue 99: September 18, 2018: ABET Preparation: Updating Websites, Celebration of Faculty Excellence, ECE Faculty, UC Davis Health Physicians Receive $1.2 Million NSF Grant, CHE’s Ahmet Palazoglu Receives I&EC Research Excellence in Review Award, UC Center for Accelerated Innovation Funding Opportunity for Faculty, Summer 2018 Edition of Engineering Progress Available, Reminder: Fall Staff Welcome This Thursday, Physical Sciences and Engineering Library Collection Relocation Update [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The College of Engineering ranked 32nd out 206 programs examined (among those who offer degrees up to a Ph.D.) by the USNWR’s “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.” Our highest ranked undergraduate programs are biological and agricultural engineering (#4), biomedical engineering (#26), civil engineering (#13) and environmental engineering (#16).

Issue 98: September 11, 2018: ABET Preparation: Laboratory Clean-Up and Safety Signage, BME’s Cheemeng Tan Named Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Young Inventor, U.S. News and World Report “Best College” Rankings Announced, Installation of CNM2 Toxic Gas Monitoring System in Kemper Hall, Fall Staff Welcome Next Thursday. [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Active Shooter Survival Workshops are being offered this October and December, as well as in February, April, and June of 2019.

Issue 97: September 4, 2018: Upcoming Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Site Visit, Upcoming Test of New Campus Network Security Service, Dean Jennifer Curtis Receives Purdue Distinguished Engineering Alumnae Award, CITRIS-ITESM Seed Funding Program Workshop, Save the Dates for Fall Events [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? College faculty, staff and students can view conference room availability and submit reservation requests using the Community Web Scheduler, COWS.

Issue 96: August 28, 2018: Daniel Sperling Receives Transportation Research Board’s Highest Award, MAE Professor Michael Hill Named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow, Reminder: Farewell Celebration for Jean VanderGheynst Tomorrow, Upcoming Annual Faculty Emeriti Dinner, NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant Program Information Session The Office of Research, NSF Research Traineeship Grant Program Information Session, Reminder: College of Engineering Shared Services Open House [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Using the Research Funding online system, UC Davis researchers can search for upcoming extramural funding opportunities and apply to those that require internal coordination.

Issue 95: August 14, 2018: ECE Alumna, DEC Member Diane Bryant Delivers Keynote Address Today, BME Professor Kent Leach Elected to Biomedical Engineering Society Class of 2018 Fellows, Funding Support for Multidisciplinary Proposals and Single PI Proposals,  Administrative Coordinating Council of Deans Funding Request Guidelines, UC Davis Seeking “Big Ideas” From Faculty, Staff and Students [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? If you have an authenticated UC Davis login, you have complimentary access to The New York Times online.

Issue 94: August 7, 2018: Bruce Gates Receives Energy Frontier Research Center Funding, Engineering Shared Services Unit Returns to College of Engineering, Farewell Celebration for Jean VanderGheynst [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The UC Davis Emergency Notification System disseminates timely information to the campus community in the event of a crisis affecting the University. This information can be accessed via phone apps, websites, email, phone, and social media.

Issue 93: July 31, 2018: Farewell Celebration for Jean VanderGheynst, Engineering Dean’s Office to Host Summer Feature and Fun Staff Event, Reminder: Audio Visual Equipment Upgrades in Kemper 1003, 1007 and Academic Surge 2050, Participate in the Fall Global Affairs Faculty and Staff Ambassadors Program, Global Climate Action Summit Affiliate Event Symposium Call for Abstracts [Link to compete issue]
Did You Know? UC Davis is ranked 31st overall and 13th among public universities in the U.S., in a tie with Purdue University in Indiana (QS World University Rankings).

Issue 92: July 24, 2018: MSE Professor Ricardo Castro Named Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Audio Visual Equipment Upgrades in Kemper 1003, 1007 and Academic Surge 2050, Reminder: UC Davis Travel Policy Change Requires International Travel Registration [Link to compete issue]
Did You Know? UCOP has a Travel Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit to help faculty stay cyber-safe while traveling.

Issue 91: July 17, 2018: MSE Faculty Receive Energy Frontier Research Center Funding, BME Distinguished Professor Simon Cherry Receives Paul C. Aebersold Award in Nuclear Medicine Science, CEE Professor Emeritus Ed Idriss Receives EERI’s 2018 George W. Housner Medal, Biomedical Engineering Undergrad Wins First Place in Library Research Prize, Audio Visual Equipment Upgrades in Kemper 1003, 1007 and Academic Surge 2050 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The COE IT team has two Dell loaner laptops available for faculty use when traveling internationally. ​Contact your local IT staff for more information.

Issue 90: July 10, 2018:MAE Professor JP Delplanque Named Acting Vice Provost of Graduate Education and Dean, Graduate Studies, CEE Postdoc Mohamed Elkashef Receives Mistletoe Research Fellowship, Loaner Laptops Available for International Travel, UC Davis Travel Policy Change Requires Trip Registration for International Travel [Link to compete issue]
Did You Know? Previous issues of Engineering Weekly are archived on the College’s Intranet.

Issue 89: July 3, 2018: Paul Singh Receives Honorary Degree from University of Guelph, ECE Postdoc Hilal Cansizoglu Receives Mistletoe Research Fellowship, UC Davis Solar Decathlon Team Receives Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, ECE Professor Soheil Ghiasi Receives Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR) Grant, UC Davis Travel Policy Change Requires Trip Registration for International Travel [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UC Davis Safety Services maintains a helpful “Who Do I Call?” list for common requests including turkeys, bats, biohazards and more.

Issue 88: June 26, 2018: 2018 Dean’s Collaborative Research (DECOR) Award Recipients Announced, Prasant Mohapatra Named Vice Chancellor for Research by Chancellor May, BAE Professor Tina Jeoh Receives DOE Grant for Biofuels and Bioproducts Research, CS Professor Norman Matloff Wins 2017 Eric Ziegel Award, Please Encourage Students to Complete UC Undergraduate Survey [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? A new UC Davis Policy and Procedure Manual outlines the requirements related to university-related international travel to ensure the health, safety, and security of university travelers.

Issue 87: June 19, 2018: Four Engineering Faculty Named 2018-2019 Hellman Fellows,Join the College of Engineering LinkedIn Group, Reminder: Be Aware of Phishing Scams and Cyber-Attacks, UC Davis Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Conference
Did You Know? The College has a dedicated staff lounge located in Academic Surge, room 2054. The lounge is a space for staff to gather, take breaks and relax.

Issue 86: June 12, 2018:Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Recruitment, Spring Commencement Speakers Announced: Tim Bucher, Reminder: Free LabVIEW Boot Camp, Spring Event Photos Posted on Flickr
Did You Know? The University of California is #1 in the world for U.S.utility patents granted in 2017 (National Academy of Inventors).

Issue 85: June 5, 2018: CS Professor Zhendong Su Wins ACM SIGSOFT Impact Award,Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Engineering Design Showcase, 2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations, Free LabVIEW Boot Camp, Reminder: Staff Gift Available for Pick Up [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? All COE staff have access to Lynda.com, a high quality, web-based training resource on thousands of topics including office software, data analysis, business, design, communication, programming, marketing and more. Contact Steve Pigg sapigg@ucdavis.edu with questions.

Issue 84: May 29, 2018: 2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Nominations, Miguel Jaller Makes ASEE Prism’s “20 Under 40” List, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering Staff Lounge, Undergraduate Student Awards Ceremony, Engineering Design Showcase [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? All COE staff have access to Lynda.com, a high quality, web-based training resource on thousands of topics including office software, data analysis, business, design, communication, programming, marketing and more. Contact Steve Pigg sapigg@ucdavis.edu with questions.

Issue 83: May 22, 2018: COE Strategic Plan Sets Vision, Goals and Priorities for Our College, Alexandra Navrotsky Appointed to CCST Board of Directors, Reminder: Annual Faculty Meeting, Reminder: Budged Presentation for Staff, College of Engineering Staff Appreciation and Outstanding Staff Awards, Undergraduate Awards Ceremony [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Information and updates on the deployment of UCPath, a system-wide initiative to align human resource, academic personnel, benefits and payroll services for more than 200,000 UC employees, is available online.

Issue 82: May 15, 2018: COE Strategic Plan Sets Vision, Goals and Priorities for Our College, Industry Judges for Design Showcase Needed, College of Engineering Staff Appreciation and Outstanding Staff Awards, First-Year Aggie Connections Seeking Fall Facilitators, UC Davis Police Accountability Board Pilot Program Review Survey [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UCOP has a Travel Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit to help faculty stay cyber-safe while traveling.

Issue 81: May 8, 2018: COE Strategic Plan Sets Vision, Goals and Priorities for Our College, Jean VanderGheynst to Become Next Dean of Engineering at UMass Dartmouth, Budget Presentation for Staff, May is UC Davis Safety Month [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UCOP has a Travel Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit to help faculty stay cyber-safe while traveling.

Issue 80, 2018: May 1, 2018: COE Strategic Plan Sets Vision, Goals and Priorities for Our College, Passing of Bruce White and John Kemper, CEE Chair Amit Kanvinde Receives ASCE’s 2018 State of the Art of Civil Engineering Award, CS Associate Professor Sam King Featured in Nature Blog, Jordan Dade Receives NACADA Global Advising Award, Dean Jennifer Curtis Receives ASEE’s 2018 CACHE Award [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The UC Davis Aggie Tip Sheet, published each month by the UC Davis Office of Strategic Communications, includes UC Davis rankings, numbers and distinctions in brief.

Issue 79: April 24, 2018: Update on College of Engineering Strategic Plan, NAE Celebration to Honor Chancellor May and Professor Lund, Outstanding Staff Award Winners Announced, Call for Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers, BAE’S Farzaneh Khorsandi Named Top ASABE Professional Honoree, Thank Goodness for Staff (TGFS) Celebration RSVP, Upcoming Faculty and Staff Spring Portrait Session, Justin Hall Appointed College of Engineering Facilities Manager, Decision Day and Picnic Day Photos Posted [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The Dean’s Office maintains helpful college handouts and fact sheets [here].

Issue 78: April 17, 2018: Zuhair A. Munir Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation, Last Chance for Faculty Input into Migration of PSE Library Collections, IT Resources for SmartSite Retirement,  Call for Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers, College of Engineering Faculty and Staff Give Day Challenge, CPR/AED Training for Faculty and Staff, Free E-Waste Drop-Off Event, Janel Alpert Joins Development and Alumni Relations Team, Free Snack Friday Mixing Event [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The EPAR deadline is June 8 for non-represented employees and July 13 for CX employees. The deadline for RX/TX employees is to be determined.

Issue 77: April 10, 2018: Erkin Şeker Receives National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Trailblazer Award, Call for Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers, Reminder: College of Engineering Spring Distinguished Lecture Michael R. Ladisch, College of Engineering Faculty and Staff Give Day Challenge, Interdisciplinary Research Catalyst: Conversations in Community & Citizen Science [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Resources for writing a summary of accomplishments or a self-assessment for employee performance appraisals are available [here]. EPAR review periods are [here].

Issue 76: April 3, 2018Recruitment of Associate Dean for Academic Personnel and Planning, Reminder: Engineering Migrates to Voice over Internet Protocol Phones, Volunteers Needed for Spring Commencement, Save the Dates for Spring Events [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Anyone can use the online Trumba submission form to share events and seminars across campus and on the main COE Trumba calendar.

Issue 75: March 27, 2018: CS Assistant Professor Yong Jae Lee Receives NSF CAREER Award, Recruitment of Associate Dean for Academic Personnel and Planning, Call for Engineering Research Stories for General Audiences, Bainer Hall Closed March 30, 31 for Electrical Updates, College of Engineering Staff Lounge [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Engineering Weekly is archived on the college’s intranet.

Issue 74: March 20, 2018: ECE Assistant Professor J. Sebastian Gomez-Diaz Receives NSF Early CAREER, 2019 U.S. News Best Graduate School Rankings Released, Recruitment of Associate Dean for Academic Personnel and Planning, College of Engineering Spring Distinguished, Office of Research Expo 2018: Pathways to Impact, Student Speaker for Spring Commencement Needed  [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Global Affairs has launched a new website with helpful tips and information for traveling, including a comprehensive travel checklist.

Issue 73: March 13, 2018CHE Professor Ahmet Palazoglu Named Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Jeannie Darby Receives UC Davis Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, Recruitment of Associate Dean for Academic Personnel and Planning, Request for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award, Faculty Participation in Spring Commencement, Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey Closes Today, Winter 2018 Edition of Engineering Progress is Available [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Our college is #1 in the country for the percentage of women faculty among the U.S. News and World Report’s Top 50 ranked engineering programs (ASEE).

Issue 72: March 6, 2018: Request for Proposals: Dean’s Collaborative Research Award, BAE Assistant Professor Alireza Pourreza Wins Sunkist Young Designer Award, Rosalind Christian Receives the Chancellor’s Awards for International Engagement [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The UC Davis Marketing Toolbox has safety guidelines for shooting and using research lab photographs to help ensure best practices are modeled in photographs and by photographers entering research spaces.

Issue 71: February 27, 2018: UC Davis Energy Affiliates Forum on Integrated Energy Solutions, Spring 2018 Commencement Information, Computer Science Hosts Winter Quarter “Feature and Fun” Staff Event, Douglas Wright Joins College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences as Director of Development [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know?  The eLearning Studio is a high-quality, lower-cost recording center available for faculty use to make instructional videos. Contact Mark Wilson, mwil@ucdavis.edu, for additional information and cost estimates.

Issue 70: February 20, 2018: Engineering Week Activities Feb. 19-23, Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Open, College Welcomes New Director of Corporate Relations James Hale, Undergraduate Office Welcomes New Advisor Lili Mirshahzadeh [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The UC Davis Annual Report presents key statistics and financial data, and highlights of the many accomplishments of our faculty, students and staff. The 2016-17 report is available [here].

Issue 69: February 13, 2018: Gary S. May, Jay Lund Elected to National Academy of Engineering, Saif Islam Named International Society for Optics and Photonics Fellow, Saif Islam Named International Society for Optics and Photonics Fellow, Outstanding Staff Award Nominations Open, Engineering Week (E-Week) Activities Feb. 19-23, Engineering Migrates to Voice Over Internet Protocol Phones, UC Guidance On Activities Related to Cannabis [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The college’s online Trubma submission form can be used to share events and seminars across campus and on the main COE Trumba calendar.

Issue 68: February 6, 2018UC Davis to Compete in Global AI Challenge Sponsored by Amazon, Jean VanderGheynst Selected for HERS Institute Women in STEM
Leadership Program, College Welcomes New Manager of CNM2 Facility, Engineering Weekly Moves to MailChimp, College of Engineering Alumni Celebration Photos Posted [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? “Beyond the Bench” is a new quarterly Safety Services publication for lab safety contacts who play critical roles on behalf of their PIs. 

Issue 67: January 30, 2018: College of Engineering Winter Distinguished Lecture Faber, Two Engineering Professors Named 2018 Chancellor’s Fellows, CS Graduate Student Named Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellow, Picnic Day 2018 Exhibits Applications Due Feb. 1 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The College of Engineering Dean’s Office maintains resources on the college’s Intranet, including information on events, conference rooms, marketing and more. [more…]

Issue 66: January 23, 2018: College of Engineering Winter Distinguished Lecture, To Boldly Go: Community Input to the UC Davis Strategic Plan, Picnic Day 2018 Exhibits Applications Due Feb. 1, Aggie Innovation and Start-Up Symposium: Entrepreneurship Impacting People, Products and Planet [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? College faculty, staff and students can view conference room availability and submit reservation requests using the Community Web Scheduler, COWS.

Issue 65: January 16, 2018: CS Assistant Professor Cindy Rubio González Wins NSF CAREER Award, UC Davis Recognized with Cloud Leadership Award by E&I Cooperative Services, UC Davis Global Affairs Trip Registration and Travel Resources, Picnic Day 2018 Exhibits Applications Due Feb. 1. [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The UC Davis Travel Medicine Program provides no-cost vaccines and other pre-travel services before any UC Davis-related international trips.

Issue 64: January 9, 2018: College of Engineering Day at Aggie Women’s Basketball Game, College of Engineering Alumni Celebration and DEAM Awards,  S. Felix Wu Receives Distinguished Alumni Award, Engineering Undergraduate Office Welcomes New Student Advising Assistant, Recording of PSE Library Renovation Discussion, AUSS-C (Formerly Shared Services) Has Moved Off-Campus [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Too hot? Chilly? Perfect? Use the TherMOOstat to help UC Davis find energy waste in your building.

Issue 63: January 2, 2018: College of Engineering Day at Aggie Women’s Basketball Game, Katerina Ziotopoulou Receives Greek International Women Award [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Financial support for faculty in the preparation of their multidisciplinary proposals can be found [here] and single proposals can be found [here].

2017

Issue 62: December 20, 2017: COE Featured at Aggie Women’s Basketball Game, Survey On Publicly-Engaged Research and Teaching, Call for Faculty and Graduate Students to Participate in Learning Communities, Happy Holidays! See you in 2018 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Will you be working alone over the holidays, or after hours? Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) template available here.

Issue 61 December 12, 2017: COE Article in Scientific American: Sowing the Seeds of Diversity in Engineering, Daniel Gusfield Named Association for Computer Machinery Fellow, Laura Marcu Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow, Jordan Dade Recognized by National Academic Advising Association, Workshop: Computational Thinking in the Engineering Curriculum, Jewish National Fund Faculty Fellowship Program Applications Open, Annual Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal Awards Dinner [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Will you be working alone over the holidays, or after hours? Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) template available here.

Issue 60: December 5, 2017: PSE Library Renovation Discussion & COE Input to Campus Strategic Plan, College of Engineering Fall Distinguished Lecture, Transitioning to Retirement Workshop Series for Faculty, ECE to Host First Quarterly “Feature & Fun” Staff Event [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The UC Office of the President publishes a monthly Safety Spotlight Newsletter with links to training presentations, videos and other resources.

Issue 59: November 28, 2017: College of Engineering Fall Distinguished Lecture, Upcoming Dean’s Office Move, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UC Davis is the most academically comprehensive university on the West Coast.

Issue 58: November 21, 2017: PSE Library Renovation Discussion & COE Input to Campus Strategic Plan, Cultivating Research Partnerships with National Laboratories, ECE Distinguished Professor Jerry M. Woodall Named AAAS Fellow, Raissa D’Souza Pens Science Perspective on Cascading Failures, Engineering Research Stories for General Audiences, 2018 Open Enrollment Ends Today [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UC Davis Safety Services has holiday decoration guidelines, including regulation that requires flame-retardant certification for all yuletide trees and other cut greenery displayed in indoor areas frequented by students, staff and faculty.

Issue 57: November 14, 2017: PSE Library Renovation Discussion & COE Input to Campus Strategic Plan, Cultivating Research Partnerships with National Laboratories, College Hosts NAE Meeting on Campus – Technical Sessions Open to Faculty, ECE Professor John Owens Named ACM Distinguished Member [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? 2018 Open Enrollment runs through Tuesday, Nov. 21. Enroll in, change, or opt out of medical, dental, vision and or legal plans using UC’s Open Enrollment website.

Issue 56: November 7, 2017: Upcoming Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, College Welcomes New Director of Marketing and Communications Aditi Risbud Bartl, Testing Center Pilot Project For Students With Accommodations, Request for Staff Volunteers for Fall Commencement [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? 2018 Open Enrollment runs through Tuesday, Nov. 21. Enroll in, change, or opt out of medical, dental, vision and or legal plans using UC’s Open Enrollment website.

Issue 55: October 31, 2017: College Hosts NAE Meeting on Campus – Technical Sessions Open to Faculty, Reminder: Chancellor Gary May Visit to College of Engineering Nov. 8, MSE, ECE, CHE Research Featured on Cover of Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Opportunity For Faculty to Participate in UC Davis Pre-College Program, Request for Faculty Participation at Fall Commencement, 2018 Open Enrollment Runs Until Nov. 21 [Link to complete issue]
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]. Monthly ideas for the tip sheet can be sent to Tom Hinds: thinds@ucdavis.edu.

Issue 54: October 24, 2017: College Hosts NAE Meeting on Campus – Technical Sessions Open to Faculty, ECE Professor Saif Islam’s Research Featured on Cover of PSSA Journal, UC Davis to Host Popular Science Innovators of Tomorrow Event, BAE Prof. Zhongli Pan Receives Chinese Government Friendship Award, FBI Presentation: Cybersecurity and Higher Education Research [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Safety newsletters and updates from UC Davis Safety Services are archived online.

Issue 53: October 17, 2017: CITRIS Core Seed Funding Opportunities and Information Session, Chancellor Gary May to Visit College of Engineering on November 8, MyUCDavis, Other Banner-Connected Services Offline Oct. 20-22 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The free Aggie Guardian App includes a virtual safety escort, 911 calls, and eyewitness reports with tips and photos. The app may be particularly useful for researchers who are on campus during night, weekend, or holiday times.

Issue 52: October 10, 2017: Chancellor Gary May to Visit College of Engineering on November 8, College of Engineering Photography Resources for Faculty and Staff, Input Requested for Future Teaching and Learning Complex Building [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The college will provide $1,000 in unrestricted support to any engineering faculty member for spearheading the nomination of one of their UCD engineering colleagues for a major external award and/or external fellowship. A copy of the entire nomination package must be sent to Dean Curtis.

Issue 51: October 3, 2017: Celebration of Faculty Excellence, Lead the Nomination of a UC Davis Engineering Faculty Colleague and Receive $1,000, Chancellor Gary May to Visit College of Engineering on November 8, Four Additional Engineering Staff Named UC Davis Worklife Champions, Mark Modera Named Interim Director of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, Computer Science Welcomes Record Number of New Faculty, Mini-Course Opportunity: Inline-Metrology for Component Surfaces in Six Sigma Manufacturing [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? A large potential source of additional department funding, in addition to ICR and donations, is the Master’s Enrollment Incentive Program. See this site for details: [more…]

Issue 50: September 26, 2017: Celebration of Faculty Excellence: Faculty Awards, New Faculty and Reception, David Spight Named National Academic Advising Association Mentor,Upcoming College Portrait Session, Carrie Chown Named UC Davis Worklife Champion, Reminder: Fall Staff Welcome This Friday [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? Financial support for faculty in the preparation of their multidisciplinary proposals can be found [here] and single proposals can be found [here].

Issue 49: September 19, 2017: College Support for Faculty in Their Preparation of Proposals, Professor James Shackelford Receives American Society for
Metals Distinguished Teacher Award, Professor Q. Jane Gu Wins Qualcomm Faculty Award, Jordan Dade Receives Outstanding Staff Advisor Award, Fall Staff Welcome Event Next Week, Internship and Career Center Offers Alternative to Cancelling Class [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? UC Davis ranked 12th on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Top Public Schools. The College of Engineering is ranked 30th in Best Undergraduate
Engineering Programs.

Issue 48: September 12, 2017: Heather Bischel Awarded Zeno Karl Schindler EPFL Prize in Environmental Science and Sustainability, Chemical Engineering Hosts Pacific Coast Catalysis Society Meeting, MatLab Now Free For UC Davis Students [Link to complete issue]
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 [here].

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 [Link to complete issue]
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  [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The spring 2017 edition of our college’s biannual magazine, Engineering Progress, is available online.

Issue 39: July 11, 2017: Amit Kanvinde to Participate in 2017 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Departure of Regan Scott-Chin [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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” [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
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 [Link to complete issue]
Did You Know? The College of Engineering hired 30 new faculty members during fiscal year 2015-2016, including 14 women, and 5 underrepresented minorities.

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  [Link to complete issue]
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.

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

Issue 21: March 7, 2017: Please Complete Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey, Search Underway for New Director of Safety [Link to complete issue]

Issue 20: February 28, 2017: Kanvinde Honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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! [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

Issue 15: January 24, 2017: Kelley Weiss Named Interim Director of Communications [Link to complete issue]

Issue 14: January 17, 2017: Princeton Professor Poor to Give College Distinguished Lecture [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

2016

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 [Link to complete issue]

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

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

Issue 9: November 15, 2016: Metropolitan Transportation Commission Honors Brian Maroney, Upcoming Training: Electrical Safety in Research [Link to complete issue]

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

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]

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 [Link to complete issue]