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Student Clubs, Design Teams, and Activities. Interested in meeting and working with other students on engineering projects?

Joining a student club can be a great way to explore interests in science and engineering. Many clubs also host social events and invite faculty and businesses to speak with their members. These can be unique opportunities to prepare students for the workforce.

Click here to explore the many different involvement opportunities in the College of Engineering. Engineering student organizations and teams are on hand to answer questions about how to get involved. Engineers Can and Should Do It. In an era of globalization, studying abroad can give you a competitive edge in your future career. Engineering students can participate in a study abroad experience and still graduate in four years.

The College of Engineering has had students participate in engineering programs around the world: Undergraduates are encouraged to dive into research at UC Davis. You can do it through internships on campus, at the UC Davis Medical Center, with local industry or under the guidance of a professor. First-Year Seminars provide the opportunity to explore unique and interesting topics. The classes are small and are taught by some of our best instructors around a topic they are passionate about.

Past topics of particular interest to engineers: You can find a comprehensive list of topics online at fys. This course offers good information for all engineering students and those thinking about engineering. This seminar series may also be offered during winter quarter.

First-year students are encouraged to take Nuts and Bolts. The seminar meets one hour each week to help students determine if graduate school is a good choice for them your first year is the best time to think about this and to outline steps students can take to prepare for graduate school. Contacting and Connecting with Faculty.

Education at all levels is greatly enriched by the ability to approach faculty. Make sure you take advantage of office hours. Introduce yourself to the instructor early in the quarter and ask for advice about how to approach the course material. A final reminder that each college on the UC Davis campus has some requirements that are different from the other colleges.

Here are a few College of Engineering differences you need to be aware of: Remember, our academic advisors are here to help. Connect with the College of Engineering on Facebook. Our Facebook page features event announcements, college news, student group information, contests and giveaways, and more. New Student Orientation The UC Davis College of Engineering provides an undergraduate engineering education based on strong fundamentals, giving students the tools they need to prepare for careers and continue to grow and adapt in a quickly changing technical world.

Participants also engage in academic seminars, preparatory courses, tutoring, special advising and local and national conferences. Richard Scalettar Program Coordinator: This program targets underrepresented students in the mathematical and physical sciences. Participants attend weekly academic seminars and GRE preparation during the academic year. During the summer, eligible participants engage in 8 weeks of research minimum 30 hours and 2 weeks of GRE preparation. This program targets economically and educationally disadvantaged students planning on applying to Ph.

Annaliese Franz Program Coordinator: Students who are enrolled in a University of California undergraduate degree program in the physical, life, or computer sciences; engineering; or mathematics will engage in 8 weeks of research during the summer for two summers, one summer on campus and one summer at a participating UC.

This program targets sophomores and juniors majoring in math, science, computer science and engineering. Check out how to apply here. But too often, undergraduates must make a difficult choice between accepting an unpaid internship or finding a part-time job unrelated to their academic interests.

To encourage students to gain hands-on experience, Assistant Professor Rebecca M. Conspecific social environment influences food preference and foraging behavior in New York City pigeons. Neuroanatomical evolution in response to a changing environment. Urban health and ecology: Patterns of hypothalamic GnIH change over the reproductive period in starlings and rats. General and Comparative Endocrinology , Seasons and neighborhoods of high lead toxicity in New York City: Journal of Integrative and Comparative Biology.

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The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) encourages and facilitates research opportunities for UC Davis undergraduates in all majors and class levels. We offer awards and activities to support undergraduate research across the university.

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Whether you’re interested in laboratories or libraries, at UC Davis you can get hands-on research experience. And you’ll be working with top-notch faculty mentors and some of the best graduate students in the world. Undergraduates are encouraged to dive into research at UC Davis.

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The opportunities to do real-world research as an undergraduate at UC Davis are limitless. Collaborate with faculty Faculty and other researchers in nearly every discipline across the college frequently seek undergraduate students to . Undergraduate research looks great on your transcript and resume. Most employers and graduate programs in chemistry strongly recommend, if not require, some prior independent research experience. It may also offer insights into career possibilities by giving you an idea of what research fields interest you.

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Present your findings at the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference or other symposia, and possibly co-author a published paper Build relationships with faculty, which can lead to personalized letters of recommendation. A hallmark of the UC Davis undergraduate experience is working alongside graduate students and faculty to conduct scientific research. But too often, undergraduates must make a difficult choice between accepting an unpaid internship or finding a part-time job unrelated to their academic interests.