The Engineering Transfer Center is a part of the new Engineering Resource Center, developed in Fall 2017 by Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, Richard D. Wesel.


It is our mission at the Engineering Transfer Center to provide resources and support to current Samueli Engineering transfer students, increase visibility and advocacy for the transfer community in the school, and build partnerships with local community colleges to support the engineering pipeline.

Our goals include:

  • Providing resources and support that enable a successful transition to Samueli Engineering and academic success.
  • Accelerating access to enhanced learning experiences and professional development that help transfer students maximize their Samueli Engineering experience and prepare them for life after graduation.
  • Creating a Bruin Engineering community that includes students, staff, faculty, alumni, and industry partners that will offer support, visibility, and advocacy for transfer students.
  • Creating outreach activities that help expose community college students to engineering, help them to engage in engineering activities, understand the excitement of the Samueli Engineering experience, and the pathways to get here.

Transfers in Samueli Engineering

Transfer students make up 20.5% of incoming students (228 out of 1,110) to Samueli Engineering in Fall 2021, and 13.36% of the Samueli Engineering total undergraduate students (516 out of 3,862) in 2021.

Transfer students by department:

Department % of Samueli Engineering Transfer Students
Aerospace Engineering 7%
Bio Engineering 4%
Chemical Engineering 7%
Civil Engineering 7%
Computer Engineering  4%
Computer Science 13%
Computer Science and Engineering 4%
Electrical Engineering 30%
Material Engineering 1%
Mechanical Engineering 25%

*This data was retrieved here.


The Engineering Transfer Center is located in the Engineering Student Resource Center at Boelter Hall 6288.  Our office is generally open to students between the hours of 9 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday.  During the 2021 – 2022 academic year, our staff is working a hybrid model of in-office days and remote days each week.  Please check in-office hours of the Engineering Transfer Center Director and Peer Advisors before visiting the office.


Office Hours

Peer Advising hours

Peer advising takes place in the first three weeks of each Quarter. In those times, calendly links will be put here.

Engineering Transfer Center Director’s in-office hours for Winter 2022 are as follows:

  • Week 1 beginning on January 3 – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Week 2 beginning on January 10 – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Week 3 beginning on January 17 – Thursday, Friday
  • Week 4 beginning on January 24 – Thursday, Friday
  • Week 5 beginning on January 31 – Thursday, Friday
  • Week 6 beginning on February 7 – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Week 7 beginning on February 14 – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Week 8 beginning on February 21 – Thursday, Friday
  • Week 9 beginning on February 28 – Thursday, Friday
  • Week 10 beginning on March 7 – Thursday, Friday
  • Finals week beginning on March 14 – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

To schedule an appointment with the Engineering Transfer Center Director, please visit the following links:

We also encourage students to join the ETC Discord Server to connect with our staff, tutors, and other eTransfers.  The invitation to the Discord Server can be found in any digest of the weekly eTransfer Student newsletter.

Meet the Staff

Wesley Uehara – Director

Wes Uehara is the Community College Outreach Coordinator and Director of the Engineering Transfer Student Resource Center at UCLA Samueli Engineering. His work focuses on developing activities and partnerships that support the engineering pipeline from community college to UCLA Engineering as well as providing resources and support that enable our transfer students to maximize their UCLA Samueli Engineering experience. Wes has over 20 years of experience working in higher education. Previously he co-managed the Dean’s Engineering Science Corps Outreach programs that focused on high school outreach initiatives and managing the Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program, an intensive academic research experience for undergraduates. Wes began life as a Bruin in 2004, by joining the education team at the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center headquartered at UCLA Engineering with partner labs at USC, CalTech, UC Riverside, and UC Merced. Before transitioning to UCLA Engineering, Wes spent time as an academic counselor working with First Year Experience programs at the Division of Undergraduate Education at UC Irvine. In his personal time, you can find Wes outdoors; running on the beach, on a hiking trail, or exploring Southern California. He enjoys photography, live music, and spending time with family and friends.

Student Staff

Jacob Chigbrow – Senior Student Staff

Mechanical Engineering
2nd Year Transfer Student, American River College

Jacob is a Mechanical Engineering major student and he transferred to UCLA in the Fall of 2020. He joined Rocket Project, the Tri-team, and he rushed Kappa Sigma. If you have any questions about anything related, he would be happy to help!

Click here to see Jacob’s video introduction.

Hyeongtaek ‘Henry’ Nam – Student Staff   

Mechanical Engineering
First Year Transfer Student, Bellevue College

Hyeongtaek Nam usually goes by Henry. He is a first-year junior transfer from Bellevue College, WA, Seattle. He is also an international student from South Korea. He and majoring Mechanical Engineering and passionate about CAD modeling and 3D printing. 

Click here to see Henry’s video introduction.

Qianyi ‘Karen’ Lin – Student Staff   

Aerospace Engineering
First Year Transfer Student, Grossmont College

Click here to see Karen’s video introduction.

Onuralp Ardic – Student Staff   

1st year, Electrical Engineering student

Onuralp is our communications lead and will manage the ETC website, social media, and weekly newsletter.

Click here to see Onuralp’s video introduction.

Yurika Yamada – Student Staff

4th year, Mechanical Engineering student

Yurika will be assisting with duties associated to the Student Creativity Center and Engineering Student Organizations.

Click here to see Yurika’s video introduction.

Ryan Rossmango, ETC Tutor

3rd year, Mechanical Engineering student

Click here to see Ryan’s video introduction.

Daniel Smith, ETC Tutor

4th year, Computer Science student
Transfer from Berkeley City College

Click here to see Daniel’s video introduction.

Harvey Yu, ETC Tutor

4th year Electrical Engineering
Transfer student from Mount San Antonio College

Click here to see Harvey’s video introduction.

Meet the Student Advisory Board

Dylan del Rosario

Electrical Engineering
1st Year Transfer Student, Chaffey College

My name is Dylan Del Rosario and I am a first-year engineering transfer student. Outside of engineering, my interests are playing sports such as soccer and swimming, discovering new music, and being a Vans (the shoe) enthusiast. I love connecting with other transfer students and being part of this community, especially during such a unique time!

Ivan Ma

Computer Science
1st Year Transfer Student, Irvine Valley College

Hi, I am Ivan! I like to play soccer and try different foods.

 Past Staff and Student Advisory Board Members

ETC Staff (*)
ETC Student Advisory Board (!)

AY 2020 – 2021
David Hill* – Mechanical Engineering, B.S., transferred from Clovis Community College (*)                                                                                                                                                                  Brett Woltz – Computer Science, B.S. (*)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Awa Kologo – Civil & Environmental Engineering, transferred from San Bernandino Valley College (*)

AY 2019 – 2020
Abigail Edwards – Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.S. (*)
David Hill – Mechanical Engineering, B.S., Clovis Community College (*)
Megan Oliveros – Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.S., transferred from El Camino College (*)
Pardis Habibi, Chemical Engineering, transferred from Irvine Valley College (!)
Samuel Newcomer, Aerospace Engineering, transferred from Shasta College (!)
Shahrul Kamil bin Hassan, Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S., transferred from Whatcom College (*)
Zach Nobles, Mechanical Engineering, transferred from College of the Canyons (!)

AY 2018 – 2019
Annalise Reyes – Computer Science, B.S., transferred from Palomar College (!)
Atharv Sakhala – Computer Science and Engineering, B.S., transferred from Foothill College (!)
Chris Flores – Mechanical Engineering, B.S. (*)
Attiano Purpura-Pontoniere- Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S. (*)
Angelie Laurent- Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, B.S. (*)
Ethan Liang – Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S., transferred from El Camino College (!)
Joseph Vera, Chemical Engineering, transferred from Napa Valley College (!)
Lesley Guzman, Electrical and Computer Engineering. B.S., transferred from Santa Ana College (!)
Megan Oliveros* – Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.S., transferred from El Camino College
Moutasem Mansi!, Chemical Engineering, transferred from Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City (!)
Nisha Sharma, Electrical and Computer Engineering, transferred from Bakersfield College (!)
Pardis Habibi, Chemical Engineering, transferred from Irvine Valley College (!)
Zefyr Scott, Electrical and Computer Engineering, transferred from Los Angeles City College (!)

AY 2017 – 2018
An Nguyen, Computer Science, B.S. (*)
Chris Flores – Mechanical Engineering, B.S. (*)
Gabriela Moreno Lopez, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. (!)
Jesus M. Lopez Baltazar, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, B.S. (!)
Karen Ekeruche, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. (!)
Megan Oliveros* – Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.S., transferred from El Camino College