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 22.8% incoming students (228 out of 1,000) to Samueli Engineering in Fall 2019, and __% of the Samueli Engineering total undergraduate students (__out of 3,956) in 2019.

Transfer students by department:

Department % of Samueli Engineering Transfer Students
Aerospace Engineering 15%
Bio Engineering 5%
Chemical Engineering 16%
Civil Engineering 12%
Computer Science 13%
Computer Science and Engineering 11%
Electrical and Computer Engineering 33%
Material Engineering 8%
Mechanical Engineering 12%

*This data was retrieved here.


Due to the pandemic situation, our office is unable to provide in person services to the engineering students community at UCLA. Boelter Hall is currently closed until further notice. If there is anything we can help with, please send and email to Wes Uehara, the director for the Engineering Transfer Center, or any one of our current staff.

Visit us at 6288 BH


  • Mondays: 9:30 PM – 5 PM
  • Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
  • Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
  • Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
  • Fridays: 9:30 AM – 5 PM

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

Shahrul Kamil bin Hassan – Senior Student Staff
Electrical Engineering
2nd year Transfer Student, Whatcom College

Video introduction

Shahrul usually goes by Kamil! He is a third-year Electrical Engineering student, and he transferred from Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington and is also an international student from Malaysia. Kamil enjoys playing badminton, watching movies (action, thriller, Marvel), and stand-up comedies. He is passionate about robotics, and electrical engineering as a whole.

Awa Kologo – Student Staff
Civil & Environmental Engineering
First Year Transfer Student, San Bernardino Valley College

Video introduction

Awa is a third-year civil engineering student. She transferred from San Bernardino Valley College. She is passionate in construction and sustainability.

Brett Woltz – Student Staff
Computer Science
2nd Year Transfer Student, Moorpark College

Video introduction

Brett is a fourth-year UCLA student majoring in Computer Science. He transferred in fall 2019 from Moorpark College. In his time off, He likes to read or go outside with his dog. If you ever have any questions regarding the transfer experience, or you are just looking for someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to him.

Jacob Chigbrow – Student Staff
Mechanical Engineering
1st Year Transfer Student, American River College

Video Introduction

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!

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 (*)

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