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 7%
Bio Engineering 4%
Chemical Engineering 11%
Civil Engineering 7%
Computer Science 24%
Computer Science and Engineering 8%
Electrical and Computer Engineering 25%
Material Engineering 3%
Mechanical Engineering 11%

*This data was retrieved here.


  • Peer advising
  • Conference room/study lounge
    • Laptop computers
    • Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM (when meetings are not scheduled)
  • Monthly workshops
  • Study break sessions
  • Connecting transfer student to tutoring and study hall resources
  • Programs for new transfer students including Bridge Program, Transfer Student Reception


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 new 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 17 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.

 Shahrul Kamil bin Hassan – Student Clerk

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.

Peer Advisors

Abigail Edwards

Abigail is a 5th-year student in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She transferred to UCLA from City College of San Francisco. Abigail is a member of various student organizations on campus including Chi Alpha Psi (transfer fraternity), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Sign Language Club. She currently holds the leadership positions 2018 ASCE Secretary.



David Hill 

David is a 4th year Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering student. He transferred from Clovis Community College in Fresno. He is a member of Bruin Racing (Society of Automotive Engineers), where he works on the Composites sub-team.

Meet the Student Advisory Board

Annalise Reyes

Computer Science, 4th year, Palomar College

Joseph Vera

Chemical Engineering, 3rd year, Napa Valley College

Nisha Sharma

Electrical and Computer Engineering, 3rd year, Bakersfield College

Atharv Sakhala

Computer Science and Engineering, 3rd year, Foothill College

Lesley Guzman

Electrical and Computer Engineering, 4th year, Santa Ana College

Pardis Habibi

Chemical Engineering, 3rd year, Irvine Valley College

Ethan Liang

Electrical and Computer Engineering, 5th year, El Camino College

Moutasem Mansi

Chemical Engineering, 5th year, Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City

Zefyr Scott

Electrical and Computer Engineering, 3rd year, Los Angeles City College

Past Staff and Student Advisory Board Members

AY 2019 – 2020
Megan Oliveros – Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.S.

AY 2018 – 2019
Annalise Reyes- Computer Science, B.S.
Chris Flores – Mechanical Engineering, B.S.
Attiano Purpura-Pontoniere- Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S.
Angelie Laurent- Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, B.S.

AY 2017 – 2018
An Nguyen – Computer Science, 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.