Overview


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.

Mission


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.

 

Location


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 2022 – 2023 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.

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


Lucas Willey – Head of Communications

3rd Year, Chemical Engineering Student

Lucas is a 3rd Year Chemical Engineering Student minoring Data Science Engineering. Originally, he is from St. Louis, Missouri. When he’s not working at the ETC, he enjoys working in lab, painting, surfing at Venice Beach, cooking, and reality TV.

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.

Hana Kim – ETC Staff

Electrical Engineering
1st Year Transfer Student, Chaffey College

Jaelyn Fan – ETC Staff

Computer Science
1st Year Transfer Student, De Anza College

Julia Stoneburner – ETC Staff

Bioengineering
1st Year Transfer Student, Foothill College

Jin Kim – ETC Staff

Mechanical Engineering
1st Year Transfer Student, Green River College

Emika Saito – ETC Staff

1st Year Transfer, Bioengineering Student

Daniel Smith, ETC Tutor and Mentor

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

Daniel has worked as a data science intern and does research in his free time. He plans on teaching lower division and required upper division Computer Science classes.

Bruce Qu, ETC Tutor and Mentor

Electrical Engineering

 

 Past Staff and Student Advisory Board Members


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

AY 2021 – 2022
Jacob Chigbrow – Mechanical Engineering, B.S., transferred from American River College (*)
Qianyi ‘Karen’ Lin – Aerospace Engineering, B.S., transferred from Grossmont College (*)
Ryan Rossmango – Mechanical Engineering, B.S. (*)
Harvey Yu – Electrical Engineering, B.S., transferred from Mount San Antonio College (*)

AY 2020 – 2021
David Hill – Mechanical Engineering, B.S., transferred from Clovis Community College (*)
Qianyi ‘Karen’ Lin – Aerospace Engineering, B.S., transferred from Grossmont College (*)
Awa Kologo – Civil & Environmental Engineering, transferred from San Bernandino Valley College (*)
Dylan del Rosario- Electrical Engineering, B.S., transferred from Chaffey College (!)
Ivan Ma- Computer Science, B.S., transferred from Irvine Valley College (!)

AY 2019 – 2020
Abigail Edwards – Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.S. (*)
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