UCLA Engineering Day

Friday, November 13 & 20 , 2020 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM | Virtual Event

Engineering Day for prospective transfer students is a day where we invite current community college students who are interested in UCLA Engineering to learn more about Bruin Engineering.  In 2020, our event will be virtual and we invite all community college students who are interested to join us.

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Day 1: Friday, November 13, 2020 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Hosted on Zoom
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eTransfer Student panel

eTransfer Student panel
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Hear from current engineering transfer students about their experience as an engineering transfer student at UCLA Samueli Engineering.  Ask questions to our panelist about their experiences. 

Session 1: Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering eTransfer Student Panel (link will be sent to those who register)
Session 2: All other engineering major session (link will be sent to those who register)

eTransfer Student Panelists:

Session 1:

Harvey Yu
Electrical Engineering
1st Year Transfer
Transfer institution: Mount San Antonio College

Leighton Quale
Computer Science
2nd Year Transfer
Transfer Institution: Los Angeles Pierce College

Melissa Chang
Electrical Engineering
1st Year Transfer
Transfer Institution: UC Davis

Parham Hajzavar
Computer Science
3rd Year Transfer
Transfer Institution: Los Angeles Pierce College

Shahrul Kamil Hassan
Electrical Engineering
2nd Year Transfer
Transfer Institution: Whatcom Community College

 

Session 2:

David Hill
Electrical Engineering
3rd Year Transfer
Transfer Institution: Whatcom Community College

Michael Munguia
Mechanical Engineering
2nd Year Transfer
Transfer Institution: Mount San Antonio College

Sydney Lacey
Chemical Engineering
2nd Year Transfer
Transfer Institution: Santa Monica College

Engineering Research Presentations & Panel

Engineering Research Presentations & Panel
2:00 – 2:45 PM

What is engineering research?  How does participating in research help to secure employment or a seat in a competitive engineering graduate program?  What do you need to get involved?  

Hosted on Zoom

The following is a list of presentations by undergraduate engineering students about the research they worked on in a UCLA Engineering lab.  We encourage attendees to watch some of these videos prior to attending the panel and q & a session during Engineering Day.

UAV Simulator For Wireless Communications
Achinthya Poduval
Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2nd year
Attending Q & A panel

Stimulating Effects of Skin Tone on Camera PerformanceUAV Simulator For Wireless Communications
Chandra Suresh
Electrical Engineering, 2nd year
Attending Q & A panel

Constructing and Capturing RF Signals using MATLAB and SDRs for Deep Learning-based Classification in an Open-set scenarioUAV Simulator For Wireless Communications
Isha Gonugunta
Computer Engineering, 2nd year
Attending Q & A panel

Quantum Machining Learning Works
Josiah Chang
Electrical Engineering, 2nd year

On Distributed Quantization for Multimodal Machine Learning
Karim Saraipour
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Technology) Randomness TestsVirtual Neural Signal Simulator for Analyzing the Performance of Decoding Algorithms in Brain-Machine Interfaces
Kathrine Stahnke
Electrical Engineering, 2nd year
Attending Q & A panel

An Exploratory Analysis of Child Speech Disfluencies in an Educational Context
Michael Huang
Electrical Engineering, 2nd year
Attending Q & A panel

Modeling the Dependency of Mode Frequency and Threshold Gain on Metasurface Dimensions in a Far-Infrared
Quantum-Cascade VESCELQuantum-Cascade VESCELAn Exploratory Analysis of Child Speech Disfluencies in an Educational Context

Sandra Li
Electrical Engineering, 2nd year
Attending Q & A panel

Card Game Player Modeling
Sherinne Ramos
Computer Science, 3rd year

Virtual Neural Signal Simulator for Analyzing the Performance of Decoding Algorithms in Brain-Machine Interfaces
Taylor Chung
Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2nd year

Read about additional Summer Undergraduate Research Program participant’s research here.

 

Research Panel Discussion with Q & A:

Please prepare questions for our panelist.  This can be about their research, how they got involved, their experience and the value of that experience, etc.  Panelist joining the session for Q & A:

 

    • Achinthya Poduval
    • Chandra Suresh
    • Isha Gonugunta
    • Katie Stahnke
    • Michael Huang
    • Sandra Li
Engineering Transfer Center

Engineering Transfer Center
2:45 – 3:00 PM

Wot?!  UCLA Engineering has it’s own Transfer Center?  Yes we do!  Hear about how the ETC is working to help our transfers maximize their time at UCLA and prepare for life as a professional engineer.

Hosted on Zoom
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Day 2: Friday, November 20, 2020 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Hosted on Zoom
Session Slides

 

UCLA Engineering Admissions

1:10PM – 2:00PM

Hear from our admissions counselor, James Washington from Office of Academic and Student Affairs, about information specific to applying to UCLA Samueli Engineering.  Learn important information on admissions requirements, hear important information on processing your application, and ask your questions. 

James Washington
Academic Counselor
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
UCLA Samueli Engineering & Applied Science

 

Maximizing the UCLA Samueli Engineering experience

Maximizing the UCLA Samueli Engineering experience
2:00 – 3:00 PM

What happens after transfer?  Transfer students have half the time to at UCLA Engineering.  How do I make it work for myself to prepare for life after graduation?  Hear from our students about what UCLA Engineering has to offer. 

 

Our panelist will share their experience with UCLA Engineering Design Organizations, Professional Organizations, the value of these experiences and the role it plays in pursuing the next step.

Panelists:

Christopher Webber

Christopher Webber
Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year transfer
Design Lead, Flagship Robotics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Hi I’m Chris Webber, and I am a 2nd year transfer in Mechanical Engineering. Last year I spent a lot of time working on projects under ASME including Combat Robotics and X1 Robotics, and sometime in Formula Bruin Racing. I also have experience with undergraduate research in the Energy and Propulsion lab, and internship experience at Intel for mechanical and thermal design. I am planning on graduating Fall 2021.

Erfan Kohyarnejad

Erfan Kohyarnejad
Civil Engineering, 2nd year transfer

Timber-wood Design Director & Transfer Outreach Chair, UCLA American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

I am a second-year transfer, majoring in civil engineering. I transferred from the Bay Area. I chose UCLA since they care a lot about their transfer students and have many organization for them. I’m involved in ASCE at UCLA, and as the transfer outreach my goal is get transfer students more involved in hands-on projects. I’m also the design director for ASCE timber design team where I get to design a one-story building, and send our design proposal for PSWC competition.

Gabriel Alpuerto

Gabriel Alpuerto
Mechanical Engineering, 5th year
President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

I am a 5th year from Eagle Rock, California studying Mechanical Engineering.  At UCLA, I have been involved in a variety of organizations over the past four years. I regularly volunteer with engineering organizations (American Indian Science and Engineering Society, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists) focused on supporting minorities in engineering. These events include huge single days events where local grade schools are invited to UCLA to participate in STEM workshops. During the year, I work in the Boelter Hall MakerSpace as a Staff Member where I assist users in utilizing the space safely and efficiently while also maintaining the machines of the space. Finally, I participate heavily in the UCLA chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). I have participated in ASME’s Fabrication and Design Essential (FADE) and Combat Robotics projects, served as a FADE Lead during the 2018 – 2019 year, and now have been serving as the President since May 2019.

When I am not studying or participating in these extracurriculars, I have some hobbies to give myself a break. I read a variety of books (ranging from epic fantasy to science fiction) and play videogames (mostly single player and RPG style games). I also have a Dungeons and Dragons group with my friends where I am the Dungeon Master since fall of 2018.

I am more than happy to answer any questions about UCLA, Mechanical Engineering at UCLA, and getting involved in organizations!

John Tabakian

John Tabakian
Mechanical Engineering, 4th year
Technical Vice President, UCLA American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Safety Officer, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

My name is John Tabakian, and I am a graduating this spring with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (CS Tech Breadth). I’ve been involved in on-campus clubs for the past four years now and have loved every minute of it. With Unmanned Aerial Systems at UCLA (UAS@UCLA), I prototype custom drones to compete in national and international competitions. With the UCLA student branch of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, I develop interesting robots with a diverse team of undergraduate engineers. And with the Game Music Ensemble at UCLA, I perform orchestral video game music as the principal percussionist of a full symphonic orchestra and choir. This past summer, I interned as an automation engineer with TTM Technologies and look forward to a future career in the world of robotics.

Linnet Chang

Linnet Chang
Bioengineering, 4th year
President, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Linnet is a 4th year Bioengineering student with a minor in Professional Writing. Throughout her time at UCLA, she has been involved with BMES through technical projects, community outreach, and mentorship, as well as undergraduate research, Spoon University, and Taiwanese Culture Night. During her free time, she loves to bake desserts, play the ukulele, and play board games with her friends. She is looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing BMES resources!

Michael Munguia

Michael Munguia
Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year transfer
Structures Lead, Bearospace, UCLA American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Transfer Representative, Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES)

Michael is a 2nd year transfer student majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is the Structures Lead for Bearospace at UCLA and the Transfer Representative for Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES | SHPE) at UCLA. He was also involved in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Formula Bruin Racing. Before transferring to UCLA, he went to Mount San Antonio College and received an A.S. Degree in Mathematics.

Milad Azimi

Milad Azimi
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program, Georgia Institute or Technology
Bioengineering, UCLA Samueli Alumni

Milad Azimi is a first-year PhD student in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program at Georgia Institute of Technology. His primary research interest is in synthetic biology and protein engineering. He holds an M.S. and B.S. in Bioengineering from UCLA. During his time at UCLA, his research focused on developing low-cost diagnostic tools to detect infectious diseases. Before transferring to UCLA, he attended Golden West Community College in Orange County, while also working as a math tutor for The Academic Success Center.

Thamira Skandakumar

Thamira Skandakumar
Bioengineering, 4th year
External Vice President, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Hi! My name is Thamira Skandakumar and I am a fourth year bioengineering student with a tech breadth in Electrical Engineering at UCLA. I am the External Vice President of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the director of ROOT[D, a South Asian dance team here on campus. I recently interned at Medtronic, a medical device company, as an R&D engineer in their Respiratory Interventions division and will be returning next year as a full time employee.

Q & A from Engineering Day

Additional questions sent by attendees to the Engineering Transfer Center that were not answered at the event.

Questions & answers from November 13, 2020 (Day 1)
Questions & answers from November 20, 2020 (Day 2)

Contact with UCLA Engineering Transfer Center for more questions regarding this event.