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2014 Agenda

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Engineering Freshman Open House
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 The day will begin with a General Session in Royce Hall promptly at 9:00 A.M. 
Because of the legendary LA traffic, we advise that you give yourself plenty of time to arrive early.  Note that no food or drink is allowed in Royce Hall so give yourself time to finish any items you may have brought or purchased.  Again, lunch will be provided.  Please visit the following website for directions to campus or you may use the UCLA interactive campus map.  As a reminder parking will be in Lot 2 ($12) and dress comfortably!


  9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. General Session, Royce Hall

Welcome and Introductions
Richard Wesel    
Associate Dean, HSSEAS

from the Dean      

Vijay K. Dhir    
Introduction of the Department Chairs
Benjamin Wu     
Chair, Bioengineering

James Liao     
Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Jonathan Stewart     
Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jens Palsberg    
Chair, Computer Science

Frank Chang    
Chair, Electrical Engineering

Suneel Kodambaka   
Vice Chair, Materials Science and Engineering

T-C. Tsao    
Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Christina Chu   
Computer Science BS, 1993
Computer Science MS 1998
Management MBA, 1998

Student Representatives
Meet Bhagdev    
Engineering Society University of California, UCLA President

Amy Lin   
Society of Women Engineers, UCLA President
Office of Parent and Family Programs
Maisha Beasley    

Computing Facility

Julie Austin    

Housing Services
Melissa Faybik    
Community Housing Manager

Question and Answer Period  

Following the General Session students will be led in groups (by department) to various locations where an overview of the department and majors will take place.
You will meet the department chair and other faculty, students, and staff.

11:30 A.M.  – 1:00 P.M. Department and Major Sessions                           


Aerospace Engineering  Young Hall Trueblood Lecture Hall (Rm CS50)
Bioengineering   La Kretz Hall (Rm 110)
Chemical Engineering   Franz Hall (Rm 1178)
Civil Engineering      CNSI Auditorium
Computer Science  Broad Art Center (Rm 2160E)
Computer Science & Engineering  Broad Art Center (Rm 2160E)
Electrical Engineering   Dodd Hall (Rm 147)
Materials Engineering     Math Science Building (Rm 5200) 
Mechanical Engineering   Young Hall Trueblood Lecture Hall (Rm CS50)
Undeclared   Information to follow RSVP

Immediately following the department session you will have the opportunity to eat lunch with faculty, students, and staff.  This will be an informal meet and greet and a great opportunity to introduce yourself and ask questions.   The locations are listed below:

1:15 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Lunch  and Informal Meet & Greet

Aerospace Engineering Young Hall Patio
Bioengineering  La Kretz Hall
Chemical Engineering  Franz Courtyard
Civil Engineering     CNSI Lobby
Computer Science Coral Walk/Broad Art Plaza
Computer Science & Engineering Coral Walk/Broad Art Plaza
Electrical Engineering  Dickson Court North
Materials Engineering    Math Sciences 5200
Mechanical Engineering Young Hall Patio
Undeclared Information to follow RSVP

2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. 
The below events overlap and you are free to visit the computer labs, or take a housing tour, or explore the campus on your own.  

2:00 P.M.& 3:00 P.M.  Housing Tours - Line up at the Bruin Bear! 

Housing will offer 2 Housing Tours leaving from the Bruin Bear meeting location at 2:00pm and at 3:00pm.  Last group will leave by 3:00 P.M. 

The tour is an uphill walk to the residential halls and you are advised to wear comfortable shoes. 

2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.  HSSEAS Points of Interest (hosted by the UCLA Engineering Ambassadors)

Meet our UCLA Engineering Ambassadors!  They will be stationed at various Points of Interest around Engineering and will be available to you more about our facilities, answer questions, and share their experiences. This half guided/half self guided tour (passport included in your welcome packet) will give you a chance to Explore the many buildings within which HSSEAS is housed! 

You are advised to wear comfortable shoes. 



2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Come to our Engineering Student Organizations Fair in the Court of Sciences

Talk to student leaders and discover first hand what some of the many Engineering Student Organizations have to offer you.  Submit your vote for best table!

2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. SEASnet Computer Labs will be open for viewing:

Computer Labs located in Boelter Hall rooms 2684, 4404, 4405, and 4442 


2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.  Explore the campus on your own*

Download the self-guided tour podcast to explore the rest of campus on your own or download a self-guided brochure here.  A Self-guided tour brochure is included in your welcome packet.

The campus is large and there are hills; you are advised to wear comfortable shoes.   Campus Tours -  additional campus tours will be available throughout the month of April.  Campus tours are reserved for prospective and admitted students – for details refer to


Detailed Agenda Maps of the day's activities will be included in the welcome packets distributed at the General Session. 

Reminder, you are parked in Lot 2. 

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Please remember - the Sunday April 13th is Engineering specific.  

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