Welcome to your exclusive Discover UCLA Engineering virtual experience for transfer students!

WELCOME!

Jayathi Y. Murthy, Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean

Watch the video on the right!

WELCOME & EVENT INTRODUCTION!

Richard D. Wesel, Associate Dean
Academic and Student Affairs

Check back shortly for video footage.

UCLA Engineering, Departments & School Highlights

Our virtual events will largely be interactive Q & A. We encourage you to view formal presentations below prior to the May 9th virtual event.

CHECK OUT HIGHLIGHTS…

…from the 2019 on-campus event!

UCLA SAMUELI ENGINEERING OVERVIEW

Watch the video from our 2019 event to hear a welcome and overview of the School and our Departments.

Bioengineering

Bioengineering Faculty & Student presentation
Bioengineering Alumni presentation

Please review content prior to May 9, 2020 and RSVP for the Meet the Faculty & Students interactive sessions in the Virtual events section of the website.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presentation
Presentation slides

Please review content prior to May 9, 2020 and RSVP for the Meet the Faculty & Students interactive sessions in the Virtual events section of the website.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering presentation

Please review content prior to May 9, 2020 and RSVP for the Meet the Faculty & Students interactive sessions in the Virtual events section of the website.

Computer Science

Computer Science Faculty presentation
Computer Science Student presentation
Computer Science Alumni presentation

Please review content prior to May 9, 2020 and RSVP for the Meet the Faculty & Students interactive sessions in the Virtual events section of the website.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering presentation

Please review content prior to May 9, 2020 and RSVP for the Meet the Faculty & Students interactive sessions in the Virtual events section of the website.

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering presentation slide-set

Please review content prior to May 9, 2020 and RSVP for the Meet the Faculty & Students interactive sessions in the Virtual events section of the website.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering presentation

Faculty presentation slide-set
Student presentation slide-set
Alumni presentation slide-set

Please review content prior to May 9, 2020 and RSVP for the Meet the Faculty & Students interactive sessions in the Virtual events section of the website.

 

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Get more detailed information about your UCLA Samueli School of Engineering departments.

 

 

ENGINEERING TRANSFER CENTER

Wesley F. Uehara, Director Engineering Transfer Center

Please visit our website or click this link to contact us with questions after the Discover UCLA Engineering for Transfers event.

SUMMER 2020 BRIDGE PROGRAMS FOR ENGINEERING TRANSFERS

Learn more about these programs and apply!

To learn more about these programs visit the Transfer Bridge programs website

WELCOME TO THE eTRANSFER FAMILY

Current eTransfers want to say congratulations!

RESEARCH & INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

Learn about resources that help UCLA Samueli students connect with valuable professional development opportunities.

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE UCLA SAMUELI

with one of our student Ambassadors!

Virtual Interactive events | May 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We encourage you to view recorded content in the UCLA Engineering, Departments, and School Highlights section above prior to attending the virtual events.

MEET THE FACULTY & STUDENTS!

10:00 – 11:00 AM

We encourage participants to view their Department Information presentations and slides prior to joining these virtual sessions.

Click on a Department below for links to the Zoom virtual sessions.

 

Bioengineering

Zoom session link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/96643419238

Session Hosts:

Bioengineering Faculty
Daniel Kamei, Ph.D., Professor
I’ve been a professor in UCLA Bioengineering for almost 17 years and look forward to answer your questions.

Song Li, Ph.D., Professor & Department Chair
Dr. Song Li is a Professor in Bioengineering. His research is focused on cell and tissue engineering. He got his PhD at UCSD, and was a faculty at UC Berkeley between 2001-2015.

Jacob Schmidt, Ph.D., Professor & VIce Chair
I teach device classes and am also director of the Engineering Makerspace.

Bioengineering Students
Nicole Kuntjoro, External Vice President, UCLA Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
I am a senior bioengineering student that will be moving into a full-time role as a Program Manager at Microsoft. During my time at UCLA, I have participated in cardiovascular stem cell research, tissue engineering/ translational medicine research, hospital clinical research, Engineering 96 class instruction, and the Biomedical Engineering Society.

Natalie Maxwell, Internal Vice President, UCLA Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
I am a 4th year bioengineering major and the Internal Vice President of BMES for the 2019-2020 school year. During my time at UCLA, I was an undergraduate researcher in a tissue engineering lab for two years and focused my efforts on studying biomaterial implants and cardiac tissue regeneration. After I graduate, I would like to utilize my computer science tech breadth and background in bioengineering by pursuing a career in UI/UX design for biotech companies.

Smiti Narayanan, Technical Projects Vice President, UCLA Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Hi, my name is Smiti and I am a fourth year majoring in bioengineering and minoring in bioinformatics. As the Technical Projects VP for BMES, I lead our three project teams and host technical workshops. Outside of BMES, I work in a research lab focused on spinal cord stimulation.

Izcally Samuel,  President, UCLA Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
I am a fourth year bioengineering major. During my time at UCLA, I’ve been very involved in the Biomedical Engineering Society, participated in tissue engineering research, worked as a campus your guide, and held an internship in consulting. This month, I will begin grad school at the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

 

 

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Zoom session link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97398116568

Session hosts:

Chemical & Biomolecular Faculty
Panagiotis D. Chrsitofides, Ph.D., Professor & Department Chair

Faculty website: http://pdclab.seas.ucla.edu/pchristo/index.html

Carissa Eisler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
I am an Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at my alma mater of UCLA (Go Bruins!). My research interests lie at the intersection of chemistry and photonics: integrating optical design, materials chemistry, and transport phenomena to understand the complex propagation of light and energy through nanostructured materials. I am also really passionate about educating and mentoring the next generation of chemical engineers who will address our world’s interdisciplinary challenges.

Chemical & Biomolecular Students
Ksenia Afonicheva, Engineering Transfer Student from El Camino College
Hi I’m Ksenia! I’m a Junior ChemE and have just transferred from El Camino College. It’s my third quarter here and there’s a lot to adjust to but you can do it! Hopefully I will share some useful advice so don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Richa Ghosh, UCLA American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Hi my name is Richa and I’m a 4th year Chemical Engineering major from Irvine, CA! On campus I have been involved with AIChE at UCLA, WE@UCLA, instructing two E96A courses, and MentorSEAS. I have been President and Mentorship chair of AIChE at UCLA in addition to being involved with two of the club’s projects: Chem-E-Car and ChIP. I have also done undergraduate research in two chemical engineering laboratories for the past 4 years and have had internships at NASA JPL and Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Outside of engineering, I am a member of UCLA’s Taekwondo club and enjoy kayaking in Marina del Rey and bullet journaling. After graduation I will be pursing a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

Florina Patron Herrera, Engineering transfer from Glendale Community College
I am from Bogota, Colombia, and I moved to the United States five years ago. I went to Glendale Community College for three years, and then transferred to UCLA. Currently, I am a second year transfer, about to go into my last year. I am also a commuter, but that hasn’t stopped me from being able to get an on campus job, participate in undergraduate research, and make great friends. Being the first one in my family to attend college in the United States, I had to learn a lot of things by myself, and make many mistakes in the way. I really hope I can provide the new transfers with some insight from my experience.

Corinna Lee, President, UCLA American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
I’m a 2nd year chemical engineering major from San Diego and currently President of AIChE at UCLA. I’m interested in working in the biotech or food and beverage industry after graduation, but feel free to ask me about anything!

Pavni Misra, Project Lead Chem-E-Car
I’m a second-year chemical engineering major who loves to dance and explore new places! I’ve been involved with AIChE’s technical projects since freshman year including ChIP and Chem-E-Car.

Brandon Taing, Treasurer, UCLA American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
I’m Brandan Taing, and I’m a 2nd year undergrad in the ChemE department, interested in a career in energy related fields. I’m involved with undergraduate research and am a member of the chemical engineering student chapter (AIChE board), so feel free to ask me questions on how to get involved!

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Zoom session link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98576901609?pwd=NFh6RWhheHFXR2hCMUZHQk05eUR2QT09

Session hosts:

Civil Engineering Faculty
Ertugrul Taciroglu, Ph.D., Professor & Department Chair

Jenny Jay, Ph.D., Professor & Vice Chair

Jian Zhang, Ph.D., Professor & Vice Chair
Faculty website: https://samueli.ucla.edu/people/jian-zhang/

Civil Engineering Students
Claire Killian, President, UCLA American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Hi I’m a 4th year CEE major focusing in structural engineering and mechanics. I currently serve as the President of ASCE, the Vice President of Chi Epsilon (CEE Honor Society), and a Director of Tours for Engineering Ambassadors, and I will be starting graduate school in structural engineering in the fall!

Alex Lee, Project Executive, UCLA American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
The Project Executive of ASCE generally supervises and advises the leaders of the chapter’s student-run projects. I’ve participated a lot in these projects, feel free to ask me questions about them!

Yuen Lenh, Vice President, UCLA American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Hello! My name is Yuen Lenh and I am a third-year Civil Engineering major with an interest in water resources and environmental engineering.

 

Computer Science

Zoom session link:https://ucla.zoom.us/s/92813871952
Password: 451204

Session hosts:

Computer Science Faculty
Adnan Darwiche, Ph.D., Professor
I work in the area of artificial intelligence, specializing in symbolic/ probabilistic reasoning and machine learning.

Richard Korf, Ph.D., Professor & Undergraduate Vice Chair
I’m a Professor of Computer Science and the Undergraduate Vice Chair. I’m responsible for all our undergraduate programs. I do research in artificial intelligence.

Todd Millstein, Ph.D., Professor & Vice Chair for Graduate Studies
I’m a Professor of Computer Science and also the Vice Chair for Graduate Studies. I teach one of the department’s introductory computer science courses and perform research to try to make programs easier to write, understand, and ensure correct.

Computer Science Students
Daniel Jaffe, Operations Director, UCLA Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) & engineering transfer from College of the Canyons
I am non traditional transfer student currently serving as Operations Director for ACM at UCLA. I have have 9 months of internship experience with NASA JPL and take an interest in everything from machine learning and quantum computing to virtual and augmented reality.

Chloe Jiang, 2020 – 21 President, UCLA Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)
My name is Chloe Jiang and I am a third-year computer science student and the incoming president of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, a computer science honor society at UCLA. Throughout my time at UCLA, I have been involved with organizations such as Bruin Consulting, DevX, Creative Labs, and the Society of Women Engineers. I am interested in the intersection of technology and urban studies, as well as the intersection of technology and media.

Eric Perez, Mentorship Director, UCLA Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) & engineering transfer from UC San Diego
Eric is a 4th year computer engineering undergraduate who transferred from UC San Diego and has been involved in Upsilon Pi Epsilon, human computer interaction research, and internships at Facebook and AT&T. He enjoys working with distributed systems and creating applications that provide value to others.

Rucha Patki, President, UCLA Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
I am a third year computer science student from Cupertino, California! I am currently president of ACM @ UCLA, the largest computer science organization on campus.  We cover topics such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, diversity in tech, and more! Outside of computer science, I love staying active and drawing in my free time.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Zoom session link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97015083089?pwd=VDhJSDFncEJPN0FVdy9zL2x3SDVvdz09

Session hosts:

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty
Puneet Gupta, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Engineering
I am Vice-Chair of the Computer Engineering Program. My research interests are in circuit design automation and computer architecture. In addition to Computer Engineering, I will be glad to answer any questions about undergraduate research.

Greg Pottie, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair

C.K. Ken Yang, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair of Industry Relations

Electrical and Computer Engineering Students
Weslyn Clarke, President, UCLA Women Advancing Technology through Teamwork (WATT)
I am the President of UCLA WATT and currently a 3rd year Electrical Engineering student who is interested in power and renewable energy. As President of WATT, my goal is to support minorities in engineering, particularly in Electrical Engineering, and provide a club for any student to learn technical skills while forming a social network.

Alexander Graening, 2019 – 20 President, UCLA Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers
I am a 4th year Electrical Engineering and will be staying at UCLA for Ph.D. studies after graduation. I was president of the IEEE at UCLA student branch for the past year and I have interned at Amazon Lab126 for the past two summers.

Nico Zani, President, UCLA Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
Nicolas Zani is a 3rd year electrical engineering student, and the current President of UCLA’s chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the electrical engineering honors society on campus. His primary interests include research into quantum computation, as well as information systems. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing.

Materials Science and Engineering

Zoom session link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97241313333?pwd=Nm9lOHVRcldyc2w2MjVCSmZUNjU5QT09
Password: uclamse

Session hosts:

Materials Science & Engineering Faculty
Bruce Dunn, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair
Department website: https://www.mse.ucla.edu/about/

Materials Science & Engineering Students
Dimeji Adeyemo, Member, UCLA Materials Research Society (MRS) & engineering transfer from Chaffey College
I’m a 3rd year Materials Engineering (electronics option) student from Chaffey Community College in Rancho Cucamonga. I’m interested in semiconductor devices and Aerospace materials. I’m also a member of the Materials Research Society (MRS) here at UCLA.

Megan Bokhoor, External Vice President, UCLA Materials Research Society (MRS)
I’m a third year Materials Engineering major involved in the Materials Research Society at UCLA and Bruin Formula Racing. I’ve also participated in study abroad over the summer and an internship focused on composites in the aerospace industry.

Rayna Mehta, President UCLA Materials Research Society (MRS)
I am a third-year Materials Science and Engineering major and the President of the Materials Research Society. I am also a member of the club Taekwondo team and love to attend UCLA sports games.

Syed Refaie,  Engineering transfer from Folsom Lake College
I am a first year transfer in Materials Science and Engineering who has enjoyed the various social and academic resources UCLA has to offer.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Zoom session link:https://ucla.zoom.us/j/94152771568?pwd=dlFkTzIrT3ZsOVRpOVNwcElybjBvQT09

Session hosts:

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Faculty
Jeff Eldredge, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair
I have been a professor at UCLA for 17 years and specialize in fluid dynamics.

Tyler Clites, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Faculty website: anatomics.seas.ucla.edu/people

Mitchell Spearrin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
My research focuses on laser diagnostics and high-temperature gas dynamics, with primary applications to propulsion and energy systems.

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Students
Marcelo Cong, Engineering transfer student from Miramar College
Currently pursuing the space track in Aerospace Engineering, strongly considering graduate school after graduation.

Tara Mellor, Engineering transfer student from Laney College
I’m an aerospace engineering student that transfered to UCLA last fall. Since coming to UCLA, I participated in the 3 week transfer bridge program, went to the career fair, participated in ASME events, went to the Bruinspace high altitude weather balloon launch, went to SWE events, worked on in-class and personal projects in the Makerspace, got an exclusive tour of the James Webb Space Telescope through the WE@UCLA Aerospace Academy, graduated from the Aerospace Academy, and got a scholarship through the school of engineering all while somehow maintaining a decent GPA. I hope that by sharing my experiences, attendees will learn about some of the opportunities they will have as an engineering transfer student when they come here.
 
Yvonne Thoy, Engineering transfer student from Green River College
I’m also an international student, and I’m graduating this quarter. I’m interested in fluid mechanics, and have been doing a research with Professor Eldredge for almost 2 years.

 

 

Q & A WITH eTRANSFER STUDENTS

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Meet current engineering transfer students from your Department.

Select your Department to the right to access the Zoom session links.
Bioengineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering

Zoom session link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98966198764

Geronimo Gudino, Chemical Engineering
Transferred from Fullerton College

Chemical engineering major with interests in science, engineering, music, and sports. Transfer Representative (19-20) for the Society of Latino Engineers (SOLES).

Florina Patron, Chemical Engineering
Transferred from Glendale Community College

I am from Bogota, Colombia, and I moved to the United States five years ago. I went to Glendale Community College for three years, and then transferred to UCLA. Currently, I am a second year transfer, about to go into my last year. I am also a commuter, but that hasn’t stopped me from being able to get an on campus job, participate in undergraduate research, and make great friends. Being the first one in my family to attend college in the United States, I had to learn a lot of things by myself, and make many mistakes in the way. I really hope I can provide the new transfers with some insight from my experience.

Rayo Suseno, Bioengineering
Transferred from Whatcom Community College

I’m an international transfer who understands the worry of incoming students. I would love to share my knowledge in terms of the possibility of getting a research experience.

 

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Zoom session link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98275539025

Sara Abou Karroum, Civil Engineering
Transferred from Moorpark College
I am a second year civil engineering transfer student graduating in June 2020. I am planning on pursuing my MS degree in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at UCLA starting this Fall 2020.

Erfan Kohyarnejadfard, Civil Engineering
Transferred from De Anza & West Valley College

I’m a third year Civil Engineering major and am a member of ASCE at UCLA as well as research assistant. When I transferred to UCLA I remember attending this even and it was helpful to find me path, and now I’d like to give back to UCLA by helping incoming students with any concerns they have regarding research, classes, grad school, how does UCLA differ from CC, and other questions they may have. Further, there are many resources on and off campus that transfer may not be aware of and I’d think I can address some of those to make their transition to UCLA smoother.

 

 

 

Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Science & Engineering

Zoom session link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/92244093368?pwd=ZzJsaTRuUnNjWUk3OXNUQWVaZFpxdz09
Password: 999323

Jago Lourenco-Goddard, Computer Science & Engineering
Transferred from Pasadena College
I’ve never been afraid to challenge myself, even if it means deferring success a little longer to learn and pursue my dreams. I’ve overcome countless challenges, and each one has taught me more than any success ever could. Don’t be afraid to try; that’s my motto: it should be yours too.

Daniel Jaffe, Computer Science, Operations Director, UCLA Association of Computing Machinery
Transferred from College of the Canyons

I am non traditional transfer student currently serving as Operations Director for ACM at UCLA. I have have 9 months of internship experience with NASA JPL and take an interest in everything from machine learning and quantum computing to virtual and augmented reality.

Juan Rios, Computer Engineering
Transferred from Santa Rosa Junior College

I’m a first year transfer (fall 2019) majoring in Computer Engineering from Santa Rosa, California. I am involved with research on campus and also work on the online portion of the Daily Bruin.

Daniel Smith, Computer Science
Transferred from Laney College
I’m Daniel Smith a junior majoring in Computer Science. I’m a transfer student interested in Computer Science and Statistics.

 

 

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Check back for Zoom session link and password: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/99954549290?pwd=MmJlRW9WVnBLWlBtanhMdmR4QnVodz09
Password: 002736

 

Nisha Sharma, Electrical Engineering, Advocate and Wellness Chair, Women Advancing Technology Through Teamwork (WATT)
Transferred from Bakersfield College
My name is Nisha Sharma, and I’m a fourth year / second year transfer in electrical engineering. I am also WATT’s Advocacy and Wellness Chair, and my job involves putting together workshops that help students with topics outside of technical ones.

Sarah Richards, Electrical Engineering, Transferred from Diablo College
I am a 1st year electrical engineering transfer from Diablo Valley College in the Bay Area. Ask me about my EE classes, my sorority (Phi Rho), or my summer internship!

.Aaron Wissing, Electrical Engineering, Internal Vice President, UCLA Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
Transferred from Santa Barbara City College
Aaron Wissing transferred from Santa Barbara City College in Fall 2017 and is majoring in electrical engineering. Since then, he has been actively involved in the electrical engineering student group Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) as Internal Vice President and has held internships at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and HRL Laboratories. In fall 2020, Aaron will begin pursuing his MS and PhD in ECE at UC Santa Barbara with research interests in silicon photonics and electronics.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Zoom session link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/93741934643

Na Tran, Mechanical Engineering
Transferred from Moorpark College
I was a transfer Mechanical Engineering student from Moorpark College with many questions about housing, transportation, and classes when I attended transfer day last year at UCLA. I can help answering questions about Technical Breath classes, Elective Classes, and course evaluation and petition based on my personal experience.

William Welch, Mechanical Engineering
Transferred from Pasadena College

I transferred to UCLA because I wanted be on the cutting-edge of renewable engineering and technology.

 

 

 

 

BREAK

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Stretch your legs and join us after the break.

ACADEMIC & STUDENT LIFE FAIR

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Participants are welcome to move between Zoom sessions to speak with representatives from the Undergraduate Research & Internship Programs, your academic counselors, and representatives from the Engineering Student Organizations and Design Teams.

 

ACADEMIC COUNSELORS

Meet your Office of Academic and Student Affairs counselors!

Session hosts:
Elizabeth Ceja
Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering

Erkki Corpuz
Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering

Cynthia Moraga
Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Anandrea Suarez
Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

James Washington
Computer Science, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATION & DESIGN TEAM VIRTUAL FAIR

Enhance your academic experience. Classroom exposure is only a part of academic life. Being associated with UCLA Samueli gives you the opportunity to join engineering-focused student organizations that can take your career to the next level, or give you a chance to pursue interests outside of your major.

 

 

RESEARCH & INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

Staff from UCLA Engineering’s Undergraduate Research & Internship Program will be available to answer your questions and share resources available to eTransfers.

Program flyers
Meet our Peer Advisors who can share their research and internship experience

Session hosts:
William Herrera, Director, Undergraduate Research and Internship Programs

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