Engineering Welcome Day 2022
Engineering Welcome Day will take place on September 21 (Wednesday of Week 0) from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Court of Sciences.
Engineering Welcome Day, hosted by the Engineering Society at UCLA, is an event welcoming all the incoming freshmen and transfer students of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science.
Join us to hear from our Deans on how to make the most of your experience as a Bruin Engineer and learn from students who we are at UCLA Engineering! Participants will learn important information about Fall Quarter events and opportunities in the School and meet fellow engineering students and their MentorSEAS Peer Mentor for an exclusive Scavenger Hunt of South Campus. EWD will conclude with an Engineering Exploration Fair for the chance to learn all about our amazing engineering student organizations and their Fall Quarter activities and Engineering Ambassador Tours to help students get familiar with common engineering spots.
To ensure that you can attend the event, RSVP here as soon as possible. We hope to see you there!
Check-in (8:30 AM - 9:00 AM)
We have THREE check in tables in the following locations:
- 1. In front of Boelter Hall
- 2. Underpass between Math-Sciences and Boelter
- 3. Next to Franz Hall
If you find one check in line is a little longer than the others, just go on over to another check in line so that we can speed up the process.
When you check in, make sure you grab a raffle ticket and some UCLA Engineering freebies (until they run out)!
After checking in, head over to the stage area where the chairs are set up. Please do this quickly so that you don’t miss presentations in the short time we have for check-ins.
Presentations (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Presentations from faculty and students from different organizations will introduce you to all that UCLA Engineering has to offer!
MentorSEAS Activity (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
MentorSEAS Mentors will be holding signs indicating Mentor Groups. You will receive these groups in an email from MentorSEAS. Once the speaker section concludes, please head over and await instructions from MentorSEAS mentors/coordinators/other.
Engineering Exploration Fair (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Things to bring:
- - Bruincard/Knowledge of your UID
- - Water Bottle
- - Hat/Sunblock
- - Small bag (optional)
- - Knowledge of where registration tables will be
Engineering Ambassador Tours (12:30 PM Onward)
The Engineering Ambassadors are UCLA-hired students that take people on tours across campus. If you want a formal tour of what campus has to offer, you can sign up for slots below. Some locations you may be passing through include the Makerspaces and other major locations.
Since there are a limited number of slots available, sign ups will be first come first serve and we ask that you only sign up for one tour slot. Each slot will be ~45 minutes. Use the link below to sign up for a tour:
You can find your tour guide in a dark blue polo around the entrance to Boelter Hall behind the audience seating pictured below:
Am I in a MentorSEAS Family?
The way to verify whether or not you are in a MentorSEAS group is- are you an incoming student? If so, you should automatically be in a MentorSEAS group. If you are, and you have not received information regarding mentor groups, please contact MentorSEAS directly through Instagram or other medium with your questions as ESUC does not have access to this information.
Will the mentor groups be walking together during the event?
We don't have an organized time for the mentor groups to get together and start walking together DURING the resource exploration fair, but if you're interested in contacting the other members of your group on your own time and coordinating a little get together, that's totally okay.
Can I join an Engineering Ambassador Tour if I didn’t sign up?
Yes, you can still join an Engineering Ambassador Tour group if you didn’t register for it given that there is still room in a tour group. As spots per tour are limited, we highly recommend signing up to ensure you can join a tour group.
|8:30 - 9:00 AM||Check-in|
|9:00 - 10:30 AM||Presentations|
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||MentorSEAS Mentor/Mentee Meetup & South Campus Scavenger Hunt|
|12:00 - 1:00 PM||Engineering Exploration Fair & Engineering Ambassadors Tours|
|9:00 - 9:10||Emika Saito (Engineering Society at UCLA)|
|9:10 - 9:20||Interim Dean Bruce Dunn|
|9:20 - 9:30||Associate Dean Richard Wesel|
|9:30 - 9:40||Associate Dean Veronica Santos (Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion)|
|9:40 - 9:45||Will Herrera (UCLA Samueli Undergraduate Internship Program / UCLA Samueli Undergraduate Research Program)|
|9:45 - 9:50||Krisztina Kecskei (Career Center)|
|9:50 - 9:55||Gustavo Callejas (External Affairs)|
|9:55 - 10:00||Michel Campbell & Erkki Corpuz (Office of Academic & Student Affairs Drop-in Counseling & Week 1 Tips)|
|10:00 - 10:05||Jacob Schmidt (UCLA Samueli Makerspace)|
|10:05 - 10:10||Eddie Shek (Engineering Alumni Association)|
|10:10 - 10:20||Calvin Cam (UCLA Alumnus)|
|Transition||Joint announcement from ESUC, Engineering Ambassadors & MentorSEAS|
Engineering Exploration Fair Booths
|1||Career Center||Engineering Resources|
|2||UCLA Samueli Undergraduate Internship Program (UIP) / Undergraduate Research Program (URP)||Engineering Resources|
|3||Arab American Association of Engineers & Architects (AAAEA)||Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion|
|4||National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)||Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion|
|5||Pilipinos In Engineering and Science (PIES)||Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion|
|6||Society of LatinX Engineers and Scientists (SOLES)||Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion|
|8||3D Printing for Everyone (3D4E)||Other|
|9||Society of Women Engineers (SWE)||Other|
|10||Engineers Without Borders (EWB)||Other|
|11||Engineering Society at UCLA (ESUC)||Other|
|12-14||Association for Computing Machinery at UCLA (ACM)||Computer Science|
|15||Blockchain at UCLA||Computer Science|
|16||CruX @ UCLA||Bioengineering|
|17||Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)||Bioengineering|
|19||Phi Sigma Rho||Greek|
|20||Chi Epsilon at UCLA (XE)||Honor Society|
|21||Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)||Honor Society|
|22||Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)||Honor Society|
|23||American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)||Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|24||Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)||Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|25||Design Create Solar at UCLA||Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|26-27||Bruin Home Solutions (BHS)||Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|28||exploretech.la||Education and Outreach|
|29||Nova for Good||Education and Outreach|
|30||Building Engineers and Mentors (BEAM)||Education and Outreach|
|31||LA Blueprint||Education and Outreach|
|32||IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)||Electrical Engineering|
|33||IEEE Women Advancing Technology through Teamwork (WATT)||Electrical Engineering|
|34-35||American Society of Mechanical Engineers at UCLA (ASME)||Mechanical Engineering|
|36||Bruin Racing Baja||Mechanical Engineering|
|37||Bruin Formula Racing||Mechanical Engineering|
|38||Bruin Supermileage||Mechanical Engineering|
|39-40||Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS@UCLA)||Aerospace Engineering|
|41-42||Rocket Project at UCLA||Aerospace Engineering|
|43||International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)||Chemical Engineering|
|44-45||American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)||Chemical Engineering|
|46||Materials Research Society (MRS)||Materials Science and Engineering|
|47-48||Bruin Spacecraft Group (BSG)||Aerospace Engineering|
|49||Design Build Fly at UCLA||Aerospace Engineering|
|50||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)||Aerospace Engineering|
Our Engineering Exploration Fair features over 40 clubs and student organizations that are eager to meet you! Scroll down to see tabling information, or search the full list of organizations in attendance. Click on any of the organizations to learn more!