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Vanguard Engineering Society - Engineers Week


E- Week Schedule 



Time (Start)

Time (End)


Tuesday (2/19/19)


ACM Workshop

4:30: PM

6:30: PM

SSB 130

Formula Building

10:00 AM

2:00 PM

California Room

Small Workshop

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

California Room


7:30 PM


COB2 130

Wednesday (2/20/19)




8:00 AM

COB2 130

Prosthetic Arm

11:00 AM

1:30 PM

California Room

Fishbowl Workshop

10:00 AM

12:30 PM

California Room

Soldering Workshop

3:30: PM

4:30: PM

SSB 160

Drone Workshop

3:30 PM

5:30 PM

New Beginnings Quad

Thursday (2/21/19)


Kids Day

8:30: AM

1:30: PM

Capstone Room


6:00 PM

9:00 PM

California Room

Friday (2/22/19)


Professional Day

11:30: AM

2:30: PM

KL 217


3:00 PM

5:00 PM

SE2 Lobby 1st Floor


6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Lake View - YWDC


Event Descriptions



ACM Workshop

We will be teaching others how to send data from an Arduino to a computer or other devices via Bluetooth.

Collaborating Orgs: ACM

Location: SSB 130

Times: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Contact: Adrian Darian -


Formula Building Workshop

Electric Cars are everywhere--now’s your chance to learn how they work! In this workshop, you’ll assemble and race your own RC car.

Collaborating Orgs: SAE and ESW

Location: California Room

Times: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Contact: Buraaq Alrawi -

Small Workshops

Come One, Come All! To our mini engineering workshop. No engineering experience require. Spend time learning how to make mini inventions. Want to learn how to make mini rockets out of easy to find materials, that don’t require a license to launch. Maybe you might want to make a fast car with only a mousetrap and some CD’s. What about making a simple pinwheel or even a coin sorter to collect all your loose coins. If any of these interested, you then come down to our mini workshop on Tuesday 19 during E-Week and have fun.

Collaborating Orgs: STS and ESW

Times: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Contact: Luis Mendoza -



Get ready, hackathon season is hitting Merced this March! A mini version will be held during E-Week starting tonight. Learn more and apply today at

 Collaborating Orgs: ACM, Hackathon, and ESW

Location: COB2 130

Times: 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM (Tuesday to Wednesday)

Contact: Adrian Darian -




Fishbowl Workshop


Aquaponics is the convening of hydroponics and aquaculture. ESW’s fish bowls serve as a budget project that displays how an aquaponics system works. This simple fish bowl simulates ESW’s large-scale project, where the organization attempts to construct an aquaponics farm in the greenhouses behind the school.

Collaborating Orgs: ESW

Location: California Room

Times: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Contact: Arjun Kohli -


Prosthetic Arm Workshop

The Basics with Prosthetics
Wednesday 2/20/19 11am-1pm
Come learn how to build prosthetic limbs with basic materials such as cardboard.
Learn how to engineer solutions with limiting resources.

Collaborating Orgs: BMES

Location: California Room

Times: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Contact: Steven Soe -


Soldering Workshop

Soldering follows the essentials for engineering hands-on skills. Electrical Engineering (EE UCM), newest engineering organization on campus, hopes to instill these skills for participants in this workshop.

Location: SSB 160

Times: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Contact: Sebastian Vasquez



Drone Workshop

Come learn how to fly drones! No prior experience required.

Collaborating Orgs: AIAA and ESW

Location: New Beginnings Quad

Times: 3:30 PM to 5 PM

Contact: Judith Mendoza -



Kids Day

UC Merced’s Kids Day is the day just for kids and STEM! An opportunity for kids to learn new concepts and conduct experiments with the help of UC Merced’s engineering students. Both the students and the kids will experience a day of celebrating STEM by taking part in collaborating, innovating, and observing. Join us as we set the stage for the next wave of STEM students!

Collaborating Orgs: AIAA, EE, SEA, SHPE, and ESW

Contact info: Ethan Murcia -



Student Alumni Association (SAA) is hosting Alumni Career Chat Employment Success Series - Engineering. What does this mean?

It means SAA is actively trying to get you the alumni exposure you need to be successful. The event consists of an Alumni Panel of differing Engineering paths and round table networking session. SAA’s ACCESS events have won a gold award of excellence, so they are definitely not an event to miss.

Collaborating Orgs: SAA and ESW

Contact info: Arjun Kohli -






Career Development


Elevate your career and attend E-Week’s Career Development Day! This day’s event is purposed with giving UC Merced students the exclusive opportunity of attending workshops by actual recruiters as well as by career specialists. This event will include recruiters from companies like BAE Systems and Workday! Spots are limited so RSVP as soon as possible.

Collaborating Clubs: AIAA, ESW, Alpha Kappa Psi (Business Fraternity)

Location: KL 217

Times: 11 AM to 2:30 PM

Contact: Jake Totter -


Showcase - Scholars Lane

Join us for our annual showcase of projects and other achievements our engineers have accomplished this year! It’s the event you can’t miss.

Location: S&E2 1st Floor Lobby

Times: 3 PM to 5 PM

Contact: Jake Totter -


Gala - YWDC

Hor d'oeuvres, a Keynote Speaker, & Networking - Come celebrate our school’s engineers at our Gala Night! The Gala serves as the final send off for Engineers Week. This dinner will include delicious hor d'oeuvres, a distinguished Keynote and a great opportunity to network with other Students, Faculty/Admin, and Alumni! The event will be held in the Lakeview Dining Room in the Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center from 6 to 9 p.m. This is a business casual event. RSVP is required for admittance.

Collaborating clubs: Vanguard and ESW


Contact info: Madoka Oyama -