International Women’s Day Spotlight on Vivian Vuong

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the University of California, Davis, College of Engineering recognizes women in engineering, their journey to and in the field, and how they promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive world.

Meet Vivian Vuong, a UC Davis engineering alumna and lecturer in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and learn how she inspires inclusion in engineering.

Alumni Spotlight: Arnab Sarkar

Arnab Sarkar's father studied civil engineering while working full time as a construction supervisor and it was that dedication and early exposure to the field that inspired Sarkar, Master's of Science in biological and agricultural engineering '01, Ph.D. '04 to one day study engineering and follow in his father’s footsteps. 

Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Barzee, M.S. '16, Ph.D. '20

Tyler Barzee, M. S. '16, Ph.D. '20, is expanding the possibilities of engineering renewable food and fuel sources. Some of his recent research focuses on the development of edible gourmet mushrooms growing from recycled grains in bourbon distilleries and developing future foods from fungi.  

Alumni Spotlight: Kia Canning ‘20

Kia Canning graduated with a degree in biological systems engineering in spring 2020 and has already become an important part of the one of the next big things in agriculture.

Alumni Spotlight: Arturo Lara López ’80

Few people have had careers in higher education as distinguished as Dr. Arturo Lara López ’80. From transforming the University of Guanajuato to serving as the first Secretary of Innovation, Science and Higher Education, Lara López has made his mark on the State of Guanajuato through almost 40 years of service and leadership in academia and government.

Alumni Spotlight: Carolyn M. Jones '01

Growing up, Carolyn M. Jones ‘01 excelled in math and physics while falling in love with agriculture through organizations like 4H and FFA. She combined her passions at UC Davis—she studied Biological Systems Engineering while becoming involved in the animal science community and living and interning at the campus horse barn managing foals.

BAE Alumna Jennifer Payne‐Strimaitis Talks About Her Career Post Graduation

Transitioning from college life to a career is rarely the easiest move to make in life. After graduation there is a world of possibilities, but often times there are few roads to walk down and almost never any doors held open. It is something all graduates eventually have to go through and during the Winter Quarter Seminar Series’ first event, Jennifer Payne‐Strimaitis, discussed how she built the road to her career.