EBS Biological and Agricultural Engineering Student Life

Making the Most of Your Time Here

Transitioning to a new school, city, state, or even country is never easy. The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering strives to make sure everyone is included and supported. We hope your time here is rewarding and enriching in many ways.

Academic Clubs

Society of Biological Engineers (SOBE)

The Society of Biological Engineers is free and open to all EBS majors. SOBE's mission is to enrich the collegiate experience of its members by fostering connectivity among faculty, students and staff. Throughout the year SOBE hosts study sessions (including snacks), potlucks, speakers and other events.

ASABE Student Branch

This academic club is the Student Branch of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Through paid membership, students have the opportunity to compete in ASABE's robotics competition as well as participate in other Society activities. Joining the ASABE Student Branch is an excellent way to expand your network, engage with professionals and connect with peers.

BioInnovation Group

BioInnovation Group (BIG) at UC Davis is an undergraduate-run research group. Our aim is to help motivated students gain technical skills, a business mindset, and apply themselves on real-world projects so that they are well equipped to pursue research or start a company after graduation. The club is composed of students from a number of majors to foster creativity and interdisciplinary skills. Click here to get involved.

Awards and Competitions

There are a number of awards and competitions students can enter to win awards, prizes and recognition. Take a look at the awards and competitions page to learn more about how to enter and see some recent student winners.

Student Resources

BAE students have access to a number of useful resources while in the program. Visit the Student Resources page to learn more about the Student Computer Lab, BAE Fabrication Shop, Analytical Chemistry Lab, and more.


Internships are a great way to gain experience in a field. Visit the Internship and Career Center (South Hall, 2nd Floor) for information about beginning an internship. There are internships available around the US and internationally. The Internship and Career Center also hosts resume and interview workshops as well as one-on-one advising.


As a Biological and Systems Engineering major at UC Davis, student have access to world-class research and teaching laboratories. Students have the opportunity to conduct hands-on research in one of our many facilities and laboratories. To learn more about the areas of research in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, please visit our research page.