Each year, students, faculty and alumni in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering nominate alumni who have made a significant impact as leaders or researchers and brought distinction to themselves and UC Davis.
Accomplished AT&T executive Michael Coffey believes in the value of an engineer's education for finding success in life. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Davis, in 1984, and is now the recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal for an outstanding professional career and commitment to his alma mater.
Always dive into the deep end because time waits for no one — that is the driving tenet of Andy Botka, who graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis, in 1987.
Twin engineers Victoria and Vanessa Liera are putting their design skills to use in a unique way. Along with designing electrical circuits, the sisters created a clothing line that encourages the Latina community to pursue careers in engineering.
Michael Hurlston, B.S. '88, M.S. '91 in electrical and computer engineering, received the Cal Aggie Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnus Award the organization announced on March 2. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, or CAAA, honoring the achievements and impact of outstanding alumni and friends of UC Davis.
A retired AT&T executive who has committed nearly a decade of his life to mentoring UC Davis students is receiving this year’s Outstanding Alumni Mentor Award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
A Google executive passionate about helping women in STEM is the recipient of this year's Award for Alumni Leadership in Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at UC Davis.
Choosing to pursue electrical engineering was one of the best decisions Vanessa Liera '22 ever made because even though it brought big challenges, it brought her to amazing people, new experiences and a better future. In this blog, she explains, "I stopped letting fear get in the way of me chasing my dreams, and my life has turned out better than I could’ve imagined."