uc davis materials science engineering undergraduate advising

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Undergraduate advisors are here to answer any questions you may have about the materials science and engineering undergraduate program. Their contact information, any forms you may need and information about college and university policies and requirements can be found here.

Fall Quarter Undergraduate Advising Hours

Hours begin on October 8th and run through December 14th.

Drop-in hours

April 1 to April 5 Drop-in Hours:
  • Monday-Wednesday: 9-11 a.m., 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m.
  • Friday: 9-11 a.m.
  • Monday, Wednesday: 9-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 2-4 p.m.
April 8 to June 13 Drop-in Hours:
  • Monday: 9-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday: 2-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Friday: 9-11 a.m.
Appointment hours

To schedule an appointment, please visit the campus appointment system.

  • Monday: 9-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 2-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9-11 a.m.
  • Friday: 9-11 a.m.
  • Monday: 2-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9-11 a.m.

Featured Courses

Fall 2018

FRS 003 section 36: "Davis Likes Bikes: Materials and design of the modern bicycle"

uc davis mse frs bike materials fall 2018
Faculty member Susan Gentry.

Thursday 3:10-4:00 PM, Wellman Hall, Room 201

1 unit, P/NP grading

CRN number: 24311

Bikes are a fixture of life in Davis. Nearly half of UC Davis students commute by bike, and the city of Davis has even been referred to as the “Bicycle Capital of the U.S.” This seminar explores the history and engineering of bicycles, investigates the property requirements of different components (such as the wheel or frame) and relates these requirements to the materials that are used. For example, why are some bicycles made out of steel while others are made out of carbon fiber composites or bamboo? The seminar involves a combination of lectures, lab exercises, field trips and invited speakers. No background in science or engineering is required.

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