Graduate Student Organizations

Graduate Student Organizations

Graduate Student Advisory Committee

The GSAC is a graduate student-led committee that works with the faculty and provides a voice for students on matters pertaining to graduate education in CEE, and actively works to improve the graduate student experience within CEE. GSAC meets the first Friday of every month at 11 AM. Suggestions for how GSAC can make your graduate student experience better? Fill out this form to let them know! You can also find GSAC in the 3rd floor library of Ghausi from 5–6 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month if you’d prefer to chat in person. Click here for more information about the GSAC; click here to view the GSAC charter.

Geotechnical Graduate Student Society

The Geotechnical Graduate Student Society promotes scholarship, leadership, and fellowship for graduate students in the geotechnical engineering program at the University of California, Davis. The organization network consists of over 140 students, alumni, faculty and visiting scholars and collaborates with over 30 governmental agencies, engineering firms, contractors, and consultants, mostly through the annual Round Table open house student showcase. Find out more.

Society of Water and Environmental Graduate Students

SWEGS was formed to support the professional ambitions and personal development of members. This group serves as a liaison between our members and faculty and professionals by hosting an annual conference and quarterly seminars, as well as providing workforce opportunities. Members are provided with outreach opportunities to advance scientific knowledge both in the Davis community and beyond. The group also hosts social events to strengthen relationships within the SWEGS community.

Graduate Student Association

The UC Davis Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents the over 5,000 academic graduate students and management students on the UC Davis campus. As the officially recognized student government, GSA serves to empower students and build graduate student community through activities and advocacy.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at UC Davis is a non-profit, student-run organization established to help developing areas worldwide with their development needs, while involving and training internationally responsible students. 

American Society of Civil Engineers

The UC Davis Chapter of ASCE is a very active organization which was formed with the goal of promoting the success of future engineers. Members of this organization are provided with networking opportunities through biweekly meetings, company presentations, and field trips to job sites.  Members are also encouraged to apply the knowledge they gain in their coursework to hands-on activities through participating in nationally recognized design teams, which are listed below.  ASCE also actively engages with the Davis community through volunteer events.

American Water Works Association

The UC Davis Student Chapter of AWWA works towards promoting the future success of environmental engineers and scientists who hope to treat and manage water resources. The primary goal of AWWA is to present networking opportunities through collaboration and mentorship between environmental professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Society for Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers at UC Davis is an active section in the Sacramento-SVS area in California. Founded by Linda Finley, who is SWE@UCD’s current advisor today, the UC Davis section remains strong today with more than a hundred members. Some of our efforts include Night With Industry – a dinner for students with industry professionals, a “Big-Lil Sis” mentorship program, and Project Aspire, which is a day-long event with hands-on engineering activities for elementary and middle-school age girls in the area.