Graham Ryland is passionate about creating robots that inspire young people to pursue careers in engineering and science. He focused on modular robotics for his graduate work at UC Davis, and was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug at the UC Entrepreneurship Academy in 2008—an early experience with the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship that has deepened into a rewarding relationship. In 2010 Ryland founded Barobo Inc., an educational robotics start-up, with his faculty advisor, College of Engineering Professor Harry Cheng.
(UPDATED OCTOBER 2013:) Anthony is a postdoctoral researcher in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UC Davis. He works with a team of engineers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Green Transportation Lab, where they perform thermal and fluid analysis of advanced energy systems.
SEED seeks to increase incomes of rural farmers around the globe by developing affordable, sustainable water management/conservation products and services. Our goal is to develop user-defined and user-designed products and services and deliver them through an afford able infrastructure, or network. SEED’s products and services will create an ecosystem that will empower farmers to make decisions that facilitate and improve water conservation and management.
(UPDATED OCTOBER 2013): Lorna de Leoz is currently employed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Mass Spectrometry Data Center.
Lorna has a Ph.D. in chemistry from UC Davis, a Master of Science in chemistry and Bachelor of Science degrees in computer engineering and chemistry, all earned at Ateneo de Manila University. Lorna is a Food and Health Entrepreneurship Academy and Business Development Fellow alumna. The following Q & A took place in 2011.
Ken McGuire MBA 04 spent the first 15 years of his career in commercial lending, working up the ranks to national sales manager of small business lending for Wachovia Bank. Shortly after leaving Wachovia following the 2008 financial meltdown, he was named chief financial officer for Horizon West Healthcare—at the time, the largest privately held healthcare provider in the Sacramento region, with $250 million in revenue, 27 facilities and more than 3,000 employees.
During orientation, all 225 members of the incoming classes of 2013 – Full-Time MBAs, Part-Time MBA and Master of Professional Accountancy students – signed the student-initiated ethics pledge, vowing to their peers to uphold the highest ethical and professional conduct. We commend every student for their commitment to these principles.
“I promise to complete my degree with honesty and integrity, and will continue to hold myself and my classmates to the highest standards of honor from this day forward.”
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.