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Strawberry Peak - January 28th
January's hike, the first of the year, started off our hiking series with a blast. We joined up with ASCE and LA County Public Works for an amazing 11 mile hike that brought us up to the highest peak in the Angeles National Forest. We were able to trek up rocks, journey through the strawberry meadow, and enjoy the beautiful trickling stream that only runs from time to time. We had a great group of 6, with lots of fun stories and exciting info on what they were working on as we galloped through this fun and exciting hike!
JPL Tour - Thursday, January 18th
Our first technical tour of the new year was quite uplifting as we learned about all the data JPL collects from the Deep Space network to how the spacecrafts are assembled before being ready for launch. Our amazing tour guide Luis Andrade was even able to give us insight to his experience working on the Cassini mission to Saturn and show us where he sat and worked on the guidance of the spacecraft. This tech tour was definitely one not to miss and we'll be looking forward to our next technical tour.
December Hiking with the Past President - Sunday, Dec. 17th
This month we hiked to Echo Mountain. It was a chilly and windy day, so it made it nice to do this fun 2.5 miles up and 2.5 miles up and back trail. We got to explore the destroyed ruins of the long lost railroad up to Echo Mountain and the ruins of an old mountain getaway. This hike brought soaring views past Downtown Los Angeles and beyond. Definitely a rewarding hike that did not disappoint. We hope to see you next time as we do these hikes every month. Usually on the last Sunday of the month unless holidays are near as was this month.
Chillin' at the ARTIC: A UCI EAS Holiday Mixer - Wednesday, Dec. 6th
The UCI EAS Holiday Mixer this year was at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). It was a great success with fun had all around from great coversations to winning this years raffle and guessing game! We had a lively group of engineers, alumni and friends and really took over the Oyster Bar SKC! As we kick start the Holiday Season, we want to wish everyone a fun and festive holiday with family, friends and loved ones!
November Hiking with the Past President - Sunday, Nov. 26th
This month we went to Sandstone Peak in the Santa Monica Mountains near West Malibu. We had a fun group and got to see 360 degree views of the valley, ocean, and amazing clouds that blanketed everything below us. It was a beautiful day and we saw all sorts of beautiful and unique rock formations!
We continue these events on a monthly basis on the last Sunday of each month.
November Brunch and Bowl - Sunday, Nov. 19th
Our monthly brunch and bowl is always a fun time, where we go to Corner Bakery at 11am and then head to Irvine Lanes nearby after brunch. After enjoying bowling, some even make their way to Boomers adjacent to Irvine Lanes. This November, the bowling alley was reserved for an event, so we moved on to Boomers and played ski ball along with the other fun activities there!
Annual Leadership Retreat - Friday, October 6th-Sunday, October 8th
Our annual leadership retreat got together general members, our board, and any others who were interested in learning more about our organization together. We stayed in the beautiful desert of La Quinta, CA. We learned many valuable leadership skills such as emotional intelligence as well as strategic planning. This valuable workshop and planning session helped motivate us and inspire us for a successful year of events and tours for the 2018 year. We look forward to a great year with all of you and hope to inspire others to give back to the university as well as to other alumni.
Family Day 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
William R. Mason Park: 181712 University Dr., Irvine, CA 92612
Bring out the family to William R Mason park for this fun event where we will enjoy a fun day with the family playing board games, ultimate frisbee, water ballon toss, 3-legged races and enjoying tasty bbq and UCI bonding.
Thursday, March 17. 2016 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Barney's Beanery of Pasadena: 20 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103
Happy hour with UCI Engineering Alumni Society and American Society of Civil Engineers LA Younger Members Forum!!!
Who: Anyone interested in meeting UCI engineering alumni and civil engineers in the LA area!
What: Come join two great engineering groups for a fun St. Patrick’s Day before a fun Family Day the next week! We will enjoy some fun festivities that only St Patrick’s Day will bring.
Why: Network with engineers, UCI alumni, and celebrate this fun day!
LA Social Hour at King's Row Gastropub
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
King's Row Gastropub: 20 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103
Come join UCI EAS for a social hour on a special day: Groundhogs Day! Even better, King's Row has happy hour all day whether you want food or drinks! This gastropub is in beautiful Old Town Pasadena has great food and drinks and is a great place for us all to reminisce on our times at UCI and talk about what we are doing nowadays. So join us for great food, great drinks, and amazing company!
UCI Homecoming 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aldrich Park, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA
Come join the UCI Engineering Alumni Society for a fun day to remember your days at UCI and reconnect with your alma mater with one or all of the following activities:
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EAS Goes to Big Bear
Saturday, January 9, 2015 - 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Snow Summit, Big Bear
880 Summit Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Get your gear ready!
We hear there's a big storm coming this winter, and that means we're looking forward to some fresh powder! Come join us at our next event taking place after the holiday season at Snow Summit.
Whether you're new to the slopes and would like to learn with friends, get better or show us what you've got, everyone is welcome. Snow Summit has a great lodge and other local snow activities (tubing) for those who would like to meet up, but do not ski or board. We'd love to get a group of 20 or more going, so bring your friends! Our events are open to everyone!
- Leave LA/OC by 6:00am by the latest to arrive by 7:30/8. It takes about 1.5-2 hours from LA/OC to get to Snow Summit so please plan accordingly. Traffic may be heavy or snow chains may be required.
- Get tickets and rentals, gear up
- Hit the slopes for the day
- Grab an early dinner for all the calories burned
Lift tickets are going to be $50. Start sending your payments to our LA Events Director, Emily, at [email protected] through any of the following banks: Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, First Bank, US Bank, Wells Fargo. They are affiliated and will transfer over if you are a member of one the banks listed. Nothing new to sign up for. Just go through your online banking!
Payments due Wednesday 1/6/16!
October 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - October 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Alpine Village, 833 West Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90502
Come join UCI EAS in the German tradition of Oktoberfest! There will be plenty of good food, drinks, and fun social activities. If you’re in Orange County or Los Angeles, this is centrally located for all, so be sure to make it out to meet new people and do the chicken dance (which is a big Oktoberfest thing for those of you who don’t know).
Purchase tickets for $15 through our payment website with paypal, which include a free UCI EAS pint glass, by Wednesday October 7th (while ticket supply lasts) or purchase them directly from Alpine Village here. The event does not allow glass inside, so we’re also going to have mini socials before Oktoberfest so you can visit us to pick up your glass beforehand.
Here are the pick up dates for tickets and glass:
UCI’s 50th Anniversary
October 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm -9:30 pm
Radison Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, 92697
UCI EAS will be showcasing a special coming out during the School of Engineering’s 50th Anniversary and Hall of Fame celebration Saturday October 3rd, 2015. For a young engineering school, we have come a long way to building our own unique engineering alumni society lead by its members. Come out for some food and drinks at the Radisson Hotel while Dean Gregory Washington talks about the history of the UCI’s engineering and recognizes key engineering alumni. Currently admission is free, so register while it lasts by clicking on this link.
If you are not able to attend that Saturday night, but would still like to be a part of celebrating UCI’s 50th Anniversary, the school will be putting on a Festival of Discoveries. Come with us to check out what our young school has been able to achieve within 50 years. The showcase will be during the day on Saturday October 3rd, 2015. UCI EAS will be hanging out at the pub and then heading out to the Festival in Aldrich Park.
Please feel free to email us if you are interested!
UCI EAS Joint Bar Crawl
September 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm -September 12, 2015 @ 1:00 am
Good Beer Company, 309 W 4th St ., Santa Ana, CA 92701 +Google Map +Yelp
Your friends at ASCE OC YMF, SWE, and UCI Engineering Alumni Society are hosting a fun night of social drinking at the new and exciting Downtown Santa Ana. The Bar Crawl will start at 8pm and we will hop around to all the new and exciting pubs and bars. There is a little bit for everyone if you like cocktails and especially if you love beer. In Downtown Santa Ana everything is within walking distance and easy to get to. We will start the night at the Good Beer Company on 4th St. At 10pm we will head over to the 4th Street Market area which has lots of food and a bar inside. At 11pm we will head upstairs to the Native Son Alehouse. If anyone is left at the end of the night, we can head to the Arts District bars. Friends, family, and significant others are welcome to attend.
While parking is readily available, it is strongly advised that everyone take a cab or get picked up by someone. Please send us an email if you are interested in coming with your name and phone number. You’ll receive information of how to get in touch with us the night of.
Leveraging UC Irvine to Launch Your Start Up
July 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Institute for Innovation, 5141 California Ave, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92617
A recent Deloitte study revealed that over 70 percent of millennials want to start their own business and prefer to work independently rather than joining a traditional business environment. At the same time a vast array of resources are lowering the cost of starting companies: Cloud and social media technologies are cutting the expense of technology infrastructure and marketing. Funding for early-stage startups is more available than ever. Startup incubators and accelerators are popping up everywhere. Amid all this activity two things are becoming clear: Entrepreneurship is becoming the new normal and UC Irvine is here it help!
The UCI Engineering Alumni Society is teaming up with The Institute of Innovation (The COVE) to host – “Leveraging UC Irvine to Launch Your Start Up” – and exciting panel discussion and networking opportunity to learn how you too can start your own company right out of school! Discussion topics will include recruitment of talent, technology licensing, growing a customer base, and attracting investment.
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with fellow alumni, faculty, and friends of the university!
Saad S. Enam, Co-founder & CEO, Nventi
Kathy Hills, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Krush Creative Group
Jeff Greenberg, CEO, Hiperwall
Fred Campbell, CEO, CrowdSmart
Jermaine Griggs, CEO, Hear and Play Music Group
Brett Goldsmith, CTO, Nano Medical Diagnostics
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As Engineering Alumni Society is an official chapter of UC Irvine Alumni Association, our goal is to provide UCI alumni and UCI affiliates with professional, social and community engagement. In the interest of serving our UCI community, we request that all UCI affiliates (alumni, students, faculty, staff, etc) attending limit their non-affiliate guests to two attendees. Thank you for your understanding.
The Exit Game
July 19, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Half & Half Tea House, 141 N Atlantic Blvd #112, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Come join UCI Engineering Alumni Society as we solve our way out of a locked room! We’ll have one hour to work together to solve puzzles and clues to win the game! It’s only fitting that the Exit Game escape rooms were designed by engineers! Please be advised, you may need to crawl through narrow spaces so you should wear comfortable clothing. It is approximately $28/person. If you have any questions, please let us know.
LA Social Hour Far Bar
July 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Far Bar, 347 E First St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Come join UCI EAS for a fun night at a historic location in Downtown Los Angeles at the Far Bar. They have a variety of Japanese, American and fusion food, so mix it up with something different and enjoy their happy hour from 4pm-7pm with fun food and drinks. If you take the metro or a are a City of LA employee, you can get 10% off of your bill, so make that an incentive to go green and use the metro bus or rail. Lastly, Far Bar has a beautiful outdoor lounging area with nice lighting where we will try to reserve some tables there but we need your RSVP to [email protected] or you may not have a spot. Please arrive at 6pm or specify when you’ll be there so we can try to accommodate for you
Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bolsa Chica State Beach, 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Come relax with UCI EAS for a fun day in the sun at Bolsa Chica State Beach. This will be a relaxing day for anyone who wants to enjoy the beach during the day, enjoy the campfire and smores at night, or enjoy it all.
We will be playing some friendly games of football and enjoying the cool beach water.
We will be setting up near the West end of the beach to enjoy the free parking West of Warner (turn right instead of left into the paid parking area).
OC Social Hour @ Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar at The Market Place
13290 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602
Come join the UCI Engineering Alumni Society for a fun night of food, drinks and networking at Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar in Irvine. Enjoy eclectic menu options, a warm atmosphere and conversations with professionals and alumni. Dogs are welcomed!
Join UCI EAS for a fun night on Thursday, June 18, 5:30pm - 9pm at Bowlmor Pasadena alongside the civil engineers of LA County Public Works for some bowling, billiards, ping pong, great food and drinks! This will be a great networking opportunity in a fun social environment. Be sure to send your RSVPs to [email protected] if you’re interested in bowling, so we can reserve enough lanes to accommodate our party. Bowling is approximately $6/game and $5 for shoe rentals. Ask the rental desk for help locating our party or look for our yellow UCI flag and blue and yellow balloons.
Orange County Social Hour @ Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
Thursday, June 4, 2015 @ 6 pm - 9 pm
Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
4647 Macarthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States
Come and socialize with your fellow Anteaters on Thursday, June 4, 6pm - 9pm at Bosscat Kitchen and Libations. Choose from a great selection of Southern style food and great cocktails and beers!
EAS Student-Alumni Mixer
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Donald Bren Hall @ UC Irvine
The event will run from 6:30pm-9pm. Feel free to drop by anytime. The Dean of the School of Engineering will be speaking at 7pm along with a few other speakers until 7:30pm. After that, we will open up to networking among each other and the students.
UCI Newkirk Alumni Center
450 Alumni Ct,
Irvine, CA 92617
Come and see the history of UC Irvine in the making from the past to the present and shadowing the future. Join us and unite our community under the same roof.