Our Mission Statement
Who Are We?
PASE is an independent, student organization with the goal of facilitating professional development, academic retention, cultural competency, and social consciousness for its members and community.
PASE holds many events throughout the school year including Professional Workshops, Design Workshops, Socials, and Video Game Tournaments. Every two years, PASE alternates its largest event: In the odd-numbered years, PASE holds an Engineering Conference, which is an outreach to high school students to motivate them in pursuing higher education with an emphasis in engineering. In the even-numbered years, PASE holds Etiquette Dinner, a professionalism workshop, which teaches students proper etiquette during a dinner-interview setting. PASE also offers professional networking programs: Major Olympics and a mentorship program, PAANO.
In 1980 the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at UC Davis founded the Pilipino American Society of Engineers (PASE) in response to the increasing need for engineering support for minorities. Created within the College of Engineering, PASE, a non-profit organization, was established to unite the small but evident Filipino American engineering population at the UC Davis campus. In 1997, PASE officially changed its name to Pilipino Americans in Science and Engineering to expand to the needs of Filipino American Students in physical sciences. In 2015, PASE officially changed its name to Pilipinx Americans in Science and Engineering to be more inclusive to those who do not conform to the gender binary.
General meetings occur twice a quarter. Usually professional or design workshops occur during general meetings.
Introduced in 2016, Major Olympics provides a space for students to learn more about their own majors, other majors that may interest them, and the process of switching majors. There will also be a panel of students and alumni that can provide you more information on applying for jobs, obtaining internships and research positions on campus, and handling the pressures associated with switching majors.
During this event, each person will be assigned a MENTOR or a MENTEE. MENTORS are students who are well-educated about their field and have a general idea of what they want to do with their future. MENTEES are students who are undecided on their major, interested in switching, or looking for more information on their own major.
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL MAJORS!!! You don't need to be in the STEM field to participate in this event.
PAANO: Pilipinx Americans Aiding in Networking Opportunities
PAANO stands for Pilipinx Americans Aiding in Networking Opportunities. It is a program that PASE at UC Davis is launching to help guide undergraduate students through professional development and career planning. We aim to facilitate students’ first steps towards pursuing graduate education and/or a stable career.
In order for us to achieve this, we ask individuals, to mentor a network of undergraduate students. These networks consist of students with varying backgrounds who are like-minded in their desire to seek guidance and advice that will assist them in carving a path similar to what you have achieved and experienced. The nature of this program is to empower the next generation of professionals through enabling their learning from successful alumni and upper-level students, with the hope that the knowledge will continue to trickle down through each cycle of this program.
Take a break from studying and join PASE in our various social events throughout the year!
Enjoy a free BBQ put on in mid-October. It's one of our first events of the year, so it's the perfect time to meet us! We have everything from hot dogs to hamburgers, and usually some video games as well.
SMASH King Tournament
In mid-May, PASE puts on a Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament. High-ranked competitors around NorCal came through in the past, so come test your skills against the best of the best!
Bowling with PASE (ON HOLD DUE TO MEMORIAL UNION RENOVATIONS)
Occasionally we'll rent out a couple lanes and go bowling for the night. Perfect study break!
Once a quarter we meet up with PASAE, our sister organization in UC Berkeley.
PASE has a test bank in order to provide easy access to its academic file bank to its members. Contact one of our Board Members to gain access to the files.
PASE hosts resume workshops before the Engineering Career Fair, usually in early to mid January. A company or representative from the ICC comes in to teach how to make an effective resume and help critique and edit resumes members bring in to the meeting.
Be able to go through mock interviews in order to prepare for job hunting! These workshops may occur with the assistance of company representatives as well.
Be able to ask current students and PASE alumni about their time at UC Davis and post-grad life. Get peer advice on what classes to take, how to get internships, and different types of career paths.
Workshops where members create different things out of everyday household materials. No engineering knowledge or experience is necessary to enjoy these workshops! Usually the members are split into teams to create their masterpiece. Your creations get judged and the winners get a prize! The rules change every year, so design workshops are never the same!
Build a catapult from materials ranging from K'NEX to paper plates. Criteria can vary from distance, accuracy, or style of the catapult.
Roller Coaster Workshop
Build a mini-roller coaster inside a classroom made out of insulation tubing in order to transport a marble across the room! Requirements can include loops, turns, height, and distance.
Egg Drop Workshop
Build a cushion to keep your egg from breaking after being dropped from a balcony! Not only will you use the limited supplies to create a soft landing, but the platform also has to be big enough so that the egg won't miss and hit concrete!
Ever wondered how those awesome flyers and posters are put together? Learn how to use Photoshop by one of our very own!
3D Printing Workshop
Learn how a 3D printer works and create your own mini masterpiece, taught by one of our own PASE members!
Car Design Workshop
Build a makeshift car out of household products and send them down a slope to see who's the fastest!
Our main website, pase.engineering.ucdavis.edu is currently under development as part of an upcoming project. Please feel free to ask if you are interested in helping us it!