Cal Day 2017


We will continue to update this page through mid-April.


ME Student Instructional Shop Open House

Location:  1166 Etcheverry Hall
10am-noon & 1pm-3pm
Self-guided tour and demos of the Mechanical Engineering's fully equipped student machine shop.


Hesse Hall Laboratories

Location:  Hesse Hall

10am-noon & 1pm-3pm

Hesse Hall will be open for visitors to experience some of Mechanical Engineering's Instructional Laboratories, including materials testing, combustion experiments, and various undergraduate learning spaces.


Information Session: The Mechanical Engineering Major

Location:  3106 Etcheverry Hall


Learn about exciting research in mechanical engineering, hear an overview of the undergraduate program, and discover why mechanical engineering is such a dynamic, versatile discipline.


Mechanical Engineering Student Panel

Location:  3106 Etcheverry Hall


Mechanical engineering will answer your questions about what the academics, diversity and climate are like in this exciting department. Learn why you might choose to attend Cal, and get tips on how to navigate your first year.




Location:  Etcheverry/Soda Hall Breezeway  |  Time:  10am-3pm



The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is an international, professional organization connecting Mechanical Engineers, both in the field and in academia, around the world. Here at Cal, ASME is both a pre-professional and an educational organization geared towards fostering and enriching the academic experience of M.E. students at Berkeley.


Pi Tau Sigma

PTS is an International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society.  Its mission is to foster high ideals in the engineering profession, stimulate and support departmental activities, promote professional welfare, and develop leadership and citizenship.


Socially Engaged Engineers

The vision of SEE is a world where engineers of all disciplines and skill levels understand their inherent roles as social changemakers, as well as the cultural and environmental implications of their work, and use this knowledge to take responsibility for the impact they will have on society.


Space Technologies at Cal

We are a group of passionate scientists who want to push the frontier of space research and the space industry. We are not a typical engineering club that focuses on a set competition but rather we focus on making strides in innovating the space technologies.




Location:  Etcheverry/Soda Hall Breezeway  |  Time:  10am-3pm


CalSol (The UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team)

CalSol, the UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to design, build, test, and race fully solar powered vehicles. Composed of over fifty undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines, CalSol provides students with hands-on experience with real world engineering, project management, and business aptitude.


Formula SAE

We design, fabricate, and compete with small formula-style racecars against other colleges from around the world. The FSAE set of rules is in place to test our engineering skills and creativity. During the competition the vehicles are judged in four different categories: static inspection, engineering design, solo performance trials, and high-performance track endurance. We compete in the Formula SAE Lincoln competition in June each year in Lincoln, NE.


Berkeley Formula Racing 2017 Reveal
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
2:30pm - 2:15 Team Leads give a spoke presentation about the team and the competition on stage
2:15pm - 3:00 Team Leads will reveal this year's car and talk about the design behind the vehicle
3:30pm - 3:30 Team Members talk about life as a Berkeley engineer and have a Q&A about student life and FSAE


Human Powered Vehicle

UC Berkeley HPV is a student group that conceptualizes and manufactures innovative forms of human powered transportation. Each year, we compete in the ASME HPV competition, and members gain valuable experience in the engineering design process, business management skills, and hands-on building experience.


INSTAR Research Lab

Alternate Location:  In front of Bechtel Engineering Center

A UC Berkeley research group designing and manufacturing a high-power, cost-effective flywheel energy storage system for improving electric and hybrid vehicle system efficiency




Location:  Various Locations  |  Time:  10am-3pm


Various student projects will be displayed in 3110 Etcheverry Hall.

- Team Tele-Bears:  Tele-robotic, thumb wrestling, arcade machines

- Research from the Szerilab


ME135/ME235 Mechatronics Lab

Location:  Hesse Hall, across the street, on campus downhill from the Pete’s Coffee in Sutardja Dai Hall