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Every year, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science invites prospective engineering students to visit the campus and learn more about the engineering program here at UCLA. This year, the Engineering Open House was held on April 9, and with over 1000 attendees – over half of which were prospective computer science students – the open house saw incredible success this year.

While the day started with a general presentation on the engineering program at UCLA, prospective students and their families were quickly allowed to branch off into smaller groups in order to get a better, more personal feel of the university. Events such as a student-run panel, various speakers, and Q&A sessions were put on in order to address any sort of question prospective students and their families might have regarding the engineering program at UCLA. Among the speakers were computer science professors Carey Nachenberg and David Smallberg, as well Ricky Yingjia Lee, president of the computer science honors society Upsilon Pi EpsilonAfter the speakers and the student panels, prospective students and their families were able to have lunch with individual department faculty, students, and staff.

Overall, this year’s Engineering Open House was an incredible success, and the department is looking forward to meeting the new class of Bruins in the fall! For more information on the open house, visit the Discover UCLA Engineering page, or check out the photo recap of the event below, courtesy of UPE historian Eric Liu.