University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

BCOE Alumni

BCOE Dean's Night at Highlanders Basketball

Deans Night at Highlander BasketballDean Reza Abbaschian and BCOE extended a hearty invitation to alumni and guests at the inaugural Dean's Night as UCR's men's basketball team hosted the UCSB Gauchos on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

You can see more photos from the event at the BCOE Flickr Gallery

Alumni vs. Faculty Homecoming Basketball Game

Homecoming 2013The faculty prevailed and evened the series at one game apiece at the Second Annual BCOE Homecoming "Hoop It Up" basketball game on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

In another highly competitive game, it came down to the wire as the faculty won 46-44. Festivities included food and drinks and the tunes of DJ Erik Redmond. Trophies were awarded to the winning faculty team and consolation medal prizes went to the alumni.

Additional photos are posted on the BCOE Flickr gallery and a short highlight video is posted on the BCOE YouTube channel

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Alumni Profiles

Camdon JohnsonCamdon Johnson's quiet demeanor belies an otherwise busy and hardworking guy. Where he finds the time to do all that he does probably has a lot to do with his training as an engineer. When you first meet him, his soft-spoken, amiable personality puts you at ease and is likely one of the reasons he deals so well with his high-pressure job as an Operations manager at's Inland Empire distribution center. Read more...

Larry McDonoughHe rendered a live volcano, helped a general win a war, and tweaked satellites with knowledge he learned at UCR. His biggest challenge now is helping BlackBerry move forward amidst a very challenging period in the company's history. But if there's anyone who can do it, UCR computer science alumnus '85 Larry McDonough is a great man for the job. Read more...

SendGrid foundersIn 2009, BCOE alumni Tim Jenkins, Isaac Saldana, and Jose Lopez established SendGrid, an email delivery and management service company. In less than four years, the company has raised more than $26 million in funding, has grown to about 140 staff, and has more than 100,000 customers. Read more...

Shaohui “Steve” Chen, ’05 M.S. Computer Science, Chosen for Young Alumnus Award

Shaohui "Steve" Chen, '05 M.S. Computer Science and '07 MBA Management, was selected as the UC Riverside Alumni Association's Young Alumnus for 2012. This award is given to alumni under the age of 35 with a significant record of career and/or civic achievement and promise in their profession. Read more...

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188