BRANCHES 

Technical

 

FABRICATION AND DESIGN ESSENTIALS [beginner] 

Also known as FADE, this project is designed for beginners or for anyone who would like to refine their technical skills. FADE is divided into three parts:1) fundamentals of computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing, 2) manufacturing in the machine shop, and 3) basic Arduino and electronics skills.

 

COMBAT ROBOTICS [beginner to intermediate]

This program revolves around designing and manufacturing combat robots to compete and fight in competition. For beginners, our team leads will guide and support students throughout the build of their entire three-pound combat robot. On the other hand, returning members may join our more advanced flagship robotics team to build a 15-lb combat robot.

X1 ROBOTICS [intermediate to advanced]

X1 Robotics is an interdisciplinary engineering project, welcoming participants from MAE, EE, and CS, and other related backgrounds. X1 is freeform and collaborative; teammates will decide on a student-ideated project at the beginning of the year, then bring their ideas to life through creative engineering!

BRUIN UNDERWATER ROBOTICS [intermediate to advanced]

BUR is a competition-driven program where members build robots capable of performing underwater tasks, with relevance to fields such as marine biology and deep sea exploration. More specifically, BUR builds towards the annual MATE ROV competition. It is also an interdisciplinary project; we welcome engineers from MAE, EE, CS, and other related backgrounds.

Professional

ASME at UCLA also provides students with the resources to become more competitive candidates for the workforce through our professional development branch. Events include resume/interview workshops, tours, infosessions, and career fairs and are hosted by experienced officers, club alumni, and company representatives. Visit the events calendar often and join our newsletter to stay updated on these crucial events!

OUTREACH

Through our newest addition to the professional branch of ASME at UCLA, we strive to provide Los Angeles County’s K-12 students with the tools to further explore STEM fields! We hope to share some of our enthusiasm about engineering so that students have the confidence to pursue a career in STEM if they choose to. We teach classes on Computer-Aided Design and Finite Element Analysis, and run hands-on workshops in which students undergo the engineering design process.

Social

Finally, ASME at UCLA is a social organization that fosters friendship and camaraderie between engineering students through various social events. Past events have included boba runs, game nights, Korean BBQ outings, and gift exhanges! Visit the events calendar often and join our newsletter to stay updated on these unforgettable events!