PASE (Pilipino Americans in Science and Engineering) is one of the seven Filipino student organizations on the UC Davis campus. It provides support for minority engineering and physical science students.

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 learning, especially engineering. In the even-numbered years, PASE holds a business Etiquette Dinner professionalism workshop, which teaches students proper etiquette during a dinner-interview setting.

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.

PASE's Mission Statement: "PASE strives to provide social, academic, and professional support to physical science and engineering students of the UC Davis community."

PASE has recently opened up a Smartsite in order to provide easy access to its academic file bank to its members. Contact Anne Marie Avellar ( in order to be added to the SmartSite.

General Meetings

General meetings occur on Wednesday nights, at least once a month. General meetings always include free food cooked by our food chair. Usually professional or design workshops occur during general meetings.

Professional Workshops

Resume Workshops

PASE hosts resume workshops before the Enginerring 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.

Interview Workshops

Be able to go through mock interviews in order to prepare for job hunting!

Student/Alumni Panels

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.

Design Workshops

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!

Catapult Workshop

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!

Photoshop Workshop

Ever wondered how those awesome flyers and posters are put together? Learn how to use Photoshop by one of our very own!

Car Design Workshop

Build a makeshift car out of household products and send them down a slope to see who's the fastest!


Take a break from studying and join PASE in our various socials 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 with XPO

In mid-May, PASE works with XPO to put on a Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament. Last year, high-ranked competitors around NorCal came through, so come test your skills against the best of the best!

Bowling with PASE

Occasionally we'll rent out a couple lanes and go bowling for the night. Prefect study break!


Once a quarter we meet up with PASAE, our sister organization in UC Berkeley.

PASE Board 2014-15 

Matthew Scott Galang - Co-President
Veronica dela Fuente - Co-President
Darren Easterling - Recording Secretary
Dina Estipona - Corresponding Secretary
Michelle Legasto-Eckard - Co-Treasurer
Jackie Marquez - Co-Treasurer
Adrian Cristobal - Co-Publicity Chair
Mariza Sibal - Co-Publicity Chair
Adrian Calugay - Web Team
Channelle Jose - Web Team
Anne Marie Avellar - Academic Chair
Andrew Park - Community Cultural Chair 
Brandon Lam - Sports Coordinator 
Martin De Guzman - Co-Historian  
Elleanor Pangilinan - Co-Herstorian

For more information, visit the PASE website at or email PASE board at

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