Life On Warren Mall Meets: AJ

We’re back with another installment of Life On Warren Mall Meets! Today we’re introducing AJ, a second year Electrical Engineering major minoring in Physics. When he’s not juggling his classes and his position as Quarterly Projects Chair of IEEE, AJ likes skating, hanging out with friends, and trying out new hobbies. In the past, he has picked up chess and reading, but now he is on to building his own website from scratch!

Quarterly Projects and IEEE – AJ

In addition to Hamna, another one of our students, AJ, is very involved with IEEE’s UC San Diego branch.


During my freshman year of college I was introduced to IEEE, the largest engineering organization on campus. It was their projects and events that caught my interest. I was always really interested in hands-on project experience, and got involved so that I could help teach the necessary skills to other students who might have been too intimidated to start their projects by themselves.

My position at IEEE is the Quarterly Projects Chair. Quarterly Projects (or QP) are entry-level projects designed to get students to start building. While we aim to teach, it isn’t a class. We provide the challenge, materials, some starter guides and workshops, and I am also available for support and advice. We expect students to use resources available throughout campus and IEEE, to learn by doing, and apply their creativity to jump off and above the specifications we set for a competition at the end of the quarter. 

Finals Week Recap – AJ

It’s a new quarter and a new year, so things at UC San Diego are relaxing… for now! Here’s a recap of two of our students – AJ and Hamna studying before finals.


Meet the Students – AJ

Happy Monday everyone! To start off this week, Life on Warren Mall introduces another ECE student.


My name Is Armin Jamshidi, who goes by the name AJ. He is majoring in Electrical Engineer with a minor in physics.

Developing creative and innovative engineering projects is a favorite pastime of mine and I’m excited that I get to pass this passion on to other students as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ quarterly projects chair. You can usually find me working late nights at the lab, skating around campus, or beating my friends at table tennis (most of the time).

Life On Warren Mall is Live!

Life On Warren Mall is live!

Keeping up with the fast paced quarter system, attending classes, and finding time for friends keeps our UC San Diego ECE students busy. Here is a sneak peek of what is to come. Meet our students – Sanjay, Matt, AJ, Sandeep, Achint, Hamna, and Colin.

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