Engineering
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 10, No. 11, May 19, 2011

CSU Teaches Students the Mechanics of Engineering

CSU Teaches Students the Mechanics of EngineeringThe California State University has made it a priority to supply the state’s engineering industries with job-ready graduates. In 2009-10, the CSU granted over 3,900 bachelor’s degrees in engineering, totaling about 45 percent of the engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded in the state.

The CSU has revitalized and enhanced the engineering programs on its campuses, resulting in a 31 percent increase in engineers graduating from the CSU over the past eight years.

Additionally, the CSU has made a concerted effort to help the industry reflect California’s diversity by reaching out to underserved students and women to increase their participation in engineering programs and related studies. This has been accomplished by creating numerous partnerships with organizations in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. More.

Building a Better Future Building a Better Future

In an effort to prepare job-ready graduates, CSU campuses emphasize the need for hands-on experience. The lessons learned through various academic activities teach students the essential skills that will help them thrive in the industry.

Each CSU engineering department maintains a curriculum that allows students to step out of the classroom and apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems through interactive assignments. More.

Accelerating California’s Engineering Industry

Accelerating California's Engineering IndustryCovering engineering disciplines from aerospace, biomedical and marine to chemical, industrial and electrical, the CSU offers numerous undergraduate and graduate degrees that students can choose from.

Along with an array of engineering concentrations, several CSU campuses house facilities to assist students with their classes, help scholars improve their skills and offer undergraduates and graduates additional learning opportunities. More.

CSU Enhances Student Achievement at Intel ISEF

CSU Enhances Student Achievement at Intel ISEF

During last week’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), CSU faculty, staff and students volunteered their time to support STEM industry-bound high school scholars worldwide. Covering a variety of topics from energy and transportation to engineering and biomedicine, the world’s brightest high school students created and displayed their projects, which included everything from solar tracking, robotic assistance for the visually impaired and cancer treatments with fewer side effects. More.

 
Noteworthy

Cal Poly Pomona’s Engineers Without Borders Practices Sustainability

Engineers Without Borders, a nonprofit Cal Poly Pomona club that puts "learn by doing" into a global perspective, recently traveled to Guatemala to construct a 90-cubic-meter tank for the people of San Lorenzo. More.

Cal State L.A. to Build Zero-Emissions Vehicle

Cal State L.A.’s College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology has been selected to build a zero-emissions vehicle for the EcoCAR 2 Plugging In to the Future international competition. More.

Cal Poly Students Help Disabled Play Sports Games

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo engineering students have designed “Wii-B-Fit,” a program that allows those who are disabled to play Wii sports games such as bowling and tennis. More.

CSUCI Student Recognized Nationally by Goldwater Foundation

Danika Lindsay, a CSU Channel Islands student, was one of 275 students to be named as a 2011 Goldwater Scholar receiving a $7,500 scholarship from the Goldwater Foundation, which encourages students who wish to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. More.

CSU Voices and Views blog

Featured Blog:
The New Space Race

Burt Rutan standing in front of White Knight, the aircraft used to launch SpaceShipOne

CSU alumnus Burt Rutan, founder/chairman emeritus of Scaled Composites, reflects on how Cal Poly San Luis Obispo enhanced his passion for aircraft design and gave him the hands-on experience needed to explore and solve any aeronautical engineering problem.

     
   

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