News Release| Senior Design Expo; Cal State L.A.


Media Advisory

Graduating seniors showcase inflatable Mars structure, hydrogen
calibration unit, fault detection research, MicroMouse, more

Engineering Senior Design Expo at Cal State L.A. Friday,
June 4

Note to editors and news directors:

 In order to prepare students to be competitive in today’s workforce,
CSULA graduating seniors have opportunities to apply classroom and
textbook knowledge into real-world applications.  

A student design team has been working with Boeing to redesign,
fabricate and test an inflatable structure that will allow a landing
craft to deliver an instrumentation payload safely to the surface of
Mars. While one team worked with SEMPRA to develop a prototype to
accurately dispense fuel to hydrogen-fueled vehicles, another student
team was at work with Space Systems/Loral on a deployment system for
solar-powered panels in space.

On Friday, June 4, more than 35 engineering student teams will
present their research findings, competition entries, and
corporate-sponsored design projects at the annual

Senior Design Expo.

Sponsored by the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and
Technology at Cal State L.A.,
the Expo will
run from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Golden Eagle Ballroom,
on the CSULA campus.

Reporters are welcome to come explore the relevant hands-on student
projects. To make photo arrangements, please

contact Lily Nguyen in advance at (323) 343-5604.

Along with other industry-sponsored senior design projects, the Expo
will include presentations of findings for the following student
research:  Non-Intrusive Investigation of Soot Formation in Swirling
Flames; Fault Detection on the SPACE Testbed; GPS Signal Tracking: An
Analytical Method for Improving Indoor GPS; Experimental Core Facility
for the Analysis and Control of Thermofluid System; Mission Assurance
Management Environment; and Light Electric Vehicle.

As part of the Expo, the student teams will also exhibit their
cutting-edge engineering projects designed for competition: the
MicroMouse robotic rodent, Mini Baja off-road vehicle, Formula SAE
racecar, Super Eagle supermileage vehicle, Aero Design aircraft,
and Human-Powered Vehicle.

The University is located at

the intersection of the 10 and 710 freeways.

For more about the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and
Technology at Cal State L.A., call (323) 343-4500 or go to


Engineering Senior Design Expo, featuring more than 35 research,
competition and industry-sponsored student projects.

CSULA graduating seniors in the civil engineering, computer science,
electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and technology programs
will present their final projects to the campus community and industry


            Friday, June 4, 2010, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Golden Eagle Ballroom, on the CSULA campus.


              For more details, call the CSULA College of Engineering,
Computer Science, and Technology at (323) 343-4500.

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Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.


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