ECS&T Week 2005

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Feb. 10, 2005

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:
High School and Community College
Computer Challenge to Kick off
Engineering, Computer Science, and
Technology Week at Cal State L.A.

Los Angeles, CA -- The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) at California State University, Los Angeles will observe National Engineering Week, Feb. 19-25, with its own Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Week Celebration.

The ECST Week will kick off with the fourth annual computer programming challenge for high school and community college students, PROGFest IV, to be held on Sat., Feb. 19, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., in the Engineering and Technology Building.

On Mon., Feb. 21, 2 p.m., a prominent speaker will deliver the keynote address, followed by an afternoon dedicated to career guidance. Several CSULA experts along with other professional engineers will inform students about their future options. The afternoon highlights include: Resume Critique Session, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; and Graduate School Workshop, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 23, is dedicated to student competitions, such as the Solar Car Race, Quiz Bowl, Popsicle Stick Tower Competition, Egg Drop Contest, and Pinewood Derby. Thursday, February 24, will start with the Dean’s Brunch (by invitation only) in the morning, followed by the ECST Career Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., both at the Golden Eagle Ballroom. Many prominent employers have already registered for the Career Fair and more are in the process of finalizing their registration. The weeklong activities will be wrapped up at the ECST Banquet, on Friday, February 25, 6-12 p.m., at the Golden Eagle Ballroom. These events are open to the entire campus community.

Cal State L.A. is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. Public permit dispenser parking is available in Lots C, F and G or upper level of Parking Structure II. For more information, call the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-4500.

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
As one of six colleges at California State University, Los Angeles, the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology is divided into five departments--Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Technology. Collectively, these departments offer 12 undergraduate programs, five graduate programs and two teaching credentials. More than 70 faculty and staff service nearly 1,600 engineering, computer science, and technology students. U.S. News & World Report 2005 “America’s Best Colleges” issue has ranked Cal State L.A.’s and engineering programs among the nation’s best undergraduate programs for the 6th year in a row. Cal State L.A.’s College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology placed among the top 50 Best Undergraduate (non-Ph.D.) Engineering Programs in the United States.

WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA – California State University, Los Angeles is a comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 20,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system. The University is noted for the Luckman Fine Arts Complex and critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra; its focus on alternative energy technology; the unique Early Entrance Program for gifted youngsters; the first of its kind Charter College of Education; and a renowned forensic science graduate program, among many others.

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