News Release| Civil Engineering; Cal State L.A.



IATP introduces high school, Trade-Tech
students to

employment opportunities in the
transportation, highway industry

May 3
orientation to kick off Saturday engineering program



        The College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at


   Cal State


will kick off this year’s Infrastructure         


   Academy Transportation Program (IATP) with an
on May 3.


The free program, to be offered every Saturday from May 5 to Dec. 7,
introduces Los Angeles-area high school students and L.A. Trade-Tech
College (LATTC) students to careers in transportation and highway

  The keynote speaker for the May 3
orientation will be K.N. Murthy,

director of Transit Project Delivery for the Metropolitan Transportation
Authorities (MTA). Representatives from CSULA, MTA, LATTC, the Federal
Highway Administration (FHWA), Caltrans, the City of Los Angeles
Department of Public Work, and other transportation agencies will also
be in attendance.


financial support from FHWA, IATP will provide participants with
instruction and training regarding engineering principles,
transportation engineering, leadership skills, AUTOCAD/GIS, surveying,
and computer software packages. In addition to projects that promote
hands-on learning and teamwork, paid internships and field trips to
transportation agencies will be available to the students during the



Thursday, May 3, at 5-9 p.m.

The orientation will take place at Cal State L.A.’s Golden Eagle
(Photo opportunity: CSULA student projects will be on
The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San
Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710
freeways. Permit dispenser parking is available at Lot 5 or upper level
of Structure C. For campus map and directions:


details, contact Dr. Hassan Hashemian, director of IATP and professor of
civil engineering at CSULA, at (323) 343-4550. To arrange for photos or
interviews, please contact the CSULA Public Affairs office in advance at
(323) 343-3050.

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Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to
the Honors College for high-achieving students.
Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH-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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