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 June 30, 2005

Laura Ferreiro
Office of Public Affairs
(323) 343-3050


Marla Franco
(323) 343-4526


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

For immediate release:

Cal State L.A. is Academic Host for Engineering Conference, Oct. 6-8

Los Angeles, CA – California State University, Los Angeles is partnering with the Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) and will serve as academic host for this year’s conference, October 6-8 at the Anaheim Marriott, 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802.

Cal State L.A.’s College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology will once again take the lead in collaborating with HENAAC to enlighten the public about the achievements of Hispanics in engineering, science, technology, and math and to motivate and educate more students to pursue careers in these fields.

The conference agenda includes the Cal State L.A. President’s Dinner, a Hall of Fame reception, an interactive student competition known as College Bowl, a Hispanic Technical Leadership Forum, an awards show, a career fair, and a student leadership dinner.

Cal State L.A. was one of 19 CSU campuses recently listed on the tenth annual Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s Publisher’s Picks, a national list of colleges and universities that the publication rated as having solid records in “recruiting, enabling, and graduating Hispanic students.” The standings are based upon formal and informal inquires as well as data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Last spring, Cal State L.A. was ranked #3 on the Hispanic Outlook’s 14th annual “Top 100” among institutions in California that conferred the most bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics. The “Top 100” overview also highlighted Cal State L.A. as a leader in awarding the most bachelor’s degrees in education to Hispanic students.

Cal State L.A. is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 52.4 percent of the University’s students identifying themselves as Hispanic.

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