Outstanding Engineering Student

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/23/96

Contact: Laura Carlson-Weiner,
School of Engineering and Technology
Development Director
(323) 343-4494
FAX (323) 343-4555

Reza Shirazi Honored as
Cal State L.A.'s 1995-96 Outstanding Engineering Student

by Institute of the Advancement of Engineering

Los Angeles, CA -- February 23, 1996 -- The School of Engineering and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles is proud to announce that Downey resident Reza Shirazi, Electrical and Computer Engineering senior, was selected as the 1995-96 Cal State L.A. Outstanding Engineering Student by The College of Fellows of the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering. The awards banquet was held recently at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Students from sixteen other universities were also honored during the event. Shirazi was accompanied to the awards ceremony by Helen Boussalis, Chair of CSLA Department of Electrical Engineering.

The Education Outreach Program of the College of Fellows is devoted to recognizing outstanding undergraduate engineering students from colleges and universities throughout Southern California. The Administrative Committee of the CSLA School of Engineering and Technology was charged with selecting an awardee for this prestigious honor. The criteria for selection include academic accomplishments, leadership and participation in student organizations.

Shirazi upholds an outstanding academic record, and has been on the CSLA Dean's List for three consecutive years. He will graduate this coming Spring with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Biology. His honor society memberships include Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Alpha Gamma Sigma. To assist with his academic advancement, he received several scholarships from companies such as Pac Bell.

From 1992 to 1993, he served as Treasurer for the Engineering and Technology Student Council. Since then Shirazi has been tutoring students at the CSLA Tutorial Center. He has been a peer mentor for the Minority Summer Bridge Program, the Minority Science Program and the Health Center Opportunity Program. In addition to serving the University community, Shirazi is a certified tutor for the International Organization of the College Reading and Learning Association.

For more information, call Laura Carlson-Weiner, Engineering & Technology, at (323) 343-4494.

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