CREST grant creates a ‘CEA’ of opportunity

Photo collage of CEA-Crest adventure.

CREST grant creates a ‘CEA’ of opportunity

The NSF-funded CEA-CREST program elevated environmental science research and created extensive student research opportunities during its 10-year lifespan.


  • The next ‘solar’ generation

    Senior design students work on solar panels.Engineering and technology faculty and students rev up research in energy and sustainability.

  • Lessons in language

    Alumna Joyce Hsin at the white board lecturing.Dual Immersion program in Mandarin is a window into new trends in language learning.

  • A sweet sensation

    Students prepare chocolate in the lab.Graduate students make irresistibly healthy treats, mixing chocolate and broccoli to make ‘choccoli’.

  • Match made in Hollywood

    An alumnus counsels a CSULA student.Alumni Mentoring helps ease the transition to a career matching aspiring students with professional alumni.

  • Pay to play

    Photo of Urinetown performance.Student musical production presents harsh realities of a world without water.

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  • A ‘worldy’ experiment

    Two Afghan professors working in the lab.Two Afghan professors leave war-torn country behind to study at CSULA, and find new hope for home.