Dear Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students and Friends,
The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology (ECST) has enjoyed over 50 years of successfully educating students and "Transforming Dreams into Reality".
ECST has been a transformational path of excellence for students and for more than 6000 alumni.
Webster's dictionary defines the word "Transform" as "to change greatly the appearance or form." Prior to taking the appointment as Dean, I was intrigued to learn about the special qualities of the College that created this agency of change for our students. A few things were apparent: The College offers a hands-on curriculum and early research opportunities to prepare students for advanced studies and a fast-paced work environment. Even more importantly, our faculty value nurturing our undergraduate and graduate students to reach their full potential. Efforts such as our MESA program provide a home away from home for students. Co-curricular activities provide the professionalism, and competitive drive which illustrates to our students that they can compete globally.
Cal State L.A.'s ECST College offers some unique programs and facilities that are world renowned: The NASA University Research Center is the first and only one of its kind in California. The $31 million facilities renovation gives CSULA students access to state-of-the-art laboratories. CSULA's SuperMileage car was first in the U.S. in the 2004 SAE Contest with 1,615 miles per gallon fuel efficiency. The 2004 Mini Baja team placed first in California and our students were first in NASA's 2003 student design competition. We also placed first in the 2004 and 2005 WESTEC Manufacturing Challenges.
As we push into the 21st century, I believe that Cal State LA ECST graduates and students will lead the creation of a new world economy. It is my intention to make sure that we lay the foundation for every student to transform their dreams into reality.
Dr. H. Keith Moo-Young
Dean for College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology