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Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) Alumni Network

14 Cal State LA alumni, students, staff and faculty posing with ECST Dean, Emily Allen, at the ECST Makerspace lab on 2/18/20.


The Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) Alumni Network is a professional network that serves as a platform for fellow graduates and industry peers to engage as a community and build fellowship. We connect for social, educational, and career development activities that create lifelong relationships, opportunities, and partnerships.

Network Leadership

Headshot of Maida LopezMaida Lopez ’03, Chair
Systems Engineer, The Boeing Company

Maida Lopez is a systems engineer for the Boeing Defense, Space and Security organization. Maida draws on a wide range of technical expertise that she has gained through project experience with network systems, information security, systems testing, and the design and development of core infrastructures. As a first-generation college graduate, she has a profound appreciation for education and a sense of responsibility for helping underprivileged students gain access to life-changing resources. Click here to read more about Maida.


Headshot of Ricson ChudeRicson Chude ’08, Co-Chair
Project Manager, Southern California Edison

Ricson Chude is a project manager working for Southern California Edison (SCE) in the Customer Program & Services division where he’s primarily responsible for the development of strategic initiatives that support the integration of distributed energy resources such as solar PV and energy storage. Click here to read more about Ricson.


Headshot of Alicia Lopez next to white script that says "New Date" on red brush stroke. NV Energy logo in red and black in foreground with "Powering the City of Lights" Alicia Lopez P.E. '93. Black bar on bottom with ECST Alumni Network logo and event details.

RESCHEDULED: Hired by NV Energy, Powering the City of Lights
Thursday, November 18, 2021
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. PST
Zoom Webinar

Join us to learn about Alicia’s professional journey, NV Energy, and developing trends in transportation and distribution! Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions during Q&A and win Cal State LA swag in our opportunity drawing. Welcome and remarks provided by ECST Alumni Network leaders, Maida Lopez ('03), Ricson Chude ('08), and Dean of the College of ECST, Dr. Emily Allen.


Past Events

Alumni Networks Conference 2021: People, Purpose, & Passion - Save the Date - 5/6/21

People, Purpose, & Passion: A Virtual Professional Development and Networking Conference
Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. (PT) | via Zoom Meeting
Southern California Edison's Pathway 2045 and Re-imagining the Grid
Presented by Anthony Johnson, P.E., Consulting Engineer, Southern California Edison (SCE)


Hired by Google - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 via Zoom

Link Up, Sync Up Speaker Series: Hired by Google
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
6-7:30 p.m. | Zoom

ECST Alumni Network - Link up sync up on Thursday, September 17 2020 at 6 PM

Link Up, Sync Up: ECST Alumni Network Virtual Meet and Greet
Thursday, September 17, 2020
6 p.m. to  7p.m. | Zoom

Black and gold ECST Alumni Reception banner. Text: ECST Alumni Reception, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6-8 p.m., Cal State LA, ECST Makerspace Lab (E&T B-111)

ECST Alumni Reception
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
6 p.m. to  8 p.m.

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Have an idea for a networking mixer, workshop, or seminar? Learn more about the network, or how to get involved and email us at [email protected].

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