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Cal State LA Alums Power NASA’s Latest Mission to Mars

On February 18, 2021, the Perseverance rover will land on the Red Planet. Of the 1,200 or so JPL scientists and engineers who’ve worked on the Mars 2020 mission, several dozen are Cal State LA graduates with degrees in Computer Science or Engineering. The three alums interviewed for this article all play different yet central roles on the mission. But even after many years and multiple missions, they all share one thing: it never gets old

Seniors Adapt to Capstone Projects During a Pandemic

With a Capstone program revamped for a global pandemic, students and their faculty and industry advisors are prepared.

Alums and Friends of ECST Step Up in 2020!

ECST received more than $1.13 million in gifts in 2020, including large gifts for student scholarships and programs at a time when they need help the most.

Message from Dean Emily Allen

The pandemic is bringing out the stuff we are all are made of – and ECST is made of resilient stuff.

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