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FYrE students, faculty and staff

ECST’s First-Year Student Experience Program Changes Lives

ECST created its First Year [email protected] (FYrE) program to give its incoming freshmen the skills and support they need for academic success and to reduce the time it takes to complete their degrees. But there is also a human story to tell.

Dean Emily Allen

Message From The Dean

We’ve ramped up our in-person classes (about 40% are in-person this semester), returned to our research labs, and continued with some new ways of delivering our education and support to students.

Cal State LA Supports Using the Tools Professionals Use in Engineering Education

Knowing how to use the tools professionals use can make a huge difference when engineering graduates are looking for jobs.

ECST Raises Nearly $5,500,000 in 2020-2021 to Advance STEM Research and Student Success

ECST almost doubled external funding in academic year 2020-2021 over the previous year.

“An Astronaut from Nigeria? That’s Not Going to Happen”

Ebenezer Onyeogaziri Henry’s search for a career in aviation led him to the U.S. from his native Nigeria and eventually to Cal State LA, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Administration.

ECST Alum Tells His Story of Surviving the Holocaust So No One Forgets

Sigmund Burke, a 98-year-old Auschwitz survivor and ECST alumnus with a degree in civil engineering, is still telling his story: of being packed into a cattle car in 1944 and taken to Auschwitz.

2021 Urban Sustainability VIRTUAL Symposium

This symposium brings together researchers, educators, students, policymakers, and key stakeholders to engage in a collaborative discussion addressing challenges in urban sustainability.

Hired by NV Energy, Powering the City of Lights

Alumni Network webinar featuring alumna Alicia Lopez (’93), Sr. Project Manager, Major Projects at NV Energy shares her professional journey and developing trends in transportation and distribution.

ECST Events



Cover of InSights Magazine, 2019. Changing LA


A publication of the Cal State LA, College of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Read how ECST students, faculty, and alumni are leading change and movement in a rapidly shifting landscape.