Launch September 2023

We invite you to attend the Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology (ECST) Capstone Senior Design Launch for the Electrical & Computer Engineering (EE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Engineering Technology (ET), and Computer Science (CS) programs on Friday, September 1, 2023. Please register below to attend.

ECST Launch banner, alternating blocks

FRI • SEPTEMBER  1, 2023 | 8:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

California State University, Los Angeles 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

The Cal State LA College of ECST Capstone Senior Design Program is comprised of projects from civil engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering technology, and technology programs. Corporate and university partnerships provide engaging and relevant professional practice experiences for our engineering, technology, and computer science students.

Launch to Expo


Students meet with teammates, industry partners, volunteers, and a faculty advisor for the first time to discuss their year-long project as a team.

female students works with advisor


Over the coming months, students exercise teamwork and communication skills as technical and theoretical training is applied to projects.

Launch 2017-18 male student smiles while in conversation.


Working within pre-defined constraints and specifications, teams design, build, test, and present a solution to industry partners and clients at the Expo!

launch 2019. Thorburn stands as he speaks to students.



The Capstone Senior Design Launch will take place simultaneously at the Golden Eagle Ballrooms 1, 2, and 3 (GE) and the University Student Union Rooms (US-U). Each program will be assigned a room and table for a working meeting.

Computer Science

Program Coordinator
Chengyu Sun, Ph.D.
[email protected]
View CS Projects

Cal State LA, GE
3rd Floor

  • Ballrooms 1,2,3
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration @ GE Patio, 3rd Floor
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. Welcome & Kick-Off
  • 10:00-11:30 a.m. Individual Team Meetings
  • 11:30-12:30 p.m. Working Lunch*
  • 12:30 p.m. Adjourn
*Pre-packaged lunches available.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Technology

Program Coordinator
Michael Thorburn, Ph.D.
[email protected]

View ECE ME ET Projects

Cal State LA, USU
3rd Floor

  • Los Angeles Rooms (308 ABC)
  • Alhambra Room (305)
  • Board Room N&S (303/A) 
  • Montebello Room (309)
  • Pasadena Room (307)
  • San Gabriel Room (313)
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration @ USU LA Rms, 3rd Floor
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. Welcome & Kick-Off
  • 10:00-11:30 a.m. Individual Team Meetings
  • 11:30-1:30 p.m. Working Lunch*
  • 1:30 p.m. Adjourn
*Pre-packaged lunches available.


Please register to receive a to-go pre-packaged lunch to enjoy during your working meeting.


A complimentary parking permit is available upon completing our event registration on time and prior to the event with a valid email address. Cal State LA Parking Services will email you directly (not ECST) with instructions on submitting your vehicle's required information to obtain a FREE virtual LPR (License Plate Recognition) parking permit. Our campus parking permit system uses a license plate recognition technology system to help reduce waste in line with Cal State LA's commitment to sustainability.

  • Event parking permits will not be available or distributed on the day of the event.
  • If you come to campus without registering, Cal State LA Parking Services can not provide you with a "virtual" LPR on campus.
  • Visitors may pay to park on the day of the event by purchasing a daily parking permit from a permit machine located in designated campus parking lots and parking structures.

Please visit the Cal State LA Parking and Transportation website for campus parking regulations and permit information. Click on the interactive campus map button below to virtually explore our campus before your visit, or download the campus map PDF file.

Parking & Transportation Interactive Campus Map


Get involved with the ECST Capstone Senior Design program
Contact Mike Thorburn, Capstone Director, at [email protected]



Note: Current Senior Design students do not register.