ECST E-Week 2021

Engineers Week 2021 Imagine Tomorrow Cal State LA ECST celebrates Feb 22 to 26

Cal State LA’s College of ECST invites you to celebrate National E-Week 2021!  During the week of February 22nd-26th, 2021, our celebration will highlight the important contributions engineers, computer scientists, and technologists make in our everyday lives and the ways they are "Imagining Tomorrow."

We've invited accomplished alumni and industry speakers to inspire and educate. Join us and gather insight on pursuing a degree, building your career, and real-world engineering challenges. Virtual workshops focusing on career-readiness and skill-building will make this an unforgettable week.

Alumni Speakers

Gina Orozco

Gina Orozco (’91) 
Vice President,
Gas Engineering and System Integrity
Southern California Gas Company 

Read about Gina

Albert Cervantes

Albert Cervantes (’07)
Software Engineering Manager,
Google

Host: ECST Alumni Network
Read about Albert

Ricson Chude

Ricson Chude (’08)  
Project Manager, 
Southern California Edison

Read about Ricson

Sal Rojas

Salvador Rojas (’18)  
Graduate Research Fellow
Purdue University Mechanical Engineering

Read about Salvador

Industry Presentations

McCarthy logo

Building Cal State LA's New Dorm

McCarthy Presentation

So Cal Edison logo

Your Career at Edison

SoCal Edison Presentation

LADBS logo

Opportunities at Building & Safety

LADBS Presentation

HOW TO RSVP

Cal State LA’s College of ECST invites you to celebrate National E-Week 2021!  During the week of February 22nd-26th, 2021, our celebration will highlight the important contributions engineers, computer scientists, and technologists make in our everyday lives and the ways they are "Imagining Tomorrow."

In addition, Cal State LA’s ECST Alumni Network invites alumni and current students to join a professional networking session with Google Engineer Albert Cervantes on February 23rd. This special event requires its own RSVP found below.

ECST Alumni Network

Cal State LA ECST Alumni Network speaker Albert Cervantes

Hired By Google

In celebration of National Engineers Week, the ECST Alumni Network invites alumni and current students for a professional networking session. This event will feature special guest speaker alumnus Albert Cervantes (’07), Software Engineering Manager at Google. Join us as we learn about life at a tech giant like Google and tips to succeed in this industry.

This event requires a separate RSVP with the ECST Alumni Network by Monday, February 21.

The 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. Join the ECST Alumni Network.

ECST E-Week Schedule

Click on the calendar below for additional activities, presentations and workshops.

Mon, February 22

You only need to RSVP once to ECST E-Week Activities

McCarthy Construction

3:05 - 4:20 p.m.
Building Cal State LA's New Dorm

McCarthy Construction

Read about McCarthy Presentation

Gina Orozco

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Presentation

Gina Orozco ('91)
Vice President
Gas Engineering and System Integrity 
Southern California Gas Company

Read about Gina

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Tue, February 23

You only need to RSVP once to ECST E-Week Activities

Albert Cervantes

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
"Hired by Google"

Albert Cervantes ('07)
Software Engineering Manager
Google

Professional Networking Session
Host: ECST Alumni Network
This requires a unique RSVP with the ECST Alumni Network. Event access link sent by ECST-AN after RSVP.

Read about Albert

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Wed, February 24

You only need to RSVP once to ECST E-Week Activities

Cal State ECST

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

ECST Outreach Day
Host: MESA and NSBE

This is not open to the public.

Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School partners with Cal State LA National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to showcase career pathways in engineering and computer science.  The event’s goal is to build a bridge for these high school students toward ECST and the start of lasting mentorship opportunities with our NSBE student leaders. 

So Cal Edison

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Your career at Edison

Southern California Edison

Read about SoCal Edison Presentation

Ricson Chude

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Presentation

Ricson Chude ('08)
Project Manager
Southern California Edison

Read about Ricson

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Thu, February 25

You only need to RSVP once to ECST E-Week Activities

Cal State LA CDC

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Attending a Virtual Conference Workshop

Cal State LA Career Development Center

Virtual conferences allow you to grow your network and knowledge in your career path.  To help you prepare, we'll discuss résumés and networking and feature a student panel.  Gain conference confidence! 

Learn about the Career Development Center

Lynda Murray-Thomas

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Overcoming Microaggressions in the Workplace

Dr. Lynda Murray-Thomas, Ed.D, MBA, PMP, CSM
Sr. Director of Global Quality Engineering
Universal Parks & Resort

Host: College of B&E and Black Business Association

For more information [email protected]

LADBS

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Opportunities at Building and Safety

City of LA Department of Building & Safety

Host: SWE and NSBE

Read about LADBS Presentation

Sal Rojas

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Presentation

Salvador Rojas (’18)  
Graduate Research Fellow
Purdue University Mechanical Engineering

Read about Sal

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Fri, February 26

You only need to RSVP once to ECST E-Week Activities

CSU and MathWorks logo

2:00- 3:00 p.m.

Modeling Automated Driver Systems with MATLAB and Simulink Workshop

Sponsored by: CSU and MathWorks

Come listen to experts in Automated Driver Systems talk about engineering problems in this exciting field. You never know – it could spark your interest to embark on an amazing career!

This event requires you to RSVP directly with CSU/MathWorks. An event access link will be provided by CSU/MathWorks after successfully completing registration.

Learn more about MathWorks workshop

Line art of computer screen and code

3:00- 4:30 p.m.
Coding Workshop

Host: SWE and Code Brew

Students will be introduced to the field of computer science by learning how to construct a social media link-in-bio page using GitHub, HTML/CSS, and intermediate web topics such as GitHub and Bootstrap. Together, we will review basic HTML components such as buttons, links, and images and learn how to customize the styling of their page using CSS. 

Learn about ECST Student Orgs

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Sponsors

ECST E-Week 2021 celebrations have been brought to you in part by the generosity of Southern California Edison.

So CA Edison

Thank You

Also, a special thank you to all our speakers and those who have helped make this event possible.

Southern California Edison, McCarthy Construction, Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety, MESA, Cal State LA Alumni Association, ECST Alumni Network, Cal State LA Career Development Center, Society of Women Engineers Cal State LA, National Society of Black Engineers Cal State LA, Code Brew Cal State LA

GIVE TO ECST

Contact Kevin Doody, ECST Director of Development at [email protected]
to support this and other student support services.
To make an immediate gift, click the button and select the College of ECST in the designation section.