ECST Student Engagement

Welcome to ECST Student Engagement! Our mission is to empower current and future students with the skills needed to achieve their goals and dreams. Our vision is to be nationally recognized for developing generations of diverse STEM leaders who solve problems, create, and innovate.

The ECST Student Engagement Team promotes and encourages K-12 STEM education and supports you during your time in ECST through clubs and activities, and helps you find career opportunities. Reach out with any questions!

Beyond the Classroom

Ask us about the College of ECST student engagement and development opportunities!

IMPACT LA is an ECST community-engaged curriculum program that takes our students beyond the classroom into our local community to partner with organizations and address identified needs. Students use their Community Cultural Wealth and apply their classroom knowledge to design and build solutions for the organizations and the people they serve.

Learn More About IMPACT LA Opportunities

Cal State LA's Department of Electrical and Computer Science offers engaged learning opportunities.

  • Xilinx BE WINNORS
    BE WINNORS project hosts a yearly cohort for freshmen and sophomore students to learn how to create health robotics or apps.
  • Summer Internship Programs
    We are partnered with nonprofit organizations and industry to offer internship opportunities to students...
  • ECE Community
    Learn more about the ECE disciplines, student organizations, job market, and join the ECE community at Cal State LA.

Visit ECE Engaged Learning Opportunities

Career Development

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ECST Professional Placement Services provides a link to industry, the University Career Development Center, and other career, leadership, and professional development of our students.

Preview & Orientation

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Discover Cal State LA ECST's robust academic programs, strong connections in Southern California, and vibrant student life! Preview Days give you a taste of what it's like to be a Golden Eagle. Orientation familiarizes you with the College and University and sets you on the path to success from day one. ECST invites all our first-time freshmen, transfer, or returning students to join ECST as we "Commit to excellence. Engage in community." We're excited to have you as a part of our ECST family! #WeAreECST

Pre-College Programs

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MESA Schools Program offers pre-college students college and career exploration in the STEM fields. Events are sponsored at universities across Southern California and partner with industries such as Boeing, JPL, and the Department of Water and Power. The events feature activities and workshops geared towards preparing high school students for college and career success. Students are informed about college admission procedures, financial aid options, and campus life. Hands-on activities give students a chance to learn about higher education and careers and interact with college students and professional mentors. Visit Cal State LA MESA

LAunchPad is a two-week summer program where we will introduce you to a few of the exciting ways that engineers and computer scientists can make the world a better place. You’ll learn about computing and data science, how to make your cell phone control a robot, and how to test and keep clean the air we breathe and the water we drink. Visit LAunchPad

The Annual Cal State LA MESA STEM Day in Partnership with Boeing event kicks off the MESA College Prep Program at Cal State LA partner schools. Prospective students from middle school to community college are invited to take a closer look at Cal State LA, College of ECST, and The Boeing Company.


daniel galvan

Daniel Galvan, Ed.D.
Director, Acceleration Initiatives and Student Engagement
Office: E&T, A-234
Tel: (323)343-4516
Email: [email protected]

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Adriana Tellez-Andrade
ECST Outreach Coordinator
MESA Director
Acceleration Initiatives and Student Engagement
Office: E&T A-133
Phone: (323)343-4565
Email: [email protected]

cambrian sorel

Cambrian Sorel
College of ECST, Professional Placement Coordinator
Office: E&T
Phone: (323)343-4526
Email: [email protected]

David Ibarra ESSC

David Ibarra
ECST Outreach Assistant
MESA College Prep (MCP) Coordinator 
Office: E&T A-132
Phone: (323)343-4528
Email: [email protected]

Andrea Garcia Chavez Engage MESA
Andrea Garcia Chavez
ECST Outreach Assistant
MESA University Program (MUP) Coordinator
Office: E&T A-132
Phone: (323)343-TBA
Email: [email protected]

Activity Calendar


Contact the ECST Student Engagement Office at

5151 State University Dr., Building E&T, Los Angeles, CA  90032-8150
Phone (323) 343-4500 | Fax (323) 343-4555
Visit the Cal State LA Campus Map website for directions