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Open House in Partnership with Boeing

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Boeing reps speaking to auditorium of students at Cal State LA

Sat • October 9 (Virtual) 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The 17th Annual ECST Open House in Partnership with Boeing will be held virtually on October 9, 2021, from 8:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  This 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. 

EXPLORE

Explore the opportunities available in the fields of engineering, computer science, and technology.

LEARN

Learn how we stand ready to support our students to achieve their academic dreams.

INTERACT

Interact with professionals from the College of ECST and The Boeing Company to hear first-hand experiences. 

Boeing and Cal State LA ECST teams celebrating the end of a successful 2019 event.

We are excited to host students from more than 25 schools and community colleges during this virtual event, along with our sponsors Boeing and Boeing Global Engagement.

We look forward to seeing current MESA students become Cal State LA MESA University students in ECST, where we Commit to Excellence and Engage in Community.

Event Registration

(REGISTRATION) Please register to attend this event.

(ACCESS LINKS) After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email with the event's Zoom links.

(MINOR PARTICIPATION) Parents will receive an email to authorize a minor child's participation.

Don't hesitate to contact Thelma Federico, ECST Outreach Director, with any ECST Open House questions.

Navigating this page

STEP 1

Scroll down to find your academic level (middle school, high school, community college, or Cal State LA ECST student.)

STEP 2

Click on your grade level for your schedule details.

STEP 3

Follow the schedule, and use the Zoom links emailed to you to join the presentations. Have Fun!

Event Schedule

Saturday, October 9, 2021, 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The event will begin with a general welcome for all participants; attendees then follow their customized Zoom sessions and conclude the day with a raffle during the event's closing remarks. A participant must be present in the closing remarks Zoom webinar to win.

Middle School Schedule

Use the Zoom links emailed to you to join the presentation. 

6th Grade Schedule

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Emily Allen Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST
rudy duran Rudy Duran
Vice President of Customer Support, Commercial Airlines, Boeing
Thelma Federico Thelma Federico
Outreach Director, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 


Session 1 | 9:00-9:50 a.m.
MESA in Action

MESA Leads: Aaron Locket, Veronica Sifuentes, Viviana Gallardo-Cardiel, Carolina Gonzalez

carlos galvan

Carlos Galvan
Cabin Systems Engineer, Boeing Global Services

martha garcia

Martha Garcia
777 Fleet Chief Office – Lead Proj Engr, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing

luis castro

Luis Castro
Mechanical Engineer, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing

oscar ceron

Oscar Ceron
787 Fleet Chief Office – Project Manager, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing

 


Session 2 | 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Boeing: A Day in the Life of LatinX Space STEM Engineers

Juan (Tony) Castilleja Jr.

Juan (Tony) Castilleja Jr.
Senior Manager for Space and Launch, Boeing

melanie weber

Melanie Weber
Subsystem Lead for Crew and Cargo Accommodations & Launch Pad Team Lead for Starliner, Boeing

 


Session 3 | 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Space & Launch: Engineering at Boeing

ryan reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing 

monica ochoa

Monica Ochoa
Loads & Dynamics Engineer for the International Space Station (ISS), Boeing

Ernesto Covarrubias

Ernesto Covarrubias
Hardware/Systems Engineer for P-8 Acoustics, Boeing

 


11:50-12:00 p.m.
Closing and Raffle

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 
ryan reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing 

- END OF EVENT -

7th Grade Schedule

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Emily Allen Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST
rudy duran Rudy Duran
Vice President of Customer Support, Commercial Airlines, Boeing
Thelma Federico Thelma Federico
Outreach Director, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 


Session 1 | 9:00-9:50 a.m.
Science with Dr. Aimee Bryan

amy bryan

Aimee M. Bryan, Ph.D.
Research Chemist, Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake

 


Session 2 | 10:00-10:50 a.m.
ECST Showcase: Departments of Civil Engineering & Computer Science

maryam nazari

Maryam Nazari, Ph.D.
Department of Civil Engineering, Cal State LA

arezoo khodayari Arezoo Khodayari, Ph.D.
Department of Civil Engineering, Cal State LA
mo pourhomayoun Mohammad Pourhomayoun, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science, Cal State LA

 


Zoom 3 | 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Space & Launch: Engineering at Boeing

Ryan Reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing 

Monica Ochoa

Monica Ochoa
Loads & Dynamics Engineer for the International Space Station (ISS), Boeing

 
ernesto covarrubias Ernesto Covarrubias
Hardware/Systems Engineer for P-8 Acoustics, Boeing

 


11:50-12:00 p.m.
Closing and Raffle

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 
ryan reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing

- END OF EVENT -

8th Grade Schedule

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Emily Allen Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST
rudy duran Rudy Duran
Vice President of Customer Support, Commercial Airlines, Boeing
Thelma Federico Thelma Federico
Outreach Director, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 


Session 1 | 9:00-9:50 a.m.
Science with Dr. Aimee Bryan

aimee bryan

Aimee M. Bryan, Ph.D.
Research Chemist, Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake

 


Session 2 | 10:00-10:50 a.m.
MESA in Action

MESA Leads: Aaron Locket, Veronica Sifuentes, Viviana Gallardo-Cardiel, Carolina Gonzalez

carlos galvan

Carlos Galvan
Cabin Systems Engineer, Boeing Global Services

martha garcia Martha Garcia
777 Fleet Chief Office – Lead Proj Engr, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing
luis castro Luis Castro
Mechanical Engineer, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing
oscar ceron Oscar Ceron
787 Fleet Chief Office – Project Manager, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing

 


Session 3 | 11:00-11:50 a.m.
ECST Showcase: ECST Makerspace & Department of Technology

	 Jonathan Cervantes

Jonathan Cervantes
ECST Student Shop Supervisor, ECST Makerspace, Cal State LA

Racheal Friedman, Ph.D.

Racheal Friedman, Ph.D.
Aviation Administration, Department of Technology, Cal State LA

 

 


11:50-12:00 p.m.
Closing and Raffle

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 
Ryan Reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing

- END OF EVENT -

High School Schedule

Use the Zoom links emailed to you to join the presentation.

9th Grade Schedule

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Emily Allen Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST
Rudy Duran Rudy Duran
Vice President of Customer Support, Commercial Airlines, Boeing
Thelma Federico Thelma Federico
Outreach Director, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 


Session 1 | 9:00-10:50 a.m.
Boeing Women: Inspiring Leadership

Jomya Lei Jomya Lei
Senior Technical Fellow, Mission Systems & Autonomy, Boeing Research and Technology, Boeing
Justene Karimi Justene Karimi
Structures Manager, Boeing
Kia Lorece Smith Kia Lorece Smith
Space & Launch Senior Project Engineer, Boeing
Julie Newman Julie Newman
Structure Manager, Boeing
Kristie Hernandez Kristie Hernandez
Senior Government & Community Relations Specialist, Global Engagement, Boeing

 


Session 2 | 11:00-10:50 a.m.
MESA in Action

MESA Leads: Aaron Locket, Veronica Sifuentes, Viviana Gallardo-Cardiel, Carolina Gonzalez

Carlos Galvan Carlos Galvan
Cabin Systems Engineer, Boeing Global Services
martha garcia Martha Garcia
777 Fleet Chief Office – Lead Proj Engr, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing
luis castro Luis Castro
Mechanical Engineer, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing
oscar ceron Oscar Ceron
787 Fleet Chief Office – Project Manager, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing

 


Session 3 | 11:00-11:50 a.m.
ECST Showcase: Makerspace & Technology

jonathan cervantes

Jonathan Cervantes
ECST Student Shop Supervisor, ECST Makerspace, Cal State LA

rachael friedman Rachel Friedman, Ph.D.
Aviation Administration, Department of Technology, Cal State LA

 


11:50-12:00 p.m.
Closing and Raffle

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Ph.D.

Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 
Ryan Reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing 

- END OF EVENT -

10th Grade Schedule

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Emily Allen Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST
Rudy Duran Rudy Duran
Vice President of Customer Support, Commercial Airlines, Boeing
Thelma Federico Thelma Federico
Outreach Director, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 


Session 1 | 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Boeing Women: Inspiring Leadership

Jomya Lei Jomya Lei
Senior Technical Fellow, Mission Systems & Autonomy, Boeing Research and Technology, Boeing
Justene Karimi Justene Karimi
Structures Manager, Boeing
Kia Lorece Smith Kia Lorece Smith
Space & Launch Senior Project Engineer, Boeing
Julie Newman Julie Newman
Structure Manager, Boeing
Kristie Hernandez Kristie Hernandez
Senior Government & Community Relations Specialist, Global Engagement, Boeing

 


Session 2 | 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Boeing: A Day in the Life of LatinX Space STEM Engineers

Juan (Tony) Castilleja Jr. Juan (Tony) Castilleja Jr.
Senior Manager for Space and Launch, Boeing
Melanie Weber Melanie Weber
Subsystem Lead for Crew and Cargo Accommodations & Launch Pad Team Lead for Starliner, Boeing

 


Session 3 | 11:00-11:50 a.m.
MESA in Action

MESA Leads: Aaron Locket, Veronica Sifuentes, Viviana Gallardo-Cardiel, Carolina Gonzalez

Carlos Galvan Carlos Galvan
Cabin Systems Engineer, Boeing Global Services
Martha Garcia Martha Garcia
777 Fleet Chief Office – Lead Proj Engr, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing
Luis Castro Luis Castro
Mechanical Engineer, Commercial Airplane, Boeing
Oscar Ceron Oscar Ceron
787 Fleet Chief Office – Project Manager, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing

 


11:50-12:00 p.m.
Closing and Raffle

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 
Ryan Reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing 

- END OF EVENT -

11th Grade Schedule

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Emily Allen Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST
Rudy Duran Rudy Duran
Vice President of Customer Support, Commercial Airlines, Boeing
Thelma Federico Thelma Federico
Outreach Director, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 


Session 1 | 9:00-9:50 a.m.
ECST Showcase: Electrical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering

Deborah Won, Ph.D. Deborah Won, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering Faculty, Cal State LA
Curtis Wang, Ph.D. Curtis Wang, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering Faculty, Cal State LA
Jeffery Santner, Ph.D. Jeffery Santner, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cal State LA

 


Session 2 | 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Personal Statement Tips

Rebecca Joseph, Ph.D. Rebecca Joseph, Ph.D.
Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Charter College of Education, Cal State LA & Executive Director & Founder, Get Me to College

 


Session 3 | 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Science with Dr. Aimee Bryan

Aimee M. Bryan, Ph.D. Aimee M. Bryan, Ph.D.
Research Chemist, Naval Air Weapons Station – China Lake

 


11:50-12:00 p.m.
Closing and Raffle

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 
Ryan Reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing

- END OF EVENT -

12th Grade Schedule

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Emily Allen Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST
Rudy Duran Rudy Duran
Vice President of Customer Support, Commercial Airlines, Boeing
Thelma Federico Thelma Federico
Outreach Director, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 


Session 1 | 9:00-9:50 a.m.
Boeing: Phased-Arrays for Broadband Mobile Communications

Cabin Systems Engineer, Boeing Global Services Julio Navarro, Ph.D.
Principal Technical Fellow, Mission Systems & Autonomy, Research and Technology, Boeing

 


Session 2 | 10:00-10:50 a.m.
(Option One) Boeing Research & Technology: Leading Boeing into a New Era of Innovation
(Option Two) ECST: Autonomous Underwater Robots

Please select one of the sessions.

OPTION ONE

Boeing Research & Technology:
Leading Boeing into a New Era of Innovation

Patty Chang-Chien Patty Chang-Chien
Vice President, Mission Systems & Autonomy, Functional Chief Engineer, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Research & Technology, Boeing
Diana Lopez

Diana Lopez
Manager of Maritime Undersea Platform Programs, Boeing

 

OPTION TWO

ECST: Autonomous Underwater Robots

The RoboSub team at California State University, Los Angeles is an engineering team that builds autonomous submarine vehicles each year for the international RoboSub competition. Members have the opportunity to design advanced robotics systems and work on an interdisciplinary project to gain experience working with a team. The competition consists of a set of obstacles arranged in the Transducer Evaluation Center (TRANSDEC) pool at San Diego that each team's submarine must navigate autonomously.

Aren Petrossian Aren Petrossian
ECST Student, President, Cal State LA RoboSub
Kat Bonomo Kat Bonomo
ECST Student, Vice President, Cal State LA RoboSub
Victor Solis Victor Solis
ECST Student, CS Lead, Cal State LA RoboSub
 
Jennifer Serrano Jennifer Serrano
ECST Student, Secretary, Cal State LA RoboSub
Adrian Lopez

Adrian Lopez
ECST Student, Treasurer, Cal State LA RoboSub

 


Session 3 | 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Science with Dr. Aimee Bryan

Rebecca Joseph, Ph.D. Rebecca Joseph, Ph.D.
Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Charter College of Education, Cal State LA & Executive Director & Founder, Get Me to College

 


11:50-12:00 p.m.
Closing and Raffle

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Ph.D.

Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 
Ryan Reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing

- END OF EVENT -

Higher Education Schedule

Use the Zoom links emailed to you to join the presentation.

Community College Schedule

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Emily Allen Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST
Rudy Duran Rudy Duran
Vice President of Customer Support, Commercial Airlines, Boeing
Thelma Federico Thelma Federico
Outreach Director, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 


Session 1 | 9:00-9:50 a.m.
(Option One) Boeing: Phased-Arrays for Broadband Mobile Communications
(Option Two) Boeing: Resume Writing

Please select one of the sessions.

OPTION ONE

Boeing: Phased-Arrays for Broadband Mobile Communications

Julio Navarro, Ph.D. Julio Navarro, Ph.D.
Principal Technical Fellow, Mission Systems & Autonomy, Research and Technology, Boeing

 

OPTION TWO

Boeing: Resume Writing

Luz Virgen Luz Virgen
Operation Center FHM Team-Lead, Customer Support, Boeing
Alexis Rios Alexis Rios
Multidiscipline Engineer, Boeing

 


Session 2 | 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Boeing Research & Technology: Leading Boeing into a New Era of Innovation

Patty Chang-Chien Patty Chang-Chien
Vice President, Mission Systems & Autonomy, Functional Chief Engineer, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Research & Technology, Boeing
Diana Lopez

Diana Lopez
Manager of Maritime Undersea Platform Programs, Boeing

 


Session 3 | 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Boeing: Resume Writing

Luz Virgen Luz Virgen
Operation Center FHM Team-Lead, Customer Support, Boeing
Alexis Rios Alexis Rios
Multidiscipline Engineer, Boeing

 


11:50-12:00 p.m.
Closing and Raffle

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 
Ryan Reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing

- END OF EVENT -

Cal State LA ECST Student Schedule

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Emily Allen Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST
Rudy Duran Rudy Duran
Vice President of Customer Support, Commercial Airlines, Boeing
Thelma Federico Thelma Federico
Outreach Director, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 


Session 1 | 9:00-9:50 a.m.
(Option One) Boeing: Phased-Arrays for Broadband Mobile Communications
(Option Two) Boeing: Resume Writing

Please select one of the sessions.

OPTION ONE

Boeing: Phased-Arrays for Broadband Mobile Communications

Julio Navarro, Ph.D. Julio Navarro, Ph.D.
Principal Technical Fellow, Mission Systems & Autonomy, Research and Technology, Boeing

 

OPTION TWO

Boeing: Resume Writing

Luz Virgen Luz Virgen
Operation Center FHM Team-Lead, Customer Support, Boeing
Alexis Rios Alexis Rios
Multidiscipline Engineer, Boeing

 


Session 2 | 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Boeing Research & Technology: Leading Boeing into a New Era of Innovation

Patty Chang-Chien Patty Chang-Chien
Vice President, Mission Systems & Autonomy, Functional Chief Engineer, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Research & Technology, Boeing
Diana Lopez

Diana Lopez
Manager of Maritime Undersea Platform Programs, Boeing

 


Session 3 | 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Boeing: Resume Writing

Luz Virgen Luz Virgen
Operation Center FHM Team-Lead, Customer Support, Boeing
Alexis Rios Alexis Rios
Multidiscipline Engineer, Boeing

 


11:50-12:00 p.m.
Closing and Raffle

Emily Allen

Emily Allen, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal State LA, College of ECST

 
Ryan Reid

Ryan Reid
President, Commercial Satellite Systems International, Inc., Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security, Boeing

- END OF EVENT -

Thank You

This event is made possible with the support of our partners. We would like to acknowledge The Boeing Company, MESA, Cal State LA, and the College of ECST.

Sponsor logos: Boeing, Cal State LA ECST MESA

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2019 Photo Album

Students took a closer look at the research and projects conducted by ECST and take part in activities and workshops led by Cal State LA ECST and Boeing professionals.

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2018 Photo Album

What an incredible day in the rain 2018 was! We had over 800 MESA middle and high school students, teachers, and parents participate with over 100 ECST volunteers and 50 Boeing volunteers.

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10th Anniversary

Cal State LA celebrated 10 years of partnering with Boeing and MESA to inspire students towards STEM exploration.

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