CONTACT: Margie Yu Public Affairs Specialist (323) 343-3047
Cal State L.A. Office of Public Affairs (323) 343-3050 Fax: (323) 343-6405
For immediate release:
Cal State L.A. and Boeing team up
for Engineering and Technology Fair
An Engineering and Technical Awareness Career Fair at California State University, Los Angeles on Thursday, October 7, will expose local area middle school, high school, and college students to opportunities for exciting work in engineering and technical careers. The program co-sponsored by the Cal State L.A.Âs College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology and The Boeing Company will reinforce the appreciation of the wonders of math and science through interactive activities, roundtable discussions with Boeing engineers, and a glider competition.
The ultimate goal is to help reverse the alarming shortage in the number of engineers, scientists, and other skilled technicians in todayÂs workforce.
Hundreds of students from the following schools below will participate in the program:
* Fedde Middle School Â ABC Unified School District
* Jordan High School Â Long Beach Unified School District
* Gage and Nightingale Middle Schools, Huntington Park High School, CSULA Â
Los Angeles Unified School District
* Gabrielino High School Â San Gabriel Unified School District
TOMORROWÂThursday, October 7, 2004, 12 noon Â 4:45 p.m.
Where: Cal State L.A. Golden Eagle Ballroom. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Fwys. Public (dispenser) parking is available in Lots C, F and G or upper level of Parking Structure II.
Schedule: 12 noon - Registration, check-in, career fair and fueling simulator 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 1:30 p.m. - Welcome and introductions 2:00 p.m. - Dr. Henry R. Grooms, senior manager, Strength, Structural Analysis and Design, Boeing Huntington Beach Site-Host Engineering Organization: ÂEngineering as a careerÂ 3:00 p.m. - Boeing executivesÂ roundtable discussions with students 3:45 p.m. - StudentsÂ Glider Competition at Greenlee Plaza 4:45 p.m. - Awards ceremony for Glider Competition
For more information, call the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-4500, or The Boeing Company, (562) 797-1305.
WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA Â California State University, Los Angeles: A comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los AngelesÂ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 20,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the cityÂs dynamic mix of populations. Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system.