August 16, 1999
Cal State L.A. Receives $198,300
Los Angeles, CA-August 16, 1999-Hewlett-Packard Company donated $198,300 worth of oscilloscopes, waveform generators, digital multimeters, universal counters, and power supplies to equip two newly renovated electrical engineering labs in the School of Engineering and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles. This is the largest gift of donated equipment that the School and/or University has ever received from Hewlett-Packard Company.
This equipment will be housed in the new Measurements and Circuits Laboratory and the Electronics Design Laboratory, both part of the School's multi-million renovation project. These two labs house the four fundamental courses that all electrical engineering majors are required to take.
The goal of this grant is to expose engineering students to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment used in industry and to provide an exciting and innovative curriculum that will enhance their educational experience. Introducing the design process early in the curriculum will allow these labs to be taught with a focus on real-world projects, rather than a textbook approach.
These two labs will be named for Hewlett-Packard. The gift is part of the School of Engineering and Technology's Capital Campaign which, among its goals, seeks donated equipment to enhance its $31 million laboratory renovation project.
Over 80,000 square feet of instructional laboratories, computer facilities and classrooms on the Cal State L.A. campus have begun to be transformed into a state-of-the-art educational center designed to train engineers and technologists to meet the needs of industry well into the next century. Some classrooms and labs are already operational, and the project is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2000.
For more information, call principal investigator Nancy Warter-Perez, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cal State L.A., at (323) 343-4487.
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