printing technical paper award

May 14, 1999





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Asst.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Cal State L.A. Technology Student
Selected for Outstanding Technical Paper

Los Angeles, California - May 14, 1999 - Cal State L.A. technology student Gerardo Pinela, a Los Angeles resident, was the only student selected nationally by the Research and Engineering Council of the Graphics Industry, Inc. in its call for technical papers. This is the first time a Cal State L.A. printing management student has received this honor.

The award includes a $1,000 scholarship plus expenses paid to attend the 49th Annual Critical Trends Conference, to be held at Lake Geneva, WI, on May 13-15, 1999. Pinela will be presenting his winning paper, "Digital Printing: The Innovation for Personalized Printing," at the conference.

Other Cal State L.A. students who submitted their proposals included George Fernandez, Jorge Garcia, James Salazar, Hiram Gurrola, Jose Rosas and Luis Eras. Their faculty advisor was Benjamin L. Lee, associate professor of Technology and printing management/graphic communications program coordinator.

The Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed by the printing industry leaders. The R & E Council's Annual Critical Trends Conference focus is on the technological challenges and significant business trends impacting the printing and publishing marketplace.

Cal State L.A.'s Department of Technology offers the only four-year printing management program in Southern California that leads to a B.S. in Printing Management. Many of the program graduates are working in high-level, sought-after positions in the public and private sector.

For more information, call the Cal State L.A. Technology Department at (323) 343-4550.


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