2017 Engineering News archive

Close up of drill bit A Flash Forward for Manufacturing Technology

SDSU Engineers have introduced a breakthrough for a manufacturing technique called sintering.

By Michael Price | Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Three students teaching to a class of 5th of graders International Research Experience for Environmental Engineering Students

Every summer for the last three years, Dr. Natalie Mladenov, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering has been leading a National Science Foundation funded International Research Experience for Students (IRES) project in South Africa on agricultural water reuse systems at the food-energy-water nexus.

By College of Engineering | Friday, December 15, 2017

Allison Langley and Jennifer Langley She's Got Something Unique

SDSU Computer Engineering student, Allison Langley, developed a skin cancer detection app.

By Tobin Vaughn | Friday, December 1, 2017

Students in classroom looking at teacher presentation Project Lead the Way (PLTW) 2017 Counselor Information Conference

On December 1, 2017, SDSU's PLTW hosted its annual Counselor Information Conference with over 60 counselors, administrators, teachers and students attended to learn more about the PLTW curriculum and to share their success with the Program.

By Megan Lacy | Friday, December 1, 2017

Group of MESA students standing in front of Northrop Grumman building MESA Provides Job Shadow Opportunity for STEM-focused Students

Students from local colleges and high schools with a Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) program shadowed engineering and science professionals to experience the day at their respective workplace.

By Allyson Korba | Thursday, November 30, 2017

President Roush with NCRF Donors The SDSU Rocket Project Gets a Funding Boost

The SDSU Rocket Project student organization is a beneficiary of a gift from the National College Resources Foundation.

By Krista Nielsen | Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Laura Sandoval student From Maintaining Machines to Restoring Limb Function

SDSU Engineering student and Navy veteran, Laura Sandoval, is helping people with spinal cord injuries to regain the use of their arms and legs.

By Michael Price | Thursday, November 9, 2017

Students and Staff standing in front of MESA sign Connecting SDSU Students with Industry to Launch STEM Careers

Twelve talented California State University San Diego students descended on downtown Los Angeles in a step towards becoming the diverse leaders of tomorrow's tech and engineering workforce.

By Danielle McNamara | Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Undergraduate Research Students standing in a group 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium Presenters Awarded at National Conferences

The 5th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) was held October 13, 2017 on the SDSU campus.  The MARC program in partnership with IMSD initiated the URS years ago in an effort to provide scholars with a platform to practice and develop their presentation skills before presenting their research to larger audiences at local and national conferences.

By Maribel Olson | Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Will Wiseman student

Will Wiseman's Aztec Experience

Will Wiseman is the College of Engineering representative on the Associated Students University Council.

By SDSU News Team | Monday, November 6, 2017

Students standing in front of Solar Turbines building

Solar Turbines Hosts Training Academy for Engineering Students

On October 20th, fourteen students from the SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program attended the 6th Annual Solar Turbines Training Academy organized by Solar Turbines' Caterpillar Latino Connection (CLC).

By Eric Pamintuan | Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Students working in courtyard

Fall 2017 Girls Day Out:  High School Edition

On October 7th, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and SDSU's Society of Women's Engineers (SWE) hosted their annual Girls Day Out:  High School Edition.  This year 40 high school girls from 18 local high schools participated in a day filled with STEM activities, informational presentations, and opportunities to interact with SDSU students and engineering professionals.

By Megan Lacy | Monday, October 09, 2017

Fei Lu and Hua Zhang SDSU Engineering students receive award from IEEE Power Electronics Society

Electrical and Computer Engineering doctoral students, Fei Lu and Hua Zhang, received a  Student Project Demonstration on Emerging Technology Second Prize Award from IEEE Power Electronics Society for their project  “Long Distance Capacitive Power Transfer with One Pair of Metal Plates” at the 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo.

By College of Engineering | Thursday, October 5, 2017

Portrait of two scientists looking through telescope

Celebrating 120 Years of SDSU Science and Research

For a dozen decades, the University's faculty and students have exceeded expectations. 

By Mike Price | Thursday, September 14, 2017

Portrait of SDSU Hepner Hall

U.S. News Ranks SDSU Among Top National Universities

SDSU continues to rise in the U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings.  The publication ranked SDSU No. 68 among public universities and No. 140 overall among national universities in its America's Best Colleges list. 

By Katie White | Thursday, September 12, 2017

Portrait of Montys Award Statues

2017 Monty Awardees Announced

The 44th Monty Awards, the signature event of SDSU Alumni, will honor 10 distinguished Alumni and Friends of SDSU who have made significant contributions to the University, the San Diego community or California, nationally or internationally. Honorees for 2017 include College of Engineering, Daniel Goddard ('87), a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Information Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

By Katie White | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Portrait of SHPE Organization Students

Student Organization Spotlight:  SHPE

The SDSU Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a student organization with the goal of guiding Hispanic students interested in entering the science, technology, engineering and science (STEM) fields. 

By SDSU News Team | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Portrait of Monty Award Statue

2017 Convocation Faculty Monty Awards

SDSU's annual All-University Convocation is an opportunity to reflect on the University's success and look ahead to the new academic year. This year's awards for Outstanding Faculty Contributions, also known as the Faculty Montys, will be presented. The awardee for the College of Engineering is Dr. Satish Sharma, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

By SDSU News Team | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Portrait of Dr Mahasweta Sarkar

Creating Alternative Communication Highways

Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar is on a mission to create life-changing connections. The SDSU Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is investigating whether biosensors implanted in the brain could transmit signals wirelessly to paralyzed arms in individuals with spinal cord injuries. 

By Katie White | Thursday, August 3, 2017 

Portrait of Young Scholars Program students

CSNE Young Scholars Program

On July 10-20, 2017, SDSU College of Engineering held an NSF Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) Young Scholars Program for 14 local middle and high school students. The students worked on a project in which they made a servo rotate by using only their thoughts and utilized headsets that captured their EEG signals. The Program gave students the opportunity to explore the neuroengineering field and the opportunities it offers to both patients and researchers alike.  

By College of Engineering | Wednesday, August 2, 2017 

Portrait of students in Blasker Program

SDSU Bioengineering: A Pathway to Interdisciplinary STEM at SDSU

For summer 2017,  Drs. Karen May-Newman and George Youssef, Department of Mechanical Engineering, hosted a research experience for female students in the interdisciplinary field of Bioengineering funded by the San Diego Foundation as part of the Blasker STEM Education Grants Program.  

By College of Engineering | Friday, July 28, 2017 

Portrait of 2017 Germany Study Abroad Students

2017 SDSU and HFU Engineering Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad Program in Germany

On June 11-July 8, 2017, fifteen SDSU Engineering students participated in the summer study abroad program in Germany led by Dr. Nagy Nosseir, Emeritus Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and organized by Hochschule Furtwangen University.  Two courses were offered:  Fluid Mechanics (AE 340) and Women in German History & Culture (GE 450).  The Program included excursions to Mercedes Benz Museum, European Parliament, and Mercedes Production Facility.  

By College of Engineering | Wednesday, July 26, 2017 

Picture of EIS Building

Naming the Future

SDSU's Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex (EIS) is a centerpiece of the University's drive to become a top 50 public research university.  The brand new complex, set to open in January, is built around the idea of fostering collaboration, with cutting-edge labs and equipment, plentiful shared workspaces and glass walls to inspire curiosity. 

By Michael Price | Wednesday, May 31, 2017 

4 students in green t-shirts that say Recyclinator

Homebrewed Startup Prepares to Graduate

For Mechanical Engineering graduates Jordan Custodia, Cassandra O'Shea, Sean Bennett and Matthew Penning, Saturday's commencement ceremony marks the beginning of a new adventure for the founders of Recyclinator, a startup company they developed while students at San Diego State University. 

By Gina Jacobs | Wednesday, May 10, 2017 

Three students in cap and gown at Commencement

Class of 2017 Standouts

The future is bright for SDSU's graduating class. College of Engineering students, Anachristina Morino, B.S. Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Business Management and Victor Ortega, B.S. Aerospace Engineering, are highlighted.

By Katie White | Tuesday, May 09, 2017 

Two students in cap and gown

Top 10 Degrees for 2017

SDSU announces the 10 most popular degrees for the class of 2017.  Mechanical Engineering B.S. degree ranks No. 7.

By SDSU News Team | Friday, May 05, 2017 


Seven students standing in front of SDSU Career Services sign

Northrop Grumman Interview Workshop

On April 19, 2017, Northrop Grumman's One Adelante Employee Resource Group and SDSU's Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Program offered a Northrop Grumman Interview Workshop at the SDSU Career Services.

By Eric Pamintuan | Monday, May 1, 2017 

20 students and faculty are holding up an Aztec Electric Racing Sign

SDSU Aztec Electric Racing Team

On The SDSU Aztec Electric Racing (AER) Team was recently interviewed and featured on the Performance Titanium Group (PTG) website, which is a sponor for the AER Team.

By Alina Miller | Wednesday, April 12, 2017 

MESA Transfer Student Lab Visit

MESA Transfer Student Lab Visit

On March 16, 2017, SDSU MESA hosted a group of students from the Ventura College MESA Program. The group was given a tour of the SDSU campus and received an inside look at several student projects and research laboratories in the College of Engineering.

By College of Engineering | Thursday, March 16, 2017 

Hepner Hall

SDSU Grad Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best

U.S. News & World Report ranked SDSU's Aerospace Engineering program in the College of Engineering No. 7 in California among all universities and No. 37 in the nation. 

By SDSU News Team | Wednesday, March 15, 2017 

2016 Kyoto Prize laureate Takeo Kanade

SDSU Hosts Kyoto Prize Symposium Winner

Takeo Kanade who received the 2016 Kyoto Prize is a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and will speak at SDSU's Montezuma Hall on March 15 at 2 p.m. Kanade has made fundamental contributions to basic theories of computer vision and has introduced a series of innovative applied technologies. 

By Katie White | Wednesday, March 01, 2017 

An SDSU student discusses his research

Brilliance and Creativity on Display

The Student Research Symposium will showcase both original scholarly research and creative arts.

By Michael Price | Friday, February 24, 2017

Mackensie Miller (left), Jacob Dayton (center) and Anya Shutovska

Building Loyalty the Aztec Way

Three SDSU students received $5,000 scholarships from SDSU Alumni.

By Tobin Vaughn Thursday, February 23, 2017

Aztec Baja SAE

Student Organization Spotlight: Aztec Baja SAE

The Aztec Baja SAE team designs, builds and races an off-road buggy each year.

By SDSU News Team Thursday, February 16, 2017

Electrodes made out of glassy carbon.

Big Improvements to Brain-Computer Interface

Newly developed “glassy carbon” electrodes transmit more robust signals to restore motion in people with damaged spinal cords.

By Michael Price Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SDSU's low speed wind tunnel

Supersonic Science in SDSU’s Wind Tunnel Complex

This advanced facility is often used to refine products’ aerodynamics and test new scientific concepts.

By Michael Price Monday, February 13, 2017

SDSU alumni Coby Kabili (left) and Braydon Moreno

Aztec Made: Robo3D

These SDSU alumni are making waves in the 3D printing world.

By Gina Jacobs Friday, February 10, 2017

Lisa (left) and Tom Newton with President Hirshman (center)

News from the Bay Area Regional Council

An SDSU alumnus establishes the Thomas P. Newton Endowed Scholarship.

By SDSU News Team Thursday, February 09, 2017

Construction engineering graduates

Helping Students Ease on Down the Road

The National Science Foundation funded three education faculty members to research pathways to success for aspiring STEM students.

By Coleen L. Geraghty Thursday, February 09, 2017

The SDSU Biomedical Engineering Society

Student Organization Spotlight: Biomedical Engineering Society

The Biomedical Engineering Society supports students with an interest in the biomedical engineering field.

By SDSU News Team Thursday, February 02, 2017

Participants of the 5th Annual Solar Turbines CLC Training Academy.

Solar Turbines Provides Real World Engineering Experience to MESA Students

Thirteen students from the San Diego State University (SDSU) Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program attended the 5th Annual Solar Turbines Training Academy on October 14, 2016.

By Eric Pamintuan | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bold Brew Coffee

Aztec Made: Bold Brew Coffee

SDSU students launch a new cold brew coffee aimed at active sports enthusiasts.

By Gina Jacobs Friday, January 27, 2017

The Aztec Proud logo

We Are Aztec Proud

The logo represents a successful campaign and SDSU’s ascent to a new level of excellence.

By Coleen L. Geraghty Tuesday, January 17, 2017

BMW Dashboard

Driving The Future of Transportation Infrastructure

SDSU brings a West Coast perspective to a consortium with $28 million in funding to explore the future of transportation.

By Michael Price Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fifth annual Zahn Challenge.

Innovation on Display at Annual Zahn Challenge

Student entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to win cash prizes at the annual competition.

By Gina Jacobs Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Portrait of Jeremy Caplan

Ask An Aztec: Jeremy Caplan

This Aztec works in Boeing’s Huntsville Design Center in Alabama.

By Ryan Schuler Thursday, January 05, 2017

The nine invited panelists

Current Ph.D. Panel Event, Fall 2015

The SDSU MARC program in partnership with the SDSU IMSD program initiated the Current Ph.D. Panel event in 2008 for students whose ultimate degree objective is a Ph.D.  This year’s event was held on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00pm in GMCS 301.

By Maribel Olson | Wednesday, January 04, 2016

Portait of Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani

People to Watch in 2017

These SDSU students, faculty and staff will be making headlines in the coming year.

By Gina Jacobs Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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