2019 Engineering news archive

Dr. Kinoshita doing research in the field

Understanding Urban Wildfire

Dr. Alicia Kinoshita, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, studies how fire alters landscapes and impacts urban environments.

By Kellie Woodhouse and Scott Hargrove | Thursday, December 12, 2019

Students at MESA Shadow Day

STEM-Focused Students Provided Job Shadow Opportunity

A total of 181 students were matched to STEM professionals at 20 different companies for the annual MESA Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Shadow Day, held on November 21, 2019.

By Jessica Orozco | Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Boeing makes donation to the college of engineering

SDSU Troops to Engineers Recipient of Generous $100,000 Gift

The Boeing Company has renewed its support for an innovative jobs-placement initiative at San Diego State University, announcing a $100,000 contribution for the Troops to Engineers program. This gift represents the fourth consecutive year of support for the program.

By SDSU News Team | Tuesday, December 3, 2019

People posed in front of the LGBT Center

Urban Water Group (UWG) works with The San Diego LGBT Community Center

Assistant Professor Hassan Tavakol's Urban Water Group (UWG) has worked with The San Diego LGBT Community Center on a pro-bono research activity to help the Center with their seasonal flooding occurrences.

By Dr. Hassan Tavakol | Monday, December 2, 2019

Paul Stuverud with the faculty of the College of Engineering

"Where Are They Now" Donor Story: Paul Stuverud

Alumnus Paul Stuverud (’71 BSEE and ‘76 MSEE) has made a gift to establish the “Paul Stuverud MESA Endowed Scholarship.”

By Kate Carinder | Monday, November 25, 2019

Femineer Members at Barnes and Noble Event

Femineer® Program Team at Barnes & Noble’s Explore the World of Work Outreach Event

The SDSU College of Engineering Femineer® Program recently partnered with Barnes & Noble alongside World of Work®, and tabled alongside other San Diego County industry representatives and organizations with the goal of exciting K-12 students about STEM.

By Bianca Avina | Thursday, November 21, 2019

Dr. Kassegne and student holding devices

Brain Implant Electrode Material Shows MRI Compatibility

An alternative electrode material for brain implants has been shown to be MRI compatible and more durable compared to metal implants.

By The Engineer | Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Femineer students meet Motorola Women

Fall 2019 Femineers® Meet the Motorola Women of the West

On Friday, October 25th, 2019, Femineer students from Ramona High School and Olive Peirce Middle School had the opportunity to participate in our first Femineers® Meet the Motorola Women of the West.

By Bianca Avina | Friday, October 25, 2019

Boeing 737 Max

What Caused Boeing's 737 Max Crashes

Dr. Joseph Katz, SDSU Aerospace Engineering Professor, has spent more than 30 years studying airplane crash reports and provides his analysis on what caused Boeing's 737 Max crashes.

By Padma Nagappan | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Dr. Camacho on the News

SDG&E Wildfire Power Shutoffs

Dr. Joaquin Camacho, Assistant Professor, ME Department, was interviewed to discuss SDG&E's wildfire power shutoffs. Dr. Camacho works on combustion and energy efficiency in manufacturing which provides a unique background for this new California dilemma.

By NBC 7's Llarisa Abreu | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Dr. Andrew Szeto Makes Gift

Dr. Andrew Y.J. Szeto Makes Gift to Engineering

Dr. Andrew Y.J. Szeto, Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and former Chair of the Department has made a $50,000 gift to the Rehabilitative Engineering and Assistive Technology Program at SDSU.

By Kate Carinder | Monday, October 21, 2019

Various students posed with Solar Turbines employees

Solar Turbines Hosts Training Academy for Engineering Students

10 students from the SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program attended the 8th Annual Solar Turbines Training Academy on October 11, 2019.

By Eric Pamintuan | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls attend Femineer event

Fall 2019 Girl Powered Workshop

SDSU's Women in Engineering and College of Engineering Femineer® Program, in collaboration with the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and hosted by the San Diego Amazon Web Services campus, recently hosted a Girl Powered Workshop.

By Bianca Avina | Friday, October 11, 2019

Students Cleaning up Alvarado Creek

'Outdoor Lab' Fuels Critical Environmental Research and Sparks Student Passion

SDSU Engineering students and faculty are advancing wildfire, water and flora research at Alvarado Creek.

By Kellie Woodhouse | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Daisy Galeana and Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa Directs $100,000 Gift to SDSU College of Engineering Femineer® Program

Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a College of Sciences alumnae has made a $100,000 gift to establish an endowment for the SDSU Femineer® Program from a foundation that she serves on. Ochoa is the first Hispanic female astronaut to go into space in 1993.

By Kate Carinder | Friday, October 4, 2019

Meeting to discuss the MESA Elevator Plans

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Provides Elevator Pitch Workshop to SDSU Students

31 students from San Diego State University (SDSU) participated in an elevator pitch workshop with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems engineers and managers.

By Eric Pamintuan | Thursday, October 3, 2019

Tyler Perez talking to his mentor Brittany Field

Engineering Student Chosen as CSU Trustees Scholar

Tyler Perez, an Air Force Veteran, is the SDSU student to receive the honor this year.

By Padma Nagappan | Monday, September 23, 2019

Nikolas Marquez

Nikolas Marquez, SDSU Alumnus, '19 BSME with Bioengineering emphasis, selected as CHCI Public Policy Fellow

Nikolas Marquez, SDSU Engineering Alumnus, '19 BSME with Bioengineering emphasis, has been selected as a Public Policy Fellow for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), in the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology.

By CHCI | Thursday, September 12, 2019

Chuck and Kathy Mendenhall

"Where Are They Now?" Donor Story: Chuck & Kathy Mendenhall

The Mendenhall's are long time donors to SDSU with their first gift of $15 in 1975. Their generous giving makes an impact campus wide.

By Kate Carinder | Wednesday, September 4, 2019

View of SDSU's Student Union with bar across that says Welcome New Faculty

Welcome to Our New SDSU College of Engineering Faculty

The College of Engineering is proud to welcome 7 new faculty in Aerospace, Civil, Construction & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical Engineering for Fall 2019.

By College of Engineering | Thursday, August 22, 2019

EIS Building

SDSU Advances STEM Program with Collaborative Engineering Facility

The new EIS Complex at SDSU was developed to create a modern hub of STEM-focused lab facilities that will enhance the university’s reputation as a leading research institution capable of attracting top researchers and students in a variety of disciplines.

By Johnathon Allen, Tradeline | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Maryana Khames under an arch at Hepner Hall

Maryana Khames to Serve on California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees

Maryana Khames has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve on the CSU Board of Trustees. Maryana has worked in the Center for Student Success in Engineering and starting in Fall 2019 will be working in the College of Engineering Student Affairs Office.

By The California State University | Monday, August 12, 2019

College of Engineering staff posed with their awards

SDSU Staff Receive Presidential Staff Excellence Awards

Nicole Brokaw, Administrative Support Coordinator for Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, was one of the staff members recognized by SDSU President Adela de la Torre during an annual award ceremony.

By SDSU News Team | Friday, August 2, 2019

ASEE award bronze logo on black background

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Diversity Recognition Program

 (ASEE) Diversity Recognition Program has granted the SDSU College of Engineering the Bronze Level Award with exemplar status for 2019-2021. 

By College of Engineering | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Various robots placed on a tabletop

Using Robots to Target Parkinson's Disease

KPBS covers an SDSU robotics lab, led by Dr. Peiman Mousavi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,  that studies the gap in communications between brain and muscles in an effort to help improve muscle control in seniors with Parkinson's disease.

By Shalina Chatiani | Monday, July 8, 2019

Dr. Christopher Paolini and students

Dr. Christopher Paolini Awarded Summer Research Fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Christopher Paolini, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded a 10-week summer research fellowship for himself and four SDSU students at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

By Dr. Christopher Paolini | Monday, June 3, 2019

Students and Teachers standing posed for photo at the Femineer Summit Event

SDSU College of Engineering 2019 Femineer® Summit

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, San Diego State University’s College of Engineering Femineer® Program was proud to host their first annual Femineer® Summit on campus.

By Megan Lacy | Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dr. Allen Plotkin

Dr. Allen Plotkin Receives AIAA Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Allen Plotkin, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, received an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Lifetime Award on May 9, 2019 at the AIAA San Diego Annual Awards Banquet.

By College of Engineering | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Dr. Supernak speaking about his award.

The Supernak Award for Excellence

Dr. Janusz Supernak, Department Chair of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering has made a $50,000 bequest that when realized will endow the Dr. Janusz Supernak Award for Excellence. 

By Kate Carinder | Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SDSU students with their award

SDSU Team Takes First Place in CWEA Student Design Competition

On May 4, 2019, two teams of students from the SDSU Environmental Engineering Program were the first SDSU students to compete in the statewide California Water Environment Association (CWEA) student design competition.

By Dr. Christy Dykstra | Saturday, May 4, 2019

MESA Students standing in a group, posed for a photo

35th Annual SDSU MESA Graduation & Scholarship Reception

Students of the SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program were recognized on April 26, 2019 at the 35th Annual MESA Graduation & Scholarship Reception.

By Natasha Celise | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Alex Mora and faculty of the College of Engineering

Alex Mora, 2004 ME Graduate Makes $50,000 Gift for Scholarship

Alex Mora, a 2004 ME graduate has made a $50,000 gift to establish an endowed scholarship for engineering students who participate in the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program with a preference for Mechanical Engineering majors.

By Kate Carinder | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Theresa Garcia and Daisy Galeana

Daisy Galeana & Theresa M. Garcia Make Gift to MESA

Daisy Galeana, 1998 BSME, current Ph.D. student and Regional Technical Manager Latin America for Solar Turbines and Theresa M. Garcia, 1991 BSFCOB, 2009 MACOE and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, have made a joint gift to the College of Engineering.

By Kate Carinder | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dr. Olevsky in front of foliage

SDSU Engineering Dean Appointed

Dr. Eugene Olevsky has been appointed permanent Dean of the College of Engineering, effective May 1, 2019.  Distinguished Professor Olevsky joined the SDSU faculty in 1998 and since March 2018, has served as Interim Dean.

By SDSU News Team | Thursday, April 18, 2019

SDSU Alumna standing in front of spaccraft engine

Trampoline Dreams

Natalya Bailey ('08), SDSU Aerospace Engineering Alumna, and CEO of Accion Systems, enters the space race.

By Tom Kertscher | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Pictures of students who won Inamori Award

SDSU Students Named Inamori Fellows

Luca Carmignani is one of 10 SDSU graduate students to be named a 2018-19 Inamori Fellow. Luca Carmignani is in his fourth year of the joint doctoral program in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at SDSU and UCSD.

By Lainie Fraser | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Donald Scholarship Recipients Announced

Donald Grey Wilson Scholarship Recipients Announced

SDSU College of Engineering's largest scholarship endowment has awarded five $12,000 scholarships to deserving SDSU Engineering seniors with GPA's of 3.5 or higher.

By Kate Carinder | Thursday, March 28, 2019

ASME Students at E-Fest

ME Students Compete in 2019 ASME E-Fest

On March 15-17, 2019 members of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) went to E-Fest West at the Fairplex in Pomona to compete in the Student Design Competition and the Human-Powered Vehicle Challenge.

By SDSU Mechanical Engineering Department | Sunday, March 17, 2019

Students standing in front of presentation

Sustainable Home Green Building & Energy Design Competition

On March 14, 2019, the SDSU College of Engineering STEM Outreach Program, in partnership with Strategic Energy Innovations and sponsored by SDG&E, hosted the 2019 Sustainable Home Green Building & Energy Design Competition.

By Megan Lacy | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Students giving a presentation

Mission:  STEM Possible

The SDSU College of Engineering STEM Outreach Program, in partnership with the Biocom Institute's San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, was proud to host their first annual Mission:  STEM Possible on March 4, 2019.

By Megan Lacy | Monday, March 4, 2019

Students standing in front of plane

SDSU Rocket Project: Galactic Unite Scholars

Galactic Unite through the efforts of Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut Scott Borden has awarded a grant to the SDSU Aerospace Engineering Dept. to support a scholarship program.  The Department has awarded twelve $1,600 scholarships for the 2018-19AY.

By John Wiggins | Monday, February 18, 2019

Group of Girl Scouts racing robot projects

SDSU Society of Women Engineers Hosts Girl Scouts Engineering Workshop

The SDSU Society of Women Engineers (SWE) collaborated with the SDSU Mechatronics team to host a workshop during the Fall 2018 semester in which sixteen Junior Girl Scouts had the opportunity to earn their badges in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics.

By Jade Sommers Tuesday, February 5, 2019

 Sarah Gomez sitting on bench

Introducing the 2019 Class of Brooke Owens Fellows:  38 Extraordinary Undergraduate Women Earn Top Jobs, Executive Mentors

Ms. Sarah Gomez, pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as a Brooke Owens Fellow in the Class of 2019, and will be interning at The Spaceship Company.

By Brooke Owens Fellowship Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Ahmed Atallah wins John V Breakwell award

Ahmed Atallah, Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering student, wins the John V. Breakwell Student Travel Award from AAS

In January 2019, Ahmed Atallah, a Ph. D. Aerospace Engineering student in the Joint Doctoral Program, won the John V. Breakwell Student Travel Award from the American Astronautical Society (AAS) Space Flight Mechanics Committee.

By Dr. Ahmad Bani Younes | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Four students and Illumnia mentor in medical scrubs

Illumina Engineer Mentors SDSU MESA/College of Engineering Students

Ms. Michelle Davis Vargas, Quality Engineer Manager at Illumina Inc., mentored three SDSU MESA/College of Engineering female students during the Fall 2018 semester.

By Natasha Forbes-Celise Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Luciano Demasi receiving an award

Dr. Luciano Demasi Awarded Associate Fellow of AIAA

Dr. Luciano Demasi, Professor in the SDSU Aerospace Engineering Department, was formally honored and inducted as an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) on January 7, 2019.

By College of Engineering | Monday, January 7, 2019

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