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Senior Design Project Team Selected as Semi-Finalist in NASA Moon to Mars Prospecting Challenge

An interdisciplinary Senior Design Project Team consisting of ME students: Matthew Gonzalez, David Bunson, Krysta Rhodes, Jesus Figueroa; and ECE students: Jonathan Maravilla, Alan Clemenson, Brandon Mosburg, Ryan Marmion, and Humood Alghunaim as team members, is one of 12 teams from around the country selected to be semi-finalists in the NASA Moon to Mars Prospecting Challenge

By Mechanical Engineering Department | December 2020

Alfredo and Sandra P. Aldrete

Mr. and Mrs. Aldrete Make Endowment Gift for MESA Scholarship Support

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that Alfredo Aldrete (BSEE 97’) and Sandra P. Aldrete (BSME 97’) have made a gift to establish the “Alfredo Aldrete and Sandra Pulido Aldrete MESA Endowed Scholarship” for Engineering. 

By Kate Carinder | Monday, December 21, 2020

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SDSU Alumni Return to Mentor Current Students

SDSU’s NIH-funded Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) and Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Programs jointly hosted a series of professional development and networking opportunities during Fall 2020, which leveraged the knowledge and experiences of SDSU alumni across a variety of disciplines.

By Michelle Altemus, IMSD Program Manager | Fall 2020

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Applied Hydraulics and Laboratory, CIV E 444, Highlighted by Cool4Ed Initiative at the CSU Chancellor's Office

Dr. Hassan Tavakol's, Civil Engineering undergraduate course, CIV E 444, has been showcased by the Cool4Ed initiative at the CSU Chancellor's Office, which is supported by the State of California (AB 798), the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewSite.htm?id=9161456.

By Dr. Hassan Tavakol | Thursday, December 17, 2020

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SDSU Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Day

Please join us for our Fall 2020 Virtual Mechanical Engineering (ME) Senior Design Day event on Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 1:30pm – 4pm. This event will be held via Zoom. Please visit the Fall 2020 Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Day for more information on the ME Design Day and individual student projects.

By SDSU Mechanical Engineering Dept. | Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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2020 MESA STEM Shadow Day

Students from local colleges and high schools with a Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) program shadowed engineering and science professionals virtually through Zoom or Microsoft Teams on November 19, 2020.

By Eric Pamintuan | Friday, December 4, 2020

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MESA Virtual Alumni Chats

MESA asked and our alumni responded overwhelmingly! More than 20 SDSU MESA Alumni participated in MESA's Virtual Alumni Chat series for Fall 2020.

By Natasha Celise | Thursday, December 3, 2020

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New Construction Management Degree Offered at SDSU

The J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Program, which is part of the College of Engineering, is excited to offer the new Construction Management major in addition to the ABET-accredited and well-established Construction Engineering major, which will start in Fall 2021.

By Dr. Thais Alves | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Students from the research groups of Matthew Verbyla and Natalie Mladenov

Dr. Matthew Verbyla & Lorelay Mendoza Publish Paper in Environmental Engineering Science Journal

Dr. Matthew Verbyla (Environmental Eng.) and Lorelay Mendoza (B.S. Environmental Eng., class of 2019) recently published a paper in Environmental Engineering Science journal entitled Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Increasing Diversity and Community Participation to Achieve Environmental and Social Justice.

By Dr. Matthew Verbyla & Lorelay Mendoza | Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Public Trust in Science on the Rise during COVID-19 Pandemic

With such extensive impacts, COVID-19 awareness and understanding among the public has increased, while skepticism declined. SDSU scientists weigh in on the shift.

By Padma Nagappan | Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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WE Chat with Dr. Thais Alves

On October 14, 2020, the SDSU Femineer® Program and Women in Engineering Program had their second WE Chat of the semester featuring Dr. Thais Alves from the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department, speaking on the topic, "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken."

By Bianca Avina | Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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Tackling Coronavirus From Every Angle

Faculty from all seven of SDSU's colleges have rose to the occasion during the global COVID-19 pandemic. In dozens of projects, researchers are analyzing how COVID-19 operates and spreads, how the pandemic affects our mental health and how communities are coping in the midst of crisis.

By SDSU Research & Innovation | Monday, October 12, 2020

STEM Talk with Motorola Zoom meeting

STEM Talk with Motorola

The SDSU Women in Engineering Program and the College of Engineering Femineer® Program kicked off International Day of the Girl week with a STEM Talk featuring Motorola Solutions. The STEM Talk was held on October 9, 2020, and engaged over 40 participants consisting of high school and college-level students, educators, and Motorola engineers.

By Bianca Avina | Friday, October 9, 2020

George Parker

"Where Are They Now?" Donor Story: George Parker (BSME ‘62)

A native of Victorville, CA, George Parker came to San Diego State College to study Engineering. He graduated in January of 1962 with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering. That degree set him on a very rewarding career path.

By Kate Carinder | Tuesday, October 6, 2020

STEM Talk Day with TRC logo

STEM Talk Day with TRC

On Friday, September 25, 2020, the SDSU Women in Engineering (WE) Program and the College of Engineering Femineer® Program hosted their first STEM Talk of the Fall semester and third of the series to 21 attendees, featuring TRC Companies to a combination of high school and undergraduate students.

By Bianca Avina | Friday, September 25, 2020

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Equality Can't Wait Challenge - WE Inspire: Reimagining Engineering Diversity (WIRED)

Our 12 SDSU Women in Engineering full-time faculty and 2 staff came together to collaboratively submit a proposal, titled “WE (Women in Engineering) Inspire: Reimagining Engineering Diversity (WIRED)” for the Equality Can't Wait Challenge, to address glaring gender disparities that remain in engineering fields.

By SDSU Women in Engineering Faculty & Staff | Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Peggy Johnson

SDSU Alumna Peggy Johnson Named CEO of Magic Leap

SDSU College of Engineering alumna, Peggy Johnson, BSEE 1985, has been named CEO of Magic Leap. Magic Leap is a spatial computing company building the next computing platform.

By Kate Carinder | Thursday, September 17, 2020

Dr. Natalie Mladenov of CCEE

CSU Researchers Awarded Microplastic Research Funding to Assist State of California

Researchers at San Diego State University and CSU San Marcos have been awarded funding that will help the state of California manage microplastics, the small pieces of plastic found ubiquitously in the environment that are of increasing concern due to their potential impacts on wildlife and human health.

By CSU COAST | Friday, September 11, 2020

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WE Chat with Dr. Tara Welborne

On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, the SDSU Women in Engineering Program and the College of Engineering Femineer® Program hosted the first WE Chat of the Fall semester, to more than 20 participants, featuring Dr. Tara Welborne.

By Bianca Avina | Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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Johnsons Make Gift to Endow fred harris Chair in DSP

The SDSU College of Engineering is pleased to announce that Peggy (BSEE 1985) and Eric Johnson (MSEE 1986) have made a $3,100,000 gift to name and endow the fred harris Chair in Digital Signal Processing (DSP).

By Kate Carinder | Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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$1.5 Million in Research Stipends for High Achieving Masters and Doctoral Students

These fellowships supplement external funding to support 80 highly accomplished research scholars.

By Padma Nagappan | Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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SDSU Mechatronics Wins Awards in Virtual 2020 International RoboSub Competition

Our SDSU Mechatronics placed 5th in Team Video and 4th Overall in the virtual 2020 International RoboSub Competition.

By SDSU Mechatronics | Monday, August 31, 2020

New Fall 2020 Professors

Welcome to Our New College of Engineering Faculty

We are proud to welcome for Fall 2020: Dr. Margherita Capriotti, in Aerospace Engineering, and Dr. Zahra Nili Ahmadabadi & Dr. Elisa Torresani in Mechanical Engineering.

By College of Engineering | Monday, August 24, 2020

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Summer STEM Talk with Otter Products

The SDSU Women in Engineering & Femineer Programs had the privilege to host their second Summer STEM Talk Series with Industry webinar featuring Otter Products on August 18, 2020.

By Bianca Avina | Friday, August 18, 2020

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STEM Talk Day with Qualcomm

The SDSU Women in Engineering (WE) & College of Engineering Femineer® Program, in partnership with Qualcomm, hosted their first Summer STEM Talk Day on July 21st, 2020. Geared towards high school Femineer® students and SDSU WE postsecondary students, the event heavily touched upon the company’s internship and career opportunities.

By Bianca Avina | Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Eugene Olevsky, dean of SDSU’s College of Engineering, and Maricruz Carrillo.

CSU Doctoral Program Finds Potential in Engineering Grad

SDSU’s Maricruz Carrillo, who previously earned a major NSF award, is among the 2020-21 cohort of a program to prepare students for an academic career.

By Lainie Fraser | Monday, July 13, 2020

Rob and Jessica Hickey in front of the Aztec Student Union

"Where are They Now?" Donor Story - Rob Hickey, BSAE '88, and Jessica Hickey, BSCE '88

The Hickeys have been providing philanthropic support to SDSU for over 30 years, and most recently named a student study area in the new Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex.

By Kate Carinder | Wednesday, July 1, 2020

College of Engineering Dean, Dr. Olevsky

Dean Eugene Olevsky: Engineering Higher Aspirations

Dean Olevsky, a native of Ukraine, has made a mark after two years as Dean of one of SDSU’s most innovative colleges, setting the bar high for its Engineering faculty and students.

By Padma Nagappan | Monday, June 29, 2020

Doctoral student, Maricruz Carillo, recieving award

Inquiring Minds: Student Researchers Shine at CSU Competition

SDSU’s top student researchers placed in three categories at the statewide competition, held this year in a virtual setting. Maricruz Carillo, a second-year doctoral student, placed first in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering category for her research on bone replacement techniques using ceramic materials and 3D printing.

By Padma Nagappan | Wednesday, June 10, 2020

President Adela de la Torre giving interview

Fireside Charla with President de la Torre: Engineering Research at SDSU

For this episode of Fireside Charla, President de la Torre interviews three of the top SDSU's Engineering researchers: Dean Eugene Olevsky, Dr. Samuel Kassegne (Professor, Mechanical Engineering), and Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar (Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering).

By President de la Torre | Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Dr. Supernak's Giving Brings Him Joy

For faculty leader, Dr. Janusz Supernak, the decision to support SDSU was easy. As a longtime faculty member and Chair of the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department, he has worked with many loyal alumni and industry supporters.

By Kate Carinder | Monday, June 1, 2020

Four students who won BAE Systems Award

SDSU Troops to Engineers Program Second Annual BAE Systems Senior Awards

Congratulations to our four Troops to Engineers recipients of the BAE Systems Senior Award!  Donny Lazatin, Michael Newcomer, Sheena Sinigayan, and Jericho Uy, have shown great dedication to the Troops to Engineers Program and were chosen for the award based on their active participation in the Troops to Engineers Program.

By Brittany Field | Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Particle Image Velocimetry Lab Session Introduced to UG Curriculum at SDSU

The Particle Image Velocimetry Lab session was developed and taught by Dr. Xiaofeng Liu, Assistant Professor, SDSU Department of Aerospace Engineering, along with assistance from his graduate and undergraduate students. To date there are only 9 universities nationwide that have invested in this type of experiment.

By Dr. Xiaofeng Liu | Thursday, May 28, 2020

Engineering graduates in front of Hepner Hall

SDSU Construction Management Major Close to Becoming a Reality – AGC Chair Campaign in Full Swing

SDSU is in the final stages of approval for the Construction Management Major (CONM) in the College of Engineering. The Associated General Contractors of San Diego has provided leadership and a $700,000 gift toward a goal of $2.5 million to establish the AGC Chair in Construction Management.

By Kate Carinder | Tuesday, May 26, 2020

2020 Design Day project collage

Design Day a Successful Virtual Event for Graduating Engineering Seniors

Graduating engineering seniors presented their innovative projects at the College of Engineering Virtual Design Day, held on May 6, 2020, with over 2,000+ participants from around the country and abroad.

By College of Engineering | Friday, May 15, 2020

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What's the Sweetest, Crispiest Way to Stay Safe in a Car Crash?

The research of Dr. Julio Valdes, Professor, SDSU Dept. of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, has been featured in the New York Times.  

By Randall Munroe, New York Times | Monday, May 11, 2020

Carlos Gonzalez

Where Are They Now? Civil Engineering Alumni Highlight: Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez currently serves as the Regional Executive Officer & Sr. Vice President, Western Region South, for Clark Construction.  Originally from Mexico City, Carlos' first memory of SDSU was walking across the footbridge on College Avenue and thinking how beautiful the campus was. This first impression led Carlos to enroll at SDSU in Fall 1994.  

By Kate Carinder | Friday, May 8, 2020

SDSU College of Engineering Faculty and Staff

The SDSU College of Engineering Cares

The SDSU College of Engineering cares greatly about our amazing Engineering students!  Please take a moment to watch the video that our College of Engineering Faculty & Staff created for our students to let them know that we care and are here for them during these challenging times:  https://youtu.be/5Loj-h4Mky0eth

By College of Engineering | Monday, April 27, 2020

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SDSU Rocket Project Receives Generous Gift from Dr. Richard Woodcock

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that Richard Woodcock, PhD, has made a $100K gift to the SDSU Rocket Project. Dr. Woodcock's support has enabled the Rocket Project to design and build the dual cryogenic Methalox fueled rocket named "Lady Elizabeth." 

By Kate Carinder | Thursday, April 16, 2020

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$2.7M Estate Gift from Wayne and Mary Beitler Leutloff will Support Engineering

The College of Engineering is pleased to announce that an estate gift from Wayne and Mary Beitler Leutloff has been realized with an initial distribution of $2,748,126.  Part of the distribution ($1M) is designated to name the Wayne E. and Mary Beitler Leutloff Student Innovation Center in the Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences (EIS) Complex. 

By Kate Carinder | Friday, April 10, 2020

Kevin Wood working on ventilator

Dr. Kevin Wood Develops COVID-19 Ventilator Prototype

In just nine days, SDSU College of Engineering, Assistant Professor Kevin Wood and his Interface Design Lab team have designed and built a ventilator that may be able to be mass produced and supplied quickly to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

By College of Engineering | Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Finding Creative and Innovative Solutions in the Time of COVID-19

SDSU faculty and staff have introduced unique solutions to continue academic and co-curricular activities via virtual means. Dr. Reza Akhavian, Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering, teaches a lower division class on virtual design and construction.

By Ryan Schuler, Aaron Burgin and Padma Nagappan | Monday, March 30, 2020

Lorelay Mendoza holds submersible sensor

Submersible Sensors Rapidly Detect Bacterial Pollution in Water

Dr. Natalie Mladenov, Associate Professor, SDSU Environmental Engineering, and former undergraduate Engineering student, Lorelay Mendoza, use a portable submersible fluorometer which can alert authorities to contamination after a storm by looking for an improbable marker: tryptophan. 

By Padma Nagappan | Friday, March 27, 2020

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STEM Possible

The SDSU College of Engineering Femineer® Program recently partnered with the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering to host the 2020 STEM Possible event held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

By Bianca Avina | Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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Harper Construction Makes $100,000 Gift to Support AGC Chair in Construction Management

On behalf of the College of Engineering, we’re pleased to announce that Harper Construction has made a $100,000 gift to support the AGC Chair in Construction Management.

By Kate Carinder | Monday, March 2, 2020

SDSU Rocket Project team with rocket

SDSU Rocket Project Successful Launch of Lady Elizabeth Session

On February 1, 2020, the SDSU Rocket Project team successfully launched their methalox rocket, Lady Elizabeth, reaching an altitude of 13,205 ft.

By Padma Nagappan | Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Dr. Kinoshita with students

Engineering Professor Alicia Kinoshita Appointed SDSU Director of Undergraduate Research

Dr. Alicia Kinoshita, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, has been appointed SDSU Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. As part of the strategic initiative to foster student success, Dr. Kinoshita will support and advance critical undergraduate experiences.

By SDSU Office of Research Affairs | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Femineer first annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Femineer® Program’s 1st Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

San Diego State University’s College of Engineering Femineer® Program hosted their 1st Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on February 22, 2020.

By Michelle Bunn | Saturday, February 22, 2020

Student recipients of Aumni Scholarship

2019-20 Alumni Scholarship Recipients Announced

Cory Erlenbach, third year Civil Engineering major and Lauren Case-McFate, Environmental Engineering major, are two of three SDSU students receiving $5,000 scholarships from SDSU Alumni for the 2019-20 Academic Year.

By SDSU Alumni | Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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50 Best Affordable Electrical Engineering Degree Programs (Bachelor’s)

Affordable Schools report ranks SDSU Electrical Engineering Bachelor's Degree #17 among 'Best Affordable Electrical Engineering Degree Programs.'

By Affordable Schools | Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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Summer Session 2020 Registration Begins in March!

The College of Engineering is offering high impact courses during the Summer 2020 session.  Please check the Summer Session Schedule for the many courses being offered.

By College of Engineering | Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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