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Dean's Message
Welcome back to school and the Fall 2022 semester! We've been busy all summer preparing for the academic year. The COE Action Plan is complete, and ready for feedback, and we've expanded our capabilities with the addition of new faculty and staff. You can find out more about what's going on within the College by diving into the articles below.


Dr. Jinny Rhee
Dean, CSULB College of Engineering

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COE News
Northrop Grumman VP Welcomes New Cohorts of BESST Students
Northrop Grumman's Candace Givens was among industry professionals who introduced 53 new Beach Engineering Student Success Team (BESST) members to engineering this August
Dr. Bo Fu to Explore Eye-Tracking as Boeing Endowed Professor
CECS Associate Professor Bo Fu has been named Boeing Endowed Professor, and will be researching the use of eye-gazing technology to advance pilot training and aviation safety.
State Grant to Fund ZEV Training
The CSULB College of Engineering has received a $500,000 grant from the California Energy Commission to offer courses to train qualified engineers and technicians for the zero-emission vehicle industry.
Beach 2030 Action Plans Provide
Roadmap for Future of COE
The COE has completed its Action Plan to support CSULB Beach 2030 strategic areas, including students, faculty, staff, partnerships, diversity and equity, and growth. Check out the recommendations and watch your in-box for an invitation to submit comments
CECEM's Dr. Huning Co-Authors Research in the Journal Nature
CECEM Assistant Professor Laurie Huning co-authored research published in the journal Nature on the challenges of unprecedented floods and droughts in risk management.
Students Place First and Second in NASA Zero Robotics Competition
Middle-school students saw their code evaluated on the International Space Station as part of the first year of the Zero Robotics competition at CSULB. Forty students, mostly from the Los Angeles Unified School District, participated in the program, made possible with a $131,000 NASA grant. Two of the teams placed first and second.
College Adds Six New Assistant Professors in Five Departments
The College of Engineering welcomes six new tenure-track faculty, expanding teaching and research expertise in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering & Computer Science, Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering Management, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Student News
Faculty News
Beach Mentor: Apply by Aug. 31 to learn how to be an effective faculty mentor ($600 stipend)
Promotion to Associate Professor: Dr. Perla Ayala, BME; and Dr. Vahid Balali, CECEM​
Promotion to Full Professor: Dr. Yu-Fu Ko, CECEM; Dr. Mohammad Mozumdar, EE​; and Dr. Praveen Shankar, MAE, were promoted to Full Professor​
Staff News
  • Development: Welcome, Sr. Development Director Cheryl Ward and Development Associate Paras Shah.
  • BME: Welcome, Equipment Technician Bryan Bittner and ASA Cynthia Holley.
  • ESSC: Welcome CS Advisor Melisa Velazquez and Advisors Jayro Ramos and Brenda Santillan.
  • MAE: Welcome, Equipment Technician Jose Rivera.
Important Dates
Labor Day (campus closed) Monday, Sept. 5
Week of Welcome: Tuesday, Aug. 30 - Wednesday, Aug. 31
Veteran's Day (campus closed) Friday, Nov. 11
Fall Break: Monday, Nov. 21- Wednesday, Nov. 23
Beach Women in Engineering Conference: Saturday, April 8