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27th Annual Alumni Grants Program

SignonMore than $875,653 has been distributed through this program since its founding in 1991.

One of the main missions of the CSULB Alumni Association is to support our alma mater. The Alumni Grants Program was created to enhance our academic departments and non-academic programs, enriching the student experience and having a lasting impact to the university. The recipients are selected by committees composed of alumni.


The following are the 2017 Alumni Grants recipients that were selected by the Alumni Association board of directors. The grand total is $49,225 for 10 programs.

We appreciate the sponsorship of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union toward this program.

1.  Athletics: Smart room equipment for Ukleja Center. Bonnie Gasior. $7,422.

2.  Biomedical Engineering: Microsoft HoloLens to teach “mixed reality”. Shadnaz Asgari. $3,000.


3.  Center for Education in Proteomics Analysis: Waters Micromass API-US Mass Spectrometer. Yuanyu (Kent) Lee. $7,500.


4. Chemistry and Biochemistry: Laboratory balances for organic chemistry. Ken Nakayama and Chris Brazier. $3,749.


5. Geography: UAV (aka “drone”) for Geospatial Applications. Paul Laris. $7,500.


6. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: CSULB lightboard to bring a kind of virtual reality into the classroom. David A. Stout. $7,498.


7. Speech-Language Pathology: Assessment tests software for graduate student clinicians and clinic client’s. Alaine Ocampo. $2391.


8. STEMx: Sisters in Motion, Stay in Motion: Programming materials. Melissa Norrbom. $665.


9. Theatre Arts: Design CAD software to train students in theatrical design. Chris Anthony. $7,500.


10. University Library: Cambodian (Khmer) language and culture materials to support the new minor. Greg Armento. $2,000.


Photos from 2016 Grants Reception

Application and Guidelines

The application deadline for the 2017 Alumni Grants Program has passed. Please join us on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to congratulate this year’s recipients.


RSVP for the 2017 Grants Reception


Below are the 2017 guidelines and application, which are subject to change in 2018.

  Grants Program Guidelines

   2016-17 Alumni Grants Application


For more information, please contact Gay Arakawa at x5-7880 or


Thank you for your interest.

Past Grants Recipients

    Past Recipients List