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Computer Engineering & Computer Science (CECS)

CECS Newsletter #8 for Fall 2007


Southern California Regional Programming Contest

The Southern California Regional Programming Contest will be held in Riverside on Saturday, Nov 10. CSULB will be taking 4 teams to the contest this year. Please wish Good Luck to Kevin Harness, Josh Wall, Michael Larson, Greg Dalton, Yuya Baba, Dawood Putros, Jonathan Nacionales, Michael Dowd, Michael Chao, Mark Tokutomi, and Carla Hernandez.

Course Substitutions

Any student who is required to take CECS 340 and/or EE 386 should take upper division electives in place of those classes. CECS 340 and EE386 are no longer offered by the department. Once you decide on an elective, make sure to let your advisor (Dr Johnson or Dr van Lent) know, so your program planner can be updated. If you are unsure if these classes are required for you, check your degree progress at MyCSULB.

Extended Hours for Free Tutoring

The Learning Assistance Center will be providing extended hours for free tutoring for all students who need help in CECS 174, 274, 277, 261 and 201. The tutoring sessions will be on Fridays between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in CES Lab 404. The extended hours will start immediately.

Student Organizations


The next General Meeting for the ACM is on Monday November 5, 2007 at noon in ECS 302. The Topic is the Microsoft Imagine Cup and the various other projects and events that we will be taking part in during the school year. Everyone is welcome to attend and there will be free Pizza and soda.


Embedded Applications Technology holds meetings every Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm in ECS-304. All are welcome.


Thank you to all of the people who came and supported CSULB's Society of Women Engineers at their 1st annual fundraising dinner at BJ's Restaurant. It was a great success!

Next official chapter meeting will be held on November 13th at 4:30 pm in the SWE office, Eng 3 room 112A. Dinner is on us! If you would like to volunteer to help at SWE's biggest event of the year, Women Engineers @ The Beach Day, contact Presidential Scholars get points for this event. If you are interested in joining SWE, go to SWE Application Process to become an official member. Or, visit the CSULB chapter website at CSULB Society of Women Engineers for more information.

Scholarship/Fellowship Information


Two $2,000 CALVEIN/NASA Space Grant Fall/Winter Scholarships/Fellowships are available to reward 2 students who would work on a software project. The project deals with the development of an application which would demonstrate remote flight operations, i.e. being able to get data/pictures/video from a rocket located in the Mojave Desert using the internet to any place in the world with internet access. The undergraduate student will work closely with the graduate student to develop the application. The deadline for applying is Thursday, November 15. Details are at CALVEIN Rocket News & Events

Forgivable Loan Program

The California State University is seeking applications for the 2008/2009 Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive/Forgivable Loan (CDI/FLP) Program. The purpose of the Program is to increase the number of individuals who demonstrate potential as doctoral students and who may be interested in applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions. The program is open to applicants who will be new or continuing full-time students in doctoral programs at accredited universities anywhere within the United States. Applicants are not required to have attended the CSU nor been accepted in a doctoral program at the time of their application.

The CDI loan is $10,000 per year for three years and forgivable for those teaching full- or part-time at a CSU campus. Being awarded the CDI loan is not a guarantee of employment at the CSU. Each applicant is required to have a full-time tenure/tenure-track CSU faculty advisor who will provide professional mentoring and networking opportunities throughout the student's educational experience. Applications may be obtained from:

Kathleen Hollwig
Academic Affairs
Brotman Hall 303

The deadline for application submission is Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 5:00p.m. to Brotman Hall 303. Further information on the CDI/FLP Program may be obtained via Kathleen Hollwig’s office and the following website: Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)

CSULB Alumni Grants

The CSULB Alumni Association board of directors is pleased to announce that it will award up to $60,000 for the 17th annual Alumni Grants Program, with allocations ranging from $1,500 to $10,000. Application deadline is Friday, December 14, 2007. You may apply on-line by following the guidelines, which are available at: CSULB Alumni Association 2007-08 Grants Program. For more information about the Alumni Grants Program, contact Gay Arakawa, CSULB Alumni Association executive director.

(SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program: The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering studies; the DoD is also interested in supporting the education of future scientists and engineers in a number of interdisciplinary areas. Scholarships and fellowships awarded include salary or stipend, full tuition, required fees, federal employee benefits, and up to $1000 book allowance per year. The SMART Program will allow individuals to acquire an education in exchange for a period of employment with the Department of Defense. The program is intended for citizens and nationals of the United States; students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for an award. Application deadline is December 14, 2007. For information and to apply online, go to Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Scholarship for Service Program

The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is now administering NREIP, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). NREIP is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Juniors & Seniors, and Graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the program are $5,500 for undergraduate students and $6,500 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at certain labs. The application is currently open and must be completed by January 14, 2008. Go to: Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP).

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG)

The fellowship program is sponsored by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program. This program is intended for U.S. citizens at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering programs. The fellowships are for three year tenures and include full tuition and fees, a competitive stipend, and a health insurance allowance. The application deadline is January 7, 2008. Go to: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship for applications and detailed program information.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

For U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens at or near the beginning of their graduate studies, this program offers a stipend of $30,000 a year for three years and a $10,500 cost of education allowance and a one-time $1,000 travel allowance. For application and deadline information, go to: FastLane. For additional program information, go to: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).


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