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California State University, Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

September, 2008

$1,800 CALVEIN/NASA California Spacegrant Scholarships

Avionics Technologies (telemetry, control, etc.)


  • Three (3) $1,800 scholarships for Fall & Winter 2008 (approx. Oct. 20 - Jan. 23 with break)
  • Funds provided by the NASA California Space Grant Consortium


  • Knowledge of or interest in learning, demonstrating, and/or developing new avionics systems for launch vehicle : from software to hardware for data acquisition, telemetry, control and related applications
  • Enrolled CSULB undergraduate or graduate student - Min. 3.0 GPA
  • Major in Engineering (CECS, Electrical, Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, etc.), Math or Sciences
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. Resident (federal funds)


  • Acceptance of the scholarship supposes taking a leading role in a project in avionics for a period equivalent to approx. 12 weeks at minimum of 10 hrs per week– Schedule to be arranged and technical details to be discussed - Contact Prof. Besnard for examples of projects
  • Previous CALVEIN scholarship recipients may apply for the scholarship but may receive only one scholarship per period (Fall/Spring/Summer)

2-Step Application - by Oct. 10

  1. Download Application form (See * for screen reader accessible form )and fax completed form to (858) 534-7840 or email to Tehseen Lazzouni (
    1. *Download Accessible Application form If you are an identified student with the Disabled Students Office and need assistance filing out this form call (858) 822-1597 or e-mail Tehseen Lazzouni
  2. Email by Friday, Oct. 10 to: Dr. Besnard,
    1. resume
    2. cover letter (discuss any prior experience or interest in developing avionics systems) including your
    3. statement of availability (equivalent to 12 weeks, 10 hrs/wk.) and
    4. name/contact of 3 references

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