CECEM Dept Lauds Class of 2016

Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management faculty lauded the accomplishments of their graduates at the Department Graduation awards ceremony and reception Monday.

“I know sometimes you wished your journey would continue and you could stay with us,” said CECEM Chair Tesfai Goitom.

“What a happy occasion, and I’m so glad to be here,” said Dean Forouzan Golshani. “I know each one of you has a wonderful story. I’m so glad you managed to maneuver around the obstacles.”

The College of Engineering Department Graduations were intended to give grads a chance to socialize with fellow students and say goodbye to faculty. “We organized this event so you can shake hands with your professors one more time. We salute you now not as students but as professional engineers,” the Dean said.

Alumni Caleb Shen (CE) and Kris Nordbak (CEM) received Distinguished Alumni Awards for their contributions to CECEM. “It’s a privilege to be receiving this,” said Shen, who graduated in December and now works as an engineer for Granite Construction. He credited ASAE with providing many learning opportunities during his time at CSULB. Continue reading “CECEM Dept Lauds Class of 2016”

Civil Engineering summer opportunity

Ventura County Watershed Protection District

The Ventura County Watershed Protection District is offering an opportunity for a Civil Engineering student to work for the summer in the Construction Inspection Section of our Design and Construction Division to gain experience in the areas of construction methods, survey, materials testing, and overall general construction inspection and documentation. The position location is Ventura and may require travel throughout Ventura County.

The ideal candidate would be completing their junior year of college and have completed most if not all of the following course work: survey, strength of materials, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, and design of reinforced concrete. The candidate would have good communication skills and have basic computer skills (eg. Knowledge in MS Word and Excel).

The successful candidate must possess and maintain a current, valid California driver license, and is expected to be able to perform the following physical tasks: occasional light lifting to a 25 lb. limit, bending, stooping or squatting, and considerable walking including down inclined slopes.

The fulltime position is being offered at the Student Worker III level ($10.00 per hour) and will be available between the successful candidate’s end of spring 2015 semester and beginning of fall 2015 semester. The successful candidate must show that they were enrolled during the spring 2015 semester or are enrolled for the upcoming fall 2015 semester with at least 12 units.

Interested applicants must submit a County of Ventura application by May 15, 2015. To receive an application in pdf form and to submit a completed application, please email Peter Sheydayi, Deputy Director, at peter.sheydayi@ventura.org.

800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, California 93009-1610
(805) 654-2001
Fax (805) 654-3350

Download info: VCWPD Student Worker

The Age of Drones

2015 April 23 Distinguished Lecture Series

by Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series @ the College of Engineering (COE)

While drones have been widely used since the 1960’s during the Vietnam War, they really revolutionized warfare during the recent Middle East conflicts. We saw drones take on roles in both surveillance and strike. In addition, we saw everything from back packable small RC like models, the predator family of strike systems, and ship based vertical systems such as Fire Scout, to the large high flying long endurance Global Hawk. Not only has our military found practical and cost effective use of these autonomous aircrafts, but commercial entities such as Google and Amazon are looking at how they can help their businesses as well. Add to that a whole host of civil applications such as police forces, security systems (including pipeline surveillance), Homeland Security and Border Patrol. Last but not least, is the neighbor next door who just bought a quad copter and is flying it over your backyard swimming pool.

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GIS Software Developer

Davis Demographix & Planning

GIS Software Developer

Job Type: Full-time- 6 month contract-to-hire opportunity.
Date Posted: 01/12/15
Company Information:

Davis Demographics & Planning, Inc.
11850 Pierce Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92505


For over 20 years, Davis Demographics & Planning, Inc. (DDP) has provided demographic, facility and Master Planning consulting services along with the SchoolSite™ family of ESRI-based GIS software to K-12 public school district administrators throughout the U.S. We are a small company with a wide reach into over 200 school districts in 30 states.

As ESRI’s 2005 and 2010 Business Partner of the Year in the California region, we are expanding our software development efforts in a variety of areas. As part of this effort, we are seeking a self-motivated individual with a strong technical and programming background. ArcGIS software experience is a plus but not required; we will train. If you are a self-starter and wish to see your ideas implemented directly into GIS software products, we want to talk to you about your career.

What You Will Be Doing

Custom software development to create tools within Esri’s new ArcGIS Pro desktop mapping software.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field/experience
  • 2+ years of experience with WPF
  • 2+ years of experience with .NET using VB/C# in Visual Studio
  • SQL database queries
  • Source control experience using GitHub
  • Experience with XAML markup
  • Experience with MVVM (Model View View Model)
  • Python experience a plus!
  • Experience with GIS is a plus!
  • The candidate should have strong communication skills including the ability to write well and to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences. You must be able to understand product requirements and implement those within the framework of desktop and/or web-based solutions.
  • This position requires a high attention to detail, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, as well as the desire and motivation to work independently. The successful candidate will be responsible for programming efforts that will have a direct impact on our product solutions.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary history via e-mail to dbutz@davisdemographics.com.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is available immediately with preference for current southern California residents.

COE Launches Engineering Tutor Program

Engineering Tutor Program

by Engineering Students Success Center @ College of Engineering (COE)

The College of Engineering provides free peer tutoring services for Electrical Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering/Science, and Chemical Engineering courses. Tutors are available Monday – Friday in the Fall and Spring terms. All tutoring sessions take place in Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC) in room EN2-300 between the hours of 9:00am – 6:00pm

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U.S. Manufacturing: Technologies for Recapturing Global Advancement

Technologies for Recapturing Global Advancement

Did you know that if the top 500 U.S.-based manufacturing companies were counted as an independent nation, their total revenue would rank them as the third largest economy in the world! Yet, the US manufacturing sector has experienced substantial job losses at an alarming rate over the past two decades. Since the historical peak in the late 1970s, fewer and fewer jobs have been created in the manufacturing sector. In fact employment in manufacturing is now at its lowest since 1950.

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NCWIT and Symantec Give Grants

Student Seed Fund

January 15, 2014

NCWIT’s Student Seed Fund Supports Student-led Recruitment Programs

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) announced today the seventh round of winners of the NCWIT Student Seed Fund, sponsored by Symantec Corporation. Each winner will receive $1,000 for projects that recruit, retain, and encourage girls and women to participate in technology and computing career fields.

The NCWIT Student Seed Fund has provided $53,250 in seed funding for 80 student-run projects at universities and colleges nationwide since 2010. NCWIT Student Seed Fund projects include programming workshops, after-school programs, student mentoring, peer support, professional training, and other opportunities serving thousands of elementary, middle-school, high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students. With Symantec’s support, NCWIT was able to increase the grant awarded to recipients of the seventh round of the NCWIT Student Seed Fund awards.

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Girls to learn engineering at Cal State Long Beach

2012 MDIAE group photo

By Long Beach Press-Telegram
Posted: 12/31/69, 4:00 PM PST | Updated: on 07/06/2013

LONG BEACH — A group of fifth-graders and their parents moved into a Cal State Long Beach dorm Friday to participate in the “My Daughter is an Engineer” residential program.

It’s designed as a live-and-learn experience for the 15 students and their parents to explore the realm of engineering.

The students were selected from six Long Beach Unified and two Compton Unified schools identified as having high-minority student enrollment and serving low-income families. Participating students are from Chavez and Edison elementary schools in Long Beach and Kennedy Elementary School in Compton.

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