From the Principal Investigator's Desk
"As we look to the future, we can think of no greater investment than the education of our future engineers and computer scientists. This grant will have an enduring impact on the academic success and career choices of the talented youth in our region, and ultimately, we hope an enduring impact on the growth and health of California’s economy. As these talented students, who represent both minorities and females, matriculate to the university, they will, in turn, serve as role models for others in their communities. This collaborative partnership between CSUN, GCC and COC will be instrumental in creating a larger, more inclusive pool of STEM graduates."
S. K. Ramesh
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Project Principal Investigator
HSI STEM Grant
The CSU, Northridge Engineering and Computer Science HSI-STEM Initiative, Funded by the United States Department of Education FY 2011 Title III, Part F, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM and Articulation Programs cooperative arrangement development five-year grant, Award Number P031C110031, CFDA Number 84.031C is a collaborative project lead by the College of Engineering and Computer Science, in partnership with Glendale Community College (GCC) and the College of the Canyons (COC). The primary objectives of the grant are
 To increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who successfully transfer from Glendale Community College and College of the Canyons to California State University to pursue majors in Engineering and/or Computer Science.
 To increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who graduate from CSU Northridge with degrees from CECS undergraduate programs.
 To develop a model, seamless transfer program to assist Hispanic and low-income students to successfully transfer from Glendale Community College and College of the Canyons, to California State University, Northridge where they will complete their studies in Engineering and/or Computer Science.