Spectra Newsletter

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Spectra Spring 2009

skramesh.jpgDear friends,

SPECTRA is back with recent news and highlights from the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Northridge! This is a special year for the University as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. This marks my third year at CSUN and I have really enjoyed getting to know the community and working with you. We have done very well during the past year. The quality of our programs and our graduates, and the dedication and commitment of our faculty and staff to serve our students is truly outstanding. Enrollments are up significantly from a year ago with over 2,400 students in the college, and thanks to our ACCESS program we have a thriving outreach effort at over a dozen area high schools.

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What Makes Us Distinctive

famwalk.jpgCalifornia State University, Northridge occupies a park-like 356 acres.
• We are located in the northern part of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, a suburban area shadowed by the Santa Susana Mountains.
• We are the second largest CSU campus with a diverse population of nearly 36,000 students.
• We offer 64 bachelors degree programs, 52 masters degree programs, 55 credential programs and a variety of internship opportunities.

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Student Competitions

2008 Mac Short Competition, Pomona, 3rd Place: The presentation was a single wing aero design using carbon graphite molded honeycomb manufacturing for rigidity.

2008 Formula Car (FSAE) Competition. The 2007-2008 CSUN FSAE vehicle placed 12th overall in the Formula SAE California competition.
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Faculty Grants

FacultyNstaff19.jpgShan Barkataki
Professor, Computer Science
Course Redesign to Introduce WEB 2.0 and RICH Technology
Judge Julian Beck Grant
$4,872, May 2008

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Dale Conner
Professor, Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management
Cellular Amorphous Metallic Structures for Energy Absorption
California Institute of Technology/ONR
$14,999, September 2008

Probationary Faculty Support Program
3 units release time for Spring 2009

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