Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management

Bridge Builders10th National Steel Bridge Competition

For an unprecedented 10th consecutive year, CSU, Chico civil engineering students earned a berth at the National Steel Bridge Competition by placing in the top three of the regional competition.

First Place in Statewide Research Competition

Robert Abbot, a 2005 graduate of Computer Science, took first place in the Undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science category at the 20th annual Student Research Competition held in May 2005 at CSU, Channel Islands. Abbott’s entry was titled “Context Driven Spell Checking.”

Society of Women Engineers is winner

The CSU, Chico chapter of the Collegiate Society of Women Engineers received five awards out of five possible at the CSWE regional meeting. The awards included first places for the highest growth, largest net increase, and highest retention, and a second place for participation.

New Major in Concrete Industry

A new major in Concrete Industry Management, the result of a partnership between the concrete industry and CSU, Chico, will offer students a unique blend of technical and management preparation to meet the industry’s employment demands.

Best Student Design

Michael Flanner and Talha Ahmed, Electrical and Computer Engineering students, received the best student design award in the 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, held in Chicago.

Prestigious Award to Power Electronics Engineer

Narain G. Hingorani, PhD, DSc, visiting research professor, received the Bower Award for Achievement in Science from the Franklin Institute in 2006.

Construction Management Students Present Paper

Erin Loftin and Kelly Coogan, honors students from the Department of Construction Management, presented a paper titled “Are Building Information Models Effective for Teaching Productivity Analysis?” at the 42nd Annual Associated Schools of Construction’s International Conference.

Engineering Students Help Rebuild New Orleans

Twenty-three students from ECC traveled to New Orleans and worked with Tulane University to participate in the Paint Rally for Public Schools to clean and renovate damaged public schools.

Dominique Ralph2006 Graduate is a MESA Star

Dominique Ralph received the Dean’s Renewable Scholarship; the Karl A. Klutz Scholarship; and numerous Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement Program scholarships. Active in the National Society of Black Engineers and the Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society, she will work for the Chevron Information Technology Center.



We prepare graduates who can work with other scientists and engineers to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

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