Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Student Team Successes

Manufacturing challenge Top Award

Presenters Chris St. John, Calvin Leiker, Kevin Stein, Phil Linscheid, and Chris Marks.

California State University, Chico Manufacturing Technology Program students won the Grand Prize in the prestigious WESTEC Manufacturing Challenge on March 27 for a cast aluminum transmission adapter. This is CSU, Chico’s third Grand Prize win in the last four years: 2003, 2005, and 2006. Chico took first place in 1987, 1993, 1995, and 1998. Pictured left: presenters Chris St. John, Calvin Leiker, Kevin Stein, Phil Linscheid, & Chris Marks.

Chico Students Sweep Sales Competition

Nicole Furtado and Brian T. O’Neill took first place and best overall at the second annual California Collegiate Sales Competition held at the Sacramento State campus. Furtado and O’Neill received $1,500 and $500 respectively.

American Marketing Association Wins Outstanding Chapter Award

Students from the American Marketing Association in the College of Business traveled to Orlando, Fla., in March 2006 to participate in the American Marketing Association National Conference. Accompanied by marketing professor Matt Meuter, nine students participated in the trade show booth competition, and won first place in the category of Communication of Chapter Performance. Chico also won an Outstanding Chapter award.

Mathematics and Statistics

CSU, Chico mathematics students finished 30th of 400 universities in the Putnam Math Competition, one of the premier math competitions in the (CONT.) world, in December 2005. The best previous finish of a CSU, Chico Putnam team was 104th in 2003. Professor Thomas Mattman was the team coach. The highest scorers from Chico were undergraduates David Stolp, Teresa Jacobson, and Gabriel Maybrun. Stolp ranked in the top 200 among the 3500 students who took the exam. Jacobson was in the top 400, and Maybrun was in the top 600.

Members of the Orion staff from left: Sharon Yep, Kourtney Jason, Jennifer Scholtes, Travis Miller, Jorge Barrientos, and Brea Jones.
The Orion

Learn in a Pacemaking Newspaper

For the ninth time in the past dozen years, The Orion student newspaper has won the prestigious Pacemaker Award. The amazing consistency of excellence was recognized in 2005–2006, when The Orion was inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame. The Orion online won first place for 2005–2006 General Web Site Excellence from the California College Media Association.

Human Powered Vehicle Is the Fastest

Human Powered Vehicle

Chico mechanical engineering students won the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge West Coast Competition April 28–29 at San Luis Obispo over 32 other universities. CSU, Chico’s three-wheeled recumbent bike hit speeds averaging 45–50 miles per hour. It won the women’s sprint and the endurance race, and came in second in the men’s sprint and overall design for a combined first-place score.


Part of the winning formula is that students live near
enough to campus and each other
to spend extra time preparing
for a competition.

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