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Google guest speaker introduces new cloud platform to CSUN students

man in white t shirt speaks to a class

Jacob Pascua

April 3, 2018

Josh Gwyther, the west coast’s Head of Customer Engineering for Google Cloud, spoke to students about their developing database platform.   Gwyther has worked for Google over two years, approaching clients to run applications on the platform. According to Gwyther, Google Cloud is a data...

Engineering students present their work at Senior Design Project Showcase

still from the interview with three csun engineering students at their senior design project showcase

Em Pierce

April 16, 2017

CSUN’s engineering department held their eighth annual Senior Design Project Showcase in the University Student Union on Friday. The goal of the showcase was for seniors in the various degrees of the engineering program to present the projects they had worked on throughout the semester, or in some...

Engineering students network, look for internships and jobs at “Techfest”

Marissa Nall

February 26, 2015

More than 30 companies came to campus to recruit students and distribute information at the TechFest event held by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and SUNlink Wednesday. The event packed the Northridge Center with students who passed out resumes, introduced themselves to company representatives...

Watch: Techfest Tuesday

Watch: Techfest Tuesday

Julius Lasin

February 26, 2015

On Wednesday Feb. 25, CSUN held Techfest, an event where STEM majors were able to communicate with potential employers and professionals in their job field. Sarah Le Long, the event coordinator at Techfest, and students talk about the event's benefits and importance.  

The Matabots put cutting-edge designs to the test during VEX Robotics Competition

Erin Kubo, 19, freshman mechnical engineering major is one of the drivers of the robots in VEX Skyrise competitions for the Matabots. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp

Jamie Perez

November 24, 2014

  After putting in hours of hard work each week, the Matabots team competed in their first event which showcased their engineering skills through their intricate robot designs. On Nov. 21 the Matabots participated in the VEX University League event. This event helps them qualify for the annual VEX ...

Study reveals that majors, not institutions will pay off more for college students

Study reveals that majors, not institutions will pay off more for college students

Shira Moskowitz

September 18, 2013

New graduates who hold bachelor’s degrees in the same major make the same amount of money regardless of the institution they attended, a recent study found. The study, published by College Measures, collected data from Arkansas, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and concluded which majors ...

STEM event pushes for more science and engineering class in K-12 schools

Jason Gallaher

April 29, 2013

The college of engineering and computer sciences and the Michael D. Eisner college of education came together Monday night to host “Enhancing the T-E in STEM – Technology and Engineering.” The event, held in Nordhoff Hall, emphasized introducing engineering into K-12 curriculum and getting childr...

Students and faculty work to launch shoebox-sized satellite

Taylor Villescas

April 15, 2013

Students and faculty are gathering to work on elevating CSUN’s engineering status about 200 miles up with the development of their new satellite. The group of engineering students, supervised by faculty from the electrical and computer engineering department, is known as the CSUN CubeSat Project Team. The...

Some majors may soon face unit caps

Melody Cherchian

October 17, 2012

The California State University board of trustees will be voting in November on whether to cap the units required to complete a bachelor’s degree across all educational departments. Currently, CSUN has 14 majors that require more than 120 units to graduate. Elizabeth Adams, senior director of...

CSUN students place first and second at engineering conference

Melissa Martinez, senior civil engineering major, Ana Avelar, senior engineering major, and Eliud Munguia, senior computer science major, hold up their 'Powered Footwear' prototype which won second place at the Society of Hispanic Engineers conference in Anaheim in October. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Madison Kaufmann

November 8, 2011

CSUN students won first and second place for their mechanical prototypes with the theme of ‘Living Green’ at the Society of Hispanic Engineers conference in Anaheim, Oct. 26-30. Mechanical engineer major Jonathan Gjemso, 21, came up with the idea for the first place winner, the “Bench P...

CSUN to host job fair on Feb. 17

Sigourney B. Nuñez

February 15, 2011

Private, governmental and large companies alike will gather at the Spring Tech Fest at Northridge Center on Feb. 17 to provide information, workshops and possible job opportunities to students in the engineering, technical and computer science departments. “This is a career specialized event,”...

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