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November 18, 1999 | DIANE WEDNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Raymond Landis is fluent in the language of mechanical engineering, a field in which terms such as heat transfer, thermodynamics and numerical analysis roll off the tongue like couplets in a sonnet. But Landis, the dean of engineering and technology at Cal State Los Angeles, prefers the vocabulary of success when he talks to his Minority Engineering Program (MEP) students, to whom he offers terms such as goals, motivation, peer support and pride.
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OPINION
February 8, 2003
Re "The Male-Heavy World of Science," Opinion, Feb. 2: So statistics imply that there is a shortage of high-tech workers? What world is Margaret Wertheim describing? Certainly not mine. If there were truly a shortage of trained science workers, then I and my other out-of-work friends just couldn't exist. After 10 years of working in Silicon Valley, I find myself, at the ripe old age of 53, sitting at home while employers like Apple Computer advertise that they prefer "recent college graduates."
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October 16, 2009 | Larry Gordon
University of California officials have decided to shelve, at least for now, a controversial proposal to charge undergraduate engineering and business students $900 more a year than those in other majors. The plan, which had been scheduled for discussion and a possible vote at next month's regents meeting, has been postponed for further study, a university spokesman said Thursday. UC administrators "felt they wanted to take more time to examine it," spokesman Ricardo Vazquez said.
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February 26, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Mission College will update its engineering laboratory with a $160,000 grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, school officials announced. The grant will provide, among other things, 20 top-of-the-line IBM multimedia computers, giving students access to the same equipment that professionals use, college officials said. "This has meant everything to the engineering department," Mission President William Norlund said.
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February 26, 1990 | DANICA KIRKA
UC Irvine will launch its 17th annual Engineering Week today with the formal dedication of the Rockwell Engineering Center and McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium. Speaking at dedication ceremonies will be Donald Beall, Rockwell International Corp.'s chairman and chief executive officer, and Gerald Johnston, president of McDonnell Douglas. The 15,000-square-foot building cost $4.2 million.
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March 14, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL
Underrepresented San Fernando Valley students could have a better chance of entering an engineering field with the help of a $24,500 grant from the Boeing Co. The company gave the money to Cal State Northridge's College of Engineering and Computer Science to support a variety of programs, including the recruitment of first-generation college students and those from low-income families in a field where they are often underrepresented.
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July 25, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
After a week of controversy following the announcement that a $2-million budget shortfall would force Mission College to cut nearly 200 classes, eliminate its athletic program and limit hours at its new library, the head of one academic department was pleased to announce some good news this week. Lee Risemberg, chairman of Mission's engineering department, said corporate fund-raising efforts will allow his department to offer its complete selection of courses this fall.
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February 20, 1992 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE
Cal State Fullerton students walking around the Engineering and Computer Science Building this week do so at their own risk as the school celebrates National Engineers Week. Floppy disks whizzing through the air, eggs being tossed from a sixth-floor balcony and milk cartons zipping around campus are de rigueur for the annual event, which both honors and pokes fun at engineers and their field.
OPINION
October 14, 2009
Re "Some majors at UC may cost more," Oct. 12 This seems to be the most counterproductive thing that the UC or any other major college system could do in light of the shortage of engineers of all types coming out of U.S. universities. Do we need more poli-sci or finance majors? I don't think so. These are the very people who should be subsidizing engineering departments. As the U.S. slips further toward the Third World, we seem suicidally determined to give away every advantage that we have created for ourselves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1997
The strategy for a mechanical engineering victory is simple: score first, then pin your opponent down. The plan worked for Caltech senior Ben Turk, who swept through the 13th annual ME72 Engineering Design Competition Thursday in front of a rowdy audience of students and faculty at the school's Beckman Auditorium.
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