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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.
June 1, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan and Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times
After years of downsizing in Southern California, Boeing Co. said it will shift at least 300 engineering jobs on commercial aircraft to its longtime facility in Long Beach. During the next six to nine months, company employees will relocate from the Puget Sound region in Washington to the complex. The facility is next to Long Beach Airport and work done there includes assembly of the C-17 cargo jet for the Air Force. Boeing doubled down on Southern California by announcing Friday that it would establish a new engineering design center for commercial aircraft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PAPERBOY Confessions of a Future Engineer By Henry Petroski Alfred A. Knopf 368 pp., $25 In 1954, on Henry Petroski's 12th birthday, he and his family moved from Brooklyn to Cambria Heights, Queens, in the suburbs. The same day, he received as a birthday present the object of his desire, a Schwinn bicycle. Working fast, lest his clumsy father awkwardly try to help and damage the bike, Petroski got it out of its box and put it together.
January 14, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
At the age of 87, Bill Shallenberger still loves to teach. So much so that he does it for free. His one bit of compensation: The adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at Cal State Northridge gets free parking, which usually costs $63 per semester. "The way I look at it, I've got this experience and it would be a waste if I didn't pass on this experience and knowledge to the students," said Shallenberger, who taught senior design on Tuesdays and Thursdays last semester.
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