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Engineering Program Part of National Competition

The electrical engineering program is among 17 teams from colleges and universities across the country selected to participate in the 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition: Powering the Blue Economy.

CSUSM NewsCenter | Monday, June 7, 2021

The Viasat Engineering Pavilion is home to CSUSM's programs in electrical and software engineering.

Award to Aid Engineering's Ongoing Transition to Virtual Learning

Dr. Reza Kamali, associate professor of electrical engineering, and Dr. Ricardo D. Fierro, associate dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, received  supplemental award for their Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM grant.

By Eric Brier | Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Awards and Accolades: Big Start to Semester for IEEE

Awarded Qualcomm $10,000 sponsorship and IEEE proclammation granted  to all SD  IEEEE Student Branches  by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

 By Eric Breier | Wednesday,  October 5, 2020

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CSUSM to Celebrate Grand Opening of Viasat Engineering Pavilion

Cal State San Marcos will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Friday, March 20 to celebrate the grand opening of the university’s Viasat Engineering Pavilion.

By CSUSM News Center | Friday, March 6, 2020

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Students receive take-home lab kits

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CSTEM) distributed over 500 take-home lab kits to students this semester.

By Anneliese Esparza| Saturday, September 26, 2020


Board of Trustees Approves Naming of Viasat Engineering Pavilion California State University Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the renaming of Cal State San Marcos’ Foundation Classroom Building as the Viasat Engineering Pavilion.

By CSUSM News | Friday,  September 25, 2020

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Engineering a Program from the Ground Up

 Dr. Reza Kamali-Sarvestani is laying the foundation for a groundbreaking electrical engineering degree at Cal State San Marcos.

By David Ogul | Saturday, September 26, 2020


Trischman Appointed CSTEM Interim Dean

Chemistry professor Jackie Trischman will begin an appointment as the interim dean of CSTEM on July 1, 2020.

By Eric Breier| Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Dean K' Leaving Lasting Legacy

Dr. Katherine Kantardjieff, the founding dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, will begin a new position as provost at Cal State Monterey Bay on July 1. Her work and her community-building efforts really contributed significantly to establishing our identity in North County

 By Eric Breier| Wednesday, April 22, 2020


CodeQueens Mentors Make Impact on High School Students

Ashley Jacobs and Marissa Beltran each bring a unique perspective to the CodeQueens Club, a 12-week after-school program coordinated by Cal State San Marcos that introduces high school students to computer coding.

By Eric Breier | Thursday May 2, 2019

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Building a Program That Will Make A Difference

Dr. Xiaocong (Simon) Fan, the driving force behind CSUSM's new software engineering program.

By David Ogul | February 21, 2019

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Developing a New Software Engineering Program at CSUSM

Software engineering expert and professor, on the ground floor behind Cal State San Marcos’ new software engineering program, a program that will offer its first courses next fall and will graduate its first class of students in 2021.

By David Ogul | November 24, 2018 


Viasat Invests $1.5M in Support of Engineering Program

 Carlsbad-based global communications company Viasat & Hunter Industries invested $1.5 million to  CSUSM, becoming the founding partners of the university’s engineering program.

By Eric Breier | February 8, 2018

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Becoming Embedded at Cal State San Marcos

Dr. Ali Ahmadinia launches a grant-funded research project  to develop a cellphone-size, embedded device to measure air quality and monitor indoor pollutants.

By David Ogul | June 28, 2017


CSUSM Ready to Fill Need for Engineers 

CSUSM burgeoning  an engineering program that will ensure that the region is equipped with highly skilled talent for our leading industries, maintaining San Diego’s standing at the forefront of global innovation.

By CSUSM News Center | January 30, 2017


Study: Engineering Program Needed in Region

North County in need of a strong engineering  presence and degree program for the students. 

By CSUSM News Center| January 30, 2017


HSI STEM grant will provide foundational funding for engineering program

U.S. Department of Education awarded CSUSM a $6 million grant under the Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program, providing foundational funding for an engineering program.

By Eric Breier| September 29, 2016

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Research Shows Female Engineering Students Underestimate Their True Ability

Anna Woodcock, professor of psychology at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), and Diana Bairaktarova, professor of engineering education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,  team up to study the impact of gender differences in first-year engineering students’ self-evaluations of their engineering ability.

By Whitney Fraiser | April 25, 2016