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Industry Engineers, Computer Scientists 'Professors for a Day'

Students Learn about Careers During National Engineering Week Events

Feb. 10, 2014

Alumnus Bill Ruh, vice president and corporate officer of GE Global Software Center, is keynote speaker at "Professor of a Day" event. Photo: College of Engineering and Computer Science

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Local engineering and computer science leaders, including Cal State Fullerton alumni, will share with students their expertise and enthusiasm for engineering and technology careers at the Feb. 19 "Professor for a Day" event, held in celebration of National Engineers Week.


Guest professors will address students enrolled in more than 20 classes in civil and environmental engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Among "professors for a day" are Laurie Haack '79, '06 (B.S. computer science, M.S. software engineering), ProCon section manager, ThalesRaytheonSystems; Henry Martinez '75 (B.S. engineering-electrical), vice president, power production, Southern California Edison; and Kevin Carnino, president, Mercury Defense Systems. (Complete list of guest professors and schedule available upon request.)


Wednesday, Feb. 19
10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Cal State Fullerton, College of Engineering and Computer Science classrooms
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


A noon invitation-only address (media are welcome) will feature alumnus Bill Ruh '83, '84 (B.S., M.S. computer science), vice president and corporate officer of GE Global Software Center. Ruh will discuss the development of next-generation big data software and the "Industrial Internet," a term coined by GE, to represent the integration of complex machinery with networked sensors and software. Rohullah Latif, senior mechanical engineering major and president and CEO of Associated Students Inc., will assist in the recognition of students on the ECS Dean's List. 

Other Engineering Week events:

Tuesday, Feb. 18Daniel M. Hancock, president of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International, will meet with students from CSUF's SAE chapter, who are designing and building a formula-style race car for the SAE collegiate competition in June. Hancock also will tour labs, machine shop and meet with faculty members from 2-4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20 — ESC Career Fair featuring employers in the engineering and computer science fields will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the courtyard area located between the Engineering and Computer Science buildings.


Engineering Week, known as "EWeek," celebrates the contributions engineers and computer scientists make in today's society. EWeek events focus on promoting a diverse and well-educated future engineering and computer science workforce by increasing understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers.


Hart Roussel, College of Engineering and Computer Science, 657-278-5429

Debra Cano Ramos, 657-278-4027

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