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Engineering, Technology Leaders Take Part in ‘Professor for a Day’

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College of Engineering and Computer Science alumni and industry leaders will share their successes and stories with students at the Wednesday, Feb. 22, “Professor for a Day” event.

“Our guest professors’ personal successes provide inspiration for our students and help them envision opportunities for their own careers,” said Susan Barua, interim dean of the college. “Sharing their expertise creates an important bridge in our students’ learning, further helping us strike the right balance between theory and practice in their education.”

Martha Daniel, founder, president and CEO of Cytellix and its parent company, Information Management Resources Inc., will deliver the keynote address at noon at the Fullerton Marriott. Daniel is an entrepreneur with 35 years of technology expertise and knowledge of program management and enterprise IT solutions. Daniel’s keynote is not open to the public. Reporters are welcome to attend. 

CSUF alumni participating as guest professors include:

  • Yousef Alinaghian ’75 ’77 (B.S., M.S. engineering-civil), president, CRC CLOUD
  • Darrell Jodoin, ’85 (B.S. engineering-mechanical engineering), director Global Development, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • William  Purpura ’76, ’79, ’83 (B.S., M.S. engineering-mechanical, MBA), managing partner, Dargon Development
  • Olivia Stella ’08, ’10 ( B.S. computer science, M.S. software engineering),
    security engineer, Panasonic Avionics Corp.

Guest lectures will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the College of Engineering and Computer Science, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831.

The event is being held during National Engineers Week to promote a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers.