October 10th was CSULB SWE’s annual event, Women Engineers at the Beach Day. A handful of different local high schools came to visit our campus and had the valuable opportunity to explore the college of engineering.
The day consisted of speeches from our inspiring keynote speakers, including the Dean of Engineering, Dr. Forouzan Golshani, and the CEO of G2 Software Systems, Georgia Griffiths. The high school students got to meet faculty from multiple disciplines and visit the different facilities, such as the rocket lab, rollercoaster lab and chemical engineering lab. We hope the students were able to take advantage of this unique experience.
The event was a huge success, thanks to our SWE officers, fellow engineering orgs, and engineering faculty. We hope to continue to serve the community and motivate young aspiring engineers. Keep on the lookout for our next big outreach event, Engineering Girls at the Beach in Spring 2015!
– Marianne Gonzalez, Cal State Long Beach