DSalazarAVEng.jpgDavid Salazar (2013) is a graduate from the very first cohort of CSULB’s Antelope Valley Engineering Program (AVEP). He’s also a National Science Foundation fellow, a graduate research assistant, and currently a PhD student at Stanford University.

Salazar recently took some time to reminisce about his AVEP experience, how it linked him to his current PhD research, and his out-of-this-world dreams for the future.

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PHOTO: ​CITT researchers studied the environmental impact of platooning technologies, in which multiple trucks are digitally linked to increase efficiency, to inform the development of Governor Jerry Brown’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

CCPE’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) was active in both research and education in 2016. As part of its METRANS partnership with the University of Southern California, CITT funded and directed efforts for the METRANS University Transportation Center, MetroFreight, the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST), and the Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC). While engaged in research and related publications on next-generation technological, environmental, and workforce development issues, the CITT team also worked with the Port of Long Beach (POLB) and the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to develop new work-based learning experiences.

Continue reading Moving Ahead with CITT.

PHOTO: Fine Arts student Ihab Ali holds up a pot made in the wood-fired kiln

For many students, the chance to study abroad presents a number of firsts: their first trip outside the country, their first experience in another culture, their first time navigating a new home away from home.

For 12 CSULB Fine Arts students specializing in Ceramics, their visit to Tuscany last summer also included a very special first: working with a traditional wood-fired kiln, an ancient method for manufacturing ceramics.

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When Aida Alonso came to CSULB, she was living a double life. Originally from Spain, Alonso began CSULB’s Study Abroad @ The Beach program in January 2015. Most of her classmates had no idea that Alonso was an award-winning rapper.

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Voice-019.JPG​PHOTO: Professor Andrea Caban demonstrates her unique techniques to help actors in Barcelona utilize Spanish, Catalan, and other accents


When students speak, Professor Andrea Caban listens. And what she hears is the sound of their story: who they are, where they’re from, and what makes them unique.

As the head of voice and speech in CSULB’s Department of Theatre Arts, Caban guides her students in developing their skills while preserving their individuality.

2016-05-30-PHOTO-00000116.jpegPHOTO: Cesar Medina teaching a class at his dance studio in Guam

Growing up in Guam, Cesar Medina’s first—and only—dance instructor was the TV. Inspired by the music videos of artists like Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul, Medina was drawn toward dancing as a way to express himself. Little did he know then that it would become his life’s passion, one that would take him around the world and back again. Only now, he’s the instructor.

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