AVEP Scholarship Event Pic 4_600.jpgPHOTO (L-R): AVEP student Kevin Loudon; Marie Fullerton, wife of NASA astronaut and U.S. Air Force Colonel Charles Gordon; AVEP Executive Director Dr. Khalil Dajani; AVEP student Nicole Panossian; U.S. Congressman Steve Knight; Antelope Valley College Dean of Math, Science and Engineering Dr. Les Uhazy

Two Antelope Valley Engineering Degree Completion students, Nicole Panossian and Kevin Loudon, recently received the William J. “Pete” Knight Excellence in Aerospace Scholarship.

Nicole Panossian is a junior mechanical engineering in CSULB’s Antelope Valley Engineering Degree Completion Program (AVEP).  Nicole matriculated into the program from Antelope Valley College in spring 2016 and plans to graduate with a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering in December, 2018.

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PHOTO: Participants at CITT’s 2017 Town Hall at the Gerald Daniel Recital Hall on CSULB’s campus

On March 30th, the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) hosted its 2017 Town Hall meeting on campus at the Gerald Daniel Recital Hall. Titled “20 Years of Goods
Movement in Southern California: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going,” the event focused on the current state of trade and transportation both locally and globally; the challenges and possible solutions facing the industry; the importance of port collaboration; the impact of technology; and what the future holds.

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PHOTO (L-R): Kevin Nunes of Kuehne + Nagel; GLS graduates Luis Smith, Devin Chan, and George Salmeron; and Stefan Minder of Kuehne + Nagel at CITT’s Spring 2017 graduation

When many people hear the phrase “global logistics,” they might be hard-pressed to define what it means. But anyone who has ever had a package delivered to their door knows that it’s the result of a complex worldwide network that moves products from factories and warehouses to ports, retail shops, and customers’ homes.

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In April, the Center for International Education (CIE) and the International Student Association (ISA) co-sponsored the 50th International Dinner Gala at The Pointe, the education and conference center on campus.  This year’s show was particularly special, as it marked the half-century milestone achieved by the ISA. 

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Although the Bonneville Lock and Dam near Portland, Oregon is a long way from Southern California, the area is especially interesting for one student in CSULB’s Antelope Valley Engineering Program (AVEP). Built in 1938 to provide hydroelectric power to the Pacific Northwest, the dam is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its origins as a Public Works Administration project of President Roosevelt’s New Deal.

While the dam’s history is significant, it’s the future of it that concerns Amir Labib. As a mechanical engineering student, Labib applied what he learned in the classroom to a major infrastructure project at the dam, working alongside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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JacRecord600.jpgIn April, the American Language Institute (ALI) welcomed its new Director, Jacqueline Record. In her position, Record oversees the administration of all ALI programs, which include semester-long, short-term, specialized, and Master of Business Administration (MBA Prep) options for international students to improve their academic English language skills. 

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