ACHIEVEMENTS




Faculty Achievements
  1. 2011 NASA Faculty Research Award  

    Dr. Helen Ryaciotaki-Boussalis has been honored by NASA with 2011 Faculty Research Award for her innovation in NASA-related research. Read Full Article

  2. Outstanding Professor Award  

    Dr. Helen Boussalis has been honored with Outstanding Professor Award. (1995)

  3. Outstanding Professor Award  

    Dr. Darrell Guillaume has been honored with Outstanding Professor Award. (2007)

  4. Distinguished Alumni Award 

    Dr. Chivey Wu receives the Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008 from the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

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Technical Achievements
  • SPACE Center Half Scale Prototype Flight Test -April 2011
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Students Achievements

NASA STUDENT AMBASSADORS, COHORT IV:

  • NASA Student Ambassador, Cohort IV – Jessica Alvarenga
  • NASA Student Ambassador, Cohort IV – Kalind Carpenter
  • NASA Student Ambassador, Cohort IV – Shing Chi Chan
  • NASA Student Ambassador, Cohort IV – Shahan Khalighi
  • NASA Student Ambassador, Cohort IV – Maria Luviano

 

EIT CERTIFICATION:

  • Shahan Khalighi (Fall, 2012)
  • Sergio Mendoza (Fall, 2012)
  • Aziz Pathan (Fall, 2012)
  • Jonathan Ramos (Fall, 2012)
  • Nathan Suppanade (Fall, 2012)
  • Joseph David Wells (Fall, 2012)

 

HONORS:

  • Honors Convocation 2012 – Billy Barrios
  • Honors Convocation 2012 – Gregory Carter
  • Honors Convocation 2012 – Michael Doan
  • Honors Convocation 2012 – Francisco Pena
  • Honors Convocation 2012 – Daniel Phan
  • Honors Convocation 2012 – Steve Resendez
  • Phi Kappa Phi Membership – David Bogdanchik
  • Golden Key – David Bogdanchik
  • Phi Kappa Phi Membership – Alinn Herrera
  • Eta Kappa Nu – Rebecca Lee
  • Eta Kappa Nu – Alinn Herrera
  • Eta Kappa Nu – Neil Arellano
  • Eta Kappa Nu – Cheyenne Balboa
  • Eta Kappa Nu – Adrienne Lam
  • Tau Beta Pi – Rebecca Lee
  • Tau Beta Pi – Nhan Doan
  • Tau Beta Pi  – David Bogdanchik
  • Tau Beta Pi  – Evan Tsai
  • Tau Beta Pi Graduate Student Liaison (2011) – Jessica Alvarenga
  • Tau Beta Pi – Alinn Herrera
  • Tau Beta Pi President (2009-2010) – Nhan Doan
  • Tau Beta Pi Vice-President (2009-2010) – Long Ly
  • Tau Beta Pi Membership & Treasurer (2009-2010) Cesar Olmedo
  • Tau Beta Pi Recording Secretary (2010-2011) – Jessica Alvarenga
  • Tau Beta Pi Webmaster (2010-2011) – John Paul Adigwu
  • Tau Beta Pi Vice President (2011) – Neil Arellano
  • Tau Beta Pi – John Paul Adgiwu
  • Tau Beta Pi – Neil Arellano
  • Tau Beta Pi (Graduate Student Member and Liaison) – Jessica Alvarenga
  • Tau Beta Pi (TBP Recording Secretary) – Cheyenne Balboa
  • Tau Beta Pi – Billy Barrios
  • Tau Beta Pi – Kyle Bute
  • Tau Beta Pi – Gregory Carter
  • Tau Beta Pi – Shing Chi Chan
  • Tau Beta Pi – Michael Doan
  • Tau Beta Pi – Sara Esparza
  • Tau Beta Pi – Jorge Espinosa
  • Tau Beta Pi – Adrienne Lam
  • Tau Beta Pi - Maria Luviano
  • Tau Beta Pi – Sergio Mendoza
  • Tau Beta Pi – Gabriel Nunez
  • Tau Beta Pi – Cesar Olmedo
  • Tau Beta Pi – Francisco Pena
  • Tau Beta Pi – Daniel Phan
  • Tau Beta Pi – Steve Resendez
  • Tau Beta Pi (Webmaster) – Evan Tsai
  • Tau Beta Pi – Solomon Yitages
  • Vice President of Marketing, Society of Hispanic Engineering and Science Students,CSULA chapter (Dec 2004-Dec 2005, May 2007-Dec 2007) –Arevik Petrosyan
  • President, Society of Women Engineers, CSULA Chapter (2007) – Lizeth Bridgewater
  • Vice President of Marketing, Society of Hispanic Engineering and Science Students, CSULA Chapter (Dec 2004-Dec 2005, May 2007-Dec 2007) – Arevik Petrosyan
  • Secretary, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, CSULA Chapter (Sep 2008 –Present) – Rebecca Lee
  • American Society of Civil Engineering (Webmaster) – Zarah Jane Espano
  • Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems (BMES) Researcher Award – Eric Diaz
  • Golden Key – Cheyenne Balboa
  • HENAAC Scholar – Scarlett Carrillo
  • IEEE Graduate Student Member – Jessica Alvarenga
  • IEEE (Activity Coordinator) – Cheyenne Balboa
  • IEEE (Vice-Chair) – Kyle Bute
  • IEEE - Gregory Carter
  • IEEE - Shing Chi Chan
  • IEEE (Public Relations Chair) – Zarah Jane Espano
  • IEEE - Jorge Estrada
  • IEEE (Internal Affairs Chair) – Manuel Garcia
  • IEEE - Sergio Mendoza
  • IEEE - Solomon Yitagesu
  • National Society of Black Engineers - Gregory Carter
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Ambassador – Scarlett Carrillo
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (Scholar) – Scarlett Carrillo
  • NASA American Astronomical Society – Maria Luviano
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers and Science Board Member - John Paul Adgiwu
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers and Science – Scarlett Carrillo
  • Society of Automotive Engineerings – Maria Luviano
  • Society of Automotive Engineerings – Sergio Mendoza
  • Society of Mechanical Engineers – Cheyenne Balboa
  • Society of Mechanical Engineers – Manuel Garcia
  • Society of Mechanical Engineers– Maria Luviano
  • Society of Women Engineers Member and President - Scarlett Carrillo
  • Jose F. Silva Memorial Scholarship, Sponsored by Raytheon (October 2011) – Gerardo Zarate
  • NACME Scholarship (2012 – 2012) – Jorge Espinosa
  • NACME Scholarship (2010 – 2012) – Scarlett Carrillo
  • Gelacu Scholarship (2011 – 2012) – Scarlett Carrillo
  • HENAAC Scholarship (2010 – 2011) – Scarlett Carrillo
  • Dr. Tracy Scholarship (April 2011) – Cheyenne Balboa
  • Dean‘s List (2008) – Rebecca Lee
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, UCSB –Henry Luong
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers and Science Students board member (2010-2011) – John Paul Adigwu

 

AWARDS:

  • 1st Place Presentation in Engineering/Computer Science, CSULA Student Research Symposium (Mar 2008) – Jose D. Covarrubias
  • 2nd Place Presentation in Engineering/Computer Science, CSULA Student Research Symposium (Mar 2008) – Alexander Alegre CSULA Delegate for California State University Statewide Student Research Competition (Mar 2008) – Alexander Alegre, Jose D. Covarrubias
  • 1st Place, 2010 CSULA Research Symposium (Engineering and Computer Science Division 2 Category) – Jessica Alvarenga
  • 2nd Place, 2010 CSULA Research Symposium (Engineering and Computer Science Division 1 Category) – Emerzon Cruz, Sandra Ibarra, Henry Luong, and Brian Vazquez
  • CSULA Student Research Symposium March 2012, 1St Place in Engineering Catergory – Jessica Alvarenga
  • CSULA Student Research Symposium March 2012, 2nd Place in Engineering Catergory – Gerardo Zarate and Jorge Espinosa
  • CSULA Student Research Symposium March 2012, 2nd Place in Physical and Mathematic Sicences – Kalind Carpenter, Benjamin Liu and Azizkhan Pathan
  • 2012 CSU Statewide Student Research Symposum Statewide Delegate – Jessica Alvarenga
  • 2012 CSU Statewide Student Research Symposum Statewide Delegate – Kalind Carpenter, Benjamin Liu and Azizkhan Pathan
  • 9th Annual IMSC Student Conference; Best Graduate Presentation Award Recipient(April 2005) - Salvador Fallorina
  • 2nd Place IEEE Region 6 Southern Area Student Paper Competition (May 2007) – Alexander Alegre

 

INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

  • Summer Internship at Boeing (Summer 2005 )- An Vo
  • Viva Technology College Intern, HENAAC Viva Technology Program (February 2006-May 2007) – Arevik Petrosyan
  • Pratt & Whitney RocketDyne (January 2009) – Nhan Doan
  • Boeing (Summer 2009) – Shing Chi Chan
  • NSF CSULA IMPACT LA Fellowship (June 2009 – June 2010) – Jessica Alvarenga
  • Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (January 2009) – Johanna Lopez
  • Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (January 2009) – Sara Esparza
  • NSF CSULA IMPACT LA Fellowship (July 2010 – June 2011) – Jessica Alvarenga
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2010 – 2011) – Jessica Alvarenga
  • Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (2011) – Henry Luong
  • Center for Nanoscale Systems (Research Experience for Undergraduates), Cornell University (June 2008 – August 2008) – Rebecca Lee
  • Eisenhower Fellowship Recipients January 2006: Alex Khoshafian, Yeva Komandyan, Adam Alkhatib, Paul Thienphrapa
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Labortory (Summer 2012 Internship) – Adrienne Lam
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Labortory (Summer 2012 Internship) – Kalind Carpenter
  • NASA Dryden Flight Reseach Center (2012 round year Internship) – Francisco Pena
  • NASA Dryden Flight Reseach Center (2012 round year Internship) – Jessica Alvarenga
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Summer 2012 Internship) – Billy Barrios

 

SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • Jewel Plummer Scholarship – Jose D. Covarrubias
  • Monster Diversity Leadership Program, Los Angeles (July 2007) – Arevik Petrosyan
  • University of Southern California Scholarship - Eric Diaz
  • Engineering Family Support Scholarship (Fall 2011) – Jessica Alvarenga

 

SENIOR DESIGN, MASTERS THESIS, AND PHD DISSERTATIONS:

  • Performance Analysis on Blade Server Architecture and Temperature Profile. Jorge Estrada (In Progress)
  • Implementation of a Touch-Based Graphical User Interface for Semantic Information System. Sergio Mendoza (In Progress)
  • Embedded Flight Control System Development for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - Shing Chi Chan (In Progress)
  • Detection and Isolation of Actuator and Sensor Faults of a Segmented Telescope Testbed - Jose D. Covarrubias (In Progress)
  • Smart Diagnostics of Nonlinear Systems - Armen Derkevorkian (In Progress)
  • Char Burnout Modeling in an Entrained Flow Reactor - Mazdzak Kebria(In Progress)
  • Design and implementation Of Two Fault Detection Algorithms used in the Reconfigurable Control system of the Space Testbed, Jose D. Covarrubias (2007)
  • Design and implementation Of Two Fault Detection Algorithms used in the Reconfigurable Control system of the Space Testbed, Christian Torres (2007)
  • Fault – Tolerant Parallel Processing, Sergio Beltran (2007)
  • ESP motion Controller, DSP signal Command using LabView, Fouad Addy Alkhatib (2007)
  • LabVIEW Interface to Facilitate Precision Pointing Control, David Graves (2007)
  • Implementation of Autopilot-GPS in an Autonomous UAV, Samira Clark and Alan Ko (2007)
  • Excitation Design and Data Processing For Frequency Domain System Identification of the Segmented Reflector Testbed, Abhishek Pujari (2007)
  • Design of Robust Fault Detection and Reconfiguration Control for Large Scaled Space Systems, Yeva Komandyan (June 2007)
  • Parallel Processing for a Segmented Telescope Testbed, Salvador Fallorina (Fall 2007)
  • Frequency Domain System Identification of the Segmented Reflector Testbed. David Shupe (2008)
  • Development of a Schlieren System to View Supersonic Shock Waves. Gregory Garrick (2008)
  • Aerospace Information Server. Alexander Alegre
  • Actuator Fault-Detection. Sinouen Choup
  • Aerospace Information Server. Jorge Estrada
  • Optimization of a Jet Engine Combustion Chamber. Brenda Watkins and Johanna Lopez (2009)
  • Multiple Model Adaptive Control with Mixing. Matthew Kuipers (University of Southern California)
  • Practical Adaptive Control for Systems with Flexible Modes, Disturbances, and Time Delays. Jason Levin (University of Southern California)
  • Development of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell powered uninhabited air vehicle, (2007)
  • Combustion Flow Visualization - Emerson Cruz, Sandra Ibarra, Henry Luong, Brian Vazquez (June 2010)
  • Non-Turbine Jet Enginer Performance Analysis. Nhan Doan (Fall 2010)
  • Ubiquitous Video Conferencing. Aleksander Milshteyn (Fall 2010)
  • Tuple Space Programming Paradigm for a Parallel Processing Aerospace Information Server Platform – Sergio Beltran (Fall 2011)
  • Combustion and Detonation in Hypersonic Flight Vehicles - Sara Esparza (Fall 2011)
  • Highly Turbulent Mixing and Turbulent Kinetic Rates in Scramjets - Cesar Olmedo (Fall 2011)
  • Design and Implementation of a JPEG Encoder using FPGA with USB-based Data Transmission - Evan Tsai (Spring 2012)
  • Performance Analysis of Data Streaming Threads for a Ubiquitous Video Conferencing Multicasting System - Neil Arellano (Spring 2012)
  • High Level FPGA Modeling of a JPEG Encoder Using Mathworks Simulink - Gabriel Nunéz (Spring 2012)

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