Now in his 27th year at CSULB, Jeff Mellon has spent a lifetime working with hazardous materials, clearly making him an expert in the field and he makes one thing perfectly clear—“Safety is our No. 1 concern.”
The METRANS Transportation Center, a joint partnership of CSULB and USC, received a $3.7 million grant from the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations to establish a Center of Excellence in urban freight research.
The Boeing Co. presented the College of Engineering with a Boeing Supplier of the Year award for its exceptional performance and contributions to Boeing’s overall success during 2012.
Melinda Smith, a receptionist in the College of Business Administration, was recently named employee of the month by her coworkers and Friendship Walk near the University Student Union was renamed after her for the month.
CSULB will confer more than 8,600 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees for the 2012-13 academic year and many of those earning degrees will walk across the stage at Commencement 2013, a collection of nine graduation ceremonies scheduled for May 22-24.
The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music continued to demonstrate its strength and depth in jazz training and musicianship as a vocalist, a composer and its premiere jazz ensemble each earned top honors in the 35th annual DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards.
Linguistics’ Nancy Hall continues her National Science Foundation grant-supported research with a new $50,853 grant this fall to fund her study of “Phonetic Characteristics of Epenthetic Vowels in Palestinian Arabic.”
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, are being reinvented from missile-launching eyes in the sky to 21st century mapmakers thanks to collaboration between CSULB’s Industrial Design senior class and the Geography and Anthropology departments for the possible commercialization of remote-sensing UAVs for surveying terrain.