Long Beach State University Engineering Student Wins Trustees’ Award

Published September 6, 2018

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2018) – Daria Antonova, an engineering student at Long Beach State University who aspires to a professorship in that field, will receive the California State University Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Her award, which comes with a $6,000 scholarship, is the California State University’s highest honor for students. Awards are bestowed annually for academic excellence, community service, personal successes and financial need. Only one student from each of the California State University's 23 campuses received the Trustees' Award this year.

“My ultimate goal is to become an engineering professor and help students make connections between the material taught in classrooms and real-world engineering,” Antonova said.

Antonova, who studies civil engineering with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering, will receive this year’s Edison International Scholar award. She also has experience as an at-large member of the Associated Students, Inc. Media Board of Trustees, which governs 22 West Media outlets. Her community service activities have included beach cleanups and helping the Orange Coast College Food Riders Club stock food banks.

“These student scholars embody the leadership, diversity and academic excellence the California State University is known for,” Chancellor Timothy P. White said. “They have traced unique paths to their goal of a higher education and serve as powerful examples to their families, communities and California. The awards will give these high-achieving and deserving students even more opportunities to attain their academic and career goals.”

She and other honorees are scheduled to be honored Tuesday, during the meeting of the California State University Board of Trustees meeting at California State University Chancellor's Office, 401 Golden Shore, Long Beach.


About the campus:Long Beach State University is a teaching-intensive, research-driven university committed to providing highly valued undergraduate and graduate degrees critical for success in the globally minded 21st century. Annually ranked among the best universities in the West and among the best values in the entire nation, the university’s eight colleges serve more than 37,500 students. The campus values and is recognized for rich educational opportunities provided by excellent faculty and staff, exceptional degree programs, diversity of its student body, fiduciary and administrative responsibility and the positive contributions faculty, staff, students and more than 300,000 alumni make on society.