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CSULB's Rich Space Beach History

Published October 5, 2021

Cal State Long Beach and the College of Engineering have been at the center of Space Beach for decades, developing both undergraduate and graduate programs, among others, in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial design, forging immersive co-curricular experiences and workforce pipelines with industry partners, and spearheading research for rocket fuels, propulsion systems, and additive manufacturing.  

This recent surge in the space industry echoes the post-World War II aerospace boom, when CSULB, the U.S. military and private companies forged lasting partnerships to develop a highly skilled local workforce and shaped the fortunes of the first space race. Since then, CSULB has remained a constant partner of industry leaders and a cornerstone of bold initiatives that have presaged Space Beach. Read more