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The CSULB College of Engineering's mission is to develop innovators who design and implement practical solutions to meet the societal challenges of today and tomorrow. The articles below highlight the accomplishments of students and faculty and new developments within COE. Have a news item to share? Email Connect with COE on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube for more news.

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Long Beach Rocketry's 2020-21 Rocket
CSULB’s Long Beach Rocketry team took two top honors in this year’s NASA Student Launch Competition, beating out competitors from schools and universities across the country in the Project Review and Best-Looking Rocket categories.
COE grads at Angel Stadium
After much debate about how to celebrate the important milestone of graduating during a pandemic, CSULB College of Engineering students had their day in the sun—an in-person graduation at Angel Stadium. The COE celebration, the first of seven CSULB commencement ceremonies stretching over the Memorial Day weekend, had many familiar trappings: students posing for pictures with family and friends, creatively decorated mortarboards, and remarks from university officials.
BESST Class of 2021
Rebeca Griego will be working as a systems engineer at Astroscale and cultivating her interest in space debris. Matthew Mendoza was hired by a civil engineering company in Orange. And Nia Sanchez will be doing volunteer work in Mexico. The trio are among the latest graduates of the College of Engineering’s Beach Engineering Student Success Team (BESST), a cohort-based program that provides additional tutoring and support to students who may not otherwise have studied engineering.
Dr. Jinny Rhee
Dr. Jinny Rhee has been named dean of the College of Engineering, bringing to The Beach her years of experience with industry leaders, alumni and community partners. She will start on July 1. 
Kyle Horiuchi
Three CSULB College of Engineering students are recipients of prestigious SMART Scholarships and will be working for the Department of Defense after finishing their studies.
Marcea Ascensio
Antelope Valley Engineering Program (AVEP) graduate Marcea Ascencio credits cohort-based classes and an opportunity to complete a capstone project at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Facility with preparing her for her full-time job as a Guidance, Navigation, and Identification test engineer at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB). Read more