Engineering Showcase

As part of the campus-wide Day at The Beach, the College of Engineering Showcase is a free opportunity for Fall 2023 first-time, first-year and transfer students. For one day only, participants and their families are invited to take an in-depth look at the college. It’s a chance to meet some of the faculty and students, learn more about our degree programs and possibly even tour a couple of our cutting-edge laboratories. 

Interested in learning more about a specific department? Someone will be on-hand at our departmental overviews to provide a more in-depth look. So you don't have to worry about missing out on anything, multiple sessions are offered. Please see below for times.

For more information or to RSVP visit the Day at The Beach homepage.

Engineering Showcase Agenda 

All of the following events are in the Engineering Buildings, please see descriptions for room numbers: 

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Live Streaming of the Welcome Session 

  • 10:00am-10:20am: Engineering the Future: A Roadmap to Success with COE Deans 

  • 10:20am-12:00pm: Discovering the Keys to Success with Engineering Student Success Center (every 20 minutes), Biomedical, Environmental and Chemical Innovations Showcase

  • 10:20am-1:00pm COE Student Organization Expo, Lab Tours (first-come, first-served) 

  • 10:20am: Department Overviews (Session 1) 

  • 11:10am: Department Overviews (Session 2) 

  • 11:45am: BME Department Overview (Session 2) 

  • 10:30am, 11:20 am, 12:10 pm: CECS Department Overviews

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch on your own (Various)

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm: Resource Fair (Friendship Walk)

9:00am-10:00am (ECS-105)

For those who did not get tickets to the Welcome Session at the Walter Pyramid, COE will host a live stream from the convenience of the Engineering Buildings. 

10:00am-10:20am (ECS-105)

Dean Jinny Rhee and Associate Deans Hamid Rahai and Antonella Sciortino are excited to welcome you to the campus. Please take this to opportunity meet some of our wonderful faculty and staff and hear more about the college. 

10:20am-12:00pm (EN2-302A)

  • Come learn about all the tools the Engineering Student Success Center has to offer. Whether its the Office of First-Year Experience providing additional resources during the transition to college or the Office of Professional Development and Internships helping navigate job searches, the center helps students achieve their dreams.


Many of our students, faculty and staff will be on-hand to give you a glimpse of our offerings, and answer any questions you may have about our various programs. The quad will host several expos for you to experience throughout the day:

  • The College of Engineering has over 30 student organizations and clubs, including three just for launching rockets! Several of our organizations will have booths out to showcase the exciting opportunities that engineering students have outside the classroom. (VEC Quad) Some of the organizations will include:
    Associated Engineering Student Body
    American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Beach Transfer Transition Center
    Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Long Beach Lunabotics
    National Society of Black Engineers
    Society of Automotive Engineers
    Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers
    Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    Tau Kappa Epsilon
    Women in Computing
    Video Game Development Association
  • The Biomedical, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Departments will display their latest innovations and experiments. (VEC Quad) Ends at 12:00pm
  • Students from our various departments will host panels about the experiences they have at The Beach. (Various, see below)



10:20am-1:00 pm

We are offering an in-depth look at eight of our engineering specialties, come learn more about our exciting programs in. Students and faculty will be on-hand answer any questions you might have. With the exception of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering, overviews will begin at 10:20am and 11:10am. CECS will have three sessions, 10:30am, 11:20am and 12:10pm, and BME will have two sessions, 10:20am and 11:45am. 

  • Aerospace Engineering (ECS-202)
  • Biomedical Engineering (ET-239)
  • Chemical Engineering (VEC-115)
  • Civil Engineering (VEC-112)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (ECS-105)
  • Construction Management (VEC-113)
  • Electrical Engineering (VEC-110)
  • Environmental Engineering (EN2-103)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ECS-306)


COE believes in the importance of hands-on learning, which is why we put an emphasis on providing our students with lab and project experiences. Lab tours are a great way to take a peak at the ground-breaking work our students do every day. Lab tours will be on a first come, first-served basis and begin immediately after departmental overviews.

  • Biomedical Engineering Labs:
    Bioinstrumentation and Computational Biomedicine Lab
    Autonomous Machinery for Engineering Living Matter Lab
    Human Performance and Robotics Lab
  • Chemical Engineering Labs:
    Multiphase Flow Lab
    Unit Operations and Computer Resources Lab
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management Labs:
    Civil and Construction Materials Lab
    High-Bay Machine Shop
    Environmental Lab
    Geotechnical Lab
    Fluids Lab
  • Electrical Engineering Labs:
    Circuit Board Prototyping and Pressure Sensors
    Solar Cell and Battery Testing 
    Programmable Controllers
    Laser and Optics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Labs:
    Society of Automotive Engineers Lab
    Rocket Lab
    Thermal Engineering Lab
    Mechanics and Materials Lab

Students working in chemistry lab

The CSULB College of Engineering provides a full array of programs to help launch your engineering career. Undergraduate programs are offered in 12 engineering, computer science, and engineering technology areas, including the newly launched Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors.

Located near major engineering employers in Los Angeles and Orange counties, the CSULB College of Engineering maintains strong connections with industry partners. Its emphasis on practical applications and project-based learning makes graduates highly sought after by industry. Founded in 1957, the College is known for developing innovators who design and implement practical solutions to meet present and future societal challenges. CSULB's third-largest college, COE has enrollment of about 5,000 students and produces more than 1,000 graduates each year.