July 20, 2010 —
Forty freshmen from the East Los Angeles College attended a day long session which showed them new vistas of Engineering education and career opportunities in various facets of Engineering. The Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies hosts incoming East Los Angeles College Freshmen to introduce them to various engineering disciplines. This year, the freshmen were very eager to know more about the various aspects of Engineering education and its future prospects. They interacted with leading professors from various departments of Viterbi school of Engineering at USC. (Click Here to view ELAC Summer Academy's photo gallery)
The speakers line up included: Dr. Ershaghi - Petroleum Engineering, Mr. Williams (VP of Chevron's Gulf of Mexico Business Unit), Dr. Povinelli from Electrical Engineering, Dr. Gupta from Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences and Dr. Vashishta from Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences, Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy. Finally, the students were given a comprehensive understanding of the Viterbi transfer process by Ms. Beiter from Viterbi Admissions. The freshmen from East Los Angeles College went back home armed with more will to pursue Engineering.