Since my last update, nothing could have prepared us for all the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. For those who have been directly or indirectly impacted by this pandemic, our thoughts are with you. The repercussions have been far and wide. I am proud of the way our students, faculty, staff, and CSUF community have adapted.
In these times, it is important to remember that engineers and computer scientists – including many of our alumni – play an essential role in responding to this crisis and will continue to keep people safe and healthy.
While most of our classes this fall are taking place online due to the coronavirus, we continue to focus on our mission: to educate engineers and computer scientists who will become leaders and innovators in their fields. Faculty remain dedicated to supporting our students’ academic progression, and staff members are working hard behind the scenes to maintain operations and support students and faculty.
Support for students and faculty from the Titan alumni family is more crucial than ever. Your contributions to the ongoing work at the college genuinely reflect the best of Titan spirit. We are especially grateful to Nicholas and Lee Begovich, longtime supporters of California State University, for their $3 million endowment to the college. Read more in this issue about how this gift will provide the resources and support for faculty research, cross-disciplinary student projects, and overall capacity building in areas such as power electronics and sustainable energy.
Thank you all for your continued outpouring of encouragement. As I reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead, my confidence is enhanced, knowing we are in this together, and together we will prevail. Stay well, and stay safe.