Carina Coles won second place in the Collegiate Video Challenge for her video that explained why CSUF’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers gives female students a place to learn, grow, and prepare for a career as an engineer. SWE plans to use the $300 prize money to support its STEM outreach program for Orange County Girl Scouts.
A CSUF team of civil engineers took the top prize in the 2019 GeoWall Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Geo-Congress. The win marked CSUF’s fourth national title. The invitation-only competition challenged students to design and build a model wall made only of kraft paper.
A poised young woman approaches a podium and begins to discuss her childhood. “The characters I admired most in TV shows always interfaced with computers – they were usually the smartest and most useful.” She then philosophizes, “I always felt this need of wanting to help.” With all eyes at attention, she continues, “It looked like computers were the strongest tool to use to help people.”