Technology and Engineering
Curiosity Has Set Double Physics Major On Successful Path
In the classroom, lab, and on the athletics track, Justin Craven is constantly growing through an open mind.
The Growing Pains of AI: Professor to study how tools like ChatGPT affect children
Professor Abbas Attarwala received a grant to study how AI affects children and identify areas where more research is needed.
Engineering Success: Students Solve Real-World Problems
From self-cleaning pool robots to a self-stabilizing spoon for Parkinson’s patients, engineering students demonstrate their ingenuity at the ECC Senior Design Capstone Project Expo.
Bollywood Dance Club Founder Finds a Sense of Home at Chico State
In two years, International student Aishwarya Gowda has already made her mark on campus. To her, the biggest impact has been finding herself and her community here on campus.
Three Imaginative Media Arts Alumni Making Exciting Moves
Karsten Kaufmann’s dance moves became a viral sensation in 2015. Find out where he and collaborating media arts majors Sophie McGuirk and Michael Connell are today. Hint: They're still making amazing content!
Distinguished Alum and Strategic Architect Kimate Richards
Veteran and alum Kimate Richards designs cutting-edge smart technology while making time to give back to his community.
Student Researchers Share Insight into Summer Projects
CSC² has supported nearly 300 students in undergraduate research projects across the three colleges.
Multimillion-Dollar Grants Provide Undergraduate Research Opportunities to Underserved Students in STEM
Since 2016, the Chico STEM Connections Collaborative has provided academic and other support services to historically underserved students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and agriculture.
Students Set the Future in Concrete
Just one of five programs of its kind in the United States, our Concrete Industry Management Program is creating the workforce for a $200 billion industry. With a 100 percent job-placement rate and a cross-disciplinary approach that ensures our graduates can lead in the boardroom and at the job site, CIM students are solving some of the industry’s greatest challenges.
Chico State Students to Present Research at Statewide Competition
Ten Chico State student delegates will compete against scholars statewide at the California State University’s 36th annual Statewide Research Competition.
5 Questions with Construction Management Executive and Alumnus Dan Wheeler
As an executive at Turner Construction, Dan Wheeler has put up new buildings on campus, recruited more than 100 Chico State grads, and mentored countless more. This month, he will be honored as the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of ECC.
Making CSU History: Chico State Adds All-Electric Street Sweeper to Fleet
In its push to achieve climate neutrality by 2030, Chico State became the first CSU campus to purchase and use an all-electric street sweeper.
Jordan Beach Shook Up the Chico State Civil Engineering Department
As an outstanding student, tutor, club leader, and mentor, Jordan Beach shook up Civil Engineering at Chico State.
The Digital Divide
The Geographical Information Center has been pioneering projects to improve high-speed internet access across California for years. Now, as COVID-19 forces millions of people to work and school from home, the center's efforts and expertise have never been more critical.
Tech Company Omron Gifts $830,000 and Robotics to Transform CSU, Chico’s Mechatronics Laboratory
A generous gift from global technology giant Omron has upgraded Chico State’s mechatronics laboratory, making it one of the most advanced labs of its kind in the nation.
Engineering for a Better Tomorrow
Whether focused on clean drinking water or eliminating single-use plastics, engineering students spent the last year tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges.
Four faculty discuss their current research and how they aspire to change the world.
Rehab By Robot: Students Research ACL Solutions
Two students' CSC2 research project aims to use robot power to help rehabilitate healing knees.
“Apollo at 50:” Local Scientists Commemorate History, Look Ahead
Lisa Westwood and Dave Schlom, local experts on the American space program, share their excitement for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, space heritage, and what the future holds for space travel.
A Virtual Vision of Recovery
With state-of-the-art technology and fast-paced research, students preserved a virtual scan of the historic Honey Run Covered Bridge—and it may help bring it back.
VR Class Brews up a Hit with Big-Name Partner
To further prove virtual and augmented reality's place in University curriculum, a new collaborative class partnered with a Chico legend: the world-renowned craft brewery Sierra Nevada.
Vision Becomes (Virtual) Reality: Collaborative VR Course Presents Opportunities
Seeking to incorporate newly developed technology into journalism, the Departments of Computer Animation and Game Development, Journalism and Public Relations, and Media Arts, Design, and Technology teamed up to bring cutting-edge virtual reality technology to collaborative classrooms.
Big Finish For Chico State’s Tiny House
CSU, Chico's Tiny House Club designed and built a home measuring less than 200 square feet, impressing judges at the recent Sacramento Municipal Utility District's Tiny House Competition.
Charged and Ready to Go
This week, the nation's first thin-film photovoltaic charging station opened on the Chico State campus, offering campus and the community eight traditional power outlets and four USB portals from the comfort of a shaded table.
The Fast and the Fuel-Efficient
After earning a trophy in the SAE Formula international competition, members of Chico State's Formula team will be working all year to build a faster, more fuel-efficient vehicle.
Ribbon Cut on Major Lab Renovation
Alumnus Dennis Murphy and industry partners invest in students with a revitalized concrete laboratory.
Success Through Solidarity: Meet Chico State’s Women Engineers
For the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), building solidarity and support is paramount to succeeding in STEM fields.
Is Rice Nice—for Concrete?
Students study rice as secret ingredient to boost success, sustainability in concrete