On behalf of the School of Engineering here at CSU East Bay, I am writing this welcome message for any prospective student interested in Computer Engineering BS, Industrial Engineering BS, Construction Management BS, Engineering Management MS, and Engineering Management MS. Our department is comprised of engaged faculty who strive for excellence in both teaching and research. Our programs are designed for a diverse student population with a diverse set of goals, whether it be to join the workforce or continue their education at the graduate level. I am interested in problems related to process flow analysis, facilities planning, workplace design/ergonomics, and manufacturing measurement. I love to teach in the areas of, computer aided manufacturing, production planning and control, facilities planning, and manufacturing measurement. I look forward to helping educate, guide, and mentor students who find their way into my classes and programs to set them on a path for lifelong success.
Cal State East Bay engineering students recently presented their research on using virtual and augmented reality to teach local historical architecture to the mayor of Orvieto, a small city in Umbria, Italy. While in Italy, the students were also able to visit Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. The trip was part of the study abroad course ENGR 400A Historical Architectural Virtual Prototyping I taught by Prof. Fadi Castronovo. The course is 4 units and it is open to all majors and it satisfies GE areas A1, A2, A3 and B4. Read More
Cal State East Bay’s School of Engineering hopes to get high school students on the path to study science, technology and math in college through its Virtual Reality Engineering Summer Camp. The two week-long camp on the Hayward campus starting July 29, gives students an opportunity to work as designers, programmers and coding developers of virtual reality simulations. The goal of the camp is to promote, inspire, and increase the pursuit and retention of STEM degrees; and foster interest in pursuing professional or graduate degrees through the acquisition of knowledge and skills. The camp is organized by Prof. Fadi Castronovo in collaboration with the Institute for STEM Education at Cal State East Bay and sponsored by the Broadcom Foundation. Read More
In May students from the Construction Management program went to Panama to support the community of San Lorenzo in rebuilding and renovating the elementary school’s kitchen. The school’s old kitchen was unsafe and unsanitary. The May construction project included replacing the wood stove with an industrial size propane stove. The dirt floor was tiled, and wood cabinets were added to create proper, clean spaces for cookware. A new plumbing system with water filter and a sink were installed. The electrical system was rewired properly. Bug screens were mounted around the whole kitchen. The project was led by the Cal State East Bay School of Nursing who has been hosting a medical brigade in the past years. The construction students were led by Dr. Fadi Castronovo and Dr. Reza Akhavian.
The goal of this summer program is for students to learn how to design and develop interactive virtual prototypes of historical architectural buildings and structures with innovative technology, to improve the historical preservation of such structures and enhance community understanding of historical architecture. Find more information on Fadi Castronovo, Ph.D. website or the official CSUEB webpage.