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ECS Exposition & Open House

Please join us for the annual College of Engineering and Computer Science Open House as well as the Engineering & Computer Science Exposition immediately afterwards. The event is free to the public and will take place on April 6th, 2019. Check in is at 9:30 AM in the University Union Ballroom.  After a welcome by our dean, Dr. Lorenzo Smith, attendants will have the opportunity to learn about our labs and departments and ask questions about majors.

Incoming students will have the opportunity to take an early math diagnostic test. The test is designed to give them the opportunity to save both time and money by getting them ready for placement in engineering math courses. While incoming students are taking the exam, parents can attend an information session on a day in the life of an ECS student to help them understand what it takes to be a successful ECS student.

Directly following the Open House, the ECS Expo features the best and brightest extracurricular projects of students and student clubs from the College of Engineering and Computer Science. This event showcases what our engineering clubs have accomplished in the past year, and what they have to offer ECS students.

For more detailed program information about the ECS Open House and Exposition, including parking information, please click here:

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Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

After qualifying at the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) Qualifier on February 16th, our team advanced onto the Regional Finals competition, which took place between February 28th and March 2nd.

The CCDC is highly competitive and this is our team’s second year of participation.  Of the 21 university teams that started in February, only the top 8 teams made it to regionals.  The winning team will then compete in the national CCDC competition later in April.

Before the competition, our team competed in 3 invitational competitions from October 2018 to January 2019, and was ranked 1st during the invitational competition on Oct 13th, 2018.  They ranked 7th in the regional qualifiers and made it to this year’s regional finals.  Our team joined teams from Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, University of Advancing Technology (UAT), Cal Poly Pomona, UC Irvine, and City College of San Francisco to compete for a spot in the national competition.

This year’s team consists of the following 11 students.  They are guided by faculty from the Computer Science Department (Professors Jun Dai, Yuan Cheng, and Xiaoyan Sun) and supported by ECS Computing Services (Patrick Brannan, Michael Keenan, and ECSCS System Support Intern Elwyn R. Yabut).

Sac State’s CCDC Team:
Fong, Joshua Bradley (Captain)
Cahill, Joel Keith (Vice Captain, SFS student)
Dubble, Nicholas (SFS student)
Roati, Robert Allan
Thibado, Tristan D (SFS student)
Makhnovskiy, Paul
Yabut, Elwyn R
Zapanta Jr, John (SFS student)

CCDC Team Alternates:
Baghdadi, Sason Reza
Cabugwas, Marlon Ray Francisco (SFS student)
Gomez Dawson, Alyce (SFS student)

Associated Schools of Construction Annual Student Competition

Sacramento State construction management students brought home six more pieces of hardware from the 2019 Associated Schools of Construction Annual Student Competition held February 6th through the 9th in Sparks, Nevada, bringing the department's total number of awards since 2008 to 71.

In the Open (national) Division, students took home the top prize in the mechanical category.  In the Region 7 Division, they earned second place in the design build category and third place in the heavy civil category.  Sacramento State students also served on three additional award-winning teams in the Open Division.

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