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A sign that reads “OMRON COLAB: This classroom & Laboratory made possible through the generous support of Omron Corporation. Dedicated February 10, 2020 California State University, Chico.”

Omron gifts $830,00 to upgrade Chico State’s Mechatronics Laboratory

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

Chico State’s administration and members from Omron Automation Americas gathered at Plumas Hall to cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Omron CoLab on Feb. 10.  The CoLab is a brand new collaborative...

Baja Club students working on their car. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Baja Club Stays Low in Plumas

Julian Mendoza // October 7, 2019

Every Monday and Wednesday, dozens of students arrive in the parking lot located in Plumas Hall, discussing, experimenting, engineering and getting their hands dirty on the old version of their car for...

Memorial planned for student

Memorial planned for student

Natalie Hanson // April 9, 2018

Services will be held for student Kyle LaForce this weekend, after his sudden death due to seizure.Kyle Joshua Harte La Force was a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. La Force lived with juvenile...

Alan Bond, outside the O’Connell Technology Center. Photo courtesy Sam Palandech, Chico State College of Engineering.

Construction management professor named outstanding educator

Josh Cozine // February 1, 2018

Earlier this month, Alan Bond, Chico State Professor of Construction Management, received the award for outstanding educator by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America.The award was received...

Photo credit: David Molina

Focusing on the right majors

Jeff Guzman and David Molina // November 11, 2016

The stigma against math extends far beyond the realm of high school nightmares and exams. One in three Americans feels anxiety when faced with solving a math equation, according to a study by the organization...

Butte College overview of solar panels. Photo credit: www.dpr.com

Butte students help create sustainable energy

Kayla Fitzgerald // April 3, 2016

Butte County is striving to meet 2020 emissions goals with help from a team of college students. The Butte College Math Engineering Science Achievement program, also known as MESA, is a group of students...

Niels Thomas, president of International Accounting Honors Association said that the accounting program is demanding. Photo credit: George Johnston

Students find success after graduation

February 2, 2016

Various departments at Chico State harbor tools that help create successful graduates. The backbone of the campus is the faculty, student organizations, atmosphere and the diverse avenues in which one...

The physics department recently received an update to its technology in the form of lasers and optic systems. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

$130,000 award funds new equipment for physics department

December 1, 2015

Within the past seven years, lasers and optics systems for the labs in the physics department have been transformed with the aid of several awards. Dr. Anna Petrova-Mayor, associate professor in the physics...

Victoria Goernert, a senior civil engineering major (fifth from the right), has participated in the Steel Bridge Competition for the past two years. Photo courtesy of Victoria Goernert.

Senior Spotlight: Student engineers promising future

Nicole Santos // April 12, 2015

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Burj Khalifa in Dubai caught Victoria Goernert’s eye in an instant. “I’ve always marveled at bridges and large buildings and how they were...

Kailee Delongchamp, a junior civil engineer, teaches the kids how to make a soup bubble. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Imagineer Day inspires young students to become engineers

Joe Silva // March 29, 2015

For six hours on Saturday, local elementary school students blew bubbles, raced cars and built lasers at the third annual Imagineer Day. The event, which was put on by Chico State's Society of Women...

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