Professor for A Day

February 24, 2016

ECS Week 2016 included the annual Professor for a Day event, held on Wednesday, February 24. Twenty one guests, 14 of which are CSUF alumni, shared their expertise and career insight in the engineering and technology professions.

Guests and Dean’s List students also participated an invitation-only keynote luncheon held at the Fullerton Marriott, featuring alumna, Mona C. Simpson (’87), Director of Site Services & Manufacturing Support with Boeing’s Shared Services Group Supplier Management and recipient of the 2015 Vision & Visionaries Distinguished Alumna award. Simpson presented on “Satellite Orbits and Operations.”

The event is held during National Engineers Week to promote a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers.

Guest Professors:

Fred Alexander, President, Alexander Consulting Gp, LLC

Yousef Alinaghian '75, ’77, President, CRC CLOUD

Bob Berenguer '88, Vice President, KPRS

Edith Bowdish '93, Federal Government, Federal Aviation Administration

Kevin Carnino, CEO (retired), Mercury Defense Systems

Pete Fiacco '91, VP/ COO, MobileMoney Inc.

Caecilia Gotama '82, ’86 Owner, PSPF Holdings. LLC

Chris Harrington

Howard Lam '79, Vice President / Managing Principal, Brandow & Johnston, Inc.

Jennifer Lewis, Director, C2 & TRS LLC Engineering, Thales-Raytheon Systems Company

Chacphet Limsakoune, Principal Engineer, Edwards Lifesciences

George Mansour '05, Director of R&D, Becton Dickinson

Kyle Minamide ’10, Packaging Engineer, Applied Medical

Richard Pana '09, Design Engineer, Hartwell Corp.

Sean Peasley '88, Principal, Deloitte

William Purpura 76, '79, '83, Managing Partner, Dargon Development

J.R. Richardson, Sr. Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon

David Silver, Product Development Lead Engineer, Alcoa Fastening Systems and Rings

Steven Soria '00, Senior Software Engineer, IBM

Olivia Stella '08, '10, Panasonic Avionics

Faisal Zahlout '97, Senior Vice President, SYRUSA Engineering, Inc.