New courses, equipment to advance Engineering Department

April 19, 2017

By Steven Adamo The Engineering Department is currently developing an advanced manufacturing course that will provide students with the skills required to become highly competitive in the workforce. “Advanced manufacturing is using current technology to its fullest,” Kamyar Khashayar, assistant professor and director of the Engineering Department, said. “What has changed is we have new technology to manufacture things.” The East Los Angeles College lab is equipped with laser scanners…

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STEM to receive $6 million grant

By Rogelio Alvarez The East Los Angeles College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program will implement new additions to their programs after receiving a $6 million grant. The STEM program was awarded the Jardin de Stem grant from the United States Department of Education in October. The grant will allocate $1.2 million per year for five years and will help fund peer mentorships, supplemental instruction for STEM-related subjects, reading…

March 2, 2017
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CAOT fundraises $500 for breast cancer awareness

November 22, 2016

By Felipe Rodriguez The Computer Applications and Office Technologies club is one of East Los Angeles college’s newest clubs. Within the small time frame that the CAOT club has been around they’re already putting together events. The CAOT club began last spring with a small group of students and gained more members within the following semesters. Within the initial semester that the club began, Professor Ann Mahrenholz stepped in to…

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Educational summit introduces career opportunities, advancement programs

By Rogelio Alvarez and Amber Paramo The Community Economic Development (CED) Summit presented internships, apprenticeships and vocational skill training to students and community who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The summit took place on March 13 at East Los Angeles College in the G3 Arts Foyer Room.​ It was a chance for students and the community to build connections with professionals working in related fields. The goal of…

March 15, 2015
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Technology diminishes social skills

By Justice Yman Gordon Most young people today seem to be more comfortable with talking to someone through a screen rather than face-to-face. Social media affects the youth the most and it’s going to get worse. The new-found way of socializing through technology rather than in real life will get people nowhere. Some parents are losing their children to a world of irrelevant media. As a parent, keeping your child…

December 19, 2014
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Technology dominates students’ social life

May 16, 2014

By Margarita Cancino East Los Angeles College and many other schools including high schools, middle schools and even elementary schools are seeing less socializing going on physically and more socializing going on with electronic devices in hand. Most people learn more information about a person with looking at another person’s social network. Students today are so worried about self-promotion that they are likely to post what they believe others would…

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Elans need to stay on top of technology

By Brian Villaba If you are having trouble keeping up with the waves of mobile technology, you better catch up.  If you don’t, you will be a dinosaur in a digital world. According to mashable.com, mobile commerce is expected to increase to $31 billion by 2016. In 2010 mobile commerce was $3 billion.  That is more than a 100 percent increase in six years.  There are some major implications from…

April 25, 2012
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Technological advances hurt students rather than help

By Erik Luna Technology has shined its light on a large majority of our lives, but it might not be the best for student’s education. Sure, technology has made our lives easier, with the Internet and smart phones coming in to save the day, but it doesn’t always make life easier. I took Math 227 last semester. Within the first week, I got my book and math XL code, a program…

March 8, 2012
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Millennials should take the leap of faith

By Brian Villalba Millennials have a tough, uphill road ahead to graduation. If you were born from 1982-2003 then you are considered of the Millennial generation. A very common stereotype is that Millennials are lacking in dedication, ambition and  are self-centered and disrespectful. Part of this may not be undeserved, but like any stereotype it does not apply to the entire generation. This is a serious problem that college grads face, as…

March 8, 2012
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Engineers celebrates a ‘night of sciences’

By Jorge Lopez Noche de Ciencias, or night of sciences, is the wrap up of a week long celebration of engineers known as E-week. Students along with their parents filled the foyer of the auditorium Friday evening as the engineering club held the event. Other events throughout the week included guest speaker Juan Jose, former president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the relocation of a sundial monument to the…

March 1, 2012
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