Three faculty members in California State University, Northridge’s College of Engineering and Computer Science are being recognized this month by the Engineers Council for their contributions to the fields of engineering and computer science.
The faculty members, professors Nagi El Naga, George Youssef and Shahnam Mirzaei–will be honored at the 59th annual Engineers Council Awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City.
“I am delighted that the Engineers Council is recognizing the outstanding contributions of our faculty with these awards during National Engineers Week 2014,” said S.K. Ramesh, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. “Our hearty congratulations to all of them on these well-deserved recognitions.”
Both Naga, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Youssef, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will be receiving the Distinguished Engineering Educator Awards. Recipients of this award are being honored for their outstanding professional qualities and have a top reputation for engineering education and leadership that spans a career.
Mirzaei, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Merit Award. Mirzaei is being honored because of his work in electrical engineering during this past year.
Cal State Northridge’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is home to several nationally recognized programs through which students work alongside faculty members and industry professionals on cutting edge research. The college offers a variety of ABET accredited undergraduate degree programs and contemporary graduate degree programs in engineering and computer science. The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) also recognized it for having the nation’s fastest growing undergraduate engineering program in 2010.