E&T Family

2020 Luncheon with ELAC's President, Dr. Rodriguez

2020 Luncheon with ELAC's President, Dr. Rodriguez

Brian Vasquez and his wife

Missed BUT NOT Forgotten

Brian Vasquez

Last year (2017) our E&T ELAC transfer alumni, CSULA mechanical engineering graduate, Engineering Club Advisor, Adjunct, and Career Technical Education Engineering & Technologies Department Liaison left the State of CA to help support his wife’s (Mrs. Maria Vasquez) pursuit towards a higher degree, a doctorate degree in Chemistry at THEEEE Ohio State University. Mr. Vasquez was highly instrumental in helping us achieve a structured engineering club whose pillars include SHPE’s objectives. Mr. Vazquez taught engineering and technology courses at ELAC for over six years and was a recent recipient of a 2015 Educator of the Year which was presented to him at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Annual STAR Award Program which took place in November 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been involved with the Engineering Club and SHPE since his time as an engineering student while attending ELAC. He was the Engineering Club advisor and the faculty member responsible for inspiring several engineering students at ELAC to spearhead an efficient engineering club management system. The management plan consists of student leadership program to train young engineering student professional traits. His motivation and timeless effort to make accessible to students engineering clubs from all disciplines is one of the main reasons why the E&T department now hosts several clubs. Clubs such as American Society of Mechanical Engineering and their Human Powered Vehicle Competition design team, Women Engineers (WE), Mexican American Engineers & Scientist (MAES), ELAC Robotics and their robotic design Team, Engineering Surveying Society (ES2), Geo-Huskies, and the Bio-Medical Engineering Club. E&T students have gained the confidence to lead and inspire others to lead. Mr. Vazquez’s management plan and the student’s ability to implement the plan is why the E&T department is unique and special when compared to other engineering department across other community colleges. We are grateful and blessed to have had Mr. Vazquez as part of the E&T family and we look forward to his future academic and career achievements for both him and his wife.