Student Resources

COVID-19 Interim Impacts on CSU Undergraduate Admissions Policies and Practices

The California State University (CSU) system is taking all necessary steps to mitigate the disruptions caused by COVID-19 while ensuring the health and safety for our students, faculty, staff and communities. With the COVID-19 pandemic it has become necessary to adjust some CSU admission requirements and prior guidance to incoming students for fall 2020 and beyond.

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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program

This program is designed to assist students with economic, linguistic, and educational disadvantages enroll and succeed in higher education. Our services facilitate the successful completion of their academic goals.

Link: http://elac.edu/Student-Services/EOPS

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program
(source: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517)

Link: https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp

The MESA program at ELAC

The MESA program at ELAC enables educationally disadvantaged students to prepare for and graduate from a four-year college or university with a math-based degree in areas such as engineering, the sciences, computer science, and mathematics. Through MESA students develop academic and leadership skills, increase educational performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete professionally. MESA has particular interest in and focuses on students from those groups who historically have had the lowest levels of attainment to four-year and graduate level programs. By closing this achievement gap, MESA students and graduates will be better able to make significant contributions to the socioeconomic well-being of their families and their communities

Link: http://elac.edu/Academics/Programs/MESA.

Universities classified as "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity"

These universities have a very high level of both research activity and per capita in such research activity, using aggregate data to determine both measurements. In other words, these institutions provide a lot of resources for research and have a lot of people conducting research at their respective institution (source: wikipedia)

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_research_universities_in_the_United_States.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Employment of architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 113,300 new jobs are projected to be added. Most of the projected job growth in this group is in the engineer occupations, as their services will be in demand in various areas such as rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics.

The median annual wage for architecture and engineering occupations was $80,170 in May 2018. The median annual wages for all occupations in this group was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy, which was $38,640
(source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/home.htm).