Our world is made better every day by the "thingies" that we use to enhance our lives. These "thingies," from the automatic alarm clock that gets us up to the remote control to turn off the TV at night, are thought up by engineers, created by engineers and built by engineers.
CSU Channel Islands has identified a hole in the fabric of engineering. There are not enough qualified folks in the field to meet the booming needs in our county. So they have proposed creation of an engineering school on campus. Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, embraced the idea and made it one of her priorities. Initial startup funding of $500,000 has made it through the first cut of the state budget deal.