Engineering Majors Engaged in
August 14, 2003 :: No. 19
Loureen Gomez of Riverside, a senior civil
engineering major, and Santa Fe Springs resident Christopher Tuason,
a junior electrical engineering major, are spending the summer as
Cal State Fullerton interns at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
in Des Plains, Ill. They two undergraduates are part of
a program to increase minority participation in natural gas-related
research and development programs at GTI.
Cal State Fullerton is the only university west of
the Mississippi chosen to participate in the program’s inaugural
year. The other six institutions in the program are located in the
Gomez has been working on a research project involving
the use of lasers, rather than drills, for digging, as well as a
project involving liquefied natural gas. Tuason is working on capacitive
tomography used to locate plastic piping underground.
GTI is a leading research, development and training
organization serving energy markets. Its research and deployment
division offers expertise in gas supply, gas pipeline integrity,
gas distribution and construction operations, plus gas-use efficiency
and environmental issues.
||Dave Reid of Public Affairs at 657-278-4855
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