5-STAR Challenge

                                                                                 March 26th, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  RSVP

@ Cal Poly Pomona, URSA MAJOR AB. 3801 W Temple Ave. Pomona, CA 91768

*Should you have any questions related to the event in the interim, please don’t hesitate to email @ info@cie-socal.org

Sponsorship for STEM and Award Dinner

2017 CIE STEM Presentation 5-Star Challenge Program:

08:30 – 08:45              Arrival at URSA Major AB at Cal Poly Pomonaa, and parking your car in a dedicated spaceb

09:00 – 09:05             Welcome and introduction (CIE – Centennial, Cal Poly Pomona ITE)

09:05 – 09:20              Keynote presentation by Dr. Xudong Jia – Department Chair, Civil      Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona

09:20 – 09:25              Introduction of the Judges

09:25 – 09:30              Announcement of rules (college level and above) and judging criteria

09:30                           Start of the competition and presentation (morning session)

09:30 – 10:30              Group A

10:30 – 10:45              Break

10:45 – 11:45              Group B

11:45 – 12:00              Break and lunch preparation

12:00 – 13:00              Lunch

13:00 – 13:05              Announcement of rules (high school level and under)

13:05                           Start of the competition and presentation (afternoon session)

13:05 – 14:05              Group C

14:05 – 14:20              Break

14:20 – 15:20              Group D

15:20 – 16:00              announcement for future events, and survey passing around the audience for feedback

16:00                           End of Event

Direction and Parking Instruction:

a Event address: 3801 W Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

By Car

From the 210 freeway (east or west)
Take the 210 freeway and follow the junction to the 57 freeway south.  Exit on Temple Avenue and turn right (down the hill). Turn right on South Campus Drive (you should see a large electronic marquee that welcomes visitors), turn left on Kellogg Drive. The parking lots will be on your left.

From the 10 freeway (east or west)
Exit at Kellogg Drive.  Stay in your left lane, you should be on the left side of the large electronic marquee that welcomes visitors.  Follow Kellogg Drive and pass through three intersections. The parking lots will be on your right.

From the 60 freeway traveling east
Follow the junction onto the 57 freeway north. Exit at Temple Avenue and turn left (down the hill). Turn right on South Campus Drive (you should see a large electronic marquee that welcomes visitors), left on Kellogg Drive. The parking lots will be on your left.

From the 60 freeway traveling west
Exit at Diamond Bar Boulevard and turn right. Turn left on Temple Avenue, right on South Campus Drive (you should see a large electronic marquee that welcomes visitors), left on Kellogg Drive. The parking lots will be on your left.


b Parking instruction:

·       All Parking Lot F8, F9, F10 are available for parking

·       $7 Parking permit can be purchased at any Yellow Daily Parking Permit Dispenser where you can pay by credit card.

·       Meeting location is building 35 

2017 5-Star Challenge JUDGES :                                                                                                                            (Ranked in no particular order) 

Dr. Eric Wu

Dr. Wu is the Chief of Groundwater Permitting Unit at the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.  His primary responsibility includes the issuance of Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) permits for land discharges from onsite wastewater treatment system and wastewater treatment plants. Along with the permit issuance, Dr. Wu also manages recycled water use projects. Another significant duty of Dr. Wu is to regulate the in-situ site remediation for soil and groundwater contamination.  Currently Dr. Wu has been leading the design and construction of a centralized wastewater treatment plant in Malibu.Dr. Eric Wu obtained the Master of Science in Engineering from Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and finished his Ph.D. with Professor Joseph Devinny from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USC. Dr. Wu is a California licensed professional engineer.  His experience includes remedial investigation and feasibility study for mitigating soil and groundwater contamination. Dr. Wu was the Chief of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Unit and involved with watershed management and developed many TMDLs for multiple stressors including trash, metals, pesticides, nutrients, chloride, bacteria, and algae for watersheds in the Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.  He also participated in multiple interagency negotiations for TMDL implementation. Dr. has been invited by USC, UCLA, Center of Watershed Management, and conferences to present his experience in developing and implementing TMDLs. Dr. Wu also actively involved with professional associations.  He is the President of the Southern California Chinese American Environmental Protection Association.

Dr. Liping Yan

Dr. Liping Yan is a Technical Specialist in Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). He also serves as a Chief Consultant for Southwest Geotech, Inc. and a Gust Professor for Southwest Jiaotong University.Before he started his career at LADWP in 2008, he had worked for consulting companies for 18 years. He climbed steadily the corporate ladder, from a Staff Engineer, to a Project Engineer, a Senior Engineer, a Principal Engineer and a Vice President of a subsidiary firm of an ENR 500 company, which launched IPO in 2006. He also founded Southwest Geotech, Inc. to provide specialty services in solving difficulty geotechnical and earthquake engineering problems in design and construction of civil works. Liping Yan received B.Eng. Degree in bridge engineering and M.Eng. Degree in geotechnical engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University, China. In 1986, he came to U.S.A. for further study. He earned M.S. and E.D. from California Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. from University of Southern California, all in civil engineering.  Dr. Yan has been actively involved in professional activities and community services. He is a vice president of International Association of Chinese Geotechnical Engineers and a member of Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Committee, Geo-Institute, ASCE. He is also an advisor to Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California (CESASC), International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association - Southern California Chapter, and Overseas Chinese Civil and Structural Engineering Association Dr. Yan is enthusiastic about helping others to achieve their educational and professional dreams. He has been a strong advocate for STEM and LEAP programs.

Dr. Yu Gu

Yu Gu completed her B. S. degree in Meteorology with honor from Peking University, China, in 1984. She received her M.S. from Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences in 1991, and her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000. She was an Assistant Researcher at UCLA from 2001 to 2005, an Associate Researcher from 2005 to 2012, and has been a full Researcher since 2012.Yu Gu is an expert in the field of cloud, atmospheric radiation, aerosol and air pollution, and climate change. She has been serving as Principal Investigators or Co-Investigators for a number of NSF, DOE, and JPL/NASA programs. Based on her research results, she has first-authored and co-authored about 50 referred publications in major atmospheric science journals. Yu Gu has been an Associate Editor of Journal of Meteorological Research since 2014, and a regular reviewer for many professional journals. She is also active in reviewing proposals for a number of funding agencies, including NSF, DOE, and NASA. To promote academic exchange and collaboration, she has also organized and hosted numerous international conferences in the atmospheric science field.In recognition of her academic achievements, Yu Gu received the UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, the American Geophysical Union Outstanding Student Paper Award, and the "Jacob A. Bjerknes Memorial Award" in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Recently, she was conferred the Alan Berman Research Publication Award by the Department of the Navy.

Dr. Yutao He

Dr. Yutao He is a Senior Research Technologist at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) leading technology development in innovative avionics systems for future space exploration missions. Dr. He is also an adjunct faculty member at UCLA and CSU-LA. At JPL, Dr. He has mentored over 50 interns from Caltech, UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, UCI, CalPoly, Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Harvey Mudd Collage, etc. Since November 2011, he has been Coach Yutao in Science Olympiad Team of Dana Middle School in Arcadia, California. Dr. He is currently President/co-founder of LEAP Career Development Forum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to career development and professional growth of Asian Americans. Dr. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Dr. Jay Yoshinaga

Jay’s professional career started in 1984 working for Rockwell International which is now the Boeing Company.  His 33 career has spanned many different programs (e.g. B-1B bomber, Space Shuttle, Delta IV rockets, 787 Dreamliner, to mention a few).   He has held many senior management positions while in aerospace which included: Program Manager, Engineering Director, Chief Engineer and Site Chief Engineer.  He has also served as CIE Board Member.

After work Jay enjoys: Fishing, hunting, welding, hobby machining, car building, guitar building, long walks, watching sunsets, playing with dogs, and watching old movies.

Joan Wada

Joan Wada is a Technical Fellow at the Boeing Company, where she has had an extensive engineering career in the defense industry, authoring 17 awarded patents of Next Generation Inertial Measurement Unit instruments. Her focus is on developing new innovative technologies, integrating and implementing strategies for new business growth, and enhancing customer relationships. She is a key contributor to improvements to Submarine Acoustic Detection on the P-8A Anti-Submarine Warfare program, Guidance and Control on the Minuteman III Missile program, and various other satellite and defense programs. Joan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Irvine, and a Master of Business Administration from the California State University, San Bernardino.

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