Cal Poly students help disabled people find a new kind of freedom through kayaking in the Cal Poly Adapted Paddling Program. Recently, the group unveiled a new Adapted Paddle Launch Vehicle, a device designed and built by Kinesiology and Engineering students that helps wheelchair users get into their kayaks.
After powerful earthquakes rocked Haiti and Chile this year, the world took action. Among those rushing to the disaster sites were three Cal Poly professors who lent their expertise to studying the effects and learning to better prepare for and respond to such catastrophes.
He may only be our interim president, but Robert Glidden brings a background that seems tailor made for Cal Poly. Glidden’s personal and professional biography reflects many of the keystones of Cal Poly’s broad academic palette. Plus, there’s his service in higher education administration that culminated in 10 years as president of Ohio University.
Some Cal Poly students launch their own businesses while they’re earning their degrees. Business sophomore Leah Post started even earlier: when she was still in high school. The company she co-founded, Brandini Toffee, is going strong – and recently notched an appearance on The Food Network’s “Chef vs. City” show.