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Cal Poly Announces Grant to Improve Access for Low-Income California Students and Increase Campus Diversity

Feb 7, 2018


Proposed new fee for out-of-state students would fund the Cal Poly Opportunity Grant

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly today announced the proposal of a new grant that seeks to improve the quality of the university’s Learn by Doing education by increasing diversity and creating an intercultural experience that prepares all students for success in an ever-diverse world. 

The Cal Poly Opportunity Grant proposal would provide financial assistance for high-achieving, low-income California students who meet Cal Poly’s rigorous academic admission requirements but can’t afford to attend the university.

By serving a greater cross-section of California residents, the university will work toward its goal of increasing diversity on campus and enhancing the quality of education and career readiness for all Cal Poly students.

Cal Poly Launches World’s First University-Based Cloud Innovation Center Powered by Amazon Web Services

Oct 19, 2017


The Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub powered by AWS will address public sector technology challenges with proven innovation methods

 SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Through a strategic relationship, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), one of the nation’s top masters-level universities, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), will today launch the Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub powered by AWS (DT-Hub). The DT-Hub has been created to accelerate digital transformation in the government, education and nonprofit sectors through the application of cloud technologies.

Cal Poly Named Best in the West by U.S. News for 25th Straight Year

Sep 13, 2017


College of Engineering Also Lauded in Publication’s 2018 Annual Best Colleges Guidebook

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — For the 25th consecutive year, Cal Poly has been named the best public, master’s-level university in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook.

The 2018 guidebook lists Cal Poly in 11th place overall in the West for regional universities.

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Cal Poly Receives CSU-Record $110M Gift from Alumnus William L. Frost

Jul 18, 2017


Donation, among the largest ever in California public higher education, will transform the College of Science and Mathematics’ undergraduate research program

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Demonstrating unprecedented support for the nation’s largest public university system and specifically for undergraduate research, California State University alumni William and Linda Frost have given a CSU-record $110 million to Cal Poly’s College of Science and Mathematics.

The gift is among the largest ever to public higher education in California.

Campus Dining Supports Students Through the One Million Acts of Good Movement

Feb 21, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Campus Dining, in cooperation with The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Cheerios, will participate on March 1 in the One Million Acts of Good movement by creating healthy food boxes to support students in need.

A partnership between Cheerios and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, One Million Acts of Good is a national movement aimed at inspiring kind acts and encouraging good deeds. As one of only 50 universities selected in the nation, Cal Poly will participate in the campaign and take another step at eliminating campus hunger.

Cal Poly Announces Associate Vice President for Information Technology

Feb 21, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has named Alison Robinson as associate vice president for information technology.

Robinson will serve as second-in-command to Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Bill Britton, directing daily operations for Cal Poly's Information Technology Services (ITS) division. Robinson will start at Cal Poly on Feb. 28.

Robinson brings more than 20 years of higher education and information technology expertise to Cal Poly, including five years as associate vice president and deputy chief information officer for the University of Maryland – College Park.

Cal Poly Packaging and Design Students Stand Out Among the World’s Best at Global Competition

Feb 21, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Teams of Cal Poly packaging, business, and design students received two of the top three awards at the 2017 World Packaging Organisation (WPO) WorldStar International Packaging Design Student Competition that featured innovative package designs from university students from more than two dozen nations.

In addition, two other Cal Poly teams received WorldStar Student Certificates of Merit given to the next 10 highest scoring entries.

New Program Led by Cal Poly and University at Buffalo Researchers Aims to Help Women in STEM Overcome Gender Discrimination

Feb 20, 2018


Cal Poly professor uses case study method to help students prepare for bias, inequity

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Cal Poly Choirs’ Winter Concert Explores the Theme of Light on March 17

Feb 15, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs’ winter concert, “Lux Perpetua,” is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Cal Poly Symphony to Feature Student Soloists and Stockdale High School Symphony Orchestra at Winter Concert March 16

Feb 15, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The talents of student soloists will be showcased and celebrated at the Cal Poly Symphony’s Winter Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. In addition, the Stockdale High School Symphony Orchestra from Bakersfield will perform as a featured guest ensemble.

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