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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.

Beekeeping Experts to Speak on Honey Bee Sustainability Nov. 1 and 8 at Cal Poly

Oct 20, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two experts in bee sustainability will speak at Cal Poly in a two-part mini-series titled “Successful Beekeeping in Today’s Environment.” The program is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Center for Sustainability and Farmer Experiential Education and Development (FEED) program. It will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. two consecutive Wednesdays, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly Architecture Students to Exhibit Furniture Designs in 14th Annual Show Nov. 3-4

Oct 20, 2017


 SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly is co-hosting the 14th annual Vellum Furniture Design Exhibition, a juried competition of hundreds of original furniture designs, in downtown San Luis Obispo on Nov. 3-4.

Vellum Design Build, a San Luis Obispo design-and-build firm, and Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) team up to sponsor the annual competition that asks students to conceive and construct projects that range from tables and chairs to light fixtures, toys and other furniture design solutions.

Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach Will Open for Public Tours on Oct. 28

Oct 20, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Community members are invited to bring the whole family and tour the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 28.

The fall open house will feature hands-on touch tanks full of live marine creatures, microscopes for viewing ultra-small sea creatures and many more interactive displays. Kids can put their face in the water and breathe through a scuba respirator, learn why whales migrate and find out what a “red tide” is.

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Cal Poly CIE’s SLO HotHouse Incubator Program Graduates Six Startup Companies

Oct 17, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Six companies with more than two dozen employees and $1.8 million in venture capital have completed the SLO HotHouse Incubator program, a Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) program devoted to taking businesses from startup to sustainable.

Cal Poly Bands Begin Season of ‘Earth and Sky’ at Bandfest Concert Nov. 12

Oct 12, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 300 students will perform at Cal Poly’s annual Bandfest at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Cal Poly Teams Place in National Student Packaging Design Competition

Oct 12, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Four interdisciplinary Cal Poly student teams were among the top award winners at the Paperboard Packaging Alliance 2017 Student Design Challenge, announced at PackExpo, an annual packaging industry conference held Sept. 25-27 in Las Vegas.

Cal Poly Accounting Club Raises $5,400 for Jack’s Helping Hand

Oct 4, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Accounting Club donated $5,400 to Jack’s Helping Hand, a Central Coast nonprofit organization that provides assistance and programs to children with cancer and special needs.

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