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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 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.

Cal Poly Engineering Students Assist NASA MarCO CubeSat Flight to Mars

Mar 15, 2018

Twin communications satellites will relay data from InSight to Earth in historic mission

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two briefcase-size satellites that underwent testing and preparation at Cal Poly will travel to Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday in conjunction with an historic NASA mission to Mars that is scheduled to launch in May.

Cal Poly and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Welcome California High School Students to Compete in Statewide Cybersecurity Challenge

Mar 14, 2018

Event set for June 22-25 at California Cyber Training Complex in San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO — As part of California’s continued leadership in strengthening career pathways for cybersecurity, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and Cal Poly today announced the 2018 California Cyber Innovation Challenge, set for June 22-25. Twenty teams of high school students will compete at the California Cyber Training Complex (CCTC) in San Luis Obispo, California, on June 23-25, following a cybersecurity workforce development summit Friday, June 22.  

Cal Poly’s Design Village Competition Moves to Earth Day Weekend, April 20-22

Mar 14, 2018

College of Architecture and Environmental Design Will Also Offer Numerous Events During Open House Weekend April 13-14

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A temporary city of unique, student-built shelters will spring up in Poly Canyon over Earth Day weekend, hosted by Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

One of the college’s largest and most-anticipated events, the annual Design Village competition draws hundreds of students to participate in Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy as they design, build and inhabit structures in Poly Canyon. 

Cal Poly Professor Recognized as Journalism Educator of the Year

Mar 13, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The California Journalism and Media Affiliates recently named Brady Teufel, Cal Poly Journalism Department assistant chair and associate professor, as the 2018 Journalism Educator of the Year 4-Year Division.

Cal Poly Open House Recital Set for April 14

Mar 12, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present an Open House Recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

The recital, featuring both instrumentalists and vocalists, is one of many scheduled events for Cal Poly’s 25th annual Open House.

Cal Poly Meats Team Wins Norm Eggen Championship Cup at Cured Meats Competition

Mar 12, 2018

The Cal Poly Meats Team brought home the Norm Eggen Championship Cup at the California Association of Meat Processors’ annual Cured Meats Competition, held Feb. 23-25 at UC Davis.

The students competed in the collegiate class of 25 entries including UC Davis, Chico State and Fresno State. With its win, Cal Poly broke UC Davis’ five-year winning streak for the championship cup, named for former Cal Poly meats lecturer Norm Eggen, who taught in the 1970s and ’80s.


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