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Cal Poly Launches Faculty Expert Guide

Oct 2, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has launched a faculty expert guide to serve as a resource for members of the news media looking to connect with world-class experts on a wide variety of issues.

Cal Poly Names 2019 Susan Currier Visiting Professor for Teaching Excellence

Oct 2, 2019



SAN LUIS OBISPO — For its 2019 Susan Currier Visiting Professorship for Teaching Excellence, Cal Poly has selected a Colgate University associate professor who teaches educational and women’s studies.

Cal Poly Choirs Preview New Season on Oct. 26 with ‘Cry Out!’

Sep 27, 2019



SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs will present a season preview concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church.

Titled “Cry Out,” the concert celebrates the choral tradition of passionate and powerful singing, said Scott Glysson, director of choral activities. Choral music is full of bold exclamations of faith, love, fear, hope and a wide variety of human emotions.  

Cal Poly Music Faculty Members Showcase Their Expertise in Recital on Oct. 25

Sep 27, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly students will have a chance to see their instructors perform at the Faculty Showcase Recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

Cal Poly Biology Student Receives CSU Trustees’ Award and $6,000 Scholarship

Sep 26, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly biology senior who overcame childhood homelessness and dyslexia to pursue a career in science has received a 2019 California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Cal Poly, Saucelito Canyon and Wine History Project Team up to Build Pavilion Structure Traveling Exhibit

Sep 24, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Students from Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) have teamed with The Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County and Saucelito Canyon Vineyard to build an educational pavilion in the heart of the Edna Valley.

Cal Poly’s New Director of Jazz Studies to Give Recital with Guests on Oct. 18

Sep 23, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Arthur White, Cal Poly’s new director of jazz studies, will perform a jazz saxophone recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. 

The program will feature the world premiere of his first long-form jazz work, “Pictures of the Heartland.”

Cal Poly Students Set American Collegiate Speed Record with Human-Powered Vehicle

Sep 17, 2019


Engineering students’ year-long project shatters 27-year-old mark at international competition in Nevada


SAN LUIS OBISPO — On its last possible run, a human-powered vehicle created by a team of Cal Poly engineering students broke the American collegiate speed record Saturday, setting a mark that hadn’t been bested in nearly three decades.

The new record, 63.68 mph, was set during the 20th annual World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, held Sept. 8-13.

Cal Poly Floral Design Team Wins First Overall in National Competition

Sep 13, 2019


Cal Poly’s Floral Design Team took home three first-place awards from the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) National Student Competition, held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas in July.

Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering Professor and Computer Engineering Student Help Cambodian High School’s Quest to Launch Nation’s First CubeSat

Sep 13, 2019


The pair spent 10 days developing and testing a ground station that can communication with orbiting satellites


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A two-person team from Cal Poly helped the Cambodian space program get off the ground in August.

The pair traveled to the capital city of Phnom Penh to assist a group of high school seniors, with the goal to install and test the students’ ground station for tracking satellites — not to launch a national program. But they were happy to play a role in the potentially history-making student project as well as the bigger picture of lifting the nation into orbit.

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