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.”
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.
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.
Sep 12, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present a faculty lecture-recital on Robert Schumann’s “Myrthen,” Op. 25, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.
Sep 10, 2019
Human-Powered Vehicle Club competes this week at the 20th annual World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Nevada
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A team of Cal Poly mechanical engineering students has headed to Nevada, where they think the bicycle they designed and built can top a record-breaking speed of more than 61 mph.
Cal Poly’s Human-Powered Vehicle Club has been around since 1978, but this is the first time they’ve built a vehicle specifically to break the 61.3 mph American collegiate record.
Cal Poly is California’s Top Public-Masters University, According to Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rankings
Sep 10, 2019
Fourth annual list also names Cal Poly among the nation’s Top 50 Public Universities
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has been named the best master’s-level public university in California and is in the top 50 public universities in the U.S. in the recently released Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
The WSJ/THE rankings emphasize how well a college or university will prepare students for life after graduation. Among 801 colleges and universities ranked across the nation. Cal Poly placed No. 193 overall — up 19 spots from last year.
Sep 6, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — For engineering students, all-nighters and long hours in labs can be seen as a badge of honor, said Andrew Danowitz, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department.
But that drive to excess is one of the many factors that can impact mental wellness.
“As an undergraduate and graduate student, I viewed academic success as a key part of my identity,” he said. “And I witnessed many people – peers and myself – burn out trying to achieve academic perfection.”
$5 Million NSF Award Will Strengthen Local Community College Pipeline to Cal Poly College of Engineering and Increase Student Diversity
Sep 6, 2019
University partners with Santa Maria’s Hancock College and SLO’s Cuesta College to provide scholarships to 100 transfer students planning to study engineering
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A $5 million National Science Foundation award will help increase diversity in engineering by strengthening the pipeline from two area community colleges to Cal Poly’s College of Engineering.
The NSF S-STEM ENGAGE grant will increase access to engineering careers for low-income, academically talented students with a demonstrated financial need.
Sep 5, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Music Department will host guest artist Diane White-Clayton for a lecture-recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.
Titled “The Many Colors of Spirituals,” White-Clayton’s presentation will be a musical journey of Afro-American spirituals as they made their way from the plantation to the concert stage.