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Cal Poly Coalition Aims to Make the University a National Leader in Research, Training in Ethical Technology

Oct 7, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly researchers have formed an interdisciplinary coalition that aims to work together in order to create the standards and become a key provider of training in the growing field of ethical technology, with the hope of becoming a leading university and example in what they are defining as a new profession and academic field.

Cal Poly Solar Plant Receives EPA Sustainability Honor

Oct 7, 2020


The university, which has aims to become a net-zero carbon campus by 2050,
also received two state honors for planning innovations 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s commitment to environmental sustainability, as it marches toward a carbon-neutral future, was recognized with a trio of national and state awards.

Cal Poly is among only six organizations nationwide to receive a Leadership Award for direct project engagement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The awards were presented in late September.

Cal Poly School of Education Professor Honored with CSU Faculty Innovation, Leadership Award

Oct 6, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO -- Megan Guise, professor in Cal Poly’s School of Education, has been honored with the Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award by the California State University. She was recognized for her continuous record of innovative and successful projects that promote the success of all stakeholders in the School of Education and in the larger K-12 communities in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

Cal Poly Senior Project and HotHouse Startup Leads to Device That Could Save Thousands of Mothers’ Lives

Oct 6, 2020


System that treats postpartum bleeding receives FDA clearance

The Jada device helps the uterus perform its natural function after childbirth. (Photo courtesy of Alydia Health)

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nine years after he started a senior project to treat post-partum hemorrhaging, Davis Carlin recently learned that his device had been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, a crucial step that could save the lives of tens of thousands of women worldwide.

Cal Poly Researchers Seek Model for Practical Solutions to Climate Crisis on the Central Coast

Oct 5, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A team of Cal Poly researchers is launching an effort to coordinate and develop practical local solutions to the unique environmental challenges facing the Central Coast due to the climate crisis.

Cal Poly Professor Releases New Roadmap for AI and Policing Ethics Research

Oct 5, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly philosophy Professor Ryan Jenkins and University of Florida professor Duncan Purves have released a 30-page report, “Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Predictive Policing: A Roadmap for Research,” funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Cal Poly Seeks to Transform, Expand Access to Cybersecurity in California

Oct 2, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly is working to develop research and training programs at the intersection of cybersecurity technology and ethics — and increase collaborations with leading firms and agencies in the fields — to address the challenge of access to technology and build the university’s reputation as a leader in cybersecurity research and training.

Cal Poly Virtual Music Faculty Showcase Set for Oct. 23

Oct 1, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO-  The Cal Poly Music Department will present a virtual Music Faculty Showcase and post-recital discussion at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. 

“The recital, which is part of Cal Poly’s Mustang Family Week, is a fun opportunity for our faculty to collaborate and to demonstrate the breadth of talent across our teaching studios,” said recital coordinator Christopher J. Woodruff. “There will be a live Q&A session with faculty immediately following the recital.” 

Cal Poly Aims to Improve Health Equity Through New Institute

Sep 30, 2020


Women and Infants Mobile

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A group of Cal Poly faculty members is aiming to create the Cal Poly Institute for Community Health Training and Research to work with community partners in mobilizing a social movement to improve community health and promote health equity in California and beyond.

Cal Poly Study Finds Changes in Bird Songs in San Francisco During COVID-19 Shutdown

Sep 24, 2020


White-crowned sparrows’ songs in the Bay Area were softer but led to better communication during the early days of the pandemic.

white-crowned sparrow

SAN LUIS OBISPO — When the roads emptied of traffic in March and April because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bay Area residents reported hearing more birds. They were halfway right.

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