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Cal Poly Ranks Second Nationally in Study Abroad Survey

Nov 18, 2020


University is lauded for total numbers of students and is best U.S. master’s-level school among students studying abroad on mid-length programs 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly students are increasingly opting to study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s annual statistical survey of U.S. campuses for the 2018-19 academic year.

Five Cal Poly Architecture Seniors Earn Honors at Steel Design National Competition

Nov 12, 2020


Students were singled out among some 900 counterparts from more than 50 universities in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two teams of Cal Poly architectural engineering and architecture students earned honorable mentions in a national steel design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Cal Poly Study Shows Noise and Light Alter Bird Reproduction

Nov 12, 2020


Landmark study seen as first step toward a larger goal of developing a sensitivity index for human-generated light and noise among North American bird species as human impacts — including climate change — affects species’ success amid decades of population declines

The northern cardinal has a relatively low frequency song and delayed breeding in response to noise pollution, according to a new landmark Cal Poly study

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Looking for a bird’s-eye view of human impact? A new Cal Poly study published in the journal Nature provides the most comprehensive picture yet of how human noise and light pollution affect birds throughout North America, including how these factors may interact with or mask the impacts of climate change.

Cal Poly to Launch Initiative Tackling Issues, Envisioning Smart Communities

Nov 10, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A team of Cal Poly faculty members have begun work to pilot the Smart Campus Initiative with the use of a digital twin for Cal Poly’s campus. A digital twin is a virtual representation of an area, which uses real-time data to enable better understanding of the area and its constituents and provide that information for informed decision-making on issues including campus space management, student activities, and classroom scheduling.

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Wins 19 National Awards

Nov 3, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Mustang Media Group, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run integrated media organization, recently won 19 national awards at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and the College Media Association (CMA) virtual awards ceremony. 

Cal Poly Named Amazon Web Services Authorized Training Partner

Oct 29, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Training Partner Program, which enables authorized instructors at the university to deliver training developed by AWS.

Cal Poly School of Education Awarded $2.1 Million Grant to Prepare, Support Local Educators in Special Education, Bilingual Education

Oct 29, 2020


A bilingual teaching credential candidate teaching in the classroom. (Photo was taken prior to the Coronavirus pandemic).

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly team of faculty and staff members in the School of Education has been awarded a $2.1 million Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Cal Poly’s Teaching for Inclusivity and Equity Residency (TIER) project.

Cal Poly Joins National Alliance to Develop a More Inclusive, Diverse STEM Faculty

Oct 29, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has joined Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, a three-year institutional effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices. 

Cal Poly’s Vista Grande Dining Complex Opens with Seven Dining Venues, Neighborhood Market

Oct 28, 2020


Innovative design leads to LEED Gold certification for new facility

Vista Grande Dining Complex

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has opened its newest dining venue, a $39 million complex that will feed the campus community for decades and help reduce the university’s carbon footprint. 

Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute Hosts 400 Middle School and High School Students at Virtual California Cyber Innovation Challenge

Oct 16, 2020


Two Southern California high schools were top finishers among nearly 80 teams from throughout the state

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two teams from Southern California high schools earned top honors at the fourth annual California Cyber Innovation Challenge — the cybersecurity championship for the Golden State — that was hosted earlier in October by Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI).

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