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Media Advisory: Twenty High School Teams from California to Compete in Statewide Cyber Innovation Challenge June 23-25 at Cal Poly

Jun 19, 2018


Competition to give students a chance to display their expertise in preventing a mock malware attack on a health care facility
 
What: Twenty high school teams from across California will participate in a statewide competition designed to introduce more students to cybersecurity as a future course of study and career. The California Cyber Innovation challenge is hosted by Cal Poly and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).
 
The participants include one team from Coast Union High School in Cambria, which was awarded Best New Cyber Team at last year’s event.

Cal Poly Wins Three Awards in Statewide Sustainability Best Practices Competition

Jun 14, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has won three awards among California’s public and private universities and colleges for its sustainability programs in academics, student leadership and waste reduction.

The university will be honored for the 2018 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards Competition at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference to be held July 9-13 at UC Santa Barbara.

Cal Poly Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies Set for June 16 and 17

Jun 13, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — More than 4,800 students are eligible to graduate in three ceremonies at Cal Poly’s spring commencement Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. The ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday in Spanos Stadium.

“Commencement is big day in the lives of our students and their families,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “For many, it is the exclamation mark on their educational experience at Cal Poly. They are leaving the university ready to begin a new challenge. I know that many will evolve into industry leaders and practitioners of innovation and creativity — skills developed and honed through Learn by Doing.

Cal Poly Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies Set for June 16 and 17

Jun 13, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — More than 4,800 students are eligible to graduate in three ceremonies at Cal Poly’s spring commencement Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. The ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday in Spanos Stadium.

“Commencement is big day in the lives of our students and their families,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “For many, it is the exclamation mark on their educational experience at Cal Poly. They are leaving the university ready to begin a new challenge. I know that many will evolve into industry leaders and practitioners of innovation and creativity — skills developed and honed through Learn by Doing.

Cal Poly Student Affairs Announces Gift Aimed at Eradicating Student Homelessness

Jun 12, 2018


Tanklage family’s $150,000 initiative will fund grants through Cal Poly Cares

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Student Affairs has announced a multi-year gift by the family of an architectural engineering alumnus that aims to erase student homelessness.

Created in honor of late Cal Poly alumnus Donald Tanklage (a 1957 graduate), The Tanklage Family Initiative to End Homelessness at Cal Poly Fund will give a total of $150,000 to assist Cal Poly students struggling with homelessness and housing stability.

Cal Poly Student Affairs Names New Assistant Vice President for Health and Wellbeing

Jun 12, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has named longtime healthcare administrator and medical professional Tina Hadaway-Mellis as its new assistant vice president for Student Affairs Health and Wellbeing.

Hadaway-Mellis will begin her new role June 27. In her new position, she will provide visionary leadership for all aspects of student health and wellbeing, including medical services, counseling services, health education and campus wellbeing. In addition, Hadaway-Mellis will be responsible for collaborating with on- and off-campus entities to develop entrepreneurial activities, including partnerships with private providers and fund development to enhance the health and wellbeing experience at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly Great Grads Show the Strengths, Struggles and Accomplishments of the Class of 2018

Jun 11, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly ends its academic year each June with a heartfelt goodbye to thousands of graduates who will soon begin careers or continue on with advanced studies and address the world’s problems with innovation, creativity and confidence earned through their Learn by Doing education.
 
More than 4,800 graduates are eligible to take part in commencement June 16 and 17. For more information, visit https://commencement.calpoly.edu/.

Cal Poly to Award Three Honorary Doctorates at June 16-17 Commencement Ceremonies

Jun 8, 2018


California wine pioneer Jerry Lohr, educator Margaret Fortune, and retired PG&E executive Ed Halpin will be honored

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong will honor wine visionary Jerry Lohr; Margaret Fortune, who leads a network of California charter schools; and retired PG&E executive Ed Halpin, who for five years oversaw the utility’s nuclear assets, including Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, with honorary doctorate degrees at the 2018 spring commencement ceremonies on June 16-17.

Cal Poly Announces Keynote Speakers for Spring Commencement Ceremonies June 16 and 17

Jun 7, 2018


Andy Jassy, leader of Amazon’s cloud computing business, and alum Wyatt Oroke, a Baltimore middle school teacher, will address grads
 
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Amazon’s Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, the world’s leading cloud computing platform, and Wyatt Oroke, the inspiring Cal Poly alumnus-turned-teacher who gained fame on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” will deliver keynote addresses at three spring 2018 commencement ceremonies June 16 and 17 at Cal Poly.
 
Oroke will address the nearly 1,500 eligible graduates from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Science and Mathematics at 9 a.m. and about 1,600 eligible graduates from the College of Liberal Arts and Orfalea College of Business at 3 p.m. on June 16.

Jassy will address more than 1,600 eligible graduates from the College of Engineering and College of Architecture and Environmental Design at 9 a.m. June 17.

Upward Bound Project-Based Learning Program Returns this Summer to Cal Poly

Jun 5, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s TRIO Upward Bound will host its second annual project-based learning (PBL) program for local high school students, beginning June 18.
 
The six-week program is a part of Upward Bound’s Residential Summer Academy at Cal Poly, which aims to provide a college-like experience for local 10th- to 12th-grade students, including on-campus living, dining, classes and group projects.
 
The PBL program serves as a component of the six-week experience and seeks to better connect students to the community by having them work with local organizations on a variety of projects. Students work in small groups to address each participating organization’s needs by developing a budget, a written proposal, an elevator pitch and a finalized prototype or solution, which will be presented at the conclusion of academy.

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