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Cal Poly Team Wins First at National Grocers Association Student Case Study Competition

Mar 19, 2021


Students Katherine "Scottie" Lester, Joshua Smith, Annika Bertelsen, and Amber Eckert competed in the National Grocers Association 2021 Student Case Study Competition.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A team of four Cal Poly agricultural business seniors won first place in the National Grocers Association 2021 Student Case Study Competition for their presentation on how grocers can combat the major economic issues caused by COVID-19 by staying competitive through their “local supply chains” against low-price operators.

The Cal Poly team included students Katherine "Scottie" Lester, Joshua Smith, Annika Bertelsen, and Amber Eckert. Agribusiness Associate Professor Ricky Volpe advised the team.

Cal Poly Professor Co-Authors Study Showing Humans Contribute to Nuisance Tidal Flooding

Mar 10, 2021


 Cal Poly engineering student Alexander Holthaus demonstrates his team’s adaptive paddleboard to Randy Coffman of Central California Adaptive Sports Center as the Army Corps of Engineers’ 200-foot Yaquina dredges the harbor in Morro Bay, California, in this photo from the summer of 2019. Dredging can impact tides, sometimes leading to flooding, according to research from Cal Poly Professor Stefan Talke

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Human interventions in many coastal areas across the U.S. — including construction of piers and jetties and harbor dredging — have contributed to nuisance flooding, according to a study co-authored by a Cal Poly engineering professor.

Cal Poly Wind Bands to Present Virtual Concert Titled ‘Community’ on March 14

Mar 4, 2021


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra will present a virtual concert titled “Community” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14.

“Music has the ability to bring together minds and souls,” Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff said. “For this concert, the members of the Cal Poly Wind Bands explore the connections between individuals that make us part of a larger whole, whether they are performing in person or remotely.

Cal Poly Symphony’s Virtual ‘Soloist Showcase’ Set for March 12

Mar 4, 2021


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Symphony will present its annual Soloist Showcase through a virtual presentation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12.

The symphony held auditions in November for student soloists from a variety of majors for the opportunity to be featured in the showcase. The winners were computer engineering major Kiran Manikonda on clarinet and Grant Smith, a double major in civil engineering and music, on piano.

Cal Poly Choirs to Present ‘Breathe in Hope’ Virtual Concert on March 13

Mar 3, 2021


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs will present “Breathe in Hope,” a virtual winter concert that will feature a variety of selections on the theme of perseverance and hope, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13.

PolyPhonics will perform music by Camille Saint-Saëns and influential African American composer Adolphus Hailstork.

Cal Poly Interdisciplinary Student Teams Capture Historical Win at Regional Competition

Feb 18, 2021


Cal Poly’s winning Commercial Team members getting together via Zoom after the ASC Competition that was virtual this year for the first time. The team members (to, from left) are Evan Tookey, Shaina Suanico and Lizette Galvez. On the bottom (from left) are Sophie Stewart, Skylar Schrank and Josh De Mattei.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly students brought home 11 trophies from this year’s annual Associated Schools of Construction Region 6 and 7 Student Competition, breaking their historical record set just last year when they won 10 awards, including six first-place trophies.

This year 11 of Cal Poly’s 14 teams finished in the top three spots, including 10 trophies won by architectural engineering (ARCE), architecture (ARCH), and construction management (CM) students, and one trophy by civil engineering students. Four Cal Poly teams placed first, including three Construction Management Department teams — Project Management, Electrical and Mixed-Use teams — and the Virtual Design and Construction Team from the Civil Engineering Department.

Cal Poly teams were made up of nearly an equal number of women and men. The university earned nearly three times the number of trophies than its closest competitor, Idaho’s Boise State.

Cal Poly Extended Education Offers AWS Training to Grow California’s Cybersecurity and Cloud Workforce

Feb 18, 2021


SAN LUIS OBISPO  Cal Poly Extended Education has entered a partnership with two statewide programs to further an initiative to deliver cybersecurity and cloud skills training from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to upskill and reskill the current and future workforce of California through training collaborations, targeting communities and corporations across the state.

Cal Poly Marketing Professors Lead Research That Finds Broad Impacts from Political Polarization

Feb 18, 2021


Study finds polarization increasing in corporate brands that voters believe best mirror their political leanings

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Political polarization has far-reaching impacts on American life, harming consumer welfare and creating challenges for leaders, from politicians and policymakers to corporate executives and marketers, says a study led by a pair of Cal Poly professors.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Donation Will Upgrade Cal Poly’s Parallel Computing Lab, Encouraging More Ambitious Projects and Research

Feb 15, 2021


The $100,000 gift will upgrade the only lab of its kind in the 23-campus California State University system

Professor Jonathan Ventura demonstrates virtual reality technology that will be enhanced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.’s $100,000 donation.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A donation from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will significantly upgrade Cal Poly’s parallel computing lab, allowing students to be more ambitious with senior projects, theses and research that require large amounts of storage and computation power.

Cal Poly Architectural Engineering Faculty Member Earns National Achievement Honor

Feb 1, 2021


 Cal Poly CAED/Josef Kasperovich
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly architectural engineering faculty member was honored for excellence and innovation in teaching by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), a leading professional organization in the global concrete industry.

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