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Cal Poly Establishes Center to Better Understand Cultural, Demographic Landscape of Central Coast

Sep 22, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A group of Cal Poly faculty members has established The Center for Applied Study of Place-based Indigeneity, Race and Ethnicity (ASPIRE) to further understand the cultural and demographic landscape of Cal Poly and the Central Coast, provide research-based support for historically underrepresented communities on the Central Coast, and support Cal Poly’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts through sustained positive impacts on the surrounding communities.

Cal Poly’s New College of Engineering Lab to Transform Lives Through Community-Focused Engineering and Computing

Sep 22, 2020


TECHE Lab Will Encourage Faculty, Students to Tackle Societal Challenges

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Leveraging Cal Poly’s unique Learn by Doing approach to have a wide impact, a new center created by the College of Engineering will pair students and faculty on engineering-driven projects that address challenges that people face in today’s world — from the individual to the societal — using engineering and computing expertise to improve the human experience.

Cal Poly Civil Engineering Senior Receives CSU Trustees’ Award

Sep 17, 2020


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Thayara Almeida of Santa Cruz will receive a $6,000 scholarship

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly civil engineering student from Santa Cruz has received the 2020 California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement — CSU’s highest award for students.

Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute to Host Virtual Space & Cybersecurity Symposium October 5-8

Sep 15, 2020


Top state, federal and military leaders in the space and cybersecurity industry to address latest strategies for securing
commercial and space assets from state and non-state cyber opponents

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly will host leaders from academia, government and commercial agencies during an Oct. 5-8 virtual symposium to discuss the latest strategies to protect U.S. commercial and government space assets from cyber adversaries. 

Cal Poly Research Project Could Help Warn Beachgoers of Sharks in the Water Using Drones and Artificial Intelligence

Sep 10, 2020


Members of the Shark Spotting with Drones team worked virtually over the summer, applying knowledge of artificial intelligence and machine learning to data collected by drones.

Interdisciplinary team of students is developing computer algorithms to review video footage
and alert lifeguards to the presence of sharks — to protect people and sharks

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly research project that combines drone surveillance and artificial intelligence could one day help lifeguards warn beachgoers about sharks in the water.

Cal Poly CIE to Host Virtual Demo Day Entrepreneur Event on Sept. 18

Sep 9, 2020


Eight startups that participated in this year’s HotHouse Summer Accelerator program will showcase their businesses to the community

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) will host its annual Demo Day that will showcase eight startups in a virtual event Friday, Sept.18

Cal Poly Study Shows Promise of Central Coast Offshore Wind Energy

Sep 8, 2020


Offshore wind peaks in the evening when power demands are greatest and other renewable energy sources are less available

SAN LUIS OBISPO — As California aims to provide 60% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 and 100% by 2045, a Cal Poly study provides some good news: Offshore winds along the Central Coast increase at the same time that people start using more energy — in the evening.

Cal Poly Eligible for Grant Opportunities Related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Sep 2, 2020


University designated a Minority-Serving Institution by Department of Education

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has received approval from the Department of Education to be designated a minority-serving institution during the 2020 fiscal year. 

Cal Poly applied for and received a designation as an Asian American-, Native American-, and Pacific Islander-serving institution. This designation allows Cal Poly faculty and staff to apply for federal grant funding that is reserved specifically for certain minority-serving institutions, as well as funding that may be put toward strategic planning, faculty development and endowments.

Cal Poly Collaboration Introduces Breakthrough Technology for e-Scooters to Increase Pedestrian Safety

Aug 31, 2020


Cal Poly Collaboration Introduces Breakthrough Technology for e-Scooters to Increase Pedestrian Safety

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. —The Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub), powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), developed a proof-of-concept for potential technologies to address e-scooter issues with sidewalk riding. 

The team developed breakthrough technology using readily available electronic parts that cost under a dollar and demonstrated that e-scooters could be inexpensively and easily modified to enhance safety.

Cal Poly to Require COVID-19 Test for All Students Living On Campus for Fall 2020

Aug 28, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — In consultation with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, Cal Poly announced today that the university will require a negative COVID-19 test from all students living on campus for the Fall 2020 quarter, taken within the 72 hours prior to arriving on campus.

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