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North Hollywood High School Wins Title at California Cyber Innovation Challenge at Cal Poly

Jun 26, 2018


Twenty high school teams competed in simulated cybersecurity challenges during annual statewide competition

SAN LUIS OBISPO — After successfully blocking a mock ransomware attack on a medical facility, North Hollywood High School’s “Truman” team took first place in the annual California Cyber Innovation Challenge, hosted June 23-25 at Cal Poly.

More than 100 high school students from around the state took part in the two-day competition, designed to replicate the many different threats that cybersecurity professionals face. This year’s challenge transformed Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) into a military hospital so students could immerse themselves in a real-world scenario using state-of-the-art forensics tools.

Cal Poly Appoints New Director for TRIO Achievers Program

Jun 21, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Student Affairs has named alumna Ethny Stewart as director of the federally funded TRIO Achievers program. She assumed her new position in early June.
 
In her role, Stewart will oversee all aspects of the program, including budget administration, staff supervision and compliance with all grant rules and regulations mandated by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, she will implement university-specific policies and procedures for the program, as well as providing personal and academic advising to program participants.

Cal Poly Concrete Canoe Team Looking to Repeat as National Champions June 23-25 in San Diego

Jun 21, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Members of Cal Poly’s concrete canoe team hope to repeat as national champions at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 31st annual National Concrete Canoe Competition scheduled June 23-25 in San Diego.

Cal Poly has won the “America’s Cup of Civil Engineering” four times, including consecutive championships from 2010 to 2012, and since 2006 it has placed in the top five nationally every year but one.

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/.

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