Feb 1, 2021
SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Award-winning performance poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor will deliver the keynote address for the 19th annual Change the Status Quo (CSQ) Social Justice Leadership Conference at Cal Poly, to be held virtually from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27.
Jan 26, 2021
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Aydin Nazmi, a professor in Cal Poly’s Food Science and Nutrition Department and a leader of university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is one of four faculty members from across the California State University (CSU) system to earn the Wang Family Excellence Award.
Nazmi earned the award in the Outstanding Faculty Service category in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the CSU.
Jan 20, 2021
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Jazz Ensembles will present a virtual CD release concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, to celebrate their recently released double-album titled “another time, another place.”
Jan 14, 2021
The greatest challenges in life, the Cal Poly engineering grad says, come from within
SAN LUIS OBISPO — As the nation grapples with a tumultuous year, marred by racial divide, violence and intense political division, astronaut Victor Glover, a Cal Poly alumnus, spoke to Black students from space, reassuring them of a better future on Earth.
Jan 12, 2021
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A group of Cal Poly faculty from all six colleges is working to support collaborative data-driven, cross-disciplinary research and to expand on-campus educational opportunities in the areas of data science, data analytics and data literacy.
Jan 11, 2021
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present a webinar titled “Entrepreneurship in Music” with guest panelists sharing methods for beginning and sustaining a career in music at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.
Jan 11, 2021
ExoCube 2 is among 10 small satellites flying aboard Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket that takes off under the wing of a Boeing 747 before being dropped and fired into orbit
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly CubeSat will ride on Wednesday Jan. 13 aboard Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket on its second attempt to reach space.
The rocket includes nine other NASA-sponsored small satellites on the space agency’s next Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) mission. This is the first payload carried by Virgin Orbit’s rocket that will be carried aloft under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 to an altitude of 35,000 feet, released and fired into orbit.
Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering Students Advance to Semifinals in NASA Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge
Jan 6, 2021
The team of eight seniors is working on a prototype to harvest water on other planets that could lead to extended manned space exploration missions
SAN LUIS OBISPO — For the second straight year, a team of Cal Poly mechanical engineering seniors has advanced to the semifinals of a NASA challenge to develop a device to harvest water from ice on the moon and Mars that could pave the way for extended manned space missions.
NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace announced that Cal Poly was among a dozen teams from universities across the nation named to the next round of the 2021 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts — Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge. The finalists will design, build and test prototype systems capable of extracting water from ice deposits buried beneath simulated lunar or Martian soil.
Dec 24, 2020
Creativity flourishes in contest featuring concept, design and decoration plans but no construction in advance of national New Year’s Day TV special highlighting the work of the student float builders
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly universities Rose Float teams got back to the business of designing a parade float despite the worldwide COVID pandemic that forced the cancellation of the 2021 Rose Parade®.
Dec 17, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly today is sharing details of its winter operations plan, which staggers the return of on-campus students during the first week, requires more frequent student COVID-19 testing, increases on-campus isolation capacity, and includes an all-virtual finals week.