Cal Poly Strategic Research Initiative Funding Supports First-of-its-Kind Institute to Research Holistic Solutions to Prevent Destructive Wildfires
Dec 10, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — An interdisciplinary group of Cal Poly faculty and staff, partnered with industry and community members, have received support from the university to officially establish a unique institute to research wildfires and risk reduction strategies, tactical and technical firefighting practices and more resilient methods of building in fire-prone areas.
Dec 8, 2020
The team of eight students edged groups from 28 universities in the U.S. and Canada to claim title and $2,000 prize
Dec 8, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — As industrial and manufacturing engineering students prepare for careers that will likely be impacted by COVID-19, a newly sponsored lab at Cal Poly will help them adapt workforces to the unique challenges posed by the pandemic.
Dec 4, 2020
Student entrepreneurs earn $1,000 for 90-second product proposals at 11th annual
contest through Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two students, one from Cal Poly and the other from Cuesta College, each won $1,000 at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (CIE) 11th annual Elevator Pitch Competition Finals, a fast-paced contest for Cal Poly and Cuesta College entrepreneurs, recently held virtually.
Dec 3, 2020
Though the 2021 Pasadena classic has been canceled due to COVID-19, students from
both polytechnic universities will still play a part in the annual celebration
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Tournament of Roses, unable to host the traditional Rose Parade® in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced it will produce a New Year’s Day celebration to be broadcast in its place — featuring students from both Cal Poly universities.
Dec 2, 2020
New cohort includes faculty from English, journalism, philosophy, psychology and experience industry management disciplines
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship has added five faculty to its interdisciplinary cohort of faculty fellows.
This newest group of CIE Faculty Fellows bolsters an interdisciplinary community that is committed to being a resource for the university as it evolves its role in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and regional economic development. They join 24 previously appointed faculty fellows who connect students to Cal Poly’s highly regarded and nationally recognized entrepreneurship program.
Nov 18, 2020
University is lauded for total numbers of students and is best U.S. master’s-level school among students studying abroad on mid-length programs
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly students are increasingly opting to study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s annual statistical survey of U.S. campuses for the 2018-19 academic year.
Grimmway Farms Donates $5 Million to Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences to Establish the Center for Organic Production and Research
Nov 13, 2020
Donation will bring industry and academia together to solve challenges and prepare future leaders in organic production and soil health
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly is set to change the landscape of organic agriculture with a $5 million donation made to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences by Grimmway Farms, the global leader in organic produce and the world’s largest producer of carrots.
With this gift, Cal Poly will expand its emphasis on applied research in organic production and soil health by providing a unique, collaborative platform for academia, industry and government from across California and beyond to come together to advance the organic industry.
Nov 12, 2020
Students were singled out among some 900 counterparts from more than 50 universities in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two teams of Cal Poly architectural engineering and architecture students earned honorable mentions in a national steel design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
Nov 12, 2020
Landmark study seen as first step toward a larger goal of developing a sensitivity index for human-generated light and noise among North American bird species as human impacts — including climate change — affects species’ success amid decades of population declines
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Looking for a bird’s-eye view of human impact? A new Cal Poly study published in the journal Nature provides the most comprehensive picture yet of how human noise and light pollution affect birds throughout North America, including how these factors may interact with or mask the impacts of climate change.