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Cal Poly Prepares for 25th Annual Open House on April 12-14

Apr 3, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPOCal Poly’s 25th annual Open House invites prospective students and their supporters, current students, faculty and staff, alumni, and the San Luis Obispo community to join in Open House festivities Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14.

Open House celebrates the achievements of past and current Mustangs and provides prospective students the opportunity to take part in campus traditions and show off their school spirit as they prepare for their time at Cal Poly.

Annual Tomato Mania Plant Sale to Be Held April 7-8 at Cal Poly

Mar 29, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — More than 70 varieties of tomato plants will be available at Cal Poly’s annual Tomato Mania plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8, at the Horticulture Unit near the Poly Plant Shop.

Cal Poly Professor Coleen Carrigan Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Mar 27, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly professor researching why racial and ethnic minorities and women are underrepresented in engineering and computer science careers has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation — one of NSF’s most prestigious awards.

Cal Poly Kennedy Library Exhibit to Showcase Hip-Hop Culture April 12-June 15

Mar 27, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library will host an exhibit April 12 to June 15 showcasing the five elements of hip-hop culture: graffiti writing, breakdancing, deejaying, emceeing, and knowledge production — used to speak truth and justice to social ills in the U.S. and beyond.

Food Science Professor Awarded Grant to Study the Safe Storage of Fresh-Cut Greens

Mar 27, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Food Science Associate Professor Amanda Lathrop has been awarded a $360,000 grant by the Center for Produce Safety to study the effects of storage conditions on fresh-cut salad ingredients.

Cal Poly to Host Collegiate Timber Sports Competition on Campus March 28-30

Mar 23, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly will host the Association of Western Forestry Clubs Logging Conclave (AWFC) next week on campus. Contestants will compete from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 through Friday, March 30.

Cal Poly Engineering Students Assist NASA MarCO CubeSat Flight to Mars

Mar 15, 2018

Twin communications satellites will relay data from InSight to Earth in historic mission

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two briefcase-size satellites that underwent testing and preparation at Cal Poly will travel to Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday in conjunction with an historic NASA mission to Mars that is scheduled to launch in May.

Cal Poly and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Welcome California High School Students to Compete in Statewide Cybersecurity Challenge

Mar 14, 2018

Event set for June 22-25 at California Cyber Training Complex in San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO — As part of California’s continued leadership in strengthening career pathways for cybersecurity, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and Cal Poly today announced the 2018 California Cyber Innovation Challenge, set for June 22-25. Twenty teams of high school students will compete at the California Cyber Training Complex (CCTC) in San Luis Obispo, California, on June 23-25, following a cybersecurity workforce development summit Friday, June 22.  

Cal Poly’s Design Village Competition Moves to Earth Day Weekend, April 20-22

Mar 14, 2018

College of Architecture and Environmental Design Will Also Offer Numerous Events During Open House Weekend April 13-14

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A temporary city of unique, student-built shelters will spring up in Poly Canyon over Earth Day weekend, hosted by Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

One of the college’s largest and most-anticipated events, the annual Design Village competition draws hundreds of students to participate in Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy as they design, build and inhabit structures in Poly Canyon. 

Cal Poly Professor Recognized as Journalism Educator of the Year

Mar 13, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The California Journalism and Media Affiliates recently named Brady Teufel, Cal Poly Journalism Department assistant chair and associate professor, as the 2018 Journalism Educator of the Year 4-Year Division.


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