Apr 10, 2020
Cristian Sion is using 3D printers to make the N95-style respirators that medical professionals are finding in short supply
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Working with medical professionals, a Cal Poly engineering student has helped design and create 60 respiration masks in his garage using 3D printers, and he plans to create even more to help address the nationwide shortage of the crucial medical protective gear.
Apr 8, 2020
The 30,000-square-foot project, which received a $6.7 million Economic Development Administration grant, will expand the footprint of the existing Tech Park, which opened in 2010
SAN LUIS OBISPO — With the support of a $6.7 million federal grant, Cal Poly has begun the expansion of the campus Cal Poly Technology Park. When completed, the project is expected to create 150 jobs and spur $20 million in private investment.
NASA Small Satellite Program Selects Cal Poly to Help Develop New Technology for Lunar Exploration Missions
Apr 3, 2020
Partnership will help return astronauts to the moon later this decade and pave the way for later exploration to Mars
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly is teaming up with NASA and nine other university teams across the nation to advance small spacecraft technologies that will help pave the way for human and robotic lunar exploration.
“Cal Poly’s CubeSat Lab has a history of collaboration with a number of different NASA centers,” said John Bellardo, who directs the lab — the campus epicenter for the class of small satellites about the size of a loaf of bread. “These awards are further evidence of that. I expect these opportunities to continue into the future.”
Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Cal Poly Engineering Faculty Members Adapt Courses, Shift Focus to Coronavirus
Mar 27, 2020
Multiple faculty members in the spring quarter will encourage their students to help with ventilator shortages, design medical products, and publish analysis of biological data related to worldwide health crisis
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — As soon as Eric Paton heard there was a shortage of hospital ventilators worldwide amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Cal Poly lecturer reached out to students he knew could help and designed a course to address the challenge.
Mar 4, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Several Cal Poly Student Affairs professionals were recognized recently by industry peers for their contributions to advancing social justice, orientation and transition programming, leadership and service, and student conduct.
Staff members in Career Services, New Student and Transition Programs, the Office of the Dean of Students, and University Housing received awards from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), respectively.
Mar 4, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly construction management (CM) students brought home 10 awards, including six first-place trophies, in their best showing ever at the 2020 Associated Schools of Construction Region 6 and 7 Student Competition.
The Cal Poly teams earned more than twice as many awards as their nearest competitor with six first-place trophies, two second-place awards, one third-place award, and an award for best presentation at the competition, held in early February in Sparks, Nevada.
Feb 28, 2020
Concert is Part of 2020 Poly Royal Rodeo
SAN LUIS OBISPO – Carly Pearce, a nominee for the Country Music Association’s 2019 new artist of the year, will take the stage as the headline musical performance during the 80th annual Poly Royal Rodeo Saturday, April 18, at Cal Poly’s Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Pearce will perform after the Poly Royal Cinch Chute Out.
Feb 27, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Sixteen Cal Poly students will be recognized for their awards and other accomplishments by state lawmakers on the floors of the state Assembly and Senate in Sacramento on Monday, March 2.
Feb 24, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — From picnic areas to paddle-in camping sites, Cal Poly students are envisioning what amenities could be added over, under and on top of the Harford Pier in Avila Beach.
Nearly 250 Cal Poly architecture and architectural engineering first-year students are involved in a project this winter quarter to analyze, imagine and design new uses for the 1,320-foot-long pier, in part by adding 20 feet on each side of it.
Their work — including drawings and 30-foot models — will be available for the public to view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in three locations in the Architecture and Environmental Design Building (No. 5): the Berg Gallery and the Neel Resource Center, both located on the ground floor, and the college’s lobby, in Room 212.
Feb 20, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — All four of Cal Poly’s choral ensembles will perform at the Cal Poly Choirs’ winter concert, “Traditions,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.