Cal Poly Honored at California State University Technology Awards

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub), part of the university’s Information Technology Services division, won the Collaborating Across Boundaries Award at the California State University’s (CSU) 2018 Tech Awards.
 
The silver award was given in recognition of Cal Poly’s launch of the DxHub with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in fall 2017. The DxHub is dedicated to developing solutions to civic problems through technology while providing hands-on learning experiences for students. The DxHub innovation team is comprised of Cal Poly and AWS employees and employs student interns and researchers.

“I’m very happy to accept this honor on behalf of Cal Poly and the DxHub,” said Paul Jurasin, DxHub program director, who accepted the award in Sacramento. “The relationship between Cal Poly and AWS gives us a unique opportunity to solve real-world problems by engaging the public sector and utilizing Amazon’s powerful innovation concepts.”
 
The 2018 Tech Awards are a component of the Cal State Tech Conference, in which academic technology and information technology departments across all CSU campuses and the Chancellor’s Office convene to network, collaborate and learn how technology enhances the CSU experience.
 
About Cal Poly’s DxHub
The Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub) is the world’s first cloud innovation center developed as a collaboration between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a higher-education institution. The DxHub uses digital transformation to tackle real-world issues in public sector governance, education and nonprofit organizations. The DxHub’s specialized problem-solving strategy incorporates the proven power of AWS innovation techniques and Cal Poly’s unmatched subject matter expertise and Learn by Doing philosophy to drive the community to the summit of the digital era. For more information, visit dth.calpoly.edu.
 
About Cal Poly
Founded in 1901 and part of the renowned California State University system since 1960, Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. Known for its Learn by Doing approach, small class sizes and open access to expert faculty, Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community whose 22,000 academically motivated students enjoy an unrivaled hands-on educational experience that prepares them to lead successful personal and professional lives. For more information, visit calpoly.edu.

Contact: Amy Schwartz
805-756-5567; aschwa17@calpoly.edu

August 9, 2018

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