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Our Mission

The mission of CPConnect is to create opportunities for donors, faculty and students to collaborate on interdisciplinary educational projects by facilitating access to: potential projects, resources, relevant information, connections with corporate partners, and the interdisciplinary community of Cal Poly. Our commitment to innovative learn by doing methodologies serves as a foundation for launching industry sponsored projects. These projects provide a relevant contextual environment for putting into practice the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Proposal Submission Deadlines:

The CPConnect Program is managed by a Steering Committee composed of members from each of the departments from the College of Engineering. The Steering Committee will facilitate the following activities:

  • Facilitate communication between donors, faculty members, and students
  • Provide guidelines for donors and faculty to develop project statements
  • Help identify faculty and students interested in working on proposed projects
  • Solicit proposals from faculty and students for funded project opportunities
  • Review project proposals and provide recommendations to the Dean to award funding
  • Maintain oversight of distribution of donations
  • Maintain a database of current, ongoing and proposed projects
  • Maintain a database of project final reports

Committee Membership for AY 2017-18


Understanding your interest in project-based learning is the first and most important part of establishing a relationship. We welcome your inquiries and look forward to discussing how your ideas and requirements can be integrated into our innovative learn by doing approach.

If you are interested in forming a partnership with Cal Poly please contact Tanya Hauck, Assistant Dean of Engineering at, or call 805-756-2163.

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