Cal Poly Engineering Students among 'Cal Poly Champions' honored in Sacramento

State lawmakers recognized 19 Cal Poly students for their awards and other accomplishments on the floors of the state Assembly and Senate in Sacramento on Monday, Feb. 12. “I’m proud to accompany these fine young men and women, a group that includes some of our best and brightest students,” President Armstrong said. “In just a matter of months, several will make the transition from campus to careers, where the skills they developed as students will make them future industry leaders.”

The group was introduced to the Senate by Majority Leader Bill Monning, D-Carmel, and to the Assembly by Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, R-San Luis Obispo. Both men represent San Luis Obispo County. Ceremonies were held in each chamber Monday afternoon.

The majority of the students call California home — from Chico to San Diego. Two others are from outside the Golden State — Colorado and Ohio. Each student on the tour has distinguished him- or herself as an individual or a team member that has received a national industry award or participated in other high-profile events, such as the Tournament of Roses Parade and the concrete canoe team that won the national championship. Learn more about the students here.


From left, Cal Poly Engineering students Laney Nelson, Colleen Richards, Vanessa See and Ali Harake. Not pictured: Melinda Ong.