News for April 2008

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Cal Poly to Host Major NASA Competition: Participants Invited to Join
April 23, 2008
Anyone interested in designing a lunar backhoe?

Cal Poly Engineering Alumni Create Electric Vehicles on the Central Coast
April 23, 2008

As the demand for green vehicles of all shapes and sizes continues to grow, two Cal Poly engineering alumni have responded with their own electric vehicle companies on the Central Coast.

Listen Now: Chancellor Reed Speaks On Budget Crisis
April 18, 2008

With much at stake concerning the upcoming budget, the CSU is doing all it can to stave off losing $386 million in state funding. In an in-depth interview Chancellor Charles B. Reed speaks frankly about the impact on students, class offerings, potential fee increases and even about what he sees as new revenue options for the state.

CubeSat Workshop Promotes Global Collaboration
April 17, 2008
When 38 universities, 32 companies and organizations, and 14 countries get together, they usually meet on a field of competition. But the 200 participants in the Fifth Annual CubeSat Developer’s Workshop came to Cal Poly on April 9-11 not to compete, but to share.

Oxford University Press Releases Book by EE Professor Jerome R. Breitenbach
April 16, 2008

Published by the prestigious Oxford University Press, A Mathematics Companion for Science and Engineering Students is designed to help undergraduate engineering students get past a frequent stumbling block: math.

Cal Poly Supermileage Vehicle Again a Top Eco-Marathon Finisher
April 15, 2008

At this year's Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition of high-mileage, fuel-saving prototype vehicles, Cal Poly entered as the returning champion and came in second place with 2752.3 mpg, a 45% improvement over last year's 1902.7 mpg win.

Event Advisory: Fifth Annual International CubeSat Developers Workshop
April 04, 2008
Started in 1999, the CubeSat Project began as a collaborative effort between California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and Stanford University's Space Systems Development Laboratory to provide standards for the design of picosatellites. As a result, picosatellites that are built by students at universities world-wide are launched using a common deployer known as a "P-POD," developed at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly Engineering Alum Wins International Energy Globe Award
April 03, 2008
A panel of international jurors has awarded the prestigious Energy Globe award to Cal Poly mechanical engineering alumnus Frank J. Levy and his colleague Sergio Dell'Orco for developing Post Consumer Carpet (PCC) Processing Technologies.

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