News for March 2008

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Budget Crisis a Major Factor for CENG Fall 2008 Enrollment
March 27, 2008
The downward spiral of California's state budget crisis is a major factor shaping this fall's Cal Poly and College of Engineering undergraduate class. Although applications are increasing, unless the Legislature restores forecasted cuts to the CSU budget, the number of new students enrolled at Cal Poly will drop by 1,831-1,881. That means admission into the College of Engineering, one of the most competitive majors at Cal Poly, will be even more difficult.

CENG-Connect Brings Alumni Together
March 26, 2008
CENG-Connect, the College of Engineering's newly-launched alumni event program, has already held two enjoyable alumni gatherings and many more are being planned.

Cal Poly Establishes the Bechtel Engineering Scholarship
March 26, 2008
Cal Poly's College of Engineering received a $45,000 gift from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to fund scholarship aid for College of Engineering students with demonstrated need.

Cal Poly Welcomes Craig B. Smith
March 20, 2008

World-renown engineer and author Craig B. Smith will present a highly rated, illustrated talk about the design and construction of Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza on Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m., in the PAC Pavilion.

Cal Poly Heating & Air Conditioning Program Receives $350,000 Challenge Grant
March 13, 2008
The Bay Area Chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) board has voted unanimously to fund a challenge grant worth $350,000 for the Cal Poly Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) program.

Cal Poly Engineering Students Bring Green Technology to Salinas
March 13, 2008
As part of an effort to revitalize the historic Salinas Chinatown neighborhood, Cal Poly engineering students will develop a renewable energy source for the community garden.

Senior Design Expo: Event Advisory
March 07, 2008
The Senior Design Expo is the culminating presentation of the Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering capstone senior design project classes.

College of Engineering Increases Outreach Capability
March 04, 2008
Cal Poly College of Engineering (CENG) has hired an outreach coordinator, who will oversee and expand programs that expose underrepresented K-12 and community college students to the field of engineering.

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