News for April 2009

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Cal Poly Receives $15,000 Grant for Hybrid Racecar
April 29, 2009
Next week, a team of 20 Cal Poly students will compete in the Formula Hybrid competition. With support from Plug In America and ZERO Motorcycles the team has designed and built a high performance vehicle which they say is like no other. The Formula Hybrid International Competition takes place May 4-6 in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Society of Civil Engineers Wins National Award for Most Outstanding Chapter
April 28, 2009
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) deemed Cal Poly winner of the prestigious ASCE Robert Ridgway Award given to the most outstanding chapter out of the 280 student groups across the country.

Cal Poly and UCSB Begin New Center for Collaborative Engineering Research and Education
April 24, 2009
Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara are joining forces with their respective engineering programs, linking together a prominent undergraduate curriculum with a highly-ranked graduate research institution to expand opportunities for students and faculty.

PolyHouse 2009 to Renovate Home of Disabled 16-Year-Old
April 23, 2009
Cal Poly Professor Roya Javadpour and her project management class are about to undertake their annual home renovation service project, this time for a 16-year-old disabled girl and her aging grandparents.

Cal Poly Senior Project Wins Award for Energy Source Alternative
April 22, 2009
Cal Poly mechanical engineering senior, Jon-Peter "JP" Meckel from Carmel Valley, CA, has an idea that could make homes into energy producers.

Sixth Annual International CubeSat Developers Workshop
April 16, 2009
Who:   Cal Poly Aerospace Engineering CubeSat Program and guests, including representatives from more than 45universities worldwide, 50 companies and organizations, and 12 countries, including Albania, Israel, The Neatherlands, Japan, etc. Visiting organizations include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, National Science Foundation, SRI International, among others. In all, this event includes over 250 participants.

Event Advisory: Central Coast Space Day
April 16, 2009
Free and open to the public and the media, the event is intended for children and adults of all ages, who have an interest in space and rocketry. A workshop on aerospace-related classroom activities is especially designed for K-6 teachers.

Cal Poly Students Help Preserve the Engineering Heritage of Bavaria
April 14, 2009
In 1842, Johann Mannhardt built the clock that would chime the hours from the tower of the Frauenkirche Church in Munich, Germany, for 120 years.

Cal Poly's David Cantu Honored
April 14, 2009
David Cantu has guided as many as 8,000 students as the director of the College of Engineering's Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP), which provides an academic support community for educationally disadvantaged students, including many who represent the "first generation" of college attendees in their families.

Cal Poly Launches First Summer Academy for Working Engineers
April 14, 2009

Working professionals can hone their job skills this summer thanks to Cal Poly Engineering. For the first time ever, Cal Poly is offering an Engineering Summer Academy, which features more than 35 different courses, including wind power engineering, robotics, black belt java, sustainability for engineering and a radio frequency identification workshop.

Cal Poly Engineering Professor Wins International Poster Competition
April 10, 2009
Cal Poly industrial and manufacturing professor Dr. Jianbiao Pan came home from an international conference in Bannockburn, IL with a first place ribbon and cash prize of $5,000.

Cal Poly Engineering Inventions Receive Patents
April 07, 2009
Two inventions from the College of Engineering (CENG) received patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The separate projects, Field Water Purification System and the RFID Tagging of Reusable Plastic Containers, were each led by a CENG professor and team of students.

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