News for October 2009

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Famous White Knight Aircraft Now Featuring the Cal Poly logo
October 29, 2009
It’s been nearly three decades since Cal Poly engineering alum Burt Rutan (AERO ’65) founded the company Scaled Composites – and the sky has been the limit ever since. Rutan was a primary designer of the world’s first civilian reusable suborbital spacecraft, SpaceShipOne.

Cal Poly Named Second in the Nation for Recruitment of Aerospace and Defense Workers
October 29, 2009
Aviation Week & Space Technology recently named Cal Poly second in the nation for industry workforce recruiting. The publication is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries.

Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers Makes History with Two Team Tech Firsts
October 26, 2009
Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has again set the "gold standard" for university SWE chapters across the nation with four 1st Place awards at the SWE National Conference held October 15-17 in Long Beach.

Cal Poly's QL+ Lab makes the news
October 23, 2009

Cal Poly Engineering students are making the news by undertaking projects that aid the disabled and, in particular, public servants and veterans who have been injured in the line of service.

 The San Luis Obispo Tribune recently ran a story about Cal Poly's Quality of Life Plus (QL+) laboratory, founded by alumnus Jon Monett (IE '64), which supports student and faculty applied research and projects focused on technology that will improve the lives and mobility of the disabled.

Alumnus Burt Rutan Getting Ready for Test Flights of Six-Passenger 'Virgin Galactic' Orbit Crafts
October 14, 2009
Cal Poly alum Burt Rutan (B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, 1965), designer of the record-breaking SpaceShipOne -- the first private aircraft to reach space in 2004 -- is getting ready to break some more records.

Alumnus Rory Cooper to Receive Veteran of the Year Honor
October 12, 2009


Veterans and Public Rally to Honor War Heroes

CSC's Chris Clark One of Cal Poly's Big "Downloads"
October 07, 2009

DigitalCommons Reaches 100,000 Downloads


QL+ Founder Named Cal Poly Engineering Honored Alum
October 05, 2009
After a distinguished 26-year career with the CIA, alumnus Jon Monett (IE '64) found a way to pay back both his alma mater and the men and women who serve their country.

Grants Open Doors for BMED Research
October 02, 2009
BMED Professors Scott Hazelwood, Robert Szlavik, and David Clague have been awarded research grants that allows them-and their students-to delve into the cutting edge of biomedical engineering research.

Meditec Connects
October 02, 2009
Meditec is one reason Cal Poly's Biomedical Engineering (BMED) is such a "hot" major. The consortium connects BMED students with projects generated by top biomedical companies. As a result, students might find themselves researching new product concepts, developing surgical tools or improving the process of device manufacturing.

New M.S. Specialization in Stem Cell Research
October 02, 2009
Cal Poly is poised to become a leader in regenerative medicine as a result of a $1.4 million Bridges to Stem Cell Research Award to establish a master's degree specialization in stem cell research.

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