News for May 2010

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Cal Poly’s Fire Protection Engineering Program Gains Final Approval
May 26, 2010

The new Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering degree program gained final approval yesterday from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

PolyHouse Builds a Home for Caleb
May 24, 2010
Nine-year-old Caleb has achondroplasia dwarfism and hydrocephalus - he has special needs for a place to play and live that are suited to his disabilities. That's where PolyHouse came in.

Event Advisory: Cal Poly Students to Unveil Hoist Designed to Aid Disabled Kayakers on May 16
May 14, 2010
WHAT: Cal Poly Kinesiology and Engineering students will unveil their Adapted Paddle Launch Vehicle, a device that is the result of a collaborative project aimed at helping people with disabilities enjoy kayaking. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, the APLV was designed to make the process of loading clients into boats less invasive while simultaneously increasing safety within Cal Poly's Adapted Paddling Program.

Cal Poly Civil Engineering Design Course Wins a National Award
May 14, 2010
Cal Poly's Civil Engineering Senior Design course recently won a $7,500 Engineering Award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) in recognition of its extensive collaboration with professional engineers.

Cal Poly Engineering Dean Elected to ASEE Dean’s Leadership Council
May 12, 2010

Dr. Mohammad Noori, dean of Cal Poly Engineering, has been elected to serve on the American Society of Engineering Education's (ASEE) Engineering Deans Council Executive Board.

Noori's two-year term commences June 23, 2010 at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

Engineering Student Takes Honors at Research Competition
May 12, 2010
Electrical engineering graduate student Simeon Trieu took top honors recently at the 24th Annual California State University (CSU) Research Competition, held on April 30 and May 1 at San Jose State University. Trieu, an electrical engineering graduate student from San Jose, was awarded first place in the engineering and computer science graduate division for his research study on methods to maximize the efficiency of gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

Engineering Alumna Paving the Way for Women
May 10, 2010
When Heather Savage enrolled at Cal Poly in mechanical engineering, less than 10% of professional engineers were women. That didn't faze her.

Alumna Makes a Career out of her Senior Project
May 07, 2010

Many Cal Poly Engineering grads find that the hands-on projects they worked on as undergraduates and seniors help land them their first professional jobs.

Tricia Compas's senior project, however, is her career.

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