News for September 2010

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New Leader at the Helm of Engineering
September 29, 2010
A leadership transition at Cal Poly Engineering brought Dr. Erling A. Smith to the helm as acting dean on July 1. The change was part of Cal Poly Provost Bob Koob's plan to develop and implement a strategic plan for Cal Poly Engineering consistent with California's growing demand for engineers trained in a whole-system, multi-disciplinary way.


Ronald Smith (EE ’83) Named 2010 College of Engineering Honored Alumnus
September 29, 2010
The 2010 Honored Alum for the College of Engineering started his career at Northrop Space Technology in 1982, and he's been on an upward trajectory ever since.


Cal Poly Engineering Donor Endows Project-Based Learning
September 22, 2010
Paul R. Bonderson, Jr. is such a staunch supporter of Cal Poly's hands-on, "Learn by Doing" educational focus that in 2006 he built the Bonderson Projects Center, an $8 million facility dedicated solely to student projects.


Top Gun again: Cal Poly wins AIAA Design Competition
September 20, 2010
For the eighth time in the past nine years, Cal Poly aerospace seniors soared above the competitors at the national Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design competition, taking both first and second place at the contest sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics  and Astronautics Foundation (AIAA).


Bumper Crop of New Students with the Best Scores in Cal Poly History Heading to Campus
September 13, 2010
Fall Quarter started Sept. 20 with a little more than 3,500 new freshmen and 550 transfer students.


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