News for April 2011

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Cal Poly Engineering Alumna Wins Medal for Creativity
April 28, 2011
Civil and environmental engineering alumna Tricia Compas of San Francisco has been honored with the Creativity Foundation's 2011 Legacy Medal. She and five other recipients were presented the awards at a ceremony on April 9 at the Cosmos Club in Washington DC by anthropologist and educator Johnnetta Cole.

San Jose Company establishes a scholarship in remembrance of a Cal Poly alumnus
April 22, 2011
Mark Thomas & Company, an employee-owned surveying and engineering corporation headquartered in San Jose, has established a student scholarship endowment in Cal Poly's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department with a gift of $50,000. The endowment honors Chris Rockway, a 1979 graduate, who passed away in October 2010.

Society of Civil Engineers Wins National Award for Third Consecutive Year
April 18, 2011
For the third year in a row, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) honored Cal Poly with the prestigious Robert Ridgway Award given to the single most outstanding chapter out of the 280 student groups across the country. This is the fifth time that ASCE has recognized Cal Poly with this award.

Viewpoint: From a Cal Poly Engineering student
April 18, 2011
Michael Waddington, the University Events Director for the Engineering Student Council, gave an address at the Welcome Breakfast for the Engineering Alumni Reunion Day during Cal Poly Open House. His remarks provide a snapshot of what Cal Poly Engineering students feel about their Cal Poly education:

Cal Poly environmental engineering professor receives national award
April 13, 2011
The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management has presented Cal Poly environmental engineering professor Samuel A. Vigil with the Iraj Zandi Award for his efforts in educating students about solid waste management.

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