News for May 2011

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Senior Design Expo takes Learn by Doing to the next level
May 31, 2011
Innovation, collaboration, and teamwork will be on display Thursday, June 2 at the Senior Design Expo, where students from the Mechanical Engineering Department and other engineering majors will display their senior projects. Multidisciplinary student teams will also participate. The projects are sponsored by companies or organizations and can range from autonomous vehicles to prostheses to  a human powered helicopter.


Industrial Engineering student employee is “Best in the West”
May 27, 2011
Robby Nielsen, student technician for Cal Poly's Student Project Lab and Mustang '60 machine shop, is best in the West among state and regional student employees.


Cal Poly Engineering Announces 2011 Outstanding Graduates
May 26, 2011
Cal Poly Engineering recently announced its 2011 Outstanding Graduates, including the top graduate students, the top departmental graduating seniors for academic excellence, and graduating seniors recognized for service to the College, service to the University, and service to the community. The winners in each category received $500 bonds from Lockheed Martin.


Cal Poly Students to Present Ideas to Improve SLO Downtown Traffic in May 24 Exhibition
May 19, 2011
Cal Poly civil engineering and city and regional planning graduate students will present ideas for improving traffic circulation for downtown San Luis Obispo at an exhibition Tuesday, May 24, from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. in Engineering IV (Bldg. 192) on campus.


First PolyHouse to go Solar
May 18, 2011
This year's PolyHouse will boast the annual project's first solar system. The system installation will be part of the unveiling ceremonies at 3 p.m. Sunday.


Mechanical Engineering student awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
May 17, 2011
Kevin Yamauchi, a master's candidate in the biomechanics program at Cal Poly's College of Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship worth $90,000 over three years.


Cal Poly Mentors Guide High School Robotics Team to World Championship
May 12, 2011
A robot named Titan showed all the right stuff at the 2011 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Championship in St. Louis the last week of April. For the Atascadero High School students who designed and built it, it meant their team - the Greybots - is now ranked among the best in the world. Mentored by Cal Poly students, the Greybots were part of a winning alliance that included teams from San Jose and Cook County, Ill.


Cal Poly Civil Engineering Grad Student Wins CSU Research Competition
May 12, 2011
When the Twin Towers collapsed in 2001, Victor Sanchez Escalera was a high school student. The event influenced him to study civil engineering, and the research he has done as a 4 +1 B.S./M.S. student at Cal Poly may help prevent structural disasters in the future.


Cal Poly Formula Hybrid™ Team Makes a Strong Showing at the International Competition
May 11, 2011
A four-day engineering competition put Cal Poly's Formula HybridTM team to the test in Loudon, New Hampshire, on May 1-4. Despite a budget challenge and a relatively young team, the group placed 5th in the Autocross event and 7th overall at the international, inter-collegiate competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the IEEE.


Cal Poly’s Annual Poly House Will Renovate Home of Disabled Teenager
May 09, 2011
For the past seven years, Cal Poly's industrial and manufacturing engineering project management class has completed a home renovation service project to help a local family or individual struggling with issues related to disabilities.


AERO Professor Receives Distinguished Scholarship Award
May 09, 2011
Cal Poly's Distinguished Scholarship Award recognizes the contributions of professors who raise the University's international profile and create unique opportunities for students. Aerospace engineering professor Jordi Puig-Suari more than fits the bill.


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