News for January 2012

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Gene Haas Foundation Makes “Making Things” Happen
January 31, 2012
A recent $50,000 gift by the Gene Haas Foundation will help transform manufacturing education at Cal Poly. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of California-based Haas Automation.

Multicultural Engineering Program Honors a Diversity of High Achievers
January 31, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Members of Cal Poly's Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) who received scholarships for the 2011-12 school year were honored at a recent MEP banquet at which more than $125,000 in scholarships were awarded.

Sponsor Beats the Concrete Drum for Cal Poly’s National Championship Canoe Team
January 30, 2012
Some wear team pride on a shirt. Some on a button. But for Hanson Aggregates, a local sponsor of the Cal Poly Concrete Canoe Team, where better than the drum of a concrete mixer truck?

Top Concrete Canoe in the Nation on Display at World of Concrete Convention
January 26, 2012
The concrete canoe, Cetacea, which floated Cal Poly to the top of the National Concrete Canoe Competition last year is currently on display at the World of Concrete convention.

Cal Poly Tests Future Aircraft Model in Air Force Wind Tunnel
January 26, 2012
Cal Poly researchers recently tested a futuristic aircraft model inside the world's second-largest wind tunnel at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Moffett Field, Calif.  

Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers Honors Outstanding Women in Engineering & Technology
January 24, 2012
The Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers (SWE) announced the recipients of the 2011 Outstanding Women in Engineering and Technology Award at this year’s Evening with Industry held on Thursday, January 19 at the San Luis Obispo Embassy Suites. In addition, SWE named Tracy Thatcher from Civil and Environmental Engineering as “Most Supportive Professor,” and presented more than $21,000 in scholarships at the gala.

Lockheed Martin Information Session, Jan. 31
January 23, 2012
Lockheed Martin will host an information session about the company on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m. in Bonderson 104, with refreshments provided. 

Discovering the Secrets of Malta
January 20, 2012
Seven Cal Poly students will travel to Malta and Sicily in March 2012 for this year's International Computer Engineering Exchange (ICEX) program. The students will collaborate with marine archeologists from the Aurora Special Purpose Trust and the University of Malta to investigate previously unexplored underwater archaeological sites using underwater robots.

Donor Celebrates Graduation of the First Heye Scholarship Recipient
January 18, 2012
A little over four years ago, Don Heye selected Sally Hermansen as an initial recipient of the scholarship he established in his parents’ names, the Marvin Arnold & Irene Jaquetta Heye Scholarship.

BMED’s Kristen Cardinal receives Raytheon Excellence in Teaching Award
January 13, 2012
It’s not surprising Cal Poly Assistant Professor Kristen Cardinal has a contagious enthusiasm for the Biomedical Engineering Department (BMED). After all, Cardinal, who received the 2011-2012 Raytheon Excellence in Teaching and Applied Research Award in December, has seen and nurtured the department’s life span since inception.

Cyber-security Means Cyber-opportunities for Computer Science, EE and ME Students
January 13, 2012
Rarely discussed aspects of cyber security will be shared with students by a team of Northrop Grumman engineers at a presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 5 to 6 p.m. 

How Small Can Satellites Get?
January 12, 2012
When Cal Poly and Stanford University developed the CubeSat standard in 1999, they used commercial off-the-shelf parts, which, in effect, opened space for the rest of us, and has since proven the value of small-payload satellites.

Cal Poly Engineering Student Vies for Jeopardy! College Championship
January 12, 2012
What could be more competitive than getting into Cal Poly Engineering?

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