News for July 2013

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Cal Poly Studies Future of Fighting Fire with Foam
July 22, 2013

Cal Poly is leading multi-disciplinary research efforts that will be the first comprehensive scientific study conducted on fighting fires with foam. The research will analyze the benefits of foam versus water and the use of foam to fight structural and interior fires.


FCC Eyes Licensing for CubeSats
July 18, 2013

In the July issue of QST, a publication of the American Radio Relay League, association CEO David Sumner discusses the interrelationship of CubeSats and amateur radio, including the FCC's new interest in licensing experimental satellites in the amateur-satellite bands:


Alumni Mark Wong: Heart is in his Work
July 01, 2013

Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company, has partnered with Cal Poly’s Biomedical Engineering Department over the past five years, providing student internships and offering industry expertise and resources. Recently, we asked Mark Wong (B.S./M.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2010), research and development engineer at Medtronic’s cardiovascular division in Santa Rosa, Calif.,  about his role at Medtronic and his steps along the way:


Lily Laiho Named Director of Interdisciplinary Projects
July 01, 2013

Cal Poly College of Engineering has named Lily Laiho to the newly created position of director of interdisciplinary projects. A biomedical engineering professor at Cal Poly since 2007, Laiho served on the first faculty committee for the program five years ago, and has remained an active proponent of the initiative.


Model Projects
July 01, 2013

In biomedical engineering, computer modeling adds an increasingly vital dimension to Learn by Doing.


Cal Poly Solar Team’s Environmental Solution Wins First Place at International Competition
July 01, 2013

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly Engineering students’ vision of a solar still earned the team first place at the international Environmental Design Contest held in April at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces, N.M.


Research Explores the Surface of Healthy Cartilage
July 01, 2013

When cartilage becomes damaged, it cannot easily repair itself. The result is often osteoarthritis, a leading cause of disability for millions of people worldwide. Until recently, treatment options have been limited, but a new generation of researchers – including Nathan Balcom, who completed his master’s thesis in June – is fighting osteoarthritis with tissue engineering.


Hannah-Forbes Fund Supports 50 Senior Projects … And Counting
July 01, 2013

Senior projects represent Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing heartbeat, and athe Hannah-Forbes Fund is a measure of the Biomedical Engineering Department's healthy pulse. Over a span of just three years, the fund has supported 50 projects and 77 students with a series of mini-grants.


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