News for June 2013

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Cal Poly Places First in Design at National Concrete Canoe Competition
June 28, 2013

 

Cal Poly’s concrete canoe took first place in design for the fifth year in a row at the National Concrete Canoe Competition held June 20-22 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill. The event, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, drew 23 collegiate teams from across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.


Engineer-Turned-Artist Urges Graduates to “Find Your Calling”
June 15, 2013

Alfred Qöyawayma (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1961) — Hopi potter, bronze sculptor and mechanical engineer — received an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Cal Poly’s spring commencement on Saturday, June 15.


Electrical Engineering Professor Leaves a 45-Year Legacy
June 06, 2013

Mike Cirovic, perhaps Cal Poly’s longest-serving professor, is retiring after 45 years of teaching in the Electrical Engineering Department (EE).


A Driving Force: Ann Livingston-Peters Receives SWE Award
June 03, 2013

One of the driving forces in the Materials Engineering Department, Ann Livingston-Peters was among those presented the 2012-13 Outstanding Women in Engineering Award by the Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers.


Materials Engineering Department is a Mover and ‘Maker’ behind SLO’s First Maker Faire
June 03, 2013

A family-friendly Maker Faire made its debut in San Luis Obispo in May, brimming with invention, creativity and resourcefulness. The makers were tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, scientists, engineers and crafters of all ages and backgrounds.


Materials Engineering Department is Making Strides: Message from Chair Kathy Chen
June 03, 2013

As material engineers, we know firsthand that materials are what we make of them – in every sense of the word “make.”


Seeing the Future in Malta’s Past: Erik Nelson Delves into Underwater Archaeology and Robotics
June 03, 2013

Erik Nelson, a recent materials engineering graduate, knows firsthand why engineering is sometimes called the “archaeology of the future.”


Beyond the Surface: Optical Interferometer Offers a 3-D Look at Surface Characteristics of Materials
June 03, 2013

Peering at the surface of materials through an optical interferometer is like looking at a mountainous, colorful dreamscape.


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