News for March 2016

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Cal Poly Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Foster Regenerative Medicine Professionals
March 24, 2016

Cal Poly’s regenerative medicine program received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the Golden State’s stem cell institute. Cal Poly was among just 15 programs funded by CIRM to support the training of a workforce capable of accelerating treatments involving regenerative medicine to patients with unmet clinical needs. 

Cal Poly Engineers Without Borders Team Wins 2016 Premier Project Award
March 24, 2016

Cal Poly students’ bicycle-powered maize mill won the 2016 Premier Project Award from Engineers Without Borders USA. Cal Poly was one of three student chapters out of more than 200 nationwide to receive the award. 

Cal Poly’s Human Motion Biomechanics Program Gets Boost from W.M. Keck Foundation
March 22, 2016

A $350,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation will promote the integration of research and education in Cal Poly’s growing interdisciplinary program in human motion biomechanics.

Cal Poly Students Sweep Residential Energy Modeling Competition
March 21, 2016

Cal Poly students swept the Residential Energy Modeling Competition sponsored by the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC). 

Five Cal Poly Engineering Students Win Scholarships from the American Council of Engineering Compani
March 17, 2016

Cal Poly students received five of 11 scholarships awarded by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California. The group’s foundation awards scholarships annually to graduate or undergraduate college students working toward a degree in engineering or land surveying.

Cal Poly Showcased As Exemplary Engineering Ethics Program
March 09, 2016

Cal Poly was recognized as a top university for ethics in engineering education. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) included Cal Poly among 25 universities in the report “Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers: Exemplary Education Activities and Programs.”

Cal Poly Wins 'Top Marching Band' Award at Chinese New Year Parade — for Third Year Running
March 08, 2016

The Cal Poly Mustang Band took first place in the adult marching band category for the third consecutive year at the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade held Feb. 20 in San Francisco.

Cal Poly Named a Top University for Aerospace and Defense Industries
March 02, 2016

Cal Poly was named a top school for the aerospace and defense industries (A&D) in the 2015 Workforce Study compiled by Aviation Week & Space Technology. 

Vanity Fair Mexico Features Alumna Christina Diaz
March 01, 2016

The March issue of Vanity Fair Mexico featured 20 Latina women who “embody power,” including Christina Diaz, a Cal Poly alumna who has her eyes set on Mars. Diaz earned her bachelor’s and master’s at Cal Poly in aerospace engineering (2013) and now serves as a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Cal Poly Engineering Dean Speaks at State Capitol during California Aerospace Days
March 01, 2016

During California Aerospace Days, Cal Poly College of Engineering dean, Debra Larson, spoke before a joint session of California lawmakers on “Women in Aerospace and Engineering.” The annual event was held Feb. 29 through March 1 in Sacramento, Calif.

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