Imagine a world where cakes stay moist after sitting out on the counter for a week. Welcome to food science professor Samir Amin’s universe, which he lovingly calls, “carrot stuff.”
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Meet EMBER: A student-designed robot to help prevent wildfires
“We can think of it like an automatic sprinkler,” mechanical engineering senior Daniel Santoro said.
Cal Poly Pier hosts annual open house, inspiring the “next generation of marine scientists”
Cal Poly Pier hosted its annual open house Saturday at Avila Beach. The pier, located on Avila Beach Drive west of the San Luis Creek Bridge, stretches out a half-mile into the Pacific Ocean. The open house showcased research on marine life that professors and students are working on. The pier is only used by […]
Cal Poly students drafted a bill to increase housing cost transparency. It goes into effect next year
A bill drafted by Cal Poly students to increase housing cost transparency was signed into law Oct. 4 and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020. The bill is an update on Senate Bill (SB) 467, which originally only required Universities of California (UC) and California State Universities (CSU) to post information on the average […]
A Cal Poly professor spent 10 months in Africa improving nutrition research
Peggy Papathakis helped send more than 30 students to Malawi to volunteer at community clinics. Her previous research studies were focused on developing methods to increase the nutritional intake of pregnant women.
Academic Senate proposal would reduce office hours requirement for tenure-track professors
Tenure-track professors may gain an extra hour each week as an Academic Senate resolution seeks to update the existing office hours policy. The existing policy has been used since the 1980s. While the existing policy is more ambiguous, the resolution defines the exact number of office hours faculty members must hold. Whereas full-time faculty were […]
City Council allows Taqueria Santa Cruz to stay open 30 minutes later after noise violations
The San Luis Obispo City Council voted Tuesday night that the downtown Taqueria Santa Cruz Express location can stay open until 9:30 p.m. Earlier this year, the restaurant was mandated to close at 9 p.m. because of noise complaints from residents living above Taqueria Santa Cruz in The Mix building. It was previously open until […]
SLO considering following Morro Bay and Atascadero in banning flavored vape and e-cigarette sales
The City of San Luis Obispo has long-term plans to move forward with banning flavored e-cigarettes, following in the footsteps of Arroyo Grande and Morro Bay.
University Union Starbucks renovation leads to 8.6 percent traffic increase
Since the freshly renovated University Union Starbucks opened at the start of Fall quarter, store traffic has increased by 8.6 percent, according to Cal Poly Corporation Communications Specialist Aaron Lambert. The store began renovations in Summer 2019, modernizing the space and creating a more efficient production line. “Every few years, someone from Starbucks comes in […]
San Luis Obispo’s reputation as ‘happiest place in America’ glosses over deeper problems
San Luis Obispo may be picture perfect on the outside, but like every city, it has its issues.