During quarantine, while people have been turning to arts and crafts to entertain themselves indoors, ecology professor Yamina Pressler has been recognized by Smithsonian Magazine for her work developing “responsibly harvested” soil-based water colors with her friend and colleague, Dr. Karen Vaughn at the University of Wyoming.
When architecture sophomore Diana Fierro Gonzalez and her family first got an email that Texas was going to experience some cold weather, she said wasn’t worried. Cold snaps are common for a Texas winter. When the power shut off for supposed rolling power blackouts, she still wasn’t worried. But then, the power didn’t come back for almost a week.
From the moment she wakes up to the moment she falls asleep, May Thiri Kyaw is on Instagram checking the news from Myanmar to see who has been arrested, if her mom is OK, if anyone has been shot or if more propaganda has been spread or if the internet has been cut off.
An undertaking that has been about fifteen years in the making, Cal Poly’s Wine and Viticulture Center is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2021, according to wine and viticulture professor Federico Casassa.
Frank Holmoka did not imagine his senior year as president of the Music Production Union (MPU) to include Among Us game nights and Skribbl.io tournaments. However, due to COVID-19, Holmoka has had to work with club members to come up with unique ways to share student-produced music.
As Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters filled city streets this past summer, biomedical engineering graduate student Alexander Silva thought of other ways to combat racism in the field of biomedical engineering.
To some, the past few decades seem to have brought more change in every walk of life than the entire century prior. But to mechanical engineering professor James Locascio, the one thing that has remained the same are his students.
Since the start of quarantine, many other students at Cal Poly have been starting and adding to their own plant collections, along with Sugai.
Plastic barriers between desks, double doors open to ensure proper air flow, students taking labs with masks and face shields on and occupying at 50 percent capacity with their partners over zoom — these are some of the precautions that…