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Cal Poly Engineering partners with Girl Scouts to build functional, life-size Lego robot

The Cal Poly Engineering Department is partnering with the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast to build a functional, life-sized Lego robot, according to a press release. Due to supply chain issues from LEGO, the event has been postponed indefinitely. The department doesn’t yet have information on when the legos will arrive. Industrial engineering senior […]

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Vice President Harris announces U.S. will not conduct anti-satellite missile tests

Vice President Kamala Harris announced that the United States will refrain from conducting destructive, direct-ascent anti-satellite missile testing during a visit at the Vandenburg Space Force Base Monday.  Harris visited the base one day after the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9, which contained a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Harris said […]

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Phishing email offers students financially impacted by COVID-19 up to $4,000 in financial aid

Some campus community members received an email Monday falsely claiming that Cal Poly would be providing up to $4,000 in financial aid assistance to any students and staff who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The email came from a student’s account. University spokesperson Matt Lazier wrote in an email to Mustang News that the […]

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Cal Poly CubeSat earns a spot in Space Technology Hall of Fame

CubeSats, a miniature satellite technology co-created at Cal Poly, will be inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame during the 37th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs April 4-7.  Jordi Puig-Suari, a former Cal Poly aerospace engineering professor, and now-retired Stanford University professor Bob Twiggs created the CubeSat together in 1999. Today, the CubeStat has […]

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Cal Poly’s COVID-19 saliva testing to be brought to market through local partnership

Cal Poly faculty developed saliva-based COVID-19 testing technology that students have used on campus since February 2021. Now, those saliva tests will be brought to market.  Nathaniel Martinez, associate professor of biological studies, and Andres Martinez, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, developed microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (microPADs) for low-cost and portable diagnostic applications, according to […]

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Cal Poly students win top prizes in Elevator Pitch Competition

Two Cal Poly students took home cash prizes in this year’s Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) 12th annual Elevator Pitch Competition.  Cal Poly’s industrial engineering senior Surya Venugopal and business administration junior Sara Dada won $1,000 and $500, respectively. This year’s competition was held at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center on […]

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Startup Launch Weekend to return Nov. 5-7

Like every other successful business, Intego Technologies started out as an ephemeral idea. But unlike most businesses, Intego Technologies was launched from concept into reality over the course of 54 hours.  Business administration junior and founder of Intego Technologies, Alexandra Joelson, wasted no time as she and her team competed in Startup Launch Weekend 2019 […]