In October 2021, Cal Poly SLO officially announced it would change to the semester system, set to begin Fall 2026. The conversion has since been met with mixed reactions from the campus community. In June 2019, research was published by three individuals, including former Cal Poly economics professor Stefanie Fischer. In this research, the team […]
Cal Poly Awards Grants for Student Research Projects
Cal Poly awarded grants to support 33 student-led research projects through the university’s Baker and Koob endowments, according to a March 29 press release. The endowments, which support hands-on learning opportunities for students, will fund $108,000 for a variety of projects that are focused on issues ranging from a broad spectrum of topics, including space […]
Vice President of Research Economic Development and Graduate Education to leave Cal Poly in April
Cal Poly’s Research and Economic Development Vice President Renee Reijo Pera will step down from her role in April, according to a campus-wide email.
Biology professor and team conduct research on sea otter repopulation in California
They have found some of the best habitats in estuaries throughout California.
Chemistry professor leads student research on impact of wildfires
Chemistry professor Matthew Zoerb and a group of undergraduate students are conducting research to help people better understand the effects wildfires have on health and the environment. In the past few years, California has seen the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history, including the Camp Fire in 2018 and the Kincade Fire last October. […]
Cal Poly researchers grow their own cells in lab, avoiding animal testing
Thirteen years and millions of cells ago, Kristen O’Halloran Cardinal began the tissue engineering lab at Cal Poly.
Industrial hemp club starts on campus one year after student petition
Poly Hemp — the first Cal Poly club advocating for the education and research of industrial hemp — held its first meeting Wednesday, April 17. This comes one year after two students petitioned to start a pilot program at Cal Poly to conduct research on industrial hemp. Agricultural business senior Ted Fitzgerald was one of […]
Students and faculty are working to turn algae into fuel — eight years in the making
Algae is not that exciting to look at. The green blob does not seem like it is up to much, but it’s actually busy all day long — converting sunlight to energy. That energy can be used to create fuel, which is why Cal Poly professors and students are experimenting with the slimy substance. Electrical […]
Cal Poly researchers seek volunteers for weight loss study
Professional and student researchers at Cal Poly’s Center for Health Research are seeking volunteers to participate in a weight loss pilot study that incorporates virtual reality.
Cal Poly to break ground on new $125 million interdisciplinary research complex
Cal Poly will break ground to make room for a new $125 million interdisciplinary research building beginning in May 2019.
Cal Poly is selecting a Vice President of Research from 3 finalists
Three candidates for the Vice President for Research position will attend an open forum on campus.