A team of Cal Poly seniors are working on a start-up business that could change how to locate wildfires. By analyzing the way power-lines sag when they are near a wildfire, Perch is developing a device that could be able to calculate where fires are located and alert emergency services quicker. Perch’s team is set […]
Cal Poly startup hopes to shape future of California wildfires
A team of two Cal Poly students, a Cal Poly alumni and three professors are creating a prototype for a system of devices that will detect and prevent wildfires in California. The idea for the system originated from a Cal Poly summer undergraduate research project (SURP) which went on to be accepted to the 2020 […]
With little rain, Cal Fire uncertain about what fire season will hold
As of March 1, 2020 there have already been 381 fires, according to Cal Fire. This is more than triple the number of fires at this time in 2019.
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. […]
Student variety show raises hundreds for fire relief
Student comedians, singers and dancers performed in an on-campus variety show Thursday, Nov. 26 to raise money for Woolsey and Camp fire relief.
Inaugural hackathon season ends with three-time champions
Computer science senior Joe Wijoyo and computer science junior Karen Kauffman took first place in all three hackathons.
15-Minute update: Marijuana legalization, Experimental farm, Updates on wildfires and mudslides
Mustang News anchors Haley Pryde and Sydney Brandt have today’s top stories.
ASI collecting toiletries for people affected by Northern California wildfires
The toiletry drive will last until Oct. 13 and items can be dropped off at the ASI Student Government office.
Wildfire preparedness begins with a cool transition to summer
The late spring rains might have postponed major wildfire threats this far, but a green light could signal to flames late into summer with increased vegetation.