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Bailey College of Science and Mathematics

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Centers in the Bailey College of Science and Mathematics

Bailey College Centers

The Bailey College is home to esteemed interdisciplinary research centers and initiatives tackling important problems facing government, industry and community.


Center for Applications
in Biotechnology

CAB lab in Frost Center

The Center for Applications in Biotechnology (CAB) strives to support research and development of biotechnology on Cal Poly campus, to be a place where students are trained to apply their knowledge and faculty are involved in bringing the fruits of their discipline to benefit their community.

The CAB mission is to develop and apply biological tools to address human concerns through collaborative interdisciplinary research, and to educate the next generation of biotechnologists. Learn more at

Center for Coastal Marine Sciences

Cal Poly Pier in Avila

The mission of the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences (CCMS) is to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary studies of coastal marine systems for the purpose of addressing pressing issues facing our ocean resources and fostering hands-on learning through discovery and outreach by our students, faculty and staff.

Through integrated research and teaching using the Learn by Doing philosophy, CCMS aims to become one of the premier institutes for undergraduate education in marine science. Learn more at

Center for Health Research

Cal Poly Mobile Health Unit

The Center for Health Research (CHR) facilitates transdisciplinary research in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. CHR research spans from the cellular to social-ecological, promotes health equity, and leads to improved quality of life across the lifespan. A key objective is to prepare the next generation of leaders in health-related research. Learn more at

Center for Engineering,
Science and Mathematics

CESAME and Nuestra Ciencia

The University Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME) was created to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, teacher education and professional development, and the workforce pipeline in California. As a university-wide endeavor, CESAME is responsible for several cross-disciplinary campus initiatives that impact STEM education and teacher development programs across the state. CESAME cultivates collaborations among students, staff and faculty from across campus and nurtures partnerships with preschool through high school (P-12) teachers, community college faculty, as well as business, industry, government, and foundations in order to achieve its goals. Learn more at

Kenneth N. Edwards
Western Coatings
Technology Center

WCTC lab photo

The mission of the Kenneth N Edwards Western Coatings Technology Center (WCTC) is to provide a forum for faculty, students, and industry partners to elevate and bolster educational opportunities and applied research in polymers and coatings technology. The WCTC strives to engage faculty in teaching and research in polymers and coatings technology, engage students in studying and applying skills associated with polymers and coatings technology, and develop relationships with industry partners. Learn more at

Initiative for Climate
Leadership and

ICLR solar arrays on campus

Climate change is the biggest problem humanity has ever faced, and it will be the defining challenge for the next generation. To meet this challenge, ICLR is building the Institute for Climate Leadership and Resilience, an organization that will train the next generation of climate leaders for these emergent careers, increase regional resilience on the Central Coast, and make Cal Poly a recognized climate leader in higher education.

ICLR exists to facilitate collaboration among donors, industry partners, different campus departments, and our global community to create a future workforce that can produce climate solutions. Learn more at


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