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Debondable glue wins industry innovation award

GardenThe debondable glue product, D-Glue, designed with Cal Poly student participation, wins prestigious national innovation honor (photo by Izzy Kelly featuring Costanzo Lab Research team members).

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Biology faculty champion cultural exchange through the Fulbright program

GardenRead about biological sciences Assistant Professor Jean Davidson heading off to Iceland and Professor Nishi Rajakaruna’s new ambassador role.

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Astronomy Faculty Research Fellowship Program Launches Gamma Ray Study

GardenThe second year of the fellowship supported by the Marrujo Foundation is examining high-energy particle jets near supermassive black holes.

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New Human Anatomy Club to Merge Science and Art

GardenA new student club that incorporates the artistic aspects of anatomy has launched.

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GardenThe Climate Solutions Now conference drew more than 800 online attendees from around the world

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Cal Poly chemistry team partners with East Coast company on glue patent

Lab StudentsAn innovative, ecofriendly glue designed by a Cal Poly chemistry research team in collaboration with an East Coast company has been approved for a U.S. government patent.

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Intersections Magazine 2023: Women in Stem, Whale Sounds, New Trees and More

womenThis issue of Intersections Magazine highlights the life and career of longtime Chemistry Department Chair Tina Bailey and the advancement and accomplishments of women faculty and students in STEM, along with other college news updates and highlighted student standouts.

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Pier Open House to Take Place Saturday, Oct. 28

warfFind out all the details about attending this year’s Pier Open House, a public showcase marine science with Cal Poly students and faculty on hand. Bring the family to view displays and learn about oceanography.

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Study Explores Noise and Light Impact on Birds

BirdA Cal Poly professor and student researchers are embarking on a five-year study to better understand how exposure to human-caused noise and light pollution affects birds. The National Science Foundation awarded the team a nearly $900,000 grant to be used toward the research.

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Cal Poly Initiative Receives $1.9 Million Climate Action Grant

StudentCal Poly’s Climate Action Initiative, headed by math professor Erin Pearse, has been awarded nearly $2 million for two projects to reduce carbon emissions, improve resource management and advance long-term, sustainable agricultural practices.

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Treating Disease Through Innovation

StudentRecent biological sciences graduate McClain Kressman has launched a startup company, BioGlyph, that offers a digital platform for pharmaceutical drug design. Kressman worked with UC Berkeley computer science major Nico Galin and Cal Poly’s CIE program to start the new business. The student team won an Innovation Quest award this spring.

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Historic Announcement: College to be renamed in honor of Phil and Tina Bailey!

Phil and Tina BaileyThe university made a historic announcement that the College of Science and Mathematics is to be renamed in honor of Phil and Tina Bailey, Honoring the legacy of two longtime, devoted champions of Cal Poly and Learn by Doing education.

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CSM Undergraduate Research Magazine: Learn about oceanography, vaping, math game theory and more

The first-ever College of Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Magazine includes articles on breast cancer diagnostics, baby feeding cues and wind energy, with sections on CSM spaces, cool tools and research briefs.

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CSM Winter Newsletter: Learn about New Programs on Naturalists, Innovators and Climate Leaders

The 2023 Winter Newsletter features articles about new degree programs, a partnership with an expedition cruise line and initiatives on climate and entrepreneurship.

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Bringing Cal Poly STEM Mentorship into the Elementary School Classroom: Learning with ‘Voice and Choice’

As part of a new initiative to encourage active STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning, Cal Poly students are branching out into local schools to help elementary schools with lessons and workshops

Read more about the Maker's Club and STEM education



Joining Forces: Cal Poly Establishes New Connection with Prestigious African University

Cal Poly launches the first year of its new exchange program with Ashesi University in Ghana.


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Cal Poly Awarded $475,000 Grant for Inclusive Teaching in STEM Fields

The Learn by Doing campus is among 104 public and private colleges and universities to further develop new more-inclusive teaching methods to attract a greater number of underrepresented students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Read more about the Cal Poly Grant



With New Year’s Around The Corner, CSM Student Leading the Rose Float Team

Cal Poly’s Rose Float has existed for more than seven decades. The CSM student president of this year’s project has participated on the team for four straight years.


Read more about the Rose Float Team


Cal Poly Pier to Host First In-Person Open House in Two Years on Oct. 29

Cal Poly is hosting a public event on Oct. 29, 2022, showcasing marine science at its pier in Avila Beach. The Pier Open House will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


Read more about the Cal Poly Pier Open House


Technology and infant development focus of $2.7 million public health study 

Cal Poly Kinesiology and Public Health Professor Alison Ventura aims to better understand how mothers’ use of mobile devices may impact development during an infant’s first year.

Read more about the technology and child development study here 


Public Health Research Grant Assesses Cardiovascular Health

A research team led by Suzanne Phelan, director of the Center for Health Research and a Cal Poly professor of kinesiology and public health, received a $5.6 million award from the National Institutes of Health for a study related to pregnant women and infants.

Read more about the study on mothers' health here


Chemistry Lab Creates Novel Eco-Friendly Glue

A new type of glue created by a Cal Poly chemistry lab, in collaboration with an East Coast company, is designed to break down more easily to help recycle consumer materials. 

Read about the innovative glue here



School of Education to begin grant study on dyslexia teaching guidelines

The School of Education (SOE) was awarded a $21,000 grant by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to help incorporate required dyslexia guidelines into its training for aspiring K-12 teachers. 

Read more about the dyslexia education award here 



Learn by Doing Lab Uses Body Donations to Teach High School Students

Through a rare opportunity to observe the human body in a form they likely will never forget, Central Coast high school students visited Cal Poly’s first Learn by Doing Lab Body Donation program site this spring to study actual, dissected cadavers.

Read more about the Donated Cadavers >


Polymers and Coatings Students Win Research Presentations

Students and faculty in Cal Poly’s Polymers and Coatings   Program took top honors at the biannual Western Coatings   Symposium and Show, the premier event for the paint and coatings industry in the Western U.S.

Read more about the polymers and coatings awards.



New Drone Program Gets Seal of Approval

A group of student researchers is using a drone to count elephant seals on the Central Coast.

Read more about elephant seal population surveys


Student Research Conference Celebrates Two Decades

The college's year-end event returned in person after a multiyear hiatus and featured more than 80 poster displays and 40 presentations at the Baker Center with new alumni mentoring sessions.

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Biology professor receives second career Fulbright Award

Botanist Nishi Rajakaruna had a big year! He earned multiple career honors and an opportunity to return to South Africa to research and teach.


Read more about Nishi's Fulbright award >



Marine science expands horizons

College Ambassadors welcome Lindsay High learners from Tulare County to Cal Poly and the pier to inspire teens to learn about aquatic life and earning a university degree.


Read about the Ambassadors and outreach >


Postdoc program offers rare opportunity


A unique CSM program offers future college educators and industry professionals a combination of research, teaching and mentorship in all aspects of their postdoc work.


Read more about the Frost-funded postdocs >



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