Fall Newsletter 2015
Cal Poly and UC Berkeley Receive $6 Million Grant to Enhance Collaboration in Data Science
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly and UC Berkeley received a $6 million grant from a three-foundation partnership to further develop an open-source software that already influences the way work is done in industries ranging from genetics to finance. The software package, called Project Jupyter, makes data science more collaborative and interactive. Think Google Drive with a brain.
Greetings from Dean Bailey
One of the best ways to help our future scientists, mathematicians and teachers reach their potential is through student-faculty research. Almost 200 students spent the summer doing hands-on research with faculty mentors. Every student received a stipend so that they could afford to spend the summer doing research rather than finding other work.
Pharmaceutical Expert Recognized as 2015 Honored Alumnus
Jeffrey Jasper (B.S., Chemistry, 1984) is the 2015 Honored Alumnus in the College of Science & Mathematics. Jasper is vice president of preclinical sciences at Revolution Medicines and has more than 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His areas of expertise include molecular pharmacology and preclinical drug development in the areas of neuromuscular, gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases.
Cal Poly, UCSB Awarded Grant to Study Interstellar Travel
Today’s science fiction is tomorrow’s scientific feat. That’s the idea behind NASA’s $100,000 Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) grants, one of which was awarded to Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara to make preliminary models of an interstellar spacecraft and propulsion system.
Cal Poly Program Could Help Reduce Math Anxiety, Close Gender Gap
Thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Cal Poly’s Academy of Inquiry Based Learning will lead an effort to increase active learning in college math classes across the natio.
Cal Poly Researchers Working to Supplement Anti-Malarial Drug
Cal Poly chemistry Professor Scott Eagon is working on a drug to supplement the anti-malarial drug artemisinin, developed by one of this year’s Nobel Prize winners in medicine, TuYouyou.
Cal Poly Bachelor’s Degree Grads' Median Salaries Rank 14th in Nation
Cal Poly bachelor’s degree graduates rank 14th in the nation among public universities for median salaries, according to PayScale.com’s 2015-16 College Salary Report.
Welcome New Faculty and Staff
A number of new faculty and staff members joined the college this fall, including Heather Liwanag in Biological Sciences, pictured at left. Meet the new recruits.
Cal Poly Students Dive into Research with STAR Program
Nearly 70 current and future teachers in the summer-long STEM Teacher and Researcher Program presented their research findings at the NASA Ames Research Center.
Cal Poly Pier Open House
Central Coast residents are invited to attend an open house Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach. Attendees of the annual open house event are treated to a tour that features interactive displays, microscopes for viewing ultra-small sea creatures, a "discover SCUBA" experience and more.