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College of Science and Mathematics

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Fall Newsletter 2015

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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.

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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.​

Read about some of the summer research ›

Jeffrey Jasper

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.

Read more about Jeffrey Jasper ›


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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.​

Read more about the spacecraft

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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. 

Read more about the program ›


More News

Cal Poly Researchers Working to Supplement Anti-Malarial Drug

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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.

Read more anti-malarial drug research  ​›


Cal Poly Bachelor’s Degree Grads' Median Salaries Rank 14th in Nation

Students walking outside Baker Center's west entranceCal Poly bachelor’s degree graduates rank 14th in the nation among public universities for median salaries, according to’s 2015-16 College Salary Report.​

Read more about the report


Welcome New Faculty and Staff

Heather LiwanagA 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.

Read more about the newcomers ›


Cal Poly Students Dive into Research with STAR Program

Student interacts with researcherNearly 70 current and future teachers in the summer-long STEM Teacher and Researcher Program presented their research findings at the NASA Ames Research Center. 

Read more about the research


Upcoming Events

Cal Poly Pier Open House

Photo of PierCentral 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.



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