Winter Newsletter 2016
Cal Poly Pier Hosts Underwater Data Center Test
Project Natick, aimed at developing more sustainable and efficient cloud data centers, was recently tested at the university’s Port San Luis Harbor pier. As reported by the New York Times and other national media, Microsoft recently completed a 105-day trial of the self-contained, undersea datacenter.
Letter from Dean Bailey
I want to tell you about what’s really exciting to me right now: a new student-faculty research building that will be built right across from the Baker Center.
Cal Poly Food Environment Subject of Study
Is it possible to find healthy food on Cal Poly’s campus? Find out by reading the results of a unique study conducted by Professor Marilyn Tseng and a group of student researchers.
Cal Poly Startup Working to Clean Oil Spills
A Cal Poly startup company whose leadership team includes a student from the College of Science & Mathematics is developing technology to tackle one of the toughest issues facing the oil industry — cleaning up its spills.
Pew Fellowship Will Fund Cal Poly Biologist's Work in East Africa
Cal Poly biologist Jennifer O’Leary has been awarded a prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. O’Leary will use her award to expand a program that combines science with policy in the management of marine protected areas in the Indian Ocean.
Chemistry Professor and Students Work on New Desalination Membrane
Cal Poly Chemistry Professor Shanju Zhang received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to use nanotechnology to improve desalination techniques by using far less energy than traditional methods.
Cal Poly Connected to Gravitational Waves
Cal Poly professor Steven Drasco had a hunch that the physics community had stumbled across something big months ago. And on Thursday, Drasco, along with physicists all over the world, rejoiced in news that a foundational theory had finally been verified.
Kinesiology’s Ventura Awarded Fellowship
Alison Ventura, a professor in the Kinesiology Department, has been selected as a 2015 Simms/Mann Faculty Fellow.
O’Bryant Selected as National Kinesiology Fellow
Camille O’Bryant has been selected to join the ranks of this year’s National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education Fellows. The fellowship designation acknowledges leaders who have made significant contributions to the field of kinesiology, according to NAKHE officials.
Faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics have been busy with real-world research. Read about their work on hydrogels, coral-cleaning parrotfish, a fading active galactic nucleus, and much more.