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The William and Linda Frost Center for Research and Innovation

The Frost Center is a new star on campus as a truly interdisciplinary building at
Cal Poly. The Frost Center unites three colleges under one roof, enabling a new level of cross-disciplinary innovation and collaboration. The four-story facility includes flexible and state-of-the-art teaching, laboratory, research and office spaces. In this photo, participants of the 2022 Frost Summer Undergraduate Research Program — (from left) undergraduates Evan Odberg, Belle Aduaka and Chanel De Smet with biologicial sciences Professor Jean Davidson (second from right) — transport equipment into the Frost Center.

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Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach, California

Though the Cal Poly Pier is located in the Pacific Ocean, it is part of the university's campus. At 3,000 feet long, the Avila Beach facility is 11 miles from the San Luis Obispo campus and provides students, faculty and researchers with unrivaled access to the marine environment of the Central Coast. The station is part of Cal Poly's Center for Coastal Marine Sciences and includes a classroom/dry lab, conference room, flowing seawater system with wet-lab and aquarium space. The scientific diving and boating programs further expand access onto and under the water.  At the pier, onsite monitoring instruments such as a meteorological station and an automated water column profiler provide real-time data used by student researchers. CSM outreach programs and events often use the pier to educate and inspire future marine science researchers.

Cal Poly Pier


McMurdo Station in Antarctica

Heather Liwanag (front left) and Lars Tomanek (second from right) with Cal Poly students at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, a U.S. research facility, as part of their research on Wendell sea pups supported by the Frost Fund and a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Cal Poly researchers at McMurdo Station in Antarctica

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