Spring Week 2 Announcements



EWB MEETINGS: Check out their google calendar

  • Mondays @ 6 PM: Sustainability Task Force Meeting --  Bldg 53-202
  • Mondays @ 7 PM: Project Meetings -- India 53-202; 10-227 Nicaragua; 33-287 Thailand; 53-202; 53-206 Malawi; 53-213 Local Projects
  • Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM at one of the Library 2nd floor fishbowls: IMPACT -- Come by if you want to make a difference locally by volunteering in SLO!
  • Fridays from 1 PM – 3 PM at the 2nd floor of the Library facing the front: EWB Tea Time -- Come chat and enjoy some tea


Mate Chipotle Fundraiser | 4/12 | 5PM - 9PM | 853 Higuera Street, SLO CA 93401 - New!

Please come support the MATE department by eating at Chipotle Wednesday (4/12) between 5PM and 9PM and show the cashier the attached flyer (either hard copy or on your phone) so that 50% of the profits go to ASMu. These funds will be used for future MATE banquets, including the one that is less than 3 weeks away! I look forward to seeing you all at the fundraiser and at the banquet. Keep your eyes out for more emails regarding tickets for the banquet.


NASA Team Leader Presentation on Mission to Pluto and Jupiter | 4/12 | 7 PM | Spanos Theatre - New!

Fran Bagenal, one of the team leaders on NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and Juno mission to Jupiter, will share discoveries about these worlds at 7PM on Wednesday, April 12, in Spanos Theatre. The presentation, titled “Exploration of the Outer Solar System,” is free and open to the public.

Bagenal, a research scientist and professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will speak about how New Horizons came to be, how the spacecraft got to Pluto, and how the findings challenge the current understanding of ice worlds in the outer solar system. The talk will also cover ongoing discoveries from the Juno mission, including findings about Jupiter’s core and magnetic field and the presence of water in the atmosphere.

For more information, visit the website!


Cal Poly Earth Week - New!

Cal Poly Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability staff in partnership with a variety of other campus clubs and organizations is hosting a week of activities this year to celebrate Earth Day, main events will happen April 25- 27. Here are a few of the headlining events:

  • Fixing for Change: Patagonia’s Worn Wear Tour: 4/25 (T)  |  11 AM – 6 PM   | Mott Lawn and Keck Lab (007-02)
  • The Future of Renewables with REC Solar’s Leadership: 4/26 (W))  |  11 AM – 12:30 PM)  |  Keck Lab (007-02)
  • Getting Things Done on a Global Scale with World Wildlife Fund Senior VP, Kason Clay:  4/27 (Th)  |  1 PM – 1:30 PM  |  Keck Lab (007-02)

View the schedule here


Sexual Assault Awareness Month - New!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month on a national scale, and Safer has developed an entire month of events, with booths, trainings, workshops, fundraisers, marches, and a vigil. 

Additionally, Safer would love to see Cal Poly students and faculty support at three of our biggest events during the month: a Woodstock's fundraiser, The Invisible War documentary screening, and Take Back the Night. See more details below:

  • Woodstock's Fundraiser: Thursday April 20th from 6-9 PM at Woodstock's Pizza, 1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Show our flyer here and Safer will receive 25% of the proceeds!)
  • The Invisible War: Screening of an investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military and a Q&A with Veterans Success Center; Friday April 21st, at 7pm at Palm Theater, 817 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401; Tickets: $10 donation (all proceeds go to Safer)
  • Take Back the Night: This is an international event with the mission to end sexual and domestic violence, and also to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence. The event includes a march through downtown, resource fair, art display, open mic, and candlelight vigil; Thursday April 27th from 5-8pm at Mission Plaza

View the full calendar here!


Quality of LIfe Plus Student Association - New!

QL+ SA is a multidisciplinary student run association dedicated to improving the lives of those in need. We run a variety of developmental workshops and projects throughout the year to support engineering students. This quarter, we’ll be hosting a quarterly design project, as well as a few workshops and socials.

General meetings: Tuesdays, 6-7PM, in our lab in building 192.

  • Quarterly Design Project - Our quarterly design project is an opportunity for students to experience what it’s like to work on an engineering project with a team. This quarter our project is to design a lower leg prosthetic that preforms a specific function. Signups for this will close April 11 (T) at 6pm. If you’re interested in signing up, please click here for our signup sheet.
  • Officer Elections - This quarter we have a few officer positions opening up for next year. These positions include; Media Manager, Secretary, Technical Director, Events Coordinator and Senior Vice President. If you’re interested in being an officer for the QL+ SA please stop by our lab to pick up an application and hear more about the responsibilities of the open positions.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at cpqlplusops@gmail.com.


ASI Student Government Annual SPring Elections - New!

ASI Student Government Annual Spring Elections are April 26 starting at 9 am through April 27 ending at 9 am. The vote campaign theme this year is, “Your Voice, Your Choice.” Our hope is to outreach to all students and educate them on candidates and the voting process. In years past, we have had approximately 25% of students’ turnout to vote and we are looking to increase that percentage. This is a great way for students to engage in shared governance and choose their college representatives on the ASI Board of Directors.

If you want more information or to learn about the candidates, go to the ASI Elections website:

These are your future student leaders and ASI wants you to know that this is Your Voice, Your Choice!


LEED Green associate (GA) Training  |  4/25 (T)  |  6-10PM  | Bldg. 13

Opportunities are plentiful and passing your LEED professional designation is required to get involved! The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only professional designation used to market yourself to employers and clients and show you have certified knowledge in the green building industry.

A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced this year and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system to ensure your knowledge is up to date! 

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: http://leadinggreen.com/calpoly

Read their flyer (p.1 is blank).


Student of Color Summit | 5/20 (Sat) | 9-5 PM | Various locations

This summit will build a foundation for students to navigate through their lives as persons of color or underrepresented individuals and give them a sense of what communities of change can look like. The hope is that students and all attendees will leave with new found motivation to spread knowledge and find the courage to move others to become social justice advocates. Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to build relations with students throughout the day, especially at lunch where students will meet the various Faculty Staff Associations.

Questions can be directed to mcc@calpoly.edu, or on the link!

RSVP form for students: https://goo.gl/forms/lVXcTj12qpCRMMib2




The American Ceramic Society’s Lewis C. Hoffmann Scholarship  Applications due mAY 5 - New!

The American Ceramic Society’s Lewis C. Hoffmann Scholarship is a one-time $2000 tuition award for outstanding junior- or senior-level undergraduates who have acquired at least 70 credit hours. Applicants will be judged on their GPA (to be verified by a faculty recommendation letter), recommendation of faculty, extracurricular activities, and a 500 word essay on the topic of  "Low Dimensional Structures and Properties in Electronic Ceramics.” The recipient of the scholarship will receive a plaque and scholarship check at the MS&T meeting in October.

Details of the nomination/application procedure are available here!


hOWARD c. cHRISTIANSENT truST 17/18 SCHOLARSHIP  Applications due mAY 8

The Howard C. Christiansen Trust established an endowed scholarship in 2016 for students pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree in the study of engineering. Scholarship nominees for the CSU Trustees’ Award will be reviewed first. If there are not enough applicants nominated who are in an engineering field, then the scholarship may be awarded to a second pool of engineering applicants outside the CSU Trustees’ Award.

Three (3) $6,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Read more here.  Download the application.

Email applications directly to Kathi Good.




Divergent 3D Engineering Internship Opportunity

Divergent 3D aims to revolutionize the auto industry through 3D printing. Its patented production system incorporates NodesTM - 3D printed metal connectors - with lightweight materials to create strong and efficient complex structures. Divergent 3D's technology eliminates tooling and drives radical innovation, capital reduction, and sustainability in vehicle manufacturing. It puts a powerful new set of tools into the hands of creative innovators, enabling success in the auto industry for a new generation. Its engineering prototype, Blade, is the world's first 3D printed supercar.

Divergent is seeking a motivated engineer to support the next generation of environmentally friendly vehicle manufacturing technology. They are committed to providing vehicles and other products based on complex structures produced through additive manufacturing.  To do this, they need a forward-looking and innovative engineer who assist us in developing additive manufacturing technologies to apply to mass production.

Learn more here!


CamelBak Engineering Internship Opportunity

CamelBak Products is currently looking for seniors and recent graduates to apply for their Engineering 2017 Summer Internship. As an Engineering Intern, you will support the Lab Manager by executing assigned projects using hands-on prototyping and testing, engineering analysis, objective reasoning, and feedback from cross-functional design and marketing teams. Major responsibilities include: partnering with cross-functional teams to take new product concepts and demonstrate feasibility through CAD, proof-of-concept prototyping and testing, providing support to design and manufacturing engineers for lab and CAD work as needed, and performing miscellaneous tasks on current products such as report writing, data collection/analysis and dimensional measurements as assigned.

Learn more here!




ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference  |  4/29 |  UCLA

The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hosting the 2017 ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference on April 29! This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research and receive recognition. If you have any questions, please direct them to Dr. Thomas Cahoon at: tcahoon@chem.ucla.edu.




LGBTQ+ Engineering Conference - NEw!

Are you an LGBTQ+ business, marketing, engineering, or tech student? Consider applying to one of the Out for Undergrad Conferences!

At the conference you'll be able to:

  • Network with inspiring LGBTQ professionals and recruiters
  • Explore thrilling, important roles in Engineering, Tech, Business, and Marketing
  • Learn about making the transition from school to professional life
  • Build friendships with LGBTQ peers nationwide
  • Full travel and lodging scholarships for all admitted students

Apply here: http://outforundergrad.org/apply/

See attached flyers for more details (Flyer 1, Flyer 2).


Virtual Reality Research Project - NEw!

A research project on virtual reality simulations is being conducted by a graduate civil engineering student, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The purpose of the study is to analyze the possibilities of using virtual reality in a school setting. A $5.00 Starbucks gift card will be offered to each participant.

If you are interested, please visit this link! If you pass the 5- 10 minute screening test, you will be contacted with more information.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kristina Mai at klmai@calpoly.edu and/or Dr. Anurag Pande atapande@calpoly.edu.


The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) Next Top Demo Competition Applications due APR 28

ACerS Next Top Demo Competition is a fun, virtual competition, organized by ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors, and is designed to be another outlet to help educate the public while advertising the community outreach that you and your university/group already perform. Show off your demonstration skills! Get a group of fellow students together and submit a video conducting a ceramic and/or glass outreach demonstration.Prizes of $100, $150, and $250 to be awarded!

Visit the competition webpage to review the contest rules, to check out the contest Facebook group, and to learn how to send video submissions! Deadline for submissions is April 28.


Summer School 2017 in Budapest - Applications due Apr 21 -  New!

In conjunction with its 15th Conference and Exhibition, The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) is hosting its summer school, “Innovative Technologies in the Field of Ceramic Manufacturing”, July 7 and 8, 2017, in Budapest, Hungary.

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is offering up to $1,500 in travel support to selected students from non-European based universities. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be members of The American Ceramic Society, Material Advantage, Keramos, or the ACerS Global Graduate Researcher Network.

Students wishing to apply for ACerS financial assistance are strongly encouraged to first secure support from their home institutions for the experience. To determine ACerS support eligibility, students should submit the following: a completed application, a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty member, a single-page letter of interest, including other sources of financial support with amounts and the relevance of this summer school to their field of study and career ambitions.

The required application documents can be emailed to Belinda Raines, Outreach Manager, atbraines@ceramics.org by April 21, 2017. For more information and to download an application, go to the ACerS website.


Summer Program in Spain at the Universidad de Navarra, Tecnun - Applications due Apr 23 (Module 1) & May 29 (Module 3)

Come enjoy a fantastic summer educational experience in Spain. The Universidad de Navarra offers a summer program open to Cal Poly students. The program consists of a 2- week technical course (~2 units with more available through independent study) and a 3- week language and culture class (4 unit GE C1 or C2). This year you can choose from “Engineering Across Cultures” or “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency” for the technical course. These courses are taught at the engineering campus of the Universidad de Navarra, Tecnun, in San Sebastián in the heart of the Basque country. The technical classes run from June 27th to July 7th. The language and culture class is for the first time being offered in Barcelona! This class is tracked for several levels of ability in Spanish. It will run from July 10th to July 28th. You can sign up for either or both of these “modules”.

Learn more here or contact Dr. Andrew Davol if you would like to discuss this program.


ATM Committee E04 Student Presentation Contest | Nov 15 | Hyatt Regency Atlanta  Abstract Due Sept 1

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract for the ASTM Committee E04 Student Presentation Contest held in conjunction with the Symposium Commemorating 100 Years of E04 Development of Metallographic Standards. The event welcomes topics spanning metallographic preparation, examination and characterization as well as those technologies associated with ASTM Committee E04 standards development activities

Interested participants should send a 250-300 word abstract via email to Janet Gbur at JLG120@case.edu by September 1. For more information, check out their flyer!

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