Spring Week 4 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


Exploring Alternative Careers for EngineerS | 4/26 |  Career Servces Bldg 124-117 |  4PM - 6PM - NEW!

Have you ever thought about pursuing a career in a non-engineering role either right after you graduate or further along in your career? If so, you don’t want to miss this event!

Career Services will showcase a panel of four professionals who all studied engineering in college, but are now working in non-engineering roles. Come hear about these professionals’ career paths and discover additional career possibilities. We will showcase teaching, consulting, sales, and project management as alternatives, but there are endless career possibilities out there for engineers! Immediately following the panel presentation, you will have the opportunity to network with these featured panelists until 6:00 p.m.


Inclusion Starts with Me - Teach On! Series: UU Hour  |  Thursdays (4/20 - 6/1)  |  10-222 - NEW!

Everyone is welcome to attend Teach On! lectures.  View the schedule.


Cal Poly Earth WeeK: Apr 25-27 

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 Jason Clay:  4/27 (Th)  |  1 PM – 1:30 PM  |  Keck Lab (007-02)

View the schedule here


Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

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

We would love to see Cal Poly students and faculty support at our Take Back the Night event. See more details below:

  • Take Back the Night: This event includes a march through downtown, resource fair, art display, open mic, and candlelight vigil; 4/27 (Th)   |  5-8 PM  |  Mission Plaza

View the full calendar here!


ASI Student Government Annual SPring Elections 

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



Fresh off a rad tour of patagonia, we're thinking of starting a book circle.  Stay tuned for details!




Rain for Rent Scholarship - Applications due April 30

Rain for Rent is pleased to announce its 2017 Scholarship Program. Fifteen scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 each will be awarded to qualified students to help them pursue a career in agriculture, engineering or construction management.

Students may read about the Charles P. Lake/Rain for Rent Scholarship on the Rain for Rent website. Applications must be submitted directly to scholarshipcoordinator@rainforrent.com and can be found here. Official transcripts must be provided with each application.

For more information, check out the student letter and the brochure


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

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.




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!


Enovix - Summer 2017 Internships 

Enovix is looking for engineering students to work during the summer of 2017.  Candidates will work in a hands-on research and development and pilot production environment producing and testing revolutionary Li-ion energy storage cells.
Interns will
  • conduct experiments, design processes and tooling and gain experience with semiconductor front and back end process equipment including wet processing (etching & plating), mechanical processing (machining, laser dicing) and electrical testing.
  • be given self-contained projects that can be completed over the internship assignment and will report into engineers within the company
  • prepare experimental plans for their work, collect and analyze process and test data and prepare reports for their work and conclusions, including a final presentation at the on the summer presented to the engineering team and executives of the company.

Email your qualifications and resume to careers@enovix.com.  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.





Enjoy this summer living in the beautiful city of San Sebastian while attending TECNUN University of Navarra, School of Engineering. Take Engineering classes at TECNUN and/or language classes at ILCE in Barcelona and experience the culture by exploring museums and traveling to Madrid, Barcelona and more!

To learn more about this summer program, attend the information session on Thursday, April 27 -11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Science Building 52, Room E3

For more information, visit the Cal Poly study abroad website!


LGBTQ+ Engineering Conference

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 

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 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.


CPConnect Project Funding Opportunity - Apply by May 1 - NEW!

The Cal Poly Interdisciplinary Projects Program (CPConnect) facilitates donor sponsored interdisciplinary projects for faculty and students. All projects that enable students to explore the integration of technologies to solve problems will be considered. 

Proposals can include funding for equipment, materials/supplies, and travel to conferences, competitions, and project sponsors. The typical range for requested funds should be in the $500 to $5,000 range. For more details, go to the CPConnect website.

The deadline for proposals for Spring Quarter is May 1. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Interdisciplinary Projects, Dr. Lily Laiho.


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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