Spring Week 6 Announcements



When everyone has a summer internship but me! | 5/8 (M) | 6:30-8PM | PCV (Fireplace Room) - NEW!

Join four supportive alums (who also didn't have that summer internship) as they share their own stories and ideas for getting experience when you don't have - or instead of - an internship!

See attached flyer for more information including a list of alumni participants.


MAY IS inclusion excellence month! Check out the events - NEW!

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

You're also welcome to participate in many events this month. View the calendar.


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
  • Mondays @ 9:30 PM: Intramural Frisbee (bring light and dark shirts)
  • 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


Quality of Life Plus Student Association QL+ SA Meetings/Events

  • Tues 6-7 PM  | our lab in Bldg. 192 – general meetings
  • 5/11 (Th)  | 11AM   |  QL+ Lab – Southern California Edison information session. Representatives from the company will be there to provide insight into the types of opportunities available in the company as well as answer questions.

Call for Challengers

The QL+ mission is to foster and generate innovations to aid and improve the quality of life of those injured in the line of duty.

QL+ is currently seeking challenges for the 2017/18 school year. These challenges can originate from a specific person with a challenge. They can also be generated based on a need of many in the veteran community.

If you know of a challenger or would like to propose a senior level project for consideration we would like to hear from you. By proposing an idea it would allow you to potentially design a project based on your interest. Please feel free to email me at sabrina.jenkins@qlplus.org


"Interdisciplinary Hauntings: Race, Gender, and the Practice of Science": 5/11 (Th)  | 4:10 PM  | ATL (Building 7) 

What do morning glory flowers or alien plant and animal species have to do with the histories of gender, race or eugenics? In this talk, Subramaniam will trace the genealogies of ecology and evolutionary biology to demonstrate how foundational ideas of “variation” in biology are inextricably connected to ideas of “diversity” and “difference” in the humanities. Making a passionate case for interdisciplinary work across the humanities and natural and social sciences, this talk explores how histories of gender and race shape contemporary biological theories and what lessons we can learn about the relationships between natures and cultures. For more information, check out the flyer!

Sponsored by Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts (CLA); Science, Technology & Society Minors Program, Biological Sciences, and Women’s & Gender Studies Department.


Medtronic Networking Session | 5/16 (T) | 5:10 PM | Bldg 5-226 - NEW!

Come join us for a presentation about our Coronary and Structural Heart Business and current opportunities at Medtronic.

We currently have over 60 R&D Engineering employment opportunities in our Coronary and Structural Heart business across 3 different locations. Ideal candidates would be Biomedical, Mechanical or Material Engineering majors, but anyone interested is invited to attend this event. Please bring your resume and meet the Medtronic recruiters! Food will be provided.

See attached flyer for more information.


Film Viewing and Discussion with Winona LaDuke | 5/16 (T) | 2-4 PM | UU-220 - NEW!

Come watch the new film “First Daughter and the Black Swan” in the UU and participate in a discussion with Winona LaDuke. The film is about one woman’s fight to protect her indigenous people’s clean water and pristine lakes from proposed oil and gas pipelines that could destroy their sacred wild rice beds. Winona LaDuke is an indigenous activist, environmentalist, economist and writer. Winona LaDuke is known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development.

For more information, check out the flyer and for any questions contact diversity@calpoly.edu.


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





St. Jude Medical/Abbott is seeking for a dynamic and energetic CO-OP to work in Materials & Technology group, who will be supporting full time engineers and scientists in the execution of materials-focused research and development projects. The candidate will utilize Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering concepts to optimize existing manufacturing processes, to develop new test methods, to perform failure analysis and much more. 

Chris Jenney (MATE Class of ‘94) sent in this notice. This co-op is with the Materials Technology group at Abbott in Los Angeles (Sylmar). The approximate duration is July 1 – Dec 20. Housing and a good salary is provided. You can find more details here.

Let Chris or the hiring scientist, Katia Katchouk, know if you have any questions. Send your resume/CV directly to Katia Katchouk.



Anamet, inc. provides materials engineering analysis and laboratory testing services to a diverse base of industries, government entities, and law firms. Anamet’s core competencies include Materials Failure Analysis, Mechanical and Metallurgical Testing, and Chemical Analysis. Anamet has built long-term relationships with our clients by consistently delivering practical, timely, and cost-effective solutions to their testing and engineering evaluation needs.

Anamet Inc. is currently seeking a full-time (40 hrs per week) Materials Engineering Laboratory Technician


Summer 2017 John Hopkins Engineering/Physics Instructor and Teaching Assistant 

CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer.

For more information about these positions, site locations, program dates, and access to our online employment application, please see our website, cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer, or contact us via email at ctysummer@jhu.edu or by calling 410-735-6219.


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.




Outreach Opportunity: Atascadero High School Cal Poly Student Speakers  |  May to June 

My students always enjoy hearing from the students at Cal Poly about their engineering projects! I am looking for people in the fields of math, science, and engineering who would be willing to come speak to my classes about your careers/majors and the technical aspects of what you do everyday. It would be great if you could bring in something you are working on or some kind of demonstration piece, although that would not be necessary. I have three periods of Calculus - see the dates and times. If you are interested in coming to speak to one or multiple periods please let me know.

Please complete and email this guest speaker bio form to me.  This way I can have my students better prepared for your presentation.
Danielle DeLuca, AP Calculus teacher  |  Atascadero High School


National Engineering CompetITion: Driver vs. Driver 

Season Two of Driver vs. Driver is about to get underway with submissions being accepted from May 2 though June 4. Season Two of Driver vs. Driver will follow the journey a product idea takes – from napkin sketch to prototype to a final, finished product – to reach the PGA Tour and be played by thousands of professional and amateur players worldwide.

If selected as a finalist, students will not only have the chance to travel and participate in the television show, but also work alongside aerospace engineers, industrial designers and product development specialists from WilsonLABS, the innovation hub at Wilson. The winning individual or team will take home a cash prize, and we will ultimately produce the driver under the Wilson brand name.

Learn more this program.



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!

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


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.


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.

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