Spring Week 9 Announcements



Felt Hexagons in Fishbowl: 6/5 (M)  |  Library 216-R  |  12-3 PM - DELAYED...WAIT FOR NEW ANNOUNCEMENT!

Got some time to help Zak Lilley with his senior project by installing roughly 1800 felt hexagons on the 216-R fishbowl in the library next Monday (June 5) at noon? All MatEs are welcome to come...and enjoy some snacks while helping with the felt installation!

EWB MEETINGS: Check out their google calendar

  • Mondays @ 6 PM: Sustainability Task Force Meeting -  Bldg 10-227
  • Mondays @ 7 PM: Project Meetings - 10-111 India ; 53-215 Nicaragua; 33-287 Thailand;  180-107 Malawi; 10-227 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


Cal Poly SLO Hunger Awareness Day | 6/1 (Th) | 11AM – 1PM | UU Plaza - NEW!

A group of students from the Community Nutrition course planned and orchestrated the first Hunger Awareness Day on Cal Poly campus. Partnering with SLO Food Bank, which started theirs in 2006, they hope to acquire food and money donations to support their cause of feeding the hungry in SLO county as well as create hunger awareness here on campus.

​They have also teamed up with Cal Fresh Cal Poly who will have a table during the event as well to promote their mission and further support ours! Come stop by the tables in the Plaza to donate food or money to SLO Food Bank and receive education on food insecurity.


APIFSA Scholarship Boba Stop Fundraiser   |  6/1 (Th) - NEW!

On June 1, Thursday, Boba Stop will be contributing 20% of its profits to the APIFSA scholarship fund. You just need to bring/show the attached flyer with your purchase. More information can be found on the flyer. 

We will also happily take any donations. The funds will go to support a Cal Poly student with financial need and who has contributed to Asian American/Pacific Islander communities.


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

  • Tues 6-7 PM  | our lab in Bldg. 192 – general meetings
  • End of the Year Banquet | June 3 
    • Join us on June 3 for a celebration of QL+ SA’s accomplishments this year! Tickets are $15 and include entrance to the event as well as a full meal. We will be hearing from our formal design teams, introducing our challengers for next year and more!
    • This event is open to all students and faculty members, but we need you to RSVP if you would like to attend. Please fill out this Google Form to RSVP.

Cal Poly Career Meet & Greet | June 22 | 5:30PM – 8PM | Faz Restaurant - New!

Attend an informal networking event that offers an opportunity for Bay Area alumni and current Cal Poly students to make career connections. Students from all graduating classes and majors and alumni from all industries are welcome! To register, click on this link!




Summer Internship with Ironridge: Engineering Intern - NEW!

Read more here. Send resumes directly to Yann Schwarz.


NAVAIR Materials Engineering Full-time Position 

The Materials Engineering Division at the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest provides technical expertise, skills and services in the manufacturing, maintenance and repair of current and emerging aviation systems in support of worldwide operations for the US Navy and Marine Corps. They are currently accepting resumes and are prepared to start interviews right away. If you have any questions, or for more information, please email David Arenas, (david.arenas@navy.mil).



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.


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.




IMERYS Graduates Program 

Imerys is the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with more than 16,000 employees based in 50 countries and is seeking to fill its talent pipeline with a new Graduates Program. Offering a great opportunity to talented and motivated recent graduates, the Program provides Graduates rich and diverse experiences in a multicultural and challenging environment.

The aim of the Graduates Program is to recruit top-performing graduates, enabling them to accelerate their career and become part of the next generation of key contributors and leaders of Imerys.

The Program runs for 2 years (24 months) consisting of two 12-months rotations. During the first 2 years, Graduates will hold two different positions. At the end of the 2 year program, graduates will be placed in a new challenging role. The program is open to fresh graduates and to graduates with up to 3 years of experience.

For more information, check out the brochure and apply online here!




2017 International Metallographic Competition (IMC) -  Application due Sept 26 - New!

IMC is being held in conjunction with MS&T 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA, October 9-12. Registration or attendance is NOT required to the MS&T Conference to participate in the IMC. The deadline for submission is September 26th, which is only four months away! We encourage electronic submission to minimize printing and postage costs, and maximize participation.  

Learn more at:

If you have any questions, please contact the IMC Chair, Steve Gentz.


Cal POly Water & Energy Sustainability Training Team - Application due June 8 - New!

The Cal Poly Water and Energy Sustainability Training Team (WESTT) is currently accepting applications for their Summer 2017 research program. This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of cutting edge research related to water and wastewater treatment, algae production, algae biofuels and anaerobic digestion. For more information about this program and our goals visit our google plus page.

Besides improving your resume and learning valuable analytical and laboratory techniques, 400 level units are available. If you are interested in applying to this program for the upcoming quarter fill out the application HERE. Please submit your application no later than June 8, 2017.


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.

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