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Cal Poly Pomona Launches Effort to Ease Food Insecurity of Students

Political Science Major Juliet Wander loads up bags with donated food to be distributed to students.Posted November 2, 2017

In the days leading up to the August test run of a new mobile food pantry on campus, Sara Gamez hoped the word of the new service would reach students.

Gamez, associate director for Student Support & Equity Programs, wondered whether students would show up. Do they read their emails in the summer?


Cal Poly Pomona to Build New $3.7 Million Rose Float Lab

Rendering of the Cal Poly Pomona Rose Float Lab and Complex designed by the architecture firm Gensler and set to break ground in 2018.Posted

With a rich 70-year Rose Float legacy and 57 awards, Cal Poly Pomona has announced plans to build a new $3.7 million Rose Float facility.

The Rose Float Lab and Design Complex, scheduled to break ground in 2018, will include a new 5,700 square foot building that includes an electronics shop, hydraulic shop and a large bay for float construction. The 1/3-acre complex also includes a large outdoor courtyard and picnic area for design work, float building, meetings and student gatherings. In addition, the complex will include about 5,000 square feet of storage space.


Farm Bureau Gift to Huntley College Benefits O.C. Students

Dean Lisa Kessler accepts the Orange County Farm Bureau’s donation of $165,000 to the Don B. Huntley of Agriculture.Posted September 26

Agricultural students from Orange County will have more scholarship and educational opportunities at Cal Poly Pomona, thanks to a local farm bureau.

The Orange County Farm Bureau has given $165,000 to the Huntley College of Agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona to help with student scholarships and fellowships.


Engineering Professor Secures $30,000 Grant for Outreach Program

Femineers showcase their work at the 2017 Femineer Summit at Cal Poly Pomona. Photo Credit: Christopher Park, College of EngineeringPosted 7

Mariappan “Jawa” Jawaharlal, professor of mechanical engineering, secured a $30,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to fund a new pilot curriculum for the College of Engineering’s Femineer© Program, which provides K-12 students with project-based learning opportunities and college student mentors to instill an early interest in engineering.


CEIS Professor Leads $22 Million USAID Project in El Salvador

Richard Navarro, a faculty member in the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS).Posted

Richard Navarro, a faculty member in the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS), recently returned to campus after two-years of leading a five-year, $22 million project focused on creating opportunities to boost economic growth in El Salvador.

The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International is leading the USAID-funded initiative.


Cal Poly’s 70th Rose Float Celebrates Making Dreams Come True

Three young animals soar into the sky in homemade planes as “Dreams Take Flight” on the 2018 Cal Poly Universities’ Rose Parade float.Posted on

Three young animals soar into the sky in homemade planes as “Dreams Take Flight” on the 2018 Cal Poly Universities’ Rose Parade float.

The dream-like scene on the 27-foot tall float will sparkle with LED lights on the stars and clouds. Airplane propellers on the “cardboard” planes will spin. Kites will fly. Paper airplanes will float around the base.


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