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A collection of short stories celebrating our campus' unique location, traditions and inclusive polytechnic identity.

By The Numbers: The BRIC

Aerial View of the BRIC

The Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC) is a 165,000-square-foot recreational facility next to the Kellogg Arena. Students can come together for a variety of activities in an inclusive and welcoming environment. The facility offers a wide range of no-cost and low-cost intramural sports leagues, workshops and certification courses, including indoor rock climbing and scuba diving.

2014 opening year, 51 height of Bronco Peack measured in feet, 5 multipurpose fitness studios, 5.5 laps on indoor running track to make 1 mile.

Billy Bronco lifeguard
Two male students play basketball at the BRIC
Two male students in the BRIC pool
A female student rock climbs at the BRIC

A Brief History: Kellogg Honors College

A group of female Kellogg Honors Students look at a laptop together.

The Kellogg Honors College (KHC) celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023. KHC is dedicated to cultivating an academically enriching environment that fosters career readiness and civic engagement. Over the past two decades, the community has provided more than 2,300 students with honors courses, community engagement events, as well as research, internship and scholarship opportunities.

The honors program is established in the spring with 60 students. Professor Amanda Podany serves as its first director.

The program is renamed to the Keith and Jean Kellogg Honors College in recognition of the generous bequest from the W. Kellogg II Trust.

The Poly Scholars floor is established at Montecito Residence Hall. By living on the same floor, first-year students can navigate the start of their college journey together and form closer friendships.

After 10 years of providing students with an academically inclusive community, the KHC now has 321 students and 256 alumni.

Succeeding Professors Amanda Podany, Sara Garver and Suketu Bhavsar, Professor Claudia Garcia-Des Lauriers serves as the fourth KHC director. She was KHC’s interim director since 2020.

Two female students holding mobile phones PolyX How To: Develop a Mobile App for Your Business

In Mobile Marketing (IBM 3292), students learn how to profitably connect and serve people through mobile technology. For one major assignment, students work in groups to review a brand brief from a real-world client and design a mobile app. Building, launching and maintaining a mobile app requires empathy, deliberate planning, nurturing and commitment.

Determine the context of your operations, especially data privacy, security and relevant regulations. Articulate your value proposition, business model, budget, goals
and how you will measure success.

Understand your audience’s needs and how those align with your value propositions. Consider the types of devices they use, including shapes, sizes and operating systems.

Phygital (physical and digital) media mix modeling consists of connecting and communicating with individuals through online and mobile-enhanced physical media.

Before you generate one line of code, create your mobile app’s look, feel and user experience flows. This includes accessibility considerations and safeguards to protect children and other vulnerable populations.

Decide if you are building a native app (one purpose-built to leverage the capabilities of an operating system), a web app (browser launched within an app) or a hybrid app. After development, build your marketing launch plan. Stay vigilant about changes in the mobile ecosystem and regulations. Most importantly, consider feedback from your users.