Dr. Randall Peeters presenting on personal vision at the 2019 Ganpat and Manju Patel Distinguished Lecture Series

Ganpat and Manju Patel Distinguished Lecture Series

The Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering established the Ganpat and Manju Patel Distinguished Lecture Series to broaden the educational experience of Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty and staff by hosting innovative and engaging scientists and engineers who encourage thought provoking discourse and ideas. We recruit "thought leaders" locally and from across the globe to provide opportunities for our community to learn from a diversity of ideas and innovations.

With increasing competition from around the world, America’s engineering graduates need to be more prepared than ever to enter the work force, and Cal Poly Pomona is well-poised to ensure that they are.

Cal Poly Pomona is proud to present an event hosted by the College of Engineering and endowed by Ganpat and Manju Patel.

Questions? Please contact: Engrevents@cpp.edu

Event Directions and Parking

  • From the 210 freeway (east or west)
    Take the 210 freeway and follow the junction to the 57 freeway south.  Exit on Temple Avenue and turn right (down the hill). Turn right on South Campus Drive (electronic marquee on corner), turn left on Kellogg Drive. Follow Kellogg Drive to traffic light turn right onto Kellogg Drive. Continue to first traffic light, Palm Drive, turn left. Take Palm Drive to stop sign proceed to parking lot F9, F10, or F5.
  • From the 10 freeway(east or west)
    Exit at Kellogg Drive.  Stay in your left lane, you should be on the left side of the large electronic marquee that welcomes visitors.  Follow Kellogg Drive, pass straight through the four way stop (University Drive) and proceed to the next light, Palm Drive. Turn right onto Palm Drive. Take Palm Drive to stop sign proceed to parking lot F9, F10, or F5.
  • From the 60 freeway traveling east
    Follow the junction onto the 57 freeway north. Exit at Temple Avenue and turn left (down the hill). Turn right on South Campus Drive (you should see a large electronic marquee that welcomes visitors), left on Kellogg Drive, and turn left at Palm Drive. Take Palm Drive to stop sign, proceed to parking lot F9, F10, or F5.
  • From the 60 freeway traveling west
    Exit at Diamond Bar Boulevard and turn right. Turn left on Temple Avenue, right on South Campus Drive (you should see a large electronic marquee that welcomes visitors), left on Kellogg Drive, and turn left at Palm Drive. Take Palm Drive to stop sign, proceed to parking lot F9, F10, or F5.

Guests of the Ganpat and Manju Patel Distinguished Lecture Series may procure their FREE special event parking permit at the Parking Information Booth on Oak Lane, adjacent to the Police Department and Parking Structure 1, in front of lot F9. All guests are required to park in lot F9, F10, or F5, adjacent to Kellogg Drive and Oak Lane. Please reference this CAMPUS MAP for additional details.

  • To obtain the permit please tell the parking booth attendant you are attending the “Patel Engineering Distinguished Lecture”.
  • Parking permits are required 24/7.
  • Visibly place printed permit in vehicle on dashboard.
  • An additional detailed driving, parking, and event walking directions packet will be sent via email to all registered guests one week prior to the event date.

Information Booth:

If you need additional assistance please visit the information booth. The campus information booth is located on Oak Lane adjacent to the Police Department and Parking Structure 1, in front of lot F9.

Operating hours vary.

Contact Us:

If you have questions regarding parking please contact Parking and Transportation at 909-869-3061 or visit the Parking booth located on Oak Lane.

For special assistance regarding mobility or accessible/medical parking please contact Chelsea Duran at 909-869-2644, Monday through Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM. For after-hours service please contact Parking and Transportation, 909- 869-3070.

Distinguished Lecture Events

The Reinvention of the Wheel

The College of Engineering's Ganpat & Manju Patel Distinguished Lecture Series proudly present The Reinvention of the Wheel!

We value being bold—grit, risk-taking, and learning from challenges. The College of Engineering’s Ganpat & Manju Patel Distinguished Lecture Series invites two entrepreneurs who embody this value—the co-founders of Shark Wheel, who literally reinvented the wheel. Their work has been featured on Shark Tank and Discovery. Watch their Shark Tank Pitch. More information on Shark Wheel and the presenters can be found by visiting Shark Wheel's website.

  • Event: The Reinvention of the Wheel- As seen on Shark Tank and the Discovery Channel.
  • Presented by:
    • Mr. Zack Fleishman, Chief Operating Officer/Co-founder, Shark Wheel
    • Mr. David Patrick, Chief Technology Officer/Co-founder, Shark Wheel
  • Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Location: Bronco Student Center (BSC), Bldg. 35, Lyra Room (1st Floor)
  • Light refreshments and appetizers will be provided on a first-come, first serve basis

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE CAMPUS. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

A Core Values Series

How Culture Works: Creating a Constructive Culture at Cal Poly Pomona

The College of Engineering's Ganpat & Manju Patel Distinguished Lecture Series proudly present How Culture Works: Creating a Constructive Culture at Cal Poly Pomona.

The organizational culture of Cal Poly Pomona has a tremendous impact on the work lives of our faculty and staff, the learning experience of our students, and the overall effectiveness and long-term sustainability of the campus. But, what exactly is culture and how can we shape it? If you’re fascinated by the topic of culture and interested in moving Cal Poly Pomona's culture in a Constructive direction, attend this special keynote with culture expert and professor emeritus, Dr. Robert A. Cooke.

  • Event: How Culture Works: Creating a Constructive Culture at Cal Poly Pomona
  • Presented by: Dr. Robert A. Cooke, CEO, Human Synergistics Inc.
  • Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Location: Bronco Student Center (BSC), Bldg. 35, Ursa Major Room
  • Light refreshments and appetizers will be provided on a first-come, first serve basis

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

College of Engineering Core Value Series

Becoming an Ethical Engineer

The College of Engineering's Ganpat & Manju Patel Distinguished Lecture Series proudly present, Becoming an Ethical Engineer.

As a continuation of the College of Engineering's Core Value Series, Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant will present on how to maintain academic integrity and practice ethical decision making throughout your educational journey and beyond! Dr. Bertram Gallant is an internationally recognized practitioner, author, and speaker on integrity and ethics. Although this lecture is slanted toward engineers, its core lessons are applicable to all majors.

  • Event: Becoming an Ethical Engineer
  • Date: November 7, 2019
  • Reception: 5:00 PM-5:30 PM- Light refreshments and appetizers
  • Lecture: 5:45 PM-7:15 PM- Pizza served at the conclusion of the event (limited quantities available)
  • Location: Bronco Student Center (BSC), Bldg. 35, Ursa Major Room

 REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED