Dean's Message

2020 will be remembered as “a year like no other.” Despite unanticipated challenges impacting all of us, the faculty, staff and students in the College of Engineering continue to strive for excellence and adapt to new circumstances:

  • Our faculty are invested in providing a quality remote learning experience for their students—adapting in the spring, preparing over the summer, and delivering this fall.
  • Our staff are committed to serving students by offering the support they need to make degree progress.
  • Our students are demonstrating perseverance and resilience by working hard as they gain valuable skills that will prepare them to enter and advance in the engineering workforce.

This year’s cover story is a testament to how we press onward in our new COVID-19 reality. Despite many unprecedented challenges, the college continues to offer one of the best programs in the country. The latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report places the college No. 5 nationally among master's degree-granting public undergraduate engineering programs. Further, we have increased our number of programs ranked in the top 10 from two to six!

In addition to the pandemic, we also face social turmoil. Here at Cal Poly Pomona, President Coley has reaffirmed our commitment to the work of diversity, inclusion, and equity, as well as the elimination of any systemic racism that may exist in our institution.

Other stories in this year’s magazine celebrate the accomplishments of our students, faculty, alumni, and friends. I hope you take a moment to read about them and learn about the amazing people in our college.

Please stay safe and healthy during these trying times, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Alison Baski, Ph.D.
Interim Dean
College of Engineering