Learn Through Discovery

News and Publications


AI Annual Report

Academic Innovation

2020 - 2021 Academic Year

2021 Scholar Recognition Magazine

LTD & Office of Undergraduate Research

Published: April 26, 2021

AI Annual Report

Academic Innovation

2018 - 2020 Academic Year

2020 PolyX Showcase Magazine

LTD & Office of Undergraduate Research

Published: April 24, 2020

News Articles

Hatchery Team Uproots Data on Local Farming Practices


These students make up Team D.I.R.T, a team that is a part of the Learn Through Discovery (LTD) Projects Hatchery. Guided by their faculty mentors, they are analyzing soil samples to determine the quality of produce cultivated by local farmers in and around the area and returning this data to directly improve the quality of life for people around them, including women and marginalized communities.

Published: April 15, 2022

PolyCentric Article

Professor Winny Dong Receives Nation’s Highest Honor for Mentoring in STEM


Winny Dong, a chemical and materials engineering professor and the faculty director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

Published: February 9, 2022

PolyCentric Article PAESMEM Article Daily Bulletin Article

Faculty and Staff Design Their Own PolyX at LTD Institute


Faculty and staff had the opportunity to build their own Signature Polytechnic Experience (PolyX) and share it with their colleagues at a recent institute.

Published: February 7, 2022

Increasing the Diversity of CSU Faculty

CSU News 

The California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program prepares future faculty who are needed to teach the university’s unique student population. Fellows learn to be student role models, advocates and mentors as they pursue their doctorate degrees.

Published: January 18, 2021

That's SoCalPoly

CPP Magazine 

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

Published: Fall 2021

Our PolyX Advantage

CPP Magazine 

What does Cal Poly Pomona’s learn-by-doing philosophy mean to you? Cal Poly Pomona is introducing PolyX (Signature Polytechnic Experience) to formalize our academic philosophy and provide all students with opportunities to develop creative and innovative solutions to positively impact the world.

Published: Fall 2021

Students Eager to Make a Difference at 3rd Annual Learn Through Discovery FYE Showcase

PolyCentric article featuring the LTD FYE Showcase.

Published: December 1, 2021

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Industry-Academic Collaboration to Educate the Next Generation of Insights and Data Professionals

Article featuring Dr. Olukemi Sawyerr.

Published: May 14, 2021

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Dr. Olukemi Sawyerr

Sawyerr Named Inaugural AVP for Academic Innovation

Articles featuring the new AVP of Academic Innovation, Dr. Olukemi Sawyerr.

PolyCentric Article Poly Post Article

First-Year Students Showcase Polytechnic Learning

College of Agriculture article featuring the LTD FYE Showcase.

Published: January 8, 2021

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Students Tackle Social Issues at 2nd Annual Learn Through Discovery FYE Showcase

Poly Post article featuring the LTD FYE Showcase.

Published: December 18, 2020

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'Learn by Doing' within Learn Through Discovery 

Poly Post article featuring Learn Through Discovery programs.

Published: November 30, 2020

President Coley and Ron Coley

A Geiger Counter for Student Success 

CPP Magazine Article featuring AI and Learn Through Discovery programs.

Published: Fall 2020

Dr. Winny Dong

Faculty Q&A with Professor Winny Dong

CPP Magazine Article featuring Dr. Winny Dong discussing the LTD Projects Hatchery.

Published: Fall 2020

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Incoming Students Send Research into Near Space Environment

CPP Magazine Article featuring LTD Projects Hatchery team BLADE.

Published: Fall 2020

23 Aspiring Leaders

LTD student assistant, Alondra Bribiesca, is the Cal Poly Pomona representative in this CSUniverse article. 

Published: August 2020

Jurupa Valley actress, 21, overcame shyness and now loves the stage

Projects Hatchery alumna, Camryn Hamm, from Team Food Justice is featured in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin article. 

Published: July 30, 2020

CPP Common Read Selected for 2020-21: Occasional Magic

PolyCentric Article on the 2020 FYE Common Read, featuring LTD Challenge 

Published: July 7, 2020

Students Recognized for Polytechnic Experiences in Digital Magazine

PolyCentric Article on PolyX

Published: May 20, 2020

CPP Produces Podcasts for a Range of Interests

PolyCentric Article Featuring LTD Podcasts 

Published: March 30, 2020

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'Uncharted Horizons' Releases First Episode

Poly Post Article Featuring LTD Podcast

Published: February 25, 2020

2020-21 Common Read Nominations Are Open

PolyCentric Article on the FYE LTD Challenge and other FYE events

Published: November 21, 2019

Scholarship Winner to Research Community Gardens

PolyCentric Article on President Kellogg Discovery Fellow, Casey Sidwell

Published: June 19, 2017