Faculty & Staff

Signature Polytechnic Experiences (PolyX)

The hallmark of a Cal Poly Pomona education, Signature polytechnic experiences (PolyX) at Cal Poly Pomona promote students’ discovery of the opportunities and challenges within the field and the development of creative and innovative solutions to those conditions. Through collaborative learning and intense mentoring, faculty and staff can engage students beyond the classroom and prepare them for professional and civic success.

PolyX Writing Workshop
Registration Now Open!

Working on a Signature Polytechnic Experience (PolyX) application for Spring 2024? Join us on Thursday, March 14, 2024, to work on your PolyX application virtually with other faculty and staff who are also submitting their PolyX! There will also be the opportunity to ask questions from the PolyX team before the upcoming Tuesday, April 2, 2024 deadline. 

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PolyX Writing Workshop

PolyX Application

PolyX Application Timeline

 The deadline to submit a PolyX is Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 for the Spring 2024 application cycle!

Dates and Deadlines

Please take note of the PolyX process timeline below.

Applications Open
March 14th, 2024
Application Deadline Application Review Period Award Notifications
April 2nd, 2024 April 3-April 30, 2024 May 2024
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Spring 2024 PolyX Application

Interested in featuring your PolyX? This is your chance! Faculty and staff, take a look at the instructions below before submitting your PolyX! Accepted PolyX will be featured on the website, receive regular publicity from the University, and be recognized as a program

PolyX Application

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PolyX Submission Guide


Student and mentor in lab setting
Student posing in front of poster presentation at research conference
Students presenting project in front of panel
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Several students painting a mural
Student working with children
While faculty oversight and mentorship play a key role in the project, it should be primarily a student-led effort. Students should participate in generating questions or topics of study, developing answers, defining roles and responsibilities for team members, finding resources, setting schedules and deadlines and asking follow-up questions.