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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Announces Theme for 2016 Open House: ‘Celebrating the Mustang Legacy’
    the San Luis Obispo community to the campus April 14 16 The 23rd annual event which showcases the university and its six colleges celebrates the achievements of past and current Mustangs It will give prospective students an opportunity to participate in campus traditions and display school spirit in advance of their time at Cal Poly Activities include a parade preview day annual showcase of student clubs and a slate of performances by various campus groups over three days On Thursday April 14 the Open House Committee kicks off the weekend with Club Preview Night at the Downtown SLO Farmers Market Admitted Students Preview Day set for Friday April 15 allows students who will start in September and their families and supporters to get acquainted with Learn by Doing and the academic life at Cal Poly Students will be encouraged to start thinking about their course of study as they learn about curriculum hear from college deans and meet faculty and current students On Saturday April 16 Cal Poly will host a campuswide open house for visitors and the community featuring a student parade and booths from the more than 200 student clubs and organizations and demonstrate Learn by Doing in action The day includes special events such as a Kids Fair live music the Poly Royal Truck Tractor Pull Cal Poly Rodeo and more It s also a chance for visiting alumni to reconnect with those who have shaped the Mustang Legacy Open House fosters relationships with community members local businesses departments and student groups so that every prospective student will have access to the resources that fosters success while attending Cal Poly For more information about Open House contact Nate Alcorn program coordinator for New Student Transition Programs at 805 756 2057 or nalcorn calpoly edu For more details

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/OHTheme16 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Student Startups Receive $5,000 VentureWell Grants
    spills was launched last spring at CIE s Innovation Quest competition where the team won the 10 000 Parsons Innovation Award Last month it took the top prize at the fifth annual TechPitch another program sponsored by CIE The Higea Tech team includes Tanner Cook Aspen Colo chief executive officer a mechanical engineering senior Wyatt Nelson Edmonds Wash product development director an aerospace engineering senior Morgan Gramling Los Gatos Calif director of fundraising a recent environmental management and protection graduate and Parker Sommerville Seattle Wash director of chemical development a biochemistry junior A new member of the team Zoheb Mohammed Chatsworth Calif an industrial engineering graduate student serves as the company s business development director Mantis Composites aims to take rapid prototyping in new directions by using 3 D printing technology to construct and print carbon fiber materials Our goal is to create functional components such as lightweight brackets not just prototypes said Michael Chapiro Palo Alto Calif the company s chief technical officer and a materials engineering senior The Mantis Composites team also includes aerospace students Ryan Dunn Albuquerque N M and David Zilar Kennewick Wash chief executive officer and chief operations officer respectively Michael DeLay Tucson Ariz an electrical engineering major and Ning Jeng Fremont Calif a bioresources and agricultural engineering major According to VentureWell the 5 000 will allow each team to attend a three day workshop on how to better articulate the opportunity for the innovation in the marketplace Remaining funds may be used to support further development of the project product About the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship CIE opens a world of entrepreneurial opportunity to Cal Poly students and faculty members The center promotes entrepreneurial activity scholarship and dialogue across the university and throughout San Luis Obispo County About VentureWell VentureWell was

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/VentureWell (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Announces New Faculty Fellows
    Hood Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship They raise awareness of CIE programs and provide guidance to students and faculty with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship The CIE has faculty fellows within each of Cal Poly s six academic colleges These educators incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship within coursework serve as CIE ambassadors within their discipline and help guide motivated students through the different entrepreneurial career paths This year s fellows were selected from a pool of 16 applicants based on specific plans to introduce innovative measures into the classroom The collaboration between students and faculty cultivates innovation and entrepreneurship said Jonathon York CIE co founder and faculty director The alliance of faculty from all colleges and disciplines is a key factor in the growth of the entrepreneurial culture at Cal Poly Farber plans to share her experience specializing in mobile app user interface and user experience to Cal Poly s technology startups She joined Cal Poly s College of Liberal Arts in 2015 after teaching at Quinnipiac Youngstown State University and University of Iowa Her research specializes in community and user engagement and storytelling through various media Janzen s project aims to engage students who have software development skills with concepts and ideas that have the potential to launch a startup Since 2006 he has led Cal Poly s software engineering capstone sequence where he has worked with Intuit Amgen Salesforce and General Atomics Janzen is also the founder of CIE startup Steadfast Innovation which launched the handwriting note taking app Squid formerly Papyrus Olsen will spearhead the development of a major and set of co curricular courses on sustainable product design at Cal Poly After teaching at Tulane Cornell and Syracuse universities Olsen now focuses on design materials and digital technology in Cal Poly s College of Architecture She

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/15CIEFellows (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - IT 407 Projects On Sale
    product prototype their design invest in raw materials standardize manufacturing produce 80 to 100 units market the product and sell all units Grill n Chill The Grill n Chill is an outdoor bbq caddie that includes food storage space a cutting board a spice rack a bottle opener and beverage holder in one convenient tray that will assist you when grilling your food Learn more and purchase at www cpgrillnchill weebly com Hitch Hider The Hitch Hider is hide a key that is locked to your trailer hitch with a combination locking pin that fits most all standard sized hitches at 2 x2 The design plate features aesthetic options including the Cal Poly logo Learn more and purchase at www hitchhider wordpress com Tee Mate The Tee Mate is the premier golf tee ball marker divot tool and scoring pencil organizer made from aluminum Never start a game of golf without enough tees again Learn more and purchase at www sites google com site cpteemate Uncapped Uncapped is a new take on the traditional bottle opener with a few innovative tweaks using high quality stainless steel and African Mahogany Powerful magnets have been embedded into the wood to catch falling

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/it-407-projects-on-sale/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Orfalea College of Business Announces Jacobsen Faculty Fellows
    and beyond to inspire students both in and out of the classroom and who cultivate meaningful industry connections that bolster career readiness The award supports faculty with 15 000 each year for three years Alum Rich Jacobsen Carr who teaches business law in the college s Accounting Area is a Fulbright Scholar who has led students on a number of trips around the world to learn about supply chain management and international relations Zambrano of the Economics Area has worked with a United Nations task force to develop metrics on sustainable economies and is recognized internationally for his research and consulting on welfare economics and human development Gorman a professor in the Finance Area has paved the way for strong industry connections between finance students and major employers in the high tech sector including leaders like Apple A four person Dean s Advisory Council committee assessed applications for the fellowship a process that included reviewing the applications talking to students and in some cases interviewing applicants Each of these individuals was selected for their outstanding efforts to inspire students which was the most important criteria for the Jacobsen family and connect meaningfully with industry partners for the benefit of students Jacobsen who is a managing director at the San Francisco office of Greenhill Co was inspired to establish the fellowship with his with Margaret after his 15 year career on Wall Street Jacobsen saw how Cal Poly graduates were consistently overlooked by investment banks for entry level positions While some graduates of elite schools take an analyst position for granted Cal Poly students are willing to run through walls to make the most of their opportunity Jacobsen said of his experience with new hires at Greenhill He credits Cal Poly faculty like Mary Beth Armstrong Alan Bailey Jan Duffy and

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/JacobsenFellowship15 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Russ Nash Named Orfalea College of Business Honored Alumnus
    2015 Orfalea College of Business Honored Alumnus He was honored at Cal Poly s annual Honored Alumni banquet Nov 6 at Chumash Auditorium Nash a CPA who concentrated in accounting as a student worked for a major accounting firm in Los Angeles after graduating Cal Poly He moved to Sacramento in 1986 to follow his dream of starting his own company Across his career has launched everything from a financial planning firm to a smoothie shop Today he and his brother fellow Cal Poly alumnus Steven B S Business Administration 1985 own and operate Professional Education Services a company that offers innovative continuing education programs in the accounting and real estate industries Along the way Nash has continued to make a big impact on campus by supporting Cal Poly s Center for Innovation Entrepreneurship CIE From the program s early days he has taken a hands on role in mentoring student teams as they develop their ventures several of which have launched successful businesses Being around these fired up business minded young people is really inspiring says Nash of his work with student startups in the CIE I have walked in their shoes so I m happy to spread the knowledge to those who can learn from it now In addition to mentorship Nash has provided critical financial support to the CIE s student centered programs Cal Poly recently debuted the Nash Family Entrepreneurship Lab the university s on campus incubator and workspace for startups Today the Nash family including his wife Kimberly B S Journalism 1982 also supports a student scholarship in the Accounting area of the Orfalea College of Business Explore a Q A with Nash about what keeps him connected to Cal Poly 30 years after graduating at bit ly OrfaleaHonoredAlumni Posted Nov 6 2015 Recent News

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/Nash15 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Packaging Program Wins International Competitions, Scholarships
    end packaging line solution for a water sensitive product that incorporated federal regulations efficiency and economic viability Another team of Cal Poly students at the PACKEXPO conference took first place at the Paperboard Packaging Alliance PPA Student Design Challenge which challenged university teams from across the U S and Canada to create limited edition innovative toy packaging that could also be reused as an interactive structure with the toy Cal Poly s team came first out of 53 entries with a Star Wars light saber toy that extended and collapsed from the handle The team included four students from Cal Poly s Orfalea College of Business business administration majors Alyssa Harben Auburn and Griffin Meinken Windsor economics major Michael Udinski Pleasanton and industrial technology major Austin Turner Atherton The group was awarded 5 000 in cash along with a 5 000 gift to Cal Poly s Packaging Program to improve student labs Another team of Cal Poly students earned an honorable mention in the PPA competition for their packaging design for a Lego Movie board game The team included industrial technology majors Catlin Khamashta and Jonathan Molnar business administration majors Josephina Ma Jennifer Block and Trevor Smith and art and design major Doug Huynh Cal Poly students developed their projects as part of an IT 408 Paper and Paperboard Packaging course taught by Javier de la Fuente an assistant professor of packaging Winners were chosen by a team of paperboard packaging industry professionals who rated submissions based on their response to the competition scenario innovative structural and graphic design functionality and quality of the finished product This is the second time Cal Poly has taken the top spot in this challenge facing very stiff competition says Javier de la Fuente an assistant professor of packaging These projects really show the

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/PackagingWins15 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly to Expand Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programs in Downtown San Luis Obispo
    President Jeffrey D Armstrong Students from all academic disciplines will live learn and collaborate to explore and develop their leadership and entrepreneurial interests in an environment that fosters and encourages innovation San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx said This is a significant enhancement to Cal Poly s partnership with the city and local business community We anticipate that this innovative integration of bright and energetic student minds into our vibrant downtown neighborhood will prove productive for the university and the city as a whole The residential lease is for a 12 600 square foot space that will be divided into 30 one bedroom studios and two two bedroom apartments These housing spaces are designed for upper class undergraduates and graduate students associated with Cal Poly s Center for Innovation Entrepreneurship CIE and will be administered by Cal Poly University Housing The commercial lease is a 6 000 square foot space that the CIE will use to provide additional programming and mentorship for the students living in the university housing The ability to take innovative ideas from mind to market becomes exponential in the right environment said CIE Director Tod Nelson We will offer programs that work toward developing entrepreneurship and supporting innovation ideas that will ultimately lead to new business opportunities and job growth for both students and community members This new lease augments an already expanded SLO HotHouse program which recently relocated to a 10 000 square foot space above the Ross Dress for Less store on Higuera Street in the downtown With these continuing enhancements Cal Poly is building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in San Luis Obispo County by providing a unique opportunity for students to own and operate a business locally Our county is providing a unique mix of education business and government working together to stimulate entrepreneurial

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/hothouse-expansion-october-2015 (2016-02-17)
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