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Cal Poly Concrete Canoe Team Wins National Title

Cal Poly’s Concrete Canoe Team — and its canoe named Meraki — was named the national champion at the American Society of Civil Engineers Concrete Canoe Competition, held June 17-19 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Read the complete Concrete Canoe Team article here.

Packaging and Design Students Earn National Awards

For the second consecutive year, four teams of Cal Poly students took first-, second- and third-place awards and earned an honorable mention in the 2017 Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Ameristar Student Packaging Competition. Read the complete Packaging and Design Team article here.

Student Researchers Help Locate WWII Wreckage Near Malta

A joint Cal Poly/Harvey Mudd College student research expedition, in partnership with University of Malta archaeologists, recently helped locate a historic plane off the Malta coast. Read the complete WWII Wreckage article here.

BRAE Students Take Second at AgBot Challenge

A team of students from the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department earned second place at the AgBot challenge June 23-25 in Rockville, Indiana, winning $15,000. The team was charged with creating an unmanned robotic device that could autonomously move through a field and plant up to four rows of seeds.  Read the complete AgBot Challenge article here.

Cal Poly Sweeps the Western Spring National Dairy Judging Contest

Dairy science students were among the top contenders at the recent Western Spring National Collegiate Dairy Judging Contest in Richmond, Utah. Read the complete Dairy Judging Contest article here.

Supermileage Team Places Fourth at Shell Eco-Marathon

Cruising 1,500.7 miles on a gallon of gas, the Supermileage Team drove to a fourth-place finish out of 114 teams competing at the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon on April 27-29 in Detroit. Read the complete Supermileage Team article here.

Rodeo Team Advances to the National Finals

The Cal Poly Rodeo Team has advanced to the College National Finals Rodeo in June in Casper, Wyoming. Read the complete Rodeo Team article here.

Mustang Media Group Wins More Than 20 Awards at College Media Business and Advertising Managers Annual Contest

Mustang Media Group (MMG) took home more than 20 awards and placed second overall in the College Media Business and Advertising Managers annual contest. Read the complete Mustang Media Group article here.

Cal Poly Logging Team Wins Timbersports Competition

he Cal Poly Loggers, an intercollegiate team of male and female students involved in traditional forestry field skills, won first place at the 78th annual Association of Western Forestry Clubs Logging Sports Conclave. Read the complete CP Logging Team article here.

Environmental Engineering Team Wins Innovation Award

A team of seven environmental engineering students won the Intel Environmental Innovation Award and $2,500 at the International Environmental Design Contest for their use of ion-exchange resins to filter metals out of storm water. Read the complete Environmental Engineering Team article here.

Mechanical Engineering Team has Strong Showing at Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

A mechanical engineering student team won the Best Paper/Presentation Award and placed third overall at the national Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. Read the complete Mechanical Engineering Team article here.

Students Take First at Annual Agri-Marketing Competition

Cal Poly’s National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) student marketing team won first place at the annual national marketing competition in Dallas, beating out 29 other schools from the U.S. and Canada for the championship title. Read the complete Agri-Marketing article here.

Business Students Compete, Learn at International Marketing Conference

The Orfalea College of Business sponsored 12 students to attend the 39th annual American Marketing Association (AMA) International Collegiate Conference from March 15-18 in New Orleans. Students used their Learn by Doing education to participate in competitions, listen to talks given by industry professionals and attend career development workshops. Read the complete International Marketing Conference article here.

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