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A Central Coast University received a federal grant intended to advance earthquake education, and research as it applies to buildings.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is getting $340,000 from the National Science Foundation to buy equipment which will improve the ability to assess how structures are impacted by quakes.

Two more universities on the Central and South Coasts have announced plans to suspend traditional classes, and move to virtual instruction in light of coronavirus concerns. Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are making the shift.

The governing body for college athletics has handed down stiff penalties to a Central Coast university for the way it handled stipends for some student-athletes.

A NCAA committee found that between 2012 and 2015, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo violated rules over stipends for books.  The investigation concluded that instead of covering the actual cost of materials, Cal Poly provided blanket $800 cash stipends.

(Photo from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

A float built by teams from the two Cal Poly campuses in California won a special honor as part of the 2020 Rose Parade.  The float, named “Aquatic Aspirations” received the "Director Award" for outstanding artistic design and use of floral and non-floral materials.

A Central Coast university has added new medical services for its students aimed at helping the school’s transgender community.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s slate of healthcare services now includes gender affirming care, with options like hormone replacement therapy, as well as counseling and lab testing.

(Photo courtesy Cal Poly Pomona)

The Rose Parade is just a few weeks away, and a team of volunteers working on a Central Coast university’s float got some big news about it. The Cal Poly Float will for the first time be almost at the beginning of the parade. It will be the fourth element in the 2020 parade, and the second float. It means it will get a lot of attention from the more than 60 million people watching the parade on TV around the world.

California’s public university systems own some unusual facilities. They have California Memorial Stadium, the home of the Cal Bears in Berkeley. They own farms, used for research. UC Irvine has its own nuclear reactor.

Meanwhile on the Central Coast, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has a pier. And it’s not a little one: the more than half a mile of pier at Avila Beach allows for all kinds of marine research and education.

courtesy Cal Poly

A group of students from a Central Coast college are aiming to break a collegiate speed record on their bicycle.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Human Powered Vehicle Club has been at a racetrack in Nevada this week for the 20th annual World Human-Powered Speed Challenge.

(Cal Poly SLO photo)

It’s a class project for some Central Coast college students. But, what they’ve created could be life changing for some Northern California wildfire victims. A team of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students designed and built a modular home for a fire ravaged community.

Last year, almost 50,000 Californians were victims of cyber crime, according to the FBI’s internet crime report. 

On the weekend of June 22, the next generation of Californian cyber crime fighters will be competing on the Central Coast. 

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Hothouse has announced its selections for a summer program aimed at giving startups and entrepreneurs a boost. 

While in absolute business terms, $10,000 isn’t that much money, for some recent grads developing a product, it’s not nothing. 

It’s a story we first told you about in February. Some Central Coast college architectural students are helping a Northern California community ravaged by wildfires come up with some ideas on rebuilding. This week, students in the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo program run by Stacy White and Kent McDonald are in the community of Paradise, as the team presents its final findings to residents.

Photo by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

College students on the Central Coast are creating prosthetics for a boy who lost his fingers in a fiery car crash.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo engineering students are working on a pair of prosthetic hands for 10-year-old Julian Reynoso.

(Cal Poly SLO photo)

It’s the deadliest fire in California history. The Camp Fire killed more than 80 people, and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes. But, some Central Coast architectural students are involved in a project to help the devastated city of Paradise come up with a vision for rebuilding.

Photo by Tom Zasadzinski/Cal Poly Pomona

A float created by teams of people from the two Cal Poly campuses received one of the top honors at the 130th Rose Parade Tuesday. The entry by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly Pomona was called “Far Out Frequencies.”