Cal Poly’s Counselor Newsletter
We've just about completed fall term, but we thought you'd like to know about a few newsworthy articles that have brought recognition to Cal Poly.
But first, the Admissions Office would like to remind you of the California State University application deadline of November 30th. All on-line CSUMENTOR applications must be submitted before midnight of November 30th. Please refer to Cal Poly's admissions web site for specific information: http://admissions.calpoly.edu/apply/
Thank you for your continued support of Cal Poly and its "learn by doing" hands-on educational mission.
Cal Poly Named Best in the West by U.S. News & World Report for 19th Straight Year
For the 19th straight year, Cal Poly has been rated the best public-master's university in the West in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 America's Best Colleges guidebook.
Cal Poly ranked seventh in the magazine's overall list of the West's best universities, including both public and private institutions that provide "a full range of undergraduate and master's-level programs but few, if any, doctoral programs." U.S. News ranks colleges that grant doctoral degrees, such as those in the University of California system, in a separate category. For full story read: http://www.calpolynews.calpoly.edu/news_releases/2011/September/news.html
Cal Poly Makes Forbes Best Colleges List for Fourth Straight Year
For the fourth year in a row, Cal Poly ranks on the Forbes magazine list of the country's best colleges and universities. Cal Poly ranks No. 9 among California's public universities and, just as last year, is the top-ranked California State University campus on the list. Read more at: http://www.calpolynews.calpoly.edu/news_releases/2011/September/forbes.html
Cal Poly Architecture, Design Programs Earn Top Honors Again from DesignIntelligence
Cal Poly continues to lead the nation's architecture and design programs in an annual survey by the monthly journal DesignIntelligence.
DesignIntelligence ranks Cal Poly's landscape architecture program first in the Western region and third in national undergraduate programs in preparing students for success. Cal Poly tied with Purdue University and Texas A&M. Louisiana State and Penn State ranked first and second, respectively.
More at: http://www.calpolynews.calpoly.edu/news_releases/2011/November/designintelligence.html
Collaboration Packs a Punch at Poly
Google Acquires Punchd, a Cal Poly Senior Project
By Cathy Enns
When you ask about the story behind the creation of Punchd—the now famous Cal Poly senior project Google acquired with fanfare in July—students, faculty and staff who were involved are eager to credit one another for the project's success. It becomes obvious the key ingredients in creating the smartphone app were collaboration and cross-disciplinary work.
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Cal Poly to Help Build New Haiti Built Environment Resource Center
Cal Poly's College of Architecture and Environmental Design will join several national organizations to help the State University of Haiti construct a new Haiti Built Environment Resource Center, to provide educational courses related to constructing safer buildings (particularly schools), and disaster resilient communities for Haitian officials and builders.
The US National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) will lead a team in charge of creating the center. NIBS and the Advanced Research Institute of Virginia Tech invited Cal Poly to join the group because of the university's hands-on learning approach, as well as faculty expertise in seismic safety and planning for disaster-resilient communities.
Editor's Note: As we come to a close of this fall term and get ready for the new one, we wish you and your students the very best for the coming New Year. May their endeavors to achieve a higher education help to create a better world for all of our tomorrows!
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