In Search of Weasels

Inspecting multiple drones parked in the Advanced Technology Lab, Dean Arakaki makes an important observation about tracking small mammals. “We can’t use this one because it’s too loud,” says Arakaki, associate professor

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Prized Posters

A computer-generated lift simulation of a fighter plane won first place for posters this month during the first College of Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium is an event recognizing student achievement

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Building a Submarine Shark

After sliding a piece of foam under her stomach, Annie Borland lies face-down on a metal frame and begins to kick a makeshift pedaling device. “A little bit of hip elevation helps

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Follow the Challenge

Knowing that veterans with amputated legs have difficulty maneuvering on a surfboard, Van Curaza presented students a unique challenge this quarter: Create a prosthetic leg designed specifically for surfing. Curaza, who founded Operation

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Engineering Abroad

 With help from polytechnic peers, a group of Cal Poly students had the opportunity to simulate an international engineering team while establishing memorable bonds during a one-of-a-kind study abroad program in China.

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Taking Flight

Surveillance planes searching for wildfires, missing persons or military targets need as much time in the air as they can get, said Russell Westphal, a mechanical engineering professor. So aircraft companies seek

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