World of Research

World of Research

This spring and summer, Cal Poly faculty members are taking advantage of academic breaks to travel the world — pursuing research, leading student learning opportunities, and lending their expertise at academic conferences and as consultants. Here are a few places where Cal Poly scholars will be working this spring and summer.

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ChrisDicus

1 AUSTRALIA
Chris Dicus,
Natural Resources Management & Environmental Sciences
Conducting research and giving presentations on wildland fire management

JaySingh

2 BRAZIL
Jay Singh, Koushik Saha, Irene Carbonell and Javier de la Fuente;
Industrial Technology & Packaging
Pesenting research at International Association of Packaging Research Institutes World Packaging Conference

3 CHINA
Barry Jones,
Architecture
Chairing the International Conference on Building Materials and Materials Engineering in Hong Kong 

4 COSTA RICA
Norm Borin,
Marketing
Teaching a course in which students will examine global environmental issues up close, from scientific, economic, political, social and ethical perspectives

BarryFloyd

5 CUBA
Barry Floyd,
Information Systems
Floyd will be taking a group of students on a study tour and collaborating on research with local scholars

Matt-Kim

6 DENMARK
Matt Cole and Kim Westermann,
Economics and Accounting
Collaborating with faculty at the University of Aarhus before presenting research at the European Trade Study Group conference in Helsinki, Finland

PhilBarlow

7 FINLAND
Phil Barlow,
Construction Management
Presenting at the International Council for Building World Congress

BrianAyash

8 GERMANY (A) AND AUSTRIA (B)
Brian Ayas,
Finance
Taking students to tour historic landmarks and meet with business leaders to talk about the European business environment

JohnBattenburg

9 ITALY
John Battenburg,
English
Presenting a research paper on how language and imagery shaped the Arab Spring

ThomasGutierrez

10 ITALY
Thomas Gutierrez,
Physics
Taking students to conduct particle research at CUORE

JaySingh

11 INDIA
Jay Singh,
Packaging
Leading students on a month-long cultural and historical tour of the country

12 MALAWI
Peggy Papathakis,
Food Science & Nutrition
Conducting a study on mother and child nutrition 

13 MALTA
Zoe Wood,
Computer Science
Working with students to develop new algorithms and models for mapping and visualizing underwater shipwrecks

14 MEXICO
Cesar Torres,
Landscape Architecture
Conducting research on landscape as an art medium

LauraHosman

15 MICRONESIA (A) AND VANUATU (B)
Laura Hosman,
Political Science
Developing Solar Libraries to improve local information access, and guiding student research on climate change

JamesMwangi

16 NEPAL
James Mwangi,
Architectural Engineering
Researching the after effects of earthquakes and assisting ARCE students on a study tour

17 PORTUGAL
Jennifer Shields,
Architecture
Presenting at the European Association for Architectural Education/Architectural Research Centers Consortium International Conference in Lisbon

JohnLawson

18 SINGAPORE
John Lawson,
Architectural Engineering
Taking a group of students to visit international architectural engineering offices, construction sites and iconic architecture

LisaSimon

19 SPAIN
Lisa Simon,
Marketing
Teaching international marketing in Bilbao, using the city as a living laboratory where students will build an understanding of global marketing strategy

ThemisMastoridis

20 SWITZERLAND
Themis Mastoridis,
Physics
Conducting nuclear research with two students at CERN

21 TANZANIA
Adrienne Greve,
City & Regional Planning
Conducting research in conjunction with the World Bank on climate action planning

22 UGANDA
Jens Omli,
Kinesiology
Running a sports camp and researching the postural effects of smart phone and tablet use

LewisCall

23 UNITED KINGDOM
Lewis Call,
History
Presenting a paper on character relationships at Slayage, a conference on the work of Joss Whedon

 

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