For first-generation students like Alicia Cruz, a college education can present some special challenges.

A worldwide public art event moooves into San Luis Obispo this year, and Cal Poly is part of the herd.

A new national ranking highlights the unique factors that makes Cal Poly’s Week of Welcome so special.

One alumni family has given one of the university’s largest gift ever to support undergraduate research opportunities.

Take a tour of the new Cal Poly Lofts, a living-learning community for student entrepreneurs in the heart of Downtown SLO.

With spring commencement bringing another year to a close, we look back on a few cherished traditions that will live on in the memories of Cal Poly grads.

A new rap album by Brett Edwards challenges kids to care for their planet.

The student volunteers of the Cal Poly Phonation are all about building relationships — and they want to talk to you.

Five engineering students are partnering with an alumnus to help the international victims of land mines walk again.

Two-time Olympian Todd Rogers has some big goals as he takes over as head coach of Cal Poly beach volleyball.

The technical director of the Theatre and Dance department shows us where the magic of the stage comes to life.

The student manager of the Cal Poly Foaling Enterprise tells us what it takes to help bring dozens of baby horses into the world each spring.

Physics Professor Jodi Christiansen studies gamma rays from the most extreme environments in the universe — the areas around black holes. These environments can teach us what the early universe might have been like.

Discover the mission of the Panetta Institute Congressional Internship and the students who have experienced this transformational opportunity.

Explore Cal Poly’s living laboratory — a generous gift from alumnus Al Smith.

Meet the students who created this year’s Cal Poly float at the Tournament of Roses Parade.

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, Cal Poly students claim an important victory, share a glimpse of the future of sustainable living, and learn how to work across disciplines to achieve an amazing result.

Cal Poly business ethicist Steven Mintz discusses bailouts, recalls, and the state of corporate ethics in America.

Meet the Cal Poly alumnus who saved Twitter — and is helping lead a revolution in the way Silicon Valley funds its entrepreneurs.

Take a look inside NCAA soccer’s greatest rivalry — the thrilling annual fall matchups between the Cal Poly Mustangs and UCSB Gauchos.

After a year of research in Mexico, ethnic studies professor Victor Valle continues his search for the cultural meanings of the chile here at home.

Meet crop science student Grace Watson as she combines fresh produce, hands-on learning, and a beloved San Luis Obispo tradition.

Alumna and entrepreneur Alexis Negranti has built a very sweet business out of her Learn by Doing experience.