Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly
The Fall 2012 Cal Poly Magazine focused on ocean and creek research conducted by biological sciences students.
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It's All About Our Students
Cal Poly's College of Science and Mathematics is where science, mathematics, the art of teaching and California's Central Coast intersect.
The university's Learn by Doing philosophy means our students can work with their professors on everything from laser mapping of ocean floors to atomic particle colliders to statistical analysis for real-world research projects.
But the key difference offered by our college is the relationships we build.
The Cal Poly College of Science and Mathematics offers a small family atmosphere at the heart of a large, nationally known and selective university. Here, our students have an educational experience like no other. We care about our students, and we take pride in their success.
Our small classes and labs are all taught by faculty — faculty committed to serving as mentors and creating a close environment. Our college developed the 25-35 study program to help our students excel academically.
We offer degrees in the sciences of biology, chemistry, kinesiology, mathematics, physics and statistics.
We're also home to the university's undergraduate Liberal Studies program for future teachers, and Cal Poly's post-baccalaureate School of Education. The connections in our college are creating a new generation of teachers and administrators with an edge in science, technology and math as well as languages and the arts.
New Center for Science and Mathematics
Looking Good: Construction of Cal Poly's Center for Science and Mathematics continues on schedule. Concrete for exterior walkways and entryways is being poured. Inside, terrazo floors are being completed and benchwok is going up in the labs. The photo above was shot February 8.
The $119 million, 189,000-square-foot building was made possible by voter-approved state education construction bonds and $18 million in private donations to Cal Poly. The new six-story center is on track to open in fall 2013.
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