Cultivate Fall 2019
FROM THE DEAN
Our students are ready day one. That’s because they are immersed in hands-on doing from day one. Our Learn by Doing focus ensures students gain the critical-thinking skills they need to go out into the world and make a difference. In this issue, you’ll read several stories about one of the unique ways students are learning – working side-by-side with faculty on applied research projects to solve real-world problems.
Applied research is critical to Cal Poly’s mission as well as the economic and social development of society. These undergraduate research opportunities create learning environments that foster creativity, produce strong analytical and leadership skills, and give students invaluable practical experiences and essential skills for the future, ultimately creating productive and influential members of society.
We are able to offer these research opportunities thanks to our partnership with industry and private donors. Philanthropic support is invaluable in helping us to realize the true potential of what we can provide students to guarantee their readiness upon graduation. This Power of Doing sets the course for the future.
ANDREW J. THULIN, DEAN
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences