Student Success - Fall 2022

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2022 CAFES SURP Poster Symposium

The 2022 CAFES Summer Undergraduate Research Program poster symposium was held Aug. 26 at the JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture. Students presented more than 39 projects representing majors from across the college on topics such as soil health, autonomous tools in the field and sustainable practices in the tourism industry.


Floral Team

The Cal Poly Floral Team tied for third place at the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium held July 4-9 in Las Vegas. In addition, the team took first place in the wedding category and second in the sympathy category. Kiara Benavides (Agricultural Science, ’22) won the People’s Choice award and placed first in the overall student category. The team is coached by Lecturer Melinda Lynch.


Sally Casanova Scholar Jennifer Luevano

Jennifer Luevano, a second-year graduate student in the nutrition program, is one of two Cal Poly students selected as Sally Casanova Scholars through the CSU’s Pre-Doctoral Program. Luevano’s research involves the use of metabolomics, the study of small molecules (metabolites) produced by the metabolism of a biological system. She also works at the Cal Poly Metabolomics Service Center, performing data processing and analysis for a variety of metabolomics studies. During her time at Cal Poly, she has contributed to metabolomics research related to COVID-19, head and neck cancer, and gestational diabetes.


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