Sep 27, 2016
Dr. Brian Beaton recently gave an invited lecture in Dubrovnik, Croatia at the Technologies of Digital Work PhD Training School, an initiative funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) as part of the Dynamics of Virtual Work Research Network. Attended by PhD students from across Europe, the PhD Training School focused on key workforce trends involving digital culture, new modes of mediated employment, and social facets of digital work. Entitled “Decoding Data Science,” Dr. Beaton’s lecture covered the dramatic growth of the data science profession in the United States and creativity challenges facing data science research cultures.
Sep 27, 2016
Cal Poly professor Coleen Carrigan is part of a team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant to broaden participation in engineering. Launching Academics on the Tenure-Track: an Intentional Community in Engineering (LATTICE) is a joint effort between California Polytechnic State University, the University of Washington, and North Carolina State University that seeks to positively impact women faculty in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and underrepresented minority women in academic Engineering. Carrigan leads the ethnographic research to study:
· Individual and group values, politics, and practices of change agents in the NSF ADVANCE community;
· Differences in social identities and disciplines of both program organizers and participants; and
· Feminist strategies to facilitate consciousness-raising and transformative leadership in STEM.
This research is intended to create and share new knowledge on social change efforts in academic engineering and the critical elements of intervention programs that ensure the retention and success of faculty underrepresented in engineering. The long-term goal of LATTICE is to diversify the national engineering faculty population.
Sep 21, 2016
Join in conversation with local business owner and Cal Poly alum, Jim Dee, about the power of film to personalize stories of social struggle and injustice, and at times, provoke change. Jim opened The Palm Theatre in August, 1988, and it has been providing alternative cinema to San Luis Obispo County ever since. It’s one of the first and only solar operated movie theaters in the world.
Sep 19, 2016
Join us for a special screening of short film Debris (Escrombos), a high stakes, coming of age drama that follows twelve year old Ana as she tries to flee violence in Central America. Caught in the gears of a US immigration center, Ana finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for.
Nov 5, 2015
Aaron Opdyke, a Cal Poly civil engineering alumnus now working as a research assistant, will present “Solving Society's Audacious Challenges: The Nexus of Engineering and the Humanities”. After the talk, he will answer questions from the audience.
Aug 7, 2015
Katie Van Meter and Jen Silva
Cyber-warfare. Climate change. Health inequalities. Risk communication. These are just a few of the biggest problems our generation faces. Now, Cal Poly looks to equip students with the tools and skills to tackle these giant challenges with the College of Liberal Arts’ new Science, Technology and Society (STS) Minors Program.