Recent News

Cal Poly Appoints Internationally Renowned Biomedical Researcher as Vice President of Research and Economic Development

Apr 17, 2019

Renee Reijo Pera

Cal Poly has appointed Renee A. Reijo Pera, an internationally recognized stem cell biologist, as vice president for Research and Economic Development, effective Aug. 12. Pera brings to her new role a proven track record in economic development as well as a strong background in undergraduate and graduate research and commitment to supporting students in their research efforts. For the past five years, Pera has served as vice president for Research and Economic Development at Montana State University, where she was also professor of cell biology and neurosciences and professor of chemistry and biochemistry. In her new role at Cal Poly, Pera will oversee the Grants Development and Sponsored Programs office, the Institutional Review Board, and other grant-related compliance bodies, as well as the Cal Poly Technology Park. She will lead university efforts in advocating for research and scholarship while promoting the value of a diverse range of scholarly and applied research activities and industry relationships for faculty, staff and students. As part of her role, Pera will foster an environment in which the research and creative accomplishments of faculty and students are encouraged and rewarded, identify and create opportunities for financial support, and promote the reputation of Cal Poly's research and scholarship locally, nationally and beyond. Read the full news release.

Lightning Talks Videos Available

Apr 17, 2019

Videos from the October 2018 Research Lightning Talks are available on the Research Lightning Talks page.

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Specialized Equipment List Created to Facilitate Sharing

Oct 27, 2017

Do you have a piece of specialized equipment that you'd like to share with others?

Are you looking to see if a specialized piece of equipment is already here on campus?

The Office of Research and Economic Development has created a list of equipment that is available for sharing.  The list is available as an Excel spreadsheet on OneDrive, so is accessible to anyone with a Cal Poly email address.  "Owners" and operators of equipment who would like to encourage usage of their equipment can add their equipment and contact information to the spreadsheet.  Those that are looking for a certain type of equipment can review the list to check for availability.

For more information, contact ORED at x61508.


Economic Impacts of California Polytechnic State University

Nov 18, 2014

Summary Highlights of Economic Impact Study (pdf) -- a two-page infographic highlighting key points of the study.

"The Economic Impacts of California Polytechnic State University" (pdf) -- the complete report, published November 2014.

Introduction of Economic Impact Study From Cal Poly President Jeff Armstrong -- a video introduction from the Central Coast Economic Forecast event on November 7, 2014.

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Grants 2.0 Workshop

Turn Your Good Idea into a Great Proposal -- Are you interested in obtaining funding for research, but aren't quite sure how to get started? Have you submitted a proposal and had it rejected? October 24, 8:10am

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Human Subjects Research

The Cal Poly Insitutional Review Board (IRB), effective October 18, 2017, will be using an online system, IRBManager, for the review of human subjects research projects.

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