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Presentation on the Redefining the Kilogram

Feb 7, 2019

The Office of Research and Economic Development is sponsoring a presentation, "Science by Committee? The New Kilogram," by Dr. Ted Hill.  The talk will survey the colorful process of defining the kilogram, the international politics behind it, and a new statistical principle that arose from studying alternative re-definitions. Dr. Hill is a Cal Poly Research Scholar in Residence. This presentation will be held on Wednesday, February 20, at 4:10pm in Room 285, Fisher Science (Bldg. 33). All Cal Poly faculty, staff, students, and members of the community are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Kate Kravets in the Office of Research and Economic Development at or (805) 756-5153, or visit the Research Scholars in Residence webpage.

Cal Poly Research Week

Research "Week" to Focus on Research Support and Collaboration

Oct 3, 2018

Cal Poly researchers now have a “week” for them!  The Office of Research and Economic Development is hosting a series of events on October 23 and 24 to provide support and enhance collaboration for research at Cal Poly. 

Plug Into Research Support will give faculty, staff, and student researchers the opportunity to meet with research administration, grants development, and sponsored programs staff to learn about support programs, funding opportunities, compliance processes, and intellectual property protection.  While getting their questions answered, attendees can enter a drawing to win an iPad and other prizes! This resource fair-style event will be held in the Bonderson High Bay, 197-107, on Tuesday, October 23, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, and refreshments will be provided.

Also on October 23 from 3:10pm to 5:00pm, Research Lightning Talks will feature brief 4-minute presentations by 10 research faculty looking for collaborators from departments all over campus.  The talks will be followed by a networking session with beverages and hors d’ouevres. 

Researchers seeking information on how to get started with funded research or improve rejected proposals should attend the Grants 2.0 Workshop on October 24 from 8:10am to 10:00am. Representatives from the Office of Research and Economic Development and Hanover Research will present information on grant administration, funders and funding, and proposal development.

Both the Research Lightning Talks and the Grants 2.0 Workshop will be held in the Advanced Technology Lab, ATL Bldg. 7. More information is available on the website links provided above or by calling ext. 6-5153.

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.


Cal Poly Students Succeed at Statewide Research Competition

Dec 8, 2016

Cal Poly undergraduate students garnered two first-place awards and one second-place award at the 30th annual California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition April 29-30 at CSU Bakersfield. Cal Poly News Press Release

Cal Poly, Autumn Spring Foods Announce New Process to Improve Protein Content in Foods

Jun 11, 2015

Cal Poly has developed an improved process to extract protein from milk. The patent-pending process allows for fast and cost-effective extraction and produces a protein that will enable foods and snacks to be produced with enhanced protein content.

Cal Poly has entered into a licensing agreement with Autumn Spring Foods LLC for the proprietary milk protein extraction process. “We are thrilled with the taste, texture and quality of the milk protein extracted through this process,” said David Buhler, CEO of Autumn Spring Foods.

Protein is an essential nutritional component that helps builds strong muscles and assists the body in feeling satisfied and full. “The proprietary extraction method results in food products that are nutritional and good tasting,” said Cal Poly Professor Rafael Jimenez-Flores, inventor of the process. “It’s rewarding to have invented a new process that will benefit both the consumer and the dairy industry.”

Buhler said that his company is already working with food manufacturers to use the milk protein in a variety of foods -- including potato chips, corn chips and crisps -- and aims to market the high-protein snack products to appropriate retail channels in the near future.

Food retailers, wholesalers and distributors can contact Autumn Spring Foods for additional information about the new high-protein snack products. For more information, contact Buhler at 262-884-0598 or

For additional information regarding patent licenses and technology transfer opportunities with Cal Poly, contact Jim Dunning at 805-756-5551 or

This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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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