Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program

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LAES 301 Class Offers Project-Based Learning

Seats are available Fall 2016 for innovative hands-on work in a team setting for real-life projects in Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies. The class is open to all non-freshman majors.

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Get Involved - Join the LAES Club!

Winter 2016 LAES 411 projectLearn more about the major, unique projects, and industry opportunities.  Join their email list and connect with them on Facebook (opens in new window). Learn more about the club.

Deep Blue TroupeAustralian DeepBlue Offers Workshops in Spanos

As part of an ongoing collaboration with Cal Poly, Australian music/theatrical performance troupe DeepBlue will offer workshops October 8 - 11, 2015 in Cal Poly's Spanos Theatre. The Professional Development Program is for teachers, professional and passionate musicians to build skills vital to working in the contemporary creative industries. DeepBlue’s YoungBlue Program is for ages 8-18. Visit the DeepBlue website for the full schedule; enjoy the SLOTribune's YouTube video of DeepBlue in Action at Cal Poly (opens in new window).

LAES Alumni Gathering 2015LAES Welcomes Alumni to our first Gathering!

On March 11, 2015, LAES welcomed Paul Cha, Ryan Alba, Justin Alvarez, Ryan Macdonald, Annamarie Fuchs, and Christina Hernandez to campus for lunch and sharing. The schedule included a tour of campus by current students utilizing the newly developed PolyXpress app, lunch at Sage Restaurant, a time of sharing "tips" with current students and those from the LAES 301/302 classes up at the LAES Lab, and ending with tickets to the SLOIFF "Fear No Fruit" screening on campus. The event provided a wonderful opportunity of exchange. 

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LAES 301 Class

Engineering and Art unite in LAES 301 project-based introductory course.

The class is open to all second year and above Cal Poly majors and provides innovative hands-on work, in a team setting, for real-life projects.

Contact us for a permission number.

Class Info (pdf)


The LAES Club exists to bring together students interested in creative technologies, to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and learn about and network with members of the industry.

Stay tuned for their Fall 2016 meeting schedule.

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The B.A. degree program in Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies (LAES) is jointly offered by the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Engineering.

The program prepares students for a wide range of innovative careers in emerging professional fields that combine skills and interests in the arts, technology, and culture.

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