News & Events
LAES Club at Open House
The NEW LAES Club participated in the Computer and Electrical Club Fair at Cal Poly's Open House ion Saturday, April 18th!
Visitors experienced the featured Interactive Adventure with PolyXpress, took pictures at the booth, and interacted with other LAES students.
Students can check out the club on Facebook (opens in new window)!
LAES Alumni 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, a time of sharing "tips" with current students and those from the LAES 301/302 classe screening on campus. The event provided a wonderful opportunity of exchange. View additional photos in the CLA Flickr Album.
Students Win Hackathon Award
Congratulations to LAES team members, Tyler Deitz and Massimo Siboldi, and Kelsey Dodge, Chris Taylor and Emily Wang! They worked on Pizza Club, a mobile web app that alerts students to free food offerings on campus while encouraging users to go to clubs they might have disregarded. Their idea won the January, 2015 $1,000 Gold Award for Best Design at this year's Design and Dev Hackathon.
Australian Troupe Visit
DeepBlue (opens in new window) visited campus October, 2014 to begin collaborating with LAES students on different forms of audience interaction and stage presentation for future DeepBlue performances.
The troupe also met with local music educators to discuss a potential Young Blue training workshop for 8-15 year old Central Coast musicians. They also ran an audition at Cal Poly for local musicians who might be interested in joining the group in the future.
Due to the professional/academic networks Dr. Gillette established during his sabbatical research in Australia, Cal Poly and the Queensland University of Technology (opens in new window) are now in the early stages of creating a collaborative research and development program between the two universities.
The primary goal of this collaboration is to create a project-learning-based form of student and faculty exchange between the two institutions. Between 2015-2017, the universities will create a series of linked courses and interdisciplinary curriculums to better facilitate the connections between the institutions and to ensure a viable, vibrant exchange of students, research agendas and faculty/administrative collaborations.
LAES in the News-2014
- Region's Entrepreneurs Raise Millions with Crowdfunding (Pacific Coast Business Times, June 2014) spotlights LAES alumnus and entrepreneur, Bill Trammel.
- New Center Bridges the Divide Between Technology and the Arts (Impact, Summer 2014)
- Creative Engineers Need Apply (Engineering Advantage, Spring 2014 edition, pg. 15) (pdf)
- Cal Poly Learn by Doing on Display at Second Annual SLO Mini Maker in Mission Plaza (CLA News, May 10, 2014)
- 2014 Hackathon Promotes Student Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Imagination (The Link, Spring 2014)
- Location-Based Tales with Cal Poly App (Mustang News, January, 2014)
- Beatstream: A Revolution in Music Sharing (Mustang News, January, 2014)
ELE Focuses on Paths to Engineering for Women
Jane Lehr, LAES Interim Co-Director presented the paper "Emergent and Individualized Pathways to Success for Women in Engineering (opens in new window)" at the Engineering and Liberal Education Symposium June 2014 Conference. The ELE Symposium discussions relate to how engineering integrates into a liberal arts education, and how liberal arts integrate into an engineering education.