Week 4 Announcements

Posted on: Jan. 31, 2018


The Biomedical & General Engineering Department sends out a weekly email announcement of items we feel may be of interest to all of our students.  If not interested, please delete.



Week Four Online Announcements

  1. CPConnect Project Funding Opportunity Deadline Feb 5th
  2. BMES Weekly Announcements
  3. EWB Weekly Announcements


Attachments can be found at the bottom of this email


1. CPConnect Project Funding Opportunity Deadline Feb 5th


The Cal Poly Interdisciplinary Projects Program (CPConnect) facilitates donor sponsored interdisciplinary projects for faculty and students. Our mission is to provide a link between donors and resources that are available at Cal Poly to ensure that projects are properly funded and have the technical expertise required for completion. All projects that enable students to explore the integration of technologies to solve problems will be considered. Proposals can include funding for equipment, materials/supplies, and travel to conferences and competitions. The typical range for requested funds should be in the $500 to $5,000 range. We anticipate funding 5-10 projects each quarter.   


For more details, see the attached Request for Project Proposals, or go to the CPConnect website at https://cpconnect.calpoly.edu/
Please note that proposals must be submitted using the "Proposal Template”, which can be found on the CPConnect website.

The deadline for proposals for Winter Quarter is February 5. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Interdisciplinary Projects, Dr. Lily Laiho (llaiho@calpoly.edu).


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2. BMES Weekly Announcements 


Following are the announcements from BMES for this week! Thank you, and I hope your week is going well so far.


1. BMES T-Shirts
2. BMES Mentorship Program
3. General Meeting
4. PALentines Day

BMES T-Shirts
Feel free to contact Morgan (morgan.jawitz@gmail.com) about buying a BMES T-shirt, if you're interested. Shirts will be available for those that pre-ordered to pick up at the next meeting!


BMES Mentorship Program 
Calling all current Cal Poly biomedical engineering students! Want to inspire the next generation of biomedical engineers? Then please sign-up here for the BMES Mentorship Program and become a mentor for incoming freshman/transfer students.

* MENTORS: Mentees will be reaching out in the next few weeks to arrange meetings, be ready. :)

General Meeting
Thursday, February 1st
11 AM - 12 PM, Bonderson 104

Pizza will be provided! Although not confirmed, there will be an industry speaker at this meeting!

PALentines Day!
Thursday, February 8th
6:30 - 8 PM, Baker (180-102)

A day close to Valentine's Day where we all appreciate our friends! We'll be doing crafts, decorating cookies, drinking sparkling apple cider, and watching a movie! Come prepared to have the time of your life and feel the love. 





Gabriella Graham

Biomedical Engineering Society, Secretary

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate

California Polytechnic State University, SLO

calpolybmes@gmail.com | 702-672-1729

*Add us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2213950794/
*BMES club website:  http://calpolybmes.wix.com/bmes


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3. EWB Weekly Announcements




This week we have some fun stuff as always!


Monday- Tea Time, Sustainability Task Force, Project Team Meetings

Tuesday- IMPACT

Wednesday- General Meeting


Super Bowl/Movie Night!

Red Tag Sign Up

Officer Board Sit ins


Tea Time is a time to chat with the president and vice president about anything and everything. It’s basically open office hours and we’d love to see you! It’s every Monday (recent change) 11am-12pm. The 216K fishbowl has been reserved for this week.

Sustainability Task Force: Do you want to improve EWB? Sustainability Task Force (STF) is open to everyone and is a space to identify problems in EWB and collectively create solutions to improve our club. We want to ensure that our chapter is fulfilling its purpose of "equipping leaders to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges" by working on projects related to socio, economic, cross-generational and environmental sustainability. Join our team Mondays 6-7pm in 26-104!

Project Meetings are every Monday from 7:00-9:00pm! Feel free to try out different project teams and be sure to introduce yourselves to the PMs if you’re new to EWB!
Here are the team room locations: 
Fiji: 14-249
Local Projects: 26-123
Thailand: 186-C200
Nicaragua: 192-224
Malawi: 14-247

IMPACT: meets Tuesday 11-12pm in the library fishbowl 216Q. IMPACT, Engineers Without Borders’ volunteering team, works with nonprofits across SLO County to carry on the tradition of thinking globally and acting locally. IMPACT organizes volunteering events that unite EWB members and fellow Cal Poly students with local nonprofits dedicated to the community EWB Cal Poly knows and loves. We have our campus wide volunteering event at the end of quarter, come join our team to make it happen!
General Meeting: Come join us in 26-104 from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday for coffee and a talk by Emma Morley (Nica PM). She’ll be sharing her unique experience from her summer working in Tanzania on a building design for Tanzania Polytechnic University. She’ll be discussing the culture of Tanzania, the needs of the university, and the measures being taken to plan and construct the university.



Possible movie night/super bowl watch party: Let’s forget about all the midterms we took this week and have a chill social to detox. The event specifics up for discussion, but it’ll be awesome and there will be food. Fill out the poll please!





Eagles v Pats 2/4 3pm or Movie Pizza Party TBD



Red Tag Tour

EWB project teams are constantly prototyping and working on projects in both the hangar and Mustang 60 shop. In order to work in the Cal Poly machine shops, all students require a red tag (machineshops.calpoly.edu).

Cal Poly Machine Shops - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo




Presenting an EWB member exclusive (free) red tag event in order to help you get your red tag, and gain valuable experience and knowledge with shop tools and equipment so you can be an asset to your team. All majors encouraged!

When: Sunday, February 11th, 2018, 12-3pm

Where: Hangar Building 004

Sign up here (form closes 2/5/18)



Officer Board sit-ins

Are you interested in taking on a leadership role in Engineers Without Borders? Or maybe you’re just curious about how the club is run?

If so, we invite you to sit in an officer board meeting so you can see for yourself how the club is run and if it’s something you might be interested in doing.
The following days are available for sit in;

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 201

Meetings go from 6-7:30pm, but still sign up if you can only attend part of the meeting!

 If you’re interested, sign up here.





Have a great week!


Ruby Lang

Secretary 2017-2018

Engineers Without Borders-USA

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Student Chapter





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