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College of Science and Mathematics

It's all about our students

Intersections - The COSAM Magazine - Fall 2016

Intersections College of Science and Mathematics Fall 2016

FROM THE DEAN

Dean Phil Bailey

As some of you may know, 2016-17 will be my final year — my 34th as dean and 48th as a faculty member. I'll be retiring next June. As the academic year gets underway, I'm just as enthusiastic about Cal Poly and the College of Science and Mathematics as I've ever been.

It's been a great 47 years so far, thanks to the exceptional students, faculty and staff I've had the privilege to teach and work with. Many of you were kind enough to write in and share reflections of our time together, some of which can be found later in this magazine. These kinds of relationships have made my time at Cal Poly special, and I want everyone to know I really appreciate you and have enjoyed getting to know you.

But I'm not done yet! I'm looking forward to my 48th year on campus. I'm especially excited about the new undergraduate research complex you'll read about on page 9. It will provide a true home for student researchers right in the heart of campus.

It's also a big step toward the college developing one of the premier undergraduate research programs in the country. I believe we can do it! In fact, that's what I'll be working toward after I retire.

We need everyone's help, though. Biochemistry alumnus Bill Frost and his wife, Linda, have generously pledged $20 million toward the building's construction, for which we are extremely grateful. Your contribution — of whatever size — is also important. The college needs to raise another $5 million. This is a great chance to invest in our students and their future.

For all that you do for Cal Poly, for your friendship and support over the years, and for making my time at this special university the best 48 years anyone could ask for — thank you.

 

PHIL BAILEY, DEAN

College of Science & Mathematics

 

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Features


BUILDING THE FUTURE OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Bill (Biochemistry, '72) and Linda Frost have committed almost $29 million to make Cal Poly's undergraduate science and mathematics research programs one of the best in the nation.

IT'S ALL ABOUT OUR STUDENTS
After 33 years as dean and 47 years at Cal Poly, Phil Bailey announces he will retire at the end of this school year. Alumni, faculty and staff pay tribute to everyone's favorite dean.

This story includes exclusive multimedia content.

ALGORITHMS AND WAVE AQUA-TIONS
Take an illustrated tour through physics and mathematics research on underwater waves.

This story includes exclusive video content.
 

Frost Scholars group photo

Alumni News


ROOKIE SEASON: 24 HOURS WITH THE LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT
Kinesiology alumna Anh Nguyen was one of the first two women hired by the Los Angeles Fire Department since 2008, and she might be the smallest firefighter in L.A.

WE NEED A GAZELLE TODAY
Beth Schaefer (Microbiology, '90) discovered her passion for helping animals while volunteering at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero. Now she's the general curator at the L.A. Zoo.

HONORED ALUMNA OPENS DOORS TO STUDENT SUCCESS
Education alumna Nohemy Ornelas was named the college's 2016 Honored Alumna this year. Ornelas is the associate superintendent and vice president of student services at Allan Hancock College.

This story includes exclusive video content.

College News


STUDENTS CREATE INFORMATION IN THE NEW DATA SCIENCE MINOR

BIOLOGIST RECEIVES PEW AWARD

CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT BRINGS TELESCOPES TO RURAL COMMUNITIES

TEACHERS ARE BETTER TOGETHER

 

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