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Honors Student Ryan Dubois Featured in Cal Poly News

Sep 10, 2021

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Dubois conducts research at the Gold Tree solar field on Cal Poly’s campus. Photo by Joe P. Johnston.

The collaborative research of Honors student Ryan Dubois was recently featured in a "California Impact" article for Cal Poly News. Focused on predicting solar power output, Dubois and his team hope to learn how to generate more power through the Gold Tree solar field on campus. The research is a part of the College of Engineering’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), which allows students to work with faculty and industry partners to conduct important research. Read the full article here.

Honors Program Newsletter

Mar 4, 2017

The Honors newsletter is a student newsletter released twice per year, at the end of fall and spring quarter. Started in 2015, the newsletter has gone on to win several awards at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) in the student-run electronic division, placing for six consecutive years and taking home first place in 2018, 2019 and 2021. It features a variety of content, from Honors student spotlights to articles about the city of SLO. Check out our latest newsletter below!

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Past Newsletters

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter                              

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Graduation Showcase

Jun 30, 2016

Every year, the Honors Program creates a graduation program celebrating our most recent grads. They feature information about graduates' senior projects, future plans, and more!

2023 Graduation Showcase

Previous Programs

2022 Graduation Program
Spring 2021 Graduation Program

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University Honors Program Makes Blankets for Stand Strong, San Luis Obispo's Women’s Shelter

Apr 1, 2016

Students in the Honors Program finished and donated 26 tie blankets to Stand Strong, the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County at the end of fall quarter. A team of student assistants within the Honors Program helped coordinate the blanket-making drive as a community service opportunity within the first-year Honors experience.

Their efforts included acquiring the fabric, soliciting donations from local businesses, coordinating with Stand Strong and overseeing student efforts. In total, the team received $150 worth of in-kind donations from local businesses. During the fall, the first-year Honors experience served 62 students from all six colleges, as well as 13 learning assistants.

These students met during the final week of classes to cut and tie the fleece blankets. The activity was designed to address a specific Honors Program learning objective — that students should “demonstrate a strengthened sense of community, civic responsibility and philanthropy.” The program strives to provide its students with service learning opportunities, which helps in building community and developing leader skills. Activities such as the tie blanket drive help Honors students to understand what it means to be a stakeholder in our local community.  Learn more about Stand Strong at


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