Honors Project Research Showcases
In 2006 the Honors Program was awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund scholarships for academically talented Honors students with financial need in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. During the duration of the NSF grant scholarship awards provided financial aid to students and allowed them to participate in a project-based curriculum within the Honors Program. The students who received these scholarships were exposed to an interdisciplinary environment with research projects that provided practical value for industry, the local community, and or the global community.
Thanks to the Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, Dr. Susan Opava, along with the Deans from the College of Engineering, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, and the College of Science and Mathematics we were able to provide faculty development support to a large number of Cal Poly faculty members. These faculty members advised several interdisciplinary undergraduate research teams of Honors students who worked on a variety of research projects that addressed issues ranging from theoretical research to applied science and engineering projects, all directed toward industry and community service.