ITE Support

ITE is an organization dedicated to connecting and educating transportation professionals. The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student chapter aims to connect students with peers and professionals, to explore the opportunities within the field, and to make a lasting and meaningful impact on the community and profession.

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Concrete Canoe Endowment

Our concrete canoe team is one of our prized traditions and has been part of student life for over 30 years. Through teamwork, leadership and hard work, the Cal Poly concrete canoe team has placed in the top five in 12 of the last 14 years with 5 national titles. When you support our endowment, your contribution is invested with and becomes part of our endowment. An annual distribution is made to the concrete canoe team to help cover expenses associated with constructing and traveling for the concrete canoe conferences. Because the principal remains intact the fund will generate support in perpetuity.

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GeoWall Competition

GeoWall is a student-run project team tasked with designing and building a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining system. The process includes measuring material strength data, designing and analyzing the retaining system, and building our design at National and Regional competitions.

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Partners Dinner 2019   

Become an Industry Partner

The Industrial Partnership Program has opportunities to create a presence on campus and build relationships with our students, clubs, and faculty. Our program connects you to top-tier students through unique recruitment and branding opportunities. This program helps fund student competitions and projects, research, instructional materials, lab renovations, and department improvement projects.

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Hal Cota Endowed Air Pollution Laboratory

Hal Cota Endowed Air Pollution Laboratory

Dr. Harold (Hal) Cota, helped found the Environmental Engineering Program at Cal Poly in 1968. During the 50 years that followed, he has been a valuable contributor and supporter of this program. We are delighted to honor Dr. Cota’s contributions to the program by establishing an endowment to support the Air Quality Measurements Lab to continue to provide students with high-quality laboratory opportunities. In honor of Dr. Cota, we would like to name this lab the “Hal Cota Air Pollution Control Lab” and use the endowment to provide much need upgrades to the lab equipment.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Directly support our department and help us continue providing the best educational experience for our students. 

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Cal Poly CalGeo

The Cal Poly student chapter of CalGeo, formed at the beginning of the Fall 2013 quarter, is Cal Poly’s first club devoted to Geotechnical Engineering. The goal of CalGeo is to propagate and preserve the interest of Geotechnical Engineering among Cal Poly students, and to provide our members with academic and professional connections to ensure their success in the world of Geotechnical Engineering.

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Find out if your company matches gifts and double your impact! Matching gift applications take just a few minutes to complete, and most programs will accept applications for gifts you’ve already made. 

Find out if you or your spouse work for a Cal Poly gift matching partner and begin your application by entering your company’s name in the Employer Match tool below.

If your employer has a matching gift program, follow the links to their application and instructions. Below is the important information you’ll need to complete your application:

Org/Recipient Name: Cal Poly Foundation/California Polytechnic State Univ. Foundation
Tax/EIN: 20-4927897
Address: Cal Poly Fund, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Send your gift, along with your application, to the address above for completion by our matching gifts specialist. If you completed an online application, we will receive an electronic request from your matching program to verify your gift. When the matching gift is received, we’ll send you a notification and send the matching funds to the same program as your original gift.

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You may also send a check directly to the department, payable to the Cal Poly Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Add a note specifying one of the CE/ENVE needs, unless you would like us to use our discretion in directing the gift to one of the needs listed.

Mail to:

California Polytechnic State University
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
1 Grand Avenue
Building 13, Room 266
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

For questions, please contact us.