Cal Poly Steel Bridge is a competition team consisting of undergraduate students within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Every year team members work together to plan, design, fabricate and construct a one-tenth scale model steel bridge to compete at the Pacific Southwest Conference and the National Student Steel Bridge Competition in the Spring. This project incorporates technical knowledge with hands-on experience consistent with Cal Poly's "Learn By Doing" motto.
The Society of Environmental Engineers (SENVE) provides Cal Poly students with social, academic, and professional resources. Club members have opportunities to network with industries, professors, and other students through field trips, community service, and guest speakers. SENVE is also a student chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association.
Engineers Without Borders Cal Poly is a non-profit, student-driven organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects while cultivating transformative experiences that enrich global perspectives and create responsible leaders. EWB Cal Poly currently partners with communities in Fiji, Thailand, Nicaragua, Malawi, and the local SLO area.
The Cal Poly ITE student chapter aims to connect students with peers and professionals, to explore the opportunities within the field of transportation engineering, and to make a lasting and meaningful impact on our community and profession. We have meetings every other Thursday where we welcome professional guest speakers. Other events include firm tours, professional development sessions/conferences and real-life Mario Kart!
The Rainworks club at Cal Poly is dedicated to educating students about water resources engineering. As participants of the annual EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge, Rainworks specializes in stormwater management techniques and low impact development. Our goal is to offer further opportunities for students to learn about all the disciplines of water resources, get involved in their local community, and form connections with professionals in the water industry.