Cal Poly Receives Grant to Add Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Student Humanitarian Projects
March 7, 2014
Cal Poly will add a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship to university programs that serve people living in poverty. The move will be enabled through a $10,000 Sustainable Vision grant from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA).
The multidisciplinary grant proposal was developed by faculty members Kathy Chen in the Materials Engineering Department, Sema Alptekin Ervin in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, and Jonathan York, a professor in the Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) and co-founder of Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.