In 2009 students configured a quarter-scale helicopter (left) to be completely autonomous, being that it can fly routes without help from a pilot on the ground. The aircraft is used to study the application of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture and environmental management. The 3,000-foot-long Cal Poly Pier (right) offers students, faculty and researchers wet and dry lab facilities, a flowing seawater system, aquarium space and many other resources.
Our Role at Cal Poly
The Sponsored Programs office supports Cal Poly’s educational mission by facilitating sponsored research and scholarly activities that enrich the “Learn by Doing” experience. Designated to manage and oversee externally-sponsored projects, as well as Cal Poly Centers and Institutes, the Sponsored Programs office assists faculty and staff by providing research administration services to ensure compliance and proper use of funds. Through a number of different services from contract negotiation and award management to expenditure approval and audit services, Sponsored Programs provides the support needed for students, faculty and staff to create, research and learn.
Are you working on an externally supported research project? Looking to start a project? Sponsored Programs can get you with the answers and the information needed.