January 2008

Archives for January 2008.

Building Pyramids With Wind & Beer

There will be a kick-off event on Friday, Feb. 8 announcing a partnership between the Architecture department and business consultant Maureen Clemmons, who has attracted attention partnering with Caltech on a similar project. They aim to build a 106-ton pyramid using beer and soil as construction materials and wind as the mode for construction.
Clemmons will give her lecture "Building Pyramids With Wind & Beer," which will explain the process to harness wind with silk kites in order to lift large stones. She theorizes that the ancient Egyptians used this method for building the pyramids, not slaves. Come to the lecture and learn more from noon until 1 p.m. in

'Pizza With The Presidents' Dishes Up Dialogue

'Pizza With The Presidents'
Dishes Up Dialogue

Students are invited to have dinner and ask questions of university President Michael Ortiz and ASI President Chris Wyrick on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. during "Pizza with the Presidents." Following the hour-long, question-and-answer format, ASI will open up the floor to students.
RecycleMania Runs Through April 5

RecycleMania Runs Through April 5

Do you have what it takes to be a maniac? The Facilities Planning & Management department hopes you do - at least until April 5. For the next two months, FP&M is leading the charge at Cal Poly Pomona in a national recycling tournament. FP&M is leading the charge at Cal Poly Pomona in a national recycling tournament. Known as RecycleMania, the federal Environmental Protection Agency-sponsored competition aims to raise awareness about recycling and increase the amount of materials diverted from landfills.