An alumna taking political office, a White House STEM summit and Rose Day headline President Ortiz’s weekly video update.
Alumn Hilda Solis was sworn in Monday as a Los Angeles County supervisor. She has previously served in Congress and the state Senate and Assembly. Solis returned to Cal Poly Pomona as a scholar-in-residence last year after serving as President Obama’s secretary of labor.
President Ortiz will attend the White House College Opportunity Summit in Washington, D.C., this week. The summit aims to reinforce universities’ commitments to support STEM programs. Cal Poly Pomona is launching a new program called “Strengthen the Foundation for STEM Student Success” that will give at-risk students resources, skills and confidence to succeed.
The Tournaments of Roses Queen and Royal Court will visit campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for Rose Day. The campus community can meet them at University Park, where this year’s float will be on display. There will be games, music, food and information about volunteering with the float.
In other news:
- More than 160 students made presentations at the annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research. It was the eighth year in a row Cal Poly Pomona was among the top two participating institutions. The students were accompanied by 46 mentors.
- Children from the Children’s Center will help celebrate the season with caroling at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Bronco Commons.
- The men’s and women’s basketball teams will travel to play Cal State East Bay on Friday and Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday.
- The men’s cross country team will compete in the NCAA Division II National Championships on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. The team finished third in the West Regional Championship last month and had four runners who earned all-region honors.
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