Team leaders from The Boeing Company touched down on campus to get updates on three faculty-student research projects that are taking wing because of continued support from the aerospace giant.
In the past four years, Boeing has given $400,000 to the Colleges of Engineering, Business Administration and Science to support scholarships, research projects, student clubs and other activities.
Students and faculty from a College of Business Administration team detailed their progress on “Data Analytics of Supply-Chain Modeling” while another CBA group addressed its “SWIFT Cybersecurity and Student-Run Data Center” project. A team from the College of Engineering shared its findings on “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles.”
After the research briefings, 20 Boeing Scholars attended a luncheon on Feb. 15 with The Boeing team to gain insight into career opportunities.
“Thank you for allowing Boeing yet another opportunity to support Cal Poly Pomona students in their pursuit of a fulfilling career,” Clark Rucker (’83, engineering technology), senior manager of quality at Boeing, told the luncheon audience. “The student team presentations we received from the SWIFT, Big Data/Data Analytics and UAV/UUV teams were very informative. We were very impressed with what we heard.”
Boeing has provided financial support to the university since the early 1980s, and the company is the top employer of Cal Poly Pomona graduates.
In addition to Rucker, The Boeing team consisted of Fred Carter from the procurement financial analysis and special projects department; Kyle Dominguez (’12, aerospace engineering), a certification plan owner; and Teresa Martinez, a college and diversity recruiter.
More than 60 people attended the research briefings and luncheon, which was hosted by Corporate Relations, including Dean Alison Baski of the College of Science; Dean Erik Rolland from the College of Business Administration; Lily Gossage, director of Maximizing Engineering Potential; and professors from the physics department at Mt. San Antonio College.