Author Archives: Emily Velasco

Emily is a communications specialist in the Office of Public Affairs and a Cal Poly Pomona alumna. She writes about the colleges of Science and Agriculture. Her other duties include wading through the murky world of social media.

Elementary school students celebrate a win at the Robot Rally.

College of Engineering’s Robot Rally to Roll Into Campus

The College of Engineering will hold its largest outreach event, the annual Robot Rally, on Friday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Darlene May Gym.

In its ninth year, the Robot Rally invites over 800 students from 20 participating schools, eight school districts and after-school programs to show off their robotic creations.

Competing students have spent the last six months learning computer programming, designing their robots and testing them with the help of Cal Poly Pomona engineering faculty, who visited  the schools to instruct the teachers and students about the basics of robotics. The robots will be put to the test in sumo, obstacle, fast