'Successful Learning' Event Highlights Learning Opportunities

'Successful Learning' Event Highlights Learning Opportunities
About 40 presentations were on display at the poster conference.

Nearly 200 people participated in and celebrated learning in action at Cal Poly Pomona during the second annual Stories of Successful Learning event on Feb. 26. The poster conference highlighted the various ways people learn at the university — through class work, extracurricular activities, research, programs or other activities.

Faculty, staff and students presented 40 poster exhibits on a wide range of topics. Some exhibits included: Universal Design for Learning, research and development of a fuel-cell model car, debating as flexible and fun platform for critical thinking, the writing tree technique to improve writing quality, marketing for Bronco Athletics, and the GIS Center collaborating with Facilities Planning & Management.

“The quality of the posters was excellent,” says Dr. Claudia Pinter-Lucke, associate vice president of Undergraduate Studies. “You could hear both the presenters and the attendees sharing stories. The atmosphere was really stimulating.”

In addition to the 40 exhibits, event participants also viewed 20 presentations from the Student Research & Creative Activity Poster Competition.

Attendees said the event was a valuable opportunity to learn about the many programs, courses and resources available on campus. Encouraged by the event, some presenters said they look forward to more collaboration opportunities on future projects.

The event was organized by Undergraduate Studies, Faculty Center for Professional Development, ASI, Office of Research & Sponsored Projects, Student Life, I&IT, Public Affairs and Cal Poly Pomona Foundation.