Thousands of volunteers prepare for Rose Parade one pea at a time

This year, the students built an ice-cream wonderland for the gummy bears, with the help from flowers grown on both Cal Poly campuses. Engineering students built a hydraulic system that will let one gummy bear positioned high on the float throw a snowball, which is a foam ball covered in rice, down to another bear.

This article appeared in the Ventura County Star on Dec. 31.