Friday, October 07, 2016

Cal Poly -- San Luis Obispo

Described as "halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco," near the California coast, is California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (also known as Cal Poly-SLO, Cal Poly, etc.).* The host city also goes by a variety of names, including "SLO Town," and offers a wide array of outdoor activities. One final piece of trivia is that "Weird Al" Yankovic, the master of parody song lyrics, went to Cal Poly-SLO.

Every summer, my brother Steve, an elementary-school teacher in the Los Angeles area, travels up to SLO for a conference on teaching physical education, and he took some pictures of the campus this year. Shown first is the Cal Poly-SLO student union.

The next two photos, consistent with the topic of the conference, are the kinesiology building...

...and the basketball gym.

A school with "Polytechnic" in its name should be strong in engineering and SLO definitely is. The school is ranked in a tie for fifth in the nation by U.S. News for undergraduate engineering programs (among non-doctoral-granting institutions).

Thus, if you're seeking a good workout for both your mind and body, Cal Poly SLO may be just the place.

*There is another Cal Poly campus in Pomona. However, more observers would probably associate the term "Cal Poly" with SLO (founded in 1901) than Pomona (founded in 1938).