Learn by Doing is hardwired into Cal Poly’s project-based curriculum — and a campaign is underway to bring a new epicenter for Learn by Doing to new generations of students: the Engineering Projects Center.

The shop experience, learning ground for countless multidisciplinary clubs and project teams, fosters graduates who are renowned worldwide for their ingenuity, know-how and ability to get things done. Students learn about safety, design and fabrication in an inclusive, welcoming shop environment. These hands-on facilities nurture teamwork, problem solving and leadership skills that prepare students to be Day One ready.

Strategically located at the northeast corner of the Engineering Quad across from Kennedy Library, the Engineering Projects Center will create a crossroads for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and liberal arts disciplines. It will create new opportunities for convergence and collaboration between students, faculty and industry. The Engineering Projects Center will be the new gateway to campus and to Cal Poly’s unparalleled Learn by Doing education.

The new Engineering Projects Center and Bonderson Projects Center will be fully integrated to enhance synergy, efficiency and student-learning opportunities.

Highlights of the student-operated facility include:

  • Advanced manufacturing and fabrication shops
  • A design and ideation environment
  • Flexible workspaces for clubs, project design and assembly
  • State-of-the-art technologies
  • Faculty and student research
  • 24/7 access for all students and faculty

Be a part of the legacy and future of Learn by Doing.

To make a gift to support the Engineering Project Center, click here.

For information, contact the College of Engineering Advancement Office.