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Innovation Quest

Jan 20, 2017


Grand Prize - $15,000

2nd Place - $10,000

3rd Place - $5,000

Sponsored Awards

Parsons Award - $10,000

QL+ Award - $5,000










About iQ

Innovation Quest is a competition that allows students to gain funding for their ideas. If you have an innovation, creation, project, or particular skill to contribute, iQ is looking for you! Come to our workshops to find out more. Food and drinks will be provided!

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Volunteer Abroad

Jan 20, 2017

Village Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in partnership with NGOs in Africa and Asia to support the development of community-led and community-owned sustainable development projects.  

Internship and Volunteer Placements

The Village Volunteers experience is true immersion done safely and responsibly. Village Volunteers works with students to create a safe and meaningful internship or volunteer experience that will meet your goals and academic requirements. Build your skill set and broaden your future career opportunities through a variety of projects during your time abroad with Village Volunteers. 

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Teacher Education Fellowship

Jan 20, 2017

MA in Education and Teaching Credentials

Math & Science Education

Claremont Graduate University (CGU), with support from the National Science Foundation, is launching the Claremont Colleges STEM Initiative (CCSI) to increase the number of highly qualified STEM educators working in area public schools.

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2016 Newsletter

Jan 19, 2017

Featured Articles

Join Us for the First Liberal Studies Reunion Oct. 21

Come and meet other Liberal Studies alumni and current faculty, learn what’s happening in the program today, and share ideas for future alumni activities, such as a lecture series or summer workshops on campus.

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Liberal Studies Department to Hold Pancake Breakfast

Jan 9, 2017

Current Liberal Studies students are invited to a networking event later this month with faculty and staff that includes free breakfast. 

The event, a pancake breakfast, will be held from 7 a.m to 8:30 a.m. Jan. 24 in the Learn By Doing Lab, Building 38, room 131. 

All LS students are welcome to attend the event. 

For questions, call 805-756-2935 or email

NASA Research Internship Yields Real-World Experience at Home and Abroad

Oct 7, 2016

Zoë Sharp, NASA Armstrong, SOFIA Program and STEM Teacher and Researcher Program

My passion for relationships, leadership and learning align when I am working in a classroom with 30 pairs of eyes staring at me. 

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to pursue a career in elementary education. Yet, before my undergraduate career, I was not strong in any STEM disciplines and lacked the confidence to explore them, let alone teach them.

Letter from the Chair - 2016

Oct 7, 2016

Greetings from the Cal Poly Liberal Studies Department. The 2015-16 academic year was exciting for us in many ways.

We hope you’ll share the excitement at the first Liberal Studies Department Reunion during Mustang Family Weekend on October 21. The reunion will be a great time to connect with other alumni, share ideas, and of course relax with a glass of wine and a rooftop view of San Luis Obispo. Check our website for more information or register now.

Last year we had the largest graduating class in the last 10 years — 107 students, many of whom are now pursuing a multiple subject credential. We are so proud of our graduates!

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Summer Liberal Studies Program Brings Development Opportunities to Future, Current Educators

Oct 7, 2016

Liberal Studies major Megan McBrien immersed herself in rich learning experiences this summer at Cal Poly. Joining  seasoned teachers in the Liberal Studies-led California Math and Science Project’s professional development program, she poured over curriculum and familiarized herself with the Common Core Standards.  

Heading into her senior year, she jumped at the opportunity to spend two weeks as both an assistant and a participant in the workshop.

The program helped her bridge the knowledge gap between her understanding of curriculum and standards and the practical teaching skills she’d learned over the years while working in classroom settings and as a camp counselor.

Why Field Trips? Liberal Studies Students Visit the Broad, LACMA

Oct 6, 2016

By Juleen Packard, instructor, Liberal Studies Department

Photo credit: Juleen Packard

In April, students in the Liberal Studies Department’s Visual Arts for the Elementary Classroom course spent the day exploring two of Los Angeles’s most renowned art museums.

The first stop was at the recently opened Broad, located in downtown LA. The museum was designed by the architectural firm Diller Scofidio & Renfro and is located next door to the Disney concert hall — a structure of smooth, slick, shiny undulating lines, which runs counter to the Broad, a boxy, angular, porous building that you want to peek in and out of. Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad own the collection of contemporary art inside of the Broad.


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