Physics instruction at Cal Poly is conducted in a variety of formats by skilled professionals who focus on building an inclusive and welcoming learning community so that all students achieve proficiency. Learn by Doing is a guiding principle that permeates the physics curriculum. A major emphasis on laboratory investigations, especially at the upper division, complements students' theoretical and computational grounding. At the lower division level, several sections of courses are taught in a studio environment using materials developed on the basis of research on the learning and teaching of physics.

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Senior Projects from 2020

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An Investigation of Diode Failure, Nicholas James Adams

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Optimizing LLRF Parameters in the Electron-Ion Collider, William M. Bjorndahl

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Characterization of BYV10X 600P Diode as an ISEC Heat Source, Liam Cox

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An Overview of Lasers and Their Applications, Luis Cristian Giovanni Guerrero

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Formation Pathways in Brightest Cluster Galaxies: Measuring the Distribution of Ages, Metallicities, and Hydrodynamics of Stellar Populations, Priscilla E. Holguin West

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Quantum Random Walk Search and Grover's Algorithm - An Introduction and Neutral-Atom Approach, Anna Maria Houk

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Using Current-Voltage Characteristics to Probe the Transport Mechanism in Carbon Nanotube Networks, Alejandro Jimenez

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Evaluation of Trigger Efficiency of the ALICE FIT Detector using PYTHIA, Abdulrahman Kauther

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Cooking Systems Using Aluminum Foam, Ryan Tetsuo Mizukami

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Viable Renewable Energy Sources and Storage for the Retired Power Plant in Morro Bay, CA, Teresa Netro

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Learning Assistant and Instructor Communication: Impacts on Perceived Efficacy, Jahangir Rassouli and Laura Ríos

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Host-galaxy Morphology of 14 Local Active Galaxies as Imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, Tomas Henry Snyder

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Seasonal Variability of Upwelling and Downwelling Surface Current Patterns Near a Small Coastal Embayment, Nicholas Trautman

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Corrosion Prevention, Matthew Walker

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Temperature and Salinity Distributions and Flushing Time Estimates in a Low-Inflow California Estuary, Sydney N. Wewerka

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Variability of Active Galactic Nuclei From Differential Photometry, Nicholas Steven Yee