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Cal Poly CTLT Service-Learning 2023-2024 Fellows


Mrs. Jenny Wang, a lecturer in the CSSE department, specializes in UI/UX design in both her teaching and research, bringing a wealth of experience to Cal Poly from her ventures in AI and computer information systems startups. Additionally, she serves as a consultant for Cal Poly Corporation's UI/UX research, holds a U.S. patent, and is affiliated with organizations such as HCI/UX Mentoring Circle, UXPA International, and IEEE. Mrs. Wang holds an MS in Statistics from San Diego State University, an MBA, and an MS in Computer Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, along with a BS in electrical engineering from Fuzhou University.

Dr. Xuan Wang, an Associate Professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, specializes in advanced manufacturing, including additive manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace manufacturing, and biomedical manufacturing. He has authored numerous papers, holds two US patents, and is a Faculty Fellow at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Wang's extensive industry background, combined with his Ph.D. in applied mechanics/engineering sciences from the University of California San Diego and B.S./M.S. in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University, enriches his research and teaching.

In CSC484, students actively engage in user-centered interface design and development projects, collaborating with non-profit organizations to enhance website and application user experiences. This community-focused initiative not only fosters user-centric design skills but also allows students to contribute to addressing specific community needs, providing a sense of purpose and impact. I

ME312 emphasizes data management and system design projects, targeting local businesses relying on outdated tools like Excel spreadsheets. By assisting these businesses in improving their data management systems, students not only enhance their skills but also contribute to the efficiency and competitiveness of the local business community, offering tangible benefits to both parties.

IME327 involves students in test design and analysis projects for manufacturing engineering companies, such as those in the medical device or food manufacturing sectors. This practical collaboration allows students to apply their knowledge to real-world manufacturing challenges, providing them with valuable experience while offering companies innovative solutions and insights, creating a mutually advantageous partnership.

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