Team Tech

Team Tech is a sub-group within SWE. It is a multi-disciplinary group project, sponsored by a company that students work year long to design, develop, and test a real world solution to a prompted problem. This opportunity gives the students hands-on experience that companies crave, leadership opportunities in a technical project, and an understanding of integrating multiple ideas and personalities into a cohesive product.

The project is presented and judged at the SWE Annual Conference held every fall.  Cal Poly has place within the top three in the annual conference 12 times since it helped establish the project in the 1990s. For the last 8 years in a row Cal Poly has placed within in the top, tying with itself for 1st place twice! ALL majors and grade levels are encouraged to join. Through participating Team Tech students have not only received job opportunities, but also life long friends. 

Past Projects

Team Tech 2016-2017

This year Team Tech is partnering with Mazzeti to develop a low-cost, solar powered ozonation and/or ionization device for handwashing in low resourced areas.

Contact Sarah De Rosier and Cecilia Yuen at cpteamtech@gmail.comfor any questions or additional information.

Team Tech 2015 - 2016

Contact Sarah Kaye and Trefor Szabo at cpteamtech@gmail.comfor any questions or additional information.

Team Tech 2014 - 2015

Contact Nicole and Wyatt at cpteamtech@gmail.com for any questions or additional information.

Team Tech 2013 - 2014

This year’s team tech project is to design and build a slip-resistant navigational sub system for ride vehicles! The project is sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering. The motivation is to increase efficiency in the tracking of ride vehicles and increase safety of the costumers. At the Annual SWE National Conference, our team placed third in the Boeing Team Tech Competition.

Team Tech 2012 – 2013

This year’s team tech project is to design and build an on-site wastewater device, to isolate and extract a pharmaceutical drug for reuse at a hospital. The project is sponsored by Mazzetti Nash Lipsey and Burch. The motive of this project is to decrease the cost of pharmaceutical drugs, as well as reduce the concentration of pharmaceutical drugs in wastewater. Pharmaceutical drugs are often unable to be removed using typical wastewater treatments and toxic. Eliminating these drugs from wastewater lowers the levels of toxic chemicals in our waterways.