Cal Poly FPE Program Continues to Flourish

The Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) Program at Cal Poly is pleased to announce that the first three full-time students in its MS degree program are scheduled to graduate this March. All three already have employment agreements in place. Mark Ferraresi has already started working for Hughes Associates, Inc. Will Fletcher plans to work at Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corp., and David Phillips will be working at RJA Group.


Fletcher and Phillips had both been awarded Honeywell Life Safety scholarships. Ferraresi had been awarded scholarships from the Greater Atlanta and Northern California/Nevada chapters of SFPE. The Greater Atlanta chapter also granted a scholarship to first-year student Laura Radle.


In other Cal Poly news, Professor Christopher Pascual is working on a 2-year grant from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop the FPE 501 course on Fundamental Thermal Sciences. Professors Lonny Simonian and Thomas Korman have received a grant from the Fire Protection Research Foundation to perform a gap analysis related to the Smart Grid and the National Electrical Code.


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