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The Big "E"

Location: Building 20
Coordinator: Jaime Carmo


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Building 20 is the beloved home of the Electrical Engineering Department and the Computer Engineering Program at Cal Poly. The building is shaped like a Big E as seen on Google earth. This single story building was constructed in the 1957. Each year we invite back a 50th reunion Alumni class so they can tell us stories of the faculty and students who made and continue to make this a legendary facility on campus. The Big E is located centrally on campus giving easy access to all of Cal Poly's features such as the recreation center and student union. We are right across the sidewalk from our Computer Science neighbors in building 14. We have an outdoor work space named for student gatherings and work no larger projects. The Amateur Radio Station antenna array is located in the outdoor research space. The Electrical Engineering department also has research facilities in building 4 and building 52.

The facility provides over 40,000 square feet of laboratory space for our students.  No other undergraduate electrical engineering program provides this level of laboratory space for their students.   This is really exceptional and we invite you to take a tour to see it for yourself.

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