EMPOWER: As an acronym, it's what we do: Endeavors to Move People Onward With Engineered Results. As a word, it's why we do it: EMPOWER. A student-run, student-based organization, EMPOWER aims to improve the quality of life for the people we work with. We are privileged to gain hands-on experience with engineering design projects while empowering our challengers. In addition to design projects, our student organization provides technical resources and education to student members in preparation for post-graduation innovative work.
Through EMPOWER, students are able to participate in 2 different kinds of projects, as well as our multi-year exoskeleton project, LLEAP. To learn more about the different kinds of projects we offer, click below!
Quarterly Design Projects are short-term, quarter-long design projects. Ideal for engineers new to prosthetics.
Formal Design Projects are year-long design projects involving a challenger, who will receive the prosthetic.
LLEAP is a multi-year interdisciplinary project aimed at building an exoskeleton for a student at Cal Poly.
Cal Poly EMPOWER Student Association is run by the Executive Board and supporting officers to ensure a meaningful experience for student members and challengers. By overseeing and managing design projects, workshops, and outreach events, officers provide necessary supplies and expertise to foster student growth and support project success.
Through our workshops, new members can grow and refine their engineering skillsets to prepare to work on one our projects.