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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona’s mission is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership and careers in a changing multicultural world.

As one of only two polytechnic universities in the state, Cal Poly Pomona is known for academic excellence, hands-on learning and affordable tuition fees. Education takes place both within and beyond the classroom, and students tackle real-world challenges, giving them an advantage as career-ready graduates.

Located on 1,438 acres on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, the campus serves more than 20,000 students, faculty and staff who come from diverse backgrounds.

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When science and anecdote share a podium, you must decide how to value each. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Conservatives value personal stories more than liberals do when evaluating scientific evidence

How much weight would you put on a scientist's expertise versus the opinion of a random stranger? People on either end of the political spectrum decide differently what seems true.
A quirky quiz probably isn’t going to tell you much about your innermost essence. StunningArt/Shutterstock.com

Personality tests with deep-sounding questions provide shallow answers about the ‘true’ you

Few can resist an assessment that promises to reveal your hidden, true self. But new research suggests that people mistakenly believe difficult to answer questions offer deep insights.

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