THE TEAM

PROVE's origins

PROVE Lab was started by a handful of students who saw the potential to do more with alternative energy. They wanted to be a part of something that had not been done before at Cal Poly and to accomplish something that had not been done in the world. With the flagship project, Dawn, they inspired more students to embark on prototyping their own vehicles to accomplish something amazing. With the second project, Mila, well on her way to breaking her own record, it is clear to see that the spirit that encouraged students to begin to PROVE will continue on. 

United in passion

Members of PROVE lab are diverse in area of study, background, and interests. While some of our members are passionate about the automotive industry, most have passions that extend far beyond it or even the projects they are working on. The one unifying feature of our members is a strong desire to tackle meaningful challenges in pursuit of seeing an innovative concept brought to reality.

Projects

Dawn                    1st year

Mila                      2nd year

Gravity Racer      3rd year

Other projects     4th year

Majors

15    Aerospace engineering

11    Mechanical engineering

6      Electrical engineering

6      Computer engineering

2      Industrial engineering

2      Industrial tech. and packaging

1      Engineering management

1      Business

Years

10    1st year

12    2nd year

9      3rd year

4      4th year

2      5th year

Demographics at a Glance

Paulo Iscold

[SOMETHING ABOUT HIS CAREER HISTORY] Cal Poly’s Prototype Vehicles Laboratory (PROVE Lab) student-run non-profit organization that strives to solve real-world issues by pushing the boundaries of engineering. The organization was founded by a group of students with the intention to demonstrate the potential of sustainable transportation and ultimately design and manufacture vehicles that break records and gain widespread recognition. 

[SOMETHING ABOUT HIS ROLE AND HISTORY IN PROVE] Cal Poly’s Prototype Vehicles Laboratory (PROVE Lab) student-run non-profit organization that strives to solve real-world issues by pushing the boundaries of engineering. The organization was founded by a group of students with the intention to demonstrate the potential of sustainable transportation and ultimately design and manufacture vehicles that break records and gain widespread recognition. 

Aaron Li | Dawn

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I’ve learned that there are lots of different ways to help the team, and that you don’t have to be a master of everything to be successful

Joe J.

Brian Menard | Mila

Matthew Slyman | Mila

Aaron Li | Dawn

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I like the technical, hands-on work and struggling through welding, grinding and fitting it all together with my teammates

Grace G.

Kristin Kraybill-Voth | Dawn

About

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Cal Poly College of Engineering

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