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Administrative Tools for Current MEDITEC Project Students.  

Please send all forms to: Project Support Coordinator

ATL Access and Scheduling


There is a small space in the ATL for Edwards MEDITEC work.  It is equipped with a few tables and provides a private space to work and meet.  If your team would like access, please designate one person to take responsibility for requesting a key. 

  • There is not much space so it needs to be used and shared wisely.  If you request access to this room, make sure you are ready to be organized and responsible about it. 
  • All items in the room MUST be labeled with your name, contact phone number, and the current year. 
  • Everything that gets put in there must be REMOVED in June.  This means that you are responsible for getting supplies/equipment back to Edwards, or to wherever it needs to go. 
  • The room is located in the ATL, and accessed via a hard key (i.e. not a swipe card or ID card). You must keep track of your key, the key shop is strict about putting registration and graduation holds on students that don't return keys.  When you use your key to open the door, it often unlocks the door.  YOU MUST LOCK THE DOOR BEFORE YOU LEAVE for security reasons. 

If your team would like access to the ATL Edwards room 007-7A, key 105C-3:

  • At least one representative from your team (the one that will be responsible for the key), must attend a 10 minute meeting with Dr. O'Halloran Cardinal, at the room to show you the layout and explain the rules and organization.  
  • After you’ve met with Dr. O'Halloran Cardinal at the room, you need to email her the following information for the person that will be responsible for the key: Name, Cal Poly User Name, Phone Number.


Below is a link to schedule private time in the ATL Edwards room.  Signup is for times you need to minimize background noise and distractions (example: your team's weekly phone call).  However, if you are just planning to go in there to work, multiple teams can use it at once, and it is not necessary to sign up.  The best use of this spreadsheet is to block off times you need the room to yourself, so that others know they can't use it during those slots.  Otherwise assume it's available for use by multiple teams. 

To signup, please choose a color and add in your Team #, Contact Name, Contact Info, & Team Title.  Then block off your time using your color and Team #.  If you have any special requests, please contact each team representative directly.

Meditec-Edwards ATL Scheduling

Ordering Project Supplies

    OPTION 1:  Complete a BMED Purchase Request (AdobeSign) to have the office purchase your requested items with the department procurement card.

    • You may use one form for multiple vendors. Please group items from same vendor together on the form.
    • If you have the option of assigning a shopping cart, please utilize that option and put that link on the purchase request.
    • If you need to have an item manufactured uploading your own files/specs, please set up your account with the company and add in all information for the order up to the point of payment.  Then submit a purchase request with all corresponding information for the order (login and password if needed) or share a shopping cart.  The office will complete your order by making payment.
    • Many vendors sell their products on Amazon so instead of using multiple vendors, with multiple shipping charges, check Amazon for availability.
    • Please note that Home Depot does not allow for certain items (lumber) to be purchased online, they must be bought in-store.  If you need to purchase an item in person, you will need to get approval from your advisor and then use Option 2.
    • Orders will be placed by the BMED office as soon as possible. 
    • The least expensive shipping rate will be chosen unless indicated otherwise.
    • When planning your overall project budget, please remember that taxes and shipping will be added to the final cost. The office does not track your budget, it is the students responsibility to keep track of all costs.
    • When your order has been placed, you will receive an email confirmation from the office. All emails from the vendor regarding your order (confirmation, shipping, final invoice) will be forwarded to your Cal Poly email.
    • It is the student's responsibility to keep track of any items on backorder and contact the BMED office immediately when an issue arises.
    • All items coming from Edwards must be shipped and received on campus at the below address. 
    • Supplies from other vendors may be shipped to your home address or the campus address.

    On campus address: 

    Attn: Advisor Name/Student Name 
    California Polytechnic State University 
    1 Grand Avenue, BMED 13-260
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
    • If you have ordered an item that is temperature sensitive/needs refrigeration, it is your responsibility to track your package and ensure that you are able to properly take care of it upon delivery.  

    OPTION 2: (Only to be used if the first option is not available and approved by project advisor). Student purchases project materials utilizing their own funds and request reimbursement with a Check Request Form

    • List 1 vendor/transaction per line (regardless of how many things you bought in the transaction), you may include several vendors per form.
    • Attach a scan of all itemized receipts.
    • Receipts must show the final cost, itemized list of what was purchased, provide proof of payment (shows how was it paid) and include the date of purchase.
    • Attach proof of payment in the form of a bank statement or a screenshot of the charges on your credit card (any personal information may be blacked out).
    • If you are missing a receipt please fill out a Missing Receipt Form.
    • Submit Check Request form and required documentation electronically to the Project Support Coordinator in the BMED office.

    RETURNS:  If you need to return an item, please first contact the company regarding their return policy.  Once you have the information needed to make the return, email the Project Support Coordinator with the details.


    Travel Procedures

    Before your trip: At least 1 week prior to travel, fill out the BMED Travel Pre-Authorization (AdobeSign). Use your Cal Poly email and complete all highlighted fields.

    If you will be traveling to the same site several times during the academic year you only need to complete the form one time. Indicate in the date fields:  From= Sept-Current Year, To= July-Year


    You must be 18 years or older to complete this process. If you are under the age of 18, contact the office for the correct paperwork.

    Even if you are not the driver you will be asked to complete section STD. 261 – Authorization to Use Privately Owned Vehicles on State Business. 

    Save a copy of the approved/signed form to submit with your Travel Claim.

    After your trip: Within 10 days from the return of your trip complete the Travel Claim Form. The form must be filled out electronically and emailed to the office in the original excel format. It will be rerouted back to you for signature. 

    Be sure to include:

    • Travel Claim Form: Complete the form and email it to the office in the original excel format.  It will be routed back to you for signature.  
    • Google Map: If you will be claiming mileage, download a copy of a map showing your route and miles. 
    • Travel Pre-Authorization: Include your approved/signed Travel Pre-Authorization.
    • Receipts: Items over $40 - receipts must show the final cost, itemized list of what was purchased, provide proof of payment (shows how was it paid) and include the date of purchase.
    • Proof of Payment: Bank statement (any personal information may be blacked out).

    Please note: Meals will be reimbursed for actual costs up to a maximum of $48 per day. There is no maximum per meal; the maximum is per day up to $48 unless a partial day rate applies on the first or last day of travel. Lunch is not be reimbursed without an overnight stay.  Each traveler should purchase their own meals. 

    For guidance on filling out the Travel Claim Form please review the MEDITEC Travel Claim Guide (pdf). All items highlighted yellow need to be answered.  Hover over the highlighted area for details of what to include.

    Email completed travel claim forms to the BMED office. For more information about travel and reimbursement rates, see the Travel Guidelines.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    I want to ask my math/engineering/chemistry/etc professor a question about my project, but they did not sign the NDA. Can I talk to them about the project?  Maybe. It depends on what you want to ask. If you have a question about how a certain process works, or how to manufacture a certain geometry, or how to run stats on a certain data set, and you can ask your question about the general process, geometry, type of data, etc – without talking about confidential details of your project or your application, then you can ask the question in general terms. If you need to disclose confidential details in order to seek their input or guidance, then you must talk with Professor Cardinal about getting the necessary paperwork in place. Not all faculty are willing to sign NDAs.

    We haven’t heard back from our industry technical advisor in almost two weeks, and we can’t move forward without their input. What should we do?  First, send a follow-up email. Then, try calling their work phone number. And finally, let Professor Cardinal know and include her on an additional follow-up email. It is important to remember that your industry technical advisor has a very busy full-time job, and you may need to be persistent and pro-active to keep the project moving forward.

    I will be going to the career fair and I want to put this on my resume. What can I include?  Generally, you can put that you are working on a MEDITEC project and list the company name. You can include a broad and generic title of the project (e.g. “Improving device manufacturing”) and you can list the skillsets you’ve used (e.g. Solidworks, CNC machining, fatigue testing, etc). You cannot include any details or confidential information. Please see Professor Cardinal to have your resume reviewed and approved, and to discuss the best way to include your experience in an interview. Having MEDITEC on your resume and as a talking point can be really helpful if you approach it properly!

    We need to have some supplies sent to us. What address should we use?  Always have the supplies sent to campus (not a home address). You should use the following shipping address:

    Kristen Cardinal, Biomedical Engineering
    Attn: (Put your name here, MEDITEC)
    Cal Poly 1 Grand Ave
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

    If you have questions, please contact the Project Support Coordinator.

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