San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Rank No. 3 in Travel & Leisure's
List of Nation's Best College Towns
Travel and Leisure Magazine recently noted what Cal Poly students have long known: San Luis Obispo is one of America’s best college towns. The magazine ranked San Luis Obispo No. 3 citing the area’s mix of culture and outdoor leisure activities, including numerous beaches and world-class wineries. But that’s just scratching the surface. The area’s coastlines, creeks, vineyards and hillsides are living laboratories for our students and a vital part of Cal Poly’s powerful Learn by Doing approach to education. Not to forget the region’s vibrant business community, which provides countless internships and mentoring opportunities for budding professionals, plus seed money for entrepreneurial start-ups. Put it all together, and Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo are the perfect package for those seeking the quintessential California college experience.
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Cal Poly Announces Major New Initiative in Cybersecurity Education
Program Supported by Northrop Grumman Foundation Grant Includes Cyber Lab That is First of Its Kind in the U.S.
With the establishment of a Cybersecurity Center, the opening of a new cyber lab and the development of cybersecurity curriculum, Cal Poly is poised to become a leading supplier of cyber-ready experts, professionals and innovators. Spearheaded by the College of Engineering, the major new educational initiative encompasses a comprehensive and collaborative program that spans the polytechnic university and partners with public and private organizations. The goals of the program include educating thousands of students in cybersecurity awareness and readiness; producing experts in cyber technologies and systems, including many professionals who will serve the military and defense industry; and graduating cyber innovators who are prepared for advanced study and applied research in emerging cyber issues. Part of the cybersecurity initiative, the Cal Poly – Northrop Grumman Cyber Lab is set to open for classes in January 2014. The undergraduate and graduate teaching facility — the first of its kind in the nation — was made possible by support from the Northrop Grumman Foundation.
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