Cal Poly Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy’s Wave Energy Project Nets $750,000 Research Grant from Department of Energy
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo’s Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy has been selected to receive a grant of up to $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to assess the feasibility of locating a National Wave Energy Test Facility in California (CalWave). The Department of Energy intends to pick one site for a test facility. California is competing with Oregon and Washington and states on the Eastern seaboard to be selected. “The California coast is ripe for realizing the promise of ocean wave energy,” said Sam Blakeslee, founding director of the Institute for Advanced Technology & Public Policy. “This is an exciting opportunity for our faculty and students from across a number of disciplines to be part of the unique Learn by Doing experience that is central to the institute and Cal Poly’s mission.” Blakeslee will serve as principal investigator for the CalWave project, leading a team of industry, academic and national laboratory experts in wave energy originally brought together by California-based Pacific Marine Renewables.
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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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