UC Santa Cruz
Proximity to Silicon Valley makes UC Santa Cruz a natural place to engage the world’s industrial leaders and put new technology solutions to work. In the Network Management and Operations (NMO) Lab, for example, students work directly with Cisco engineers on networking projects that solve immediate customer challenges. CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, UC Santa Cruz also focuses on technological innovations for cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. The Center for Sustainable Energy and Power Systems (CenSEPS), for example, works with the City of Santa Cruz to achieve the goal of energy self-sufficiency for the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Current research related to California’s water supply includes a network of thermal probes to assess and manage an aquifer recharge pond.