This summer we will again be providing research experiences for undergraduates through our NSF REU Program, “Sustainable Management and Beneficial Reuse of Wastes and Byproducts.”  Ongoing fundamental research at Cal Poly involves waste management, pollution prevention, waste to energy conversion, and beneficial reuse of wastes and byproducts.  The REU program engages students on research supported by the Global Waste Research Institute (, an interdisciplinary organization at Cal Poly focused on promoting collaborative and cutting-edge research and educational activities. See here for more details: