History 303: Research and Writing Seminar in History
This paper will argue that World War II had a positive impact on Cal Poly’s campus because of the establishment of the Naval Flight Preparatory School. Financial issues will be addressed as will the enrollment numbers before and after the war. Cal Poly’s learn by doing slogan will be discussed and how the Navy’s program solidified the idea. Student attitudes at the time will also be covered. With this paper I hope to add to the works done by previous scholars and to allow the reader to know more about the subject. With this information I hope to help others better understand this time in Cal Poly’s history.