California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech, CalTech or Cal Tech) is a private research university in Pasadena, California with a strong reputation in engineering. Pasadena is north-east of Los Angeles. Cal Tech operates Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA.
More information may be found on Wikipedia at California Institute of Technology or the University homepage at http://www.caltech.edu.
In the SLT Universe we find Cal Tech in the book Magic Carpet where the primary character Jennlynn Swift attends Cal Tech where she studies Electrical Engineering with a minor in Aviation.