CBC receives renewable energy based grant and partnership with Texas State University

Headline: CBC receives renewable energy based grant and partnership with Texas State University

Coastal Bend College (CBC) received a three-year grant through the Reenergize Renewable Energy Research & Education Partnership with Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. CBC was one of five institutions that received the grant that is funded by the Department of Education Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP).

This partnership between CBC and Texas State University is designed to expand both institutions’ students’ and staff’s knowledge in the field of renewable energy and will benefit all students who are currently enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs at CBC. Through the various experiments that students will participate in they will gain an awareness of the alternative fuels that are accessible and available for utilization.

CBC is able to offer its STEM students resources such as a state-of-the-art green lab that they will use to conduct research and experiments. With guidance, CBC students will be able to perform experiments focusing on renewable energy resources such as solar power, wind generation and bio-fuels. Students will also have the opportunity to perform experiments on the various ways water can be purified.

This partnership is geared toward generating a continued interest in STEM careers when students transfer to four-year institutions.  After CBC students participate and complete their experiments they will be able to use their experiences in their future higher education endeavors.

For more information on the Reenergize Renewable Energy Research & Education Partnership, please contact CBC’s Industrial Technology Coordinator Jack Young via phone at (361) 354-2325 or via email at jwyoung@coastalbend.edu.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s