Progress Energy Grants $223,500 to the College of Engineering at NC State
Progress Energy has awarded a grant of $223,500 to the College of Engineering, part of its $308,500 gift to academic programs at North Carolina State University. Lee Mazzocchi, vice president of distribution for Progress Energy Carolinas, presented a gift check to Dean Louis Martin-Vega on December 10 at NC State.
Progress Energy has been a long-standing supporter of NC State and the College of Engineering. This year the grant will support programs in civil engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering and nuclear engineering. In addition, the grant will fund the Undergraduate Research in Energy Awards, the NC Solar Center’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle Challenge and college-wide programs such as the Engineering Workforce Initiative, which includes a new lecture series.
“We greatly appreciate Progress Energy’s long and generous support of Engineering at NC State. The college has no closer corporate partner than Progress Energy,” said Dean Louis Martin-Vega. “This funding provides another important investment in tomorrow’s engineers.”
The gift to the College of Engineering will be administered by the NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.
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