The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) held a Black Energy Awareness Month on November 10, 2018. In attendance were YMCA Black Achievers Program participants as well as, members of the AABE Delaware Chapter. The event was held at Delaware State University’s Training & Technology Center.
1. Informative Section
- Authorization to plan two BS degree programs in Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Engineering have been approved by the Dean of the College of Agriculture Science and Technology and by the College Curriculum Committee. It will subsequently be approved by the Faculty Senate at its February 2019 meeting and then by the President. Implementation of the programs is scheduled for Fall Semester 2019.
- The Center participated in the National Science Foundation’s Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science. This is a 5-year multimillion dollar program to build a network of institutions to promote broadening participation in STEM. Our proposal will be centered on the ideas of renewable energy, environmental sustainability, and food safety. The Renewable Energy Education Center is an important part of the Alliance. We have direct collaboration with a group of universities and institutions to build the network.
For more information about REEC, visit the website at www.desu.edu/reec or contact the Project Manager, William Pickrum, at wpickrum [at] desu.edu or 302.857.6010.