North Carolina State University has received grants totaling $1.7 million from the North Carolina Energy Office to prepare students for jobs in "green energy" fields.
The state agency created the program with federal stimulus money.
Four different NC State units received funding:
- The Utilities and Engineering Services/Department of Energy Management received $475,488 to place six fellows with various university organizations that study or deliver energy efficiency.
- The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a department in the College of Engineering, received $464,801 and will hire 48 full- and part-time interns to either work with outside partners active in conducting energy assessments and studies, or work on campus energy management programs.
- The College of Natural Resources received $435,481 and will provide 45 internships and three fellowships in fields including environmental technology, forest management, natural resources, paper science and engineering, and wood products.
- The North Carolina Solar Center, a unit within the university’s College of Engineering, received $373,469 for six internships and four fellowships to share research or projects and provide estimates of greenhouse-gas reductions from their work.