March 28, 2009WVU Parkersburg enters energy arena.
CONTACT: Dr. Rhonda Richards, executive dean of academic affairs, 304-424-8242.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
An expert in energy education is providing assistance to West Virginia University at Parkersburg in developing a curriculum in energy efficiency.
Roger Ebbage, director of Northwest Energy Education Institute in Eugene, Oregon, visited WVU Parkersburg recently and provided an update on the needs of the energy industry. Meeting with college and governmental representatives, Ebbage noted that energy efficiency and renewability are major parts of the Obama stimulus package and a curriculum addressing these areas of need could play a significant role in the Mid-Ohio Valley region.
He is a board member of the Interstate Renewal Energy Council and faculty member at Lane Community College. Ebbage is also serving as a National Science Foundation consultant for WVU Parkersburg. WVU Parkersburg has developed a curriculum for energy efficiency and is in the process of seeking grant funding for the new program from the West Virginia Community and Technical College System.