HBCUs Partner With the Department of Energy for the Clean Energy Consortium

A group of nine historically Black universities have entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy to form the HBCU Clean Energy Consortium. The new partnership will focus on bringing solar energy to working communities, developing research in innovative technologies at HBCUs, and increasing the number of Black students pursuing degrees and careers in STEM fields.

The participating HBCUs are: Coppin State University, Florida Memorial University, Johnson C. Smith University, Morgan State University, Prairie View A&M University, Southern University-New Orleans, Southern University-Shreveport, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and the University of the Virgin Islands.

Victor McCrary, vice president for research and economic development at Morgan State University in Baltimore, one of the HBCUs participating in the consortium, stated that “this coalition opens the door for an era of cooperation among the HBCUs and the Department of Energy for research collaborations, student internships, and technology commercialization for our communities.”


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