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Department of Energy Selects UT to Develop Cutting-Edge Classes

The US Department of Energy gave a major boost to UT and Virginia Tech recently when it selected those two institutions to receive almost $6 million in combined funding for the development of postgraduate courses and studies in power electronics.

“This is a major development for UT, for Virginia Tech, and for the future of energy in the US,” said UT College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis. “This will enable us and our colleagues at Virginia Tech to develop the research and workforce needed to help our country not only maintain but expand its edge in emerging technologies, particularly those related to manufacturing.”

 “As a member of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation, Virginia Tech has long served the nation as a resource for training students and laboratory participants on how to make the translation from applied research to product development,” said Richard C. Benson, dean of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering.

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