Aug 17, 2017
Jim Pytel, an instructor in CGCC’s EM-Tech program (formerly Renewable Energy Technology), has received a one-year, $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support development of the revamped program’s core classes. The grant will be used to prepare online instructional content for electronics, hydraulics, and motor control classes, review and test online content, create accompanying study guides, hire a part-time lab instructor, and for program recruitment.
The National Science Foundation finances educational research in non-medical science fields. Its $7.5 billion annual budget supports approximately 24 percent of federally-supported science research in America’s colleges and universities. While the grant CGCC received is a tiny chip off that large block, the money is a significant opportunity for a relatively small school to build robust, timely instructional content.