Coppin State University Awarded E2 Energy to Educate Grant

Published Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Constellation Energy, an Exelon company, awards $20,000 grant to help develop tomorrow's energy leaders.

Baltimore, MD – Constellation Energy, an Exelon company, has awarded Coppin State University a $20,000 grant through its E2 Energy to Educate grants program.  The program is designed to develop tomorrow’s energy leaders today, and Coppin students will learn concepts associated with renewable energy, including primary education in fuel cell technology.

“We are thankful for Constellation Energy’s continued support of our work in developing STEM education,” said Coppin State President Dr. Maria Thompson. “I also applaud Dr. Jamal Uddin in our Natural Sciences department for his continued pursuit of resources to support our programs.”

Under Coppin’s program, students will learn the principle of operation of fuel cells and be involved in the fabrication of the fuel cells.  Dr. Uddin explains, “The predominant use of fossil fuel is unappealing due to environmental concerns and depleting fossil fuel. Renewable energy sources for transportation will likely replace fossil fuel sources in the not distant future. Fuel cells are valuable renewable energy sources as they do not cause any pollution.”

Students will be exposed to different types of fuel cells namely: Alkali fuel cells, Molten carbonate fuel cells, Phosphoric Acid fuels cells, Proton Exchange Fuel Cells and Solid Oxide Fuel cells.

The project will support STEM careers by developing an infrastructure of renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) education among college and high school students, and promoting STEM education for the next generation of students from Baltimore area high schools thru a series of renewable energy programs.