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ONU Part of Federal Grant

Ohio Northern University is part of a nationwide consortium of 65 universities working together as part of a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Energy grant awarded to the University of Minnesota to revitalize electrical power engineering education.

Dr. Khalid Al-Olimat, associate professor of electrical & computer engineering, is leading ONU’s participation in the project. The University will receive a total of $25,000 over a three-year period that will be used for faculty summer salary and faculty travel to three workshops.

The funding is part of a nationwide $100 million effort for 54 smart grid workforce training programs that will help prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries.