American Electric Power has donated $20,000 to support student programming at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology for the 2010 – 2011 academic year.
“The Division of Student Affairs is grateful to AEP for this generous gift and will use it to support provocative and challenging student programming designed to connect classroom learning with opportunities to debate and think critically about real-world issues,” said Dean of Students, Richard Carpinelli.
WVU Tech will use this gift to present a series of AEPower Hot Topic Debates during the 2010-11 academic year. The series will create opportunities to discuss and analyze important national and international issues.
“Through this program, we hope to create awareness and prompt critical thinking about such possible topics as global warming, renewable energy, national health care, social responsibility, mountaintop mining and immigration.”
Individuals who are interested in contributing to the AEPower Hot Topics Debate program are encouraged to contact Mr. Carpinelli at (304) 442.3158.