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Dominion Power awards $35,000 to ODU for educational programs

Posted at 1:56 PM, Sep 04, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. – Dominion Power has awarded Old Dominion University with a $35,000 grant for educational programs that will focus on energy, environment and workforce development.

ODU students will develop and online interactive educational game to give students a way to make strategic business and engineering planning decisions about energy needs.

The Dominion Foundation has awarded $1 million total  that will be shared between schools and institutions in 11 states, including George Mason University, Kent State University and the University of Connecticut.

“This year’s grants will support a variety of innovative programs encouraging young people to learn the essential skills needed to tackle real-world issues,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. “They will help students gain knowledge and experience with technologies that are leading the way to a greener energy future.”