The College of 科学与工程 Power Lab at macaugalaxy银河国际&M University-商务 received a brand-new name this month: the Oncor动力实验室. The designation honors a 70-year partnership between Oncor电-德克萨斯州最大的能源输送公司和A&移动商务.
Building on the longstanding partnership, Oncor recently entered 新的赠与协议 与一个&移动商务支持大学的 电气工程专业.
A portion of Oncor’s $150,000 gift will fund operating costs and equipment needs of the Oncor动力实验室. 这个实验室是一个训练系统 工程与技术学系 在一个&移动商务 designed to teach students the basics of electricity, 包括直流(DC), single- and three-phase alternating current (AC), 变形金刚, 发电机和电动机. The system operates at low voltage for student safety. Equipped with the essential equipment and software to conduct real-world experiments in electrical power systems, the lab provides students with comprehensive coverage of various topics related to electrical power systems.
The College of 科学与工程 hosted an unveiling ceremony at the Power Lab on September 21. 俄勒冈州Oncor公司的代表&移动商务 and the community were on hand to dedicate the facility.
在活动中，A&移动商务 总统 Mark Rudin emphasized the benefits of Oncor's partnership for engineering students.
“It's a great day to be a 狮子 and it's a great day to be affiliated with Oncor,” Rudin said. “I can't think of too many things that are more impactful than, not only the valuable resources you all have gathered to help us build out this Power Lab, but your willingness to reach out to our students, 拥抱他们, 为他们创造实习机会.”
除了电力实验室, Oncor’s gift will fund the university’s first endowed student research fellowship for electrical engineering. Oncor学生工程奖学金 will support students and faculty as they contribute to research initiatives in the Oncor动力实验室 and beyond.
Dr. 安德里亚·格雷厄姆, 科学与工程学院院长, 对Oncor的支持表示感谢.
“The College of 科学与工程 is immensely grateful for this generous gift honoring our longstanding partnership with Oncor,格雷厄姆说. “This transformative gift will help empower our students with an exceptional educational experience enriched by an innovative and experiential STEM-forward curriculum.”
Oncor Area Manager Larry Willis said his company hires many A&移动商务毕业生, and Oncor is dedicated to supporting the next generation of electrical engineers.
“Our team is not only dedicated to helping meet the power needs of Texas communities but also to encouraging the engineering students who may someday work alongside us,威利斯说. “很荣幸能加入A&移动商务 in announcing this next level of our decades-long partnership. It’s our shared hope that the Oncor动力实验室 and Student Engineering Fellowship will provide today’s students with the opportunities and preparations they need to succeed within the electric industry of the future.”
A和A之间的伙伴关系&移动商务 and Oncor was born in the mid-20th century with its predecessor company, 德州电力与照明公司. Since then, several university alums at Oncor have held leadership roles on A&移动商务’s Foundation Board and 校友会 Board. Oncor has also generously supported annual events and contributed to scholarship funds for students and faculty 在一个&移动商务. In addition, the company advocated for and enabled A&移动商务 to launch a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree and has subsequently hired several new graduates from the program.
Oncor的捐赠也将支持 校友会的 annual Sam McCord 校友 高尔夫球 Tournament, which raises funds for student scholarships.
上面的照片: Oncor representatives unveil the new sign over the entrance to the Oncor动力实验室. 图片来源:Matt Strasen | macaugalaxy银河国际&M University-商务 Office of 市场推广及传播
总部设在达拉斯, Oncor电 Delivery Company LLC is a regulated electricity transmission and distribution business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. Oncor (together with its subsidiaries) operates the largest transmission and distribution system in Texas, 输送功率3个以上.9 million homes and businesses and operating more than 141,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas. While Oncor is owned by two investors (indirect majority owner, Sempra, 小股东, 德州输电投资有限责任公司, Oncor由其董事会管理, which is comprised of a majority of disinterested directors.