Energy innovation institute construction moves forward at CMU
Carnegie Mellon University said its plans are on track to open its new Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation in 2015.
The institute will support teams of Carnegie Mellon engineers, scientists, economists, architects, policy specialists and others who’ll tackle a range of issues, from developing more efficient energy solutions to reducing carbon emissions; smart grid technology to enable the use of large amounts of variable wind and solar power; and new advanced materials and processes to produce and store energy, increase efficiency and reduce waste.
The institute was made possible by a lead gift from Carnegie Mellon alumni Sherman Scott, president and founder of Delmar Systems and his wife, Joyce Bowie Scott, a trustee of the university.
Other funding for Scott Hall has come from alumni John Bertucci and his wife, Claire Ruge Bertucci; Carnegie Mellon alumnus Jonathan Rothberg and his wife, Bonnie Gould Rothberg; and the Eden Hall Foundation.
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