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Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has received a $7.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to move forward with the creation of the EARTh Center

IOWA – According to the statement, the new EARTh Center will be one of only a handful of NSF centers across the nation.

Officials say that the Center builds off of EICC’s prior Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center, one of the first original NSF Advanced Technology Education centers.

Significant national collaboration has been underway to launch the EARTh Center, a nationwide initiative to equip the next generation of environmental technicians.

The initiative aims to provide state-of-the-art research, curriculum and educational experiences for students around the country and in the local community.

Over the next five years, the EARTh Center will collaborate with industries including government and public agencies, professional organizations, two-year and four-year colleges, as well as high schools from across the country, to create training for environmental technology careers and provide professional development opportunities for educators.

More information here.

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