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Miami Dade College’s School of Engineering and Technology Awarded Grant by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Support Student Scholarships

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Miami, June 6, 2012 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Engineering and Technology has been awarded a grant by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to support students enrolled in the Associate of Science in Electrical Power Technology (EPT) program through scholarships. 

Selected second-year EPT students will be awarded up to $3,700 to help with their tuition and fees.

The partnership between NRC and MDC is unique in that it doesn’t just award students with a scholarship, it also offers mentoring. Recent graduates of the EPT program will serve as mentors to current EPT students. 

The mentors are employees from Florida Power & Light, where 85% of EPT graduates have been hired. The mentorship is designed to help current EPT students with their second-year studies, as well as guiding them in their pursuit of a career in the nuclear power industry. 

“This grant awarded to the School of Engineering and Technology, will provide MDC students with the means and strategies necessary to succeed in nuclear fields,” said Gita Runkle, department chairperson at MDC’s Homestead Campus.

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