SAN MARKOS – California State University in San Marcos (CSUSM) recently received a $ 6 million grant to help student veterans acquire skills in sustainable energy.
The university has already received a $ 3 million grant from the Bureau of Naval Research (VTEC) from the Bureau of Naval Research (VTEC) when the program was established by CSUSM.
The initial donation of $ 3 million requires VTEC to engage at least 30 student activists at any time. Under the new funding agreement, which began on August 1, this access has increased to 50 jobs.
A.D. Established in 2012, VTEC has been helping veterans move into sustainable careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
To address the shortage of STEM manpower, VTEC established a funded human resource development program Navy Research Bureau, Provides paid work experience, consulting and professional development in the Department of Defense as well as in the private sector and defense industries.
“One of the great things about this gift is that it helps many student veterans use their skills listed above and help them use their academic choices and future careers,” says Dr. Paul Tantz, VTEC Chief Investigator and Director Veterans Services By CSUSM. “Another benefit of this funding is that it accurately demonstrates the role of Cal State San Marcos in helping student patriots and military-connected students prepare for a meaningful return to life.
With this funding, student veterans will have the opportunity to participate in efforts ranging from modern research to new product development, which will increase their chances of working full-time in sustainable energy.
“Patriots wanted to incorporate their military experience into their academic courses and put them on the path to professionalism,” Tonsz said. That’s why ONR is a supporter of this gift because it really looks at that past military experience.
Vitek has also expanded its connections from the West Coast to include the East Coast, creating more opportunities for more student patriots.
VTEC founder Dr. Patricia Riley said on the program’s website: “This special program combines academic, naval commands and industry to promote energy technologies and develop the country’s STEM staff.”
CSUSM is home to 478 student patriots and serves about 2,000 military-affiliated students. This is 12% of the population.