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March 16: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University To Receive State Funds From Keystone Innovation Starter Kit Program

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Media Advisory:
Carnegie Mellon University To Receive State Funds
From Keystone Innovation Starter Kit Program

Event: Carnegie Mellon University will receive $150,000 through Pennsylvania's Keystone Innovation Starter Kit program to recruit a faculty member in the area of modern energy systems and information technology. The grant is part of $2.5 million in funding to be announced at Carnegie Mellon on Monday by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and Rebecca Bagley, deputy secretary of technology investment for the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Ed Schlesinger, head of the university's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, said the grant will augment ongoing energy systems research. "We have researchers developing advanced software-based tools to make the electric power grid more efficient, reliable and economical to operate, and we currently offer and are developing unique courses essential for future concepts in electric energy systems by identifying links across physical systems and embedded intelligence necessary to make those systems secure, robust and efficient," Schlesinger said. More than 50 representatives from 11 other colleges and development organizations statewide also will receive awards during the event.  
 
When: 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 16.

Where: Purnell Center Lobby, 5000 Forbes Ave., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.

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