DOE Provides $4.7 Million for Automotive Technology Education
August 29, 2005
DOE announced on August 29th its selection of eight universities that will receive $4.7 million to be Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Centers of Excellence. The goal of GATE is to train a future workforce of automotive engineering professionals to develop and produce cost-effective, high-efficiency vehicles for the U.S. market. The awards will go to universities in Alabama, California, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The grants will support graduate fellowships and help establish graduate engineering degrees that focus on a critical automotive technology area, such as propulsion systems (including fuel cells and hybrid systems), energy storage systems, biofuels, and lightweight materials. The universities will share 20 percent of the cost under these grants. See the DOE press release.