The Duke Energy Foundation is committing $2 million to the University’s Exponential Campaign, specifically to support the Charlotte Engineering Early College and the Women in Computing Initiative. As part of the gift, the Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC) will receive $900,000. The funds will support the Duke Energy Summer Bridge Program, the Duke Energy STEM Summer Research Experience, and the Duke Energy STEM Scholarship.
In addition, the College of Computing and Informatics’ Women in Computing Initiative will receive $750,000. The funds will support the Duke Energy STARS (Students and Technology in Academia, Research and Service) Leadership Corps Scholarship. The remaining funds support other UNC Charlotte programs, such as Let Me Play, which supports women’s athletics, Women + Girls Research Alliance, Senior Design Projects Fund and the EPIC Affiliates Program.
Including the latest commitment, Duke Energy’s total giving to UNC Charlotte now exceeds $20 million.