USC's College of Engineering and Computing received a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The donation will support the college's National Engineer's Week, or "E-Week," initiative, an open house event in February devoted to inspiring children of all backgrounds to become engineers.
“Dominion Energy is proud to partner with USC’s College of Engineering and Computing to get South Carolina’s students excited about STEM careers and to show them how these growing fields can open doors for their futures,” said Wayne Vermullen, Dominion Energy Carolina Gas director of gas operations, in a statement. Vermullen is also a College of Engineering and Computing Alumni Association board member.
E-Week takes place every February, and includes interactive exhibits where kids can learn about science and computing. The program aims to create a diverse future generation of engineers in South Carolina.