LafargeHolcim has introduced the three Paulding, Ohio students who have been awarded the Megawatt Scholarships. The scholarships, established in November 2018 in partnership with One Energy, are awarded annually to local students pursuing degrees in a STEM field.
This year’s recipients include the following:
- Austin Chirgwin, Antwerp High School, Biomedical Engineering, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
- Madison Coyne, Wayne Trace High School, Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
- Reece Thompson, Wayne Trace High School, Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
Three Megawatt Scholarships, one for each turbine being built at the Paulding Plant, are awarded to local high school graduates in Paulding pursuing two or four year STEM degrees. Additionally, the names of the scholarship recipients will be permanently placed in the tower base of the wind turbines, in recognition of the students’ hard work and achievement.
Construction of three wind turbines at the Paulding Plant began in December 2018, in line with the company’s commitment to finding alternative sources of clean energy that lower environmental impact. Once completed, the turbines will supply energy to the plant, with any excess going to the surrounding community. They are expected to generate more than 12 million kWh/year, which could eliminate the equivalent of more than 9000 t of CO2.
“LafargeHolcim is proud to support these Ohio students and their academic pursuits,” said Jamie M. Gentoso, CEO of US Cement. “STEM education plays an integral role in US competitiveness and the country’s future economic prosperity, and the Megawatt Scholarship is a great opportunity for us to invest in the next generation of leaders.”
“It’s been great to partner with LafargeHolcim as they provide this important benefit to the community of Paulding while enhancing its environmental footprint with this clean, inexhaustible fuel source,” said Jereme Kent, CEO and General Manager of One Energy. “The Megawatt Scholarship Program will contribute to the continued success of the community surrounding Paulding for years to come.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/13062019/lafargeholcim-powers-the-next-generation-of-leaders/