Institute Gets Global Support From Duke Energy
Duke Energy is a major sponsor of the Global Institute for Energy and Environmental System (GIEES)—a multi-disciplinary research institute based at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
The GIEES was organized to encourage the staff, faculty and students of UNCC to collaborate and undertake research on important energy and environmental issues. The Institute works to conduct cross-disciplinary research and provide technical support to local, state and federal agencies on environmental issues pertinent to urban/regional growth, energy infrastructure development, industrial activities and natural disaster mitigation.
To support this initiative, Duke Energy endowed a professorship for leadership of the Institute. With Duke Energy’s support, the GIEES has also developed a number of programs including a Duke Energy Lecture Series, undergraduate research fellowships, community and professional outreach and strategic research programs.