Education


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May 27, 2015

PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Enables Hayward Student to Study Nuclear Engineering at Cal

Carlos Alberto Farias from Hayward became the latest PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship winner today. He was surprised at the company’s Hayward Service Center with the news.

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May 27, 2015

PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Awarded to Student Who Works Nights to Support Family

Another day, another deserving Bright Minds Scholarship winner. This time it’s Julio Medina, who is the first in his family to attend college.The community college student has earned a $20,000-a-year scholarship from PG&E. Says Medina: “Dreams come true.”

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May 27, 2015

From High School Grad to Vice President: PG&E’s Jim Welsch Credits Rise to Roots, Education and Helping Hands

Jim Welsch, PG&E’s site vice president at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, has a big job, but he’s low key about his accomplishments. Welsch, who started working at the plant before it went into operation, credits his family, his mentors and PG&E’s support of education for his career success.

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May 26, 2015

PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Winner Surprised in Class

In front of three local TV crews, Wenyu Ma learned from PG&E’s Becky Johnson that she was one of 10 winners of PG&E’s Bright Minds scholarships of up to $100,000 each. Ma is a senior at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento. She’ll study energy-resources engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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May 26, 2015

Don’t Be Afraid to Find Your Own Voice, PG&E Leader Tells San Francisco State Graduates

As graduates from San Francisco State University’s Information Management Systems Association gathered on Friday to commemorate the completion of their studies, PG&E leader Derek Kramer shared words of wisdom from his own experience.

May 21, 2015

Future is Bright for Seniors Graduating from PG&E’s Energy Academy at Independence High

Graduating seniors at the PG&E-sponsored Energy and Utility Career Academy at Independence High in Bakersfield presented their class energy projects. Then PG&E representatives made presentations of their own — awards and scholarships to some of the students.

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May 7, 2015

Madera County: Students Take Part in Annual Youth Achievement Camp

Thirty-one students recently attended the annual camp held at Bass Lake sponsored by PG&E’s Latino Employee Resource Group. It was the first time camping for many of these fifth- and sixth-graders from low-income families..

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May 5, 2015

Thanks to PG&E Grant, Lamont Students Head to Camp for the First Time

Alicante Avenue School in rural Kern County never could afford to send its sixth-grade students to Camp KEEP on the Central Coast — that is, until PG&E awarded school teacher Angie Diaz a $10,000 grant to pay for the trip. Thirty-five students are now headed to the camp.

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April 27, 2015

PG&E Sponsors Robotics Competition, Supports STEM Education

More than 70 teams traveled to Oakland last month to compete in the FIRST® Tech Challenge West Super-Regional Championship, an annual event that helps young people discover the rewards and excitement of education and careers in science, engineering and technology. PG&E’s Geisha Williams spoke at the event, and PG&E engineers offered tech advice to the student teams.

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April 17, 2015

Second Annual ‘Energy Ideation Lab’ Yields Fresh, Innovative Ideas

More than 60 MBA and undergraduate students came to PG&E’s headquarters on April 10 to explore a compelling challenge: How can PG&E better engage its small and medium business customers on energy efficiency?

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April 14, 2015

How PG&E Helps Fan the Spark in Young Students’ Lives

Ten middle-school students are being mentored at PG&E this spring as part of Spark, a nationwide youth development program. Hyun Park, PG&E’s general counsel and a senior vice president, calls Spark “a great idea.”

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April 8, 2015

PG&E Meets Spring Break Request to School District Going Solar

The last step for a San Luis Obispo County school to go solar involved getting a new transformer. So when the school district asked PG&E to perform the work during the school’s spring break this week, the utility’s Division Leadership Team made it happen.

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April 7, 2015

PG&E, Boys & Girls Clubs Kick Off 2015 Summer Jobs Program

Fourth year of jobs partnerships in Fresno, Bakersfield and Sacramento areas puts teens on career path by providing skills training and paid summer internships.

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March 25, 2015

PG&E Unveils Solar Education Program to Oakland High School Students

PG&E’s newest education program gives high school students the opportunity to build portable solar devices that will be delivered to provide energy to orphanages, schools and medical clinics in Kenya. These solar suitcases also are teaching young people about the principles of clean energy.

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March 24, 2015

PG&E-Sponsored Energy Academy Students Meet Leaders at State Capitol

Eighteen students from Stockton and Sacramento had a rare opportunity to talk with state leaders about PG&E Energy Academy programs at the second annual Student Lobby Day…

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