Education


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June 24, 2015

PG&E’s Largest Intern Class Kicks Off Summer with Team-Building in Golden Gate Park

Each year, PG&E’s intern program grows. And this year is the company’s largest class ever with 280 college students representing 101 universities.

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June 11, 2015

Her Education Will Benefit an Entire Village, Says PG&E Scholarship Winner

It was an extraordinary moment for Nancy Afandi this week. The 27-year-old Diablo Valley College student was surprised with a $20,000-a-year Bright Minds Scholarship from PG&E. The young woman came to the United States from Kenya five years ago and has big dreams for herself and the village she left behind.

June 5, 2015

Elementary School Tours Diablo Canyon, and Learns About Ocean Animals

More than 100 students and teachers from Dana Elementary School in Nipomo got a chance to do two neat things in one day: They toured Diablo Canyon Power Plant and got to touch sea stars and rock crabs.

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June 2, 2015

Bright Minds Winner Surprised in Class at De Anza College

A student at De Anza College in Cupertino became the latest winner of a 2015 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship today. The award, potentially worth up to $100,000, will allow Hiep Ton to study electrical engineering at De Anza and then San Jose State University.

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May 28, 2015

Straight-A High School Student Wins ‘Life Changing’ Bright Minds Scholarship

Madison Dunlap will study math at UC Berkeley this fall. Today, in addition to cupcakes, balloons and TV interviews, she got a PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship worth up $20,000 a year and renewable for up to five years. The Chico high school student was speechless. Her dad was proud: “She sets her own pace, she sets her own parameters and she sets her goals very high.”

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May 28, 2015

Students in Fresno, Bakersfield Stunned to Learn of Bright Minds Scholarship Awards

Two more students have been surprised — and elated — to become 2015 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship winners. Bryan Wood learned the news in front of his family on the Fresno State campus. Kelly Ayllon was called out during a school assembly at North High in Bakersfield. The scholarships are worth $20,000 a year, and are renewable for up to five years.

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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 Salinas 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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