Donation will fund educational energy programs for Texas elementary and secondary teachers
As part of its commitment to energy and environmental education, Luminant recently donated more than $50,000 to fund two teacher workshops this summer.
Luminant contributed $28,000 to fund the workshop “Energy, Economics and the Environment” held at Stephen F. Austin State University. Through this program, to be held June 6 – 18, elementary and secondary teachers will tour both a power plant and a mine to learn more about the power generation process, while also learning about environmental stewardship and alternative energy sources.
The company is also sponsoring the “2010 Energy and Environmental Science Education” workshop for K-12 teachers through a second $28,000 contribution. The University of Texas at Arlington program, to be held June 13 – 18, will provide educators with a working knowledge of the energy industry through hands-on courses.
“Luminant strongly believes in the benefits of education and is proud to support two programs which will help teachers explain the important role of energy in our country even better to students,” said Dirk Hughes, director of Luminant's employee focused continuing-education center, Luminant Academy. “Providing continuing education to our state's educators is a powerful way of ensuring that knowledge is shared with our youth.”
Both workshops will feature Luminant Academy instructors and provide participating teachers with three hours of graduate credit upon completion. For more information on either workshop, please contact SFA Professor of Education, Dr. Alan Sowards at firstname.lastname@example.org or UTA Associate Dean of Professional Education, Dr. Ann Cavallo at email@example.com.
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Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., is a competitive power generation business, including mining, wholesale marketing and trading, construction and development operations. Luminant has 17,500 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 7,200 MW fueled by coal. An additional 800 MW of coal-fueled generation capacity is under construction and expected to begin commercial operation in 2010. The company is also the largest purchaser of wind-generated electricity in Texas and fifth largest in the United States. EFH is a Dallas-based energy holding company that has a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy subsidiaries, primarily in Texas. Visit www.luminant.com or www.energyfutureholdings.com for additional information.