Google awards The Citadel with $14,500 grant for engineering

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Google has awarded The Citadel's School of Engineering with a $14,500 grant, the college announced Tuesday.

A release states the grant, which came from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund at Tides Foundation, will be used to support various programs during Engineering Week, set for Feb. 16-23.

Each year, The Citadel hosts an engineering event that serves as an outreach program for K-12 students as well as the general public.

This event offers an opportunity for future engineers to gain a deeper understanding of the profession and for the community to come to The Citadel and learn about engineering.

Funding will support three fundamental project areas:

  • Community outreach during Engineering Week. Competitions for students include: craft stick bridge, Lego golf robotics, Lego baseball robotics, demonstrations, and presentations of electrical and computer engineering inventions.
  • Support for the Autonomous Vehicle project for the design and construction of an intelligent vehicle. Based on product realization, this project stands at the cutting edge of engineering education, offering an experience that is multidisciplinary, theory based, hands on, team implemented, and outcome assessed.
  • Leadership and education programs for cadets. Citadel students participate in programs that teach mentoring skills, develop leadership, and encourage the participation of women in engineering.