Entergy Nuclear joins Tech’s Industrial Partners Program

May 12, 2009 | General News

With the help of Entergy Nuclear, Inc., Louisiana Tech engineering and science students will have a better grasp of how nuclear power will help meet the energy demands of the future.

Entergy has joined Tech College”s of Engineering and Science (COES) Industrial Partners Program. Entergy joins other corporate partners who work to promote industry and academic cooperation in engineering and science programs. Entergy is the second largest operator of nuclear power plants in the country.

“Entergy is an excellent addition to this program,” said Dr. Paul Hale Jr., the director for the college”s Industrial Partners Program. “We look forward to receiving the company”s input on our programs and our graduates, and assisting them in achieving their recruitment goals.”

Hale said the Industrial Partners Program provides the additional resources to enhance academic programs so the college can continue to produce graduates to meet industry”s needs.

“Entergy is committed to investing in projects and programs that promote interest in improving power production processes, including nuclear power,” said Charles Turk, who works with Entergy”s research and development university partnership division. “With energy consumption projected to increase by 32 percent in the next two decades, we are looking for better, more efficient ways to meet the energy needs of the future. Educational opportunities that encourage students to pursue careers in our industry are key to our success.”

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Written by Reginald Owens