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CWU professor wins $10K grant to study fracking

Professor Elvin Delgado and the Institute for Integrated Energy Studies (I2ES) at Central Washington University received a $10,000 grant from the Cle Elum-based Patricia Galloway and Kris Nielsen Foundation toward studying the social and ecological impacts of fracking in Argentina.

The institute is designed to give CWU professors a space to engage in creative and collaborative research to find solutions to complex energy issues.

It also hopes to offer a first-of-its-kind degree in integrated energy management with specializations in energy policy, energy business and power systems. Delgado will submit a curriculum proposal to the school faculty senate in January. If approved, the degree would be available in fall 2015 and prepare students for the public and private energy sectors. 

Read more of the story in the Daily Record.