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Albright College is collaborating with Evolution Energy Partners (EEP) to utilize two Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Alternative Fuel Incentive grants, as well as a grant from the Berks County Community Foundation’s Met Ed Sustainable Energy Fund, to build 16 electric vehicle charging stations on campus and begin moving its vehicle fleet from gas to electric, beginning with five public safety and admission vehicles. Each charging station will be able to accommodate two vehicles at a time and will be the first publicly available stations in the city.
Ten public charging stations will be available in the college’s visitor parking lot and Shirk Stadium parking lot, both located along North 13th Street — a principal road in Reading’s northeast quadrant, easily accessible by major highways, such as routes 12, 422 and I-176. Another six stations will be spread throughout campus.
Albright will explore moving all of its 29-vehicle fleet to electric vehicles as existing lease agreements expire.
“The inclusion of energy-efficient equipment and practices is consistent with Albright College’s overall commitment to environmental awareness and responsibility,” said Kera Wierzbicki, Albright’s environmental health and safety officer and chair of the college’s Committee for Sustainability and Stewardship.
Albright Out Loud, a new podcast hosted by President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. ’82, has launched on Spotify. Produced by Michelle Arevalo in Albright College’s Center for the Arts, Albright Out Loud features in-depth interviews about the distinctive work, unique experiences and inspiring stories from the people at the heart of Albright College’s campus in Reading, Pa. The show features the work of Albright College music industry studies students Tyler Simmons ’23 (sound engineer) and Hansel Quezada ’22 (music composition). Subscribe for free at anchor.fm/albrightoutloud.
Albright science stars Adelle Schade, Jacque Fetrow and Karen Campbell were featured on the spring 2022 cover of Women2Women’s magazine.
Science Magazine, widely considered one of the world’s top academic journals, published an article about Pennsylvania Representative Chrissy Houlahan’s scientific approach to choosing the Albright Science Research Institute (SRI) to receive federal funding. According to Science, Houlahan was the sole legislator to simulate peer review to make her selection process more rigorous.
“Earmarks should represent the highest and best use of federal dollars,” said Houlahan.
Albright President Jacquelyn Fetrow told Science that she believes “SRI can help the college produce graduates with the technical skills and business savvy to revitalize a regional economy that has been shedding manufacturing and retail jobs for decades.”
While building visionary projects and products, SRI students learn about protecting their intellectual property and understanding business opportunities and high-value career paths that might be available as a result of their efforts. Nine past participants hold patents for their SRI work.