Fairmont State University partner, First Energy, presented a $16,500 check this Thursday to improve the engineering technology lab equipment used for electronic testing during the school year.
Campus officials said the financial support from First Energy comes at an opportune time, as they prepare for a large incoming electrical and electronic engineering class.
“The check will allow us to purchases much needed equipment that will go into the classroom. This equipment though that they brought is equipment that will also support those efforts, but they are separate and apart, though they are congruent with each other.” Said Fairmont State’s president, Mirta Martin.
Martin said the university’s goal within the First Energy partnership is to create a competitive edge for students, so they are well equipped for the business world once they have graduated.