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Westinghouse Makes $3M Donation To UNC Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Westinghouse Electric Co. is making a $3 million donation to UNC Charlotte to boost the training of future engineers.

Westinghouse said Monday it is providing the gift to the university’s energy center.

The gift includes equipment, courses on topics such as nuclear fuel-handling design, and scholarships.

The school is finishing construction on a $76 million Energy Production and Infrastructure Center. The university’s civil, computer, electrical and environmental engineering departments will move to the building.

The gift includes two 30-ton cranes to use in a high-bay research and testing laboratory. The school also will receive equipment to help simulate fuel handling inside nuclear reactors as well as tools to help students learn how to use Westinghouse’s AP1000 nuclear reactor.

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