The University of Georgia (UGA) has established a campus-wide “Electric Mobility Initiative” that will provide seed funding for new projects and also bring together thought leaders to discuss innovative approaches to electric mobility across Georgia and the region.
As described in this recent news release, eligible activities include the development of educational programs such as an “eMobility Certificate” and research activities in battery re-use and recycling including the creation of a laboratory that will be housed in the new Interdisciplinary STEM Research Complex. Private support has already been obtained for faculty development, student projects and efforts to enhance the health and resilience of vulnerable communities.
UGA is also planning an “Electric Mobility Summit” April 28-29 that will bring together industry, educational institutions and government agencies to assess the state of electric mobility in Georgia and the region. Participants will discuss existing and future education programs to support workforce development and assess the economic impact of future electric transportation technologies in communities across Georgia.