GridEd seeks to extend its reach and emphasize power engineering education at the regional and local levels through Affiliate University membership. Affiliate Universities are sponsored by utility and industry advisors. Curriculum and course content developed by GridEd team partners will be dispersed to Affiliate Universities at a regional and local level. Additionally, students attending Affiliate Universities will be able to engage in GEARED activities via the GridEd Student Innovation Board and GEARED student conferences.
Roles and responsibilities for each Affiliate University include:
- Attend tech transfer events and seminars
- Provide feedback and input on activities, including curriculum review and core course content and material
- Send students to GEARED student conferences
- Enlist student representatives in the GridEd Student Innovation Board.