AAEA is an environmental organization founded in 1985 that is dedicated to protecting the environment, enhancing human, animal and plant ecologies, promoting the efficient use of natural resources, increasing African American participation in the environmental movement and promoting ownership of energy infrastructure and resources. We resolve environmental problems through the application of practical environmental solutions.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Gary Mignogna Is DOE's Ambassador for Minorities in Energy Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently selected Gary Mignogna, AREVA Inc. president and CEO, to serve as one of the Department’s ambassadors for the Minorities in Energy Initiative. Mignogna will serve as an ambassador through 2015. It is through partnerships such as this that DOE will sustain the highly skilled and diverse workforce that is vital to our low carbon energy future.
AREVA is an active partner with DOE in an effort to fully engage minority students, communities and businesses in the energy sector. DOE even has an Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. As the new President and CEO of AREVA, Gary Mignogna has affirmed his commitment to serve as an ambassador for DOE's Minorities in Energy Initiative and to help develop the next generation of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs by harnessing the power of America's talent and diversity.
Launched in September 2013, the Minorities in Energy Initiative furthers the Administration’s goal of increasing engagement in energy and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. As an ambassador, Mignogna will serve as an advocate for expanding the role of minorities in the energy sector. This includes raising awareness of STEM education, creating more robust partnerships between students and industry professionals, and improving understanding of energy issues. (AREVA)