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Lane Community College
Thursday, August 3, 2017
LCC one of 11 colleges nationally selected for STEM mentorship project

image of Roger Ebbage talking with studentsEUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College and Roger Ebbage are among 11 colleges and faculty selected as mentors for the 2017-2019 MentorLinks Project sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges. Ebbage coordinates the energy management and water conservation programs and the Northwest Water & Energy Education Institute at Lane. The two-year project is funded by a $20,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Established in 2002, MentorLinks pairs experienced community college mentors with extensive experience in planning and implementing advanced technology programs with colleges seeking support to build, strengthen, and sustain new or existing science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) technician education programs.

The colleges and individual mentors were selected through a competitive peer review process and represent innovative projects in advanced manufacturing, engineering technology, environmental technology, information technologies, agricultural technology and cybersecurity.

Mentors will work closely with their college teams on activities such as curriculum development or redesign, industry engagement, faculty development, student recruitment and retention, and internships/experiential learning experiences development for both faculty and students.

AACC has managed the MentorLinks project since 2002. Since then, assistance to 44 colleges has resulted in the creation of more than 140 new courses, 21 new associate degrees, and 30 new certificates; development of several industry partnerships and internship sites; reported STEM program enrollment increases ranging from 14 percent to 350 percent; and the leveraging of over $4.5 million in additional grant funding.

For more information about the Lane Energy Management Program and NEEI go online at

For more information about the MentorLinks project, go online at

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