CMU receives $30 million energy research grant

Carnegie Mellon University today announced a gift of $30 million from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the university’s largest private foundation grant ever.
The grant will be used to “dramatically expand its strategic initiative to address energy research, education and innovation” and will enhance the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation’s efforts to coordinate activities throughout the university aimed at “improving energy efficiency and developing new, clean, affordable and sustainable energy sources,” a news release stated.